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Birds in the Spotlight

Montana eBird Challenge


Hello everyone, Welcome to the montanachallenge2015! Five Valleys Audubon is excited for the possibilities (and the birds) that this fun challenge will reveal. The main goal is to promote eBird use across the state of Montana. There are many birders in … Continue reading

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Recent Field Activities

Great Gray Owl at Maclay Flat

great gray owl

Sixteen hardy bird-seekers navigated the icy trails and the trees at Maclay Flat today in wet weather but not the heavy rain and high winds forecast – they arrived about an hour after we were done. The highlight of the … Continue reading

Lee Metcalf NWR Field Trip

marsh wren
photo by Pat Little

by Terry McEneaney… On March 30, 2013, a group of over two dozen participants traveling in two waves descended on Lee Metcalf Refuge to shake off the winter cobwebs. Collectively we tallied slightly over or near 66 species of birds. … Continue reading

Freezout Lake Field Trip

snow geese at Freezout Lake

by Terry McEneaney… The year 2013 marks my 45th year of going to Freezout Lake to view the spring migration of Snow Geese. Interestingly enough, 2013 marks the 20 year anniversary of my book Birding Montana. My how time flies. … Continue reading

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Other Bird Happenings Around Missoula

“Pledge To Fledge”


Hey, you birders out there… From April 25th to April 29th, birders across six continents will inspire a broader public appreciation for birds by bringing friends and other non-birders out to truly see and enjoy birds for the first time.  These birders will share their efforts with … Continue reading

A New Nature Shop Opens in Missoula

kids corner

There is a new nature store open in Missoula. Mat Seidensticker and Peggy Persico have opened the Naturalist’s Mercantile at 131 E. Main St (phone 406-544-0227). It’s not that far from where the old Birdwatcher’s Country Store was. They carry … Continue reading

Great Backyard Bird Count 2013

participate in the Great Backyard Bird Count

The 16th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) runs from  February 15th thru February ­18th 2013. Participating is easy: Simply watch birds for at least 15 minutes at the location of your choice on one or more of the count days, estimate the … Continue reading

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