Missoula Birding

COVID-19 response

Owing to the pandemic COVID-19 we have canceled all chapter-sponsored events thru the end of May. Specifically:

  • At this writing—15 March—and because it is important to limit gatherings, all Chapter-sponsored meetings at the University are cancelled for April and May. We will try to reschedule our planned speakers for a future program. 
  • The Board Meetings will also be cancelled, and we will conduct business via our email google group or other online venue.
  • The Advanced Birding Workshop—the 4 remaining classes—are cancelled, and we hope to reschedule, perhaps next year, pending demand. If you would like these to occur, please let Larry know via phone or email
  • Chapter-sponsored field trips are cancelled.
  • If you want to go birding individually, great! Feel free to contact Larry or your other birding pals to see if he or they will be going birding—without carpooling—during this period.

Montana CBC results 2019-20

We tallied 233,758 individual birds from 33 circles; a cumulative 141 species on count day and 4 more during count week. Rare birds counted were the Western Tanager, Brown Thrasher, Green-tailed Towhee, Black-headed Grosbeak, and Lesser Goldfinch. Two species were added to the cumulative list for Montana CBCs – Western Tanager and Chukar. Continue reading

CANCELED – Advanced Birding Workshop

An advanced birding workshop is scheduled for February, March and April 2020. The workshop will include seven sessions on Thursday evenings from 7:00-9:30 pm at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office at 3201 Spurgin Road, Missoula.  Each session will … Continue reading

The Original Social Network

Professor Erick Greene and his students in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana are continuing a multi-year study into how birds communicate, using the latest tools to decipher not only alerts, but an amazing array of very specific messages. Continue reading

Free birding software

Pete Thayer offers free bird ID and life history software for Birds of North America for young birders As of September 21, 2018 any young birder in pre-K, grade school, middle school or high school will be able to download the new version … Continue reading