The Montana Audubon bird festival “wings across the big sky” will be held in Missoula June 3rd thru 5th 2016.
On the cover of the brochure is Kate Davis’s lovely picture of a bald eagle over the Bitterroot River.
For more information see our festival page.
birds in the spotlight archives
On our Christmas Bird Count, on December 19th, Jim Brown found a Fieldfare a few miles west of Missoula. This is the first record of the species in Montana. This picture of the bird is from Forrest Rowland’s facebook page. … Continue reading
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
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
recent field activities archives
The Philip L Wright Memorial Research Awards are offered to encourage student-initiated research in wildlife-related subjects, and to support what might be their initial effort at field research. In 2015 the awards committee received proposals from ten University of Montana … Continue reading
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
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
other bird happenings around Missoula archives