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
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
Here’s the field trip schedule for 2020 Continue reading
One of the local TV stations, KPAX, ran a nice article about Five Valleys Audubon Society recently. Bird watchers search for raptors in Ronan … Continue reading
Missoulian article by Cameron Evans, March 23, 2019 STEVENSVILLE — Trumpeter swans and tundra swans are difficult to tell apart. Trumpeter swans are larger than tundra swans and the area where the bill meets the head is V-shaped on trumpeter swans but … Continue reading
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
Duck enthusiasts, if you want to know a bunch about the Gadwall the you may be interested in a new e-book on the Natural History of the Gadwall by Tom Reaune. Happy reading!