Christmas Bird Count

Our Christmas Bird Count is held mid December. Here are some resources on bird ID that are relevant to our area. Also some history…

A Field Guide to a Warmer Future

Audubon’s Christmas Bird Counts, conducted for over 100 years, have shown changes in bird distribution as our climate changes. Read about birds and a warmer future on Audubon’s website. You can also download their report as a pdf. … Continue reading

2016 Montana CBC Results

Montana’s Christmas Bird Count (CBC) #117 was one of our coldest ever.  Several counts had to reschedule due to temperatures well below 0 degrees F.  In fact, 3 of 34 circles did not hold their counts.  In spite of challenging … Continue reading

Guide to tricky bird ID

Want to figure out if it’s a Sharp-shinned Hawk or a Cooper’s Hawk you’re looking at? A Downy or a Hairy Woodpecker? Or which of those pesky finches it is? If so, you may want to check out Cornell Lab … Continue reading