Birds in the Spotlight Archives

Festival Awards for Local Members

Longtime Chapter member Larry Weeks was recognized as Environmental Educator of the Year, for his outstanding commitment as our Community Naturalist for the past 13 years.  Larry is a retired pulp and paper technology engineer, who worked at the Smurfit-Stone … Continue reading

Bird Festival in Missoula June 3rd thru 5th

The Montana Audubon bird festival “wings across the big sky” will be held in Missoula June 3rd thru 5th 2016. We have a number of art events at the festival – both at the hotel and in galleries downtown. For more information see our festival page.
    Avian Art for Audubon




On our 2015 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 … Continue reading

Tricky Finch Identification

With the Christmas Bird Count coming up one of the things on your mind will no doubt be how to tell those pesky finches apart – you know, the ones that all kinda look the same. The folks at eBird have put together a handy guide that goes into the details to help you separate a House Finch from a Purple Finch from a Cassin’s Finch. You can download their 6-page pdf by clicking on the image below…

eBird finches