Montana is home to over 400 bird species across an astonishing diversity of habitats.


Birding Montana

Montana Birdwatching  Hotspots

Montana Audubon’s Chapters have put out “birding hotspots” maps for certain locations in the state. Below you can access the current hotspots publications or websites:Bird Check Lists

State Bird ChecklistFinal Checklist cover

This April 2012 edition of the Checklist of Montana Birds is based on the 7th edition of Montana Bird Distribution. The state bird list is a cooperative project between the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks; Montana Audubon; the Montana Natural Heritage Program; and the Montana Bird Records Committee. Hard copies will be available free of charge at all FWP regional offices and the Helena headquarters, or you can download a copy below.

For best results, use legal-sized paper (8 ½ x 14 inches) and change your printer settings to landscape.

Checklist of Montana Birds, April 2012 version


Bird Sightings – Rare and Otherwise

Birders in Montana who want to report or learn about rare bird sightings in the state may easily do so on Montana eBird.


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