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


To Learn About Unusual Bird Sightings in Montana

The best place for information on common and unusual bird sightings throughout the state:

MOB: Montana’s Online Birding Forum

Bird Trails and Trip Planning

Montana Birding Trails

Other Planning Tools for Trips:

Montana-Specific Bird Books

Montana Birds by Caleb Putnam and Gregory Kennedy
This compact guide profiles 150 of Montana’s most abundant or notable bird species, illustrated in color. You’ll also find range maps, a quick reference guide that is organized into color-coded family groupings and a map of the state’s best birding sites. Lone Pine Publishing, Paperback, 176 pp, 2005.

Birds of Montana Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
Organized by color with state-specific range map, this is a field guide. Adventure Publications (MN), Paperback, 353pp, 2004.

Birding Montana (Paperback) by Terry McEneaney
Written by Terry McEneaney, the staff ornithologist for Yellowstone National Park, this book takes you on a tour of the best birding sites from the west slope of the Rock Mountains to the eastern prairies, including Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Globe Pequot Press, Paperback, 316pp, 1998.

Online Birding Resources


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