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Bird Sightings

Your Sightings Provide Important Data For Conservation Efforts

It is incredibly valuable for birders to share their Montana bird sightings and lists. Collectively, this helps contribute to our understanding of where birds live and how their distribution and populations change over time. There are various methods to report; use whichever system you find most effective and convenient. These different programs collaborate and share.

  • eBird. This real-time, online checklist program is a collaboration between Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. An easy way to submit your bird checklists, it’s now one of the largest biodiversity data resources. Click here to visit eBIRD.
  • Montana Natural Heritage Program’s Map Viewer. Within this system there are different ways to submit your bird data. Find the one that works best for you. Data the Heritage Program receives are quickly utilized in on-the ground-conservation and used for the Montana Bird Distribution database. (to our MBD web page).
  • Adopt a QQLL. This Montana Audubon effort to engage Montana’s talented birders is another way to contribute to P. D. Skarr’s Montana Bird Distribution book.


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