birds & science - resources
- Montana Bird Distribution: The Montana Bird Distribution website houses information on where birds are found in Montana.
- Montana Natural Heritage Program: facts on bird species, including links to sites with more information on specific bird species.
- Montana Bird Conservation Partnership: The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) is a coalition of representatives from state, federal, and tribal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector dedicated to conserving bird populations and habitats in Montana. Montana Audubon plays a leadership role.
- University of Montana Avian Science Center: The mission of the Avian Science Center is to promote ecological awareness and informed decision making through the collection, synthesis, and dissemination of science-based information on western birds.
- MOB Montana--Montana's Outdoor Birding Group: Online Birding Forum.
- Information on Birding and Ornithology in Idaho: A comprehensive online resource for wild birds and birding in the State of Idaho.
- Partners in Flight:
Partners in Flight Bird Conservation Plan Montana
Partners in Flight National Home Page: Partners in Flight / Compañeros en Vuelo / Partenaires d’Envol was launched in 1990 in response to growing concerns about declines in the populations of many land bird species, and in order to emphasize the conservation of birds not covered by existing conservation initiatives.
- National Audubon Society:
National Audubon Home Page
Information on West Nile Virus
Information on Important Bird Areas: The Important Bird Areas Program (IBA) is a global effort to identify and conserve areas that are vital to birds and other biodiversity.
Great Backyard Bird Count: The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual four-day event that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds to create a real-time snapshot of where the birds are across the continent.
Christmas Bird Count: The next and 109th Christmas Bird Count will take place between December 14, 2008 and January 5, 2009.
- Cornell Lab of Ornithology:
Cornell Lab of Ornithology Online Bird Guide
eBird: a joint program of Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Audubon. eBird allows birders to create and maintain personal birding lists. It also allows birders to retrieve lists of birds seen by others at a specific time or location.
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