Birdwatching is one of the fastest growing recreations in the United States. Ask any birder and they will be able to tell you why: the enjoyment that comes from being outdoors, the satisfaction of learning about the natural world, and the pleasure of seeing an unexpected flash of color in the trees. This section includes statewide information on where to go to see birds, how to find out what other birders are seeing, birding trips led by Montana Audubon, and more.
Information on Christmas Bird Counts or other citizen science opportunities is here.
- TOURS: Information on Montana Audubon tours.
- MONTANA BIRD FESTIVAL: Montana Audubon's annual festival will be held in Lewistown, June 7- 9, 2013. Find out more!
- BIRDING MONTANA: Check out this page for information on good places to bird in the Montana, to download official bird lists, and to join the Montana Outdoor Birding listserve where bird sightings are reported daily.
Birdwatching in Montana is popular. July 2009. The Fish and Wildlife Service released a report that
shows one of every five Americans watches birds, and in doing so, birdwatchers contributed $36 billion to the U. S. economy in 2006. And guess what? Montana ranks #1 with a 40% participation rate! Read the press release which includes links to the full report.