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Draft Sage-Grouse Conservation Plan.
Comments were due December 4. Program Director Janet Ellis is a member of the Governor's Council that developed this plan for Montana.
Thanks and we'll keep you posted.
Our IBA movie is down and to the right....
In Other Birds Radio Show:
This one hour radio show all about Montana birds in fall aired initially on Montana Public Radio in mid-September. Produced by Amy Cilimburg, we feature Kate Stone, Jill Alban, Chris Filardi, Janene Lichtenberg, and Kate Davis.
Depending on your web browser, you can listen below or via the In Other Words Website
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Our mission is to promote appreciation, knowledge and conservation of Montana's native birds, other wildlife, and natural ecosystems to safeguard biological diversity for current and future generations. Founded in 1976, Montana Audubon has built effective programs in public policy, education, and bird conservation to serve its members and Montana's nine community-based Audubon Chapters.
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Christmas Bird Count is coming
Tis the season to plan to join a Christmas Bird Count near you. Hook up with your birdy friends and contribute to citizen science. Counts are planned from Dec 14 - Jan 5 around Montana. We have maps, schedules, and fun facts here.
On Birding - Turkeys and Gratitude
"In this season of gratitude, let's remember to give some thanks for this magnificent and wild place, the blessing, that is our home." So ends Author David Cronenwett's essay on Wild Turkeys. Read past On Birding musings and bird-of-the-month essays, like Sage-Grouse.
Sign up for our eNewsletter or Magpie Muse
We send this out monthly: events, bird-of-the-month, and conservation actions. Give it a try! Read past issues, sign up, or check out our spring print newsletter, Magpie Muse, HERE.
Our latest Important Bird Area movie
Telling Stories, Connecting People, Conserving Birds. Eight minutes of Jim Brown and the Clark-Fork - Grass Valley IBA. Watch it here.
Birds and Mercury. Fall 2013
Osprey are one of many species who are affected by mercury in our water systems. Mercury, a legacy of our mining history,now comes from burning coal. Here's the story.
Missoula's Hidden Life of Water Film
Watch this 11 minute film about how water moves through Missoula, the energy it takes to move and treat it, and why it matters to our local birds and watershed. A collaboration with the Clark Fork Coalition and featuring thekids Coyote Choir.
Birds of Montana Book Project
Only eight accounts remain to be written, and they will be completed by November 2013!
Four new species added.
Annual Wings Across the BIg Sky Festival
Our 15th annual festival will be held June 6-8, 2014 in Bozeman, MT. Over 300 people joined us in Lewstown this past summer for great birding, conservation, and connections. Check out our annual AWARD WINNERS!
Montana Bird Distribution - it's here!
The 7th edition of PD Skaar's book is now available. This latest version provides an individual map for all 427 bird species observed in Montana and lots more. It's an amazing resource for those who really want to know where to find our birds. Get yours today!
Our Birds Call This Home - Brochure
We teamed up with Bitterroot Audubon and Five Valleys Audubon to craft a "Best Management Practices" brochure. Learn about living with birds along our riverine systems and our Important Bird Areas. It's all here.
Get Solar. And energy efficiency is hot.
Renewable energy is not all about wind farms -- check out our Solar Energy page and you just might be inspired to add panels to your rooftop.
Important Bird Areas Program - IBAs
Learn more about Audubon's 40 Important Bird Areas located across Montana. We have information, maps, site descriptions, and opportunities to volunteer. Head over to the IBA portal today.
Climate and Birds
Learn about vulnerable birds in a warming world. Link to the State of the Birds report and Montana perspectives HERE.
Kevin Rim IBA &- Rim Rock Wind Farm
What a year! We've worked to ameliorate concerns of a wind farm being developed close to a premier nesting raptor Important Bird Area. The company voluntarily moved 25 turbines to protect the birds. Read our press release, MOU with NaturEner, and learn more here.
More Audubon Films!
Watch our excellent video about building a home too close to a Montana stream: Falling for the Creek. Also view a short film about Sage Grouse & Conservation or Birds in the Madison Valley.
2013 State Legislature - We survived!
Thank you Janet for being our stellar lobbyist once again. A recap of conservation legislation and how bills - and our birds, wildlife, habitat and clean energy faired are here.
Montana's Birds of Prey. Fall 2013
The Bridger Raptor migration monitoring study, just north of Bozeman, just ended. Learn more about this cool project and findings from the past few years HERE.
Montana Bird Conservation Partnership
Montana Audubon is an active leader in this collaborative group, dedicated to conserving bird populations and habitats in our State. Learn more about the Partnership here.
Audubon Conservation Education Center
We have many programs that help kids and families get outdoors to learn, explore, and play. Check out the fall and winter activities offered at our Billings Center.
Streams & Wetland Protection
Learn what we are doing to protect streams and wetlands threatened by development. Three publications: Science & Stream Setback Size NOW available. Learn More.