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Festival 2014

Our 2014 Festival, co-hosted by Montana Audubon and Sacajawea Audubon Society, is coming to Bozeman, the Gallatin Valley, and surrounding areas. Brochures have been mailed; contact our office if you'd like one sent to you.


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Thanks to our festival superstar sponsors!

Northwestern Energy/Community Works
Owenhouse Ace Hardware
Bridger Bowl -- Holcim
American Prairie Reserve
Northern Great Plains Joint Venture
See out full list of sponsors here


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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.

Listen 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. Learn more


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White-tailed Ptarmigan On Birding - White-tailed Ptarmigan
Author David Cronenwett writes about the alpine zone and this amazing critter. Read more of his musings about birds, and conservation.


FestivalAnnual Awards at Our Festival
Our 15th annual festival will be held June 6-8, 2014 in Bozeman, MT. We are actively seeking nominations for our ANNUAL AWARDS. Four awards will be given out. Can you nominate just a deserving individual?



eNewsletterSign 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.

White-tailed Ptarmigan 2014 Festival Raffle Tickets.
Wings Across the Big Sky Raffle information is already avialble! Take a sneak peak at the generously donated raffle items for this year's festival (opens pdf)..

Long-billed Curlew - Mission Valley
Information about the Curlew and grassland conservation, together with links to brochures and more are all here.

Birds and Mercury
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.

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.

White-tailed Ptarmigan Important Bird Areas Program - IBAs
Learn more about Audubon's 40 Important Bird Areas. We feature cool stories, maps, site descriptions, and opportunities to volunteer.

Lewis's WoodpeckerSpecies focus - Lewis's Woodpecker
Learn more how citizen scientists in western Montana helped find nests for this Species of Concern, found in good numbers within our Bitterroot Valley and Clark Fork River Important Bird Areas. Findings, maps and more here.


grebeBirds of Montana Book Project
Species accounts have been completed, and work is underway on finishing introductory chapters and formatting species accounts! 

Water Film
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.


MBD bookMontana 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!



BMP BrochureOur 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.

sun cartoon 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.



Audubon Conservation Education Center

Our Billings Center has many programs this winter that get everyone outdoors to learn, explore, and play. Check these out and support our Center.




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Climate and Birds

Learn about vulnerable birds in a warming world. Link to the State of the Birds report and Montana perspectives HERE.



Rim Rock KevinKevin 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.


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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.



capital2013 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.


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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.



WetlandsStreams & 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.

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The Christmas Bird Count!
The CBC just wrapped up for the year. Thanks to all who joined. Lots of awesome images and fun reports from around the State In the News. We have fun facts here.



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