birdwatching - resources
Although there is much information on the internet on birdwatching, the following references provide Montana-specific information:
To Learn About Unusual Bird Sightings in Montana
Two sites provide information on unusual bird sitings throughout the state:
- Montana’s Online Birding Forum: click HERE >>
- Montana's State Bird Hotline Number: 406-721-9799
Bird Trails and Trip Planning
Montana Birding Trails
- Montana Birding and Nature Trail: click HERE >>
- Several parts of the state have developed birding trails. To access local guides, click HERE >>
Other Planning Tools for Trips:
Montana-specific Bird Books
because not everything is on the web.....
Montana Birds by Caleb Putnam (Author), Gregory Kennedy (Author)
This compact guide profiles 150 of Montana's most abundant or notable bird species, illustrated in color. You'll also find range maps, a quick reference guide that is organized into color-coded family groupings and a map of the state's best birding sites. Lone Pine Publishing, Paperback, 176 pp, 2005.
Birds of Montana Field Guide by Stan Tekiela
Organized by color with state-specific range map, this is a field guide. Adventure Publications (MN), Paperback, 353pp, 2004.
Birding Montana (Paperback) by Terry McEneaney (Author)
Written by Terry McEneaney, the staff ornithologist for Yellowstone National Park, this book takes you on a tour of the best birding sites from the west slope of the Rock Mountains to the eastern prairies, including Glacier and Yellowstone National Parks. Globe Pequot Press, Paperback, 316pp, 1998.