Montana Audubon

Montana Audubon works at the local, state and national policy levels to protect our natural heritage.

Curlew Survey Volunteer Opportunities

The Curlew’s have been busy!

Hopefully you have had the good fortune of seeing or hearing a Long-billed Curlew on one of your birding adventures this year. Volunteers have been hard at work in the Helena, Mission, and Blackfoot Valleys looking for these large shorebirds, but we wanted to let you know there is still time for you to participate too! Surveys continue until May 31st.

Long-billed Curlews offer the perfect opportunity to involve citizen scientists, to collect more details on local curlew hotspots. It’s easy: survey routes consist of early morning road-side stops repeated every half mile. At each stop, you will get out of the car for five minutes and look and listen for curlews. Along the way you will collect important data on the time, habitat, and presence or absence of curlews.

The best way to get involved is to visit our survey website to view the routes available in the Mission Valley, Flathead Indian Reservation and Blackfoot and Helena Valleys: montanabirdsurveys.com. Here you will find survey details such as the protocol, data sheets, and route maps. You can also contact Amy Seaman if you would like a printed route packet. Feel free to take a partner, do a route more than once, or do more than one route. The Curlews are just waiting to be found!

To brush up on your Curlew identification before heading into the field visit Montana Audubon’s webpage for a link to the Curlew’s call and much more. Also visit Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s All about Birds.

For more information contact Amy Seaman: [email protected], 406.210.9449

Montana Audubon depends on your financial support

Montana 2018-2019 Legislative Session Voting Record

The following report and voting record summarizes Montana Audubon’s legislative priorities and outcomes during the…

Colonial Waterbird Report 2019

Read Montana Audubon Avian Technician Caroline Provost’s report from recent waterbird surveys in Ninepipe National…

View All Articles

Join Our Online Network

By joining our online network, you will receive timely conservation updates, action alerts, legislative news, our monthly eNews, information about upcoming events and more.

Make an Online Donation & Support Our Efforts

Montana Audubon depends on your financial support to continue our ambitious conservation work around the state.

Take Action

Take action on timely conservation issues Montana Audubon is engaged with. Your help will protect Montana’s birds and other wildlife into the future.

Join Our Online Network

Get updated on the latest Audubon programs and initiatives

Montana Audubon - © Copyright 2019 All Rights Reserved