Montana Audubon

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

Breeding Bird Surveys 2019

The prairies and badlands were pleasantly calm during the second week of June when I set out to complete my annual survey of three central Montana Breeding Bird Surveys. After six years of surveys, annual variation has become apparent, and as many avid birders have noticed this year, things seem “behind”. As an example, this year
was the first surveying the Forsyth route when the cottonwoods cotton wasn’t already falling. In fact, all of the cottonwood fruits remained shiny green in color, and the typical frenzy of Lark Sparrows feeding on the tufted cottonwoods seeds would have to wait. Temperatures kept below 70 Fahrenheit during the counts, and calm winds supported excellent hearing conditions a welcomed and infrequent occurrence on the open prairie.

Read the complete report here: 2019 Breeding Bird Survey Report

Montana Audubon depends on your financial support

The Bird & the Herd: Sage Grouse and Ranching in Carter County

This story comes to us via the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Montana Department…

Autumn Raptor Workshops Scheduled

Join Montana Audubon for a Raptor Identification or Raptor Photography Workshop in the Helena area…

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