We use the best available science to ensure the survival of Montana's birds and other wildlife.
A growing body of research (McKinney, et al. 2012) indicates flowers are blooming earlier because of warming temperatures. Audubon’s Hummingbirds at Home program is designed to mobilize citizen scientists across the U.S. to bolster current research by documenting the feeding patterns of hummingbirds.
Learn more about the HBH project here.
Loon watch aims to monitor, protect and enhance critical loon habitat and populations around Montana. To determine the population characteristics of common loons and better understand their behavior, we need everyone to look for color band combinations that are on their legs.
Learn More about the Loon Watch program here. Montana Loon Society Website.
FeederWatch is a winter-long (November-April) survey of birds that visit feeders at backyards, nature centers, community areas, and other locales in North America. Participants periodically count the birds they see at their feeders and send their counts to Project FeederWatch. Your bird counts help you keep track of what is happening in your own backyard and help scientists track long-term trends in bird distribution and abundance.
Project WAfLS stands for Western Asio flammeus Landscape Study, it is an eight-state program designed to assess the population status, trends, and threats against the Short-eared Owls. This citizen science volunteer data is needed by conservation practitioners who want to design management actions that will reverse the Short-eared Owl population declines.