Birds & Science

We use the best available science to ensure the survival of Montana's birds and other wildlife.


Birds & Science Resources

  • Bird List of Montana 2018
  • Birds and Domestic Cats: American Bird Conservancy “Cats Indoors” program outlines the effects of cat predation on wild birds and what to do about it.
  • Cornell Lab of Ornithology Online Bird Guide
  • Montana Bird Conservation Partnership: The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership (MBCP) is a coalition of representatives from state, federal, and tribal agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector dedicated to conserving bird populations and habitats in Montana. Montana Audubon plays a leadership role.
  • Montana eBird: On this site you can access a great deal of Montana-specific bird information about species, recent checklists, local hotspots and links to data collected by thousands of other eBirders across the state.
  • Montana Invasive Species Council: The Montana Invasive Species Council was proactively created by the Montana Governor’s office in 2015 and tasked with identifying priority invasive species issues and making recommendations to improve invasive species management.
  • Montana Natural Heritage Program: expansive resource with facts on birds, including links to sites with more information on specific bird species.
  • MOB Montana–Montana’s Online Birding Group: Online Birding Forum.
  • MT WILD:  It’s operated by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, and invites visitors to enjoy the state’s outstanding fish and wildlife resources. Here you’ll find an engaging fish and wildlife exhibit, a live Montana fish aquarium, an outdoor picnic area, and all the information you need to enjoy Montana’s great outdoors.
  • National Audubon
  • State of the Birds in the United States: Current bird population trends across the country by year.
  • University of Montana Avian Science Center: The mission of the Avian Science Center is to promote ecological awareness and informed decision making through the collection, synthesis, and dissemination of science-based information on western birds.
  • University of Montana Bird Ecology Lab, UMBLE: The Bird Ecology Lab contributes to knowledge of avian ecology through a combination of original research, long-term and ecological effects monitoring, education, and community engagement.


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