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5 / 17 / 12
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New Checklist of Montana Birds

The new and updated Checklist of Montana Birds is now available!  Download a pdf copy here.  This is set to print on 11″ x14″ paper.  Hard copies will be released at the Montana Audubon Wings Across the Big Sky Bird Festival in Kalispell, June 8-10, 2012.  The Montana Bird Distribution Committee prepared the updated checklist while completing the 7th edition of P.D. […]

11 / 14 / 11
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Short-eared Owl Migration Study

The Short-eared Owl has undergone a steep, long-term, and range-wide decline tantamount to a 71% reduction in population size since 1966.  From 1999-2009, the decline in the US accelerated to -7% annually.  Because of this, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and the US Fish and Wildlife Service jointly deployed 26 satellite transmiters on […]

10 / 6 / 11
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Lewistown Meeting Report

At the recent Montana Bird Conservation Partnership meeting in Lewistown, September 14-15, twenty-five of us journeyed to the Judith Gap Wind Energy Facility, owned and operated by Invenergy, a Chicago-based company.  John Bacon, on-site manager, gave us a field tour and even let us look inside a wind tower!  John answered many questions about tower siting, […]

10 / 4 / 11
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Golden Eagle working group meeting, November 29

The next golden eagle working group meeting will be in at the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 3 Office in Bozeman on November 29.  We will discuss management guidelines and a monitoring strategy for golden eagles in Montana.  Montana Golden Eagle Working Group June 30 meeting notes