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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 […]

6 / 23 / 11
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Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative Supports Grassland Bird Research

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, a partner on grassland bird research on the Montana Glaciated Plains, was awarded $60,000 for this work by the Plains and Prairie Pothole Landscape Conservation Cooperative in 2010. We recently received a second year of funding, $60,000 in 2011. These funds go directly to support our Grassland Bird Conservation on […]

6 / 23 / 11
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Bird Monitoring Funding Support from the Great Northern Landscape Conservation Cooperative

The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership and the emerging Idaho Bird Conservation Partnership have been awarded $65,000 for implementation of bird monitoring on private and riparian lands in Bird Conservation Region 10. Funds will be used to assess bird distribution and abundance on these traditionally under-sampled lands. These data will also be used by MBCP partners […]

6 / 23 / 11
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Funding Award from the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture

The Montana Bird Conservation Partnership has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Northern Great Plains Joint Venture to support partner participation and meeting costs. The MBCP provides a forum for coordination within and among the Joint Ventures to support all-bird conservation under the major bird initiatives and the Northern Great Plains, Prairie Pothole, and […]