Serving North Central Montana since 1981
Become a Member
We invite you to become a member of the local Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon. Members enjoy mutual support and an increased awareness of birds and habitat.
Wings Across the Big Sky—2023
Mark your calendars for June 9-11, 2023. Montana’s premier birding festival is coming to Great Falls next summer! Wings Across the Big Sky sponsored by Montana Audubon and co-hosted by our own Upper Missouri Breaks Audubon group is a 3-day festival that includes dozens of ﬁeld trips, a kid-friendly family event, and a keynote presentation.
Missouri River Journal
Our May issue is now available to read online. Visit the Newsletter page to read it and past issues.
Bird Sightings for April 2023
Feb 28 – Tuesday morning (2/28) when I made a quick trip out to the West Bank area the ﬁrst thing I saw were 8 big, bulky, upright standing birds…. all Bald Eagles. They were a mix of all ages. There were 150 Canada Geese and more coming in to land at the tip of the big island even with the eagles standing around. It wasn’t long until one eagle took oﬀ, then another and then ALL the geese lifted oﬀ, soon there was just one eagle. There were some other people walking in the direction of the geese that may have triggered the mass exodus of geese and eagles. Later that afternoon, my husband ﬁlled the feeder and stood still while Chickadees descended on the feed- er. He said he counted 20!!! Usually, we will see 4-6 at a time. – Beth Hill
Preventing Window Strikes
How this “Bird-Friendly Yard” Site is Different
Most bird-friendly yard websites only urge homeowners to add native plants to increase songbird survival. Of course, this site does also. But the other sites do not show homeowners how to make their yard safe for birds. This website does.
How to Choose a Bird Window Collision System: Compare costs, effectiveness
By Jim Cubie
A real-time, online checklist program, eBird and Montana Audubon have set up a unique page just for Montana bird sightings.