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Brayton, Lea
The Raptor Center reaches out.  Read more >>
Raptors, birds of spring, birding in Montana, Outside Bozeman
Brayton, Lea
Digging the birds in our big sky? Check out these opportunities to spot more birds around the Bozone this spring. Read more >>
Sinay, Ken
A few years ago I was guiding a family in Yellowstone National Park and, as usual, we were focused on bears. But while having a picnic under a big Douglas fir, we were all startled to see a red-tailed hawk drop down into the sagebrush about 15 yards away. Read more >>
Reuss, Dave
Harrison Lake, aka Willow Creek Reservoir, just east of Harrison in the Madison Valley, is now formally an Important Bird Area (IBA)—the 40th IBA in Montana. Read more >>
Smith, Greg
It’s not really spring until the birds return. Read more >>
Leahy, Mike
Walking through a Jefferson County ranch one summer day, I inadvertently flushed a great horned owl. Before I could clear out so she could return to her roost, two ravens and a golden eagle swooped in from above. Read more >>
England, Mike
In wildlife-rich Montana, it’s common to spot a cool raptor flying overhead—but how often can you identify it? Was it a hawk or falcon? Swainson’s or red-tailed? Prairie or peregrine? Read more >>
Kelly Stoll
The comeback kid of the sky. Read more >>
Frost, Melissa
Here's the latest from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks.Enough is Enough Read more >>
Kociolek, Angela
I felt a little out of place without a fly rod. Read more >>
Orem, Tina
If you've seen the film Winged Migration, you may already be familiar with the humbling feeling that comes with really noticing the remarkable endurance of migratory birds. Read more >>
Great Horned Owl
Radd Icenoggle
Having just closed the Jeep door, my eyes haven't yet adjusted to the inky indigo darkness of the March night. There is just enough moon to illuminate the snow with an odd bluish glow. Read more >>
Becker, Mike
"One must have a mind of winter," the poet Wallace Stevens says, to “see the nothing that is not there and the nothing that is.” If you hike along the frosty water outside Bozeman this winter, you won't need much imagination to discover lots of bird activity beneath the glitter of the January sun Read more >>
Becker, Mike
In the deep green world of its backcountry, a hiker with a small pair of binoculars and an alert nature will get to know, up close and personal, many of the birds of Yellowstone Park. Read more >>
Mann, David
Hiking Montana's mountain trails is enjoyment in and of itself, but when you add the thrill of birding, it takes on a whole new level of wonder and excitement – like turning a lazy, late-afternoon river float into a safari expedition. Read more >>
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