Hummingbirds are one of Montana’s most sought after bird sightings in early spring. Social media rings with the question: “Does anyone have any hummingbirds yet?” almost frantically, and every passing glance stolen out a window is rimmed with the anticipation of seeing a small, darting figure.
The first day of spring has come and gone on the calendar, which means that here in Montana, we’re just getting through mud season and the last errant snowstorms. While we hem and haw over how to dress for the weather this time of year brings, the birds have already made up their minds and […]
Recent news that North America’s bird populations have declined by some 3 million birds is a stark reminder that we must focus our attention on the continent’s most critical bird habitats. Riparian wetlands comprise less than 3 percent of the entire Western United States, yet support almost 90 percent of bird species during portions of […]