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Get in the field with Montana Audubon Society

The Montana Audubon Society has several events around Montana this summer to keep you outdoors and engaged in wildlife.

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Montana Audubon continues its search to discover just where the eastern, and undoubtedly urban, Chimney Swift is active and breeding.

During the past two years Montana Audubon has found almost 20 new nesting locations, but they are looking to learn more about their true range in Montana.

There are dozens of eastern Montana locations in need of survey, and in fact, every eastern Montana county has at least a half-dozen potential sites. Chimney Swifts can take you to any quaint Montana town with a medium to large brick or stucco chimney.

Participants in the Chimney Swift field survey will learn about all of Montana’s swifts, Chimney Swifts, and citizen monitoring techniques; then you can put that training to the test any evening during June or July. The training will last approximately two hours and will go over all the materials needed to have a successful field survey. 

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Raptors are fast, often cast in shadow, and seen at a great range of distances. Therefore, photographing them presents the artist with unique challenges despite spectacularly scenic backdrops.

MONTANA AUDUBON OFFERS a chance to learn how to photograph raptors like a professional. Join the GEMS (Golden Eagle Migration Survey) program for a raptor photography workshop in the Big Belt Mountains Sept. 26-27.

lf you are interested in any of the Montana Audubon programs, contact Amy or Carmen at or Carmen at

With Montana's landscapes stirring back to life, it is time for the Montana Audubon's annual Birdathon, Montana's Audubon's largest and most important fundraiser of the year! The birding portion will take place over 24 hours starting June 26, with bird species to be recorded by Montana Audubon staff and board members, with the fundraising campaign to continue through at least July 11.

To give a specific amount or submit a per-bird pledge, visit our Birdathon webpage. To give via our Facebook Fundraiser and to share this effort with your friends, log into your Facebook account and click here.

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