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The Cure for Binocular Neck: Birding in Montana

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In the valley of the Yellowstone and Boulder Rivers, snuggled up against Rocky Mountain ranges, sits the little western town of Big Timber, Montana. The highest mountain in Montana, Granite Peak at 12,799 feet, is just south in the Absaroka Mountain Range. All of the neck-strain-free birds below breed in Montana. Ruffed Grouse.

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Montana is Owl Country

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This year, that award was presented to Denver Holt , a Montana scientist and bird guide and thus, if I may be presumptuious, my homeboy. The ORI maintains a research station in the Mission Valley of Western Montana, neighboring the Ninepipes National Wildlife Refuge. but a particularly outstanding one here in western Montana.

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The Hummingbirds of Western Montana

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The Montana Field Guide, a helpful online compendium provided by the state government, lists seven species. Are invisible. I mean, I know they’re out there. Three of those — the Black-chinned , Calliope , and Rufous Hummingbirds — breed in the Missoula area.

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Viva Montana

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New York has wonderful birds. I love New York’s birds with a passion, from the parti-colored pigeons to the spring warbler fiesta to Jamaica Bay’s herons and ibises (but not the sandpipers. Never the sandpipers.).

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The Amazing Exploding Dove Meets Montana

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With a hardiness that belies their delicate looks (but helps explain their phenomenal success), these pioneering pigeons are already sitting on eggs at at least one location in Montana. Hochachka noted that one had spent the winter “as far north as eastern Montana&#. Whatever they used to be, they are now a bird of Montana.

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Serial Poachers Devastate Montana

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This article describes the devastation being inflicted on Montana's wildlife by serial poachers. Tags: wildlife crime fish and wildlife montana poaching us trophy hunting. It's also an insight into how serial poachers think.

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Horse Slaughterhouses Face Hurdles in Montana

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Looks like Montana's state government is heading towards the approval of horse slaughterhouses, but there are hurdles at the federal level. Tags: meat montana horses USDA Slaughterhouse us. The only real markets for horsemeat are overseas and product must be inspected by the USDA before it can be shipped outside the US.

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