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Please note that most Birdingpals are serious birdwatchers. It is a privilege to contact them, and your message should reflect it. A local Pal does not get paid, but should he/she offer to take you out birding, using their own vehicle, it would be courteous to pay for the fuel. A lunch and/or a small gift would also be appropriate, something as simple as a souvenir of your country, or a pin from your local birding club.
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Initial Last Name Area Available Language
S and R Stevens Billings Anytime English
J Kauffeld Bozeman Anytime English
I'm a retired wildlife biologist. I spent most of my federal career managing waterfowl, and prairie wildlife with an emphasis on birds. I'm an avid photographer and love to photograph birds and wildlife. The Gallatin River Valley and surrounding mountains have a wide diversity of bird species.

 
LA Harris Bozeman Anytime English

Interests: birdwatching, nature, photography, hiking, tourist sites, butterflies, concerts, train, travel, biking, surf, beach museum, long walks, wine, horse, race sports, theatre, fishing, architecture, boat, ski ,sky dive, swim, social

Areas: East Gallatin Recreation Area, Cottonwood Reservoir, Missouri Headwaters State Park, Mt. Ellis, Sourdough Nature Trail, Cherry River Fishing Access

Area Birds: Green-tailed Towhee, Calliope Hummingbird, American Three-toed Woodpecker, Williamson's Sapsucker, Bohemian Waxwing (winter), Gray Partridge (winter), Brewer's Sparrow, Mountain Bluebird, Western Meadowlark, Lazuli Bunting, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, Least Flycatcher, Golden Eagle

Note: I have been birding for about 17 years, mainly in Washington State and Montana. I lead field trips for my local Audubon chapter. I also monitor a bluebird trail of 49 boxes and am a licensed bander (ringer).

 
B McConnell Darby Anytime English
Great birding in the Bitterroot Valley and on 26,000 acre CB Ranch. Migratory birds, alpine, high plains, pine forest, water birds, birds of prey. Life-long birding enthusiast and traveller. triplecreekranch.com Warning: Peterson Field Guide addiction.
J Carlson Fort Peck Anytime English, some Spanish
I am a wildlife biologist in northeastern Montana. I grew up here and know the local birding areas well.



Professional Guides

If you contact a professional Birdingpal guide you must be prepared to pay a fee for guiding services.

Initial Last Name Area Available Language
E Hoeme Bigfork Weekend English
We guide in Western Montana, in the Bison Range NWR, which includes a number of birding hotspot management areas: Duck Haven, Kicking Horse and Ninepipes. We see all sort of Montana waterfowl, shorebirds, passerines and raptors. We try to create trips specific to the birds our customers want to see.
Our prices are as follows: Single day - one person: $73/person. two people: $64/person. three people: $59/person. four or more people: $55/person.
We also have overnight tours which include owl searching. Please call ahead of time for these trips.
Telephone 8am to 8pm: (319)321-4288

Local Information
Name Description
Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Montana
Local weather Yahoo
Montana Audubon Society Club
Bitterroot Audubon Society Club
Five Valleys Audubon Society Club
Flathead Audubon Society Club
Last Chance Audubon Society Club
Mission Mountain Audubon Society Club
Pintler Audubon Audubon Society Club
Sacajawea Audubon Society Club
Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society Club
Birding Hotspots around the world Sites

Last update 04/02/2014