- A-Z Animals
Montana has 442 bird species acknowledged and accepted by the Montana Bird Records Committee or MRBC. Around 101 are rare; eight are introduced, and ten are in the supplemental list since there is uncertainty regarding their existence because of insufficient records. Some rare birds of Montana include the Baikal teal, Mexican duck, and tufted duck.
The ferruginous hawk and other hawk species dwelling here are among the large birds of Montana. On the other hand, the calliope hummingbird measuring around three inches alongside the sparrows and finches, are the state’s small birds.
The western meadowlark, a widespread songbird, has been officially designated as Montana’s state bird since 1931.
Birds of Prey: Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper’s Hawk, Northern Harrier, Broad-Winged Hawk, Swainson’s Hawk
All-year-round: Red-winged Blackbird, Black-billed Magpie, Mountain Bluebird, House Finch, House Sparrow
In Summer: Baird’s Sparrow, Mountain Plover, Black Rosy-Finch, Dusky Grouse, Sprague’s Pipit
In Winter: Snow Bunting , Rough-legged Hawk, Gyrfalcon, Northern Shrike, Snowy Owl