The Montana state bird is the western meadowlark–but, how many kids know what one looks like? Here’s a picture:
(via Wild About Birds)
How about other Montana birds? How good is our youth at identifying them, and how much do you really know about birds in Montana?
Well, there is a great way to educate youngsters entering grades 5 through 8 during the 2018-2019 school year on birds and their habits. An upcoming program with Last Chance Audubon on Saturday, June 8th called Birding 101 at the Montana WILD Education Center (2668 Broadwater Ave, next to Spring Meadow Lake State Park off Highway 12 West–for more information call 444-9944) features a morning bird walk, learning about feathers and flights, bird song, migration, and conservation. The program starts at 8:00 a.m. and will last for three hours.
Get kiddos excited about birds!
(information via MT FWP; feature photo via g2g Outside)