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Mourning Dove - Photo Credit: Frank DeKort

Mourning Dove

by Linda de Kort What better bird to feature in the month of St. Valentine than our native “lovebird”, the Mourning Dove, Zenaida macroura. Mourning Doves will soon begin their breeding season, and their courtship behavior and devotion to each other is legendary. Some of the male Mourning Doves have been able to remain here […]

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Varied Thrush Photo Credit: Will Young

Eureka Christmas Bird Count 2015 Results

by Lewis Young The 23nd annual Eureka Christmas bird count was held on Sunday December 20 in mild weather.  We are one of about 30 counts in Montana that are part of National Audubon Society’s long running citizen science Christmas Bird Counts. Twenty people went to the field and 19 people counted at their feeders.  […]

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Eurasian Collared Dove

By Ben Young And the winner for the North American “Bird of the Decade” award is . . . the Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto). That was my determination at the turn of the decade, and I’d make a case for it three years later. Likely no other bird species on record has stormed the North […]

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