Southwest Montana Kestrels – A Status Update

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American Kestrels have long been North America’s most abundant bird of prey but over recent decades their numbers have declined precipitously. For that reason I pay particular notice to kestrel numbers when I return to the same area year after year and because I spend so much time in southwest Montana that region is near the top of my “kestrel watching” areas. [...]

Preening Trumpeter Swan On Montana’s Elk Lake

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I won’t soon forget being allowed so close to these wild, quintessential swans that came so very close to extinction. [...]