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Montana Bird Distribution, 7th Edition

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The Montana Bird Distribution (MBD) database and associated publications is a collaborative effort among Montana Audubon, MFWP, and the Montana Natural Heritage Program to maintain up-to-date information on the status and distribution of Montana's bird species. The first edition of MBD was published in 1975, and the MBD database was developed in 1991.

Copies of the book are available ($15 postage paid) from:

  • Montana Audubon

  • PO Box 595
  • Helena, MT 59624-0595
  • (406) 443-3949

Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana, 2004

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Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana, 2004 , by J.K. Werner, B. Maxell, P. Hendricks, and D. Flath. Mountain Press Publishing Company, Missoula, Montana. This is the first complete field guide to all the species found in Montana. The identification of each species, including eggs and tadpoles, is illustrated through beautiful photographs and drawings. This book can be purchased directly from Mountain Press.

Educational Posters

Frogs & Toads of Montana poster logo. Salamanders of Montana poster logo.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has partnered with the Montana Natural Heritage Program to develop educational posters on some very cool nongame wildlife found in Montana.

Visit a local FWP office to pick up one of these: 1) Salamanders of Montana, 2) Frogs and toads of Montana, 3) Turtles of Montana, 4) Owls of Montana, or 5) Bats of Montana.

Mammals of Montana, 2012

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The Mammals of Montana, second edition, 2012, by Kerry R. Foresman is a revision of the original work published in 2001. The need for the revision was due in large part to a focused interest on mammals by state and federal agencies (Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks, the Montana Natural Heritage Program, the USDA Forest Service, the US Fish and Wildlife Service, and Glacier Nation Park) as well as continued research by the author and his graduate students at the University of Montana. In this revised edition, an effort has been made to not only update the information but to present it in a more useable manner.

The Wild Mammals of Montana, 2001

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The Wild Mammals of Montana, 2001, by Kerry R. Foresman. American Society of Mammalogists, Special Publication No. 12. This book is the first comprehensive account of the mammals of Montana to provide detailed information on all 108 species. Range maps, helpful illustrations and color photographs make The Wild Mammals of Montana a valuable resource for professional biologists as well as those with no formal biological training. Although the development of this book was not supported by Nongame Wildlife Checkoff funds, The Wild Mammals of Montana is highly recommended. Dr. Kerry Foresman is a Professor of Biology and Wildlife Biology where he has taught mammalogy for the past 16 years.