Contributing to the Knowledge of Avian Ecology

The UM Bird Ecology Lab contributes to knowledge of avian ecology through a combination of original research, long-term and ecological effects monitoring, education, and community engagement.

Our committed and passionate scientists actively seek out and use the best available protocols, field techniques and data analysis methods to assess ecosystems in a rapidly changing world.


Bird Species Recorded in the State of Montana 

as of July 10, 2023

See the official state list of Montana birds here



Birds Banded by UMBEL Since 2006


Read about the North American Bird Banding Program here


Tracking Devices Deployed on 9 Species

to better understand bird movement

Learn more about the Motus Tracking System and follow our birds here