John James Audubon (1785–1851) was an ornithologist, wildlife artist, and naturalist. Born in the West Indies, he grew up in France. He came to the United States at age 18 and began studying birds. He traveled from Florida in the south, to Labrador, Canada, in the north, and to the Yellowsto…

The University of Montana’s Avian Science Center collects, synthesizes and communicates knowledge about birds and their ecosystems for the conservation of natural resources. This mission often translates to analyzing the approaches used to collect information about birds, improving the scien…