Montana Animal Field Guide
The Montana Natural Heritage Program zoologists, working in partnership with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP) recently completed a major upgrade to the on-line “Animal Field Guide”, a joint project of the two programs. This encyclopedic website combines information from the Natural Heritage Program databases and FWP to provide extensive, detailed profiles of nearly 650 species of vertebrate animals in Montana, including fish, birds, mammals, reptiles and amphibians.
The Animal Field Guide offers a broad range of information, including species description and recognition, range, habitat, reproduction, food habits, ecology and management, and references. Photos, Montana range maps, and in some cases sounds, are also provided. Users can view lists of species by animal group or search by name.