I’ve been birding a few hours here and there in three areas bordering each other along the Yellowstone River — the Riverfront Park, Norm Schoenthal Island, and the Montana Audubon Center. The birds don’t know any fence boundaries, and all three places have been quite rewarding with awesome trails and a great variety of birds!
The Lazuli Bunting was a gem of a surprise for me; not only becoming #236 on my bird lifer list 💃, the males are handsome beauties!
Lazuli Bunting (male)
This bunting’s range is most of the western half of the United States.