The Black Turnstone breeds along the coast of Alaska, mainly on the central Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta (Handel and Gill 2001). This species winters along rocky shores of the Pacific Coast (Sibley 2014). In Montana, the Black Turnstone has a single recorded observation and is considered an accidental species (Montana Bird Distribution Committee 2012).
For a comprehensive review of the conservation status, habitat use, and ecology of this and other Montana bird species, please see Marks et al. 2016, Birds of Montana.