The Scarlet Tanager breeds in eastern North America from the southern Canadian Provinces south to the northern Gulf Coast states (Sibley 2014). In Montana, this species has a few records over the past decade (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.
Direct Evidence of Breeding
Indirect Evidence of Breeding