Welcome to Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society
YVAS hosts a monthly program with a featured speaker September through May the 3rd Monday of each month (usually at 7:00 pm), at the Mayflower Congregational Church. Check the current Flyer for details. We welcome new members as well as business and occasional travelers to the Billings area who are interested in birds and bird habitat to join us.
YVAS sponsors field trips, ornithology classes, a Christmas Bird Count, and various conservation and educational projects. Visit us on Facebook – the link is in the upper right-hand corner.
For the current Bird Field Trip Schedule, click here
SPECIAL MAY PROGRAM WITH DR. JOHN MARZLUFF
MONDAY, MAY 16, AT 7:00 PM
FREE FOR YVAS SUPPORTING MEMBERS
$10 CHARGE FOR NON-MEMBERS
BECOME A MEMBER FOR $20 AND GET IN FREE*
Dr. Marzluff has published a number of books about birds and avian conservation. At least 12 of his titles are available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and elsewhere. Copies of his books can be ordered from those sources. If you are interested in obtaining one or more of his books and order early enough, Dr. Marzluff will be available at the May 16 meeting for book signings!
The 2016 March/April issue of “Audubon” magazine also features Dr. Marzluff’s research with crows in the article, “The Bird Brainiacs”. See the Flyer for more information.
*$20 membership fee does include your spouse and a YVAS membership for one year.
Are You Concerned About Loose Baling Twine and the Danger it Poses to Wildlife?
This past year, the YVAS Baling Twine Committee has been increasing public awareness to the dangers of loose twine in the environment, not only for wildlife but for domestic animals and the costly maintenance equipment, too.
The need to recycle baling twine is clear. Recycling is possible only if there is enough twine collected to fill a semi. A location to store this large amount of twine is needed before the BTC, or any organization, can proceed. Follow this link for more information.
Also see Osprey Monitor Project under Projects above for additional information.
Got Bird Photos? We’ll put’em Here.
Birding with YVAS
Sharp-shinned Hawk - D. Regele Resized
Cooper's Hawk - W. Crain
Sharp-tailed Grouse 2 - W. Crain
Grey Partridge - D. Bartlett snip
Common Redpoll 2 - W. Crain
Halfbreed Bound Shelter Belt - W. Crain
Flamingos 4 Mexico - R. Hill
Terns and Cormorants Mexico - R. Hill
Flamingo Duet - R. Hill
Halfbreed Lake - W. Crain
Halfbreed for Golden Plover 4 - W. Crain
Townsend's Solitarie - W. Crain
Blue Jay - W. Crain
Blue Jay vs Com Grackle 1 - W. Crain
W. Crain - Red-eyed Vireo -
W. Crain - Ovenbird
W. Crain - American Redstart
R. Hill - Red-Tailed Hawk
Joanne Perlman - Mourning Dove
Joanne Perlman - Mourning Doves
R. Hill - Bobolink
R. Hill - Long-billed Curlew 2
R. Hill -Wilson's Phalarope
S. Regele - Dusky Flycatcher and Nestlings
W. Crain - Wilson's Snipe
W. Crain - Swainson's Thrush
W. Crain - Violet- green Swallow
R. Hill - Common Nighthawk
W. Crain - Black-chinned Hummingbird
W. Crain - Sora
W. Crain - Western Tanager (2)
W. Crain - Western Tanager
W. Crain - Golden Eagle
W. Crain - Lark Sparrow
W. Crain - Yellow Warbler
W. Crain - Short-eared Owl
Rebecca Shirley - Great-horned Owl 2
Rebecca Shirley - Great-horned Owlets 1
W. Crain - Green-tailed Towhee (2)
W. Crain - Green-tailed Towhee
W. Crain - Loggerhead Shrike
R. Hill - Bear Canyon Caravan June 2015
R. Hill - Bear Canyon Birders June 2015
R. Hill - Blue-tailed Gnatcatcher
S. Regele - Calliope HB on Nest
S. Regele - Calliope HB Nestlings
Cooper's & English Sparrow
Horned Lark 3 - W. Crain
Rough-legged Hawk 2 - W. Crain
American Bittern Jeannette Davis cropped
American Bittern2 Jeannette Davis cropped
Linder - Royal Terns resized
Northern Shoveler by W. Crain
Rough-legged Hawk by J. Tasey
White-breasted Nuthatch by W.Crain
Turkey Vulture 2 by W. Crain
American Dipper by W. Crain - Copy
Lincoln Sparrow by W. Crain
Plumbeous Vireo Nest 4 by W. Crain
Plumbeous Vireo 2 by W. Crain
Northern Saw-Whet by M. Restani 10-19-14
Sandhill Cranes by W. Crain
Yellow-rumped Warbler by W. Crain
Long-tailed Duck 1 by G. Mowat