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. Feel free to contact any Board or Committee member. The mailing address is YVAS, PO Box 1075, Billings MT 59103.

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.

To  learn more, visit the below link which can also be found under About Us.

2016 Activity Summary

October’s Monthly Program

Monday, October 16, at 7 p.m.

Mayflower Congregational Church 

Alicia Stickney of the Montana Department of Justice’s Natural Resource Damage Program will present an overview of Yellowstone River’s restoration plan that is now being implemented after the 2011 oil spill from ExxonMobil’s Silvertip Pipeline.  The 63,000 gallon oil spill occurred close to Laurel during the peak of a 35-year flood event. 

See the October Flyer for further details and information on the Potluck Dinner preceding the program.  See the Flyer link above for more details.  NOTE: Dorothy Bartlett will be hosting the dinner.  Her new phone number is 628-5058.

YVAS Receives Billings Community Foundation Grant!

The Rose Family Fund ($1,000) and the Matthews-Dousman Memorial Endowment of the Montana Community Foundation ($500) kindly donated generous gifts in partnership with BCF.  We are very grateful for their support.

The grant will be used to help cover gas costs to monitor and band Osprey nestlings along the length of the Yellowstone River, to rescue entangled Ospreys at nesting sites, and to locate nests on power poles that create potentially hazardous conditions.  This includes the Yellowstone River Basin from Gardiner to Miles City.  See the upcoming YVAS Flyer for more details in August.

“For Your Fall and Winter Birding Enjoyment” 

Binocular/Camera Straps are On Sale NOW!

$15 each or Two for $25

Your purchase supports YVAS’ Annual Conservation Grant that is awarded each spring to a school, organization or individual for a project that meets the YVAS Mission.  

They will be available at the Chapter Meetings and most field trips. You can also contact Pam Pipal at ppipal@charter.net or any board member.

 We want your photos! 

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