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  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


*** CHANGE OF DATE FOR THE CLARK FORK WMA-BLUE WATER FISH HATCHERY BIRDING TRIP ***

The Clark Fork WMA-Blue Water Fish Hatchery Birding Trip has been rescheduled for Saturday, September 24.  It will not be October 1 as shown on the 2016-2017 Field Trip Schedule. Meet at the Rocky Parking Lot at 8:00 am.  


Black Rosy-Finch Survey

Megan O’Reilly, Wildlife Biologist with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, has made the High Alpine Multi-Species Survey Methodology Priority Species – Black Rosy-Finch – available for anyone to review and to encourage participation from YVAS members.  If you are interested in participating, please review this Methodology and contact Megan at moreilly@mt.gov or 406-247-2966 or 406-794-6154.  

High Alpine Survey Methodology Report 2016


Are You Concerned About Baling Twine and the Danger it Poses to Wildlife?

The YVAS Baling Twine Committee has been focusing on two goals for the past two years.  One has been to increase public awareness to the dangers of loose twine in the environment, not only for Ospreys but for all wildlife and domestic animals. However, Ospreys seem to have had more fatalities due to baling twine than most other animals in Montana.     

The second goal of the YVAS Baling Twine Committee is to establish, or help to establish, a recycling program for baling twine in the Billings area and along the Yellowstone River. A location to store a 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. 


 

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