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

December’s Special Presentation

Bob Landis, Renowned Videographer of Wildlife in YNP

Monday, December 18, at 7 p.m.

Mayflower Congregational Church 

Bob will show clips from two new programs, GRIZZLY COUNTRY and WHITE WOLF.  New sequences include Bald Eagles in a talon lock, gray wolf encountering coyotes at a kill, the magic of Blacktail Ponds in Yellowstone National Park (Bob’s ongoing project) and of course, those amusing otter clips.  The program will also feature clips from his 2017 fall trip to film Alaskan brown bears that have a unique way of catching salmon.

Doors open by 6:30 PM and the 45-minute presentation will begin at 7:00 PM with questions, answers and discussion following the presentation.  YVAS members are free.  There will not be a potluck dinner.

Non-members can choose to buy a one-year family membership for $20 or pay $10 per adult without the benefit of a YVAS membership.  Registered students can choose to buy a one-year student membership for $10 or pay $5 without the benefit of the YVAS membership.  Membership applications can be found on the back of YVAS Flyers (link above) or under the Memberships tab above.  Applications will also be available at the door but do arrive early! 

 2017 Christmas Bird Count 

The Christmas Bird Count will be held Saturday, December 16. If you would like to participate or need more information, contact Jim Court at custertours@gmail.com or phone him at 259-5099 or 860-0504. Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society has been sponsoring National Audubon Society’s Christmas Bird Count since 1953. For more information on the Christmas Bird Count including previous results, see the BIRDING tab above.  

Rare and Migrating Bird Alert Notification

If you would like to receive an email alerting you to sightings of rare and migrating birds within our surrounding counties, contact Donn Bartlett at donnbartlett@msn.com or 406-628-5058.  This email group also receives email notices for cancellations of scheduled bird trips and newly added bird trips by YVAS.

“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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