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

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

2016 Activity Summary

YVAS Chapter Program

Monday, April 17, 2017

7:00 PM at the Mayflower Church 

Michael Schwitters, seasonal biologist at the Freezout Lake Wildlife Management Area, is our speaker.  He will be presenting a slide show describing the migrations of Tundra Swans, Lesser Snow Geese and Ross’s Geese at Freezout Lake WMA south of Choteau.  Mike will examine the physical nature of the birds, why they choose north central Montana to stop for a while, where the white birds nest far to the north, and what routes they take to and from their nesting colonies and wintering grounds. The presentation will also feature a visit to a far northern nesting Snow Goose colony in north central Arctic Canada.  See the April Flyer link above for further information.  

Binocular/Camera Straps are Marked Down and On Sale NOW!

$15 each or Two for $25

Not only do they make great gifts, 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.

****** Updates to the May 21st birding trip to Bear Gulch near Grass Range ******

The cost is $20 per person.  If there are 20 or more people, the price will be reduced to $15.  Please bring cash.

It is an all day trip so do bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water.  

The trip is NOT a rock art trip but you may bird as long as you want.

For those unable to walk (the terrain is sometimes steep and rocky), the property owners will drive you down.

The contact person is Carolyn Jones 406-670-4449.

 We want your photos! 

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