Welcome to Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society

YVAS sponsors field trips, ornithology classes, a Christmas Bird Count, and various conservation and educational projects.

For the current Bird Field Trip Schedule, click here

Calling All Artists

Baling twine is great for baling hay, but not so great for anything else. Ospreys pick up carelessly discarded twine and incorporate it into their nests, where it becomes a hazard. Once an osprey is entangled in baling twine, it will die without human intervention. They suffer slow, painful deaths from infection, starvation, and hanging. Baling twine also entangles other birds and wildlife.

The Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society (YVAS) is working to decrease the mortality rate of ospreys trapped in baling twine. You can help get the word out by creating something / anything out of bailing twine.  Think out of the box – knit, crochet, stiffen, flatten, macramé – do something creative with it!  Selected creations will be featured at the Sandstone Gallery, 2d Avenue North and 30th Street – Downtown Billings, during the upcoming Holiday Artwalk – Friday, December 4th, courtesy of Gallery Artist William Crain.  

Need baling twine?  Contact Lisa Bessasparis (email: OspreyBTC@gmail.com, phone: (406) 698- 9405).  Please submit a photo of your creation to Lisa no later than Monday, November 30, 2015.  

 YVAS hosts a monthly program with a featured speaker September through May the 3rd Monday of each month (usually at 7:00 pm), 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.

Got Bird Photos? We’ll put’em Here.

Birding with YVAS Spring 2015

Summer happenings in a GBH nest!

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