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
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 email@example.com or 406-247-2966 or 406-794-6154.
Are You Concerned About Baling Twine and the Danger it Poses to Wildlife?
This past year, the YVAS Baling Twine Committee has been increasing public awareness to the dangers of loose twine in the environment, not only for wildlife but for domestic animals and the costly maintenance equipment, too.
The need to recycle baling twine is clear. Recycling is possible only if there is enough twine collected to fill a semi. A location to store this 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.
Jason Kessler’s YouTube video, “Sh*t Birders Say”, was posted on YVAS’ Facebook page last winter. For those that missed it, here it is.