Welcome to Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society

“Building on the tradition of special interest in birds, Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society is organized to promote enjoyment and protection of natural environment through education, activism, and conservation of bird habitat.”

Yellowstone Valley Audubon  Society hosts a monthly program with a featured speaker September through May the 3rd Monday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at the Mayflower Congregational Church. We welcome new members as well as the general public and visitors to the Billings area who are interested in birds and bird habitat to join us. 

YVAS sponsors birding field trips, ornithology classes, the Christmas Bird Count, and various conservation and educational projects.  Feel free to contact any Board or Committee member. The mailing address is YVAS, PO Box 1075, Billings MT 59103.

For the latest news from YVAS, please read our June/July 2018 newsletter, The Flyer.

Visit us on Facebook – the link is in the upper right-hand corner.

Join us on a birding trip – Bird Field Trip Schedule.

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

2016 Activity Summary


YVAS Birding Field Trips in June 2018. 

Watch The Flyer, Website and Facebook for additional trips and updates to the Bird Field Trip Schedule.  

6/2/18 to 6/3/18 (Sat & Sun) – Birdathon.  See information below and on the Birdathon website page under Birding. 

6/5/18 (Tue) – Clark Fork WMA, Bluewater Fish Hatchery, Fromberg Area. Steve Regele, leader. Additional information: We will meet and leave at 8:00 a.m. from Rockvale on the west side of the restaurant. WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AT ROCKY. Sack lunch. 

6/12/18 (Tue) – Sage Creek & Pryor Mountains. Stan Heath, leader. Additional information: We will meet and leave at 8:30 am from the Bridger Rest Area. WE WILL NOT BE MEETING AT ROCKY AS PREVIOUSLY STATED. Sack lunch.

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. Rescheduled for 6/24/18 (Sun). 6/16/18 (Sat) – Red Lodge Area. Jerry Dalton & Stan Heath, leaders. Meet/leave at 7:00 a.m. from Rocky or 8:30 a.m. in Red Lodge from the Town Pump or Lions Park. Sack lunch. 

POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER. Rescheduled for 6/23/18 (Sat). 6/17/18 (Sun) – Yellowstone River WMA State Park. Megan O’Reilly, leader. Meet/leave from Rocky at 7:15 a.m. Sack lunch.  


Rare/Migrating Bird Alert Notifications and Birding Trip Update Notifications

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.


Binocular Straps With the YVAS Logo 

$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.


Montana Hard Rock Mining Ballot Measure I-183

25,000 signatures are needed by June 22, 2018, to put this Initiative on the November ballot.  More information on the Hard Rock Mining Ballot Measure is available here


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