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 September 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

Nocturnal Bird Flight Calls – September Chapter Program

Monday, September 17 at 7 PM at the Mayflower Church

YVAS members Mike Weber and Will Crain and the MPG Ranch biologists will be presenting the results of their research and monitoring of nocturnal bird flight calls in the Bitterroot Valley and the Billings area.  MPG Ranch is a private conservation organization in the Bitterroot Valley of Montana (www.mpgranch.com ). Nocturnal bird flight and scientific merit of recording and studying nocturnal bird flight calls will be discussed.  See the September Flyer for more information – link is above. 

Upcoming YVAS Birding Field Trips 

Watch The Flyer, Website and Facebook for additional trips and updates to the Bird Field Trip Schedule. If you would like to receive email notifications of changes in birding trips, contact Donn Bartlett at donnbartlett@msn.com or 406-628-5058.

9/5/18 (Wed) – Fall Migrants. Riverfront Park, 1st parking lot. 5 p.m. Mike Weber, leader.  

9/8/18 (Sat) – Bridger Creek. UPDATED INFO: meet at 6:45 a.m. at Rocky or 8 a.m. at Itch-Kep-Pe Park in Columbus. Stan Heath, leader. Sack lunch.

9/15/18 (Sat) – Pryor Mountains. Meet at 7 a.m. at Rocky or 8 a.m. at Bridger Rest Area. Ruth Vanderhorst and Stan Heath, leaders. 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.

Baling Twine Recycling Project

YVAS has set up a GoFundMe site to help fund the YVAS Twine Recycling Project. The twine collected will be shipped to a recycling facility in the U.S. In July, Patagonia (Dillon MT Outlet) awarded an $8,000 Environmental Grant to YVAS for the project. Sam’s Club also gave a Community Grant of $250. More information can be found under Projects/Osprey Nest Monitoring & Twine Recycling on this website and at the GoFundMe page for more information.   https://www.gofundme.com/ospreys-need-your-help  

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.

 We want your photos!