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 August 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

Baling Twine Recycling Project

YVAS has set up a GoFundMe site to help fund our Twine Collection Site.  The twine collected will be transferred to a recycling facility in the U.S.  In July, an $8,000 grant was awarded from Patagonia.  Sam’s Club and Walmart (Laurel) each gave $250.  More information can be found in the upcoming September Flyer and under Projects/Ospreys on this website.  In the meantime, see the GoFundMe page at:  https://www.gofundme.com/ospreys-need-your-help  

YVAS Birding Field Trips Summer 2018 

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.

8/4/18 (Sat) – Shorebirds, Hawks and Prairie Birds. Mike Weber, leader. Meet at Rocky at 8 a.m. Sack lunch. 

8/17/18 – 8/19/18 (Fri- Sun) – Bowdoin NWR. Brian Henderson, leader. Make your reservations at the Maltana Motel in Malta (406-654-2610). Contact Ruth Vanderhorst for further information (406-245-5118).  Cancelled due to smoke.

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.

 We want your photos!