Last Chance Audubon Society
Promoting understanding, respect, and enjoyment of birds and the natural world
through education, habitat protection and environment advocacy.

Photo credits - Bob Martinka unless otherwise noted

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June 5-7, 2015

Early registration is now open!

Montana Audubon's annual bird festival "Wings Across the Big Sky" is coming to Helena!

To view or download the Registration brochure - which has everything you need to know including the field trip descriptions - go HERE.

If you are ready to register click HERE

Scott Weidensaul is our Keynote Speaker!

Helena's Last Chance Audubon Society has been busy planning a spectacular event for June 2015! Janice Miller and Jo Lace, the LCAS festival co-chairs, have surprises lined up for all attendees and we certainly hope you're planning to join us. Our visits to the Red Lion Colonial Inn have resulted in securing wonderful space for our meetings, meals and speaker events. The open space and easy access to major roads will enhance our festival and field trip experiences. The LCAS Chapter has hinted at fabulous birding tours - possibly river floats, as well as non-birding trips such as a historical tour of Helena and a trip to a local arts center. Montana Audubon's Cathie Erickson is coordinating the festival and has given us a sneak preview of some of the high lights we can expect at the festival. Check out Cathie's monthly newsletter.

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LCAS's field trip season is underway. There is still time to get in on several of the remaining field trips, but don't wait! Spring migration is the best time to catch many bird species that pass through Montana but do not stay. Visit our field trip page and reserve your spot today! Click Field Trips for more information.

Warm Springs Ponds Field Trip Report with LCAS - May 9, 2015

On May 9th Liz Hiltunen, Suzy Holt, Judy Fjell, and Katie Knight joined leaders Jo Lace and Brian Shovers for a day in the Deer Lodge Valley. The day of sunshine and wind proved to be optimum bird watching weather, with the group logging sixty-six species! Highlights of the field trip included a nesting Black-crowned night Heron, nesting Bald Eagles, a pair of nesting Ospreys, a variety of grebes and ducks, avocets and Black-necked Stilts. Also seen were a Semipalmated Plover, a Whimbrel, and a Lazuli Bunting. The nesting Great-horned Owls remained elusive.

Photos from the day - By Liz Hiltunen

By Suzy Holt