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
LCAS web site funded by a bequest from the estate of Nancy Tunnicliff
Christmas Bird Count
Birding in the Helena Area
Natural History Lecture Series
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT 2014
Last Chance Audubon will be conducting the annual Christmas Bird Count (CBC) on Saturday, December 20, 2014. The event is being coordinated by Lorna Milne and Cedron Jones. Lorna will be organizing teams to scour the Helena area for birds, and Cedron will compile the data from the count and sent it on to organizers at the national level. This is a family friendly event appropriate for birders of all skill levels. It is an excellent way to hone birding skills for the novice, and an excellent opportunity for the experts to impart their extraordinary skills, wisdom and know-how to the future of birding. There are full and half day slots available depending on your availability. All are welcome!
We will meet on Saturday, December 20, at Jorgenson's Restaurant (11th Ave. and Lamborn) at 7:15 AM. If you are planning to have breakfast at the restaurant, please arrive 30 minutes earlier (6:45 AM) to allow time for service. For more information, contact Lorna at 406-443-7162 or email@example.com OR Cedron Jones at 406-442-1271. Lorna will also be attending the December 9th LCAS meeting to sign up participants and to begin assigning individuals to count areas. Following the count we will have an evening potluck. It will be held at Covenant United Methodist Church, 2330 Broadway, at 6 p.m. Reports will be given from each area and stories of the day shared among friends. Please join us. Please click on the tab Christmas Bird Count to view count areas and to see data from previous CBC counts in the Helena area.
Last Chance Audubon Society meets the second Tuesday of the month, September - May, 7:00 pm (excluding March) at St. Paul's Methodist Church, located at the corner of Cruse and Lawrence Avenues in downtown Helena. (map)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 7:00 PM Climate Change and Wildlife in Montana
presented by: Bob Ream, Professor Emeritus, Wildlife Biology, University of Montana
Climate Change and Wildlife in Montana
Montana has seen dramatic changes in climate over the past 50 years. Bob Ream will explore those changes, their causes and what it means for Montana's wildlife, including big game species such as moose, white-tailed deer and mountain goats.
Bob Ream, Professor Emeritus, taught and conducted wildlife research at the University of Montana wildlife biology program for 28 years, 1969-97. Ream also served in the Montana House of Representatives for 8 sessions and most recently chaired the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Commission 2009-13.
BIRD FESTIVAL 2015 PREVIEW!
Mark your calendars! Montana Audubon's annual bird festival "Wings Across the Big Sky" is coming to Helena! This year's festival will be co-hosted by Last Chance Audubon and will take place June 5-7, 2015 at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel. 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.