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January Program

Tuesday, January 8, 2019  7:00PM
Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM –7:00
Montana WILD, 2668 Broadwater Ave.

Behavior and Vocalizations of Antarctic Penguins

Gentoo Penguin by David Nimick

Join Angie Leprohon and David Nimick for an entertaining and educational program describing their trips to Antartica, a land of spectacular,pristine whiteness with huge glaciers, towering icebergs, sea ice galore, and thousands upon thousands of penguins. This presentation provides an overview of penguin populations and behavior with an in-depth look at the vocal and non-vocal communications used during the breeding season by the brush-tail penguins of the Antarctic Peninsula and the king penguins of South Georgia Island.  Read More…

Christmas Bird Count

Photo by Bob Martinka

On Saturday, December 15th, Last Chance Audubon hosted the annual Christmas Bird Count.  We had over 60 volunteers that helped survey the valley for birds and over 60 bird species were tabulated!  Please follow this page to see full results when they are posted.  Stay tuned! 

LCAS Fall Fundraiser

Each year, November and December represent Last Chance Audubon’s fundraising season. Our Fall fundraiser is LCAS’s effort to put our mission statement to work.  The funds raised during these two months, remain in our community, and are used for education, habitat protection and supporting efforts to protect the environment – all in the Helena area!  

Grizzly Bear St Mary’s Lake Glacier National Park by Liz Hiltunen

Past projects we have supported have included the Golden Eagle Migration Survey (GEMS), Senior Scholarships Awards, Charles Van Hook Wetlands support and avian surveys ongoing at Sevenmile Creek .  This year LCAS is focusing their energy on constructing a bird blind at the Helena Regulating Reservoir. Your donations will help this project move forward!  Please consider helping us keep Helena a bird friendly community by sending you year end contributions to: LCAS PO Box 924 Helena MT 59624. All donations are tax deductible.

BIRDHOUSES FOR K-MART WETLANDS

Last Chance Audubon recently received a generous donation from Larry Urban and Montana Department of Transportation (MDT). Larry is the Wetlands Mitigation Specialist for MDT and was able to secure replacement nesting boxes for the K-Mart Wetlands area just west of I-15. Over the winter the boxes will be placed at the wetlands and birds arriving next spring will find new homes for the upcoming nesting season. Thank you Larry and all who volunteered time to build the boxes! For more information about Montana’s nesting birds and how to help please visit Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s website https://nestwatch.org/learn/all-about-birdhouses/ .