Horned Grebe by Bob Martinka

Over the course of the summer LCAS will be working behind the scenes to bring our members and friends a full 2021-2022 season. We will be kicking off our season with a party in September to celebrate 50 years of Last Chance Audubon. In addition, we will be returning to regular programs at Montana WILD, we will resume field trips, Christmas Bird Count, Birdathon, and many other events will return as we move out of the pandemic. We have missed you all and are looking forward to seeing you in September! Save the date – Sunday afternoon, September 12th – to join us for our 50th birthday!


Due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, LCAS will offer a very scaled down field trip schedule this year. However, we will still be out and about birding! Don’t hesitate to get out there with those in your bubble and enjoy the season of summer birds in Montana! For more information on available field trips this year please follow this link.


LCAS 2020-2021 Scholarship Awards 

High School Award Recipients Announced!

Each year, LCAS makes available to graduating high school seniors up to two $1000 scholarships to support their continuing studies in fields related to the LCAS mission. This year two students were selected: Erin Robinson, Capital High and Claire Downing, Helena High. Read more …

LCAS Memberships and Renewals

Last Chance Audubon continues to support education and conservation of birds and habitat in the Helena area. We appreciate the support of our many members and invite those that are not members to join us in our efforts to protect birds. Dues are still the same low rate: $15 per household, or $25 with a hard copy newsletter subscription. Please join us for another year – or renew today! Please see our membership page for details on how to join LCAS. Memberships also make a great gift. Join today!

Christmas Bird Count 2020

Christmas Bird Count 2020 is in the books! And it was the year of waterfowl!  We matched or exceeded all-time count numbers for 7 different species of waterfowl – Cackling Goose, Wood Duck, Green-winged Teal, Redhead, Lesser Scaup, Bufflehead, and Common Goldeneye!  Great counting everyone!   Read more