December Program

A Galapagos and Ecuador Birding Travelogue                              
Red-headed Barbet
Andes Cloud Forest, Mondo area, Ecuador
Photo by John Winnie

WHEN:  Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:00PM
Cookies and Conversation 6:30PM – 7:00
WHERE:  Montana WILD Education Center,
2668 Broadwater Ave. Helena MT

FREE – All Are Welcome

Take a break from winter and join wildlife ecologist and photographer, John Winnie Jr. for an hour of exotic birds, wildlife and wild places. We’ll take a virtual visual natural history tour of Galapagos National Park above and below the water, then we’ll head up into Ecuador’s Andean Highlands, a region known worldwide for its outstanding birding and bird photography opportunities.  Read more…

Sevenmile Creek Presentation at Carroll College

Meadowlarks and Marsh Wrens: The Seasons and Surprises of One Place and Over 140 Bird Species
Fall photo of Sevenmile Creek
by Shane Sater

Shane Sater will share the story of Sevenmile Creek’s grassland, thicket, and stream through the birds that live here, based on observations and photographs from over 100 bird surveys. Please come glimpse the remarkable lives of the birds that share this valley with us – and through them, celebrate our shared home.  Additional information here.




Regulating Reservoir Blind Update

Flooded Boat Ramp
Helena Regulating Reservoir

Since late last summer Last Chance Audubon has been working with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks to establish a wildlife/photography blind at the south end of the Helena Regulating Reservoir.  LCAS’s blind committee developed a set of plans, staked out the area and set aside funds from the 2018 Fall Fundraiser to support construction of the blind.  Read more…




LCAS 2019-2020 Scholarship Awards

LCAS is pleased to, again, offer local students the opportunity to apply for college scholarship awards.  Two types are available to students.

For high school seniors entering college in the fall of 2020, up to two(2) $1000 grants will be awarded.  Students must meet the qualifications outlined in the scholarship application.  Deadline for the application is April 15, 2020.

In addition, up to one(1) $1000 grant will be awarded to a Carroll College student in support of research during the 2019-2020 school year.  To be eligible for consideration, students must meet the requirements outlined in the  Scholarship Application Process. Application deadline for this award is December 15, 2019.

Please visit our Scholarship page for additional information on these awards.


Pine Grosbeak by Bob Martinka

The date for the LCAS Christmas Bird Count(CBC) for 2019 has been announced!  Weather permitting we will gather in the early morning hours on Saturday, December 14, 2019.  CBC coordinator Coburn Currier anticipates another banner year for the annual count.  Please set aside the date and plan to join us for this family friendly event.  Visit the CBC Homepage for further details!