Calendar

Note: the color of each event’s title and date denote the event’s category – green for field trips, purple for member meetings, brown for classes, and black for others.

Apr
2
Thu
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office
Apr 2 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Five Valleys Audubon Society will offer a workshop for beginning and intermediate birders. This workshop should appeal to birders who are just getting started and to birders who want to improve their identification skills. It will consist of four classroom sessions and one field trip.

The classroom sessions are scheduled for Thursdays on April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office at 3201 Spurgin Road. They will start at 7:00 PM and last until 9:30 PM. The program will include a full session on hawks, eagles and owls, and also include 30- to 60-minute sessions on bird anatomy, migration, waterfowl, woodpeckers, shorebirds, warblers, sparrows and birding-by-ear.

The field trip will be held on Saturday, April 25th.

There will be a $35 charge for the workshop. To sign up, call Larry Weeks at 549-5632 or email him at bwsgenea@gmail.com. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

Apr
9
Thu
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office
Apr 9 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Five Valleys Audubon Society will offer a workshop for beginning and intermediate birders. This workshop should appeal to birders who are just getting started and to birders who want to improve their identification skills. It will consist of four classroom sessions and one field trip.

The classroom sessions are scheduled for Thursdays on April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office at 3201 Spurgin Road. They will start at 7:00 PM and last until 9:30 PM. The program will include a full session on hawks, eagles and owls, and also include 30- to 60-minute sessions on bird anatomy, migration, waterfowl, woodpeckers, shorebirds, warblers, sparrows and birding-by-ear.

The field trip will be held on Saturday, April 25th.

There will be a $35 charge for the workshop. To sign up, call Larry Weeks at 549-5632 or email him at bwsgenea@gmail.com. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

Apr
13
Mon
Program Meeting – Antarctica @ UM Gallagher Building, room L14
Apr 13 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Bob Martinka will tell us about his trip to Antarctica

Apr
16
Thu
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office
Apr 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Five Valleys Audubon Society will offer a workshop for beginning and intermediate birders. This workshop should appeal to birders who are just getting started and to birders who want to improve their identification skills. It will consist of four classroom sessions and one field trip.

The classroom sessions are scheduled for Thursdays on April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office at 3201 Spurgin Road. They will start at 7:00 PM and last until 9:30 PM. The program will include a full session on hawks, eagles and owls, and also include 30- to 60-minute sessions on bird anatomy, migration, waterfowl, woodpeckers, shorebirds, warblers, sparrows and birding-by-ear.

The field trip will be held on Saturday, April 25th.

There will be a $35 charge for the workshop. To sign up, call Larry Weeks at 549-5632 or email him at bwsgenea@gmail.com. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

Apr
18
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Apr 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Apr
23
Thu
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office
Apr 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Beginner/Intermediate Birding Workshop @ Fish Wildlife & Parks Regional Office | Missoula | Montana | United States

The Five Valleys Audubon Society will offer a workshop for beginning and intermediate birders. This workshop should appeal to birders who are just getting started and to birders who want to improve their identification skills. It will consist of four classroom sessions and one field trip.

The classroom sessions are scheduled for Thursdays on April 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd, 2015 and will be held at the Fish, Wildlife & Parks Regional Office at 3201 Spurgin Road. They will start at 7:00 PM and last until 9:30 PM. The program will include a full session on hawks, eagles and owls, and also include 30- to 60-minute sessions on bird anatomy, migration, waterfowl, woodpeckers, shorebirds, warblers, sparrows and birding-by-ear.

The field trip will be held on Saturday, April 25th.

There will be a $35 charge for the workshop. To sign up, call Larry Weeks at 549-5632 or email him at bwsgenea@gmail.com. The workshop will be limited to 30 participants.

Apr
25
Sat
Warm Springs Ponds @ NW corner UM Adams Center parking lot
Apr 25 @ 7:00 am – 4:00 pm

Field trip to Warm Springs Ponds led by Gary Swant.

Meet in the Northwest corner of the Adams Center Parking Lot at the UofM for carpooling departing at 7am or meet at the McDonalds at the I90 exit in Deer Lodge at 815am, returning to Missoula around 4pm.

Bring a lunch.  For info call Terry Toppins at 214-1194.

May
2
Sat
Brown’s Lake @ NW corner UM Adams Center parking lot
May 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Jim Brown will lead an all-day trip to Brown’s Lake near Ovando.

Meet in the NW corner of UM Adams Center (Field House) parking lot at 8am for carpooling. Back in Missoula by 5pm. Bring a lunch.

For more info call Terry Toppins at 214-1194.

May
11
Mon
Program Meeting – Sage Grouse @ UM Gallagher Building, room L14
May 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ben Deeble will talk about Sage Grouse

details TBD

May
16
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
May 16 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Jun
20
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Jul
18
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Aug
15
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Aug 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Sep
19
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Oct
17
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Oct 17 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Nov
21
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Nov 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.

Dec
19
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Dec 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our bird walk, every 3rd Saturday of the month from 10 am – Noon, to discover, identify and revel in the aesthetics of the Bitterroot Valley landscape. All are welcome, the more eyes, the better the chances of finding cool wildlife…we don’t ignore plants and other animals :-)

The Refuge has recorded over 240 species of birds; this is no anomaly because the Refuge has good quality and variety of habitat open to the public. Times of day and year determine what species will be found; most likely every field trip will see different birds. We’ll help you learn how to identify the birds (and whatever else we encounter), and how to get the most out of binoculars and bird guides.

No special gear needed – just dress for the weather and bring water and a snack. The Refuge will provide loaner binoculars, guide books and spotting scopes for a quality birding experience.