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.

Program Meeting – Bird Research in Borneo @ UM Gallagher Building, room L09
Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Andy Boyce, one of Tom Martins’s PhD grad Students, will give a presentation on Borneo, it’s birds and wildlife, and research they are doing there.

Please note this is in room L09, the one adjacent to our normal meeting room (L14).

Also, Larry Weeks will give a refresher on bird ID for the Christmas Bird Count which is on the 19th.

Christmas Bird Count
Dec 19 all-day

The 2015 Missoula Christmas Bird Count will be held on Saturday December 19th.

If you are not already on a team and would like to participate, please call Larry Weeks at 406-549-5632 or 406-540-3064.

If, instead of being on a team, you would like to participate by watching a feeder in your yard, or elsewhere, please contact Rose Leach at 406-370-1999 and download the following checklist and instructions.

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.

Program Meeting – Songbirds & Vegetation in the MT Prairies @ UM Gallagher Building, room 123
Jan 11 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Marisa Lipsey Sather will tell us about her research on birds and their habitats in the North Central MT prairies.

This is a joint meeting with the Native Plant Society. Please note the location is room 123, and not our usual room downstairs.