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.

Feb
23
Sat
Mission Valley @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Feb 23 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to the Mission Valley. Meet in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot at 7:50 am or at the Cenex Gas Station in Ronan at 9am.

Mar
16
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Mar 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Mar
23
Sat
Lee Metcalf NWR @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Mar 23 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to the Lee Metcalf National Wildlife Refuge.

Meet at 7:50 am in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot.

Apr
6
Sat
Ninepipes – Short-eared Owls @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Apr 6 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Five-hour late day field trip to  the Ninepipes area to look for Short-eared Owls.

Meet at 4pm in the northwest corner of the Adams Center  parking lot. We will return to Missoula after dark.

Apr
20
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Apr 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Apr
27
Sat
Brown’s Lake @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Apr 27 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to Brown’s Lake. 

Meet at 7:50 am in the northwest corner of the Adams  Center parking lot.

May
18
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
May 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

May
19
Sun
Bandy Ranch @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
May 19 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to the Bandy Ranch which is in the Ovando Valley.

Meet in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot at 7:50 am.

May
25
Sat
Freezout Lake & Benton Lake
May 25 – May 26 all-day

The two-day field trip to Freezout Lake and Benton Lake

Details to follow

Jun
7
Fri
MT Audubon Bird Festival @ Glasgow, MT
Jun 7 – Jun 9 all-day

Three-day birding and conservation extravaganza. Contact Montana Audubon for more information.

  • Montana Audubon
    P.O. Box 595
    Helena, MT 59624

    gro.nobuduatmnull@ofni

  • Phone: (406) 443-3949
Jun
15
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jun 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Jun
16
Sun
Open Cross Ranch @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Jun 16 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to Open Cross Ranch.

Meet at 7:50 am in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot.

Jun
21
Fri
Bowdoin NWR
Jun 21 – Jun 23 all-day

A three-day field trip to Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge near Malta

Details to follow.

There is a $10 charge per individual on multi-day field trips that supports the Chapter.

Jul
4
Thu
Glacier NP 4-day field trip
Jul 4 – Jul 7 all-day

The 4-day campout to Glacier Park.

Details to follow

There is a $10 charge per individual on multi-day field trips.

Jul
20
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Jul 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Aug
17
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Aug 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Aug
24
Sat
Canyon Ferry – shorebirds @ NW corner Adams Center parking lot
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Full-day field trip to Canyon Ferry Reservoir to look for shorebirds.

Meet the group at 7am in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot.

Sep
14
Sat
Pablo, Kicking Horse, & Ninepipes Reservoirs @ NW corner UM Adams Center parking lot
Sep 14 @ 7:50 am – 5:00 pm

All-day field trip to Pablo, Kicking Horse, & Ninepipes Reservoirs and surrounding area to look for shorebirds.

Meet in the northwest corner of the Adams Center parking lot at 7:50 am.

Sep
21
Sat
Beginner Bird Walk @ Lee Metcalf NWR visitor center
Sep 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. Please note the Visitor Center is no longer open on Saturdays, so the indoor bathrooms at the Refuge headquarters will not be available. An accessible outhouse is available at the Wildlife Viewing Area.

Oct
5
Sat
Raptor Banding at Rogers Pass
Oct 5 all-day

All-day field trip to Rob Domenech’s golden eagle banding site east of Lincoln.

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED. Please call Larry Weeks at 406-549-5632 or 406-540-3064 to check for availability or to make a reservation.