Wings Across the Big Sky 2016

festival coverMontana Audubon’s Wings Across the Big Sky Festival, co-hosted by Five Valleys Audubon Society, will be held in Missoula June 3-5, 2016. We invite you to spread the news and enthusiasm so we can all enjoy a fantastic turnout. Invite your out-of-state and nearby friends, birders and non-birders alike, to visit Missoula and surrounding areas to participate in abundant festival activities.

Included in this year’s activities are close to 20 field trips scheduled each of two days. These include trips into the Rattlesnake Recreation area, Pattee Canyon, Lee Metcalf NWR, and Lolo Creek, among others, with the anticipation of seeing a varied array of species and habitats.

Details of many aspects of the festival are in the articles below.

You can download the brochure and register online.

For more information contact Montana Audubon’s Bird Festival Coordinator,
Cathie Erickson at:  gro.nobuduatmnull@noskcirec.

Festival Awards for Local Members

Longtime Chapter member Larry Weeks was recognized as Environmental Educator of the Year, for his outstanding commitment as our Community Naturalist for the past 13 years.  Larry is a retired pulp and paper technology engineer, who worked at the Smurfit-Stone … Continue reading

Bird Festival in Missoula June 3rd thru 5th

The Montana Audubon bird festival “wings across the big sky” will be held in Missoula June 3rd thru 5th 2016. We have a number of art events at the festival – both at the hotel and in galleries downtown. For more information see our festival page.
    Avian Art for Audubon




Festival headquarters will be located at the Holiday Inn Downtown at the Park, 200 S Pattee Street, Missoula MT. Rose Leach, local festival chairman, and Five Valleys Audubon have been working with us and the Holiday Inn team on event … Continue reading


We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speaker Friday night will be Erick Greene, professor in the Division of Biological Sciences and in the Wildlife Biology Program at the University of Montana. Kate Davis, author, photographer, artist, and … Continue reading

Post-Festival Field Trips

This year, our Chapter is offering  2 Post-Festival Trip opportunities, both all-day trips leaving at 6 am. The Chapter will provide a van and experienced leaders for each trip, which would be open to 3-5 people each. One trip–Freezout Lake–would target … Continue reading