Calliope Hummingbird nestlings (L. Harris)
Time and Location Change
We have changed the time and location of the Sacajawea Audubon Birdathon Awards Party! We will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, June 30th at MAP Brewing, located at the south shore of the East Gallatin Recreation Area on Manley Road. We may be upstairs in the mezzanine, or if it's too hot, we will be on the patio.
Please come and help us celebrate a successful fundraising effort and find out which teams won Most Species, Most Magpies, Most Raptors, Most Money Raised and more. Sacajawea Audubon will buy your 1st beverage!
Summer has arrived, all the birds are back, and now its time to survey our IBAs and document the breeding birds in the area. We will watch ospreys with their young, waterfowl with their broods, and be challenged to count up all the warblers, flycatchers, swallows, orioles, grosbeaks and Sandhill Cranes. Can you believe we actually counted 148 Yellow Warblers last year! It will be a great morning of birding, hopefully ending by 1 or 2 pm. This count will take place on a Wednesday, June 27th, to avoid the weekend recreationists on Ennis Lake. Since daylight comes early now we will be meeting earlier too. We will meet at the Ennis Pharmacy Café in Ennis and be ready to head out for the survey at 7 am. I believe the Café opens at 6:30 if you want a quick breakfast there.