Sacajawea Audubon
31Mar/17Off

GIVE BIG – May 4-5th

Have you dreamed of making history? Of course, we all have. And now we have a chance to be a part of Gallatin Valley's day of giving - an opportunity to unite our community around causes in which we truly believe and help nonprofit organizations connect to the larger community. We need your help! Please join our campaign and help us reach of our goal of $1,000 and 100 donors! We need you to tell your friends and family members about the important bird conservation work we do and ask them to join us in helping to make a difference.

Get ready to give! On May 4th, starting at 6:00 p.m., visit Give Big Gallatin Valley and make a donation to us, and/or to any of the great participating nonprofit organizations in our state. You will have 24 hours to make your donation, ending at 6:00 p.m. on May 5th.
Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lou Ann Harris at montlou311@gmail.com or call (406) 600-3585. Thank you in advance for your generosity to Sacajawea Audubon Society!

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28Feb/17Off

Sponsor A Bluebird Box in 2017!

Sacajawea Audubon is once again offering bluebird box sponsorships for the upcoming 2017 nesting season.  It's a fun way to support our chapter's conservation projects.

Sponsorship costs $15 per year per box, and you can sponsor up to 3 boxes total. Once you have signed up and mailed in your check, we will assign you a box number, and as the bluebird nesting season begins you will receive emailed updates and photos. At the end of the season, we will post a complete list of all the boxes including their sponsor's name and the nesting results in the newsletter & on the SAS website.

A bluebird box sponsorship makes a great gift or you can sponsor a box in memory of a loved one.  The money raised will fund the expenses of maintaining the bluebird trail, as well as Sacajawea Audubon's other conservation projects, such as the Kestrel Nest Box project and the Burdock Eradication Project.

To sign up for a bluebird box sponsorship, please fill out the form below and send with a check to:

Lou Ann Harris                        **Please make check out to SACAJAWEA AUDUBON

PO Box 11341

Bozeman, MT 59719

 

BLUEBIRD BOX SPONSORSHIP

NAME _____________________________________________________________

ADDRESS __________________________________________________________

EMAIL _____________________________________________________________

# OF BOXES SPONSORED _______________

IS THIS SPONSORSHIP A MEMORIAL? ________

IN WHOSE NAME? ___________________________________________________

Newly hatched bluebird nestling (Photo by Lou Ann Harris)

Photo by Lou Ann Harris

Mountain Bluebird pair. Photo by Lou Ann Harris

Photo courtesy Lou Ann Harris

3Jan/17Off

March 13th Program – An Evening With Wildlife Filmmaker Bob Landis

**NOTE:  WE ARE NOT MEETING AT HOPE LUTHERAN CHURCH FOR THIS PROGRAM**

In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Sacajawea Audubon presents a special evening with wildlife cinematographer Bob Landis.

Bob Landis will present his lectured video, Y to A: 2016 High Lights, on Monday, March 13th at the Ellen Theatre in downtown Bozeman.  The program is a summary of the best sequences filmed in Yellowstone and Denali this past year by Landis.  It includes the usual cast of characters; wolves, coyotes, foxes, bears and a variety of birds, with emphasis on interesting behavior.  A few sequences have already been incorporated into current projects; most are waiting in line for future programs.  Outstanding sequence goes to the golden eagle attacking a coyote in an attempt to steal its food.  The program is suitable for all audiences with kill sequences left on the cutting room floor.  A review of a just-completed program about the Hayden and Canyon wolf packs is included as a trailer.
 
Bob starting filming wildlife with his father in 1960 as a rank amateur.  His father took extensive big hunting trips in northern British Columbia.  These were documented in 16mm film.  On these hunts, Bob was told to go "shoot".  It was left to him to decide to shoot with camera or gun.  Landis has long put the gun aside, but continues to "shoot" with a camera, full-time professionally since 1993.  He was lucky to be on the scene and fully equipped when wolves were reintroduced into Yellowstone.  In the succeeding 21 years, Bob co-produced eight one hour programs for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC and NATURE.  His favorites are IN THE VALLEY OF THE WOLVES for NATURE on PBS, and THE RISE OF BLACK WOLF for the National Geographic Channel.  Bob considers himself semi-retired, mostly tired, and has gone back to his roots of producing, with a partner, his own programs.  The most recent being:  WHITE WOLF OF THE HAYDEN PACK, and WHITE WOLF OF THE CANYON PACK.
 
The program begins at 7 p.m. with a social starting at 6:30.  Beer, wine & coffee will be available for purchase. There is a suggested donation of $5.00 to help support Sacajawea Audubon conservation programs.

8Dec/16Off

Support SAS this Holiday Season through Amazon Smile

If you do your holiday shopping online and use Amazon, you can support our chapter by using the Amazon Smile website.  Your purchases will generate donations for Sacajawea Audubon.

Holiday shopping is easy with Amazon's Holiday Gift Guides. #StartWithaSmile at smile.amazon.com for your holiday gifts and Amazon donates to Sacajawea Audubon Society.

Gift Guide Link: http://smile.amazon.com/gp/charity/homepage.html?orig=%2Fgp%2Fbrowse.html%3Fnode%3D12745394011&ein=81-6012429

Give it a try and support bird conservation in Southwest Montana!

 

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8Nov/16Off

2016 Skiing For The Raptors Raffle

Bridger Hawk Watch - 2016

Bridger Hawk Watch - 2016

Golden Eagle (photo L. Harris)

Golden Eagle (photo L. Harris)

Bridger Hawk Watch

Bridger Hawk Watch

 

Support the Bridger Mountains Raptor Count (now in it's 25th year), which records one of the largest concentrations of autumnal migrant Golden Eagles known in the Lower 48.  Help Sacajawea Audubon and Montana Audubon continue this important research project in our very own Bridger Mountains by purchasing a raffle ticket, and be one of two winners of a Bridger Bowl Season Ski Pass (2016-2017). Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.

To purchase a ticket, call Mike Vivion at (406) 210-8071 or Loreene Reid at (406) 600-6666.  Tickets will also be available at our November 14th meeting.

Drawing Date: November 14, 2016 at the SAS November meeting, Hope Lutheran Church.

 

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28Jun/16Off

Birdathon Awards Party – Time & Location Change

Birdathon Party

Calliope Hummingbird nestlings (L. Harris)

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!

9Oct/15Off

Skiing for the Raptors Raffle

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Golden Eagle (photo by Lou Ann Harris)

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Support the Bridger Mountains Raptor Count (now in it's 25th year), which records the largest concentration of autumnal migrant Golden Eagles known in the lower 48.  Help Sacajawea Audubon and Montana Audubon continue this important research project in our very own Bridger Mountains by purchasing a raffle ticket, and be one of two winners of a Bridger Bowl Season Ski Pass (2015-2016). Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Drawing Date: November 9, 2015 at the SAS November meeting, Hope Lutheran Church. To purchase a ticket, email raptorraffle@sacajaweaaudubon.org or call Leo Freeman at (414)403-7943. Tickets will also be available at our October 12th and November 9th meetings.

3Jul/15Off

And The Winners Are . . . . .

2015 SAS Birdathon Awards 

Photo by Lou Ann Harris

Photo by Lou Ann Harris

Most $$ Raised by an Individual - Evelyn Acton, $1,517.00

Most Pledges - Evelyn Acton, 30

Most Species Seen - Wingnuts, 141 species (Paulette Epple, Martha Collins, Adele Pittendrigh, Steve Hoffman)

Most Species Seen, Half-Day - Wild Bird Women, 35 species (Debi Naccarto, Angela Van Slyke, Deb Lewis, Mary Lou Wild)

Most Species Seen in an IBA - Oblivious Sage Hens & Strutters, 110 species at Red Rock Lakes (Loreene Reid, Sharon Hanton, Karin Jennings, Carol Anderson, Bob Swien)

Montana Audubon Award (most magpies seen) - The Executives, 138 magpies (Lou Ann Harris, Loreene Reid, Paulette Epple, Evelyn Acton)

Sacajawea Audubon Award (most raptors seen) - Wingnuts, 85 raptors (Paulette Epple, Martha Collins, Adele Pittendrigh, Steve Hoffman)

Mentor Award - Paulette Epple

Best Bird - Wingnuts, Black Tern (Paulette Epple, Martha Collins, Adele Pittendrigh, Steve Hoffman)

 

 

12Nov/14Off

Raptor Raffle Winners – John Ashley and Roxanne McLaughlin

Congratulations to our two winners, John Ashley and Roxanne McLaughlin, whose names were drawn by Doug Wales at our Monday meeting!  They both receive a 2014/2015 Bridger Bowl Ski Pass.  Almost 500 tickets were sold and ALL the money raised goes to the annual Bridger Raptor Count, administered by Montana Audubon.  Thanks to all who supported this great cause!

 

Bret Staying Warm  (Photo by Mikaela Howie)

Bret Staying Warm (Photo by Mikaela Howie)

19Oct/14Off

Bridger Raptor Festival Raffle!

Golden Eagle

Golden Eagle

Be one of 2 winners of a 2014/2015 Bridger Bowl Season Pass (value of $699).  Sacajawea Audubon and Montana Audubon are raffling off two Bridger Bowl ski passes.  The proceeds support the Bridger Mountains Raptor Count, which features the largest known concentration of fall migrating Golden Eagles in the lower 48.

Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50.  The drawing will be held Nov. 10, 2014 at the Sacajawea Audubon monthly program, which begins at 7 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church.

To purchase a raffle ticket and help support this important research project in our own backyard, email: raptorraffle@sacajaweaaudubon.org.