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 4-5, starting at 12:00AM midnight, visit https://www.givebiggv.org/organizations/sacajawea- audubon-society 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, and all giving will end at 11:59pm on May 4-5.
Questions? If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Lou Ann Harris at email@example.com or call (406) 600-3585. Thank you in advance for your generosity to Sacajawea Audubon Society!
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
# OF BOXES SPONSORED _______________
IS THIS SPONSORSHIP A MEMORIAL? ________
IN WHOSE NAME? ___________________________________________________
**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.
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.
Give it a try and support bird conservation in Southwest Montana!
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.
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!
Birdathon is the chapter's biggest fundraiser and over the past two years has raised over $7,000. That's a lot of moolah to be used for our conservation and education projects! It's easy to do. Call up your favorite birding friends and form a team. Each team should have at least 2 members. Fill out a team registration form (Team Reg Form 2016 ) and send it in with a $50 donation fee to Sacajawea Audubon. Then call up all your family, friends, hair stylists, insurance agents, yoga instructors, etc. and collect pledges. They can pledge per species or a set amount. Schedule a day to do your Birdathon between now and June 26th. You can do a full day or half day. You can bird in your backyard, or cover a 3-county area. You can even do a Birdathon in another state!
There are all sorts of awards to compete for: Most Bird Species, Most $$ Raised, Most Pledges, Most Magpies, Most Raptors, Carbon Footprint Award, Most Species in an Important Bird Area, Most Bird Species in a Half-Day, etc. There will be a Awards Party at E. Gallatin Recreation Area on June 30th. How can you pass up this much fun?
For more information, click on the "Birdathon 2016" tab on this website, or call/email Lou Ann Harris at 600-3585 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support the Bridger Mountains Raptor Count (now in it's 25th year), which records the largest concentration of autumnal migrant Golden Eagles known in the lower 48. Help Sacajawea Audubon and Montana Audubon continue this important research project in our very own Bridger Mountains by purchasing a raffle ticket, and be one of two winners of a Bridger Bowl Season Ski Pass (2015-2016). Raffle tickets are $10 each or 6 for $50. Drawing Date: November 9, 2015 at the SAS November meeting, Hope Lutheran Church. To purchase a ticket, email email@example.com or call Leo Freeman at (414)403-7943. Tickets will also be available at our October 12th and November 9th meetings.
2015 SAS Birdathon Awards
Most $$ 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)
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!