The annual Bird Festival is fast approaching. You should have received your registration brochure by now, so please register early by mailing the registration page or go online at www.mtaudubon.org. Field trips are already filling up—while still plenty of options available, but you may not get your first choice. If you’re registering online, you only choose one field trip per day as the system will not allow you to register for a trip that is full; if you are registering by mail, be sure to include 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices.
Rooms have been blocked at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Call 1-406-721-8550 or 1-800-399-0408 and mention you’re with Montana Audubon (code MAS) to get the discounted rate.
Each year Montana Audubon recognizes outstanding individuals who work for the conservation and protection of birds and other wildlife by presenting Awards at the Saturday evening banquet. We are currently seeking nominations in the following categories: Lifetime Achievement Award, Educator of the Year, Conservationist of the Year, Citizen Scientist of the Year, and Special Achievement Award. To make a nomination, download a nomination form at http://mtaudubon.org/about/award/. Nominations are due at the office by May 19, 2016. Mail completed forms to Montana Audubon, PO Box 595, Helena MT 59624.
Register soon and join us in Missoula in June. You will be treated to wonderful birding and non-birding tours, Friday evening and Saturday afternoon speakers, Erick Greene, Kate Davis, Jeff Marks, and American Prairie Reserve. Special items this year: purchase your copy of the new Birds of Montana Book—co-authors will be available for signing; PLUS be in on the beginning of our celebration of our 40th year!