Montana is home to over 400 bird species across an astonishing diversity of habitats.
Montana Audubon will host its 21st annual Wings Across the Big Sky bird festival at the Yogo Inn, in Lewistown, Montana on June 5th – 7th 2020!
This long-standing, community event celebrates Montana’s native bird species and typically draws hundreds of wildlife enthusiasts from across the state and beyond.
The keynote speaker for this year’s festival is Marshall Johnson, Vice President of Audubon Conservation Ranching for National Audubon Society. Marshall will be introducing us to this new initiative where Montana Audubon is partnering with NAS to certify ranches in Montana as “bird-friendly”.
This year, the Festival features local field trips with numerous birding outings planned to the surrounding diverse Northern Great Plains grasslands region surrounding Lewistown, including nearby Judith and Big Snowy Mountains, and cottonwood strongholds like the Missouri River’s James Kipp Recreation Area and nearby Cottonwood Creek, and more distant locations like Bowdoin National Wildlife Refuge, American Prairie Reserve, and more.
Wings Across the Big Sky is full of field trips and other fun-filled experiences, including a Saturday evening banquet, Montana Audubon’s annual conservation awards, “Nature Adventure Tour” silent auction, “Cakes for Conservation” fundraiser and more.
Our 21st annual bird festival is co-sponsored by American Prairie Reserve. Click the link to learn more about the reserve and the remarkable region known as Montana’s Glaciated Plains.