Wings Across The Big Sky | Montana Audubon


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Wings Across The Big Sky

Montana’s Premier Birding Festival

May 31 – June 2, 2024 | Helena, MT

In partnership with Last Chance Audubon 


Registration is now open! 



Registration options

  • Member ($225)
  • Non-member ($245)
  • Non-member and want to become a member, or renew my membership ($275)
  • Student ($150)

Each registration includes:

  • Your choice of one field trip on Saturday and one field trip on Sunday
  • Saturday and Sunday breakfast buffet
  • Saturday and Sunday boxed lunch
  • Friday and Saturday evening banquet*

*NOTE- there is an option on the registration form to purchase a ticket to bring a guest to one or both of the evening banquets. A guest is someone who is not registered for the festival, and will ONLY attend the banquet. If you are registering for the festival, your banquet tickets for each night are included in the full registration.* 


Festival Logistics


3:00 pm — Registration Opens
4:00 pm — Social with Cash Bar
6:00 pm — Welcome; Buffet Dinner; Keynote presentation by Tiffany Kersten

5:45–7:00 am — Buffet Breakfast
6:15 am — A Field Trips Depart
6:45 am — B Field Trips Depart
7:00 am — C Field Trips Depart
2:00 pm — Field Trips Return (approximate)
3:00–5:00 pm — Snacks and refreshments; Bird Science Lectures (times and presenters TBD)
4:00 pm — Social with Cash Bar
5:00 pm — Buffet Dinner; State of the Birds Address by Larry Berrin; Conservationist of the Year Award; Live Auction

5:45–7:00 am —  Buffet Breakfast
6:15 am — A Field Trips Depart
6:45 am — B Field Trips Depart
7:00 am — C Field Trips Depart

For more details and information, please see the Registration Brochure.


Registration Brochure Location & Lodging Field Trips



Other Festival Information

Become a Sponsor Keynote Presentation




2024 Wings Across the Big Sky Festival Sponsors

Golden Eagle Sponsor

$5,000 level


Prairie Falcon Sponsor

$2,500 level


Visit Helena


Long-Billed Curlew Sponsor

$1,500 level


Bobolink Sponsor

$1,000 level



Chipping Sparrow Sponsor

$500 level




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