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Birding with Author Sneed B. Collard III

September 12, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am

$35 – $40

DATE: Sunday, September 12
TIME: 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
LOCATION: Meet at the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation (location may change depending on best birding conditions)

Registration is required

Find fall birds with renowned author and birder Sneed B. Collard III. Sneed will guide you in the practice of birdwatching as you meander among the trees and fall foliage shrubs. A variety of interesting birds can be spotted this time of year as migrants come through and our local year-round residents continue to appear. In addition to bird searching, Sneed will share his storytelling talent and the inspiration behind some of his most recent nature books. This program is wonderful for all levels of birder- from beginner to advanced. Let today’s bird discoveries inspire your own stories- written down, told aloud, or drawn in a journal.

Sneed B. Collard III is the author of more than eighty-five books for young people including Animal Dads; Fire Birds—Valuing Natural Wildfires and Burned Forests; One Iguana, Two Iguanas; and his newest picture books, Waiting for a Warbler and Beaver and Otter Get Along . . . Sort of.

Before beginning his writing career, Sneed graduated with honors in marine biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and to research and write his nonfiction books, he has traveled to Australia, Costa Rica, Southeast Asia, South America, and the deep-sea floor. 

Sneed is a popular, award-winning speaker, and has developed an extensive set of writing workshops for students, teachers, and other writers. To learn more about Sneed, visit his website www.sneedbcollardiii.com. Also be sure to watch book trailers and educational videos on his YouTube channel, and enjoy the birding, writing, and photography blog he writes with his teenaged son, Braden, at www.FatherSonBirding.com.

What to Bring:

  • Clothes appropriate for changing Montana weather conditions – raincoat, hat, sunscreen, etc.
  • Water/snacks
  • Binoculars and field guide (we will have some to borrow)
  • Mask (dependent on COVID conditions)

Cost: $35 MNHC members / $40 non-members
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

Registration is required. REGISTER HERE
This class is open to only 12 participants.


What’s the refund policy?
What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


September 12, 2021
8:00 am - 11:00 am
$35 – $40
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Montana Natural History Center
120 Hickory St.
Missoula, MT 59801 United States