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Closed for Labor Day

Sunday, August 23rd, 2020

[ September 6, 2020 to September 7, 2020. ] Birds & Beasleys is closed Labor Day Weekend on Sunday, September 6, and Monday, September 7th. We are OPEN on Saturday, September 5th. Come visit us on Saturday for all of your gift and birding needs. We will reopen with our normal hours on Tuesday, September 8th. Enjoy spending time with friends and family!


Fresh Huckleberry Goodness

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Summertime in Montana means the huckleberries are ripe and waiting for you to enjoy their sweet/tart flavor. Come pick up your favorite jam and syrup, or try something new. Did someone say instant pie filling? Yaaasss!
Birds & Beasleys has what you need to sweeten your September! Don’t miss out on this fresh huckleberry goodness.

Puzzle Pallooza

Tuesday, August 18th, 2020

Love kitties? Love owls? Love puppies? We have a puzzle for you! Fall and winter are on the way, so puzzles are the perfect go-to indoor activity. Stock up on fun, affordable, and challenging puzzles for yourself and your loved ones.
Stop by Birds & Beasleys in these next few weeks to get the puzzle of […]

Capitol Square’s Farmers Market

Wednesday, June 17th, 2020

Capitol Square’s Farmers Market is open each Tuesday afternoon from 2:30-6:30pm on the south side of the Capitol.
Check out their new vendors and visit returning favorites. While the market setup will look different this year, with staff and vendors taking extra precautions to protect the health of all in response to COVID-19, attendees still have […]

Closed 4th of July

Monday, June 15th, 2020

[ July 5, 2020; ] We are closed on Saturday and Sunday, July 4-5, 2020. We are open regular hours the preceding, and following weekends. We hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe 4th of July!
Independence Day Fun Facts:
Variously known as the Fourth of July and Independence Day, July 4th has been a federal holiday in the […]

Where to place your bluebird house

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Jane Beasley with Bird’s & Beasley’s provides tips on where to place your bluebird house. Follow these instructions below.

Nail on fence post, post or garage about 3 to 10 feet above the ground
Face house in east or north direction if possible
Place 200 feet apart if you only want to attract bluebirds
Placing two birdhouses back-to-back or […]

Beginning Backyard Birding

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Learn the how & whys of backyard birding
Whether you live in a downtown apartment, a city home, or in the country, birding begins at home.  Providing water, food, and nesting sites in your yard will help increase the opportunities for observing birds.  Most importantly, you are helping them to survive as you continue to move […]

Backyard Birding in Montana

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Dear Friends of feathered friends,
This is a revised list of Montana’s wild birds that will come to feeders and birdbaths.  I have added a few more infrequent visitors and another column with a key telling you which birds are year-round residents, Spring & Summer tourists, or Fall & Winter residents.   There are many other wild […]

Montana’s Hummingbirds

Sunday, June 7th, 2020

Rufous…..Calliope…..Broad-tailed…..Black-chinned, learn more about Montana’s Hummingbirds.
April to September
A hummingbird’s diet is 50% tiny insects on flowers and plants and 50% nectar from flowers, plus nectar from your feeders.

4 cups water….. 1 cup sugar
Bring water to boil then stir in sugar. Return to boil until the water is clear, about 30 seconds.
Cool and […]

Open for Business

Monday, May 4th, 2020

Birds & Beasleys is back and is open for business. Shop us daily, Monday through Saturday between 9:30 am and 6:00 pm.
Come see us in the store for your birdseed and gifts. Don’t want to come inside, call us and arrange for curbside pickup.
We want to see you healthy and enjoying the birds for years […]



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