Welcome to the Black Canyon Audubon Society

Black Canyon Audubon Society was formed in 1990 and is one of 11 National Audubon Society chapters in Colorado. The BCAS is committed to the conservation of natural resources through our birding, conservation, and educational activities. The region covered by the Black Canyon Audubon society encompasses nearly 8,300 square miles and includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray counties. Within this region, elevations vary from 4,695 to 14,309 feet above sea level. Rainfall ranges from less than 8 inches per year in the lower valleys to more than 50 on the higher peaks. Vegetation varies from desert scrub to boreal forest and alpine tundra.

Chapter Goals

  • To promote the conservation of natural resources through informative public programs, our newsletter and this web site.
  • To provide the opportunity for the observation and study of birds and other wildlife, through our field trips.
  • To offer early education programs including bird banding stations and classroom bird skin programs.
  • To empower our members and the public with the knowledge to be effective environmental advocates.
  • To contribute to the recovery of the the Gunnison Sage Grouse (GUSG) through through joint efforts with GUSG working groups and federal and state agencies.

 BCAS Annual Dinner  June 21 6:00 pm

Remington's Restaurant at the Bridges Golf Course

We will be gathering at Remington’s Restaurant at The Bridges Golf Course in Montrose. This year’s annual dinner will include a delicious meal and a talk "The Parks and Wildlife of Alaska and the Canadian Rockies" by Arden Anderson. Arden, a biologist and photographer from Gunnison, will show some of the highlights of the four months he spent exploring Alaska and the Canadian Rockies. From the temperate rain forests of Ketchikan to the Midnight Sun of Barrow, the stark beauty of the Aleutians to the grandeur of Denali, Arden was intent on seeing where all those migrants that pass through Colorado eventually ended up during breeding season. Traveling by boat, plane, vehicle, kayak, and on foot, he ventured into some of the wilder areas of our largest state and brought back some impressive images of the spectacular things he saw. Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening!

Reservations are required by June 14.  Click Here for the reservation form.

For additional information contact: Dian Torphy at (303) 709-4386, Elaine Probasco at 252-0918, or Jon Horn at 209-5404


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