Welcome to the
Black Canyon Audubon Society
Black Canyon Audubon Society was formed in 1990 and is one of eleven National Audubon Society chapters in Colorado. We are committed to the conservation of natural resources through our birding, conservation and educational activities.
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Eckert Crane Days at Fruitgrower's Reservoir--March 21-23, 2014
- 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.
The region covered by the Black Canyon Audubon society consists of Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray Counties. It encompasses nearly 8300 square miles, an area slightly larger than the state of New Jersey.
Within this region, elevations vary from 4,695 to 14,309 feet above sea level. Rainfall ranges from less than eight inches per year in the lower valleys to more than fifty on the higher peaks. Vegetation varies from desert scrub to boreal forest and alpine tundra.