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.
- 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 Gunnison Sage Grouse (GUSG) through joint efforts with GUSG working groups and federal and state agencies.
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Constellations and Nebulas that are Named for Birds
Monitoring of Peregrine Falcons, Eagles, Great Blue Herons and Black Swifts
Thursday, June 6, 7:00 p.m., Montrose: Theresa Childers, Wildlife Biologist with the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and Curecanti National Recreation Area, will talk about the National Park Service's bird monitoring program. She will focus on many decades of Peregrine Falcon nests and will also highlight Eagle nest monitoring and information about a Great Blue Heron rookery and a Black Swift colony. Theresa will talk about how park personnel determine nest and fledgling success and how to protect these important migratory bird nesting areas. Her program will be held at the Montrose Field House at the corner of Rio Grande and Colorado Avenue (North 9th St.) in Montrose starting at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge and all are welcome. Contact Sandy at (970) 497-0376 for more information.
BCAS Annual Dinner
Wednesday, June 26, 6:00 p.m.: It's not too soon to put this on your calendar. Please join us for a delightful dinner and speaker presentation at the upstairs meeting room at Remington's Restaurant at the Bridges Golf Course. Our speaker this year will be Dennis Murphy, who recently returned from a fabulous trip to Antarctica and will be showing many of his 4,000 slides of dramatic scenery, birds, and wildlife. For those who have dreamt of a trip to Antarctica, this is a presentation not to be missed. We hope that you will join us and that you will bring friends along with you. It is not necessary to be a BCAS member to attend, only to want to have an interesting and wonderful evening. Reservations will be required, and a reservation form will be available soon.
Upcoming Field Trips:
First Tuesday Birding Trips
Return to Fruitgrowers Reservoir for Migrating Birds
West End Field Trip
Peregrine Falcons and other Spring Migrants at the Black Canyon
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk near Solar Road south of Montrose. Photo taken by Robin Lewis on March 26, 2019.
BCAS Donations Through AmazonSmile.com
Although we encourage everyone to shop locally, in the event that you choose to make a purchase through Amazon, please do so by way of AmazonSmile.com and select the Black Canyon Audubon Society as the organization that a percentage of your eligible Amazon purchases will be sent automatically as a charitable contribution. Purchases must be made by going to AmazonSmile for this to take place. Anyone can support the Black Canyon Audubon Society by choosing us as your designated AmazonSmile.com non-profit organization by clicking the link below: