BCAS field trip group on the North Rim of the Black Canyon.
First Tuesday Birding Trips
Fruitgrowers Reservoir Field Trip, May 22
Tuesday May 22, 8:00 a.m. to noon – Fruitgrower’s Reservoir. Join Bruce Ackerman, president of Black Canyon Audubon Society, for a field trip to Fruitgrowers Reservoir outside of Eckert. This small reservoir is an exciting place to see spring migrants, especially waterfowl and shore birds. On a quick trip on Saturday May 12, we saw Wilson's Phalaropes, Long-billed dowitchers, lots of grebes, an immature bald eagle, and white pelicans. Meet at the Gold's Gym parking lot in Montrose for carpooling or meet us at the reservoir at 9:00 a.m. Call Bruce for more information at (727) 858-5857.
Gunnison Gorge Birding Hike with Bill Harris
Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area, Saturday, May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join Audubon member Bill Harris birding the banks of the Gunnison River in the Gunnison Gorge NCA near Delta, Colorado. May is an excellent time to view a host of migrating birds and year-round residents, as well. Expect to see black phoebes, yellow-breasted chats, waterfowl, spotted towhees, yellow warblers, bullocks orioles and several raptors. There’s always a few surprises. Expect short walks on flat terrain. Bring binoculars, appropriate clothing, sunscreen, snacks and water. Trip limited to 12 people.
Must sign up through Colorado Canyons Association (CCA) web site: www.coloradocanyonsassociation.org/events/2018/5/19/gunnison-gorge-birding-trip
Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park Field Trip
Saturday, June 9, 8:00 a.m. Spring birding at the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park. We will carpool from Gold’s Gym parking lot on east Main St. in Montrose at 8 a.m. Bring a lunch or snack and water. To keep the number of cars reasonable, the trip is limited to 12 people. Watch for more information.