BCAS field trip group on the North Rim of the Black Canyon.
First Tuesday Birding Trips
Purple Martin Field Trip
The trip will visit known past and present purple martin nesting sites from Windy Point to Mule Park to the West Muddy. We will be discussing aspen ecology, future Forest Service projects in the area, martin life history, nest boxes, and looking for any and all birds we can find along the way. Bring binoculars and a bird book, a lunch, maybe a folding chair, a jacket, and some good shoes. There will not be a lot of hiking but we will wander off into the woods in a few places. Expect mosquitoes. We are typically done by mid-afternoon, depending on how much we talk.
Gunnison Valley Field Trip
Bird Banding Ridgway State Park Public Day
Saturday, September 8, 7:00-10:30 a.m.: This year's date for the public to observe bird banding at Ridgway State Park is Saturday, September 8. Drive to the Dallas Creek Unit (southern end of the reservoir) and walk across the bridge to watch birds banded and released. This is the 13th year for this annual event. The Dallas Creek entrance is the southern-most park entrance and will require a Colorado State Parks entry fee or pass.