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.

 

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 BCAS Annual Dinner Thursday June 22 at the Remington's Restaurant at the Bridges in Montrose

We will be gathering at Remington’s Restaurant at The Bridges Golf Course in Montrose at 6:00 pm Thursday June 22. This year’s annual dinner will include a delicious meal and a talk by Nic Korte about tropical birds in Costa Rica and other points south that migrate northward to our area to breed. Included will be wonderful photos from many countries and information about how birds change their diet and fill different niches depending upon whether they are residing in the south or north. Nic will also talk about the various environments that the birds inhabit, variable behaviors, and challenges for their survival.

Please join us for a fun and relaxing evening!  You do not need to be a BCAS member to attend.

Dinner Reservations can be made by filling out the Reservation Form and mailing it and your check to arrive by June 15 to: BCAS, P.O. Box 387, Delta, CO 81416

Please be prepared to bid on delightful silent auction items!

If you have any questions, please contact:

This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (303) 709-4386 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at (970) 209-5404

 

Check out our 2017 calendar of events and elsewhere on the website for upcoming speakers and field trips:

June 3 - Kevin parks Wetlands field trip.

June 22 - BCAS Annual Dinner at Remingtons Restaurant at the Bridges in Montrose.

July 9 - Purple Martin (and other birds) field trip to aspens in the Muddy Creek area of the upper North Fork Valley.

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Tundra swans on the large pond along G50 Road northwest of Delta on Saturday January 21.

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Tundra swans on the large pond along G50 Road northwest of Delta on Saturday January 21.

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:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/84-0470063

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