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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BCAS Annual Dinner - reservations due by June 16
Wednesday, June 26, 5:30 p.m., Montrose: 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 are required, so click HERE for the reservation form.
Bats of Colorado by Evan Phillips
Thursday, August 1, 7:00 p.m., Montrose: Evan Phillips, wildlife biologist with Colorado Parks and Wildlife, will provide a program on the Bats of Colorado. The program will be held at the Montrose Field House at the corner of Rio Grande and Colorado Avenue at 7:00 p.m. There is no charge and everyone is invited to attend.
Annual Bird House Silent Auction at the Montrose County Fair
Monday July 22 to Saturday July 27: The Montrose Woodworkers Guild will be donating hand-crafted bird houses to be sold by silent auction during the Montrose County Fair. All proceeds from the silent auction will be donated to the Black Canyon Audubon Society. This generous group of woodcrafters creates unique and functional bluebird houses as a project to raise funds for the Black Canyon Audubon Society programs. BCAS members, their friends, and the general public are also invited to construct bluebird houses to be entered in the silent auction; we especially invite entries to the youth division (under age 18). Bring your bird houses to the Woodworkers Guild booth on Sunday, July 21 between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. or on Monday, July 22 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. The silent auction will close at noon on Saturday July 27; all winners will be contacted after the auction closes and are expected to come and pay for their winning bird house on Saturday (unless prior arrangements have been made). The entire fair will close on Saturday, July 27th. Volunteer help is needed at the booth during the fair and to help set up the BCAS booth.
Upcoming Field Trips:
Gunnison Valley Field Trip
First Tuesday Birding Trips
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: