BCAS field trip group on the North Rim of the Black Canyon.
First Tuesday Birding Trips
Christmas Bird Counts
Please join us for one or more of the Christmas Bird Counts that take place in the area served by BCAS. They are fun, a good way to find out about birding spots you normally might not know about, get you in contact with other local birders, and provide important data on the trends of bird populations. For each, bring plenty of warm clothes, a lunch, and binoculars. Groups of counters will be arranged at the morning meeting points where experienced birders will be paired up with birders of less experience. Contact the bird count coordinators ahead of time if you are interested in a particular count area or just to inform them to expect you. All skill levels are welcome, so don't feel intimidated - just come and have a fun time.
Open Water Field Trip
Raptor Field Trips
Every year we do raptor field trips - two days each in the North Fork Valley and Uncompahgre Valley. Trips will go until 2:00 or 3:00 each day and are limited to 12 participants each day. Please sign up in advance to reserve your place. Usually there is a waiting list, so if you sign up and then are unable to attend, let the trip leader know in advance so your place can be filled by an appreciative next person on the list. Bring a lunch, warm clothes, and binoculars. Carpools will be arranged at the meeting places to reduce the numbers of cars in the caravan.
Eckert Crane Days
Friday-Sunday, March 15, 16, and 17, 9:00 a.m.: Join us as we clebrate the annual migration of Sandhill Cranes through western Colorado. We will be at Crane Point or along the causeway on the north side of Fruitgrower's Reservoir beginning at 9:00 a.m. to welcome visitors, provide information about cranes, and will have spotting scopes set up for crane viewing. The cranes typically arrive the night before and lift off for thier journey northward between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. each morning, so make sure to arrive in time to view them in the nearby fields and to enjoy their raucous lift off. More information to come.