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BCAS field trip group to Ouray after a fun morning hiking part of the Ouray Perimeter Trail and visiting the Black Swifts at the Box Canyon.

Aspen/Purple Martin Field Trip

July 9, 7:45 am:  Bill Day will be leading a field trip to see purple martins and other birds in the rich aspen habitat of the Muddy Creek area in the upper North Fork Valley.  This is one of the few places where you can reliable see nesting purple martins in Colorado.  The trip will leave from Paonia River Park in Paonia at 7:45.  High-clearance vehicles are recommended.  Plan for a long day in the field, so bring lunch, hiking and rain gear, hats, and sunscreen.  For more information and to sign up, ontact Bill by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or at (970) 872-3216.

Ridgway State Park Bird Banding Station Public Day

September 9, 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.: Have you ever wondered about how bird banders do their work?  Visit the bird banding station across the pedestrian bridge at the Dallas Creek portion (southern end) of Ridgway State Park to see bird banders retrieve birds from mist nets, take scientific measurements, attach bird bands, and release the birds unharmed.

Annual Ouray County Fall Bird Count

September 9:  We are planning to continue the annual Ouray County fall bird count.  More information is forthcoming.

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