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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.

 

First Tuesday Birding Trip February 6, March 6

Tuesday February 6, March 6, 9:00 a.m.  First Tuesday Birding Trip. Location to be announced. Bruce Ackerman will be leading a birding trip to somewhere good near Montrose.  Meet at the Gold's Gym parking lot (1840 East Main St. also known as the corner of Hillcrest Dr and Highway 50) at 8:00 a.m. to get started and carpool. Return to Montrose around noon. For more information contact Bruce at (727) 858-5857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Open Water Field Trip

Sunday, January 21, 9:00 a.m. Meet Jon Horn at the Montrose downtown City Market south of the fuel pumps at 9:00 a.m.  We will visit several places with open water between Montrose and Delta where we can expect to see a wide variety of waterfowl and other birds. Contact Jon at (970) 209-5404 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you plan to attend.

Annual Raptor Trips: North Fork Valley and Montrose

The Raptor Field Trips were initiated several years ago by now deceased Audubon member, Herb Probasco. These field trips are organized in his memory. Based on past trips, you can expect to see most Red-tailed Hawk morphs, Rough-legged Hawks, Golden and Bald Eagles, Kestrels, Northern Harriers, and other species, depending on the weather.  All trips are limited to 12 participants per day, so sign up early so that you do not miss out.

North Fork area: Saturday, February 10 and Sunday February 11, 9:00 a.m.  Trips will be led by Jim LeFevre and Adam Petry. Contact Jim at his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to reserve your place. We plan to leave at 9:00 a.m. from the Hotchkiss City Market. We will look for raptors until 2-3 p.m. Wear warm clothes; bring lunch, binoculars, spotting scope (if you have one), and something to drink.

Montrose area: Saturday, February 17 and Sunday February 18, 8:30 a.m.  The Montrose area is home to several wintering and resident raptors. We will travel the back roads to view these avian species. Meet at 8:30 a.m. south of the fuel pumps at the Montrose downtown City Market.  We will carpool and proceed to viewing areas. The field trip will end in early afternoon; bring your lunch, binoculars, spotting scope (if you have one), and warm clothes.  Please contact Bill Harris at 970-615-7166 or at his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to sign up and for more information.

Eckert Crane Days, March 16-18

Annual Eckert Crane Days, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, March 16, 17, and 18, at Crane Point or the Causeway at Fruitgrowers Reservoir near Eckert, 8:30 a.m.-noon.  We will be observing migrating sandhill cranes and area waterfowl. We will hope for favorable weather.  The cranes typically fall out in the evenings and lift off about 10:00 or 11:00 the next day on their migration northward.  The Crane Days event is planned for each morning in anticipation of observing the morning lift off.  Bring your binoculars; BCAS members will have spotting scopes set up for the use of visitor and will be present to answer questions.  Bluebird boxes will be available for a donation of $20 each.  Contact Chris Lazo at (970) 424-3309 or at his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for additional information.

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