May 2018 N Rim Black Canyon field trip

BCAS field trip group on the North Rim of the Black Canyon.

First Tuesday Birding Trips

Tuesday May 7, June 4, July 3, August 1, September 11 9:00 a.m.  First Tuesday Birding Trip. Destinations 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 9:00 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..

Return to Fruitgrowers Reservoir for Migrating Birds

Saturday, April 27, 8:00 a.m.:  Join us as we return to Fruitgrowers Reservoir to view ducks, shorebirds, returning warblers, and other birds.  For those coming from the Montrose area, meet at Gold's Gym at the corner of East Main and Hillcrest in Montrose at 8:00 a.m. so that we can carpool.  All others, plan to meet us along the causeway along North Road on the northern end of the reservoir about 8:45 or so.  Contact Bruce at (727) 858-5857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

West End Field Trip

Saturday-Sunday, May 18-19:  BCAS will sponsor a field trip to Paradox Valley and other venues at the West End of Montrose County for a spring birding adventure. The opportunity to see over 70 species is very high. Expect several short walks to access bird habitat.  The Paradox Valley and West End areas have a great mix of habitats ranging from desert scrub to classic alpine to riparian, allowing for a rich mix of birds during the spring migration.  Expect to see a variety of waterfowl, sage sparrows, vireos, yellow-breasted chats, Grace‚Äôs warblers, black phoebes, and a host of migrants.  Day 1 will wrap up near Naturita, so participants can access either hotel accommodations or camp for the night.  The Uravan Ball Park campground is open for our use, and the Rimrock Hotel (970-865-2500) in Naturita has nice rooms at reasonable prices.  A potluck dinner in planned for the evening of May 18. This trip is limited to 12 participants. Directions to the meeting site will be sent to those who sign up.  For those who want to get there a day early, there are camping facilities at the Dan Noble Wildlife Area next to Miramonte Reservoir near NorwoodFor questions and to sign up contact Bill Harris at (970) 901-4022 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peregrine Falcons and other Spring Migrants at the Black Canyon

Saturday, June 8, 8:00 a.m., Montrose:  Fresh from Theresa Childers' talk on June 6, she will be guiding us to viewing areas to see nesting Peregrine Falcons and to observe other birds that are specialties at the south rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.  The trip is limited to 12 participants who must sign up to reserve a space.  We will meet at Gold's Gym at the corner of East Main and Hillcrest in Montrose at 8:00 a.m. so that we can carpool.  Bring lunch and water and wear sunscreen and a hat.  Contact Bruce at (727) 858-5857 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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