Bird Rehabilitation and Human Conflicts with Migratory Birds by Brenda Miller
Thursday, March 1, 7:00 p.m, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta: Brenda Miller will present an illustrated talk about the rehabilitation of injured birds and injuries to birds caused by interactions with humans, including window, automobiles, lead poisoning, and disease spread at feeders. Brenda has many years of experience in rehabilitating birds at the Roubideau Rim Rehabilitation Center. The program is open to the public and is free of charge.
Bears by Kelly Crane
Thursday, April 5, 7:00 p.m., Montrose Field House, Montrose: Kelly Crane of Colorado Parks and Wildlife will present an illustrated talk on bears in western Colorado. This will include information about thier natural history, habits, adaptations to a changing environmental, and increasing human encroachment. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in Gothin by Dr. David Inouye
Thursday, May 3, 7:00 p.m., Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Delta: Dr. David Inouye will return to speak on "Broad-tailed Hummingbirds in Gothic: where males spend the night, and how bill size and shape influence flower choice.” Dr. Inouye is a retired professor of biology and conducts research at the Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory outside of Gothic, Colorado. The program is open to the public and free of charge.
BCAS Annual Dinner
Wednesday, June 20, 6:00 p.m., Remington's Restaurant, Bridges Golf Course, Montrose: Mark your calendars for the annual BCAS dinner at Remington's Restaurant. Our speaker this year will be Chris Parish, Director of Global Conservation with The Peregrine Falcon Fund in Arizona, who will talk about the recovery of the California Condor, including the effect of lead poisoning on their decline. California Condors have come back from the brink of extinction through heroic efforts in captive breeding and systematic release back into its former range. Condors are wide ranging and have been seen on ocassion in Colorado, something that we hope will happen more often in the future. More details to come in the next newsletter. Reservations will be required for the dinner: additional information coming soon.