Welcome to the Black Canyon Audubon Society
Black Canyon Audubon Society was formed in 1990 and is one of 11 National Audubon Society chapters in Colorado. The BCAS is committed to the conservation of natural resources through our birding, conservation, and educational activities. The region covered by the Black Canyon Audubon society encompasses nearly 8,300 square miles and includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, San Miguel and Ouray counties. Within this region, elevations vary from 4,695 to 14,309 feet above sea level. Rainfall ranges from less than 8 inches per year in the lower valleys to more than 50 on the higher peaks. Vegetation varies from desert scrub to boreal forest and alpine tundra.
Birdhouse Display and Auction
Thank you to everyone who bid on birdhouses at the Montrose County Fair. The Woodworkers Guild built the amazing and artistic birdhouses that we auctioned off with a final total of over $760 being realized for our educational programs. Many thanks to all of the volunteers who helped set up the booth, manned it durinig the fair, and called the winning bidders and took down the booth on the final day.
Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue
Brenda Miller is in need of lumber - scrap or new - posts, plywood, rails, boards - for construction of rehabilitation cages.
This is a very worthy cause, as Brenda has been the only wildlife rehabilitator in the Montrose/Delta area and is trying to reestablish her service and maintain her license.
Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue is a 501c3 charitable organization. If you do not have lumber for her, perhaps you would consider donating to her cause.
Brenda Miller, Executive Director
Roubideau Rim Wildlife Rescue, 501c3
PO Box 712, Montrose, CO. 81402-0712
Click here for her Facebook page
Virtual Birding Tours
For those of you wishing you could go on a fabulous bird tour somewhere exotic, here is an opportunity to do so from your own home. Maybe you will get some great ideas of places you will really get to go to once travel can happen again!
Click the link below
Field Trips are Back!
**If you are vaccinated and feel confortable traveling with others that are vaccinated, carpooling can take place.
If you are not vaccinated, you should drive yourself and wear a mask when around others.**
First Tuesday Field Trips
Miramonte Reservoir and Vicinity - October 20
Look for migrating ducks and shorebirds at this seldom visited reservoir in San Miguel County. The Don Noble State Wildlife Area hosts good numbers of waterbirds and raptors during fall. The reservoir is approximately an hour and forty-five minutes from Montrose so we’ll need an early start. For those coming from Montrose who want to carpool, meet at Gold’s Gym at the corner of Hillcrest and East Main Street in Montrose at 7:00 AM, at the Ridgway Visitor Center at the southwest corner of Highway 550 and Highway 62 at 7:30 AM, or at the first parking lot at the Don Noble State Wildlife area at 8:45 to 9 AM. We expect to wrap up birding around 1:00 PM, before heading home.
Ridgway State Park - November 13
- To promote the conservation of natural resources through informative public programs, our newsletter and this web site.
- To provide the opportunity for the observation and study of birds and other wildlife, through our field trips.
- To offer early education programs including bird banding stations and classroom bird skin programs.
- To empower our members and the public with the knowledge to be effective environmental advocates.
- To contribute to the recovery of the Gunnison Sage Grouse (GUSG) through joint efforts with GUSG working groups and federal and state agencies.
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In-Person Programs Canceled until further notice
Leucistic Red-tailed Hawk near Solar Road south of Montrose. Photo taken by Robin Lewis on March 26, 2019.
BCAS Donations Through AmazonSmile.com
Although we encourage everyone to shop locally, in the event that you choose to make a purchase through Amazon, please do so by way of AmazonSmile.com and select the Black Canyon Audubon Society as the organization that a percentage of your eligible Amazon purchases will be sent automatically as a charitable contribution. Purchases must be made by going to AmazonSmile for this to take place. Anyone can support the Black Canyon Audubon Society by choosing us as your designated AmazonSmile.com non-profit organization by clicking the link below: