May 2018 N Rim Black Canyon field trip

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

Field Trips are Back!

**If you are vaccinated and feel comfortable 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

First Tuesday Field Trips will be at 9:00 a.m. on February 7, March 7, and April 4.  Meet at the public parking lot at the intersection of N. 2nd St. and N. Cascade Ave. in Montrose. A leader will accompany the group to a nearby birding hotspot. Return about noon. Independent driving and social distancing, including wearing masks and not sharing equipment, will be the protocol in use. Return should be by about noon.  Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and field guides. Contact Bruce Ackerman at (727) 858-5857 or his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or  Don Marsh at (209) 256-5744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please let us know if you are coming, so we don’t leave you behind. This is especially in case of sudden weather changes.

 Open Water Field Trip

Wednesday, January 11.  Meet at 9:00 a.m. in Montrose to join us as we search for open ice-free lakes and ponds in the greater Montrose area. These water sources often host large numbers of waterfowl. Trip will conclude in early afternoon. Dress in layers, bring water and a lunch or snacks, and a spotting scope if you have one. For more information contact Don at (209) 256-5744 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Grand Junction Wildlife Area

Saturday, January 21.   The Grand Junction State Wildlife Area in Mesa County can offer up a good variety of waterfowl and songbirds during the winter months. Join leader Bill Harris as we explore the ponds, fields, and cottonwood forest along the Colorado River. Dress in layers, bring water and a lunch or snacks, and a spotting scope if you have one. For questions and to sign up contact Bill Harris at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ridgway Rosy-Finch Trip #1

Note: This trip is full!

Saturday, January 28.   Join us as we visit the home of a Ridgway BCAS member who regularly hosts all three species of Rosy-finch at her feeders. We’ll meet in Ridgway at the Cimarron Coffee parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and carpool to her home. Because it is a private residence, the trip is limited to 10 participants. Please contact Don Marsh at (209) 256-5744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.

North Fork Winter Raptor Trips

Saturday, February 4 & Sunday, February 5.  Join biologists Jim Lefevre and Adam Petry as they search the North Fork area of the Gunnison for winter raptors, including Eagles as well as Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks. Dress in layers, bring water and a lunch or snacks, and binoculars.  Leaders will have spotting scopes. Meet at the City Market in Hotchkiss at 9 a.m. Trip should conclude around 2 or 3:00 p.m. These trips are limited to 12 participants each day. For more information contact Jim at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Montrose Winter Raptor Trips

Saturday, Feb. 11 & Sunday, Feb. 12.  Join Bruce Ackerman and Bill Harris at 9:00 a.m. as they search the Montrose area for winter raptors, including Eagles as well as Ferruginous and Rough-legged Hawks. Trip will conclude in early afternoon. Dress in layers, bring water and a lunch or snacks, binocular and a spotting scope if you have one. These trips are limited to 8 to 9 participants each day (three vehicles). To reserve a space and to learn the meeting place for Saturday’s trip contact Bill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. To reserve a space on Sunday’s trip, contact Bruce at (727) 858-5857 or his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Ridgway Rosy-Finch Trip #2

Thursday, February 23.  Join us as we visit the home of a Ridgway BCAS member who regularly gets all three species of Rosy-finch at her home feeders. We’ll meet in Ridgway at the Cimarron Coffee parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and carpool up to the Elk Meadows home. Because it is a private residence, the trip is limited to 10 participants. Please contact the trip leader, Don Marsh at (209) 256-5744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to RSVP.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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