BCAS field trip group on the North Rim of the Black Canyon.
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BCAS Field Trip Guidelines - 2023
One of the fun aspects of belonging to BCAS is the field trips. The field trips visit numerous hotspots in our area and occasionally to places far afield. These trips wouldn’t be possible without the efforts of the trip leaders. All BCAS trip leaders are volunteers donating their time and expertise to bring a great birding experience to participants. As a matter of keeping the experience top notch there are a few rules in place to help things run smoothly. Please keep them in mind when signing up and participating in the trips.
- Depending on the field trip, there may be limitations on participation. These limitations are set by the trip leader and announced with the field trip information. Reasons for limitations include parking concerns, visits to private residents, safety, and a trip leader’s comfort level with participant numbers. The exceptions to participant limitations may include special events where a larger crowd in anticipated and the First Tuesday field trips. First Tuesdays are expressly focused on new/novice members and visit nearby hotspots that can accommodate a bigger group. People are still asked to sign up in advance, so no one is left behind.
- Unless otherwise noted, all trips will meet in Montrose at 8 a.m. at the public parking lot at the corner of N. 2nd Street and N. Cascade Ave.
Many of BCAS field trips fill up, so signing up early increases your chances of participating. If, for some reason, you cannot attend a field trip, please notify the trip leader ASAP. Many times, the leader has a waiting list, so contacting the leader allows others to participate. Guests of members are welcome, so please let the leader know how many will be in your party.
First Tuesday Field Trips
Specie Mesa and Miramonte Reservoir
Owl Creek Pass
Confluence Park and G50 Road