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 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

The First Tuesday Field Trips have been started again.  These will be on December 7, 2021 and January 4, February 1, and March 1, 2022.  Meet at the northeast corner of the Gold's Gym parking lot at the corner of East Main and Hillcrest Drive in Montrose at 9:00 a.m.  A nearby birding destination will be the destination.  Return should be by about noon.  Indipendent driving and social distancing, including wearing masks and not sharing equipment, will be the protocol in use.

Independent driving and social distancing (including wearing masks and not sharing equipment) will be the protocol in use. Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and field guides. Trips generally last until NOON. Contact Don Marsh at (209) 256- 5744 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Bruce Ackerman at (727) 858-5857 or his 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.

Christmas Bird Counts

Delta - Saturday, December 18

Meet at the Delta City Market parking lot at 8:30 am. We will break into teams and you will be given maps and data sheets to complete the field count. All participants must be vaccinated against COVID to participate in the group count. Please contact Amy Seglund at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.at least five days before the count so she can inform you of any last minute changes.

Montrose - Sunday, December 19

Meet at 8:30 am at the Centennial Room off Centennial Plaza, Downtown Montrose. We will break into teams and you will be given maps and data sheets to complete the field count. All participants must be vaccinated against COVID to participate in the group count. Please contact Missy Siders by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.or phone  (970) 275-6639) at least five days before the count so she can inform you of any last minute changes.

Gunnison - Sunday, December 19

Meet at 7:30 am in Hurst Hall Room 130 on the Western Colorado University Campus to get organized and break into field teams. We ask that all participants be vaccinated against COVID. Changes in local case counts for the pandemic could alter our plans so everyone who is planning to participate is asked to contact organizer Arden Anderson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. at least five days before the count so he can let you know if there are any last minute changes.

Hotchkiss - Sunday, January 2

Meet at the Hotchkiss City Market parking lot at 8:00 am. All experience levels are welcome and encouraged. Please RSVP by emailing count leader Adam Petry at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All participants must be vaccinated against COVID to join the group count.

More Field Trips

Confluence Park and G50 Road Field Trip in Delta County
Saturday, January 15

Join fellow birders viewing the wintering waterfowl and raptors that take advantage of the reservoir in Confluence Park. Hundreds of ducks, geese and other species regularly use this lake as a resting spot. After looking around Confluence Park, the group will head out to G50 road to check out the ranch fields and ponds that often host well over 1,000 Sandhill Cranes and other birds. Meet at Gold’s Gym at the corner of Hillcrest and East Main Street in Montrose at 8:00 AM or at Confluence Park near the reservoir just after 8:30 am. Be sure to dress in layers, and bring a lunch, snacks, water, and a spotting scope if you have one. 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. RSVP.

 Connected Lakes & Audubon Nature Preserve, Grand Junction

Saturday, February 19

Connected Lakes State Wildlife Area and the adjacent Audubon Nature Preserve in Grand Junction can offer up a good variety of waterfowl and songbirds during the winter months. This trip allows time at both areas. Meet at Gold’s Gym at the corner of Hillcrest and East Main Street in Montrose at 8:00 AM. At noon, the group will head back to Montrose. Dress in layers, bring water and a lunch or snacks, and a spotting scope if you have one. 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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