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 July 6, August 3, Septembrer 7, October 5, November 2, and December 7, 2021.  Meet at the northeast corner of the Gold's Gym parking lot at the corner of East Main and Hillcrest Drive in Montrose at 8:00 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. Contact Bruce Ackerman at (727) 858-5857 or his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Grand Mesa -Thursday, June 24

The Grand Mesa has a wonderful array of birds during the summer that include Lincoln sparrow, Swainson’s hawk, American three-toed woodpecker, hermit thrush, pine grosbeak, red crossbill to name a few. We will be stopping at several points along Highway 65 on the Grand Mesa and going for short hikes to view birds. Hiking distance will be around 3-4 miles total. This will be an all-day trip, so bring lunch, snacks, water, and clothing to deal with cooler or inclement weather. Group size is limited to 10 people. Meet at the parking lot behind Hartman Bros. along N. 1st at 8:00 AM. The group size is quite limited, so contact trip leader, Bill Harris, at (970) 901-4022 to sign up or if you have any questions.

Ouray and Box Canyon, Saturday, August 21

We will look for nesting Black Swifts at Box Canyon Falls in Ouray and then spend time looking for other montane birds in the general area of Ouray.  Please note that there is an entry fee for the falls, but it is well worth it, as it is the best and easiest place to see nesting Black Swifts.  The park usually has other very interesting birds to view, as well.  For those coming from the north, meet at Gold’s Gym at the corner of Hillcrest and East Main Street in Montrose at 8:00 AM.  For those closer to Ouray, meet at the Box Canyon Park in Ouray at 8:45 AM.  The trip will be led by Don Marsh, who can be contacted at (209) 256-5744 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..








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