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 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.

Mule Park IBA, Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre and Gunnison National Forests, Paonia

Tuesday July 20

This trip will explore the area of the proposed Mule Park Important Bird Area. The Mule Park IBA consists of three units of aspen habitat stretching across Mesa, Delta and Gunnison counties north of Paonia.  It likely contains a quarter to half of Colorado’s Purple Martins. 

If coming from the south, we’ll meet at the northeast corner of the Gold's Gym parking lot in Montrose (the corner of Hillcrest Dr. and Highway 50) at 7:30 AM to get started and caravan up to Paonia where we’ll meet up with other participants at Paonia River Park at 8:45 AM.  We’ll head up Stevens Gulch Road to bird around Hubbard Park and Mule Park and then come down CR 265 to Highway 133 north of Paonia State Park.  We should be back in Paonia by mid-afternoon and Montrose by late afternoon.

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..

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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