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
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.
Ouray and Box Canyon, Saturday, August 21