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 comfortable 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 5, and August 2 .  Meet at 8:00 a.m. at the public parking lot at the intersection of N. 2nd St. and N. Cascade Ave. in Montrose. A leader will accompany the group to a nearby birding hotspot. Return about noon. Independent driving and social distancing, including wearing masks and not sharing equipment, will be the protocol in use. Return should be by about noon.  Bring a snack, water, binoculars, and field guides. Contact 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.

Silver Jack Reservoir and the Cimarron, Wednesday June 15

Explore this lightly birded watershed east of Cerro Summit. Spring migrants should still be moving through the area, and the resident breeders should be in full song. Temperatures may be cool in the morning so dress in layers, bring drinks, snacks, and a lunch. We’ll return to Montrose in the early afternoon. For questions and to sign up, contact Don Marsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (209) 256-5744. Sorry! Field Trip is filled up

Grand Mesa, Saturday June 25

The Grand Mesa has a wonderful array of birds during the summer that include Lincoln's sparrow, Swainson's hawk, American three-toed woodpecker, hermit thrush, pine grosbeak, and red crossbill, to name a few.  We will be stopping along Highway 65 at several points and going for short hikes to view birds.  Hiking distance will be around 2-3 miles total.  This will be an all-day trip, so bring, lunch, snacks, water, and clothing to deal with cool or inclement weather.  Group size is limited to 10 people, so contact Bill Harris at (970) 901-4022 or his This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.to insure your spot.  Participants will meet at the parking lot at the corner of N. 2nd St. and N. Cascade Ave. in Montrose at 8:00 a.m.

Ridgway State Park, Saturday August 27

Ridgway State Park in late August can host a variety of migrating shorebirds and post-breeding songbirds.  The state park charges a $9 day use fee, so we will meet at the Visitor Center near the Dutch Charlie entrance a 8:00 a.m. to see if we can carpool with annual pass holders to minimize expenses.  We will wrap up around noon.  As always in Colorado, dress in layers, bring water, a lunch or snacks, and a spotting scope, if you have one.  Please contact trip leader Don Marsh at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (209) 256-5744 to RSVP.