Tagging Sandhill Cranes
Thursday, March 14, 2024, 7:00 pm, Montrose Field House. Evan Phillips, our friend and wildlife biologist based out of the Montrose Colorado Parks and Wildlife office, will share details about a recent partnership with US Fish and Wildlife Serviced to tag Greater Sandhill Cranes in the Delta area and track their movements thereafter. The goal is to learn how and why the populations of sandhills have been increasing on the Western Slope. This will be great information for our members to have and share with the public while we represent BCAS at the Eckert Crane Days event the following weekend. This event repeats on Friday March 22, 6:00 PM, at Grand Mesa Arts and Events Center in Cedaredge.
Improving Populations of Cavity Nesting Birds
Thursday, April 11, 7:00 p.m., Montrose Field House. Kevin Corwin, chairman of the Colorado Bluebird Project will be speaking about the group’s efforts to improve the populations of bluebirds and other cavity-nesting species like swallows, wrens, and chickadees. Kevin’s presentation will include a 15-minute video that spans the entire nesting process for one new bluebird family. He will also share up-to-date information on bluebird vitality in our state, which will be especially exciting because several of our BCAS members actively contribute data throughout the summer regarding the bluebird boxes we monitor at Ridgway State Park.
Survival of Desert Bighorn Sheep
Thursday, May 9, 7:00 p.m., Montrose Field House. Our guest speaker will be Joel Berger, Colorado State University professor and wildlife conservationist. Joel has nearly 50 years’ experience studying endangered mammal species in some of the most extreme environments on earth. Coming to us fresh from his field season with desert bighorn, he will make a case for why we should care about their survival in particular.