The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • FCAS December Member Potluck

    "December Member Potluck and Slideshow"

    Thursday, December 13th, 2018

    This is YOUR evening to receive the applause! Come to our annual potluck and member presentation. Learn more here.

  • photo gallery

    Photo Gallery

    The photo gallery needs your bird pictures! Please submit your favorite photos for inclusion. Find out more here.

  • logo'd apparel

    FCAS Apparel

    Don't venture out on another fieldtrip without one of our shirts, caps or other items with our beautiful ptarmigans logo on them. Find out more here.

  • FCAS Welcomes New and Renewing Members

    • Martin Forstenzer

    • Alice Wood

    Thank you for your membership! Your support makes our programs and conservation efforts possible and helps us achieve our mission of connecting people to the natural world.

    FCAS welcomes new National Audubon Society members by sending one complimentary copy of our newsletter. Join us at our monthly programs on the second Thursday of the month. National dues do not cover the cost of printing and mailing the newsletter, so if youíd like to keep receiving the Ptarmigan, please support your local chapter and subscribe.

  • Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation

    Trying to help a sick or injured bird? These resources are ready to help!

President's Corner

Proposed Annual Budget

by John Shenot

According to our current bylaws, the Board is to agree on a proposed annual budget at our December Board meeting each year and announce the proposed budget to the membership in our December newsletter. The membership then votes to approve the budget at our annual meeting in January. The tricky part is that the deadline for getting articles in our December newsletter is in mid-November, before the December Board meeting. So, the best I can do (until we amend our bylaws) is provide members with an overview of the budget presented to the Board in November by our Treasurer, and assure everyone that the complete budget will be available to any member upon request after the December Board meeting.

FCAS is a very small non-profit organization run by volunteers. Our annual expenditures in recent years have always been less than $12,000. Our annual revenues have roughly equaled expenses, allowing us to maintain a steady level of reserves without raising membership dues. The following charts show the projected expenses and revenues presented in the Treasurerís budget:

The Board is interested in having a third party audit our finances, just to make sure our accounting practices are reasonable. If any member has the requisite skills and would be willing to do a pro bono audit of FCAS, please contact a Board member.

Find FCAS on Facebook for Field Trip Information

FCAS has a Facebook page where we post announcements about upcoming field trips, last minute changes to scheduled trips, and high-lights of most of our outings. Just click on the ďLike" button in the plugin to Like our page! Our announcements should then appear on your wall. You can also click on "Fort Collins Audubon Society" to be taken directly to the Facebook page. Note: All field trips are also announced in the Ptarmigan and on our website.

Fort Collins Audubon Society

Serving Larimer County, Colorado, and Surrounding Areas.

The Fort Collins Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to nature appreciation, environmental education, and conservation activities.

FCAS Mission Statement

  • To promote the appreciation, conservation, and restoration of ecosystems, focusing on birds and other wildlife, through education, participation, stewardship, and advocacy.