The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • FCAS February Presentation: Nate Boschmann Stewardship Manager Wildlands Restoration Volunteers Presenting: Healing the Land through Habitat Restoration and Community Caring

    "Healing the Land through Habitat Restoration and Community Caring" Presentation

    Thursday, February 8th, 2018

    Nate Boschmann discusses the science of restoration. Learn more here.

  • 2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

    2018 Great Backyard Bird Count

    February 16—19, 2018

    Anyone can participate in this fun event, from your own backyard or anywhere! 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

    • Susan Barbour
    • Robert Beauchamp
    • Carol Bergersen
    • Denise Bretting
    • Rose Brinks
    • Linda A. Cashman
    • George Chimonas
    • Chandriee & James Davis
    • Susan Degutz
    • Barbara Denny
    • Beth Dillon
    • Karen & Steve Dornseif
    • Georgia Doyle
    • Elizabeth Edwards
    • Jane Fine
    • Willard Flowers
    • Mary Gish
    • Alan Godwin
    • Larry Griffin
    • Carole Hossan
    • Cynthia Jacobson
    • Janice Johnson
    • Joyce Jones
    • Carol Jones

    • Jon Kindschy
    • Elena Klaver
    • Mike Knowles & Michelle Haefele
    • Charles Kopp
    • Dianne Kristoff
    • Dave Landers
    • Jane Low
    • Rosemary Lucas
    • Lois Mahoney 
    • Karen Manci 
    • Jessie Meschievitz 
    • Dr. Paul A. Opler 
    • Barbara Patterson 
    • Joe & Chris Polazzi 
    • Susan Quinlan 
    • Jones Rich Roberts 
    • Harry Rose 
    • John Shenot 
    • Darwin Spearing 
    • Doug Swartz 
    • H. Bruce Vigneault 
    • David Wade 
    • Diana Wess 
    • Roger Wieck 

    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 you’d like to keep receiving the Ptarmigan, please support your local chapter and subscribe.

President's Corner

Our New Board of Directors

by John Shenot

At the FCAS annual meeting on January 11, the membership elected a slate of officers and directors-at-large to one year terms. (I will be serving the second year of my two-year term as President, so that office was not up for election this year.) Following the election, and with the approval of the newly elected Board of Directors, I appointed several people to chair some of our standing committees. I’m delighted that the following volunteers will join me in leading FCAS throughout 2018: President-elect, vacant; Vice President, Liz Pruessner; Treasurer, Joe Polazzi; Secretary, vacant; At-large Directors, Scott Cobble, Alan Godwin, Ron Harden, Bill Miller, Harry Rose, Helmut Retzer; Conservation, Bill Miller; Membership, vacant; Education, Barb Patterson; Finance, vacant; Program, Jessie Meschievitz; Field Trips, Sirena Brownlee; Publications, vacant; Public Relations, vacant; Hospitality, Chandriee Davis; Audubon Colorado Council Delegate, Bill Miller.

We still have a few vacancies to fill. Please contact me if you have interest in volunteering. You can also contact me or the listed chairperson if you would like to serve on one of our committees.

FCAS—and I mean all of us—are indebted to two outstanding volunteers who stepped down from service on our board in January. Hildy Morgan spearheaded our hugely successful silent auction in 2017, which enabled us to balance the books without raising membership dues. And John Waddell completed a stint of many years serving as FCAS Treasurer. If you see Hildy or John, thank them!



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 “Like" 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.