The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • FCAS September Presentation: Michael Wilson, Rocky Mountain Wolf Project Restoring Natural Balance

    "Restoring Natural Balance"

    Thursday, Sept 13th, 2018

    Don't miss Michael Wilson's presentation on wolves and their place in the ecosystem. Learn more here.

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    Photo Gallery

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

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    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

    • Marialexia Alfano
    • Sarah Allely
    • Rick Barry
    • Sean Caufield
    • Joan M. Craig
    • Nigel Dewing

    • Diana L. Dwyer 
    • Daniel & Donna Hogan 
    • Marian Nemeth 
    • Daphne O’Grady 
    • Beth Oehlerts 
    • Anne T. Stewart 

    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

FCAS is a community

by John Shenot

When I was a kid, nothing was more glorious than the start of summer vacation. And almost nothing was more dreaded than the end of summer. I was not one of those kids who looked forward to going back to school to see friends. Going back to school meant waking up early, sitting in one place for hours at a time, and—worst of all—wearing shoes.

How times change! Nowadays, I look forward to the end of summer and the start of fall. My dog sleeps in past 4:30 a.m., cool weather replaces searing heat, the crowds at Rocky Mountain National Park thin out, and songbirds start to migrate. And, after a three-month hiatus, FCAS returns from our "summer vacation" with new editions of The Ptarmigan, a stimulating lineup of monthly speakers, and fun field trips.

And that brings me around to this month’s main message. Although I support many non-profit organizations, none of the others provides similar benefits. They’re all worthy causes, but with FCAS, being a member feels like being a member of a community. It’s not just about supporting a good cause. The other members are my friends, and I personally benefit from the services FCAS provides: educational programs, conservation advocacy, and fun outings. I hope you feel the same way and will bring a friend to our next monthly meeting or field trip!



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.