The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • Event October 2022

    October Event:
    Kiss Your Grass Goodbye!

    Thursday, October 13th, 2022

    Fort Collins Audubon presents Don Ireland as he takes us through steps we can take to be better stewards of our own environments. Join us October 13th, 2022 Learn more here.

  • photo gallery

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

  • Scholarship

    The Alex Cringan Memorial Scholarship Fund, sponsored by FCAS, is a scholarship created to raise environmental awareness in future generations. Dr. Alex Cringan was a Colorado State University Professor of wildlife biology, a founding member and past president of the Fort Collins Audubon Society, a frequent field-trip leader, and a friend and a role model for many FCAS members. Shortly after his passing in October 2012, FCAS created the Alex Cringan Fund to provide small grants for educational purposes. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide financial assistance for teachers and students involved in a project teaching or researching natural resources so they can enhance their skills and share their knowledge with others. The scholarship kicked-off in August 2019.

    Teachers, and students! The Fort Collins Audubon Society has an exciting opportunity for you to learn more about conservation. You can apply for a $300.00 Alex Cringan Memorial Scholarship and use the funding to do a project, take a workshop, sign up for an online class or research a topic of interest to you! Its been a complicated year and now would be a great time to learn about birds and connect with nature!

    Click here for an application.

  • FCAS Welcomes New and Renewing Members

    • Julie Barraza
    • Larry Caswell
    • Andrew McFadden

    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.

President's Corner

Get On Board

by John Shenot

I want to encourage any member who might, even just possibly, be interested in serving on the Board of Directors in 2023 to contact me at your earliest convenience. Weíve begun the process of recruiting volunteers and will announce the members of our Nominations Committee at the chapter meeting on October 13. Iím always happy to bring new faces to the leadership of FCAS and will gladly answer your questions about what it takes to serve. The most important thing for any potential board candidate to know is that FCAS is financially strong, growing in membership, and has a superb Board of Directors sharing the load of running the organization. New board members will get a lot of coaching and help in whatever role they assume!

I would be remiss if I didnít mention that all of the officer and director positions are up for election in January, including the position of president (which is the only position that serves two-year terms). I am nearing the end of eight consecutive years as president of FCAS. It has been thoroughly enjoyable and rewarding, but I think it would be good for the organization if someone else were to take on this role. Itís not that Iím unwilling to continue, itís just that a new leader might bring fresh ideas and energy that could make a great organization even better. So, to be clear, if anybody is willing to take on this role, I will not stand in the way!End of Story logo

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.


Find FCAS on YouTube for Previous Zoom Presentations

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Did you miss the monthly live chapter Zoom presentation? The chapter has recently created a YouTube channel to provide an easily accessible archive of our monthly chapter Zoom meetings. Be sure to Like and Subscribe!


Birding Checklists

The Chapter has prepared a number of birding checklist to aid you when birding.

Find them here: FCAS Birding Checklists

Bird Rescue and Rehabilitation

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

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.