Upcoming Field Trips

All field trips are free (unless otherwise noted) and open to the public. All experience levels welcome. Bring snacks or lunch, water, binoculars, and spotting scopes. Inquire with the FCAS field trip coordinator (johnshenot@gmail.com) or the trip leader named if you need to borrow binoculars. Please know that changes to the dates, meeting times or locations, and trip leaders are occasionally unavoidable. Contact the listed trip leader prior to the day of the trip or visit fortcollinsaudubon.org for more information and updates. RSVP strongly encouraged.

December 2018

Saturday, Dec. 8, 8:00am Cobb Lake State Wildlife Area

Leader: Nolan Bunting, csuornithology@gmail.com.

Come out and practice your Christmas Bird Count identification skills with Nolan and other birders from the CSU ornithology group. A spotting scope will be available to share. All levels are welcome. Directions: take I-25 north to Mountain Vista Drive and go east to the northeast Frontage Road. Take the northeast Frontage Road north to County Road (CR) 56. Go east on CR 56 to the parking lots along the road. Meet at 8 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 9, 8:00am Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Bird Survey.

Leader: Denise Bretting, dbretting@swloveland.com, work: 970-669-1185, home: 970-669-8095. Call for any change. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot. FCAS performs a monthly bird census for the City of Fort Collins. All levels are welcome.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 6:30pm FCAS December Potluck and Member Slideshow

Our December program will be presented by those of you, our members, who wish to share wildlife photos from your own photography collections in a slide show.

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119th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count

December 14, 2018—January 5, 2019

2018 Audubon Christmas Bird CountThe CBC is the longest running citizen science survey in the world, and it provides critical data on bird population trends. Tens of thousands of participants know that it is also a great way to make new friends and have fun! Volunteers are assigned in teams to cover designated areas within a 15-mile diameter circle, counting every bird they see or hear all day.

The Fort Collins Audubon Society will be conducting counts on four days:

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Fort Collins CBC will be coordinated by Tom Hall (redbear44@msn.com)

Saturday, December 22, 2018

The Nunn CBC in Weld County will be coordinated by Gary Lefko (coloradobirder@yahoo.com)

Monday, December 31, 2018

The Rawhide Power Plant CBC organized by Doug Kibbe (dpkibbe@msn.com)

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Loveland CBC will be coordinated by Denis Bretting (dbretting@swloveland.com)

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Past Events

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November 2018

Thursday, Nov. 8, 7:00pm Monthly Meeting

Tiger conservation in India

"Sharing the Landscape With Dangerous Animals—Tiger Conservation in India"presentation

Dr. Noon, Emeritus Professor, Colorado State University, will discuss research findings of his Indian students studying tigers, their implications for their long-term conservation, and contrast these with efforts to encourage public support for the reintroduce gray wolves to western landscapes in the U.S.

Fort Collins Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Dr.

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Sunday, Nov. 11, 7:30am Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Bird Survey.

Leader: Denise Bretting, dbretting@swloveland.com, work: 970-669-1185, home: 970-669-8095. Call for any change. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot. FCAS performs a monthly bird census for the City of Fort Collins. All levels are welcome.

October 2018

Sunday, Oct. 14, 7:30am Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Bird Survey.

Leader: Denise Bretting, dbretting@swloveland.com, work: 970-669-1185, home: 970-669-8095. Call for any change. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot. FCAS performs a monthly bird census for the City of Fort Collins. All levels are welcome.

Saturday, Oct. 20, 8:00am Running Deer and Cottonwood Hollow Natural Area

Leader: Robert Beauchamp, tyrannusb@gmail.com, 970-232-9296. We will explore a few marshes and ponds during this 1.5–2.0 mile saunter through the natural area. All levels are welcome.

September 2018

Sunday, Sept. 9, 6:30am Bobcat Ridge Natural Area Bird Survey.

Leader: Denise Bretting, dbretting@swloveland.com, work: 970-669-1185, home: 970-669-8095. Call for any change. Meet at 7:30 a.m. in the parking lot. FCAS performs a monthly bird census for the City of Fort Collins. All levels are welcome.

Saturday, Sept. 15, 8:00am Fossil Creek Reservoir.

Leader: Nolan Bunting and Sirena Brownlee, sirena.brownlee@hdrinc.com or 970-980-6184. Meet at parking lot at 8 a.m. for a two-hour morning walk to view waterfowl that are starting to congregate for migration. We will have a spotting scope to share, but feel free to bring a scope along if you have one.

Friday, Sept. 21, Grandview Cemetery.

Leader: Sirena Brownlee sirena.brownlee@hdrinc.com or 970-980-6184. In the heart of Old Town Fort Collins, the mature trees in Grandview Cemetery create an urban oasis and a birding hotspot. In fall, the cemetery is a great place to look for fall migrating warblers, thrushes, and other songbirds. Meet at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot on the south side of Mountain Avenue, just west of S. Bryan Avenue. What a great way to spend a Friday night!

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Past Events

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