The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • The Front Lines of Conservation

    “The Front Lines of Conservation”

    May 14, 2015

    Wally Van Sickle of IDEA WILD relates inspiring stories of individuals working on the front lines of biodiversity conservation . Learn more here.

  • Free Bird Tours

    Free Bird Tours in Kimball County, Nebraska

    April 1 - May 15, 2015

    Mountain Plover migration, Hawkwatching, Nesting grassland birds. Self-guided tours: Maps and County bird checklists available. Learn more here.

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    Photo Gallery

    The photo gallery needs your fall and winter birds! Please submit any of 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.

Latest Field Trip Reports

Results of February's Great Backyard Bird Count

by John Shenot

The 2015 Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was, to put it simply, a huge success. I want to thank all of our members and other local birders who participated. Over the four-day period from February 13 through 16, 100 different birders submitted 306 checklists of Larimer County observations to the GBBC and eBird websites. (It’s possible a few more local checklists may yet be submitted.) A year ago, 239 checklists were submitted for Larimer County during the 2014 GBBC, so this year’s total shows a 28 percent increase in participation! An impressive 98 species were observed in Larimer County (versus 84 in 2014). One person submitted 14 checklists!

Internationally, more than 147,000 checklistswere submitted for the 2015 GBBC from more than 100 countries. That’s a new record. An almost unbelievable 5,090 species were seen by participants in just four days, representing roughly half of all the bird species on earth. That’s also about 800 more species than were observed last year on the 2014 GBBC!

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.