The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • Sunrise Ranch Logo

    UPDATE: Sunrise Ranch Field Trip Date Has Changed

    Is Now May 30, 2015

    This field trip date has changed from May 16 to May 30. All other details are the same as originally planned.

  • 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.

Enjoy Summer!

President's Corner

by John Shenot

The May newsletter, delivered to you near the end of April or beginning of May, is the last newsletter FCAS will publish until the end of August. I don’t need to tell you that during the coming four months spring migration will peak, many species will mate and fledge their young, and fall migration will begin. Just because FCAS takes the summer off doesn’t mean the birds do!

For those of you who want to stay connected with FCAS, we have one more chapter meeting on May 14. Also, take a look at the field trips listed on Page 5. We’d love to see you out in the field! And once again I want to highly recommend that you “like” FCAS on Facebook. We will continue posting news and observations there throughout the summer, and we welcome your contributions (stories, questions, photos, etc.). You also may want to check our website (http://www.fortnet.org/Audubon/) periodically, as we hope to keep it updated all summer and to make some improvements.

Lastly, you might not know that the FCAS Board never rests! We meet monthly throughout the summer. If an issue arises that concerns or excites you, something that you think needs FCAS attention that can’t wait until September, please contact me or another one of our board members and we can add it to our agenda.

Happy birding, and have a great summer!



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.