Important Notice

Chapter name change Resolution Results

The Chapter name change has been adopted. Please go to this link to view the results: Name Change Adopted

The New, The Noteworthy & Upcoming Events

  • Event May 2024

    May Event:
    “Conservation Close-Up: Connecting with Native Reptiles and Amphibians”

    Thursday, May 16th, 2024

    Join us for an interactive talk by Kate Boyd of the Reptile & Amphibian Center of the Rockies about local reptiles and amphibians throughout Colorado. Join us May 16th, 2024 Learn 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.

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    Photo Gallery

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

  • Education Grant

    Teachers, and students! The Fort Collins Audubon Society has an exciting opportunity for you to learn more about conservation. Apply for a $500.00 Alex Cringan Memorial Grant and use the funds to develop a project, take a workshop, enroll in an online class, or research a topic of interest to you! Now is a great time to learn more about birds and connect with nature! Click here for an application.

    The Alex Cringan Memorial Grant, sponsored by FCAS, provides funds to raise environmental awareness for 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 role model for many FCAS members. To honor his life and promote environmental education, FCAS created the Alex Cringan Grant to support educators and students to enhance their skills and share their knowledge with others.

    Members: you can donate directly to this grant by adding a donation when you renew your membership.

  • FCAS Welcomes New and Renewing Members

    • Charles V. & Sheila Baker
    • Susan Barbour
    • Brendan Beers
    • Nolan Bunting
    • Tom & Anne Butler
    • Susan DeGutz
    • Sara Eftang
    • Dany Feig-Sandoval
    • Susan Glenn
    • Vince Griesemer
    • Elizabeth Hardin
    • Mark Hardin
    • Nancy Hitchins
    • Alecia Hunter
    • Thomas Hunter
    • Marilyn Kenny
    • Sue Kenny
    • Barbara Maynard
    • Andrew Monson
    • Hildegarde S. Morgan
    • John & Linda Sachs
    • Karen Scott
    • Amanda Shannon
    • Dawn Wilson

    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

Chapter is active over the Summer!

by John Shenot

As most of you know, FCAS does not publish newsletters or host chapter meetings in June, July, and August. This does not mean we take the summer off. Our Board of Directors meets monthly throughout the year, and we will always advocate for our members, as need-ed, on public policy issues that are relevant to our mis-sion. We also offer field trips throughout the year. Elsewhere in this month's newsletter, you will see all the spring and summer field trips we were able to schedule by our publication deadline. However, we are likely to announce additional field trips at a later date. To keep informed about the latest offerings, make sure we have your email address or follow us on Instagram or Facebook. That's how we announce our trips and provide registration information.

FCAS also will participate in numerous festivals and community events throughout the spring and summer. In some cases, we may put out a call for volunteers to help us. Again, we use email and our social media channels to spread the word. For example, our conservation committee will be trying to recruit volunteers to help with conservation and habitat improvement projects in some of the communities we serve. We are currently seeking help from people who own small watercraft (e.g., canoes and kayaks) for pond cleanups in Fort Collins Natural Areas. Additional opportunities may arise. If you are interested in things like cleaning up a natural area or planting native perennials for habitat improvement, please consider becoming a member of our conservation committee. To do so, just contact me or our committee chair, Jesse Gray.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 highlights 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.

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.