Spring is here, which means one thing for many birds — migration. You can be a habitat hero this season by transforming your yard into a haven for wildlife. Everything you need is right here — a list of bird-friendly native plants, tips on landscaping for birds, and instructions for a homemade bird feeder. So grow local.
Photo credit: American Goldfinch on purple coneflower by Will Stuart
Habitat Hero Winner Receives Recognition
The Frenudenburg's were awarded the coveted Habitat Hero Award in 2014 for their outstanding wildscape that attracts and benefits birds and other wildlife. Read the article from Westside Pioneer that regales this Colorado Springs family for their amazing landscape stewardship.
Audubon Rockies is currently working on a number of very important initiatives that will improve habitat, create partnerships, and improve the lives of birds. Two of our most important are our Western Rivers Initiative and our Sagebrush Steppe Ecosystem Initiative.
What to do with an injured, or juvenile bird and other frequently asked questions answered here.
Q: What do I do if I see a young bird on the ground?
A: Over 75% of young birds "rescued" do not need help. Often the parents are nearby watching over the young. Some birds leave the nest prior to their ability to fly and will spend days on the ground while being trained by their parents. If the young bird is at risk (cats, dogs), try locating the nest and place the bird back in as best you can. If you cannot find the nest, leave the bird in an open-top, shallow box or basket and place it nearby out of reach of predators.
Audubon Rockies Community Naturalist Education Program will bring our Nationally recognized, award winning education programs to your classroom, have us organize a teacher workshop for PTSB credit, or use our free resources, like our teacher trunks and our new Sagebrush and Energy in Wyoming Flyers!