Audubon Rockies' Blog

Stories about birds and their conservation from the Audubon Network

Horned Lark. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

Stories, news, birding information, activities, and more related to birds and bird conservation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

How New Incidental Take Permits Can Protect Bald and Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Sites
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

How New Incidental Take Permits Can Protect Bald and Golden Eagles at Wind Energy Sites

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service has an improved permitting process that benefits eagles.

A Master Birding Class Field Trip to Rafter W Ranch
Conservation Ranching Initiative

A Master Birding Class Field Trip to Rafter W Ranch

Denver Audubon shares what they learned while visiting an Audubon-certified bird-friendly ranch in eastern Colorado.

Notable Changes in Northern Utah's Bird Populations
Christmas Bird Count

Notable Changes in Northern Utah's Bird Populations

Bridgerland Audubon Society finds surprising species during the 68th Christmas Bird Count in Logan, Utah.

2023 Year-end Update
Reports

2023 Year-end Update

Our accomplishments from July–December 2023.

Resilience and Stewardship for Colorado’s Waterways, 2024 Legislative Priorities
Western Rivers Initiative

Resilience and Stewardship for Colorado’s Waterways, 2024 Legislative Priorities

Audubon supports proactive water strategies to benefit birds and people.

Can Black Paint Help Birds Avoid Wind Turbines?
Climate Change

Can Black Paint Help Birds Avoid Wind Turbines?

A new study will evaluate the effects of contrast painting on wind turbine rotor blades.

A Tribute to Ella Sorensen, Champion for Shorebirds
Gillmor Sanctuary

A Tribute to Ella Sorensen, Champion for Shorebirds

Ella’s tireless work spanning nearly three decades has forever shaped the face of Great Salt Lake.

A Summer as a Community Naturalist
Community Naturalist

A Summer as a Community Naturalist

Shelby Foery recaps her time as our 2023 outreach and banding technician.

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