Audubon Rockies' Blog

Stories about birds and their conservation from the Audubon Network

Burrowing Owl. Photo: Madison Roberts/Audubon Photography Awards

Personal stories, birding information, activities, and more about birds and bird conservation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah. For press releases and more formal news articles, see our news page.

Wildfire in Our Watersheds
Western Rivers Initiative

Wildfire in Our Watersheds

How science can inform the Colorado Water Plan

Bird Banding Alone
Bird Banding

Bird Banding Alone

Results from a 2020 summer at our MAPS stations without volunteers.

Converse County Energy Project Will Hurt Wyoming, Not Help It
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Converse County Energy Project Will Hurt Wyoming, Not Help It

Flaunting the Migratory Bird Treaty Act, a massive oil and gas project threatens wildlife and Wyoming’s economy.

A New Chapter for Shorebirds
Gillmor Sanctuary

A New Chapter for Shorebirds

Gillmor Sanctuary managers provide the first review of Great Salt Lake’s shorebirds.

A New Podcast Explores the Complicated World of the Greater Sage-Grouse
Working Lands

A New Podcast Explores the Complicated World of the Greater Sage-Grouse

Presented by BirdNote and hosted by Ashley Ahearn, the series dives into the past, present, and future of the West's most controversial bird.

New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs
Habitat Hero

New Habitat Hero Garden in Pagosa Springs

With partners and volunteers, we’ve completed a new bird-friendly garden at the Geothermal Greenhouse Partnership site.

Watch: Supporting Colorado’s River Restoration
Western Rivers Initiative

Watch: Supporting Colorado’s River Restoration

Learn how all of Colorado benefits from river restoration in our new video.

Conservation Ranching During the Pandemic
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Conservation Ranching During the Pandemic

A Q&A with two ranchers about providing local food during a health crisis.

Get Outside and Lend a Hand to Rivers
Western Rivers Initiative News

Get Outside and Lend a Hand to Rivers

Sign up for Audubon Rockies-sponsored Wildlands Restoration Volunteers volunteer projects.

On Race and Birding
Birding

On Race and Birding

Day Scott—a Black birder, photographer, and environmental educator living in Wyoming—reflects on racism and inclusivity in the outdoors.

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