Audubon Rockies' Blog

Stories about birds and their conservation from the Audubon Network

Horned Lark. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

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

A Garden’s Never Done
Habitat Hero

A Garden’s Never Done

Research on Habitat Heroes shows that wildscaping is an evolving journey for gardens, communities, and the gardeners themselves.

121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species
Community Naturalist

121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species

(Published in the Pagosa SUN) While socially distanced, Pagosa Springs observers found more birds than last year.

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says
Lights Out

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says

Purple Martins exposed to bright nighttime light migrated eight days early—which could lead to starvation at their breeding grounds.

Reconciling Ranching and Conservation
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Reconciling Ranching and Conservation

A rancher reflects upon the potential for holistic grazing to complement conservation.

Happy New Year
Blog

Happy New Year

A note of reflection and optimism from our executive director.

Securing Gillmor Sanctuary’s Future
Gillmor Sanctuary

Securing Gillmor Sanctuary’s Future

A land donation to Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary protects the future of shorebird habitat restoration.

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future
Policy

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking model for energy development after months of public involvement.

Congress Should Remove Political Rider that Harms Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative 2020

Congress Should Remove Political Rider that Harms Sage-Grouse

A rider would prevent the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service from listing the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

Water Wins in the Colorado Election
Western Rivers Initiative

Water Wins in the Colorado Election

Audubon and our partners backed local water funding measures that will generate nearly $8 million annually.

A Legacy of Connecting People to Nature
Giving

A Legacy of Connecting People to Nature

How Cheryl Miller is helping Audubon bring environmental education to thousands of kids in southwest Colorado.

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