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.

Collaboration is Key to Conserving the Sagebrush Ecosystem
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Collaboration is Key to Conserving the Sagebrush Ecosystem

More than 70 people gathered at the Miller Ranch in Wyoming to celebrate efforts to conserve and restore the sagebrush ecosystem.

Can the Greater Sage-Grouse Be Kept Off the Endangered Species List?
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Can the Greater Sage-Grouse Be Kept Off the Endangered Species List?

Warming and habitat loss diminished sage grouse populations 80 percent since 1965, putting them on the brink of an endangered listing. Western states, the federal government and energy and ranching interests are struggling to prevent that.

A Colorado Program the Colorado Way
Western Rivers Initiative

A Colorado Program the Colorado Way

The Centennial State is leading the nation in wetland and stream protections.

Westerners Agree: Save the Greater Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Westerners Agree: Save the Greater Sage-Grouse

Public comment period closes on proposed grouse country conservation plans

Snow Birds For Snowschool!
Community Naturalist

Snow Birds For Snowschool!

An article from Winter Wildlands Alliance about a Community Naturalist snow education event in Pagosa Springs.

Enhancing Protections for the Greater Sage-Grouse: A Pivotal Moment for Conservation
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Enhancing Protections for the Greater Sage-Grouse: A Pivotal Moment for Conservation

Sage-grouse biologist Tom Christiansen's op-ed in the Casper Star Tribune.

Nine Native Plants to Attract Hummingbirds in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming
Habitat Hero

Nine Native Plants to Attract Hummingbirds in Colorado, Utah, and Wyoming

Support hummingbirds with these nectar-rich plants.

Audubon Denounces Congressional Action to Undo BLM Rule Elevating Conservation on Public Lands 
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon Denounces Congressional Action to Undo BLM Rule Elevating Conservation on Public Lands 

“This legislation is an end-run around how westerners themselves would like to see these lands managed.” 

Measuring Light Pollution at Great Salt Lake
Gillmor Sanctuary

Measuring Light Pollution at Great Salt Lake

From an undergraduate’s capstone project, a new volunteer opportunity is emerging.

Learn about birds and get involved.