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.

San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap
Community Science

San Juan Bird Surveys Second Year Recap

Project leaders provide an update on a study of birds and forest thinning in southwest Colorado.

Water Issues Rise to the Surface in Utah’s 2021 Legislature
Utah

Water Issues Rise to the Surface in Utah’s 2021 Legislature

Positive outcomes for Great Salt Lake and Navajo-Utah Water Rights Settlement.

Greater Sage-Grouse Populations Have Plunged by 80 Percent Since 1965
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Greater Sage-Grouse Populations Have Plunged by 80 Percent Since 1965

Outlining steep losses and a gloomy future for the bird without action, a new government report aims to stem further declines with an advanced monitoring program.

A Rare Bird
Blog

A Rare Bird

Dee Malone has devoted her life to feathered friends.

Utah’s Migratory Bird Production Areas Receive a Boost
Saline Lakes Program

Utah’s Migratory Bird Production Areas Receive a Boost

New bill increases protections for Great Salt Lake bird habitat.

Colorado’s Wetlands and Streams Urgently Need Protections
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado’s Wetlands and Streams Urgently Need Protections

A quarter of Colorado’s stream miles and wetlands just lost protection.

Young and Inspired
Giving

Young and Inspired

Why a 12-year-old birder donated to bird conservation.

Colorado Water Plan Update Is Underway
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado Water Plan Update Is Underway

Help define this moment for birds, rivers, and people.

Watch: Birding in Wyoming
Birding

Watch: Birding in Wyoming

Wyoming PBS dives into the world of bird watching enthusiasts to explore a healthy hobby that can bring peace to the soul.

Biden Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in a Slew of New Climate Actions
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Biden Halts Oil and Gas Leasing in a Slew of New Climate Actions

The president also set a goal of conserving 30 percent of the country’s land and water by 2030 and took steps to boost the clean-energy economy.

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