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.

An Exciting Christmas Bird Count for the Reigning Mountain Chickadee World Champs
Christmas Bird Count

An Exciting Christmas Bird Count for the Reigning Mountain Chickadee World Champs

Evergreen Audubon has likely kept their champion title, and found a new visitor along the way!

Surprise Appearances and Concerning No-Shows in Northern Wyoming
Christmas Bird Count

Surprise Appearances and Concerning No-Shows in Northern Wyoming

While several uncommon bird species were recorded during Bighorn Audubon Society's 2022 Christmas Bird Counts, some historically frequent species were notably absent.

Changes in Casper’s Bird Populations
Christmas Bird Count

Changes in Casper’s Bird Populations

Seventy-four years of Christmas Bird Count data reveal which species are increasing and which are declining.

Tiger Audubon Returns to the Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count

Tiger Audubon Returns to the Christmas Bird Count

Colorado College students reconnect over their first Christmas Bird Count since the pandemic.

Important Things Ahead for Colorado Water Policy in 2023
Western Water Initiative

Important Things Ahead for Colorado Water Policy in 2023

Audubon supports proactive water resilience strategies for 2023 Colorado legislation.

The Adventures of Southern Utah’s Christmas Bird Counts
Christmas Bird Count

The Adventures of Southern Utah’s Christmas Bird Counts

Volunteers’ epic searches document shifting bird populations.

A Dipper Party, Rare Waxwings, and Other Treats
Christmas Bird Count

A Dipper Party, Rare Waxwings, and Other Treats

The 2022 Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count yielded exciting finds one of its crews.

Change Marks Bridgerland Audubon’s 67-Year Christmas Bird Count Tradition
Christmas Bird Count

Change Marks Bridgerland Audubon’s 67-Year Christmas Bird Count Tradition

A member of the chapter in Logan, Utah, shares their 2022 count results and how local bird populations and habitats have changed.

Camaraderie and Counting for Science
Christmas Bird Count

Camaraderie and Counting for Science

Roaring Fork Audubon's 47th Christmas Bird Count highlights the community in community science.

Audubon Issues 100th Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification to Badger Creek Ranch
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Audubon Issues 100th Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification to Badger Creek Ranch

Badger Creek Ranch herd in Colorado is working for birds through Audubon’s Conservation Ranching program.

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