Audubon Rockies Blog

Stories about birds and their conservation from the Audubon Network

Burrowing Owl. Photo: Madison Roberts/Audubon Photography Awards

2019 Annual Report
Conservation

2019 Annual Report

Take a look at what you helped us do for birds and people in 2019.

A Win for Colorado’s Sage-Grouse
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

A Win for Colorado’s Sage-Grouse

The Bureau of Land Management removes 4,000 acres of sage-grouse habitat from its oil and gas lease sale.

What Does Habitat Look Like on a Ranch?
Conservation Ranching Initiative

What Does Habitat Look Like on a Ranch?

Ranches are home to much more than cows, especially when managed for habitat diversity.

Bird Banding at Twelve Years Old
Community Naturalist

Bird Banding at Twelve Years Old

Watch how Audubon Rockies has helped one young scientist become a skilled bird bander.

New Bird-Friendly Garden Designs
Habitat Hero

New Bird-Friendly Garden Designs

Download these free designs to create bird habitat in your garden.

Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika
Community Naturalist

Monitoring the Adorable and Imperiled Pika

A new community science project connects students to climate change.

Fall Planting a Success
Habitat Hero

Fall Planting a Success

Two new Habitat Hero demonstration gardens now growing in Colorado.

Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West
Western Rivers Initiative

Audubon’s New Climate Report and What it Means for Birds in the Arid West

Fires and drought put increasing stress on western forests and the birds who live there.

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Judge Blocks Trump Administration Plans that Lifted Sage-Grouse Protections

The injunction supports conservationists' claims that the industry-friendly plans are illegal, and puts stronger protections back in place for now.

Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado’s Water Leader on the New Water Year

Interview with Becky Mitchell, director of the Colorado Water Conservation Board and Colorado commissioner on the Upper Colorado River Commission.

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