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.

The Coming and Going of Yellowlegs at Great Salt Lake
Gillmor Sanctuary

The Coming and Going of Yellowlegs at Great Salt Lake

Subtle Beauty of Shorebirds series, June

Audubon Boosts Water Awareness and Funding for Birds and People
Western Rivers Initiative

Audubon Boosts Water Awareness and Funding for Birds and People

A recap of water in the 2021 Colorado legislative session.

Cutting Trees Gives Sage-Grouse Populations a Boost, Scientists Find
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Cutting Trees Gives Sage-Grouse Populations a Boost, Scientists Find

A new study in Oregon shows that removing conifers has helped the imperiled bird’s local numbers grow more quickly.

Bird Migration & Your Yard
Habitat Hero

Bird Migration & Your Yard

From native plants to nest boxes, there are many ways you can help birds in your yard.

Inspiration to Preservation in Pagosa Springs
Western Rivers Initiative

Inspiration to Preservation in Pagosa Springs

Promoting community-driven wetland conservation with Pagosa Wetland Partners.

Governor Cox Declares 2021 as Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake
Gillmor Sanctuary

Governor Cox Declares 2021 as Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake

Declaration celebrates 30th anniversary of Great Salt Lake as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site

Efforts to Help Greater Sage-Grouse to be Restored by Biden Administration
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Efforts to Help Greater Sage-Grouse to be Restored by Biden Administration

The Bureau of Land Management will respond to recent court decisions with new effort to reinstate plans to help struggling sage grouse populations.

Doble amenaza para la calidad del agua y los hábitats de Colorado
Western Water Initiative

Doble amenaza para la calidad del agua y los hábitats de Colorado

La Regla de Protección de Aguas Navegables y un cambio en una regla anti-degradación plantean serios riesgos.

U.S. Senators Re-Introduce Science-based Program for Unique Saline (Salt) Lake Ecosystems
Utah

U.S. Senators Re-Introduce Science-based Program for Unique Saline (Salt) Lake Ecosystems

Audubon science makes case for federally coordinated assessment of interconnected ecosystems essential in the arid West, supporting people and birds.

Double Threat to Colorado’s Water Quality and Habitats
Western Rivers Initiative

Double Threat to Colorado’s Water Quality and Habitats

The Navigable Water Protections Rule and a change to an antidegradation rule pose serious risks.

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