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.

Biden’s 30 x 30 Plan: A Roadmap to Restore the Sagebrush Steppe
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Biden’s 30 x 30 Plan: A Roadmap to Restore the Sagebrush Steppe

Western conservation groups applaud Biden administration’s plan to conserve and restore 30 percent of the nation’s lands and waters by 2030.

Sage against the Machine
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Sage against the Machine

(From Earthjustice) Saving the greater sage-grouse was one of the largest conservation efforts in U.S. history. When the Trump administration tried to sacrifice it to oil and gas, the bird’s champions flew to its rescue.

Colorado Water Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado Water Priorities for the 2021 Legislative Session

The decisions we make around water impact everyone—birds, people, and the environment.

A Garden’s Never Done
Habitat Hero

A Garden’s Never Done

Research on Habitat Heroes shows that wildscaping is an evolving journey for gardens, communities, and the gardeners themselves.

121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species
Community Naturalist

121st Christmas Bird Count tallies 4,746 birds, 67 species

(Published in the Pagosa SUN) While socially distanced, Pagosa Springs observers found more birds than last year.

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says
Lights Out

Artificial Lighting May Shift Bird Migration by More Than a Week, New Research Says

Purple Martins exposed to bright nighttime light migrated eight days early—which could lead to starvation at their breeding grounds.

Reconciling Ranching and Conservation
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Reconciling Ranching and Conservation

A rancher reflects upon the potential for holistic grazing to complement conservation.

Happy New Year
Blog

Happy New Year

A note of reflection and optimism from our executive director.

Securing Gillmor Sanctuary’s Future
Gillmor Sanctuary

Securing Gillmor Sanctuary’s Future

A land donation to Audubon’s Gillmor Sanctuary protects the future of shorebird habitat restoration.

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future
Policy

New Protections for Wildlife in Colorado’s Energy Future

The Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission has adopted a groundbreaking model for energy development after months of public involvement.

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