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.

In the Rockies, Human Activity Paves the Way for a Hybrid Bird Boom
Birds

In the Rockies, Human Activity Paves the Way for a Hybrid Bird Boom

Black-capped and Mountain Chickadees mate more often than previously believed, research shows—especially where people disturb their habitat.

Colorado’s Houseweart Ranch Earns Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification from Audubon
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Colorado’s Houseweart Ranch Earns Bird-Friendly Habitat Certification from Audubon

Princess Beef herd is working for grassland birds in Audubon Conservation Ranching program

No, You’re Not Too Inexperienced to Join the Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count

No, You’re Not Too Inexperienced to Join the Christmas Bird Count

A beginner birder’s perspective and tips on attending your first Christmas Bird Count.

Meet Sage, Pagosa Springs’ Emerging Bird Mentor
Community Naturalist

Meet Sage, Pagosa Springs’ Emerging Bird Mentor

Learn how her father, grandparents, and the Christmas Bird Count sparked a family tradition and a passion for birds.

Congress Passes Audubon-backed Bill to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West
Utah

Congress Passes Audubon-backed Bill to Assess and Monitor Saltwater Lake Ecosystems in the West

To better protect people and birds, Audubon science makes the case for the U.S. government’s first coordinated regional assessment of Great Basin saline lakes.

Annual Christmas Bird Count begins around the nation
Community Naturalist In Colorado

Annual Christmas Bird Count begins around the nation

Community Naturalist Keith Bruno explains the value of the Christmas Bird Count for KUNC.

Thank You, Volunteer Educators!
Community Naturalist In Colorado

Thank You, Volunteer Educators!

Our volunteer environmental educators helped inspire hundreds of students in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, this fall.

Our 2022 Year-end Video
Reports

Our 2022 Year-end Video

See what you helped us accomplish for birds in 2022.

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Now Listed Under the Endangered Species Act
Conservation Ranching Initiative

Lesser Prairie-Chicken Now Listed Under the Endangered Species Act

The Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision presents an opportunity to protect the bird while bolstering rural economies.

Colorado’s New Riparian Hero
Western Rivers Initiative

Colorado’s New Riparian Hero

Abby Burk has been named a 2022 Riparian Hero by the Colorado Riparian Association.

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