Audubon Rockies' Blog

Stories about birds and their conservation from the Audubon Network

Horned Lark. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies

Personal stories, news, birding information, activities, and more related to birds and bird conservation in Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

Grouse: A Podcast About the Bird That's Dividing the West
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Grouse: A Podcast About the Bird That's Dividing the West

BirdNote's new podcast uses Sage-Grouse to tell a story about hope, compromise, and life in rural America.

Unexpected Benefits of Virtual Education Programs
Community Naturalist

Unexpected Benefits of Virtual Education Programs

Community Naturalist Jacelyn reflects on how the pandemic increased her ability to provide environmental education.

The Harrier and the Owl
Gillmor Sanctuary

The Harrier and the Owl

A poetic observation of interesting raptor behavior near Audubon's Gillmor Sanctuary.

Wildfire in Our Watersheds
Western Rivers Initiative

Wildfire in Our Watersheds

How science can inform the Colorado Water Plan

Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Audubon: “Illegal directors make illegal decisions.”

Federal court invalidates decisions made by illegally installed BLM Director Pendley.

Illegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must Be Retracted
Working Lands

Illegal Plans and Decisions Made by William Perry Pendley Must Be Retracted

Coalition of conservation organizations delivers letter to Secretary Bernhardt calling for immediate review.

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement
Working Lands

Frustration Abounds Five Years After the Historic Sage-Grouse Agreement

The federal government hasn't kept up its end of the deal, advocates say, putting the bird back on course for an Endangered Species Act listing.

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable
Working Lands

New Legislation Would Protect Public Input and Hold Oil and Gas Drillers Accountable

Two bills introduced by Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) increase accountability for oil and gas companies that walk away from their wells and ensure public oversight.

Bird Banding Alone
Bird Banding

Bird Banding Alone

Results from a 2020 summer at our MAPS stations without volunteers.

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