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.

Pectoral Sandpiper: Supreme Master of Migratory Movement
Gillmor Sanctuary

Pectoral Sandpiper: Supreme Master of Migratory Movement

Less sandpiper, more grasspiper.

Despite a Pledge to Ban It, Oil and Gas Permitting Is Up Under Biden
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Despite a Pledge to Ban It, Oil and Gas Permitting Is Up Under Biden

Legal and political realities seem to have tempered the administration’s ambitions for ending fossil fuel extraction on federal lands.

Fall Migrations Begin!
Lights Out

Fall Migrations Begin!

Turn off your lights to give birds safe passage.

Introducing the Colorado Native Landscaping Coalition
Habitat Hero

Introducing the Colorado Native Landscaping Coalition

New coalition of Colorado organizations aims to transform landscaping practices across the state.

Two Wins for Rivers in a Dry Year
Western Rivers Initiative

Two Wins for Rivers in a Dry Year

Audubon secures protections for Colorado rivers.

The Marvel and Mystery of Marbled Godwit Migration
Gillmor Sanctuary

The Marvel and Mystery of Marbled Godwit Migration

The Subtle Beauty of Shorebirds series, July

Congress Is Set to Remove a Longstanding Barrier to Listing Greater Sage-Grouse Under the Endangered Species Act
Sagebrush Ecosystem Initiative

Congress Is Set to Remove a Longstanding Barrier to Listing Greater Sage-Grouse Under the Endangered Species Act

For years, an obscure budget provision has blocked the federal government from protecting the fast-declining birds. That may be about to change.

Kremmling Bird Count Studies How Birds Use Irrigated Agriculture
Western Rivers Initiative

Kremmling Bird Count Studies How Birds Use Irrigated Agriculture

Learn what tradeoffs loom if conserved water leaves fields dry, from The Aspen Times.

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