Two girls walk through a stream carrying a jar with an insect.
Two girls walk through a stream carrying a jar with an insect.
Bird-Friendly Communities

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.
Students sample invertebrates in Four Mile Creek. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Students sample invertebrates in Four Mile Creek. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Bird-Friendly Communities

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.

People will only conserve what they care about, but people are decreasingly connected to nature. Our Community Naturalists deliver in-person and virtual environmental education programs to people of all ages to create lasting connections with nature in their communities. To engage even more people in bird conservation, we develop trainings and resources for educators.

If you're a parent, teacher, or educator, we can help you foster a love of nature and interest in science among your students. Download our free education resources, learn new curricula at an educator workshop, get involved in volunteer science programs, or join us for a field program in Wyoming or Colorado! Sign up for emails to hear about upcoming opportunities. For questions, please contact jacelyn.downey@audubon.org.

Educator Resources
Community Naturalist

Educator Resources

Free activities, lesson plans, and other resources for connecting your students to nature.

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Family Resources
Community Naturalist

Family Resources

Connect your kids to nature with these activities, games, and other resources.

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Community Science
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Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.

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Community Naturalist in Colorado

Based out of Pagosa Springs, our Community Naturalist program provides youth and adult education programming to southwest Colorado and northern New Mexico. Learn about the programs we offer and how you can get involved.

News and Stories

An Exciting Christmas Bird Count for the Reigning Mountain Chickadee World Champs
Christmas Bird Count

An Exciting Christmas Bird Count for the Reigning Mountain Chickadee World Champs

Evergreen Audubon has likely kept their champion title, and found a new visitor along the way!

Surprise Appearances and Concerning No-Shows in Northern Wyoming
Christmas Bird Count

Surprise Appearances and Concerning No-Shows in Northern Wyoming

While several uncommon bird species were recorded during Bighorn Audubon Society's 2022 Christmas Bird Counts, some historically frequent species were notably absent.

Changes in Casper’s Bird Populations
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Changes in Casper’s Bird Populations

Seventy-four years of Christmas Bird Count data reveal which species are increasing and which are declining.

Tiger Audubon Returns to the Christmas Bird Count
Christmas Bird Count

Tiger Audubon Returns to the Christmas Bird Count

Colorado College students reconnect over their first Christmas Bird Count since the pandemic.

The Adventures of Southern Utah’s Christmas Bird Counts
Christmas Bird Count

The Adventures of Southern Utah’s Christmas Bird Counts

Volunteers’ epic searches document shifting bird populations.

A Dipper Party, Rare Waxwings, and Other Treats
Christmas Bird Count

A Dipper Party, Rare Waxwings, and Other Treats

The 2022 Fort Collins Christmas Bird Count yielded exciting finds one of its crews.

Change Marks Bridgerland Audubon’s 67-Year Christmas Bird Count Tradition
Christmas Bird Count

Change Marks Bridgerland Audubon’s 67-Year Christmas Bird Count Tradition

A member of the chapter in Logan, Utah, shares their 2022 count results and how local bird populations and habitats have changed.

Camaraderie and Counting for Science
Christmas Bird Count

Camaraderie and Counting for Science

Roaring Fork Audubon's 47th Christmas Bird Count highlights the community in community science.

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
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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.

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Lights Out

Every year billions of birds migrate through North American in the spring and fall. More than 80 percent of them travel at night, navigating with the night sky. However, as they pass over big cities on their way they can become disoriented by bright artificial lights and skyglow, often causing them to collide with buildings or windows. Learn how you can help save them.

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