Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Identifying plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2018.
Community Naturalist

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Wyoming BioBlitz 2018. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon
Community Naturalist

Community Naturalist

Discover the natural wonder of Wyoming and Colorado.

People will only conserve what they care about, but people are increasingly disconnected from nature. Our community naturalists deliver in-person 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.

Programs

Through hands-on environmental education programs in the classroom and outdoors, our community naturalists connect youth and adults to bird conservation in their communities. We also bring nature to the classroom and vice versa, customizing lessons to match your needs and local environment. Click here to browse our public events.

Resources and Trainings

Do you want to learn how to better connect youth to nature? We provide a variety of free, ready-to-go resources to help educators teach their students about science and local nature. Check out our educational resources and educator workshops.

Community Science

Science is a powerful way to connect people to nature and bird conservation, and it isn't just for professional scientists. Community science is the collection and analysis of data by members of the general public. Learn how you can help birds as a community scientist!

Educator Workshops
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Educator Workshops

Change the way your students think about science and nature

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Educational Resources
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Educational Resources

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

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Community Science
Get Involved

Community Science

Turn your passion for birding into science.

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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.

News and Stories

Get to Know Local Macroinvertebrates
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Get to Know Local Macroinvertebrates

Learn more about the unsung heroes in your local pond or puddle.

The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Baby and Injured Birds
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The Dos and Don’ts of Helping Baby and Injured Birds

Learn how to tell if a bird really needs your help, and what you should do if it does.

How to Build a Pollinator House
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How to Build a Pollinator House

Attract native mason bees by building a place for them to nest.

Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape
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Plant Native Plants With Seed Tape

A seven-step activity for planting small seeds with your kids.

Do You Know Your Yellow-Rumps?
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Do You Know Your Yellow-Rumps?

A guide to identifying Yellow-rumped Warbler subspecies and their intergrades.

The Sugar Dome
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The Sugar Dome

Watch Rufous and Broad-tailed Hummingbirds face off for dominance!

Signs of Life
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Signs of Life

Try this activity to help kids notice the animal signs around them.

Sandhill Crane Migration & Courtship
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Sandhill Crane Migration & Courtship

Spring is in the air, and that means two things for Sandhill Cranes...

Golden Eagle
Bird Of The Week

Golden Eagle

King of the Birds.

The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count
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The Pagosa Springs 2020 Christmas Bird Count

Counting Birds Because it Matters

How you can help, right now