Bird Conservancy is finishing up another winter of grassland bird monitoring in Mexico, using radio-telemetry to study survival rates of Baird’s and Grasshopper Sparrows. We follow them to get an inside view into their lives, and sometimes feel a bit like sparrow paparazzi!
On January 16th, a massive team of scientists from the Denver Metro Area took to the trails at Barr Lake State Park. Snow was falling and winds were whipping. Their task? Take a census of the birds in all areas of the Park. Their equipment? Field guides, binoculars, and hot chocolate. Their ages? Between two and seventeen.
Bird Conservancy is deploying sophisticated acoustic recording devices as part of the Mexican Spotted Owl monitoring program in Arizona and New Mexico.
Last year, Bird Conservancy led an exciting new effort to survey and inventory colonial waterbird populations in North Dakota. The inventory and associated population information produced from this project will provide baseline data for future monitoring efforts, as well as contribute to regional and national waterbird conservation efforts. Here’s the scoop!
As young nature enthusiasts participated in this years summer camps at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, they formed memories that will stay with them and hopefully foster a strong conservation ethic for the rest of their lives, all while having fun and playing outside! Lily Hynson, our Community Education Coordinator describes some of her favorite experiences from the summer season.