2022 Fall Fundraiser
Friday, Oct. 14 | 6-9 PM
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BLOGGING FOR BIRDS
The Bird Camp Culture: From a Camper’s Perspective
Summer camp experiences are needed now more then ever. What is it about summer camps that keep children coming back? Is it the birds? Making friends? The fun games? Or is it the culture of the camp? In this blog we will hear from two campers about what makes Bird Camp special to them.
Deep Dive: IMBCR
Every year, biologists and technicians traverse on foot across mountains, prairies, and deserts to survey breeding birds under the Integrated Monitoring in Bird Conservation Regions (IMBCR) program. The second largest breeding bird monitoring program in North America, IMBCR’s footprint stretches across private and public land from the Great Plains to the Great Basin. Check out our new IMBCR StoryMap for a closer look at this impressive program!
Celebrating our 3rd Annual BioBlitz at Barr Lake!
A BioBlitz brings together community members, students, naturalists, and scientists to find and identify as many birds, plants, insects, reptiles, mammals and other organisms as possible in a short period of time. The result is a snapshot of the biodiversity of a specific place.This year over 68 attendees and ten volunteer survey leaders recorded 70+ species of plants and animals! No matter our level of expertise, we all saw new species and learned new ways to find and identify them, and had a great time exploring this local biodiversity hotspot.
Conservation in a Bilingual Landscape
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies implements wintering grassland bird monitoring throughout the Chihuahuan Desert of northern Mexico and the southern United States. The data we collecst inform Full Annual-Cycle conservation strategies of grassland bird species in decline. We train field crews in English and Spanish in order to implement consistent and high quality data collection across the international border. We highly value the expertise of our conservation partners in Mexico.and our have embraced the bilingual and multicultural component of our programs in the region.
Harsh Realities for Wintering Grassland Birds
In winter, many of North America’s grassland birds inhabit remote and unpopulated areas within the Chihuahuan Desert of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. For this reason, much of the nonbreeding period of grassland birds remains a mystery to bird researchers and conservationists. Unfortunately, many grassland species are steeply declining and the lack of knowledge on these species and their habitats during the nonbreeding season can pose significant challenges for conservation. Until we identify and understand the struggles and needs of nonbreeding grassland birds, population declines are likely to continue. It is therefore imperative that we continue to pursue discoveries that advance our ability to conserve grassland birds.
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