Update from the field! Seasonal Bird Conservancy banders are working in the Chihuahuan Desert this winter to tag non-breeding grassland birds for our Motus project. Read the blog to learn more about what they are doing and how it will aid in our efforts to help grasslands and the birds that call it their home.
The COVID-19 pandemic brings unique challenges to delivering our award-winning environmental education programs. Our Education team has risen to the occasion, delivering an array of wonderful virtual programs and getting us ready for a safe and enjoyable in-person summer camp season!
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies finished 2019 among friends and with binoculars in hand at Birds of Winter Camps and a successful Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Stacey and Tyler from our Education team share stories from the adventures, many of which are sure to provide lasting memories in the minds of participants.
This summer, a small group set out into the high peaks of New Mexico in search of breeding populations of Brown-capped Rosy-Finches—something that hasn’t been recorded in the state for almost 30 years.
Mike Carter, founder and Executive Director of the Colorado Bird Observatory from 1988-2001, shares his memories about the creation of our organization and how events at the time came together to make it all happen.
The grasslands of the Chihuahuan desert provide important overwintering habitat for over 90% of the migratory grassland species in western North America. Recently, our team joined partners and private landowners on a scenic tour through northern Mexico to visit some of Sustainable Grazing Network ranches that are working to conserve and restore grassland habitat for the benefit of people and birds.
The Central Plains Experimental Range in Northern Colorado provides the perfect place for researchers and ranchers to come together and explore new ways to achieve maximum economic yields alongside quality habitat for grassland birds.
After several decades of steep declines, Aplomado Falcon populations are slowly rising again in the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico, thanks to the efforts of our local partners, ranchers and biologists who are working hard to improve habitat, providing nesting locations, and closely monitor the progress of this threatened species.
2018 marks our 30th Anniversary, and we’re celebrating! In the coming months, we’ll reminisce about the migratory milestones and positive impacts that our organization has made through the years, as well as look to the future. We hope you enjoy this timeline featuring just a handful of the many accomplishments made possible by our supporters, partners, collaborators and staff.
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.