Chip in for Birds!

Private support is critical to addressing the great conservation challenges facing birds. Your donations help us address the most pressing needs for conservation, ensuring birds and healthy lands exist for future generations. You will be supporting the work of biologists, ecologists and educators across the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, Mexico and beyond.

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies integrates science, education and stewardship to gather and apply scientific data, engage people in nature and conservation, and enhance wildlife habitat. Bird Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We welcome your gift in any amount. Thank you for supporting our work to conserve birds and their habitats!

Give today to support birds!

Click the button below to donate securely online.  Donations are processed under the name Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (former name of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies). Bird Conservancy of the Rockies partners with Network for Good to securely process your online credit card payment via Network for Good (tax ID 68-0480736). At the time of your donation, you have the option to cover the 3% transaction fee so that 100% of your contribution goes to the organization.

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This transaction will appear on your credit card statement as ‘Network for Good’ and is subject to Network for Good’s Privacy, Security & Disclosure Statement  and the Charitable Solicitation Disclosure . All transactions made through Network for Good’s online donation portal are security-encrypted through their SSAE16-certified data center with 24/7 monitoring.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Bird Conservancy's Mission?

Our mission at Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is the conservation of birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of scienceeducation and land stewardship. We envision a future where birds are forever abundant, contributing to healthy landscapes and inspiring human curiosity and love of nature.  Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our efforts are advanced by sound science, achieved through empowering people, realized through stewardship and sustained through partnerships. Together, we are improving native bird populations, the land and the lives of people.

How will my donation be used?

Your donation supports our work across four core priorities as identified in our strategic plan:

  • Generate and share cutting edge scientific data to advance knowledge and inform effective bird conservation
  • Immerse children and adults in nature and foster stewardship values across generations
  • Enhance, restore and conserve bird habitat and improve overall landscape health working in partnership with others
  • Ensure a thriving conservancy for the 21st Century and beyond

You may direct your gift to assist a specific program, however we encourage unrestricted donations so that the funds can be directed to the areas of greatest need. Please contact us if you have any questions about making a designated gift.

At the time of your donation, you have the option to cover the 3% transaction fee so that 100% of your contribution goes to the organization.

Is my donation tax deductible?

Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory (dba Bird Conservancy of the Rockies) is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charitable organization under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is classified by the IRS as a Scientific Organization, with a ruling year of 1988, and headquartered in Brighton, CO. EIN of 84-1079882. Donations are tax-deductible as allowed by law.

Ways to Maximize Charitable Giving in 2020 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Stimulus (CARES) Act

  • Tax filers who do not itemize their deductions are eligible to claim an “above the line” or “universal” charitable deduction of up to $300 this year and in future years.
  • In 2020 only, deductions for cash contributions to public charities can now qualify for up to 100% of adjusted gross income (previously limited to 60%).
  • In 2020 only, deductions for corporate giving can now qualify for up to 25% of taxable income (previously limited to 10%). Does your employer match charitable giving?
  • In 2020 only, required minimum distributions from individual retirement accounts are waived.

Consult with your tax advisor to see how any of these charitable options can benefit you, Bird Conservancy, and your tax situation.

To make a gift of stock, securities, wire transfer, IRA distribution or information on how to include Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in your estate plan, please contact Kelli Hirsch at (303) 659-4348 ext. 12 or via email.

Can I mail my donation?

If you have difficulty with donating online, please call us at (303) 659-4348 ext. 12, weekdays during regular business hours. We also gratefully accept checks, made payable to Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, sent to the following address:

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Attention: Development
14500 Lark Bunting Lane
Brighton, CO 80603

Do you share my information?

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will never trade, sell, or share your information without your permission. As a supporter of Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, you will be automatically enrolled to receive our monthly e-news and select important communications. You may opt out at any time. You can use our online form to customize your e-mail preferences, or feel free to contact us at any time with your questions.  Click here to view our Privacy Policy

What will I receive as a supporter of Bird Conservancy?

In addition to becoming part of a vibrant community that cares about birds and the health of our natural world, annual supporters of Bird Conservancy also receive the following benefits:

  • The Primary Source bi-annual print newsletter;
  • Invitations to birding trips and events;
  • Recognition in our online annual report;
  • Discounts on gear and special programs.

Our Friends program encourages and recognizes major donations that support our work to conserve birds and their habitats for present and future generations. Friends of the Bird Conservancy contribute $500 or more in a year. Benefits include all those of other supporters, plus:

  • Monthly updates from the Executive Director about the impact of your gift
  • Invitations to attend special Friends-only events

Choose Your Way to Chip In!

We welcome your gift in any amount. Donations can be made individually or on a repeating basis. You can also give a gift in honor or memory of someone else. Friends of Bird Conservancy contribute $500 or more each year. This Friends program encourages and recognizes major donations that support our work to conserve birds and their habitats for present and future generations.

For gifts of stock, securities, donor-advised funds or to include Bird Conservancy of the Rockies in your estate plan, please contact Kelli Hirsch via e-mail or by phone at (303) 659-4348 ext. 12

Check out these other easy ways to help Bird Conservancy of the Rockies when you shop, drink coffee, and more!

For more information:
Kelli Hirsch
Development Manager
(303) 659-4348 ext. 12

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