BRIGHTON, Colo. (July 29, 2022) — Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and other partners from the Central Grasslands Roadmap are participating in an 8-week social media campaign that enlists the collective, coordinated voices of organizations and individuals to help spread the word about the benefits of grasslands to people and wildlife. A key engagement area is urban and suburban audiences, groups that are more likely to be geographically disconnected from grasslands and less aware of their personal relevance.  Click here to view the news release.
BRIGHTON, Colo. (July 27, 2022) — Bird Conservancy officially endorses the North American Grasslands Conservation Act announced by Sen. Ron Wyden (D. OR.), Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN.), and Sen. Michael F. Bennet (D-CO). The Act aims to prevent further loss of grasslands, strengthen rangeland health, improve biodiversity and habitat, provide increased recreation and hunting opportunities, and address the climate crisis by mitigating the threats of wildfire and drought and increasing carbon sequestration. Click here to view the full statement. 
BRIGHTON, Colo. (June 13, 2022) — Bird Conservancy of the Rockies hosted the 3rd annual Barr Lake BioBlitz on June 4, 2022. It was a day of exploration and a celebration of community science with opportunities for everyone to learn about the park’s biodiversity. This year’s BioBlitz was our most successful to date, with 68 attendees and over 50 species of plants and animals recorded. Click here to view the full press release.
FORT COLLINS, Colo., (May 25, 2022)— More than 200 organizations across eight sectors representing Mexico, Canada, the U.S., and Indigenous Nations, came together for two days in May for a multi-national summit to commit to conserve North America’s Central Grasslands. strategies. Click here to view the full press release.
FORT COLLINS, CO (March 28, 2022) – Bird Conservancy biologists have discovered a novel behavior that has never been observed in birds before. Black Swifts regularly perform dramatic nocturnal ascents up to 13,000 ft. during the full moon and surrounding nights. These findings provide a new perspective on flight behavior and help us gain a more complete picture of the full annual cycle of this charismatic species, which is necessary for successful conservation strategies. Click here to view the full press release.
BRIGHTON, CO (Nov. 18, 2021) – Bird Conservancy of the Rockies invites Coloradans to support our mission of conserving birds, people and land by donating to us on Colorado Gives Day, December 7, 2021. Click here to download the full press release.
SCOTTSBLUFF, NE (Oct. 15, 2021) –Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is connecting youth and families to the natural world with the launch of new Family Nature Clubs in Nebraska. This FREE monthly program for children and adults will explore the wonders of nature with interactive nature explorations and outdoor skills activities. Made possible with support from the Nebraska Environmental Trust and the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.  Click here to download the full press release.

DENVER, CO (July 13, 2021) –Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is thrilled to see Bald Eagle Watch data collected by our volunteers contributing to a major new study aimed at eagle conservation across the state. Colorado Parks & Wildlife recently launched a four-year study to help understand current population trends, habitat use, and impacts of human disturbance on Bald Eagles along Colorado’s densely populated Front Range. Click here to download the full press release.

SCOTTSBLUFF, NE (May 1, 2021) –Bird Conservancy of the Rockies will receive $42,526 from the Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET) to fund the “Connecting Youth and Families to the Natural World in the Nebraska Panhandle” project. The Trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $349 million to more than 2,400 conservation projects across the state of Nebraska since 1994. The Trust works to preserve, protect and restore our natural resources for future generations. Click here to download the full press release.

2020 News Releases

BRIGHTON, CO (May 5, 2020) – Migratory birds are now flooding across the continent, as they return to their nesting grounds this spring. World Migratory Bird Day is on May 9, 2020, as people around the globe welcome birds back—and lend them a helping hand. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies encourages everyone to take our 7 simple actions to help birds. Watching birds is a relaxing and uplifting activity, and helping them out will ensure they will keep returning for years to come. Click here to view the full press release.

2019 News Releases

FORT COLLINS, CO (Sept. 2019) – Since 1970, less than a single lifetime, North America has lost more than one in four of its birds, according to a 2019 report in the world’s leading scientific journal. New findings just published in the journal Science confirm staggering losses among birds. Based on nearly 50 years of data, this research for the first time quantifies the severity of avian population declines across North America. Click here to download the full press release.
FORT COLLINS, CO (Sept. 2019) – Bird Conservancy of the Rockies awarded Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant to conserve declining grassland birds. For the 13th consecutive year, Bird Conservancy been awarded a highly competitive NMBCA grant to support migratory bird conservation efforts, including critical research, monitoring, education, public engagement and land conservation efforts aimed at stabilizing and reversing bird population declines.
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FORT COLLINS, CO (Sept, 2019) – Audubon Rockies, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, Trees, Water & People, and the CSU Environmental Learning Center are excited to present ¡Pájaros Sin Fronteras! (Birds Without Borders), a free community celebration that spotlights migratory birds during their annual fall migration as they travel south to Mexico and Central America. Click here to download full news release.
LINCOLN, NE (May, 2019) – Bird Conservancy Receives Grant from Nebraska Environmental Trust (NET). $41,506 from NET is helping expand environmental literacy and stewardship through outreach and education in the Nebraska Panhandle. Click here to download full news release.
BRIGHTON, CO (May, 2019) – The 17th annual BBQ for the Birds will be held at Barr Lake State Park Nature Center on May 18, 2019.  Everyone is invited to Bird Conservancy’s yearly celebration of birds, people and land which aims to raise awareness of bird conservation and provide opportunities for people to get involved. Click here to download full news release.
GREELEY, CO (January, 2019) – Bird Conservancy of the Rockies is partnering with private landowners in Morgan County, Colorado to eliminate cheatgrass. Through a grant from Great Outdoors Colorado, the innovative project takes aim at eradicating an extremely invasive weed that outcompetes native vegetation, reduces habitat quality and increases fire hazards. Click here to download full news release.

2018 News Releases

BRIGHTON, CO (August, 2018) – Bird Conservancy of the Rockies awarded Neotropical Migratory Bird Conservation Act grant to conserve declining grassland birds. For the 12th consecutive year, Bird Conservancy been awarded a highly competitive NMBCA grant to support migratory bird conservation efforts, including critical research, monitoring, education, public engagement and land conservation efforts aimed at stabilizing and reversing bird population declines.
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FORT COLLINS, CO (July, 2018) – Rare bird discovered breeding in Northern Colorado, a first-ever record for the state. Bird Conservancy of the Rockies and City of Fort Collins Natural Areas Department have confirmed that Baird’s Sparrows are actively breeding at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area, a first-ever record of the species reproducing in Colorado.
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For more information:
William Bevil
Communications Director
(970)482-1707 ext. 30