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Audubon Rockies
July 2019 | Audubon Rockies Newsletter
American Avocets performing courtship display. Photo: Arrow Myers
American Avocets performing courtship display. Photo: Arrow Myers
The Art of Photographing Avocets
What does it take to turn bird photos from “good” into “GOOD LORD”? Arrow Myers, a 15-year-old photographer and Audubon member in Colorado, shares his advice for doing so in an ethical way. Check out his amazing photos in our new blog post.Read more
Ella Sorensen at South Shore Preserve water release in 2009. Photo: Ron Francis/NRCS
Ella Sorensen at South Shore Preserve water release in 2009. Photo: Ron Francis/NRCS
Opening the Floodgates
Ten years ago, Audubon and partners restored water to a dry channel of the Jordan River in Utah. In doing so, we gave life to a vibrant network of wetland habitat, known as South Shore Preserve. Since then the preserve has become home to countless birds.Read more
A participant identifies plants at Wyoming BioBlitz 2019. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
BioBlitz Recap
Despite a flooding river and chilly temperatures, Wyoming BioBlitz 2019 was a success! Find out how many species we documented and see a photo-recap of the event.Read more
Pollinators, Sage-grouse, and Water
Jim Lutomski and a Pagosa Family School student with a pollinator structure. Photo: Jane Parker
Encouraging Pollinators in Pagosa Springs
With the help of more than 100 students, our Community Naturalist program released 700 native bees and created nesting structures for them in Pagosa Springs, Colorado. Learn how you can introduce pollinators into your community. Read more
Jim Lutomski and a Pagosa Family School student with a pollinator structure. Photo: Jane Parker
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Sage-Grouse Update
As the federal government sells off sage-grouse habitat and erodes their protections, states are stepping up. Learn more
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
The newly-planted Habitat Hero garden at Lesher Middle School. Photo: Jamie Weiss
New Habitat Hero Garden
This month we certified Lesher Middle School in Fort Collins, Colorado, as a Habitat Hero! In the future, 754 students will help maintain this garden and use Audubon Rockies educational materials. Learn more
The newly-planted Habitat Hero garden at Lesher Middle School. Photo: Jamie Weiss
Colorado River at the Colorado/Utah state line. Photo: Abby Burk
(Only) One Good Wet Year
For the first time in the past twenty years of drought records, Colorado has no measurable drought. So the drought’s over, right? Well… Read more
Colorado River at the Colorado/Utah state line. Photo: Abby Burk
Click to watch Community Naturalist Zach Hutchinson band birds.
Live Banding Video
Last week we hosted our first Facebook live video at one of our summer bird banding stations! Watch Community Naturalist Zach band MacGillivray’s Warblers, a Green-tailed Towhee, and a Chipping Sparrow, and if you haven't yet, like us on Facebook! Watch
Click to watch Community Naturalist Zach Hutchinson band birds.
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