How you can help and enjoy birds this month!
Audubon Rockies
Audubon Rockies Newsletter | December 2018
Dark-eyed Junco. Photo: Kristianna Natalini/Great Backyard Bird Count
Dark-eyed Junco. Photo: Kristianna Natalini/Great Backyard Bird Count
Record-Breaking Giving Season!
Dear friend,

We are incredibly grateful to everyone who donated to us on Colorado Gives Day and Giving Tuesday. Thanks to you, we DOUBLED our fundraising from last year. These funds will go straight to bird conservation in Colorado and Wyoming.Watch a thank you from Alison, our executive director
Greater Sage-Grouse.
Greater Sage-Grouse. Photo: Angela Burgess/USFWS
Sage-Grouse Strongholds Opened to Energy
On December 6, the Bureau of Land Management released plans to roll back sage-grouse habitat protections in Wyoming, Colorado, and five other states, lifting restrictions on more than 80 percent of the bird's most vital habitat. Learn about the details in this new Audubon article.

It’s not too late to help. The US Forest Service is still accepting public comments on their sage-grouse land management plans.Tell them not to weaken sage-grouse conservation!
Habitat Hero garden
A Habitat Hero garden in Wyoming. Photo: Molly Clark
Habitat Hero Workshop
Cheyenne, WY | Jan 26
Two fantastic speakers—Scott Hoffman-Black of Xerces Society and Ross Shrigley of Plant Select—will headline the first Habitat Hero workshop of 2019! Learn about the latest science on pollinators and the importance of native plants. After the presentations will be a hands-on workshop on winter sowing of native seeds.See details and register
Northern Harrier. Photo: Christopher Ciccone/Audubon Photography Awards
Northern Harrier. Photo: Christopher Ciccone/Audubon Photography Awards
Bird Class and Christmas Bird Count
Pagosa Springs, CO | Dec 12 & 15
Tomorrow, Community Naturalist Keith will host a class on raptor, woodpecker, and corvid identification. The class will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church in Pagosa Springs. On December 15, help us survey birds for the Pagosa Springs Christmas Bird Count and enjoy a chili tally party at 4 p.m. at the Pagosa Lakes Property Owners Association Administration Building!Email Keith at kbruno@audubon.org to sign up!
Gifts for Birds and People
Snow-on-the-Mountain. Photo: Evan Barrientos
The Gift of Gardening
Know someone with a bird-friendly garden?  Recognize their efforts by certifying their garden through Habitat Hero! Learn more
Snow-on-the-Mountain. Photo: Evan Barrientos
Beef from Audubon-certified land.
Beef From Audubon-Certified Ranches
Support grassland birds through Conservation Ranching! Beef from Audubon-certified lands is hormone and antibiotic-free, ethically raised, and delicious. Learn more
Photo: Evan Barrientos/Audubon Rockies
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch. Photo: Gene Putney/Audubon Photography Awards
Brown-capped Rosy-Finch. Photo: Gene Putney/Audubon Photography Awards
Participate in the Christmas Bird Count!
It’s time to brave the winter weather in the name of community science! The Christmas Bird Count is an opportunity for all birdwatchers to survey birds in support of their conservation. Since the it began more than a century ago, it has relied on the dedication and commitment of volunteers like you.Join a count near you!
We are grateful to Hewlett Packard Enterprises for supporting Habitat Hero.
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Missed Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day? You can still make a year-end gift!
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