Connecting people, birds and land

Mission: conserving birds and their habitats through science, education and land stewardship

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conserves birds and their habitats through an integrated approach of science, education and land stewardship. Our work radiates from the Rockies to the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond. Our mission is advanced through 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.


  • Guide conservation action where it is needed most by conducting scientifically rigorous monitoring and research on birds and their habitats within the context of their full annual cycle
  • Inspire conservation action in people by developing relationships through community outreach and science-based, experiential education programs
  • Contribute to bird population viability and help sustain working lands by partnering with landowners and managers to enhance wildlife habitat
  • Promote conservation and inform land management decisions by disseminating scientific knowledge and developing tools and recommendations.

Bird Conservancy accomplishes its mission by:

Monitoring long-term bird population trends to provide a scientific foundation for conservation action

Researching bird ecology and population response to anthropogenic and natural processes to evaluate and adjust management and conservation strategies using the best available science

Educating people of all ages through active, experiential programs that create an awareness of and appreciation for birds

Partnering with state and federal natural resource agencies, private citizens, schools, universities and other non-governmental organizations to build synergy and consensus for bird conservation

Fostering good stewardship on private and public lands through voluntary, cooperative partnerships that create win-win situations for wildlife and people

Sharing the latest information on bird populations, land management and conservation practices to create informed publics

Delivering bird conservation at biologically relevant scales by working across political and jurisdictional boundaries in western North America and beyond

For more information:
Tammy VerCauteren
Executive Director
(970) 482-1707 x16

Photo Credit:
José Hugo Martínez Guerrero