This year is the 100th anniversary of the Bird Banding Laboratory, the federal agency responsible for overseeing all bird banding efforts in the United States and Canada. Here we’ll take a look at why banding is such a powerful tool for research while highlighting a few of our projects that put banding to use. With the fall banding season rapidly approaching, its a good time to reexamine what makes a bird in the hand so valuable.
Join natural resource experts and Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ staff as you investigate the biodiversity in your own backyard! This year, due to COVID-19, social distancing and safer-at-home orders it will look a little different, but it won’t stop us from enjoying nature from our own doorsteps. We will give you the tips & tools to identify the flora & fauna in your own backyard or nearby space!
Around 200 pairs of Bald Eagles call Colorado home, with most breeding pairs remaining in the state year-round, rearing their young here in the spring and summer. Why, then, does Colorado’s Bald Eagle population surge to well over 1000 birds in the late fall and winter? Migration is the obvious answer, but as you might suspect, it’s a bit more complicated than that. Why do some eagles migrate while others do not? Here we’ll explore the answer to that question and more.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies finished 2019 among friends and with binoculars in hand at Birds of Winter Camps and a successful Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Stacey and Tyler from our Education team share stories from the adventures, many of which are sure to provide lasting memories in the minds of participants.
Join Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ Community and Outreach Biologist Erin Youngberg as she shares news about avian conservation and research efforts at Soapstone Prairie Natural Area. Erin will reveal some exciting trends from over 10 years of studying birds in this special landscape.
Noah Strycker takes us deep into a 1-year birding quest to see half of the world’s birds. His story involves blood-sucking leeches, chronic sleep deprivation, airline snafus, breakdowns, mudslides, floods, war zones, ecological devastation, conservation triumphs, common and iconic species, and scores of passionate bird lovers around the globe!
Mark your calendar and plan to join us for the 2019 Bioblitz at Barr Lake — as part of the City Nature Challenge! Towns and cities around the world will be competing to see who can make the most observations of nature, find the most species, and engage the most people. We’ll set out to count as many species as we possibly can in one day!