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By admin on 1/22/2015 7:00 AM

SAPHDespite sub-zero temperatures, 34 volunteers took part in this year's Christmas Bird Count at Barr Lake. Count compiler Chuck Hundertmark offers a report on birds observed that day, including new highs for three species and a new bird for the Barr Lake count.

By admin on 1/20/2015 1:05 PM

Yust RanchGrazing options can be limited in the high country, when snow lingers in high-elevation pastures and areas can get too waterlogged for cattle. To increase grazing options on a ranch in the Middle Park area of Colorado, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory helped to implement a project that will deliver water to an area of the ranch not previously suitable for grazing, allowing the rancher to keep cattle off other areas of the ranch that provide key habitat for Greater Sage-Grouse.

By admin on 12/8/2014 7:00 AM

Bird TalesMany of us have witnessed the damaging effects of dementia on our loved ones. Nature has shown to be a precious key for unlocking memories, temperaments and attitudes in people suffering from this terrible disease. Recently, RMBO has offered a therapeutic program called Bird Tales to residents of assisted living facilities. Educator Tyler Edmondson writes about the program and its profound impact on both people with dementia and the staff members who care for them.

By admin on 12/3/2014 7:00 AM

NSWORocky Mountain Bird Observatory caught a whopping 277 Northern Saw-whet Owls at banding stations in North and South Dakota this fall. Among them were 6 recovered owls, or birds banded at another station or during a different season. Where were the owls first banded, and when? Read this post to find out (hint: one was first banded about 660 miles northwest!).

By admin on 11/13/2014 2:50 PM

Barrow’s GoldeneyeIn 2000, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory began organizing an annual Barrow's Goldeneye count in Colorado to monitor the wintering population of this species. Volunteer citizen scientists are needed to help with the 2014 count. The protocol is simple – get out to as many lakes and reservoirs across the state as possible and count Barrow's Goldeneyes!

By admin on 11/11/2014 2:34 PM

McCown’s LongspurHow do grassland birds respond to different grazing practices? University of Colorado-Denver master's student Amber Carver is exploring this question, looking at nest success of McCown's Longspurs and other birds on the prairie of northeast Colorado during an adaptive grazing management study. Amber writes about insights gleaned from her research this past summer.

By admin on 10/29/2014 7:00 AM

NightjarHalloween is almost here. When you're out and about at night, hone your senses and look for owls, nighthawks and other birds of the night. Educator Emily Snode-Brenneman offers tips on spotting these nocturnal birds and a list of species you can observe in Colorado during the darker hours.


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Jan. 28 - Skulls and Survival

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March 21 - Winter Survival and Spring Break Snowshoe Trip

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