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By admin on 4/20/2015 10:03 AM

GJAC In late March, Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory facilitated a workshop in Panama to assess the conservation status of the birds of Central America. The results, though preliminary, show that 52% of all birds assessed have experienced strong or severe population declines in Central America.

By admin on 4/16/2015 11:09 AM

BAEAThe Bald Eagle nesting season is in full swing in the Rockies. Citizen scientists with Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory are busy monitoring nesting activity across Colorado. Outreach biologist Jeff Birek reports that volunteers with Bald Eagle Watch have already observed at least 20 eaglets in nests across the state, including two at Barr Lake.

By admin on 3/30/2015 7:00 AM

 Prairie Spiderwort and Pale PenstemonNative plants can add much to the home garden and landscape. Natives are beautiful, enhance yard biodiversity and attract many birds, small wildlife and pollinators. Get tips on selecting native plants for your lawn and create resilient, lovely, wildlife-friendly habitat.

By admin on 3/12/2015 7:00 AM

SUTASpring is nearly here, and with the changing seasons comes the spectacular migration of birds. We're getting prepared and stoked for the upcoming bird banding season. To whet your appetite, we wanted to share the birdy highlights from the fall bird banding season. Enjoy!

By admin on 3/5/2015 8:57 AM

BAIS Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory's third season of studying survival and habitat use of Baird's and Grasshopper Sparrows is under way on their wintering grounds in the grasslands of northern Mexico. Writing from Chihuahua, biologist Erin Strasser shares an update on capturing and tracking sparrows, insights gained so far this season and captivating photos from the field.

By admin on 2/25/2015 1:39 PM

Fence MarkersThe Greater Sage-Grouse represents a special part of our country's sagebrush steppe ecosystem. Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory is testing the effectiveness of different types of fence markers to help these grouse avoid collisions with fences. Field crew leader Taylor Gorman and biologist Nick Van Lanen offer insights from the first season of this study before heading back into the field.

By admin on 1/29/2015 2:58 PM

CBC4KidsTo offer a day of service on Martin Luther King Day through citizen science, RMBO hosted its 3rd annual Christmas Bird Count for Kids on Jan. 19 at Barr Lake State Park. Educator Tyler Edmondson recounts the stellar day of birding and highlights the species observed by budding young birders.


Annual Picnic

May 21 - 12th annual BBQ for the Birds, Brighton, CO

Conservation Birding Tours

April 1 - May 15 - Kimball, Nebraska

June 12-15, 2015 - Western Colorado

Homeschool Programs

May 5 - Bald Eagle & Bird Hike for Homeschoolers, Brighton, CO


May 9 - Kimball Mountain Plover Festival, Kimball, NE

May 30 - Poudre RiverFest, Fort Collins, CO

Poudre RiverFest


Summer Nature Camps

Get your kids outdoors this summer with RMBO.

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Bird Banding

Stations opening soon in Colorado for spring migration. Visitors welcome!

2014 RMBO Annual Report

2014 RMBO Annual Report

Where We Work

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