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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.

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.

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Annual Picnic

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

Conservation Birding Tours

April 1 - May 15 - Kimball, Nebraska

April 12-25, 2015 - Costa Rica

June 12-15, 2015 - Western Colorado

Festival

May 30 - Poudre RiverFest, Fort Collins, CO

Homeschool Program

April 22 - Earth Day Program, Brighton, CO

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2015 Summer Nature Camps

Get your kids outdoors this summer with RMBO.

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2014 Fall-Winter Newsletter

Read about spotted owls, summer camps, Golden Eagles and more.

2013 RMBO Annual Report

2013 RMBO Annual Report

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Birds don't give a hoot about state or international borders. Like the birds, RMBO's biologists, educators and natural resource managers cross boundaries to work on bird and habitat conservation through Science, Education and Stewardship in the Intermountain West, the Great Plains, Mexico and beyond.

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