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Bird count examines what happens when high-country Colorado irrigators use less water

As the state mulls paying irrigators to leave water in the Colorado River instead of flooding fields, Audubon Rockies is using bird counts in the northwest part of the state to gauge the implications of intentionally drying the landscape.

Environment

Scientists want Coloradans to turn off their lights to help migrating birds

Colorado State University researchers use data visualizations to inform the public of high-intensity migration nights and when it's best to hit the lights

Environment

The squawking, stomping chicken of the grasslands is back in Colorado

Lesser prairie-chickens were nearly decimated by blizzard and then drought. Now they’re back, after a four-year, joint relocation effort by wildlife biologists in Colorado and Kansas.

Outdoors

The birds remind us that even in times like this, the natural world is all around

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

I read about empty grocery shelves while watching birds hunt and peck on my porch. This poem came to me.

Colorado authors, thinkers and readers share their thoughts on living through historic times as the state fights the progress of coronavirus

Write On, Colorado

Wyoming and Idaho join Interior Department to appeal court ruling blocking rollback of sage grouse protections

Idaho and Wyoming back the Trump administration plan that eases restrictions on energy companies and other industries put in place by the Obama administration

Environment

Sage grouse numbers decline in Idaho since decision not to make birds an endangered species

It's not yet clear whether the three-year decline is part of a cyclical pattern or indicative of a more serious issue

Environment