Year of the Bird Partners
Fort Collins Audubon Society
, The Fort Collins Audubon Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to nature appreciation, environmental education, and conservation activities. The Society was incorporated in 1976 and currently has more than 700 members. Members include local citizens from all walks of life, most of whom reside in Larimer County. Fort Collins Audubon is also affiliated with the National Audubon Society and serves as a local chapter.
Audubon Rockies is the regional office of the National Audubon Society serving the states of Wyoming and Colorado. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all—in the U.S. and Across the Americas.
This public radio program strives to transport listeners out of the daily grind and into the natural world with outstanding audio programming and online content. The stories we tell are rich in sound, imagery, and information, connecting the ways and needs of birds to the lives of listeners. BirdNote shows are aired on public radio stations around the country every day and can be found online at any time. Each show is scheduled to coincide with the time of year when it’s possible to see or hear the featured bird.
Bird Conservancy of the Rockies
Birds serve as an important indicator of environmental change. As humans influence nature – and the effects of climate change become more pressing – declines in bird populations act as a “canary in the coal mine” for detecting negative impacts on the environment. To better understand bird population trends and identify the needs of common species and those of conservation concern, Bird Conservancy of the Rockies conducts scientifically rigorous monitoring and research. Data gathered by BCOR and partners are used to create tools, such as maps, manuals and web-based applications like the Rocky Mountain Avian Data Center.
Birds of Prey Foundation (Broomfield, Colo.)
Since 1981 the Birds of Prey Foundation has accepted over 16,000 birds. Specialized round-the-clock care and large flight areas enable hundreds of these magnificent raptors to enjoy a second chance at freedom every year. Most birds admitted have injuries attributable to accidental or intentional human interference: collisions with cars, flown into windows or power lines, senselessly shot or poisoned or taken from the nest and often have severe nutritional deficiencies. They arrive with broken bones, concussions, and damage to eyes, ears, and feathers. The birds are often depressed and in pain, yet have an incredible will to live. We specialize in helping raptors such as eagles, hawks, falcons, owls and osprey. We also accept vultures, pelicans, herons, egrets, ravens, and other native bird species.
Colorado Avian Research and Rehabilitation Institute (Estes Park, Colo.)
The mission of CARRI is twofold: research and rehabilitation. First, to study the ecology of birds within the Estes Valley and rocky Mountain National Park, with a particular emphasis on hawks and owls; to provide information about the species’ natural history, abundance, survival and breeding success; to educate and inspire the public about avian conservation by assisting them in making informed conservation-minded decisions; to share the findings of the institute with the scientific community and local government agencies and provide them with the tools for good stewardship. Second, to focus on the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned wild birds by nurturing and caring for their needs, while retaining their wild instincts, thus enabling their return to the wild and ensuring they remain a viable member of the natural environment.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife
Ensuring the success of migratory birds is an integral part of CPW’s mission to protect the wildlife resources of Colorado for current and future generations. CPW is proud to join other conservation-minded organizations like National, the National Audubon Society
, the Cornell Lab of Ornithology
, and BirdLife International
to help rally local and worldwide awareness and support for birds and their habitats in the coming year.
Colorado Field Ornithologists
CFO is committed to encouraging birders to learn and contribute to the conservation and knowledge of Colorado birds. Members can see new birds and habitats each year with field trips led by local experts. The CFO Annual Conference events include presentations of research papers, workshops, and an evening banquet with a special guest speaker.
Colorado Native Bird Care and Conservation (Lyons, Colo.)
Colorado Native Bird Care and Conservation (CNBCC) is a 501c3 non-profit organization in the foothills of Lyons, Colo., that seeks to rehabilitate orphaned and injured birds, bats and other small mammals. Beyond rehabilitation, our main goal is to educate people in order to ultimately reduce the frequency of wildlife injury and mortality due to anthropogenic factors and to improve local wildlife habitats.
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center (Longmont, Colo.) Greenwood
is a nonprofit organization devoted to the rehabilitation and release of orphaned, injured and sick wildlife. We are the largest wildlife rehabilitation center of this kind in Colorado, treating more than 3,400 mammals, birds and waterfowl representing nearly 200 different wildlife species annually. We also provide outreach programs for audiences of all ages regarding rehabilitation, humane solutions to human-wildlife conflicts and how you can help Colorado’s wildlife. Volunteer with us!
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (Fort Collins, Colo.) RMRP
rescues, rehabilitates and releases injured birds of prey, including eagles, owls, hawks and falcons; and through its comprehensive Environmental Education Program, teaches the importance of preserving wildlife and wild places for future generations.
Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center (Washington, D.C.)
The Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center is dedicated to understanding, conserving and championing the grand phenomenon of bird migration. Founded in 1991, and located at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Washington, D.C., SMBC scientists seek to clarify why migratory bird populations are declining before the situation becomes desperate. Smithsonian Migratory Bird Center programs help raise awareness about migratory birds and the need to protect diverse habitats across the Western Hemisphere.
Poudre River Public Libraries (Fort Collins, Colo.)
In addition to providing a huge collection of books, CDs and DVDs about birds, their habits and habitats, the Poudre River Public Library system partners with Colorado State Parks and Wildlife to make available a number of State Park passes and family activity backpacks through the Check Out Colorado State Parks Program. With a valid library card, any patron can check out a backpack , filled with information about Colorado’s 41 State Parks and other gear to encourage residents of all ages to visit State Parks, enjoy and explore nature, and engage in healthy, fun activities.