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Wednesday, September 23rd: Join us to celebrate the Southern Colorado Conservation Award for Innovation in Conservation that will be awarded to the Colorado Birding Trail.  Thanks for your help, support and expertise in developing this project into the award-winning website and on-the-ground effort to attract and inform birders, landowners and agency staff to the incredible economic impact that birding has here in Colorado.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2015 Strategic Plan

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The Arkansas Valley Audubon Society will again sponsor an annual Pueblo County Fall Count. This year's Count will be Saturday, September 19 2015. Anywhere in the County can be birded.

Mark your calendar for the AVAS WET MOUNTAIN VALLEY FIELD TRIP, AUGUST 22. Every August for over 25 years AVAS has conducted this very popular birding field trip to Custer County’s Wet Mountain Valley. Join us for great birding in one of the most spectacular settings in Colorado. We expect to sight over 100 species during the day.

"BIRD HURDLES"
Arkansas Valley Audubon Society (AVAS) and the Buell Children's Museum present an educational experience about the mystery, perils and joys of bird migration.

Bring your children and enjoy the fun and excitement of birds!

"ELK: AN AMERICAN LEGACY"

David Wodiuk of Nature Spirit Productions will present his new documentary Saturday, September 19, 2015  at 11:00 a.m. in the Info Zone on the 4th floor of the Rawlings Library, 100 East Abriendo, Pueblo.

Light refreshments at 10:45 a.m.


Tell Congress: Don't Derail Sage-Grouse Conservation
URGENT: Don't Let Congress Gut Bird and Wildlife Protections. Our elected officials are up to no good again, proposing to gut critical provisions of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act. Too bad that there are no other problems left to deal with in the USA, all that's left is to finally deal with all those pesky birds and other wildlife....read on


Spring Count Results
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, which has the largest collection of John James Audubon prints in Colorado, is planning a major exhibition of his work, paired with paintings by Denver artist Kevin Sloan, March 7-May 31.

AVAS President Peg Rooney's Letter to Editor re Negative Effects of Wind Farms

AVAS wrote a Letter in Support of the following:
WE DID IT!!! WESTCLIFFE AND SILVER CLIFF ARE NOW A CERTIFIED INTERNATIONAL DARK SKY COMMUNITY
Minutes ago it was announced in Tucson that Westcliffe & Silver Cliff are approved as the worlds ninth certified Dark Skies Community by International Dark Skies Inc. We are the first in Colorado and the highest in elevation of any of them.

Cornell Lab eNews, lots of good & fun information:

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View images produced by members of Arkansas Valley Audubon Society
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Save Our Shared Birds - International Cooperation is the Key
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