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Please contact the CPW Commission, the governor's office and our senator Leroy Garcia and ask them to have CPW reconsider the mountain lion killing plan between Cañon City and Leadville.

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A plea for residents to consider bringing back a Custer County tradition of helping our avian friends by providing regular feed and fresh water for their sustenance.
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2017 Great Bakyard Bird Count dates & more....
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12/14/2016, the Colorado Parks & Wildlife Commission voted to approve Mountain Lion and Black Bear "killing plans" to boost mule deer populations for big game hunters.
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AVAS recruited a big game hunter to fire lead and solid copper 30.06 rifle bullets into ballistic gels. The photos speak for themselves- black, dirty fragmentation (lead); clean spiral (copper).
Photo of Peg Rooney at AVAS table preparing to hand out vouchers for non-lead ammo.
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2016 Lake Isabel/Spanish Peaks Christmas Bird Count Results:

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Pueblo County Fall Bird Count Results:
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Are you planning a Birding Trip to Colorado? We at AVAS are only too happy to answer any questions you might have. Also, we highly recommend that you view this site sponsored by the Colorado Field Ornithologists for the latest information and updates statewide.
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218 species reported in Pueblo County in one day, 5-14-16. Pueblo birders celebrated International Migratory Bird Day(IMBD) big time, blowing out the old record of 202 species in 2010.

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The next Breeding Bird Atlas, should be out this year. It can be pre ordered at cobreedingbirdatlasii.org website now. There is also show at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center until April 10 of 75 of the 275 illustrations from Atlas2 plus the covers and a selection of illustrations from Atlas 1. Cover illustrations are by AVAS's own Mark Yaeger, better known as Radeaux in the art world.
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

 

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