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  Swainson's Hawk in flight                                                                   ©Ben D'Andrea 2016
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Bird Count Dates:
Spring Migration Counts are held on 2nd Saturday in May; Fall counts on 3rd Saturday in September.
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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 17, 2016. Anywhere in the County can be birded.  If you wish to join the Greenhorn Valley team, meet 8AM at the Lake Beckwith Dam parking area in Colorado City. We will bird the Rye/Colorado City area most of the day. Bring lunch if you plan to bird in the afternoon.

September 17th, 11 a.m., at the Rawlings Library. Learn how to ID raptors.


Join the Colorado Crane Conservation Coalition in celebrating the fall gathering of Greater Sandhill Cranes in the high country of beautiful Northwest Colorado! The fifth annual Yampa Valley Crane Festival takes place September 8-11, 2016 in scenic Steamboat Springs and Hayden, Colorado.


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.


The next Breeding Bird Atlas, should be out this year. It can be pre ordered at 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.

Read about some of AVAS's 2015 accomplishments
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 on


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