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American Pipit         

15 birders in 11 parties tallied 170 species, sixth best total of 19 counts.      <view results>

Sunday, November 9, 2014- Pueblo Reservoir birding trip to scope birds (loons,grebes, gulls, ducks, etc.) Leader Brandon K. Percival (
Meet at 8am at Pueblo Reservoir (location TBA, contact leader for details).

Festival of the Cranes at Bosque del Apache, NM -- November 18 - 21      <more info>

Listen to a wonderfully concise and easy to understand interview with National Audubon's CEO/President David Yarnold. Topic is the negative effects of Climate Change on bird species, this is a real wakeup call for action. It's about 5 minutes long, click here to listen:
Also, here's a link to a related article in the NY Times:

AVAS Members recently took part in two excellent field trips. Here's results from both:
   8th Annual Butterfly Count at Pueblo Mtn. Park:          <view results>
   Wet Mtn Valley Field Trip:                                        <view results>

AVAS President, Peg Rooney, has written a letter to the Editor re Use of Lead Ammo     <read>

Colorado State Wildlife Action Plan (SWAP) is being revised; due date Sept. 2015. Colorado Parks and Wildlife will "identify and prioritize an updated list of species of greatest conservation need and habitat priorities".

Google Colorado State Wildlife Action Plan for details. Use the input form to submit your comments. Speak out for birds, wildlife and their habitats!

» News Update: AVAS is "Adopting" an Important Bird Area (IBA)
One of National Audubon Society's strategic goals is 'Saving Important Bird Areas'. By protecting important places for birds, Audubon can save species, restore habitats and reduce threats. To date, Audubon has identified 2,544 IBAs in the United States. Lake Pueblo State Park and Wildlife Area is one of them.

By "adopting" this IBA, AVAS will ensure that the revised resource management plan for this area will include consideration for and protection of birds. other wildlife and their habitats.

Birding trips to the area and grooming of the Overlook Trail will engage the community and foster a sense of advocacy for this "jewel in the desert".

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To promote the conservation of nature through education, political action and field activities with a focus on birds, other wildlife and habitat in Southern Colorado
When visiting downtown Pueblo don't forget to visit the John Deaux Galley on Union Ave. Owned & operated by former Board member Mark Yaeger - (719) 545-8407, you'll be able to not only engage him in some great birding conversation but also view great bird-related art from local artisans including Radeaux. Visit his website:
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