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“Come one, come ALL...Join Harry Rurup as he guides the bird walks at Lake Pueblo State Park on Saturdays, July 11th, 18th and 25th.  Meet at the Lake Pueblo Visitor Center at 8 a.m. sharp!  Bring water, snacks and binoculars.  The walks are free, however a Colorado State Park Pass is required to drive through the Gate: $7 per day or $70 annual. For more info contact Karen Gale Seasonal Naturalist at Lake Pueblo State Park 256.642.1840 or Harry Rurup, Arkansas Valley Audubon Society.”

Annual Butterfly Count:    Sat. 7/25/15  9am
Meet in the parking lot of the Mountain Park Environmental Center (Pueblo Mountain Park) in Beulah. Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, water. Optional: Binoculars with close focus.

Bird Walk Sat. 7/25/15 8am at Lake Pueblo State Park.
Meet at the Visitor's Center at the south entrance to the park. Bring hat, sunscreen, insect repellant, binoculars and water.

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.

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!


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 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:
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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