It’s Colorado Gives Day!

Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us!  We’re hoping you can help us continue to grow our grant programs to benefit research, education, and habitat restoration in the Pikes Peak Region. We’re halfway to our goal this year, but we still need your help!

Last year, the Young Birders’ Fund provided several youngsters with the opportunity to indulge their wonder and expand their outdoor experiences at summer nature camps with the Catamount Institute. While visiting Aiken Canyon, the campers participated in a bird banding demonstration with Dr. Claire Varian-Ramos from Colorado State University – Pueblo. The campers watched enthusiastically as they viewed — up close — hummingbirds, tanagers, and grosbeaks. Students learned about each bird’s habitat, migration, and the importance of conservation. One of our board members joined the campers at Aiken Canyon and was able to see first-hand the students’ earnest interest and excitement.

Additionally, our Foothills and Prairie Grant funded a riparian habitat restoration research project aimed at using shrubs propagated in greenhouses to restore streamside habitat in the greater Colorado Springs area. This grant was awarded to a University of Colorado – Colorado Springs student with the goals of not only conducting habitat restoration for birds and other pollinators, but also increasing awareness of the importance of native vegetation and sustainability.

We need your help to continue growing these programs, and to continue making an ever-greater difference for birds and their habitat in the years to come.