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Arkansas Valley Audubon Society (AVAS) elects board members in November for the following year.  If you are a member of AVAS, please complete this ballot and email it to us (see ballot).  Thanks for supporting AVAS and its mission to conserve birds and their habitats.

Read about some of AVAS's 2015 accomplishments
November 14th. Susan Tweit - "Wildscape 101: Transforming Your Yard into a Way Station for Birds". 11 am at the Info Zone, 4th floor of the Rawlings Library, 100 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. Donations welcome.
2014 - 2015 Christmas Bird Count Schedule begins to take shape:

February 20, 2016. Steve Linderer: "Dark Sky Communities in Colorado". 11 am at the Info Zone, 4th floor of the Rawlings Library, 100 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. Donations welcome.

April 16, 2016. Dr. Claire Ramos - "Environmental Contaminants and Birds". 11 am at the Info Zone, 4th floor of the Rawlings Library, 100 W. Abriendo, Pueblo. Donations welcome.

Sept. 22, 2015: Today the Fish & Wildlife Service made a major announcement about their decision not to list the Greater Sage-Grouse under the Endangered Species Act.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife 2015 Strategic Plan

Results from the Pueblo County 2015 Fall Bird Count

Grab your binoculars and join the 12th annual Olympic BirdFest 2016 celebration at the Dungeness River Audubon Center, April 15-17, 2016.

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

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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Save Our Shared Birds - International Cooperation is the Key

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