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  Swainson's Hawk in flight                                                                   ©Ben D'Andrea 2016
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Excerpts from the AVAS Sept./Oct. 2016 eNewsletter
November 12, 2016: Steve Linderer presents "The Night Sky: Where Did It Go and How Can We Get It Back" at 11am at Rawlings Library 100 W. Abriendo Pueblo, CO.
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Mark your calendars! AVAS Holiday Lunch 12/8/16. Lunch at a local restaurant followed by a tour of John Deaux Gallery to view fantastic bird artwork. More details to follow.

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Christmas Bird Count Dates for 2016: 12/14-1/4. Details pending, watch this space.


Pueblo County Fall Bird Count Results:
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Are you planning a Birding Trip to Colorado? We at AVAS are only too happy to answer any questions you might have. Also, we highly recommend that you view this site sponsored by the Colorado Field Ornithologists for the latest information and updates statewide.
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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
Cornell Lab eNews, lots of good & fun information:

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