Grape Creek at Ecology Park on March 31st and Cottonwood Creek on April 7th
Brown-capped Rosy-Finches in the bag
A team from Bird Conservancy of the Rockies, the Forest Service and Wild Connections are banding rosy finches this week at Misi and Bob Ballard's cabin in South Park. (click the image to enlarge) Ballard's feeders routinely attract hundreds of Rosy-Finches during the winter.
Brown-Capped Rosy-Finches' breeding range is almost entirely in Colorado, and their numbers have declined 95% over the past 50 years. The data collected will help the Bird Conservancy better understand this alarming decline and relationships among populations of the three Rosy-Finch species (Gray-crowned, Black and Brown-capped.)
Wild Connections' Patagonia Action Works page (click to go to site). Photo Kate Spinelli.
Wild Connections is honored to be a proud Patagonia grantee and thanks Patagonia for their strong support over many years.
We are excited to be a part of Patagonia's new platform to fight for the planet, Patagonia Action Works, which just officially launched this past month. Patagonia Action Works was built to help Patagonia customers learn more about local environmental issues and ways to get involved with events, petitions, fundraising and volunteering time and skills.
The hope is that Patagonia Action Works will foster meaningful, long-lasting collaboration and strong, diverse coalitions. The goal is to harness the energy in our community and maximize efforts to protect the places and people we need and love.
Patagonia Action Works makes it easy for conservation organizations like Wild Connections to connect with Patagonia customers looking to get involved with local environmental issues.