Geese seem to have become as common in Denver's winter months as Suburus with ski racks, a situation that Westword's Kelsey Whipple decided to look into. What she found is that there is a population of Canada geese here who have never even been to their namesake country. They don't migrate and are i ... More >>
An adult goose releases approximately one pound of poop every single day. This fact stays relatively unnoticed until wintertime, when thousands of Canada geese -- seemingly overnight -- come out of the woodwork and waddle onto your property and into your parking spot. Why are there so many? The trut ... More >>
The study of neighbors through their lawn decoration...
Figure 39. East Colfax: Emperor penguin on the edge
All of the exotic creatures that come to Denver eventually end up on East Colfax Avenue. So, it should be no surprise to find a penguin perched on a porch in the neighborhood named ... More >>
Talk about paying at the pump.Exxon-Mobil had a bad day in court in Denver yesterday. The firm pleaded guilty to killing migratory birds in five states, including Colorado. The size of the fine and community-service payments Exxon-Mobil has agreed to pony up -- $600,000 -- is, to use an avian ... More >>
A Flickr photoA horned lark that managed to avoid being hit by a plane.
The Federal Aviation Administration has opened its database about birds and other animals struck by planes -- a hot topic following the January landing in the Hudson River of a US Airways flight that tangled with a flock of gee ... More >>
The Waunita Lek near Gunnison, mating grounds for a large group of Gunnison sage grouse, is open for public viewings, and bird watchers will have good news to share with the rare species, which puts on an unusual and exotic springtime dance.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has announced that i ... More >>
It's time to count birds again, and we don't mean your Thanksgiving and Christmas turkey dinners. The Audubon Society of Greater Denver, in conjunction with local Audubon groups around the nation, is asking its members to count the birds they see in their back yards on New Year's Day - a tradition ... More >>