The Denver Zoo has a strange tradition when it comes to naming its flamingos: It calls them after rock guitarists like Hendrix and Page. In August, the zoo welcomed three new fuzzy grey chicks, and it's holding a contest to name them. The zoo is soliciting monikers for these lovable living lawn orna ... More >>
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 Big Year, based on a 2004 book by former Denver Post writer Mark Obmascik and starring Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston and Rashida Jones, among others, debuts in theaters nationwide today. But before The Big Year got the big Hollywood treatment, it w ... More >>
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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 >>
Historys no mystery at the Mesa Verde birding festival.
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 geese. And guess what? Our own Denver International Airport has the most rep ... More >>
This bird-watching session requires binoculars and a chili spoon.
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 g ... More >>
Will the first new American bird discovered in a hundred years be the next to go extinct?
That whole talking-animal genre? Let's be done with it.
I miss school.
Is avian flu on the fly?
Vandalism as a sign of the times.
Catching errant wildlife with the web.
Take a gander at the government's new plan.
Disney's Valiant effort never leaves the hangar.
The life of the emperor penguin isn't easy, but it might make yours seem better.
Blue Footed Booby
Hunting's a Blast!
September 18, 2003
Da Birds! Da Birds!
June 12, 2003
McDonald's wildlife area is for the birds.
Don't bury your head in the sand for the Rocky Mountain Ostrich Festival.
When it comes to attracting geese, hunters are flying blind.
The peregrine falcon is back -- and falconers want to get their hands on the bird.
Good for the goose.
Ron Ruhr thinks a lot of himself, but not as much as Colorado wildlife officials did.
Chatfield State Park
Denver International Airport
What do Bill Owens and Bert from Sesame Street have in common? Pigeons.
Happy Birthday, DIA!
The fate of the northern goshawk--and the timber industry--could rest with Richard Reynolds. He's not out of the woods yet.
FINE FEATHERED FRIENDS, BEWARE: FLIGHT STIMULATOR DOUG GILBERT IS ON THE JOB.