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Audubon program to feature Anthony Culpepper of the Mountain Studies Institute

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN On Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. at the Community United Methodist Church, located at 434 Lewis St., the Weminuche Audubon Society chapter of…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the gadwall. The gadwall (mareca strepera) is a medium-sized dabbling duck known to forage…

Aerial survey: Bark beetle outbreaks expanding in Colorado

By Ryan Lockwood Special to The SUN Bark beetle outbreaks have continued to expand in parts of Colorado, based on a 2018 aerial forest health survey conducted by the Colorado…

You could face steep fines if caught collecting shed antlers before April 30

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN Since Jan. 1, restrictions on collecting shed antlers have been in effect on all public lands west of Interstate 25 through…

Spring hunter education classes announced

By Don Volger Special to The SUN Spring 2019 hunter education classes will be held March 2 and 16 (Internet conclusion class); March 4, 6, 8, 9 and 16 (youth…

Great Backyard Bird Count: Help count the birds

By Becky Herman Special to The SUN The 21st annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will be held Friday, Feb. 15, through Monday, Feb. 18. Please visit the official website…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the pine siskin. In winter when seeds and insects are scarce, bird feeders are…

Ernie O’Toole: Why I became a Chimney Rock guide

By Ernie O’Toole Special to The SUN I moved to Pagosa Springs in December of 2014, after “living in the woods” of North Park, Colo., for most of the previous…

Bird of the Week

Bird of the Week

This week’s Bird of the Week, compliments of the Weminuche Audubon Society and Audubon Rockies, is the spotted towhee. If you have some thick oakbrush or shrubby understory around your…

Bear injured in summer fire near Durango now back in the wild

Bear injured in summer fire near Durango now back in the wild

By Colorado Parks and Wildlife Special to The SUN The bear cub injured in the 416 forest fire in southwest Colorado last summer is now back in the wild, hibernating…