The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Avian Research Section conducts original research on the ecology and management of birds and their habitats. Emphasis is on addressing information needs for bird species of high management priority in the state of Colorado.
The program seeks to:
Acquire new knowledge on bird ecology
Develop and assess bird-monitoring efforts
Develop and evaluate bird conservation programs in Colorado
Avian Researchers work to:
Synthesize existing information
Produce new information/knowledge
Facilitate integrating information into agency programs and decisions that affect hunted, non-hunted, and threatened and endangered birds
The program routinely contributes original articles to the peer-reviewed ecological and wildlife science literature. Avian Research personnel also serve on various committees and working groups with other partners (state, federal, and local governments, and non-governmental organizations) in bird research and conservation.