The Colorado Birding Challenge is a fun, county-based birding and conservation event held during the most exciting time of the birding year.
The objectives of the Big Day event in 2022 are:
- To engage hundreds of birders in a fun day of finding and learning about Colorado’s birds.
- To raise funds for the conservation of the endangered Gunnison Sage Grouse.
- To generate eBird data for all 64 counties on the same day.
- To provide support for the expanding programs and work of Colorado Field Ornithologists.
This year’s challenge funds will primarily support sagebrush habitat restoration in the Gunnison Basin which hosts 87% of the world population of Gunnison Sage-Grouse. Your donations to the 2022 COBC will support Gunnison Basin-Sagebrush Ecosystem Alliance’s cheatgrass removal and sagebrush habitat restoration. In addition to Gunnison Sage-Grouse recovery, this will support habitat recovery for other sagebrush-dependent species including Brewer’s Sparrow, Sagebrush Sparrow, Sage Thrasher, Green-tailed Towhee and Vesper Sparrow.