Colorado Birding Challenge 2022

May 07, 2022


In counties across Colorado

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.