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Oh no, you’ve found a bird’s nest in the old backyard tree you want to remove! What do you do? There are regulations regarding the moving or destroying of nests, so make sure to do your research before taking action. Here are some of the most important rules to know: The Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) states that it is illegal to “take (kill), possess, import, export, transport, sell, purchase, barter, or offer for sale, any migratory bird, or the parts, nests, or eggs of such bird except…

Celebrate World Migratory Bird Day on May 8th! Migratory birds do so much for our ecosystem,including the spreading of seeds, plant pollination, agricultural pest elimination, and so much more.Let’s take a day to look for and celebrate our winged friends! Colorado is native to over 400 species ofbird, and it is right in the middle of the Central Flyway.There are’s many migratory birds you may see in Colorado this time of year, including the SandhillCrane, Northern Goshawk, and Bald Eagle. Some smaller birds can be attracted to your…

We get it. Your cat went outside once and now reeks havoc on your sanity anytime you try to keep her indoors. The meowing and scratching is incessant and every time you try to open the door she makes a run for it. Low and behold, now you have an outdoor cat. If your cat absolutely MUST be outside, there are things you can do to help curb the tireless murder spree of birds, bunnies, and snakes. Here is our list of helpful solutions to keep cats from…

*this information does not apply to waterfowl and shorebirds* Birds don’t abandon their young often. That is why it is important for people that are concerned about a baby bird to attempt to reunite it with it’s mother first. Mom bird knows exactly how to raise her babies so that they thrive in the wild. If the bird is bleeding, caught by a pet, or cold it might need to be brought to Greenwood. Give us a call any day from 9AM – 4PM at 303-823-8455. Otherwise, there…

World Migratory Bird Day on May 9th helps us recognize the migration of birds and the importance of protecting the wonderful winged wildlife on this planet. Take a moment to celebrate birds by participating in a few of the following activities.    Bird Day LIVE Festival Starting May 7th until May 9th, you can digitally tune in to stories, educational sessions (some are in Spanish too!), movies, and quizzes to get you excited about World Migratory Bird Day. Check out the schedule here. Listen to birds from around…

In the last 50 years, 3 billion birds have disappeared from the planet. While many in the birding community have noticed declines at their backyard feeders, this compilation of data from the largest bird organizations shows just how alarming these losses are. A study was published based on years of citizen science and research. The message was very clear. One in every four birds is gone and there is something we can do about it.  The habitat that has the most significant loss is grasslands. Like the grasslands in…

Want to expresses your love for wildlife and raise money for the animals at Greenwood? Well, FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY, we have an exciting new apparel design available in crewneck tee, V-neck, and a pullover hoodie just in time for fall. Choose between 12 different eye catching colors. Featuring a native wildflower, the coneflower, and a species Greenwood rehabilitates often, the Barn Swallow. This graphic tee not only shows off AWESOME wild things in Colorado, but also helps us fundraise so we can continue our work with…

Many animals that come to Greenwood are injured as a result of some form of human impact. A large number of the birds we see were injured by striking windows. In a new initiative to improve bird conservation, Denver has become one of the 30 Urban Bird Treaty Cities in the United States. A major goal of the program is to reduce the number of bird collisions with city buildings. In conjunction with the treaty, a program called Lights Out Denver will work to collect data on the…