Western Water News

White-faced Ibis. Craig Goettsch/Audubon Photography Awards

New Insights on Phenomenal Bird Numbers at Great Salt Lake

— Analysis reveals continued importance of the lake and need to understand factors affecting bird populations
Long-billed Dowitchers. Melissa James/Audubon Photography Awards

Many Partners Aim to Protect Nevada Wetlands for Shorebirds

— Analysis at Lahontan Valley Wetlands identifies bird species for habitat management.
Delivery of water for the environment in the Colorado River Delta, May 3, 2021. Adrián Salcedo, Restauremos el Colorado

Reconnecting the Colorado River to the Sea

— Binational Water Conservation Making the Colorado River More Sustainable for People and Birds
Entrega de agua para el medio ambiente en el delta del río Colorado, 3 de mayo de 2021. Adrián Salcedo, Restauremos el Colorado

Reconectar el río Colorado al mar

— Conservación binacional del agua hace que el río Colorado sea más sostenible para las personas y las aves
Snowy Plover. Max Malmquist/Audubon

Governor Cox Declares 2021 as Year of the Shorebird at Great Salt Lake

— Declaration celebrates 30th anniversary of Great Salt Lake as a Western Hemisphere Shorebird Reserve Network Site
Black Phoebe. Marie Jorgensen/Great Backyard Bird Count

Arizona Passes Law that Partially Protects Some Rivers Left Behind from Federal Clean Water Act Rollbacks

— While better than no protection, state program lacks essential provisions to best protect Arizona’s waterways
Black Phoebe. Marie Jorgensen/Great Backyard Bird Count

Arizona aprueba una ley que protege parcialmente algunos ríos dejados atrás de los retrocesos de la Ley Federal de Agua Limpia

— Si bien es mejor que ninguna protección, el programa estatal carece de disposiciones esenciales para proteger mejor las vías fluviales de Arizona.
Snowy Plover. Frank Lehman/Audubon Photography Awards

Audubon Chapters Taking Local Action for Birds and People in the Arid West

— 2021 Western Water Network Grants Support Five Western Chapters
Marbled Godwits. Peter Brannon/Audubon Photography Awards

New Grant Enables Partners to Advance Shorebird Planning at Nevada Wetlands

— National Fish and Wildlife Foundation supports collaborative efforts to enhance habitat and monitor shorebirds
Yellow-billed Cuckoo. Mary Miguez/Audubon Photography Awards

Over 150,000 Acres of Critical Habitat Designated for the Western Yellow-billed Cuckoo in Arizona

— How Audubon made a difference for one of the West's most imperiled birds.