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Birds of El Paso County: American Gold Finches

This month's Birds of El Paso County is all about the colorful American Gold Finches: — Updated 8/3/2022


Terrain Hoppers nearly ready for reservations

El Paso County Community Services Department has recently purchased two off-road Terrain Hoppers with the support of The Independence Center to be used by members of the community... — Updated 7/19/2022

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County: A Hummingbird Nest

This hummingbird mama is checking the eggs in her nest on June 2. See how this hummingbird nest quickly progressed from egg stage to babies leaving the nest. htt... — Updated 7/7/2022


Birds of El Paso County

See linked PDF for this week's Birds of El Paso County.... — Updated 5/4/2022  PDF

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Owls Nest

 — Updated 3/1/2022  PDF


BLM hosts Sand Wash Basin wild horse adoption event March 4-5 in Florence

The first adoption event for the Sand Wash Basin wild horses who were rounded up last September will be Friday and Saturday, March 4 and 5, at Pathfinder Regional Park, 6639 Highway... — Updated 2/23/2022 Full story


Wild horse adoption event to be March 4-5 in Florence

Meteor, a well-known pinto palomino stallion still living free in the Sand Wash Basin, is pictured in this photo from January 2022. Many of the wild horses from Sand Wash Basin... — Updated 2/23/2022


Wild Whisperings: Horse Adoption

 — Updated 2/22/2022  PDF


Trail Hoppers to improve access in county's parks

El Paso County Community Services Department recently announced the implementation of a Trail Access Program at the Board of County Commissioners Meeting held on Jan. 25.  As part... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

 — Updated 2/1/2022  PDF

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County: Reflections

Mirror mirror on the wall, who's the prettiest birdie of all? After seeing so many different birds seemingly admiring their own reflections, I decided to research and find out if a... — Updated 2/1/2022


Favorite Finds of 2021

 — Updated 1/11/2022  PDF


Swans: Grace in Motion

 — Updated 12/28/2021  PDF


Trumpeter Swans

Last year in January, I set a goal to find and photograph swans in the wild. I was fortunate to see Trumpeter Swans in Western Colorado last winter and in Wyoming at several... — Updated 12/28/2021

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County Cedar Waxwings

It is great to see the Cedar Waxwings back around. Although they spend the winter in our area, the Cedar Waxwings are not always easy to find. It has been a couple of years since I... — Updated 12/1/2021

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

Hawkvember is not an official title, but it is my nickname for the month of November. If you are wanting to see the biggest variety of hawks, November is the month. There are a few... — Updated 11/3/2021


Nature centers win tourism award

Visit Colorado Springs awarded El Paso County Nature Centers the Superhero Team Award during their annual Tourism Awards Celebration. The Visit Colorado Springs Superhero Team Award recognizes an organization or business that went... — Updated 10/27/2021


Kane Ranch Open Space opening to be delayed for security

A newer open space east of Fountain that El Paso County plans to open to the public has been delayed until officials can get a handle on regional parks vandalism. Kane Ranch Open... — Updated 10/20/2021


Wild Whisperings

The following photographs are of American White Pelicans that I took from March through September at various locations in Colorado and Wyoming. The American White Pelican is one of... — Updated 10/13/2021

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

Fall migration is coming to an end! You will still see some of the bigger raptors and waterfowl migrating, but for the most part, all of the smaller migrating birds have moved on.... — Updated 10/6/2021


Wild Whisperings

These photos taken last weekend show fall colors in full swing around Colorado and Wyoming, including Rabbit Ears Pass near Steamboat Springs above and at right. Fall colors closer... — Updated 9/29/2021

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

So, a few weeks ago, I was in my yard taking pictures of hummingbirds. I was leaning against my fence and occasionally looking into some sunflowers in my neighbor's yard to see if a... — Updated 9/1/2021

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

Imagine my surprise! Out of all the years I've been birding, I have never seen a Blue Grosbeak until this year. I didn't even know we had them in our area. My first sighting was... — Updated 8/4/2021


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