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 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County: Photographing Birds

Happy November! I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful fall weather we have been having. I have wanted to do a column on photographing birds for a long time but I truly don't... — Updated 11/2/2022


Wild horses from Sand Wash Basin roundup to be auctioned at online adoption event

Wild Horse and Burro Online Corral adoption event set for wild horses from Sand Wash Basin The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is hosting an online wild horse adoption event of... — Updated 10/19/2022


Sand Wash Basin mustangs still running free

These are a few photos of some of the wild horses I've photographed during my trips to Sand Wash Basin HMA this summer and fall. The Sand Wash Basin Herd Management Area (HMA) is... — Updated 10/18/2022


Fall around Colorado

Enjoy what fall has to bring to colorful Colorado! Follow the link for more: — Updated 10/11/2022


Colorful Colorado

A rainbow of colors is on display near the summit of Monarch Pass on Oct. 1, 2022. Fall colors all around Colorado are abundant now, but the peak will be over qu... — Updated 10/5/2022

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County

Follow the link for the full photo page: The beginning of Fall means migrating birds and changing of colors. When... — Updated 10/4/2022

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Birds of El Paso County: The Swainson's family

Doug Harling captivates exciting moments of a Swainson's hawk family. Follow the link for the story and photos: — Updated 9/6/2022


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

 By Doug Harling    Outdoors
 By Doug Harling    Outdoors

Owls Nest

 — Updated 3/1/2022


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


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


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

 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


Swans: Grace in Motion

 — Updated 12/28/2021


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


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