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Lewis’ woodpecker.

The Central Colorado Conservancy is conducting a workshop on teaching individuals how to record sightings of Lewis’ woodpecker, a declining species in Colorado. This workshop will take place in the field from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 18, in Buena Vista.

The workshop is free and anyone is encouraged to attend. To register, contact Julie Richardson at or call 719-539-7700.

At the time of registration, the meeting location will be provided. Dress appropriatly for being outside for two hours; binoculars are suggested if you have them.

The workshop is part of the Central Colorado Conservancy’s Lewis’ Woodpecker Project in partnership with the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. The project encourages volunteer citizen science participants to record observations of this woodpecker.

Conservancy staff then use this data to help determine habitat conservation priorities for the species in Central Colorado. Protecting the habitat of the woodpecker will help this species and many others.

Wildlife biologist Cindy Lawrence will conduct the workshop. Lawrence is an experienced biologist, having worked for the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, tribal agencies and the private sector. She has conducted numerous bird surveys in Colorado and the West.

The Central Colorado Conservancy works to protect the lands and waters that sustain us. For more information on the conservancy, visit their website at or call 719-539-7700.