The newest Nature-based non-profit serving the area is actually not new at all, but the joining of two of Pueblo’s veteran Nature education and recreation organizations, now merged into one organization. In January of 2018, the Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo and the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah shed their former names and merged to become the Nature and Wildlife Discovery Center.

 NWDC now operates a wide variety of Nature-based programs at three campuses: The Mountain Park Campus, a beautiful and wild 611-acre park located in Beulah, 25 miles west of Pueblo; the River Campus, located in the scenic Rock Canyon on the banks of the Arkansas River in Pueblo; and the Raptor Center, just up the hill from the River Campus, an injured bird rehabilitation facility where visitors can see live raptors.

The CSU-Pueblo Outdoor Pursuits program is dedicated to providing exceptional opportunities for students, faculty, staff and members of the wider community to be inspired, equipped and prepared to embark upon life-changing adventures.

Black Hills is committed to providing safe, reliable and affordable energy in a manner that protects the environment.  They work to protect birds of prey and, in fact, have installed all of the raptor poles you see at Lake Pueblo State Park. 

This local chapter is an outstanding example of citizen action at its best, and is still a leader in community and environmental issues.  They are a great resource for local birding information and activities.

In 2018, we will celebrate the 22nd Annual Pueblo Eagle Days.  This popular festival started as a small gathering of sponsors to celebrate the beloved bald eagles that winter at Lake Pueblo.  It has grown into one of Pueblo's most family-friendly festivals and has two days of fun and discovery for all ages.

Join us all weekend and see live birds of prey, take a turn at the spotting scopes to look for eagles or birds of all kinds, see entertaining presentations, see an Air Force Academy falcon mascot up close and view amazing nature photos at the digital photo contest presentation.   Kids will have fun with make and take projects, they can meet agency mascots, take a story-walk, play lawn games and see a live rehabilitated bird released back to nature.  There is something for everyone!

This celebration would not be possible without the hard work and amazing support of our sponsors.  Please take a few minutes and learn about their programs and support their missions!

The zoo is one of Pueblo's true gems. Filled with animals, opportunities for discovery and fun as well as volunteer programs for the community...the Pueblo Zoo is a must-see.

CPW manages the State Parks and wildlife in our spectacular state of Colorado.  Lake Pueblo State Park and surrounding wildlife areas are the perfect place for viewing wintering bald eagles and all other birds of prey throughout the year.  Visit the website for a wealth of information on the park and wildlife viewing tips and tricks. 

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