Every year, bird migrate north to south following traditional migration routes, many of which pass straight through the heart of our ranches.
In the words of Willa Cather–at Ranchlands, we feel like the cottonwood is “bound up with our lives”.
Banded on September 11 2019
The spring banding season of 2019 marked the 20th year of banding birds at Chico Basin Ranch.
Our friends at Mile High Bug Club in Colorado Springs invite you to join them in a quest for beautiful […]
When I was tasked with finding and photographing some of the resident swift foxes at Chico Basin Ranch, I suspected that I would be spending a lot of time doing my best to be patient, and my suspicions were confirmed.
Wildlife biologist Wes Larson, also known as Griz Kid for his frequent work with bears, spent some time at the Zapata tracking down and photographing a few of the ranch’s most iconic wildlife species.
Some may wonder how the Chico manages to harbor such diverse wildlife in such an arid climate. We must nod […]