Colorado Birds, the CFO's quarterly journal, covers identification, distribution, behavior, ecology, and conservation of the state's avifauna. Each issue includes the latest information about notable bird occurrences in Colorado plus information on CFO activities. Our photographers are outstanding and we're sure you will enjoy the many photos of Colorado birds in each issue.
The journal is mailed to all members in good standing as well as being available on this website in full color. Although archived copies are available to the general public, members enjoy the benefit of viewing each issue as it is published. The most recent two years are available only to logged in and current members so be sure to have your membership dues in order.
Instructions To Authors
Articles and photos related to birds and birding in Colorado are welcomed by the editor. These include short notes on rare birds seen and more comprehensive research articles of interest. Original manuscripts, notes, letters (indicate if for publication), editorials, and other material relating to birds in Colorado should be sent as an attachment in Microsoft Word to editor. Research manuscripts should include abstract, introduction, study area, methods, results, discussion, and literature cited sections and will be sent for peer review. Accepted manuscripts will be published promptly depending on space available.
Photos and graphics: Submit only original, unsized, and unenhanced photos in your camera’s JPEG (*.jpg) format. Photos must be 300 dpi at the size they will be printed (6.5” wide by 6.5” high for the cover and various smaller sizes inside), so setting your camera to its highest possible resolution is recommended. The editor will do any resizing and enhancing required because any previous adjustments to the photos may make them unusable. Submit graphs or maps as e-mail attachment.
Send Article or Photos for Publication to Editor