Birding for All

Connect with us to study, conserve, and enjoy Colorado birds. Colorado Field Ornithologists and birding are for people of all ages and types. Become a part of a statewide community.

Be Part of CFO!

Join or Renew your membership. Give the gift of CFO membership. Become an active member today.

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Protecting Colorado Birds

Pinyon Jay populations have decreased by 83.5% from 1967 to 2015. Declines raise concerns about Pinyon Jay in the western US. In 2023, CFO is focusing on Pinyon Jay conservation through several initiatives.

Opportunities for Everyone

CFO hosts events and provides education throughout the year for all types of interests. Take your choice of webinars, ID workshops, field trips, competitive birding events, conventions, and more.

Become a member

CFO members receive the outstanding quarterly journal Colorado Birds. Members may register before others for events with limited capacity and often enjoy discounted prices.

Improve your skills

CFO provides online and in-person resources for you to become a better birder.

Giving and Pledging

CFO provides various opportunities for giving and pledging to help conserve Colorado's birds and to help support our programs. You can make a difference.

Latest CFO News

Changes Coming Soon to Chico Basin Ranch
Linda Hodges, Conservation Chair for Aiken Audubon, recently sent this alert to Aiken Audubon members about ...
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2023 CFO-WFO Joint Convention Wrap Up
This year, CFO held its annual convention jointly with Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) at Copper Mountain ...
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Growth in Participation and Reporting in the Pinyon Jay Community Science Project: August 2023 Update
CFO members and other Colorado birding groups and individuals have joined in the Pinyon Jay Community ...
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"Colorado Birding Challenge was an incredible experience for our family. I'm grateful for CFO helping keep our kids engaged with worthwhile and beautiful things!"

Eryn Lynum

Larimer County, Colorado

"This was an amazing trip, I learned so much. A big thank you to Nick and Chris for leading and everybody who organized the trip. Well done, what a beautiful day."

Dana Hiatt

Wild Gull Chase Field Trip Participant

Our Impact

"CFO's generous gift is making a significant impact for the conservation of grassland birds. It's enabling the installation of a permanent Motus station that will track birds as they migrate across the Great Plains. CFO funding is restoring 346 acres of key habitat that benefits wintering birds in Chihuahua.

Tammy VerCauteren

Executive Director

Bird Conservancy of the Rockies