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.

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flock of blue Pinyon Jays perched in tree

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.

Registration for the 2023 Convention is Open!

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.


2023 Joint CFO/WFO Convention

Jul 19, 2023—Jul 23, 2023

Copper Mountain Convention Center, Summit County, Colorado.

Annual Meeting & Nick Komar’s Big Year presentation (CFO Members Only)

Jun 19, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Latest CFO News

Nominate Someone You Know for the 2023 CFO Awards
CFO honors individuals and organizations for service to Colorado’s avian diversity with CFO annual awards. These awards ...
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white and gray gull with wings extended.
Help Record Rare Birds in Colorado with the Colorado Birds Records Committee
The Colorado Bird Records Committee (CBRC) was started by Jack Reddall in 1972 and has been ...
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Youth & Student Scholarships for 2023 CFO & WFO Joint Convention — Copper Mountain in July
CFO and WFO are happy to announce that applications for youth and student scholarships to attend ...
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Upcoming Training for New Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch Volunteers
Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch is seeking volunteers to monitor raptor migration on Dinosaur Ridge from March ...
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2022/2023 Global Avian Flu Outbreak in Colorado
Dead geese are scattered on the ice of local lakes and reservoirs. Egg prices are over ...
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“Keep Colorado Wild” Pass available in 2023
Beginning in January 2023, when your vehicle registration comes due, you can include a $29 Colorado ...
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Red Crossbill sitting on ground.
A New Crossbill for Colorado
The Red Crossbill (Loxia curvirostra) has nine subspecies across North America, with eight recorded in Colorado ...
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Unique Sighting: Thick-billed Kingbird
The afternoon of September 21, 2022 was very gray with some rain. Linda Chittum and Ada ...
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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