Abstracts being accepted for the 2024 CFO Convention Science Session

Deadline: February 28th, 2024

The annual convention of the Colorado Field Ornithologists will be held in Lamar, Colorado from Thursday, May 2 through Sunday, May 5, 2024.

CFO will host a Science Session on Saturday, May 4 at the Historic Cow Palace Inn in Lamar. This is a great opportunity to share studies or research about Colorado birds with the members of CFO that support the scholarships and grants program, and with the birding and ornithology community of Colorado.

Topics of interest include ongoing research on Colorado birds or their habitats, advances in field identification of Colorado birds, and new information regarding the status, distribution, and conservation of Colorado birds, among other topics.

CFO grant recipients, both current and past, are especially encouraged to apply.

Abstract Submission

We invite abstracts for presentations to be given during the science session on Saturday, May 4th from 1:00-4:30pm. Speakers will have 15 minutes to present their topics. Abstracts should be 200-250 words and include a title, name of presenter(s), affiliation, email address, and a picture if possible. Presentation abstract submissions must be received by February 28th, 2024 for consideration at grants@cobirds.org.

Everyone presenting papers must register for the convention. There are both daily rates and a reduced fee for students. Full conference registration includes the welcome picnic, daily guided field trips, social, and the science session.

Travel Awards

Applications for travel stipends to help offset the costs of conference attendance will be accepted for student/youth attendees. Email requests for support to grants@cobirds.org.

Please share this opportunity with anybody that you think would be interested in presenting at the Lamar 2024 CFO meeting!

CFO Grants & Scholarships Committee – Sondra Bland and Kaily Meek