Plan trips, find new favorite areas, explore the state, find a nemesis bird.
CFO's Colorado County Birding resources- by and for the birders of Colorado, as well as for birders visiting from elsewhere. Here you'll find site descriptions and checklists for every county, plus information on habitats, hazards, access to sites and Colorado specialty species. Whether you are a native or a visitor, we hope this site will help you plan trips to find the birds you are looking for.
CFO thanks the many authors and photographers that made these pages possible. Find information that is no longer accurate or want to add a new birding location? Contact us.
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Why Bird colorado?
Did you know that more than 500 species of birds have been recorded in Colorado? That's more than any other interior state, and it highlights Colorado's crucial role in providing natural habitats for breeding birds as well as a critical flyway for migrants. CFO is dedicated to informing, inspiring and uniting Colorado's communities to protect birds and the natural havitat they depend on.
Colorado boasts 64 counties and a multitude of habitats ranging from shortgrass prairie to high alpine tundra that are home to 285 breeding bird species according to the Second Colorado Breeding Bird Atlas published in 2016. As of February 2022, 514 species are recognized on the official Colorado state list managed by the Colorado Bird Records Committee.
eBird is fantastic for life lists and contributing to a global scientific database but CFO has long offered the ability to track your observation lists specific to the state and counties.
Colorado is known for its amazing mountains as well as its avian diversity. This list recognizes people who have summited all of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks and have seen at least 400 bird species in the state.
Please note that this content is hosted on a separate platform and you must have an account separate from your membership account to add your list data. If you were a member before March 2022, your account still exists with the original username and password. If not, you can sign up for a new one.