Colorado Birds: The Quarterly Journal of CFO

Colorado Birds is CFO's quarterly journal providing in-depth coverage of the identification, distribution, behavior, ecology and conservation of the state's avifauna. In each issue, you'll learn about notable bird occurrences throughout the state, practical field identification tips, interesting bird feeding behaviors, plus information on CFO activities. Many outstanding photographers publish in the journal and we're sure you will enjoy the many photos of Colorado birds in each issue.


Order an Extra Copy

If you are interested in purchasing an extra print copy of a journal, please contact us regarding availability. Journals are $15 per copy.  Contact with the issue(s) you would like.

CFO members have the option to receive a printed copy of the journal mailed to them. All members have unlimited access to current and past issues when logged in on this website. Non-members can access journals that were published more than two years ago.

Recent Issues

CFO membership is required for access to issues from the past two years. Please log in and access the journals via your member portal. Not a member? You can join now!

Colorado Birds Archive

All journal editions in the Colorado Birds archive are available for anyone to read and download.

Everyone is invited to submit articles for consideration for publication in Colorado Birds. If you are new to submitting to the journal, we suggest you contact the managing editor at to ensure your proposal is aligned with the purpose of Colorado Birds. 

The Photo Editor posts needs for specific photos on COBirds before each edition. If you have other photos, you are interested in contributing, please contact the Photo Editor,, to ensure there is space for them before submitting the photos.

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