Colorado Field Ornithologists is a non-profit organization devoted to the study, conservation and enjoyment of Colorado's birds.
CFO inaugurated several new initiatives in 2021 to support the conservation, research, and enjoyment of Colorado's birds. To support conservation in Colorado, CFO started a new, annual big day challenge. The Colorado Birding Challenge. To provide more funds for research, CFO partnered with Scott Somershoe to create the Joe Roller Memorial Grant to provide research awards in perpetuity. CFO continued the CFO Speaker Series started in 2020, started a Birding Skills Workshop series, and a Field Workshop series to provide opportunities for members and the Colorado birding community to improve their skills and enjoy birds throughout the state.
Western Field Ornithologists Partnership
CFO entered into a relationship with Western Field Ornithologists (WFO) in 2017 in order to benefit members of both organizations.
Realized and potential benefits to the partnership include sharing of technical reviewers for each other's journal (Western Birds and Colorado Birds), field trips led by members of both organizations, invitations to attend each other's conferences at member rates, shared publicity, and reduced rates for members of each organization to join the other.
Don Marsh is the current liaison between the two organizations and a member of both the CFO and WFO Board of Directors. If you have suggestions on how we might improve the partnership or are a WFO member and would like the coupon code to join CFO, please contact Don through the Contact Us page.