CFO News

Upcoming Training for New Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch Volunteers

January 26, 2023

Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch is seeking volunteers to monitor raptor migration on Dinosaur Ridge during the spring migration season.

2022/2023 Global Avian Flu Outbreak in Colorado

January 20, 2023

Dead geese are scattered on the ice of local lakes and reservoirs. Egg prices are over $7 per dozen and the shelves are still bare. Friends and social media posts are recommending removing our songbird feeders. What is going on?

“Keep Colorado Wild” Pass available in 2023

December 12, 2022

Beginning in January 2023 you can include a $29 Colorado State Park pass with your vehicle registration.

Red Crossbill sitting on ground.

A New Crossbill for Colorado

December 10, 2022

Middle Park is your best bet for finding Cassia Crossbills in Colorado, but you’ll need sharp ears to tell them apart from the other Red Crossbills of the state.

Unique Sighting: Thick-billed Kingbird

October 27, 2022

The afternoon of September 21, 2022 was very gray with some rain. Linda Chittum and Ada Jones were driving country roads near Mack, Mesa County, Colorado looking for any birds that may be around on a dreary day. Read the article to hear Linda Chittum describe finding a Thick-billed Kingbird.

Image of a Canada Warbler on the cover of Colorado Birds jouranl

Colorado Birds Fall 2022 Available Now!

October 19, 2022

The digital Fall 2022 issue of Colorado Birds is now available to all CFO Members! 

Save the Date: 2023 Annual Convention

October 17, 2022

The joint CFO-WFO 2023 convention will be July 19-24th at the Copper Mountain in Summit County, Colorado.

Request for Proposal: Colorado Birding Challenge Beneficiary Program

October 4, 2022

Colorado Field Ornithologists is now inviting qualifying organizations to submit proposals to be the beneficiary of the 2023 Colorado Birding Challenge. 

Unique Sighting: Yellow Rail

August 24, 2022

How unique? This singing Yellow Rail was only the second ever for Colorado (first was in 1906).

New Meadowlark Species! Chihuahuan Meadowlark Includes the Lilian’s Subspecies

August 9, 2022

Based on research done as an undergrad at CU Boulder, Johanna Bean’s proposal to split two subspecies from Eastern Meadowlark has been accepted the the AOS. The new species is the Chihuahuan Meadowlark.