CFO News

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.

Colorado Field Ornithologists to Donate Nearly $40,000 to Help Restore Habitat for the Endangered Gunnison Sage-Grouse

July 6, 2022

On July 8, 2022 the Colorado Field Ornithologists will present a check for nearly $40,000 to the Gunnison Basin Sagebrush Ecosystem Alliance (GB-SEA.)

white and gray gull with wings extended.

Slaty-backed Gull in the News

March 26, 2022

A rare seagull that originates in Siberia and winters in Japan has been spotted in Larimer County, and birders are scrambling to catch a glimpse before it returns to its breeding grounds in the Arctic Circle.

Welcome to the New CFO Website

March 1, 2022

CFO has an updated website with new membership and event registration systems! The website includes more resources for improving your birding skills and connecting with the Colorado birding community. This new system will provide you with an easier way to register for events and stay up to date with CFO.

President’s Message – January 2022

January 1, 2022

As we say goodbye to 2021, and hello to 2022, many of you are working on New Year Resolutions. I am doing the same for CFO.