CFO News

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.

Unique Sighting: Slaty-backed Gull

April 2, 2022

On Saturday, March 26, 2022, CFO jointly sponsored a field trip with Denver Field Ornithologists to search for an adult Slaty-backed Gull.

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.

CFO Grant Recipient Update: Angela Theodosopoulos

December 29, 2021

This past year I discovered that chickadees in Boulder are experiencing infections with SGS1, a highly invasive strain of the avian malaria parasite (Plasmodium relictum) that has not previously been reported in Colorado.

Lamar 2016 CFO Convention Wrap Up

May 20, 2016

Well over 200 other species during a long weekend of birding and field ornithology in southeastern Colorado in early May of this year.