Colorado Field Ornithologists

A nonprofit organization

$4,782 raised by 70 donors

80% complete

$6,000 Goal

Colorado has an impressive variety of habitats, from high alpine tundra to riparian corridors and tall- and short-grass prairies that in turn support over 200 breeding bird species and provides critical stop-over sanctuary for hundreds more migrating species.

Colorado Field Ornithologists (CFO) works to protect Colorado's birds.  Learn more at our website,


"I am sincerely grateful for the generous support of all our family, friends, Colorado Field Ornithologists, and our wonderful birding community to further Pinyon Jay research and conservation! We had an incredible season this year and are excited to continue our research with the funds raised through the CO Birding Challenge!"

"This was an outstanding conference. All went so well. All the trip leaders I had were incredible."

 "The science sessions were outstanding this year."

"A very impressive journal of a very impressive organization. Bravo CFO!"

"CFO's generous gift is making a significant impact for the conservation of grassland birds."

"The CFO Convention is the birding highlight of my year! Thank you to CFO for hosting these wonderful events. I can't wait for the convention next year!"


Giving Activity


Colorado Field Ornithologists is a nonprofit organization devoted to the study, conservation and enjoyment of Colorado's birds.

Background Statement

CFO is the state's premier organization devoted to the study, conservation and enjoyment of Colorado's birds. We provide important resources that serve Colorado's birding community as well as visitors from out of state. Here are some of CFO's benefits to the birds and birders of Colorado:

* Colorado Birds, our flagship quarterly journal.

* Colorado Bird Records Committee (CBRC).

* The CFO Annual Convention. Our next convention will be held in Lamar in early May, 2024.

* CFO youth grants and scholarships including the Joe Roller Memorial Scholarship.

* CFO conservation efforts, including the Colorado Birding Challenge (COBC). This year the COBC raised $23,241 for conservation of the vulnerable Pinyon Jay.

* CFO speaker series, webinars, and workshops.

* COBirds Google group and the CFO Facebook Group.

We are funded through annual memberships, convention revenue, special events and generous gifts from people like you. Your contribution supports the production of Colorado Birds, funds grants for special projects and field research, provides scholarships and enables important conservation projects. Thank you for your support!


Photo credits: Sondra Bland, Peter Burke, Jim Merritt, Don Marsh, and Scott Somershoe.

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Colorado Field Ornithologists

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Animal-Related, Environment, Science & Technology

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Small Organization


PO Box 187
Lafayette, CO 80026

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