Our mission is to promote interest in the study and preservation of birds and their habitats. Members are encouraged (through meeting presentations and field trips) to learn about birds in the field, noting species and numbers, while familiarizing themselves with their songs and calls, as well as habits and habitats.
Please note that Karleen Scofield has changed the locastion of her field trip on June 28. Instead of Lair O’ The Bear Park she will lead folks to the Belmar Park.
Directions to parking at 800 S. Wadsworth: from Wadsworth turn west onto Ohio, drive two blocks in to parking on west side near the pagoda. This will be a 3 hour trip on level ground, easy walking. Expect to find nesting Great Blue Herons and Common Cormorant.
Sibley Guide to Birds, 2nd Edition: Still the Best but Wait for the Next Printing Review by Chuck Hundertmark It was some time before I realized how brilliant the placement of a Red-tailed Hawk on the cover of The Sibley … Continue reading
April Field Trips corrections The field trips for April have been published in the Lark Bunting and on the web site. There is one correction to make — the meeting time for the April 26 South Platte Park trip will … Continue reading
The DFO meeting is in the Denver Museum of Nature and Science Planetarium. Enter through the north door between 7:00 and 7:30 pm. The door must be locked a little after 7:30 pm for security reasons. The location change is from Ricketson Auditorium.
Chris Owens has announced a change of leadership for the March 23 Wheat Ridge Greenbelt field trip. This will be led by Toni Rautus and provides an opportunity for beginning as well as experienced birders.
The DFO Research, Education, and Conservation Fund is now accepting applications for small grants to encourage the study, appreciation and preservation of birds and their habitats. Preference will be given to projects in the Denver metropolitan area, the Front Range, … Continue reading
Please note that the New (February 2014) version of the DFO field trip manual is available on this website. You will find the New Field Trip Manual here
In January 2014, the Denver Field Ornithologists (DFO) Board of Directors adopted a new set of Standards and Best Practices for field trip leaders. Because field trips are a hallmark of DFO, the standards were adopted to bring greater consistency … Continue reading
DFO trip leaders and others who post their observations on eBird should be aware of a new policy regarding reporting of Rock Pigeons. On October 30, 2013 eBird announced that it will change the way users will report Pigeons/Rock Pigeons. … Continue reading