Denver Field Ornithologists

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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.

Our club was formed in 1935. The Lark Bunting, our monthly newsletter has been in existence since 1965, publishes the scheduled field trips for the upcoming months (about a hundred each year), and lists the sightings from previous months, along with notices and announcements of interest to our readers. Membership and donations to our club provide the funding source for our services. Membership is open to anyone interested in birds of the Denver area in particular, and the birds of Colorado in general.

Membership ranges from $20 to $30 per year depending on whether you choose to have the Lark Bunting emailed to you or sent via first class mail. Student (age 18 or younger) membership is $5 per year. A membership application form is in the Lark Bunting or it can be downloaded from this site.

We hold regular monthly meetings on the 4th Monday of the month, except May, June, July and December, Museum of Nature and Science in the Ricketson Auditorium. Our presentations feature leading birders in the area, who cover a variety of timely and wide-ranging topics tailored to all levels of expertise. Dates and topics of the meetings are on the Colorado Rare Bird Alert 303.659.8750, this web site and in the Lark Bunting newsletter. Park on the north side of museum and walk around to the west door between 7 and 7:30pm. If late, (although lateness creates a problem for our hosts) enter through security/volunteer door.

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