About the Denver Field Ornithologists

How We Roll in Denver (Ira Sanders and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch) Photo by Janeal Thompson How We Roll in Denver—
Ira Sanders and Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Photo by Janeal Thompson

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. It publishes the scheduled field trips for the upcoming months (about a hundred each year) as well as 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 $25 to $40 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 you may join online.


We hold regular monthly meetings at 7:30 p.m. on the 4th Monday of the month, except May, June, July, and December, at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science in the Ricketson Auditorium. Our presentations feature biologists and 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 this website and in The Lark Bunting newsletter. Park on the north side of museum and enter in the north side security/employee entrance and tell the guard that you are there for the DFO meeting.