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6/4/2020GOOD NEWS article about birding posted in Conservation Corner -- scroll down on the DFO home page to check it out! Details
6/1/2020The field trip to Bailey Nesting Area, Summit County on 7/20/2020 has been cancelled.
6/1/2020The field trip to Bailey Nesting Area, Summit County on 7/22/2020 has been cancelled.

DFO is committed to the health and safety of our members, visitors and guests. We are closely monitoring advisories from the State of Colorado and various health sources regarding the COVID-19 threat. This directive was voted on by the DFO Board of Directors and is being communicated to all of our members and volunteers.

The March and April monthly programs are CANCELLED. We will resume our monthly programs in August.

All Field Trips for the remainder of March and April are CANCELLED. The Board will reassess no later than mid-April for May field trips and will advise accordingly. Additionally, we strongly recommend that carpooling requirements on field trips be suspended until further notice. Member are asked to check the DFO field trip listing and your email inbox for updates regarding trips in May. And remember to advise your trip leader if you will NOT attend a scheduled trip.

We encourage Committee Chairs to conduct ALL POSSIBLE business via email for the time being, and refrain from gathering in public places.

We recommend the following precautions be observed by all DFO members, whether in the field birding, in public places or while traveling:
1.  Minimize human contact (no hand shaking); try to remain at least 6 feet away from other people.  
2.  Wash hands for a minimum of 20 seconds with soap and hot water, or use a sanitizer gel.
3.  If you don’t have a tissue, use your sleeve to cough.
4.  Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
5.  Use knuckles or elbows to push elevator buttons or open doors when possible.
6.  REMAIN AT HOME and/or self-quarantine if your health is compromised, if you've recently traveled internationally or by air, or if you’re simply not feeling well.

As we receive more information on the progress of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), we will revise these measures and issue a notice to DFO members.

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The Lark Bunting

The Lark Bunting is the newsletter of the Denver Field Ornithologists. It is published eleven times each year - monthly, except for the month of August - and provides members with useful information about the organization and birding. Articles and photos can be submitted at any time. The deadline for each issue is the first of the prior month.


The Lark Bunting began publication in October 1965. Past issues are available online.