Conservation & Research

Preservation of birds and their habitats

DFO Conservation

Follow the work of DFO's Conservation Committee to preserve birds and their habitats and find resources about threats to bird populations.

Dinosaur Ridge Hawk Watch

Join the volunteers who count migrant raptors on Dinosaur Ridge during DFO's annual Hawk Watch in the spring and become a better birder at the same time.

Research, Conservation & Education Grant Fund

DFO awards grants to individuals and organizations engaged in research, conservation, and education.

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Upcoming Events

 Space available     Filled (waiting list)    Cancelled
Rocky Mountain National Park (Larimer County) - July 14
Park County Explorations - July 15
Beaver Ranch Park - July 18
Ken Caryl Valley Area - July 20
Bear Creek Greenbelt - July 21
BirdPlus+ Trip Southeastern Colorado - July 25 - 26
Joint Trip Aiken AudAiken Audubon Joint Trip
Birds Plus+Birds Plus+ Trip
Developing Birder Trip Developing Birder Trip
Patch Birding Trip Patch Birding Trip
Bird Song Focus Trip Bird Song Focus Trip
Birding by Bike Birding by Bike

Notable birds seen within 50 miles of Denver

Species name linked to eBird checklist and map

Explore Birding

  • Photo © Diane Roberts

    Colorado County Birding Guide

    The Colorado County Birding Guide, sponsored by our partners at Colorado Field Ornithologists, is a great resource for finding the hotspots and local birding patches.

  • Photo © Burke Angstman

    Field Trip Reports

    Explore the numerous reports of species seen on DFO field trips.

  • Photo © Jordan Spalding

    Let's Go Birding!

    Join DFO members Megan Miller and Jordan Spalding on some of their birding adventures around our area

  • Photo © Jim Esten

  • Photo © Jim Esten

  • Photo © Jim Esten

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