Field Ornithologists at Colorado State University

Our Mission:

This organization aims to share an appreciation and understanding of
local birding, avian ecology, and avian conservation issues. We foster enthusiasm for birding by organizing birding trips to experience the unique bird communities of both local and distant habitats, bringing professionals to discuss topics in the world of birds, offering workshops, and participating in research and citizen science!

Wed Dec 4th @ 6pm in Wagar 231
General Club Meeting
Officer Elections!
If you are interested in getting involved with the club by becoming an officer, please contact us!

Dates TBD (tentatively Dec 14/15)
Fort Collins Christmas Bird Counts with the Fort Collins Audubon Society

Ongoing Club Projects and Citizen Science:

Window Strike Survey
CSUFO is collecting dead birds found on campus for a student / club ongoing research project. If you find a dead bird or are interested in getting involved with the project, please contact us!

Bird Feeder Project
CSUFO is starting a new citizen science research project, measuring bird biodiversity, and species abundance on campus using bird feeders. If you are interested in volunteering and/or getting more involved, please contact us!

Coming this Spring 2020:

Birding Trip Leader Trainings
Interested in becoming a trip lead for CSU Field Ornithology, Denver Field Ornithologists, or Fort Collins Audubon Society? We will be hosting a training session so that you are qualified to lead birding trips. More information to come!

Taxidermy Workshops
We will be hosting workshops this spring to provide students with the skills to conduct museum style taxidermies on birds, from our window strike survey bird collection.

Raptor Monitoring at Lory State Park
We volunteer for Colorado Parks and Wildlife conducting raptor surveys at Lory State Park through the spring semester as part of a state wide initiative to monitor raptor species in Colorado.

Eastern Screech Owl Monitoring
We volunteer for the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies to aid in a monitoring effort of Eastern Screech Owls in Fort Collins each spring.

To learn more about our organization, sign up for trips, and/or find ways to get involved, please email us at!