This fund provides grants for projects that encourage the study, appreciation, and preservation both of birds and their habitats. Grants are accepted to perform research, conduct educational initiatives, and encourage conservation of critical habitats.  Priority in funding is first the metropolitan area of Denver, then the Front Range, fthen the rest of Colorado and the U.S. DFO grants generally are under $2,000. After the submission deadline, grant proposals are reviewed in competitive fashion by the grant program committee and the DFO Board of Directors. Examples of recent projects that received grants include a study of Eastern Screech-Owl habitat, Flammulated Owl migration, the life cycle of the Black Swift, and the effect of grazing practices on bird breeding sites. Educational g

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