Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin's birds.

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is a volunteer, nonprofit organization that was established in 1939. Our mission is to promote the enjoyment, study and conservation of Wisconsin’s birds. We provide opportunities for all people to enjoy resident and migratory birds, while being a leading steward of and ambassador for Wisconsin birds. WSO sponsors birding field trips throughout the year, hosts an annual birding convention, publishes a quarterly journal and monthly newsletter, offers research grants, and serves as an informational resource center on bird-related issues. Membership exceeds 1,400 from across the United States and around the world. 

Latest News

Milwaukee Lakefront Field Trip Report

The sunshine was bright, but the temperature was bitterly cold (0 degrees) – and a brisk west wind added to the chill. Despite the cold, close to...

Honey Creek Campaign Winding Down

We’re winding down our Honey Creek Campaign at the end of the year. Thanks to more than 200 donors we’ve topped our fundraising goal of...

Silent Auction and 2017 Convention Update

Preparations for WSO’s 2017 Convention Silent Auction fundraiser are picking up steam, but your help again will determine how successful we are....