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

Harrington Beach Field Trip Report #2

As the result of disappointing migration conditions that were present when we held this field trip last weekend, along with the promising forecasted...

Campaign to expand Honey Creek is closing gap

WE’RE GETTING THERE! The dedication and effort of WSO’s Honey Creek team working on the purchase of the 104 acre addition to our nature preserve...

2016 Jaegerfest Field Trip Report

The weather the morning of Friday the 23rd on Wisconsin Point was fabulous, with just a few clouds, and a beautiful orange sunrise sky from the beach...