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

Cutright selected for WI Conservation Hall of Fame

The late Dr. Noel Cutright, a leading figure in the state's ornithological community for more than three decades, will receive a major honor this...

WSO Board Member Profile: Mary Korkor Development Committee Chair

So tell us a little about your background and how you first got involved in birding? I grew up in Evanston, Ill., the oldest of four kids. My sister...

Invasive avian species: novelty or conservation concern?

The current global loss of biodiversity is well beyond the background rate of extinction, and we may be experiencing the sixth great mass extinction...