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

Cast Your Vote on Neonic Insecticides

There is a statewide advisory question all bird enthusiasts should weigh in on at the April 9th Wisconsin Conservation Congress spring hearings. It...

Register for 79th Annual Convention

Online registration is now open for WSO’s 79th Annual Convention, to be held Friday to Monday May 18-21 at the Green Lake Conference Center,...

Join our May 13th Campout!

There will be a couple of new twists to this year’s Honey Creek Birdathon/Bandathon weekend. Place a hold on your calendar for the weekend of May...