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

Flight Forward Campaign: Securing the Future of Wisconsin Brirds

            The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is a statewide organization with over 1,100 members that...

WSO Conservation Committee Stewardship Fund, crane hunt, wildlife act, golf course are all on its radar

In an Oct. 17th report to the WSO Board of Directors, the Society’s Conservation Committee, chaired by Carl Schroeder, reported that is acting on...

WSO opposes state hunt of Sandhill Cranes

WSO administrative assistant Rebecca Gilman delivered this statement at an Oct. 19  hearing of the Wisconsin Senate Committee on Sporting...