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 2021 - Jan. 17

  -Written by Tom Schultz, former Field Trips co-chair- Our group met at South Shore Yacht Club around 7:30 AM on Sunday, January 17. Light...

Update on WSO Field Trips 2020

  You may have noticed that the December issue of The Badger Birder did not include its usual four-page schedule of field trips for the coming...

Superheroes of Science Olympiad’s Avian Challenge

Jenna Castillo and Grace Hasse, juniors at Menomonie High School in Dunn County, with the Silver Medals they earned in the ornithology event of a...