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

Buena Vista Grasslands Field Trip - Feb. 13

Photo taken by Tiffany Biederman -Written by Adam Knueppel- On Saturday, February 13, a group of fifteen, brave birders met in the Buena...

WSO Moves Toward Hiring An Executive Director

-By Mary Korkor (WSO President)- The WSO Board of Directors spent much of 2020 exploring what it would take to make the organization more impactful...

2022 WSO Convention in Two Rivers!

The COVID-19 pandemic will force a two-year delay, but WSO members can still plan on getting ready for Great Birding on a Great Lake! Two Rivers,...