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

Prairie Chicken Hit by Car: REGI to the Rescue!

For the first time ever the Raptor Education Group, Inc., in Antigo has been called on to care for a Greater Prairie-Chicken, a state of Wisconsin...

80th Convention to Honor Passenger Pigeon Awards

-By Wendy Schultz, WSO Awards Committee Chair-  The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology faced a daunting challenge this year in reviewing a...

Time to Gear Up for 2019 Great WI Birdathon

-By Diane Packett, Great Wisconsin Birdathon Coordinator-  Preparations are underway for the Great Wisconsin Birdathon 2019. Now in its...