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

This Spring, Please Bird Mindfully

For birders, one way to get through this period of pandemic is to spend time outdoors enjoying birds. Just remember to keep health and safety your...

Help WSO Take Care of Honey Creek

During this Covid-19 pandemic, one interesting fact has emerged. People need natural spaces as much as wildlife. We may not recognize that fact in...

March Rare Birds

  By Mark Korducki March came in like a lamb with sunny temperatures and highs in the 50s. The month was pleasant overall with little snow and...