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

Harrington Beach Hawk Watch 2021 – A Tale of Two Dates

 By Tom Schultz and Adam Knueppel Sunday, October 3rd was the planned field trip date for our WSO Hawk Watch at Harrington Beach State Park...

WSO comes to the rescue of WISBIRDN

Listserv gains a new owner - and some updates In late September, the Wisconsin Birding Network (WISBIRDN) mailing list transitioned to the ownership...

Jaegerfest 2021: Report and Photos

By Tom Schultz Jaegerfest Report 2021 Although Jaegerfest 2021 was not an “official” WSO field trip again this year (due to COVID concerns,...