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

WSO launches regional coordinator program

WSO is launching a program to strengthen its statewide presence, increase the diversity of our membership and build a more unified advocacy network...

WSO recruiting editors for its key publications

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology is a volunteer, non-profit organization. Thanks to the efforts of our dedicated volunteers, WSO has celebrated...

2022 WSO Convention: Save the Date!

Mark your calendars for the 2022 WSO Convention! “Great Birding on a Great Lake!”May 19-22, 2022 Sepia Chapel in Two...