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

Despite pandemic, it’s been a big year for WSO - Staff hired, birdathon resuming, Cox house coming down

By Mary Korkor WSO President   Every year, as May approaches, I feel a sense of excitement and anticipation. Migration is in full swing,...

WSO Mead Wildlife Area Field Trip – 4-17-2021

This year’s outing was held, Saturday, 4/17/2021.  We had 17 attendees from across the state.  The weather was nice and sunny, a bit cool...

Find your flock, form a team: Great Wisconsin Birdathon is back!

By Caitlyn Schuchhardt Outreach Coordinator Natural Resources Foundation Ahh, spring. April marks an exciting time as we greet the spring migrants...