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Come to Waukesha County for WSO’s 2023 Convention






The Benjamin F. Goss Bird Club will join WSO to host the 2023 convention on May 19-21 – WSO’s first since 2019!  As a venue, the convention committee has chosen The Ingleside Hotel in Pewaukee (, which is near the sprawling, bird-rich Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest and the many forests, prairies, lakes and rivers in the area. The hotel is just an hour’s drive east of the Madison area and an hour south of Horicon Marsh; it’s even closer to Lake Michigan to the east.

Convention details

Convention co-chairs Lynn Barber and Christine Reel are working with an enthusiastic committee composed of members of the Goss Bird Club and WSO to provide an outstanding event. Included will be:

-- Our usual Friday evening picnic

-- An awards ceremony honoring people who have received awards since our last time together

-- The annual meeting of members

-- Exciting field trips during the height of spring migration

-- Amazing speakers

Further details and registration information will come early in 2023.

Hotel lodging

We have reserved a block of rooms at the Ingleside for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, May 18–20, at the specialrate of $149 per night plus tax.

Make your reservation by visiting or calling the hotel at 262-547-0201 and mentioning WSO. Rooms will be held at the special rate until April 17. After that date, or when blocked rooms have all been reserved, reservations will be provided if rooms are available and at the hotel’s normal rates.

Note that the hotel does not offer free breakfast, and this rate does not include access to the water park.


Four Waukesha County parks offer camping. Visit or call 262-548-7801for details. Naga-Waukee park is closest to the Ingleside. Note that the Waukesha County park system requires a countypark sticker; find information here:

Within the Kettle Moraine State Forest, Ottawa Lake and Pinewoods campgrounds are closest. Visit or call 888-947-2757. A state park sticker is required ifyour car is parked at most locations within the forest, including the campgrounds:

Submit an entry for Convention Slogan here

Create a t-shirt design for the Convention - learn how to submit your design here deadline December 31, 2022