Promoting the enjoyment, study, and conservation of Wisconsin's birds.

WSO is pleased to offer you the ability to renew your annual membership safely and securely online. Just go to and click on the RENEW tab.

Please review your member profile and verify that your contact information is correct.

To make membership even easier, WSO has recently implemented a new auto-renew feature. When you renew you can update your profile and membership level to automatically renew when your membership comes up for renewal in 12 months. You will get the same reminder emails that you receive now, and if you change your mind about auto-renew, you can change it at any time through your WSO account or by emailing

And don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions at

Or, if you prefer to use the U.S. Postal Service, you can still beat the renewal reminder rush and send in your annual membership renewal using the handy form on the last page of The Badger Birder. Just fill out the form, check off the membership level at which you are renewing, and mail the form along with your check to:

Wisconsin Society for Ornithology
c/o Mary Murrell
P.O. Box 3024
Madison, WI 53704-3024

OF SPECIAL NOTE: When WSO revamped both its membership class structure and annual dues in 2017, it created a new “Conservation Advocate” class that combined a “Sustaining” membership with an additional $100 contribution to WSO’s Conservation Fund. This is designed to help WSO better implement a key focus identified in its 2015 strategic planning survey.

REMINDER: Members wishing to receive by mail a printed version of The Badger Birder must pay a $10 annual surcharge. This is in addition to the cost of membership.

Welcome to new members of WSO!
The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology would like to welcome those new members who joined the organization between July 1 and Sept. 30, 2019. Thank you for your support! Your contributions make it possible for WSO to promote the enjoyment, study and conservation of Wisconsin’s birds.

Sue Ascher, Sobieski, WI
Nan Bieneman, Madison, WI
William & Mona Hansen, Mt. Calvary, WI
Richard Hill, Glenbeulah, WI
Kristine Howard, North Freedom, WI
Pam Hoyland, Colfax, WI
Colleen Jackson, Menomonee Falls, WI
Susan Kallies, Shawano, WI
Damon Lofton, Morris Plains, NJ
Delbert Parkinson, Phillips, WI
Mary Rakocy, Hubertus, WI
Greg Russ, Antigo, WI
Jeanne Scherer, Jefferson, WI
Ruth Smith, Madison, WI
David Wenstrup, Milwaukee, WI
Janice Wittkopp, Plymouth, WI
Riley Wolslegel, Rothschild, WI


--This is one of several timely articles in this month's Badger Birder newsletter; don't miss out on the latest birding and conservation news. Become a WSO member today!