The Washington Ornithological Society was chartered in 1988 to increase knowledge of the birds of Washington and to enhance communication among all persons interested in those birds.

 The December/January newsletter is out!

WOSNews Issue 177 has been published. Read about the status of seabirds in Washington State, meet WOS’s new president, scoop up more details about the upcoming WOS Annual Conference in Moses Lake, learn about the Urban Raptor Conservancy, and find out what eBird data tells us about the migration of the Rufous Hummingbird. You can see the newsletter at: WOSNews 177

 Mark your calendars for the Annual Conference in Moses Lake!

The 2019 Annual WOS Conference will be held May 9-13 in Moses Lake. That’s Mother’s Day weekend, but WOS is hoping many moms will choose to celebrate the weekend with some great birding in the Moses Lake area. Details to come later.

 Read the new issue of the Washington Birds scholarly journal

A new volume of WOS’s Washington Birds scholarly journal has just been published and is now available on this website: Washington Birds Volume 12

 2018 Statewide Christmas Bird Count information now available!

Jim Danzenbaker has gathered information regarding more than 40 CBCs around the state. The Bridgeport circle will lead the CBC effort off on Friday, December 14th. The Grays Harbor circle closes things out on Saturday, January 5th. Join one — or more — of these dozens of counts to have fun and join a more than 100-year tradition of gathering winter bird census data.

 Attend WOS monthly meetings from afar!

WOS members who live outside the Seattle area can still attend WOS’s fabulous monthly meeting programs, using a computer, laptop, tablet or phone! Go to WOS’s Monthly Meetings page for more information. It’s easy!

  Monthly Meeting
  • February 4, 2019 7:00 pmSagebrush Songbird Survey with Christi Norman and Cynthia Easterson
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  Field Trips
  • January 26, 2019 8:00 amWhatcom County with Leader Ed Swan
  • February 9, 2019Owls by Day with Mike & MerryLynn Denny
  • February 16, 2019 6:00 amWOS Okanogan Highlands/Waterville Plateau Winter Trip - Leader Shep Thorp
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Other Events
  • April 12, 2019Olympic Peninsula Birdfest
  • May 9, 2019WOS Annual Conference in Moses Lake
  • May 16, 2019Leavenworth Spring Bird Fest
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