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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.

 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

Washington Birds, from the earliest days 30 years ago, formed a significant part of WOS’ strategy to encourage the spread of knowledge and discussion of scientific data about birds in the state. WOS published Volume 1 in 1989 and an additional five volumes in its first decade. Four volumes came out in the second decade and one in the third. In this 30th anniversary year of WOS, the board hopes Volume 12 will represent the return to an almost biennial schedule for publication.

 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. Over the long term, the count “provides a picture of how the continent’s bird populations have changed in time and space,” says The National Audubon Society. “Audubon and other organizations use data collected in this long-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action.”

 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
  • December 3, 2018 7:00 pm"Unravelling the Mysteries of the Marbled Murrelet"
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  Field Trips
  • November 15, 2018A Birding Slice of Walla Walla County - Leaders: Mike & MerryLynn Denny
  • November 16, 2018 6:45 amSamish Flats - Leader Brian H. Bell
  • November 17, 2018Pierce County - Leader: Bruce LaBar
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Other Events
  • December 4, 2018 7:00 pmSeattle Audubon Class: Introduction to Gulls and Terns of the Pacific Northwest
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