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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.

 The June/July 2020 Newsletter Is Out!
News about the annual conference, the WOS 2019 Financial Statement, and a remembrance of Master Birder and WOS Member Paul Webster are featured in the latest WOS Newsletter. Also, a piece by Dave Kreft about the pleasures of birding at sewage treatment plants and news of a proposed listing as endangered in Washington State of the Oregon Vesper Sparrow, which is found mainly in Thurston and Pierce counties.

WOSNews Issue 185 is available at: WOSNews 185

 WOS/OBA Annual Conference Postponed for a Year
The annual conference jointly organized by the Washington Ornithological Society and Oregon Birding Association will be postponed because of Coronavirus pandemic, the WOS/OBA planning group has announced. The conference, originally scheduled for September 10-14, 2020, will likely be rescheduled for early to mid-September 2021 at the same location, said OBA President Nagi Aboulenein and WOS President Eric Dudley in a joint statement. A “virtual conference” with keynote speaker is tentatively planned for Sept. 12, 2020. See their full statement at: Current Year Conference.
 Results of the Washington Bird Records Committee’s Spring Interim Voting
The WBRC’s main meeting is held annually in October. But the committee circulates material in the spring among members for sightings on which it is relatively easy to reach a consensus without an in-person meeting. This produces an “interim packet” of decisions. Here are the decisions to accept, not accept or table reports of sightings of review species in the state. The official Washington State Checklist remains at 518 species.
 Attend WOS monthly meetings from afar!

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

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