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 newsletter is out!
News from the 2019 WOS Conference in Moses Lake tops the newsletter. Brian H. Bell was presented with the Zella M. Schultz Lifetime Achievement Award for his long-time commitment to leading monthly field trips for multiple organizations. This newsletter also presents the conference “by the numbers” and WOS Vice President Jennifer Kauffman reprises the conference highlights. You can also read about the experiences of birders hearing and seeing birds.

WOSNews Issue 180 The newsletter is available at: WOSNews 180

 See the results of the Washington Bird Records Committee’s spring meeting
The WBRC normally meets annually in October, but often also circulates an ‘interim’ packet in the spring. This allows the committee to process a number of reports where it is relatively easy to reach consensus without discussion. Less clearcut decisions are held for the October meeting.

You can see the WBRC spring report at: WBRC Spring 2019 Report

 Washington Birds journal now available in hard copy

A new volume of WOS’s Washington Birds scholarly journal, published in November 2018, is now available in hardcopy form for $23 if bought at WOS meetings or at the conference, $30 if mailed to you. The journal is also available free for reading or downloading in .pdf form on this website: Washington Birds Volume 12

 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
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  Field Trips
  • August 11, 2019 8:00 amShorebirds in Chelan and Douglas Counties with Leader Dan Stephens
  • August 24, 2019FULL: San Juan County with Leader Matt Bartels
  • September 14, 2019Westport Area with Leader Bruce LaBar
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Other Events
  • September 13, 2019Puget Sound Bird Fest
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