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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.

 Plan to Attend Pathbreaking WOS/OBA Conference in Astoria This Fall!
Our next conference will be in Astoria together with the Oregon Birding Association (OBA), Sept. 10-14, 2020. Preliminary information is now available on this website for the Current Year Conference. Because of uncertainty surrounding the Coronavirus, the beginning of registration has been moved to Sunday July 12, beginning at 8:00 a.m. A decision about whether to proceed with the conference will be made about June 1.
 The February/March Newsletter Is Here!
Review the WOS highlights for 2019. Mike Denny remembers Ken Knittle and his unique personality. Jon Houghton tells an exciting tale of chasing down shorebird rarities in horrendous weather on Washington’s coast. Ryan Merrill has two installments of Field Notes for 2018. Read all about it in the latest WOS newsletter!

WOSNews Issue 184 is available at: WOSNews 184

 Results of the Washington Bird Records Committee’s Fall Meeting
The WBRC’s main annual meeting normally occurs in October. Here are the decisions the committee made October 19, 2019 to accept, not accept or table reports of sightings of review species in the state.
 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
  • April 25, 2020CANCELLED - Yakima Training Center Shrub-Steppe with Andy and Ellen Stepniewski
  • May 16, 2020FULL Yakima County Weekend with Leader Scott Downes
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Other Events
  • April 14, 2020CANCELEDOlympic Birdfest San Juan Cruise
  • April 17, 2020CANCELEDOlympic Birdfest
  • April 19, 2020CANCELEDOlympic Birdfest Neah Bay Extension
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