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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.

 Time to Vote!
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WOS members, please vote for our new slate of officers and board members. Voting will open at 12:01 a.m. on Sunday September 1st and will close on September 21st at midnight. Learn about the candidates and get the link to the ballot here.

 The August/September newsletter is here!
Tom Bancroft spent 10 years working to protect sagebrush steppe habitat. He describes what it was like to bird in that environment at the 2019 Annual Conference in Moses Lake. WOS elections are coming up and here’s your introduction to some new faces. The WOS board is considering restructuring the treasurer position. There’s some exciting news about the 2020 Annual Conference more than a year from now. Will removing Barred Owls from Spotted Owl areas help the Spotted Owls. Read about all these topics in the latest WOS newsletter.

WOSNews Issue 181 The newsletter is available at: WOSNews 181

 See List of 2019 Moses Lake Conference Sightings and Pictures!

The 2019 WOS Annual Conference in Moses Lake has happened and here is the complete list of species seen. Note: Birds highlighted in yellow at the bottom are unexpected sightings for the time or place.

Also, take a look at some of Thomas Bancroft’s pictures from the 2019 conference.

 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
  • October 7, 2019 7:00 pmSeattle Biology Teacher Christian Hagenlocher's Big Year on a Budget
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  Field Trips
  • October 14, 2019 7:00 amMarrowstone Island/Port Townsend with leader Brian H. Bell
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Other Events
  • September 13, 2019Puget Sound Bird Fest
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