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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 April/May newsletter is out!
Will Brooks, the 2018 recipient of the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder award, discusses his study of hybridization of two White-crowned Sparrow subspecies, Pugetensis and Gambel’s, in the Cascade Mountains. Matt Bartels, who reached his long-sought goal of 200 species in each of Washington’s 39 counties, writes about his pursuit and the value of county listing. Tom Mansfield talks to the 2019 recipients of the Patrick Sullivan Young Birder award, who will be honored at the upcoming Annual Conference in Moses Lake. There’s plenty more in this issue, too!

WOSNews Issue 179 The newsletter is available at: WOSNews 179

 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
  • June 3, 2019 7:00 pmMember Photo Night
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  Field Trips
  • June 7, 2019 7:00 pmYakima County with Leaders Andy and Ellen Stepniewski
  • August 24, 2019San Juan County with Leader Matt Bartels
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Other Events
  • May 25, 2019Annual Wenas Audubon Campout
  • September 13, 2019Puget Sound Bird Fest
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