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 December/January Newsletter Is Here!
The Endangered Species Act saved eagles but its shortcomings are evident when the goal is saving biodiversity. So writes Kim Thorburn. T’is the season of Christmas Bird Counts and Feeder Watch. The newsletter has got the information on these valuable efforts. Are we having an irruption of Northern Shrikes this year, wonders Thomas Bancroft. He will also fill you in on the many distinctive and handy features possessed by Wilson’s Snipes. Read all about it in the latest WOS newsletter!

WOSNews Issue 183 is available at: WOSNews 183

 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.
 New Officers and Board Members Begin Terms
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The election period closed September 21, 2019. Read more about our 2019 elected officers and board members here.

 See List of 2019 Moses Lake Conference Sightings and Pictures!

The 2019 WOS Annual Conference in Moses Lake took place in May 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 Elaine Chuang’s collages and some of Thomas Bancroft’s pictures from the 2019 conference.

 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
  • February 3, 2020 7:00 pmResearch, conservation and management of the Pacific Flyway with Kyle Spragens, WDFW
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  Field Trips
  • February 8, 2020 7:30 amOwls by Day with Mike and MerryLynn Denny
  • February 14, 2020Okanogan Highlands and Waterville Plateau with Leaders Shep Thorp and Scott Ramos
  • February 29, 2020 7:30 amClark County Late Winter Search with Randy Hill
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Other Events
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