WOS and the Oregon Birding Association will proceed with their in-person joint conference in Astoria, Oregon September 16 – 19, 2021! We hope you can attend! See links at the bottom of this page to detailed information about schedule, events, registration, meals, field trips, and lodging. Look over this information before you register.
The link to register, beginning at 8 a.m. Sunday July 18, 2021, is: http://reg.planetReg.com/E63014481981461
To protect the health and safety of our members and the broader community, WOS and OBA are requiring all conference attendees to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Conference attendees will need to verify that they’ve been vaccinated before the start of the conference by emailing photos of their vaccination cards. Directions will be provided during registration.
Conference events will comply with all state and local government guidelines to protect the health and safety of participants. As the COVID situation has evolved, these guidelines have been changing, so final guidelines on issues such as mask-wearing, carpooling, social distancing and sharing of optics will be shared closer to the event start date.
For those unable to attend the conference in person, WOS and OBA are exploring virtual options for making speaker presentations available (recorded or possibly live streamed).
We’ll be joining our colleagues in the Oregon Birding Association (OBA), and our “conference headquarters” will be the Exposition Hall at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds. Hotel room blocks have been secured, a caterer is engaged, field trips have been finalized, a pelagic trip provider is ready to roll, and great speakers have committed to being with us (Dennis Paulson on Friday evening and John Fitzpatrick to Keynote on Saturday night).
Please note that Oregon birders may join Washington trips and vice versa, so we’re hoping for lots of great interactions among members of both groups.
Conference registration for WOS members will be $50; non-members will pay $75 to register. Field trips are $10 each.
Please consult this website for the most current information and feel free to contact any board member with questions or concerns.
See you in September in Astoria!! — Jennifer Kauffman, WOS President and Eric Dudley, conference co-organizer and former WOS President.