Friday, February 10, 2012

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology

Why might you want to join WSO - if you are not yet a member?

Here are the usual reasons:
"The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology was organized in 1939 to encourage the study of Wisconsin birds. The aims have since expanded to emphasize all of the many enjoyable aspects of birding and to support the research and habitat protection necessary to preserve Wisconsin birdlife. WSO strives to alert members and the public to situations and practices that threaten Wisconsin’s bird populations. Members in the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology include those who enjoy birds attracted to their homes by feeders and bird houses, those who pursue field study or bird banding as a hobby, and those who engage in ornithology professionally. Membership exceeds 1100 from across the United States and around the world."

But there's SO much more to it than just those facts. In WSO's 70+ year history, the organization has brought  many people to a deeper connection with birds, from field trips and conventions, our publications, education activities and book store, and a lot of other activities, events, and a long list of other reasons. It's true that you don't need to be a member to come along on field trips...but there are over 1100 other great reasons to become a member of WSO. Check us out at the WSO website - and consider joining this year.

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