Each year WFO holds a multi-day conference with scientific papers, field trips, workshops, panels, a keynote address, the annual membership meeting, and other events. The location varies each year as WFO attempts to span its region of coverage while also making its conferences accessible to the bulk of its members.
Wing Your Way to the…

Western Field Ornithologists

Because of the extraordinary circumstances regarding COVID-19, and the uncertainty about the course of this epidemic in the weeks and months ahead, WFO has decided to postpone our next conference to 2021. This difficult decision was made to protect the health of our members and to protect WFO from a potentially significant financial loss.

We are scheduling our next conference at the same hotel (Whitney Peak in Reno) from August 25-29, 2021. More info will follow in the months ahead.

Stay well!

Kurt Leuschner
President, WFO

In the photo: One of the sites we will visit is Carpenter Valley—a spectacular Sierra meadow in Nevada County, CA. Photo by Ted Beedy


Albuquerque, New Mexico
21–25 August 2019

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