Welcome to Western Field Ornithologists Student Programs
The purpose of the WFO Student Programs is to further the development of young field ornithologists from middle school through college to increase their knowledge, appreciation, and protection of birds and their habitats.
WFO Student Member Benefits: WFO hosts an annual five-day conference that includes scientific presentations, workshops, field trips, expert sound and visual identification panels, and social activities. The conference offers the opportunity for motivated students to meet those who earn their living and/or volunteer in field ornithology, bird conservation, biology and other distinguished fields.
Each year the Committee puts together special programming for the students and their parents including field trips and a student reception and an opportunity for parents to get-together. The students also attend the scientific sessions, choose from a variety of workshops, test themselves during the acclaimed bird identification quiz, participate in the popular sound quiz, and enjoy the annual dinner and guest speaker. Sadly, the Annual Conferences scheduled for 2020 and 2021, were postponed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. By 2022 we hope that vaccines will be available to all and it will be safe to hold an in-person conference. So, yet again, we have scheduled for Reno, 7–11 September 2022.