46th Annual WFO Conference

Reno, Nevada • September 7–11, 2022

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.



46th Annual WFO Conference
Reno, Nevada • September 7–11, 2022

After two years without our in-person annual conference, WFO will resume with our 2022 annual conference in Reno, Nevada. The 2022 conference will be at the Whitney Peak Hotel, Reno’s only non-smoking/non-gaming conference venue! As always, the conference offers excellent and informative presentations and workshops, as well as a variety of field trips to many of the hotspots in west-central Nevada, Lake Tahoe, and the east-central Sierra Nevada of California. Enjoy spectacular scenery, great weather, and all the bird highlights of fall migration. See old friends again and to make new ones.

Registration is now open for all. Click “Register Now” below.

Join us for:

  • Science Sessions Friday and Saturday afternoons, with Friday Plenary address by Elisabeth Ammon, Executive Director of the Great Basin Bird Observatory (download schedule here)
  • Photo Identification and Bird Sound Challenge events
  • Workshops covering a variety of bird identification topics and field skills
  • Plenty of full-day field trips (Thursday and Sunday) and half-day trips (Friday and Saturday mornings)
  • Saturday Banquet and Keynote Talk: Dr. Morgan Tingley

To make a hotel reservation go to the WFO Conference page on the hotel website, enter the discount code WFO2022. You may also call 775-398-5400 and ask for the WFO Annual Conference Room Block. If you plan to extend your stay before or after the September 7–11 dates, you will need to make your reservation by calling the hotel directly.

Download conference schedules:
Full schedule
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Friday
Saturday
Sunday