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Become a Patron of WFO


Patrons are individuals whose abiding high regard for WFO has led them to make a substantial donation to help sustain the organization's long-term financial health.


Patrons enjoy the same benefits as Life members (a lifetime subscription to Western Birds and early registration for conferences and trips), and in addition may be invited to join the Board at special social events. The Board set the minimum donation to become a Patron at $1,500, independent of the donor's membership status (Regular member, Life member, or non-member). The donation may be directed to WFO generally, or to any of its established funds. As of September 24, 2020 WFO has eleven Patrons, listed alphabetically (followed by year of investiture): Tom Blackman (2020),  Jon L. Dunn (2008), Daniel D. Gibson (1999), Alane Gray (2020), Karen A. Havlena (2017), Joseph Morlan (2015), Edward R. Pandolfino (2017), James Pea (2013) [= “Bicycle-Birder”], W. David Shuford (2007), Philip Unitt (2017), and Jay Withgott (2017).


Become a Patron

Donations may also be sent to:

Western Field Ornithologists
c/o Suzanne Carota
3476 Armourdale Ave
Long Beach, CA 90808

THANK YOU for your support!

Western Field Ornithologists is a 501(c)3 charitable organization and your donation is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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A donation to the WFO Publications Fund will help us expand our offerings, including new books and new titles in our Studies of Western Birds monograph series, while maintaining the high quality of Western Birds and free public access online to its back issues, to The Euphonia, and to other publications.


Donate to WFO Publications Fund

A donation to the Michael R. San Miguel Student Scholarship Fund will provide support for young birders to attend the annual WFO conference and to participate in workshops, field trips, a special reception and more.


Donate to Michael R. San Miguel Student Scholarship Fund

You can also donate in general way for the organization to use at its discretion, or you can specify a specific purpose for your donation if it's different from the other options listed on this page. 


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Special Option for AuthorsSeeking to cover publication costs