Become a Member

Join or Renew Your Membership with WFO

Members of WFO receive four issues per year of Western Birds, regular newsletters, discounted rates for our highly acclaimed annual conferences, and the opportunity to register for WFO-sponsored tours. Life members receive extra benefits including advance registration for conferences and tours. Your membership dues go to support the only organization working to build a vibrant community among ornithologists and birders across western North America.

Membership in WFO is by volume of Western Birds which is organized by calendar year. When you join, you will receive all four issues of Western Birds in that year's volume, if the issues are available. If you would like to opt-out of receiving hard copies (and save trees), please send an email to

Note: We use PayPal for secure transactions. You do not need to have a PayPal account; you may pay with your major credit or debit card on the secure PayPal web site. Click the light gray “Pay with Debit or Credit Card” button at the bottom of the PayPal sign in form after you click the Pay Now button. If you prefer to pay by check, please make your check payable to Western Field Ornithologists and see our mailing address below.

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Membership TypeOne YearTwo Years Three YearsPayment Option
Regular (USA only)$50$90$125

Regular (USA Only)

Family (USA address)$60$110$150

Family (USA Address)
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Student (provide a copy of current student ID): $10 for 1 year. Students with financial hardship may email Student Programs to request a free introductory membership.
Life for individual or family: $800 payable now or in two equal annual installments.

Life membership payment options





Introductory rate for Colorado Field Ornithologists members: $20 for the first year of WFO membership (including a subscription to Western Birds.
Gift Membership: $20 for 1 year

A WFO membership makes a wonderful gift. If you are a WFO member, we gladly process Gift Memberships for others. Each recipient is encouraged to renew their own membership. Consequently, we allow just one gift from a member to the same individual. $20 is a promotional rate.
recipient email address
recipient name and address
Membership TypeOne YearTwo Years Three YearsPayment Option

Dues and contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Membership dues may also be sent to:

Western Field Ornithologists
c/o Shaun F. Wilde
793A East Foothill Blvd. #134
San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

THANK YOU for your support!