About WOS

The Wilson Ornithological Society (WOS) is an international scientific society comprising community members who share a curiosity about birds. The WOS produces the quarterly Wilson Journal of Ornithology, the latest iteration of scientific journal publication supported by the Society since 1888. The WOS is committed to providing mentorship to both professional and amateur ornithologists through sponsorship of research, teaching, and conservation.

The Society’s primary focus is the scientific study of birds, but the WOS also encourages and supports public interest in birds, and the Society welcomes involvement of amateur members.

For information about joining the WOS, please visit our membership page