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Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Convention

May 16 - May 19

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology’s 82nd annual convention officially begins 3 p.m. Friday, but early birds are welcome for fun at related events starting Thursday evening. The convention focuses on field trips to local birding areas, informative sessions, and celebrating the love for birds and our great outdoors!

Saturday’s events include an evening banquet featuring keynote speaker Dr. Ben Zuckerberg. His UW-Madison lab has found overwhelming evidence that wildlife populations are responding to modern climate change, and he discusses how birds are responding to a warming world.

Society membership is not necessary to attend convention events.


Pre-register March 1 – April 25 at the following rates:
● Standard $50 If you prefer to register at the convention, the registration fee will be $60 – bring cash or a check (WSO
only does credit/debit cards online). Registration includes the Friday evening indoor picnic buffet but not the banquet.
● Student $40; at convention, $45 (students under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a registered adult)
● Banquet and keynote presentation, $35
Register in one of three ways:
● Online at https://wso.wildapricot.org/event-5621629 or go to the WSO website What We Do/Annual Convention
● By mail: use the form on page 7 with a check made out to WSO
● In person when you arrive (dinner buffet, banquet, and T-shirts may not be available)

WSO has reserved a block of rooms at the Lighthouse Inn for Friday, and Saturday nights, May 17 and 18. Make your reservation
by calling the hotel at (920) 793-4524 or 1-800-228-6416 and mentioning WSO. Rooms will be held, at a special rate of $104 + tax
for lakeside rooms and $89 + tax for parkside rooms, until April 17, 2024. After that date, or when all the blocked rooms have

been reserved, reservations will be provided if rooms are available and at the normal rate. Note that each room has a
refrigerator and microwave and coffee maker. We also have reserved a block of rooms at the Village Inn on the Lake (920-794-
8818 at $118 + tax) and at the Inn on Maritime Bay in Manitowoc (920-682-7000 at $129 + tax).

Camping. There are numerous camping possibilities in and near Two Rivers. These include the following (which we have not
personally visited): Village Inn on the Lake in Two Rivers (920-794-8818), Scheffel’s Hideaway Campground in Two Rivers (920-
657-1270), and Devil’s River Campground in Maribel, about 17 miles from Two Rivers (920-863-2812).

Convention questions: Lynn Barber, Convention Chair
vicepresident@wsobirds.org (682) 365-6531
Registration and payment questions: WSO Staff
membership@wsobirds.org (262) 204-7242

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Lighthouse Inn
1515 Memorial Drive
Two Rivers, WI 54241 United States
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