We’re already starting planning for WVBS 2023!

Mark your calendars! The 9th annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium is scheduled for Saturday, January 21, 2023.

Did you miss our 2022 symposium? Don’t worry! You can still check out all the cool talks below.

WVBS 2022 Part 1

WVBS 2022 Part 2

What is WVBS?

An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. Learn more.

The 2023 Symposium will return to being held in-person (pending university approval if covid conditions are deemed sufficiently safe). After 2 years of zooms, we are back to offering great talks and camaraderie among bird enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Registration details will be posted during November, 2022.

Check out the talks from our 2021 Symposium here!


“Great format & more enjoyable than ever – talks were excellent & good humor too.”

“Love the true mix of young professional, graduate, [and] new speakers. Like the fact that it’s a bird, not birding, symposium – [makes a] big difference and casts a wider net.”

“Great event! The speakers were awesome & lots of topics were covered. Definitely appreciated the keen birders giving their points of view.”

“This is the 3rd symposium I’ve attended. All have been excellent!”

The 2020 WVBS was featured on Hannah and Erik Go Birding. Listen to the podcast

Get Involved!

Stay tuned for our updates on the photo contest and donation options!!
Find out more about how to get involved. We hope to see you soon!