Join us for WVBS 2020!

Thank you to everyone who made our 2019 symposium the biggest and best to date. Please join us again for our 6th annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium at Oregon State University on January 25, 2020.

What is WVBS?

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

Symposium Highlights: 

•  Special keynote lecture by a prominent ornithologist (2020 Keynote TBA)
•  Short scientific presentations
•  Demonstrations of avian research techniques
•  Live birds from Chintimini Wildlife Center
• Lunch and refreshments (vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free options available)
Raffle prizes!


“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!”

Get Involved!

Interested in becoming a sponsor of WVBS or donating raffle prizes?
Find out more about how to get involved. We hope to see you there!