What is WVBS?
An annual, day-long symposium bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley to celebrate birds. Learn more.
The 2021 Symposium will be held VIRTUALLY to ensure the safety of participants and broaden our audience. While things will be a little different this year, we are still offering great talks and opportunities for valuable conversations among bird enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds.
How are things different this year?
• The 2021 virtual event will be a FREE event. Links for accessing virtual talks will be provided upon registration. Registration information can be found here.
• There will be multiple plenary talks this year by prominent ornithologists encompassing a diverse range of avian topics.
2021 Plenary Speakers
Dr. Jennifer Ackerman
Dr. Patricia (Patty) Brennan
Dr. Donald Kroodsma
• Stay tuned for our newest updates on speakers!
• Learn more about our current plenary and previous keynote speakers 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
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!