Join us for WVBS 2019!

The 5th annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium (WVBS) will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Oregon State University. We hope you will join us for one of our biggest and best symposia to date.

Registration is now closed, NO day-of registration. Due to limited capacity, we are unable to accommodate walk-in participants this year.

What is WVBS?

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


2019 Highlights: 

Special keynote lecture by Kenn Kaufman

•  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!

FREE 7-12th Grade Student Admission! Registered students grades 7-12 receive complimentary admission courtesy of the Audubon Society of Corvallis. Students should select the free “Student Grades 7-12 Admission” ticket option on the registration page. Interested in bringing a student group of 10 or more? Please contact us with group information. 7-12th grade students must register to guarantee admission, commemorative items, and lunch.

Thanks to the Audubon Society of Corvallis for their generous contribution towards the professional development of young birders!


“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!