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2023 OOS Membership Drive


As the calendar flips to 2023 it is time to renew your Oklahoma Ornithological Society Membership. 

Student memberships start at $16, regular memberships at $26 and family memberships at $35. Wanna go big? A Lifetime Membership is $500.



Fall 2023 OOS Meeting:
October 21, 2023

The Oklahoma Ornithological Society will host our Fall meeting in the Oklahoma City Area on October 21, 2023. We hope to see many of our members there.

We’ll have field trips to Lake Hefner and the Myriad Botanical Gardens downtown and then our meeting at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area in Edmond. Details below. Check back for registration information and other updates. All activities are free except the dinner event on Saturday evening


Some folks will be staying at the Hampton Inn in Edmond. We don't have a room block, but this is a good lodging option for those visiting from outside of the OKC metro area.


Friday evening:

5:30-9:00 pm. Come and Go Meet and Greet and Wingspan Games, (Arcadia Conservation Education Area, 7201 E 33rd St, Edmond, OK 73013)


Saturday, October 21, 2023:

8:00 am. Field Trip 1: Myriad Botanical Gardens and Scissortail Park, Downtown Oklahoma City, led by Zach Poland. Meet at Devon Pavilion on the north side of Crystal Bridge Conservatory.

8:00 to ~11:00 am: Field Trip 2: Lake Hefner and Area (parking and meet-up at Prairie Dog Point) with Joe Grzybowski. We'll walk the Point, looking out over the water and also bird the brush for land birds as we go. Bring a scope if you have one.

Lunch is on your own.

1:00-3:00 pm. Oklahoma Ornithological Society Board Meeting  (Arcadia Conservation Education Area, 7201 E 33rd St, Edmond, OK 73013)

3:30-5:00 pm. Talks and Presentations by members and guests. (Arcadia Conservation Education Area)

6:00-8:00 pm. Dinner and Presentation on Northern Saw-whet Owls in Oklahoma by Laura Hulbert (Arcadia Conservation Education Area). Laura Hulbert is a graduate student at Northeastern State University who is conducting research on the Northern Saw-whet Owl. Laura will discuss her research on Saw-whets and their migration through Oklahoma.


Since 1951, the OOS has served as a place where recreational birders and academics interact to increase appreciation and conservation of wild birds in the Sooner State. The OOS sponsors field trips, semiannual meetings with invited guest speakers, a quarterly newsletter (The Scissortail), and a quarterly peer-reviewed state journal (The Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological Society).

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Bird photos courtesy of Jim Arterburn

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