58th Meeting of the Kansas Ornithological Society

Southwestern College, Winfield, Kansas

September 29 - 1 October 2006


Motel Accommodations

Registration Form

Best Bird of the Year

Call for Papers


The Kansas Ornithological Society will meet at Southwestern College, in Winfield, Kansas, on September 29, 30, and October 1, 2006.  Southwestern College is located in northeast Winfield, at the intersection of Warren and College St.  A map showing the location accompanies this announcement.  All activities will take place on the campus.  The Friday evening reception and workshop will take place in the Beech Science Center on College St.  The paper sessions will take place in Messenger Auditorium in Darbeth Hall.  The banquet will take place at the Roy L. Smith Student Center.


Members are encouraged to bring donated items for the Silent Auction.  All proceeds from this event go to the KOS Student Research Fund.


Members are also encouraged to bring bird-related photos, videos, and/or recordings to share with other members during the informal birdwatchers hour after lunch.  Let us know if you have material to share for the Birdwatcher’s Hour.  We request that presentations be limited to 10 minutes.



Friday, September 29

7:00-9:00 p.m. Friday evening activities have been changed due to low registration.  The identification workshop will be presented on Saturday during the paper sessions.  If you are arriving on Friday evening, please contact Max Thompson, maxt@cox.net so he can advise you of alternate plans for an informal reception.


Saturday, September 30

6:30-8:00        Morning bird walk.


8:00-10:00      Registration in the foyer of Messenger Hall.  View Silent Auction items in the President’s Gallery in Darbeth Hall.  The Silent Auction will run throughout the day, with all bids final at 5:00 p.m. 


9:00-11:30      Morning Paper Session – Messenger Auditorium


11:30-12:00    Morning Business Session


12:00-1:00      Lunch on your own.  The college dining hall has a brunch buffet for about $4.00.  All other restaurants are 1-2 miles away.  A room has been reserved for the Director’s Meeting.


1:00-2:00        Birdwatchers hour – Messenger Auditorium


2:00 – 4:30      Afternoon Paper Session – Messenger Auditorium


4:30-5:00        KOS Business Meeting


6:30-9:00        Banquet, Best Birds of the Year, Resolutions, Awards and Guest Speaker. The banquet is in the Roy L. Smith Student Center main dining hall.  The banquet will be served buffet style.  Dinner includes dessert, beverage, and a two meat buffet.


Sunday, October 1

6:30-12:00      Field trips to local birding locations.  All trips depart from the SC campus Beech Science Center.


12:00-1:00      Lunch and compilation at the large pavilion at Island Park at the north end of Main St.  Lunch will be catered.


We request that registrations be received by September 25 if possible.  This will help the meal planners.


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