The OOS is an independent, non-profit
educational organization founded in 1951 and dedicated to the
observation, study, and conservation of birds. Its diverse
membership, which includes individuals of all ages, is composed
of both beginning birders and professional ornithologists. The
observation and study of birds is a prominent example of a
scientific field in which amateurs have made major
contributions. As a member of the OOS, you will have many unique
opportunities to cultivate your interest in birds.
Participate in field trips led by experts who can give guidance
in the identification, behavior and biology of birds found in
the varied habitats of Oklahoma.
Observe and photograph live birds in the hand, and learn of
their local movements and general migratory patterns from
SPRING & FALL
Attend both the annual spring field meeting, held during the
height of migration at ornithologically interesting sites, and
the yearly fall paper session at which scientific studies on
Oklahoma birds are presented. Each meeting normally features a
banquet with an invited guest speaker of national or regional
note, as well as local field trips.
PUBLICATIONS OF THE OOS
Enjoy and learn from the Bulletin of the Oklahoma Ornithological
Society, which publishes scientific papers and noteworthy
observations having to do with Oklahoma's birds. The Bulletin is
issued quarterly and is sent to each member.
Keep abreast of interesting activities through
The Scissortail, also published quarterly and sent to every
member. It contains notification of semi-annual meetings, field
trips, bird banding sessions, and lists recent bird records
approved by the OOS Bird Records Committee. Reviews of new bird
books, general interest articles and other information on birds
also appear regularly in this newsletter.
Members receive the Official Checklist of the
Birds of Oklahoma.
The OOS Date Guide to the Occurrences of Birds
in Oklahoma is available to members at a nominal price.
Periodically updated, it gives known distribution and normal
times of occurrence for each Oklahoma bird species.