September 20-22, 2013 in Topeka




Call for papers (Deadline is September 14th)

Registration Form (HTML) (PDF)
Topeka Visitor Map

The capital city is in Shawnee County. The Friday evening social gathering and the Saturday events will be at Washburn University (campus map). We will be meeting in the recently renovated Stoffer Science Hall (northeast corner of campus), and participants can view more than forty 120-year-old mounted bird specimens that remain from the Goss collection. The Saturday events include the presentation of student papers, the silent auction, member photo sharing, and the evening banquet.


Sunday field trips will be to Baker Wetlands in Lawrence, Banner Creek Reservoir in Holton, Shawnee County State Fishing Lake, Melvern Lake, and Topeka’s famous Felker Park. Participants can buy a lunch for the noon compilation at Washburn University’s Karlyle Woods.


KOS will be offering a youth conference on Saturday for birders age 12-16.  A registration form is required. Contact Janeen Walters at janeenwalters@cox.netAdditional informational available here.





7-10 pm

Meet & Greet & Snacks

Washburn University    ( 17th & Washburn)


Morning /Afternoon

Registration in the Stoffer North Lobby

Student papers, Members share photos, Silent auction, Lunch on your own (suggested lunch locations)




6:00 pm


Speaker – David Seibel

“Near Bird Encounters”


University Union – Kansas Room



6:30 am - noon

Half day field trips                   University parking lot



Lunch & compilation

Karlyle Woods –3440 NW Button RD




SLEEP INN SUITES       1024 SW WANAMAKER            (785) 228-2500

Call and ask for KOS group rates   ROOMS WILL BE HELD AT THIS PRICE UNTIL AUUGUST 21.

1bed- $79   2 beds -$89    Suites have a king-sized bed and a pull out couch- best deal for 3 people-$89

Full hot buffet breakfast included.             Pool and hot tub.



BEST WESTERN                             700 SW FAIRLAWN                 (785)228-2223

QUALITY INN                          1240 WANAMAKER                (785)273-6969

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS           9TH AND WANAMAKER           (785)228-9500

COMFORT SUITES                   6213 SW 10TH                          (785)246-6777


Non-birding “things to do” in Topeka.