69th Meeting of the Kansas Ornithological Society
October 6 - 8, 2017
Geary County 4-H/Sr. Citizens Building, Junction City, Kansas
Join KOS members for a weekend of paper presentations and birding in the northern Flint Hills of Kansas.
Fall Meeting Program
Call for Papers
Registration Information (PDF)
Registration Form Only (PDF)
Online Payment/Registration Please read all the instructions!
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 6
7 - 9 p.m. Social at the Geary County 4-H/Sr. Citizens Building, (Geary County Fairgrounds) 1025 S. Spring Valley Road, Junction City
Saturday, October 7 (times tentative)
8 a.m. - Registration at 4-H/Sr. Citizens Building.
8:50 a.m. - Welcome and paper session. (All Saturday daytime sessions will be in the east room of the 4-H Building.)
11:30 a.m. - KOS Business Meeting
11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch. KOS Board meeting: location will be announced.
There are many locations in Junction City to eat. A list will be in your registration material.
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. - Birdwatcher’s Hour - an opportunity for you to show your bird photos from the past year.
2:00 - 5 p.m. - Paper Session.
5 p.m. - KOS Business Meeting
6:30 - 7:30 p.m. - Banquet at the Fairgrounds, 4-H/Sr. Citizens Building
7:30 - 9 p.m. - Awards and speaker
Alice Boyle, Assistant Professor in the Division of Biology at Kansas State University, will take us to the tropical rain forest for the evening and tell us about the little colorful, dancing birds known as manakins. She will tell us about the manakins' "dating game," and how both the weather and living on a steady diet of fruit affects how they live and die.
Sunday, October 8
7:00 a.m. - Half day field trips will include areas around Dickinson, Clay, and Geary Counties. Gather in the parking lot at the Fairgrounds.
Noon - Lunch and compilation will be at the Milford Nature Center below the dam at Milford Lake Click here for lake map.
Compilation will include birds seen in Geary, Dickinson, Clay and Riley Counties starting at noon on Friday the 6th.
Lodging in Junction City
Hotels: There are numerous hotels in Junction City. Following is a partial list of housing options. There is no reserved housing block at any of the hotels.
Hampton Inn - 1039 S Washington, Junction City, KS - 785-579-6950
Best Western - 604 E Chestnut, Junction City, KS - 785-210-1212
Candlewood Suites - 100 S Hammons Drive, Junction City, KS - 785-238-1455
Courtyard by Marriot - 310 Hammons Drive, Junction City, KS - 785-210-1500
Motel 6 - 1931 Lacy Drive, Junction City, KS - 785-762-2215
This is a partial listing - more hotels can be viewed
The meeting registration fee is $15. The Saturday evening banquet is $20 . The Sunday box lunch is $8 and will be the . Registration fee is waived for students. If your abstract for presenting a paper is accepted, you still have to register. Registrations must be received by September 27th to be included in meal counts. No refunds for cancellations after September 29th.
The registration form may be found here (as a pdf file). All participants must sign the liability release in order to participate in any portion of this meeting.
Mail completed registration form and payment to:
1729 E 11th Ave,
Winfield, KS 67156
KOS Research Fund Fundraiser
There will not be a silent auction this year. If you can not attend the KOS Annual Meeting but would like to support the KOS Research Fund, you may send your donation to KOS Treasurer, Max Thompson. There is also a PayPal donate button at the bottom of the online registration payment page.
Best Bird of the Year
Nomination for unusual or rare birds observed since September 30, 2016.
Please send your nominations to Eugene Young, Northern Oklahoma College, 1220 E. Grand. PO Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653-0310; or EUGENE.YOUNG@noc.edu. Be sure to include the species, location and name(s) of the observer(s).