64th Meeting of the Kansas Ornithological Society

September 28 - 30, 2012

Southwestern College

Winfield, Kansas


Join KOS members for a weekend of paper presentations and birding in central Kansas.

Fall Meeting Program
Call for Papers
Registration Information (PDF)
Registration Form Only (PDF)
Map of Southwestern College (PDF)
Sorry - no online registration option.

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 28
• 7:00-9:00 p.m. — Registration and informal reception in Beech Science Center.

Saturday, September 29 (Detailed Saturday Schedule)
• 8:00 a.m. — Registration and donuts at Darbeth Hall. Silent auction setup in President’s Gallery, Darbeth Hall.
• 9:00 a.m. — Welcome and paper session in Messenger Auditorium.
• 11:00 a.m. — Business meeting.
• 11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. — Lunch for attendees and meeting of the board in Roy L. Smith Student Center. Lunch in the college cafeteria is available to everyone. The price is $6.00 for all you can eat.
• 1:30–2:30 p.m. — Birdwatchers' Hour.
• 2:30–4:00 p.m. — Paper session. Silent auction ends.
• 4:00–4:30 p.m. — Business meeting.
• 6:30–7:30 — Banquet in Roy L. Smith Student Center
• 7:30–9:00 p.m. — Awards and speaker, Messenger Hall.
Our post-banquet speaker, Eugene Young, will present “Wind farms and wildlife issues in Kansas: The process, past, and future.” Gene is a professor of biology at Northern Oklahoma College and co-author of Birds of Kansas. He is also editor of the Kansas Ornithological Society Bulletin and the Oklahoma Ornithological Society Bulletin. He has studied avian mortality associated with transmission towers (TV and cell phone) and wind farms for 20 years. For the past 14 years, his research has emphasized pre- and post- construction wildlife studies at proposed and built wind farms, especially with birds and bats. Gene will provide an overview of the environmental process for building wind farms, requirements for wildlife studies, the history of wind farm development, the “known and unknown” impacts to wildlife, and the future of wind farm development and sighting requirements.

Sunday, September 30
• 6:30 a.m.—Half-day field trip locations may include Winfield City Lake, Slate Creek Wetlands, Grouse Creek, Thompson Pasture and other locations.
• Noon—Lunch and compilation at Lion’s Pavilion, Island Park.

Lodging in Winfield

• Comfort Inn: (620) 221-7529, $114.99, single; $119.00 double.
• Econolodge: (620) 221-9050, $65.00.
• Sonner Motor Inn: (620)221-4400,$54.00, single; $60.00, double.
• Super 8: (620) 229-8888, $74.69, single; $80.99, double.
• Town House: (620) 221-2110, $44.00, single; $50.78, double.

Bed and Breakfasts:

• Iron Gate: (620) 221-7787
• Barns at Timber Creek: (620) 221-2797
• Bluestem B&B: (620) 221-0735

• Winfield City Lake
• Winfield Fairgrounds

Plenty of restaurants may be found in Winfield. Explore Main and 9th streets.

The meeting registration fee is $20. The Saturday evening banquet is $20 for those who paid the registration fee and $30 for those who did not. The Sunday box lunch is $7. Unless presenting, students will pay a $5 registration fee. Any registration received after September 15 will carry a $10 surcharge.

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:
Terry Mannell
218 Northridge
Hays, KS 67601

Silent auction
Members and guests are strongly encouraged to bring donated items for the Silent Auction. Suitable donations include birding-themed equipment, field guides, bird houses, bird baths and optics. All proceeds go to the KOS Student Research Fund.

Best Bird of the Year

Nomination for unusual or rare birds observed since September 30, 2011.

Please send your nominations to Eugene Young, Northern Oklahoma College, 1220 E. Grand. PO Box 310, Tonkawa, OK 74653-0310; or Eugene.Young@north-ok.edu.  Be sure to include the species, location and name(s) of the observor(s).

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