Wichita, Kansas
October 4 - 6, 2019
Please note change to deadline to insure banquet meal availability!!!

Fall Meeting Program (PDF)
Meeting Information as a PDF
Call for Papers
Registration Form as a fillable PDF form
On-line Payment Registration
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Schedule of Events

Friday, October 4

7:00 a.m. -  County listing trips.  These will depart from Sedgwick County Zoo parking lot, 5555 W. Zoo Blvd, Wichita.  This is something new that we are trying this yearPlease contact Pete Janzen (pete.janzen@sbcglobal.net) 316-519-1970, to let us know if you plan to participate on Friday and which counties within a 75 mile radius of Wichita are of interest to you.  These trips will likely visit locations farther afield than the Sunday half-day trips. 

5:30-7:30 p.m. - Social at the Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. North, Wichita. 

Saturday, October 5

All Saturday events will be in the Cargill Learning Center at the Sedgwick County Zoo, 5555 W. Zoo Boulevard, Wichita, KS.

8:00 a.m. - Registration in the lobby of the Cargill Learning Center, Sedgwick County Zoo.   

9:00 a.m .- Welcome and morning paper session in the auditorium. 

11:30 a.m - KOS Business Meeting

11:45 a.m. Lunch on your own.  Many dining options are available near the zoo. 

KOS Board Meeting: Location will be announced.

1:30  2:30 p.m.   Birdwatchers Hour.  An opportunity for you to show your bird photos from the past year.  Please bring your photos on a flash drive. 

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.    Afternoon paper session.

4:30 p.m. KOS Business Meeting

6:30 7:30 p.m. Banquet at the North Boardroom, Cargill Learning Center. 

7:30-9:30 pm.  Awards and speaker.  The banquet speaker is Ted Floyd. Ted is the Editor of Birding magazine, the award-winning flagship publication of the American Birding Association. He has written five bird books, including the Smithsonian Field Guide to the Birds of North America (Harper Collins, 2008) and How to Know the Birds (National Geographic, 2019). Ted is also the author of more than 200 popular articles, technical papers, and book chapters on birds and nature. He is especially interested in analyzing bird vocalizations, in interpreting birds and nature for children and beginners, and in applying new media and emerging technologies toward the appreciation of nature. A graduate of Princeton University (A.B., 1990) and Penn State University (Ph.D., 1995), Ted has taught biology, math, and statistics to everyone from second graders to advanced graduate students. He and his family live in Lafayette, Colorado.

Sunday, October 6

7:00 a.m. Half day field trips will include areas around Wichita and surrounding areas.  Meet at the Sedgwick County Zoo parking lot. 

Noon Compilation at the new picnic pavilion next to the Great Plains Nature Center parking lot.  The compilation will include all birds seen in Sedgwick and surrounding counties between 7 am on Oct. 4 and noon on Oct. 6.


Lodging in Wichita

There are many lodging options in Wichita.  We have reserved a block of rooms close to the zoo at The Marigold Grand Hotel & Suites, 2405 N. Ridge Rd in Wichita. Phone: (316) 729-5700. When making a reservation, tell them you are part of the KOS group block. Our group rate is $95 for one king (some are king suites with a kitchenette at the same rate) and $105 for 2 queen beds. The block will be held until September 20, after which you can still get our group rate if a room is available.



The meeting registration fee is $20.00.  This fee will be waived for all high school, undergraduate and post graduate students.  The Saturday evening banquet is $22.00 per person. To be certain to have a meal must be registered by September 20!  The Sunday boxed lunches are $10.00 ea.  Student fees are NOT waived for the banquet or the boxed lunches. If your abstract for presenting a paper is accepted, you will still have to register.  Registrations must be received by Sept. 20 to be included in the meal counts.  There are no refunds for cancellations after Sept. 27.  Registrations received after Sept. 25 will have a $10.00 surcharge per person. All participants must sign the liability release in order to participate in any portion of this meeting.


Top 10 Best Birds of the Year

Any and all are welcome to submit nominations for bird sightings of rare or unusual birds that were observed anywhere in Kansas since September 30, 2018.  These are typically awarded in a Top 10 format with multiple honorable mention species usually included.  Multiple nominations may be submitted. 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).


Registration Form, KOS Fall Meeting, October 4 - 6, 2019
Wichita, Kansas

I (we) plan to attend the 2019 KOS Fall Meeting
Address __________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________ E-mail_______________________________________
Number Total
Registration Fee $20/person                                                         _______ $_________
Saturday Banquet $22/person                                                      _______ $_________
To be certain to have a meal must be registered by September 20! 

Sunday boxed lunch $10/person                                                  _______ $_________

Surcharge for payment received after Sep 25th $10/person         _______ $_________
Total Amount Due (Checks payable to KOS)                                             $_________
Or pay online via PayPal -
Number of persons in party: _______
Special needs or requests: _______________________________________________________
Registrations received after September 25th will have a surcharge of $10.00 per person.

No Cancellation Refunds after September 27th.
Please mail/email completed registration with full payment (even if paying online) to:
Max Thompson
1729 E. 11th Ave.
Winfield, KS 67156
e-mail: maxt@cox.net
In submitting this registration form I (we) understand that KOS is not responsible or liable for any accidents or injury that might be associated with the 2019 KOS spring meeting. (Registering on line, or submission of this form electronically indicates your acceptance of these conditions.) 
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KOS Research Fund Fundraiser
Stay tuned for possible developments on a Research Fund Fundraiser.  You may, instead, send a donation to KOS Treasurer, Max Thompson. There is also a PayPal donate button at the bottom of the online registration payment page.
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