Benedictine College, Atchison, Kansas
September 30 - October 2, 2022

Fall Meeting Program
Call for Papers
Map of Benedictine College Campus
Registration Form as a fillable PDF form
(please save form to your computer, complete it and email it to Max Thompson)
On-line Payment Registration

Schedule of Events

Friday, September 30

6:30-8:00 p.m. - Informal gathering at Westerman Hall, Biology Lab 203, Benedictine College Campus (look for signs).

Saturday, October 1

All Saturday events will be on the Benedictine College Campus.

7:00 a.m. Meet in the parking lots south of Westerman Hall for informal morning birding around the town of Atchison.

All afternoon activities will be in Westerman Hall, Murphy McPhee auditorium.

1:30 - registration

2:00 3:00 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.

3:00 - 4:30 p.m. Paper session.

4:30 p.m. (or as soon as the paper session is over) KOS Business Meeting

6:00 7:00 p.m. Banquet in the Ferrell Academic Center, McAllister Board Room, (4th floor.)

7:00-9:00 p.m. Awards and speaker. "A History of Nesting Bald Eagles in Kansas" will be presented by Mike Watkins. Mike is a retired wildlife biologist with the US Army Corps of Engineers. Mike spent much of his career monitoring nesting Bald Eagles in Kansas and has continued to be involved with this project in retirement. Mike received the KOS Avian Conservationist of the Year Award in 2009.

Sunday, October 2

7:00 a.m. Half day field trips will include areas around Atchison and surrounding areas. Field trip destinations and group leaders will be announced during the day on Saturday. Meet at the parking lots near Westerman Hall. 

12:30 p.m. Compilation at the Westerman Hall parking lot where the field trips originated from.  There is no box lunch option - bring your own lunch!


Lodging in Atchison

There are limited lodging options in Atchison.  There is no lodging block but attendees are encouraged to make a reservation soon.

Holiday Inn Express
401 Main St
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 674-0033

Quality Inn
500 US-73
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-4000

Super 8
509 S 9th St 
Atchison, KS 66002
(913) 367-7666


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 23!  Student fees are NOT waived for the banquet. If your abstract for presenting a paper is accepted, you will still have to register. If you are not needing to make a banquet reservation, register by sending Max Thompson an email at maxt@cox.net Registrations must be received by Sept. 23 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.


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 October 1, 2019.  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
September 30 - October 2, 2022
Atchison, Kansas

I (we) plan to attend the 2022 KOS Fall Meeting
Address __________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________ E-mail_______________________________________
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Registration Fee $20/person                                                         _______ $_________
Saturday Banquet $22/person                                                      _______ $_________
To be certain to have a meal must be registered by September 23! 
Banquet is a pasta buffet. Gluten free option is available, please not below under special needs.

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 2022 KOS fall meeting. (Registering on line, or submission of this form electronically indicates your acceptance of these conditions.) 
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