Pittsburg & Galena, Kansas

May 5 - 7, 2017



Meeting Information as a PDF
Registration Form as a fillable PDF form

On-line Payment Registration Online payment option is now closed - if you wish to register contact Max Thompson via email


Make plans now to attend the KOS Spring Meeting in southeastern Kansas, May 5-7, 2017. The southeast corner of Kansas is an amazing area encompassing three physiographic regions of Kansas: the Ozark Plateau, the Cherokee Lowlands, and the Osage Cuestas. These areas have fascinating plant life, topography and of course, bird life!


Headquarters - While there are many places to stay in the area, the headquarters hotel will be the Regency Inn in Pittsburg. Other lodging venues are listed below.


Friday evening: We will have a casual meet and greet with snacks and refreshments at the Southeast Kansas Nature Center, 3511 S Main Street in Galena, which will be open from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. Night birding in the area is an option! Please note that parking is limited right at the Nature Center. Please consider parking down the hill and walking up to the Nature Center.


Saturday Field Trips: All day field trips will focus on Crawford, Cherokee, Labette and Neosho counties. Meet in the Regency Inn parking lot at 6:30 a.m. Note: Saturday lunch is on your own. Trip leaders will provide snack/lunch stops along the way; though options may be limited.


Saturday Evening: The evening meal will be Dutch treat at Pichler’s Chicken Annie’s, 1271 S 220th St. in Pittsburg, gathering at 6:30 p.m.


Sunday: Meet in the Regency Inn parking lot at 6:30 a.m. for field trips. After a ˝ day of birding, we’ll have a box lunch compilation (sandwiches, veggie option available – please indicate your desire for this option on the registration form) of the birds seen on all the field trips.  We will meet at Riverside Park in Oswego, N Oregon St and Riverside Park Drive, northeast corner of town, at noon.


Accommodations:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Regency Inn and Suites, 4023 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg, KS  66762, 620-232-2800. Be sure to mention the KOS block for the $69.99/night room rate. The room block expires April 21st. There are a lot of activities going on in the area this time of year so make your reservations early.


Other housing options include:

Comfort Inn and Suites, 4009 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-8800


Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 4011 Parkview Dr., Pittsburg, KS, 620-231-1177


Baxter Inn, 2451 Military Ave, Baxter Springs, KS  66713, 620-856-2106


Mined Land Wildlife Area Cabins, $70/night, The two cabins listed below can be reserved at the KDWPT website, click on the link.


    Coal Ridge Cabin, 10366 NW Lawton Rd, Columbus, KS  66725


    Mine 19 Cabin, 10338 NW Lawton Rd, Columbus, KS  66725

Big Brutus has tent camping and RV parking.


There are many hotel options in Joplin which is about 10 miles from the Southeast Kansas Nature Center.



Registration Form, KOS Spring Meeting, May 5 – 7, 2017

Pittsburg & Galena, Kansas



I (we) plan to attend the 2017 KOS spring meeting




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Phone _______________________ E-mail_______________________________________




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Registration Fee $15/person                                                                 _______ $_________



Sunday lunch (sandwiches) $11/person                                              _______ $_________



Surcharge for payment received after April 20th      $10/person         _______ $_________



Total Amount Due (Checks payable to KOS)                                                   $_________



Number of persons in party: _______


Special needs or requests: _______________________________________________________






Registrations received after April 20th will have a surcharge of $10.00 per person.


Please mail completed registration with full payment 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 2017 KOS spring meeting. (Registering on line, or submission of this form electronically indicates your acceptance of these conditions.) 






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