Fort Scott, Kansas
May 10 - 12, 2019

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I've never attended a spring meeting before

Make plans now to attend the KOS Spring Meeting in Fort Scott, Kansas, May 10 - 12, 2019. KOS has never hosted a meeting in Bourbon County so this is a first and should be fun!

Headquarters - Headquarter motel will be the Travelodge in Fort Scott. This is high school graduation time so attendees are encouraged to make reservations early.

Friday evening: A casual meet and greet will be at the Travelodge motel from 6:30ish to 8:00ish. Light refreshments will be available (not a replacement for supper/dinner). There may be some organizing for a nightjar field trip immediately following this.

 Saturday Field Trips: Meet in the Travelodge parking lot at 6:30. Field trips will be lead to Linn, Bourbon and Crawford Counties. There may be some straying into neighboring counties and there may be some "figuring it out as you go" based on conditions caused by the weeks rain! 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 El Charro Restaurant, 2503 S Main St, Fort Scott at 6:30 p.m. This restaurant is across the parking lot from the Travelodge.   

Sunday: Meet in the Travelodge parking lot at 6:30 a.m. for field trips. After a ˝ day of birding, mainly closer to Fort Scott, we’ll have a box lunch (sandwiches, veggie option available – please indicate your desire for this option on the registration form) and compilation of the birds seen on all the field trips. The compilation will be in Shelter House #1 at Gunn Park, 1010 Park Ave on the west side of Fort Scott. To get there, get on Main Street in downtown Ft Scott, drive west on 8th Street to Heylman St. (a T in the road - turn left.) Drive south on Heylman to Park Ave and turn west into Gunn Park. Shelter House #1 is the first one just shortly after entering the park. Click here for a map of Gunn Park. View of Shelter #1

Alternative directions to Gunn Park: From the hotel parking lot, turn right (north) on Main (Hwy 69). Turn left (west) on 23rd street. (Just before McDonalds). Follow 23rd street to the stop sign at Horton. (Fort Scott Community College John Deere Facility sits at that corner). Turn right (north) on Horton. Follow Horton to 9th Street. Turn left (west) on 9th Street, Go 2 blocks to stop sign on Burke Street. Turn left (south) on Burke Street 1 block. You will see a water tower & water treatment plant. Turn right (west) at water treatment plant and drive into the park.

Accommodations:  A block of rooms has been reserved at the Travelodge, 2505 US-69, Fort Scott KS, 620-955-4283 (South side of Fort Scott). Be sure to mention the Kansas Ornithological Society (KOS) block. Rates have been quoted at $69.24/$80.78 room rate (1 bed/2 beds). The room block expires May 9th but don’t wait!

Other housing options can be viewed online - click here.

Camping: Camping is available at Gunn Park, 1010 Park Ave, Fort Scott, on the west side of Fort Scott. Gunn Park is a city park along the Marmaton River. To reserve a camping spot call Diane at City Hall, 620-223-3566. Camping spots are available for a nominal fee.

Registration Form, KOS Spring Meeting, May 10 – 12, 2019
Fort Scott, Kansas

I (we) plan to attend the 2019 KOS spring meeting
Address __________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _____________________________________________________________
Phone _______________________ E-mail_______________________________________
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Registration Fee $15/person                                                         _______ $_________
Sunday lunch (sub sandwiches) $10/person                                 _______ $_________
Surcharge for payment received after April 30th $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 April 30th will have a surcharge of $10.00 per person.

No Cancellation Refunds after April 30th.
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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