Manhattan, Kansas
May 3 - 5, 2024

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KOS Spring Meeting 2024 will be headquartered in Manhattan with field trips to Riley, Pottawatomie and Geary Counties. NOTE: Compilation will include sightings from these three counties only. Please share your eBird Check-lists with KSOrnSociety. The infamous big check-lists will be available Friday and Saturday evening and at the Sunday compilation. Any sightings from these three counties on Friday, May 3 through Sunday May 5 will be included.

Headquarters: We aren't designating any specific hotel as a headquarters.

Friday Evening: This will be a casual gathering time (6:30 to 8:30 p.m.) to meet and greet birding friends that you may not have seen for a few years and a chance to meet new birding friends. This will be held at Pottorf Hall on the Riley County Fairgrounds, 1710 Avery Ave, Manhattan. There will be snacks and refreshments and a time to find out who is leading Saturday field trips in which directions.

Saturday and Sunday Field Trips: Meet at 6:30 a.m. at the Flint Hills Discovery Center parking lot. (Geary County Field Trip will meet at Sapp Brothers Truck Stop, located just off I-70 Exit 295 at 6:30 a.m. Saturday.) Sunday Field Trips will be shorter and stay closer to Manhattan. More information and signup for field trips will be available at the Friday evening gathering.

Saturday Evening: Meet back at Pottorf Hall (1710 Avery Ave, Manhattan) for pizza and great conversation/camaraderie and see who had the best sightings of the day. NOTE: The cost for the pizza is included in your registration. There will be variety of pizzas available, both meat and meatless, from AJ's NY Pizzeria.

Sunday Compilation: Compilation will be BYOL (bring your own lunch). We will meet around 12:30 at Shelter #1 at the Tuttle Creek Outlet Park.

Accommodations: There are MANY hotels in Manhattan. The ones closest to the Saturday/Sunday gathering point include Hilton Garden Inn, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Candlewood Suites but there are many other choices nearby.

Camping: Camping is available at Tuttle Creek State Park.

Early Birding: Chuck Otte is willing to lead folks on early bird birding, Friday May 3rd, around the Geary County/Milford Lake Area. Contact Chuck at cotte@twinvalley.net if you are interested.


Registration Form, KOS Spring Meeting, May 3 5, 2024

Manhattan, Kansas

I (we) plan to attend the 2024 KOS spring meeting


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

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

No registration refunds for cancellations after April 25th.


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 2024 KOS spring meeting. (Registering on line, or submission of this form electronically indicates your acceptance of these conditions.) 




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