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Welcome to the 8th annual Willamette Valley Bird Symposium! FREE and VIRTUAL!

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This year's symposium will feature a VIRTUAL day-long event bringing together professionals, students, and amateurs from the Willamette Valley and beyond. The 2022 symposium will be held virtually to ensure the safety of participants and broaden our audience. While things will be a little different this year, we are still offering great talks and opportunities for valuable conversations among bird enthusiasts of all ages and backgrounds. Highlights include talks from plenary speakers, student research presentations, and a virtual raptor show. So find your favorite place to nest, perch, or roost, and enjoy the symposium! To learn more about the event, visit our website at Willamettevalleybirds.org.

As always, our goal is to showcase work that reflects a diversity of avifauna and ornithological science.

Registration: The 2022 virtual event will be FREE and registration will remain open through the event.

What's new this year? What's different?  

A major difference to this year's event will be the number of featured plenary speakers. There will be MULTIPLE plenary talks again this year given by prominent ornithologists and bird lovers, including Dr. John Marzluff, Sara Wolman, and Dr. Liba Pejchar.

While we would love nothing more than to come together, our decision to make the event virtual this year reflects our responsibility to protect the health and wellbeing of our attendees and the general population during this pandemic. Due to the nature of the event, commemorative items will not be sold this year and the event will be free, with the option of donating to our local wildlife center and/or to the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium (see info below).

How will the symposium run this year?  The symposium will be held via Zoom. The first 1000 registrants will receive a Zoom link to access the event and will be able to interact with the event. Make sure to register ASAP, as participant overflow will be directed to YouTube, where you cannot directly interact with the event.

Ticket Options: There will be three ticket options when you register. You must purchase at least one ticket to be registered for the event. If you purchase donation tickets, you do not need to purchase a General Admission ticket too. You can purchase all 3 tickets (general admission and both donations) if you so desire. You will be able to register and make donations until the end of the symposium (1/29/2022 at 4:00pm PST). The ticket options are described in more detail below and more information is provided during checkout.

Donation to Chintimini: In lieu of a registration fee this year for attending the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, please consider donating to the Chintimini Wildlife Center, which serves Oregon’s mid-Willamette Valley! Chintimini Wildlife Center is located just north of Corvallis, and has been part of Willamette Valley Bird Symposium since 2016. Do you remember the raptor ambassadors? Please consider giving back to them!

Chintimini Wildlife Center's mission is to protect and celebrate Oregon's native wildlife. Chintimini treats the urgent and often life-threatening needs of animals harmed or orphaned by human activity through their Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, treating more than 2,000 injured and orphaned animals each year. The organization also aims to protect wildlife through education, with the belief that sharing their experience and knowledge with the community leads to better stewardship of local wildlife and the shared environment. Chintimini operates a wildlife center, nature center, and traveling educator program, offering guided tours, wild and virtual encounters with raptors and vultures, and youth education/summer camps. Donations will directly support the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, Raptor Ambassadors program, and Youth Scholarships.

*a one time 2.5% payment processing fee will be applied to donations by Eventbrite

*Donation tickets count as registering for the event. If you donate, you do not need to register under General Admission, too.


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Donation to Willamette Valley Bird Symposium: In lieu of a registration fee this year for attending the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, please consider donating to our organization! WVBS is entirely volunteer and student-run. Although costs are low in a virtual format, we hope to get back to hosting an in-person event in the near future. Your donation will help to cover costs associated with the symposium including speaker fees, venue costs, and catering.

*a one time 2.5% payment processing fee will be applied to donations by Eventbrite

*Donation tickets count as registering for the event. If you donate, you do not need to register under General Admission, too.

Prize Drawing: This year we will be offering prizes to those registered! There will be 10 winners announced throughout the day, who will each receive a signed copy of "In Search of Meadowlarks" by John Marzluff and a signed World Migratory Bird Day poster from Sara Wolman. All registrants will be entered in the drawings, with no additional purchase necessary. You may see a previous Raffle Ticket option when you go to register, but this is no longer active.

The World Migratory Bird Day poster, designed and signed by plenary speaker Sara Wolman!


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The latest book from plenary speaker Dr. John Marzluff. You can read more about the book here. Winners will receive a signed copy!


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The Willamette Valley Bird Symposium is a collaborative effort between students, researchers, and bird enthusiasts across Oregon. To learn more about the Willamette Valley Bird Symposium, visit our website!

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