Kentucky Ornithological Society

Past KOS Meetings

KOS Meetings - General Information
Upcoming KOS Meetings

Our four most recent KOS Meetings have been severly affected by conditions related to the COVID pandemic. Three could not be held live and in-person, including the spring and fall meetings of 2020, and the spring meeting of 2021. We scheduled and planned a normal in-person KOS Meeting for Septermber of 2021, but again conditions related to a COVID surge forced us to alter our plans and cancel all indoor meetings and events. At least attendees were able to gather for the fall field trips in a small return to normalcy.

And even during the three virtual meetings we still found a way to enjoy birds together. At the virtual meetings we highlighted many contributions from members and other volunteers, whose work made the meetings fun, exciting and informative.

KOS 2021 Fall Meeting Recap

The meeting activities were curtailed by a surge in COVID infections in the state and the area around Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park. All Indoor meetings and events were cancelled, but the planned outdoor activities did take place. These included group walks on field trips and a big sit.

This brief field report was provided by James Wheat.

"This weekend's KOS field trips were interesting and well worth the few raindrops we felt during the past three days. Eighteen members and four guests ventured into four counties in western Kentucky: Livingston, Lyon, Marshall, and Trigg.

We enjoyed visits to numerous places including Green Turtle Bay, KY Lake Scenic Drive, Jonathan Creek Embayment, KY Dam Village SRP, and various hotspots on the Land Between the Lakes, as well as the Dams. There were a few interesting gulls and shorebirds, and a nice array of passerines, particularly warblers."

The full weekend list of 129 species found, plus breakdowns by county, can be viewed by clicking the button below.

KOS Virtual Meetings

Follow the links below to enjoy days worth of archived presentations from our three virtual meetings.

KOS Virtual 2021 Spring Meeting

KOS Virtual 2020 Fall Meeting

KOS Virtual 2020 Spring Meeting