Western Field Ornithologists is pleased to announce the availability of a youth scholarship for the WFO 2016 Conference to be held in Humboldt County, California from 28 September through 2 October.

The scholarship is open to youths between the ages of 12 and 22, with six scholarships for youths in Grades 6 through 12, and two scholarships for collegiate youths working towards a Bachelor’s degree.  The annual WFO conference is a four day event that includes scientific presentations, workshops, field trips, experts’ sounds and visual identification panels, and social activities.  The conference offers the opportunity for motivated youths to meet those who earn their living and/or volunteer in field ornithology, bird conservation, biology and other distinguished fields.  For further details and conference registration (opening 12 June) visit

The scholarship application process is now closed.

Youth Scholarship Recipients for the WFO 2015 Conference

WFO occasionally provides competitive scholarships to help young people who are interested in field ornithology attend birding trips or conferences. The Pasadena Audubon/WFO Youth Scholarship Fund was created to honor the memory of Mike San Miguel, a key contributor to and beloved friend of Pasadena Audubon and WFO. Applicants must be members of Western Field Ornithologists and residents of western North America.

All students in Grades 6 through 12, who attend our conferences, automatically receive a scholarship waiver of the $95 conference registration fee.

The funds for our scholarships have been generously donated by:

  • Pasadena Audubon Society – Primary Sponsor
  • Sierra Foothills Audubon Society, CA (2015)
  • WFO Members

WFO Billings, Montana conference scholarship recipients (left to right, back row first):
Wyatt Egelhoff (NM), Tyler Hartlauer (WA), Elisa Yang (CA), Isaac Denzer (OR),
Austin Young (ID), Ryan Andrews (CA)