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About COS


 

About COS

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About COS


 

About COS

Founded by professional ornithologists in December 1912, Chicago Ornithological Society promotes the appreciation of birds and the restoration of bird habitat in the Chicago region. We aim to increase public awareness, knowledge, enjoyment and conservation of birds. Everyone is welcome to join us, whether you are a beginner, an experienced birder, or have an interest in conservation and restoration of bird habitat.

COS is a also founding member of Bird Conservation Network, a coalition of 21 organizations (Audubon chapters, bird clubs, and conservation organizations) sharing an interest in the conservation of birds.

We are a registered 501(3)(c) non-profit organization engaged in promoting the appreciation of birds.  We offer education programs, recreational bird watching opportunities, and habitat restoration projects in the Chicago region. 

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Board of Directoros


Board of Directors

Board of Directoros


Board of Directors

COS currently has 14 board members, 4 of which are officers.  Officers are elected at the annual meeting each December. There are 7 committees.  Members are welcome to join committees and fill any open spots on the board.  If you're interested, please contact us!

 

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2019 Board of Directors

Officers:

Carl Giometti - President

Lindsay Wilkes - Vice President

Edward Warden - Treasurer

Katy Krigbaum - Secretary

 

Directors:

Stephanie Bielke

Chris Michalek

Christine Williamson

Lawrence Krutulis

Jeff Skrentny

Dan Lory

Aerin Tedesco

Amanda Tichacek

Jill Niland

 

Committee Chairs:

Conservation Committee Co-Chairs:  Jill Niland and Christine Williamson

Membership Committee Chair:  Fran Morel

Field Trip Committee Chair Co-Chairs:  Jill Niland and Aerin Tedesco

Programs Committee Co-Chairs:  Katy Krigbaum and Chris Michalek

Media Committee Chair:  Lindsay Wilkes

Editor of The Chicago Birder:   Nancy Tikalsky

 

COS’s representatives to the Bird Conservation Network:

Carl Giometti, Nancy Tikalsky and Christine Williamson ; Jill Niland - alternate 

 

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