VSO Speaker's Directory

A note about using this directory . . .

The directory is published each spring as a public service by the Virginia Society of Ornithology (VSO). It has been compiled from sources which indicate that the individuals listed have presented well-received programs to bird clubs and similar groups. Individual programs, however, are not reviewed or endorsed by the VSO. There is no charge to either the speakers listed or to the organizations or individuals requesting a copy of the publication. The directory is also available online at: http://www.virginiabirds.org/

The capsule comments inform you of each speaker’s specialty. When you contact a speaker, ask about fees. We believe that most will visit you for a modest honorarium or travel expenses; others for free; and a few for professional fees. Unless you are well-acquainted with the speaker, it is almost impossible to know his or her tastes and preferences. Therefore, in most cases, a gift or gift certificate is not an appropriate remuneration for a speaker. A check or cash helps defray traveling expenses or allows the speaker to donate the fee to a favorite project or cause.

Details concerning fees, length of program, travel arrangements, meals, equipment needed, overnight accommodations, and special considerations should be discussed at the time of initial contact with the speaker. Occasionally, contact information for a speaker changes during the year and some phone numbers and/or addresses may not be current. If you have difficulty reaching an individual listed in this directory, check the Speaker's Directory on the VSO Website for updated information. You may also contact the editor, Lesley Bulluck (see below). She may have received new information on the whereabouts of the person you are trying to contact.

The Virginia Society of Ornithology has no role in any arrangements concerning these bookings.

If you have a presentation you would like listed in this directory, or wish further information regarding its publication, please contact:

Russell Taylor
703-319-7880
gnatcatcher@gmail.com