International Collegiate Ornithological Network

The International Collegiate Ornithological Network (ICON) is an organization that aims to connect bird clubs at colleges and universities. It was founded in early 2014, and includes chapter organizations at many schools. These bird clubs not only indicate that the schools have an active body of student birders, but are an excellent resource for high schoolers looking to learn more about bird-related opportunities at that particular institution.

You can learn more about ICON by checking our their website or by visiting their Facebook page.

If you’d like to learn more about already-existing student bird clubs, you can contact these organizations directly. The chapter organizations of ICON are located at:

University of Washington

Oregon State University

University of British Columbia

Cornell University

University of California: Berkeley

Hampshire College

Michigan State University

Bowdoin College

Paul Smith’s College

College of William & Mary