LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) - About 150 people are expected to gather in La Crosse next month for the state birding convention.

The Wisconsin Society for Ornithology Convention will be headquartered at Myrick Hixon EcoPark in La Crosse.

The convention will include bird watching field trips, bird walks, special speakers, a silent auction to support The Mississippi Valley Conservancy, and a convention banquet.

The group's 72nd annual convention will run from May 12 to May 15.