Bird Science Olympiad (also called BirdSO) was founded in December 2020 by a group of enthusiastic and experienced Science Olympiad competitors and alumni with the mission of providing Science Olympiad students with a high-quality competition experience during a mostly virtual season. During its inaugural season, BirdSO hosted an online Mini tournament for both Divisions B and C, which saw 62 and 121 teams, respectively, from across the United States.

This season, we are hosting two invitationals: a virtual Mini tournament in December 2021 and an in-person, at-your-school Satellite tournament in February 2022.


Bird Science Olympiad strives to deliver a competition experience that is enjoyable in all aspects. Here’s what you can look forward to as a coach or competitor.

Tournament Directors


Finances for Bird Science Olympiad are handled by Southern California Science Olympiad, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit with the state of California. All profits from BirdSO tournaments during the 2022 season will be used to fund the 2022 National Tournament hosted by Caltech in partnership with Southern California Science Olympiad and Science Olympiad, Inc.