Travelling the US Great Basin with Lee Harding

Zoom presentation Wednesday, 15th February 2023

Ferruginous Hawk. Photo: Lee Harding

Reminder for BCFO members: the next in our very popular series of birding travel presentations will take place on Wednesday, February 15th. This time we’ll join Lee Harding on his travels through the US Great Basin, visiting some great birding locations.

More details on the Zoom series are linked below.
For overview of series: <https://bcfo.ca/zoom-presentations-schedule/>
For event details and descriptions: <https://bcfo.ca/upcoming-zoom-presentations-topics-dates-presenters-details/>

Also, coming soon to your email inbox will be the invitation and Zoom link to register for this presentation. Look out for it!

White-faced Ibis, Summer Lake State Wildlife Area, Oregon. Photo: Lee Harding

Birding Panama with Gary Davidson

Zoom presentation Wednesday, 18th January 2023

Rufescent Tiger-Heron. Photo: Gary Davidson

Reminder for BCFO members: The next in our very popular series of birding travel presentations will take place on Wednesday, January 18th. This time we’ll join Gary Davidson on a 10 week birding trip to Panama.

More details on the Zoom series are linked below.
For overview of series: <https://bcfo.ca/zoom-presentations-schedule/>
For event details and descriptions: <https://bcfo.ca/upcoming-zoom-presentations-topics-dates-presenters-details/>

Also, coming soon to your email inbox will be the invitation and Zoom link to register for this presentation. Look out for it!

Plain Xenops. Photo: Gary Davidson

Great Backyard Bird Count

And not just in your backyard! <https://www.birdcount.org/>

Latest Accepted Records from the Bird Records Committee published

Discussion of Round 32 submissions to the Bird Records Committee was conpleted on 22 December 2022. Consensus decisions to “accept” were made for fourteen of the fifteen submissions for this round.

Photo: David Bell

To see the full report of those recently accepted records, follow the link here or use the drop down menu above – BRC Public > BRC Round 32 Apr to Nov 2022

Latest Accepted Records from the Bird Records Committee published

Discussion of Round 31 submissions to the Bird Records Committee has been completed. Consensus decisions to “accept” were made for ten of the twelve submissions for this round. A number of very rare birds for BC are included in this round, including the one pictured below.

Photo: David M. Bell

Check out the full report of these recently accepted records by following the link here, or use the drop down menu above – BRC Public > BRC Round 31. Nov. 2021 to April 2022, Accepted Records

December Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The December 2022 edition of BC Birding is now available in the Members Only section. (You will be emailed the URL if you’ve forgotten the password.)

This is a particularly full edition, including, in addition to the usual features, great photos and BCFO news:

  • Three pages of Avian Encounters
  • A Black Swift Project update
  • Trip notes from Spain and Australia
  • Good news about a tardy hummer
  • A rare spotlight on senior birders
  • Why anthropomorphism can be a good thing
  • UVic’s inter-university birding challenge

Print subscribers ($12 annually allows you to linger over the magazine in full-colour paper form) will receive their copy through the post in due course.

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Volunteer Opportunity

September Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The September 2022 edition of BC Birding is now available in the Members Only section. (You will be emailed the URL if you’ve forgotten the password.)

Included among the usual features are:

  • An extended fond farewell to Wayne Weber
  • The inaugural For Your Ears Only Column
  • A report on the Smithers conference – see what you missed!
  • A wonderful tale of eagle de-tangling
  • A Greater Sage-Grouse sighting of a lifetime
  • A double helping for bird photographers
  • Nine pages of BCFO and BC birding news
  • Four briefings on ornithological studies
  • Another update on BC paleo-ornithology
  • A Marbled Murrelet study report
  • And plenty more, plus some great photographs

PLUS an unexpected technique for attracting puffins and terns to your window feeder.

Print subscribers ($12 annually allows you to linger over the magazine in paper form) will receive their copy through the post in due course – and for the first time, it will be in full colour.

June Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The June 2022 edition of BC Birding is now available in the Members Only section. (You will be emailed the URL if you’ve forgotten the password.)

Included among the usual features are:

  • Updates on the Smithers Conference and AGM
  • Four pages of BCFO and BC birding news
  • Four unusual avian encounters
  • Five briefings on ornithological studies
  • Features on BC’s pterosaurs, newcomers to BC, BC’s Coastal birds, and vanishing Goshawks
  • Reasons why you’ve never seen a Connecticut Warbler’s nest
  • An addendum for serious listers
  • A useful tip for bird photographers
  • Reasons why people care whether Mrs Moreau might lose her warbler

PLUS an unexpected technique for attracting puffins and terns to your window feeder.

Print subscribers ($12 annually allows you to linger over the magazine in paper form) will receive their copy through the post in due course.

Bob Steventon, Featured Photographer #24  

Photo: Bob Steventon

BCFO is again pleased to present another of our ‘Featured Photographers’, #24 in this stimulating series.  Bob Steventon hails from Prince George.  See his story and images here.