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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.

March Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The March 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 40-page edition includes, on top of ornithological briefings and musings, some notable avian encounters, and lots of great bird photographs:

  • Details of the upcoming Smithers Conference and AGM
  • Information on the post-conference trip to Terrace and Kitimat
  • News about resurrected BCFO short trips, starting with Creston
  • A guest editorial explaining why the Canada Jay must be our national bird
  • More birding news from many million years BC
  • Eleven pages of Listers’ Corner tables
  • Thoughts on the Merlin Sound ID app
  • More advice and suggestions on bird photography
  • How not to avoid being harassed by territorial Swainson’s Hawks

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

December Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The December 2021 edition of BC Birding is now available in the Members Only section. (You will be emailed the URL if you’ve forgotten the password.)

It is a shorter edition than some, but there’s still plenty of quality. Many thanks to all the contributors.

On top of BCFO news, ornithological briefings and the usual features are:

  • Notes from a new member (this can be a regular column)
  • A fun birding-knowledge quiz
  • Trip reports from Costa Rica and Flatiron
  • Birding news from, this time, 117 million years BC
  • More thoughts for bird photographers
  • More on Adam Dhalla’s ventures

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

September 2021 Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The September 2021 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 rich edition, filled with many superb photographs and a record-breaking number of substantial features. Well done to all the contributors.

On top of BCFO news, five ornithological briefings and the usual features are:

  • A great spark-bird tale
  • Two excellent reasons to rename 88 species of North American birds
  • Reports of birding in Nevada, Newfoundland and Paraguay, and closer to home in the Chilcotin and South Okanagan, and off Vancouver Island.
  • Birding news from 140 million years BC
  • Adam Dhalla’s latest venture
  • A sad tale of overheated birds
  • Results of BCFO sponsored research including a Golden Eagle double feature
  • Thoughts about “The BC Bird Trail”

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

June 2021 edition of BC Birding now available

The June 2021 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 are:

  • BCFO updates
  • Insights into birding in China, Quebec, the East Kootenays, and Vernon
  • The story of Adam Dhalla’s new cellphone birding game
  • The travails of the Prince George curlews
  • More evidence of ancient birds in the Peace Region
  • Plus some great photos, four briefings and all the other usual items

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

March 2021 edition of BC Birding now available

The March 2021 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 are:

  • Complete listing tables for 2020
  • A great idea for covid birding (see Gone Pishing)
  • Wise words on leucism and on Salmonella
  • Fossil bird tracking as an extreme sport
  • Four Birders’ Briefings
  • Trip reports from home and abroad
  • The first ID tune-up
  • And lots more

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

IMPORTANT NOTE. Details on the planned Smithers conference are included, but the decision to go ahead or cancel have NOT as yet been taken. Updates will be provided on the website and by email.

December 2020 BC Birding Now Available

The December 2020 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 rich edition including items on:

  • Upcoming BCFO Zoom presentations
  • Birding during COVID times
  • Bagging that rarity
  • Nest watching: Barn Swallows and Ospreys
  • Birding in The Congo
  • Northwest Crows and Green-winged Teal
  • Tracking Pleistocene Birds
  • Mexico as a winter birding destination

Plus all the usual features and some superb photography.  Print subscribers ($12 annually allows you to read the magazine in traditional form) will receive their copy through the post in due course.

September 2020 Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The latest edition of the quarterly newsmagazine is now available online in the Members section of this website. (If you’ve forgotten the password, the direct link will be emailed to all members shortly.)

This 36-page edition includes:

  • BCFO news
  • Thoughts on rare sightings
  • Reasons to visit the Creston Valley
  • Birding at Portugal’s Targus estuary
  • Abundant great photographs from members
  • –And all the usual columns and features

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

June 2020 Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The latest edition of the quarterly newsmagazine is now available online in the Members section of this website. (If you’ve forgotten the password, the direct link will be emailed to all members shortly.)

This 32-page edition includes:

  • The latest installment of Curlewmania
  • Reports of birding in Costa Rica, The Algarve and New Zealand’s subarctic islands
  • A tale of finding, at last, a Boreal Owl
  • A new feature: Bird Photographers’ Corner
  • Some initial annual reports, to whet the appetite for the Zoom AGM on June 25 (details are included)
  • All the usual features and some surprises

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