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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.

March 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.)

Information on the Smithers Conference and AGM, including the pre-conference trip, can be found, along with registration processes and a hotel list. Other contents, in addition to the usual features, include:

  • This year’s set of listers’ tables
  • Christmas Bird Count Highlights
  • Golden Eagles in the Rocky Mountains
  • Palaeo-ornithology in BC and South Africa

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

December Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The latest edition of the quarterly newsmagazine is now available online in the Members section of this website. Revel in some superb bird photographs by members and read about:

  • The extraordinary influx of rarities this fall
  • Latest BCFO information
  • The final flourish of the Young Birders under Melissa Hafting
  • Local and international trip reports
  • Some unexpected avian encounters
  • All the usual features
  • –And for listers, instructions on how to get your updated lists into the Spring edition

Hard copy subscribers ($12 annually allows you to read the magazine in peace without electronics) will receive their copy through the post in due course.

September Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The September edition of BC Birding is now available via the Members area.

This 36-page edition includes numerous reports covering the Golden Conference and a complete listing of the birds seen on the various conference field trips. Also included is new information on a two-day –- make that three-day — trip to the Bella Coola Valley and Anahim Lake, to take place on May 16–18, 2020. There are also some surprising avian encounters; news on the further exploits of our Young Birders; two articles on Numenius, and all the usual columns and superb photographs. Hard-copy subscribers will receive the printed edition in due course.

June 2019 Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The latest edition of BC Birding is now available via the Members area.

This 26-page edition includes a reminder of the Golden Conference for those who have not yet registered plus an updated description of the field trips on offer. There is also a front-page quiz, some BCFO news, a tale from one of our Young Birders of a first pelagic trip, some advice for birders whose hearing is not quite what it used to be, five special features, and all the usual columns and superb photographs. Hard-copy subscribers will receive the printed edition in due course.

March 2019 Edition of BC Birding Now Available

The March 2019 edition of BC Birding is now available via the members’ area.
This 40-page edition includes some BCFO news and notices; details of the 2019 AGM and conference in Golden; Listers’ Corner; a cautionary but compelling tale from one of our Young Birders; reports on birding in the Amazon and Arizona, more than two dozen fine photographs from members; some pleasing Avian Encounters; and all the usual features. Hard-copy subscribers will receive the printed edition in due course.