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.

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.

June Ryder and Michael Church – valued volunteers


Putting together the quarterly newsmagazine is a complicated and time-consuming job. Editors and authors get recognition in the newsmagazine, but some of the behind-the-scenes volunteers do not. June Ryder and Michael Church are two of these people.

Four times a year, these two dedicated volunteers take on the responsibility of ensuring that newsmagazines are mailed to members. First the printed copies are collected from the printers on West Broadway; then they are put into individual envelopes before being taken to the post office for mailing to members.


In 2011, June handled both the editor’s duties and the distribution. In 2015 when Clive Keen assumed the role of editor, June graciously agreed to continue with the distribution. Michael has been assisting with these duties. In addition, Michael is a regular contributor to the newsmagazine with his column, ‘Briefings’. After 10 years of service to the BCFO, June is moving on and is relinquishing the duties of newsmagazine distribution.

The BCFO Board of Directors wishes to offer our heartfelt thanks to June and Michael for their generous commitment of time to our organization. We wish them well!