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.
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
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.
After two years of Covid delays we are delighted to confirm that Smithers will be the destination for our Annual Conference and AGM. Mark your calendars for 24 – 26 June 2022.
Detailed information on the conference, including field trip descriptions and special conference hotel rate, can be found here. or under the Events drop-down tab above. Registration opens early March. Further information on registration and payments will be posted when available. Additional field trips will also be added.
Reminder for BCFO members – the next in our very popular series of presentations by members for members takes place this coming Wednesday, 16 February. For a change of focus this time, we’ll be looking at BC’s Important Bird Areas program as it transitions to the Key Biodiversity Areas program.
Liam Ragan, the current Provincial Coordinator for Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas in B.C. is our presenter.