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.
BFCO is pleased to introduce Michael Force as the 23rd presenter in our esteemed ‘Featured Photographer Series’. Micheal is a life-time birder, long-time member of the BCFO, and stalwart of the BC Bird Records Committee. Perhaps best known for his world-wide seabird expertise, you will see here that he is also quite handy with a camera on land.
Discussion of Round 30 submissions to the Bird Records Committee has just been completed. Consensus decisions to “accept” were made for eight of the ten submissions for this round. Notable in this round is the first Canadian record for the species pictured below.
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 30 Jan. to Nov. 2021