With three directors stepping down in 2023, BCFO is seeking potential nominees to its Board of Directors from both within, and from outside its current membership.
Although BCFO membership is required for board members, we anticipate that non-members may have an interest in being active in the provincial ornithological community through engagement in BCFO at the director level.
Our organization not only manages the BC Bird Records program, but also publishes the refereed ornithological journal, British Columbia Birds. In addition it engages young birders through its annual Young Birder Awards.
Most members are keen birders, including both amateur birders and professional ornithologists. Annual listing reports are published in our quarterly news magazine BC Birding, and members participate in many citizen science projects such as the Breeding Bird Survey, Coastal Waterbird Survey, Nocturnal Owl Survey, and Christmas Bird Counts.
Our annual conference is held at a different location each year, focusing on bird-rich areas of the Province. Elections of Board members will take place this year at our conference in Vernon, BC, June 10, 2023.
BCFO strives to maintain representation of the entire provincial birding community by selecting members from varied regions of the province and of varied backgrounds. To ensure that the Board is inclusive of the diversity within the provincial birding community, women, Indigenous Peoples, Black and people of colour, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientation, gender identity or expression (LGBTQIA2S+), and others are strongly encouraged to apply.
To express your interest in being nominated, or to seek additional information, please contact Gary Davidson, BCFO president.
For current BCFO members, more details of the nomination process for directors is found at:<https://bcfo.ca/bcfo-members/https://bcfo.ca/bcfo-members/>