2014 Pemberton AGM & Conference
June 13 – 15
We’ve got a really great line up of field trips and speakers for this year’s AGM.
Check the BCFO Home Page for the detailed list of speakers for Saturday afternoon and the Banquet.
Saturday and Sunday morning are completely given over to field trips. To ensure the hottest sites are chosen from the huge number available: One Mile Lake, Pemberton Bluffs, Pemberton Meadows, Lillooet River Oxbows, Airport Road and Dykes, Duffy Lake Road, Lillooet Forest Service Road, and private areas not open to the general public, a team of BCFO members and local birders will intensively scout the locations in the week prior to the conference.
Link to local accommodations : http://www.tourismpembertonbc.com/accommodation/
If you are not currently a BCFO member but want to join us at the conference, you’ll find that the registration forms below include a line for membership.
Registration and Waiver forms for the conference and extension trip are available below in optional formats:
Pemberton AGM & Extension Registration & Waiver Forms
RegFormWaiverInclExtVer4Final (Word document)
Pemberton AGM & Extension Registration & Waiver Form
RegFormWaiverInclExtVer4Final (PDF document)
NOTE: Deadline for the Kamloops post-Conference Extension trip was May 1.
Below is a duplicate of the post first published on the Home Page in January 2014
This year’s BCFO AGM in Pemberton (June 13th – 15th) is going to be a great weekend in its own right, but we’ve also lined up some fantastic optional birding opportunities for members both before and after the conference weekend.
Extension Trip 2014
This year’s three-day Extension Trip, lead by Rick Howie will be focus on the grassland and higher elevation forest birds of Rick’s Kamloops home turf. Leaving Pemberton after lunch on Sunday, June 15th, participants will make their way to Kamloops, with a stop en-route for some Hat Creek birding. The extension will shift into high gear early Monday morning as daily excursions to key habitats start and return to our hotel “base camp” in Kamloops.
Provisional target species for the extension include: Flammulated and Boreal Owls, Boreal Chickadees, Swainson’s Hawks, Long-billed Curlews, Chukar, Lewis’s Woodpeckers, and Horned Larks. Participants will also have reasonable chances to see American White Pelicans, Northern Hawk and Great Gray Owls, Williamson’s Sapsuckers, Rock and Canyon Wrens, and Prairie Falcons.
Transportation will be car-pooling. Full details of the extension, including costs, hotels, and registration forms will be published in the March issue of BC Birding.
Pre-Conference Two-Day Field Trip
Lillooet will be the destination for members who wish to enjoy some excellent birding before the conference. A two day field trip will be offered for June 12th and 13th as one of our 2014 scheduled Two-Day Field Trips for Members.
BCFO members know from our 2007 AGM that Lillooet is an amazing place to go birding. Many of us who missed that opportunity won’t want to miss out in 2014. Hoped for species include: Dusky Grouse, Western Screech-Owls, Red-naped Sapsuckers, White-throated Swifts, Long-billed Curlews, and Rock Wrens. The trip will wrap-up early afternoon on the 13th, giving everyone plenty of time to drive to Pemberton for the AGM opening Meet and Greet.
Full details and registration forms for the AGM, and both trips will be published in the March issue of BC Birding.
2013 Sidney AGM Field Trip Species Lists
Species lists for each field trip have been compiled along with a combined list of species seen over the the whole weekend.
Click on the lists below to read and/or download your own copies.
Saanich Peninsula species list