Princeton 2012

22nd Annual BCFO Conference Princeton, BC – June 1 – 3, 2012

The 22nd Annual Conference will be held in the Princeton Auditorium at the Riverside Centre, located at: 148 Old Hedley Road, Princeton, B.C.

This year there will be not only one flat rate for the Conference, but also a rate for those wishing to attend only the Friday night ‘Meet & Greet’ and Saturday night Banquet. The cost for only the meet and greet and the banquet will be $50.00 per person, which does not include field trips or any other meals. The all-inclusive price for the Conference will be $150.00, including all field trips, the meet and greet, and the banquet. The meet and greet will include cheese, meat and veggie platters. A no-host cash bar will be open from 6:00 till 9:00 pm.  Breakfasts and lunches both days and the banquet will be held in the Princeton Auditorium at the Riverside Centre in Princeton.

Other Events:

  1. Birding field trips on Saturday and Sunday mornings.
  2. Annual general meeting and technical presentations on Saturday afternoon in the Princeton Auditorium.
  3. Guest speaker at the Banquet on Saturday night.
  4. 2012 Extension Trip

Princeton Conference Schedule


Conference fee is: $150.00 per person, including all activities as noted above. A registration fee of$50.00 is available for non-birders who wish to attend social events on Friday and Saturday evenings; see registration form for details. Attendance is limited to BCFO members and spouses/partners/family members. Non-members may join BCFO at the same time as they register for the Conference.

Registration Form and Liability Waiver (PDF)

Please complete both forms and mail w/payment to:

BC Field Ornithologists
PO Box 45507
Westside RPO
Vancouver, BC, V6S 2N5

Attendance is limited to BCFO members and spouses/family members. You may join BCFO at the same time as you register for the Conference. Please refer to our membership fees for details.

For information contact: Wayne Diakow

Transportation and Accommodation

Transportation to the conference and accommodation are up to the individual(s) to arrange.  Below is a list of local hotels, a link about those hotels, and campsites.

Hotels / Motels

  • Best Value Princeton Inn & Suites          250-295-3537
  • Sandman Inn                                       250-295-6923
  • The Villager Inn                                   250-295-6996
  • Countryside Inn                                   250-295-7464
  • Evergreen Motel                                   250-295-7179


  • Otter Lake Provincial Park (33 km NW of Princeton on Coalmont Rd.)
  • Allison Lake Provincial Park (28 km north of Princeton on Hwy 5A)
  • Princeton Municipal RV Park and Campground (2.8 km E of Princeton on Hwy 3)

Extension Trip – Northern Washington: Sagebrush, Pine and Oak.

Join Russell Cannings on a four day tour around Northern Washington in search of summer and resident birds in the forests, grasslands, hills and wetlands around northern Washington. A few of the target species include tri-colored blackbird, spotted owl, sage sparrow, sage thrasher plus some owl and hawk specialties

Read more about this trip