Salmon Arm Bay Two-day Field Trip

September 9-10 , 2023

Solitary Sandpipers: photo by Paul Foth

Leader – Don Cecile of Salmon Arm

Registration – Paul Foth at gopishingbc at gmail dot com

Locations and Possible Species

Join Vernon birder Don Cecile for a 2-day exploration of the birds of Salmon Arm Bay. This shallow bay is the premier shorebird, grebe and gull site in the BC Interior, with annual surprising rarities. The trip will cover all of Salmon Arm Bay, including the pier. You can expect plenty of shorebird and waterfowl species. Past September species have included Hudsonian Godwit, American Golden-Plover, Sabine’s Gull, Franklin’s Gull and Common Tern. Birding will focus on shorebird species in particular.

How the Trips Work:

BCFO two-day field trips are member-led, but participants make their own arrangements for accommodation, food, and travel.

Day 1: all-day birding and then evening get-together at a restaurant to recap the day and tally species.

Day 2: morning birding, afternoon optional birding.

Carpooling is encouraged and will be arranged on the morning of Day 1.

Register at least two weeks in advance. The leader will give specific details of when and where to meet.

Membership in BCFO is required first.: If you are not a member, join or renew here:

Cost: no cost to members; fee to non-members = $30 i.e. cost of BCFO membership.