South Okanagan (Oliver) 2015

South Okanagan (Oliver) AGM Registration Now Open

Conference Registration Form download.

Conference and Extension Trip Waiver Form download.

Eastern Washington Extension Trip Registration Form download.

Below you’ll find a detailed outline of the AGM, full descriptions of the Two-day Pre-conference Field Trip, and the Eastern Washington Extension Trip with Charlie Wright.





Previously published materials

South Okanagan (Oliver) AGM, Conference & Extension
29 – 31 May 2015


2015 Extension Trip Outline

Extension Trip 2015 – Washington State, Okanogan to Columbia Basin

This year, the post-conference Extension Trip will be led by Charlie Wright, well-known Washington State birder, researcher, tour leader, eBird reviewer and member of the Washington Bird Records Committee. A preliminary overview follows, with only some of the great target birds we will be seeking.

Leaving Oliver after lunch on Sunday, May 31st, we will meet Charlie in Tonasket, giving us time to look for Short-eared Owl, Great Gray Owl, Williamson’s Sapsucker and Bobolink in the Tonasket/Havillah area before dark. Night in Omak.

On June 1st we will visit Moses Meadows/Lyman Lake Road (White-headed Woodpecker, Gray Flycatcher), Nespelem (breeding waterfowl), Grand Coulee Dam/Dry Falls (Chukar), Potholes Reservoir (Clark’s Grebe) and Othello (Burrowing Owl). We will stay the next two nights in Othello.

June 2nd we will travel southeast to Para Ponds (Tricolored Blackbird), County Line Ponds (Black-necked Stilt, American Avocet), Palouse Falls (Ferruginous Hawk, Grasshopper Sparrow) and possibly Lyons Ferry/Washtucna area for migrants. Night again in Othello.

The final morning (June 3rd) will take us northwest to Beezley Hills or Moses Coulee for sage specialties and a cleanup of targets missed heretofore. Tour ends mid-morning, giving participants time to head north back to the border.

Cost for the Extension Trip is $200.00 per person. Meals and accommodation are not included; motels will be suggested to registered participants and must be booked directly. Transportation from Oliver will be by car-pooling. Full details of the extension and registration forms will be published in the March issue of BC Birding.