UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Compiled by Wayne C. Weber, August 2018
The following meetings and other events are those that take place in BC and immediately adjacent areas or that potentially include information on birds that occur in BC. Information on additional meetings is listed in the bimonthly Ornithological Newsletter at www.birdmeetings.org.
For most meetings, festivals and other events, the website is the main source of information, and registration can often be accomplished online as well. Wherever information can be obtained through a phone number or e-mail address, we have included these as well; if no contact information is listed, it can be assumed that none was provided by the organization, at least not on the date when this listing was compiled. It is usually not necessary to contact a particular individual, except for scientific meetings when one is interested in making a presentation. Names and contact information for individuals are listed whenever they are available.
For a detailed listing of birding festivals all over North America, please check the Cornell “All About Birds” website at this URL: https://www.allaboutbirds.org/birding-festivals .
Sept. 4– First WESTPORT SEABIRDS pelagic birding trip of the summer from Westport, WA. Westport Seabirds will be operating 9 trips in 2018 in September and October. For the trip schedule and other information, please check the website at http://westportseabirds.com .
Sept. 14-16– PUGET SOUND BIRD FESTIVAL, Edmonds, WA. For information and to register, check the festival website at http://www.pugetsoundbirdfest.org , or contact Jennifer Leach at the City of Edmonds Parks Dept. (phone 425-771-0227), or email her at email@example.com .
Sept. 15– First OREGON PELAGIC TOURS pelagic birding trip of the fall. Six trips are scheduled in September and October, plus one in December. Trips depart from Charleston or Newport, OR. For info and to make reservations, visit the webpage at
Sept. 16– PELAGIC BIRDING TRIP from Ucluelet, BC on the MV “Frances Barkley”, organized by Nature Alberta. Tickets may be purchased at https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nature-alberta-pelagic-trip-tickets-41032135221 . For additional info, questions, comments or concerns, please contact the pelagic trip coordinator, James Fox at NApelagic@yahoo.com
Sept. 20-23– FALL GENERAL MEETING, BC NATURE, Kelowna, BC, hosted by the Central Okanagan Naturalists. Full details are in the summer issue of BC NATURE magazine, check the BC Nature website later at http://www.bcnature.ca , or contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sept. 26-30– ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF WESTERN FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS at Ventura, California. For further details, check the WFO website at http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php .
Sept. 28-30– ANNUAL MEETING OF OREGON BIRDING ASSOCIATION, Garibaldi, OR (near Tillamook). For details and to register, check the Oregon Birding Association website: http://www.orbirds.org/ .
Sept. 28-30– First WINGS OVER WILLAPA FESTIVAL, hosted by Willapa NWR, Ilwaco, WA. For information, check the website at: https://friendsofwillaparefuge.org/wings-over-willapa , or contact Rebecca Lexa at email@example.com .
Oct. 5-7– 19th ANNUAL RIDGEFIELD BIRDS AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Ridgefield, WA (near Vancouver, WA). For information, check the festival webpage at https://ridgefieldfriends.org/events/birdfest-bluegrass , or contact the Friends of Ridgefield NWR by phone at 360-609-0658, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org , or by snail mail at PO Box 1022, Ridgefield, WA 98642.
Oct. 7-11– 25TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY, Cleveland, Ohio. For information, check the TWS conference page at http://wildlife.org/2018-conference/ .
Nov. 17-18– 23RD FRASER VALLEY BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL, Harrison Mills, BC. For information, check the festival website at http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca , send an email to email@example.com , phone 604-826-7361, or write the Mission Chamber of Commerce, 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC V2V 5X8.
Dec. 14 to Jan. 5 (2019)– CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNTS. For information on dates of counts and contact information for count organizers, check the BCFO website in November and December, or check the December issue of BC BIRDING.
Feb. 14-17– WINTER WINGS BIRDING FESTIVAL, Klamath Falls, OR. For information and to register, please check the festival website at http://winterwingsfest.org .
Feb. 25-28– ANNUAL MEETINGS, SOCIETY FOR NW VERTEBRATE BIOLOGY and THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY, WASHINGTON CHAPTER at the Great Wolf Lodge, Grand Mound, WA (near Olympia). For details, check the SNWVB website at http://thesnvb.org/annual-meeting ; registration info should be posted by November or December.
Feb. 27- Mar. 2– PACIFIC SEABIRD GROUP, 46th ANNUAL MEETING, Kauai, Hawaii, USA. For information and to register, visit the conference website at
Mar. 15-17– 17th ANNUAL WINGS OVER WATER NORTHWEST BIRDING FESTIVAL, Blaine, WA. For information, please check the website at https://www.wingsoverwaterbirdingfestival.com
or contact Debbie Harger (phone, (360) 332-8311; email, firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Mar. 22-24– 21st ANNUAL OTHELLO SANDHILL CRANE FESTIVAL, Othello, WA. For information, check the festival website at http://www.othellosandhillcranefestival.org , or contact the Grant County Conservation District at 1107 South Juniper Way, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (phone 509-765-9618).
Page updated 27 August 2018