Upcoming Events


Compiled by Wayne C. Weber, February 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 and on the BIRDNET website at http://www.nmnh.si.edu/BIRDNET/ornith/birdmeet.html .

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.


further information, please check the BCFO website https://bcfo.ca .

June 2– OKANAGAN MOUNTAIN PARK BIRD BLITZ. This annual survey of the birds of Okanagan Mountain Provincial Park near Kelowna has been held every year since 1993, except for two years after the huge 2003 wildfire. For information or to participate, contact the organizer, Les Gyug, at les_gyug@shaw.ca , or phone him at (250) 769-5907.

June 7-11– WASHINGTON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY annual conference, Hood River, Oregon. For information, visit the WOS website at http://wos.org/annual-conference/current-year .

June 7-9– WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY annual meeting at the Chattanooga Convention Centre, Chattanooga, Tennessee. For further information, check the WOS website at https://wilsonsociety.org/meetings/2018-meeting .

June 7-9– ASSOCIATION OF FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS annual meeting, jointly with Wilson Ornithological Society, at Chattanooga, Tennessee. For information, check the AFO website at: http://afonet.org/wp_english/meetings/ .

June 8-10 – BIENNIAL MOUNT ROBSON BIRD BLITZ. For information, contact Gail Ross at gailross1@telus.net, or Nancy Krueger at 250-563-7896.

June 15-17–  MANNING PARK BIRD BLITZ, Manning Provincial Park, BC  (based at Loneduck Campground on Lightning Lake). For information and to register, check the website at   http://hopemountain.org/programs/manning-park-bird-blitz-june-15-17-2018 . Inquiries may be made by email to La Vern at lklassen@hopemountain.org or by phone at 604-869-1274.

June 23– First WESTPORT SEABIRDS pelagic birding trip of the summer from Westport, WA. Westport Seabirds will be operating about 22 trips in 2018 from February through October. For the trip schedule and other information, please check the website at http://westportseabirds.com .

Aug. 19-20– ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, BC (in conjunction with the IOC). For details, check the society website at https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting

Aug. 19-26– 27th INTERNATIONAL ORNITHOLOGICAL CONGRESS, Vancouver, BC. This gathering of ornithologists from all over the world is a “must” for anyone with a scientific interest in birds. For information and to register, please visit the IOC website at http://www.iocongress2018.com .

Sept. 6-9– WESTERN BIRD-BANDING ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Fairbanks, Alaska, hosted by the Alaska Songbird Institute. For further information, check the WBBA website, http://www.westernbirdbanding.org, at a later date.

Sept. 14-16– PUGET SOUND BIRD FESTIVAL, Edmonds, WA. For information and to register (starting Aug. 1). 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 jennifer.leach@edmondswa.gov .

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 should be in the summer issue of BC NATURE magazine, check the BC Nature website later at http://www.bcnature.ca , or contact the office at manager@bcnature.ca .

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/) at a later date.

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 info@fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca , 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 https://bcfo.ca in November and December, or check the December issue of BC BIRDING.





Page updated 18 June 2018

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