UPCOMING MEETINGS & EVENTS
Compiled by Wayne C. Weber, August 2017
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.
Sept. 1-3– 31st ANNUAL OREGON SHOREBIRD FESTIVAL, Charleston, Oregon (near Coos Bay.) Field trips will include a pelagic trip, and featured evening speakers are Noah Strycker and Paul Bannick. For information and to register, visit the festival website at https://www.oregonshorebirdfestival.org/ .
Sept. 2– First WESTPORT SEABIRDS pelagic birding trip of the fall season from Westport, WA. This is the first of 8 trips scheduled in September and October 2017. For information and to sign up for a trip, please visit the Westport Seabirds webpage at http://www.westportseabirds.com .
Sept. 2– First OREGON PELAGIC TOURS pelagic birding trip of the fall. Four trips are scheduled from September 2 through October 28, plus one in December. Trips depart from Charleston or Newport, OR. For info and to make reservations, visit the webpage at
Sept. 15-17– OREGON BIRDING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING, at the Malheur Field Station, near Burns, OR. For information and to register, check the OBA website at http://www.orbirds.org/2017annualmeeting.html .
Sept. 15-17– 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
Sept. 21-23– FALL GENERAL MEETING, BC NATURE, Vernon, BC, hosted by the North Okanagan Naturalists. For information and to register, visit the BC Nature conference website at http://www.bcnature.ca/fgm-2017-vernon/ , or contact the office at email@example.com .
Sept. 21-25– WASHINGTON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY ANNUAL CONFERENCE, Semiahmoo Resort, Blaine, WA. For information and to register, check the WOS website (http://wos.org/annual-conference/current-year ).
Sept. 23-27– 24TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY, Albuquerque, NM. For information, check the TWS conference page at http://wildlife.org/learn/conferences-2 .
Sept. 28- Oct. 1– WESTERN BIRD BANDING ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Cave Junction, OR. The meeting will be based at the Siskiyou Field Institute near Cave Junction. For information and to register, visit the website at http://www.westernbirdbanding.org/meeting_2017.html .
Oct. 6-8– 18th 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.
Nov. 8-12– RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION annual meeting, Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by HawkWatch International. For information, check the RRF website at http://www.raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences, or contact the chairperson, Dave Oleyar, by email at email@example.com , or by phone at (206) 972-0163.
Nov. 18-19– FRASER VALLEY BALD EAGLE FESTIVAL, Harrison Mills, BC. For information, check the festival website at http://fraservalleybaldeaglefestival.ca , send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org , phone 604-826-7361, or write the Mission Chamber of Commerce, 34033 Lougheed Highway, Mission, BC V2V 5X8.
Dec. 14 to Jan. 5 (2018)– 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. 21-24– 45th ANNUAL MEETING, PACIFIC SEABIRD GROUP, La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. For information and to register, visit the conference website at https://pacificseabirdgroup.org/annual-meeting .
Mar. 23-25– 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).
Apr. 5-8– HARNEY COUNTY MIGRATORY BIRD FESTIVAL, Burns, Oregon (near Malheur National Wildlife Refuge). For further information, check the festival website at http://www.migratorybirdfestival.com/ .
Apr. 9-14– 136th STATED MEETING, AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Tucson, Arizona (advance notice). For further information, check the AOS website at http://www.americanornithology.org/content/aos-2018-meeting .
Apr. 27-29– GRAYS HARBOUR SHOREBIRD FESTIVAL, Hoquiam, WA. For further information, check the festival website at http://www.shorebirdfestival.com/ .
May 7-13– WINGS OVER THE ROCKIES BIRDING FESTIVAL, Invermere, BC. For further information, visit the festival website at https://www.wingsovertherockies.org/ .
June 7-9– WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY annual meeting at the Chattanooga Convention Centre, Chattanooga, Tennessee (advance notice). For further information, check the WOS website at http://www.wilsonsociety.org/wilsonsoc/meetings .
Page updated 31 August 2017