Upcoming Events


Compiled by Wayne C. Weber

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.

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 .

June 1-2– OREGON BIRDING ASSOCIATION annual meeting, Portland, OR. For details and to register, please check the OBA website at https://oregonbirding.org .

June 14-16–  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-blitzjune-14-16-2019 . Inquiries may be made by email to Ashley Tyler at atyler@hopemountain.org or by phone at 604-869-1274.

June 15– First WESTPORT SEABIRDS pelagic birding trip of the summer from Westport, WA.
Westport Seabirds will be operating about 21 trips in 2019 from February through October. For the trip schedule and other information, please check the website at http://westportseabirds.com .

further information, please check the BCFO website https://bcfo.ca/2019-agm-golden-june-21-23

June 24-28– 137th STATED MEETING, AMERICAN ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY, Anchorage, Alaska. For further information, check the AOS website at http://www.americanornithology.org/content/upcoming-meetings .

Aug. 21-25– WESTERN FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS CONFERENCE (44th annual) at Albuquerque, New Mexico. For further details, check the WFO website at http://www.westernfieldornithologists.org/conference.php .

Sept. 13-15– 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. 22– PELAGIC BIRDING TRIP from Ucluelet, BC on the M.V. “Frances Barkley”, operated by WildResearch. For further information and to sign up, visit the WildResearch website at http://wildresearch.ca/training/news/pelagic-trip .

Sept. 29-Oct. 3– 26TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WILDLIFE SOCIETY, Reno, Nevada. For information, check the TWS conference page at http://wildlife.org/2019-conference .

Oct. 3-5– FALL GENERAL MEETING, BC NATURE, Pitt Meadows, BC, hosted by the Burke Mountain Naturalists. The venue will be the Pitt Meadows Golf Club, 1365 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows. For further information and to register, please check the Burke Mountain Naturalists website at https://www.burkemountainnaturalists.ca/2019-fgm-conference .

Oct. 4-5– BIRDS AND BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL, Ridgefield NWR, Ridgefield, WA (near Vancouver, WA). For information, visit the Friends of Ridgefield website (presently not functioning). A more complete list of events and registration info will be posted sometime this summer.

Oct. 27-30– Joint meeting of the WILSON ORNITHOLOGICAL SOCIETY and ASSOCIATION OF FIELD ORNITHOLOGISTS, Cape May, New Jersey, USA, hosted by the Cape May Bird Observatory. For details, check the society websites: http://www.wilsonsociety.org for WOS, http://afonet.org/wp_english/meetings for AFO closer to the conference date.

Nov. 5-9– RAPTOR RESEARCH FOUNDATION annual meeting, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. For further details, visit the society website at: https://raptorresearchfoundation.org/conferences/upcoming-conferences .

Nov. 6-9– 43rd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE WATERBIRD SOCIETY, Salisbury, Maryland, USA at the University of Maryland, Eastern Shore campus. For details, check the society website at https://waterbirds.org/annual-meeting .

Nov. 16-17– 24TH 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 (2020)– 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.





Page updated 31 May 2019

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