Upcoming BC Field Ornithologists field trips


Last year the BC Field Ornitholgists two-day field trips re-launched with a fantastic May bird trip in Creston, BC. We are planning more two-day field trips for 2023. These member-led trips are free for BCFO members.

100 Mile House, June 23-24, 2023

This BCFO field trip will cover the 100 Mile House area on the expansive Cariboo plateau, where a few northern and eastern species mix with more common birds of the BC Interior. One day will focus on breeding warblers and songbirds in the rich forested habitats near Canim, Hawkins and Hendrix lakes. Possibilities include Black Tern, Spruce Grouse, Black Swift, Alder Flycatcher, Veery, American Redstart, Northern Waterthrush, MacGillivray's Warbler, Nashville Warbler, Magnolia Warbler, Blackpoll Warbler, and Tennessee Warbler (rare).

Another day will be spent exploring the marshes, grasslands, aspen parklands and burned areas near 100 Mile House, where Sandhill Crane, Sharp-tailed Grouse (rare), Wilson's Phalarope, Calliope Hummingbird, Black-backed Woodpecker, Red-naped Sapsucker, Mountain Bluebird, Clay-colored Sparrow, White-throated Sparrow, Vesper Sparrow, Yellow-headed Blackbird, and numerous waterfowl species breed.

This trip will be led by Paul Foth, BCFO board member and local 100 Mile House area birding tour guide.

To register as a BCFO member, visit BCFO.ca.

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