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Mission Statement:
"To provide a dynamic local focus for experiencing the natural world of B.C. and for promoting its conservation"
  • Indoor meetings are held on the 4th Thursday of the month, September to May (except for December) at 7:00 pm in the basement of the Penticton United Church, 696 Main Street (blue church on the corner of Main & Eckhardt). Please bring your own coffee mug ---- New members always welcome.

  • Our birding, wildflower, geology, social group meets every Thursday in the north parking lot of Cherry Lane Mall (north of Warren Ave. and east of Atkinson St.) at 9 AM (SPRING hrs).

  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.
Next Monthly Meeting
May 25/17
Speaker: Paul Preston - Mysterious Nightjars of the South Okanagan
Join Paul Preston, the WildResearch Regional Coordinator of BC Nightjar Survey as he gives a presentation about the mysterious nightjars of the South Okanagan and the conservation efforts aimed at helping them. Paul will talk about the biology of the Common Poorwill and Common Nighthawk and their populations in the South Okanagan. In addition, he will tell us all about the BC Nightjar Survey Program which is a citizen-led road-side survey program run for the past 6 years by WildResearch.
WildResearch was founded in 2010 by a group of six biologists and graduate students from Simon Fraser University. The group wanted to create a platform where biologists could contribute independently to conservation science. WildResearch’s first citizen science program was the Iona Island Bird Observatory, followed shortly thereafter by the BC Poorwill Survey (now the Nightjar Survey). Our Butterfly Monitoring was initiated several years later, along with a variety of workshops and events that brought our community together.
Action Needed Now
Please check out our "action needed now" section to see how you can help.
Conservation Committee News
The following document may be of interest to members. It deals with a proposal by the Provincial Government to change the way wildlife management is handled in BC.
South Okanagan Nature BOOKS book1
Okanagan Valley Birding Trail Guide
The "must-have" guide to the hottest birding spots in the Okanagan Valley. Thirty-two pages crammed with all the info you need to find birds in the Okanagan. With more than 320 species possible, the Okanagan has everything from ptarmigan to Sage Thrashers and lots in between.

Available now for only $4.00 plus postage & handling. To order click on books in the list above.
WELCOME to the 2016/17 Executive
President: Bob Handfield
Vice President: Lisa Scott
Treasurer: Colleen Emshay
Secretary: Marlene Hikichi (acting)
Directors: Myrna Bosomworth, Jerry Buzzell, Wendy Stewart, Jim Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Christine Anderson
I'm sad to announce that our secretary Margot Henny passed away on April 24th. A memorial to Margot will be in the next Honker. If you would consider helping out by taking on the secretarial duties please contact Bob or one of the Board members for more information.