Welcome to the SONC website. If you have any suggestions please get in touch with Bob Handfield or Glenda Ross.

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.
  • Field Trips are generally made in the spring and fall.

If you missed the Club’s 60th Anniversary dinner and presentation you can watch the retrospective video produced by Club member Patrick Parenteau by clicking on the play link below (about 25 minutes).

Next Monthly Meeting

December: No monthly meeting as is usual for this month. Take part in a Christmas Bird Count instead.
Dec 18th - Penticton
Dec 27th - Vaseux (includes Ok Falls and Kaleden)
Dec 29th - Peachland
Dec 31st - Oliver-Osoyoos

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Thursday birding outings are back but on hold for December. Only participants who have proof of being fully vaccinated will be permitted to participate. Details will be emailed to all previous participants. To be included in the email list contact Wendy at: wendyastewartatshawdotca
We encourage everyone to continue to walk in nature and to post your sightings and photos on the SONC Facebook page.