Welcome to some of our favourite links.
Allan Brooks Nature Centre, in Vernon, BC
BC Lake Stewardship Society
Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia
High Rim Trail Association
Kamloops Naturalist Club
Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club
The Mission Creek Greenway
North Okanagan Naturalists, in Vernon, BC
Okanagan Basin Water Board
Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program
The Okanagan Xeriscape Association is a non-profit organization providing in-depth information on xeriscaping. Check out their website for a searchable Okanagan plant database to help you find the best plants for your garden’s conditions; classes and workshops about water-wise gardening and much more.
Oliver Osoyoos Naturalists’ Club, with members from both Oliver and Osoyoos, BC
Osoyoos Desert Society, in Osoyoos, BC
Shuswap Naturalist Club, in Salmon Arm, BC
South Okanagan Naturalists’ Club, in Penticton, BC
Southern Interior Forest Region – for maps and information
Other BC resources
BC Field Ornithologists
Birding in BC
, also known as the Federation of BC Naturalists
Nature Vancouver, in Vancouver, BC
Royal BC Museum
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC)
The Wilderness Committee, particularly their periodic reports
International resources, mainly birding
50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make, a resource from a company that produces playground equipment. Thanks, Charlie and Charlotte.
Backyard Bird Watching: The At-Home Audubon Guide, despite the name, a resource from a commercial organization. Thanks, Colleen.
Birds of North America, a YouTube channel
Birdwatching Guide for the Whole Family. Thanks, Tyler.
Beginners’ Guide to Bird Watching, a resource from an American home improvement company. Thanks, Lily.
Bird Life International
Bird Watching with Kids. Thanks, Colleen.
Birds in the Chimney: Identification, Prevention, & Removal. Thanks, Emily.
Complete Guide to Bird Watching, a British resource. Thanks, Peter.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Back Yard. Thanks, Angela.
Dendroica, a guide to identifying Western Hemisphere birds, complete with pictures, songs, and calls.
Helpful birdwatching tips, a PDF from Birdlife Australia. Thanks, Colleen.
Homeowners Guide to Identifying Birds, a resource from a commercial organization. Thanks, Tracy.
How to Make Perfect Hummingbird Food. Thanks, Emily.
How to photograph birds. Thanks, Colleen.
Mobile apps, from a nature travel company. Thanks, Colleen.
State Birds of the states in the USA, a site found by Peyton, a site visitor. A similar Canadian list is here.
Young Birder’s Backyard Guide, great basic birding and ornithology info for kids and beginners. Thanks, Brittany.
What to take when you go birding, from a California birder. Thanks, Colleen.
World Birds – for the joy of birding, a site that provides birding information and offers the opportunity to purchase equipment through Amazon. Of particular interest are articles on attracting orioles and hummingbirds. Thanks, Garth.
International resources, other than birding
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The IUCN red list of endangered species, world-wide
IUCN’s Species Survival Commission
Plants that Attract Pollinators. Thanks, Emily.