Welcome to some of our favourite links

Okanagan/Thompson resources

Allan Brooks Nature Centre, in Vernon, BC
Grasslands Conservation Council of British Columbia
Kamloops Naturalist Club
Kelowna Nordic Ski and Snowshoe Club
The Mission Creek Greenway
North Okanagan Naturalists, in Vernon, BC
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, in Penticton, BC
Southern Interior Forest Region – for maps and information

Other BC resources

BC Field Ornithologists
Birding in BC
BC Nature logo, also known as the Federation of BC Naturalists
BC Parks
Nature Vancouver, in Vancouver, BC
Naturescape BC
Royal BC Museum
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC)
The Wilderness Committee, particularly their periodic reports

Alberta resources

Beaverhill Lake Nature Centre, in Tofield, Alberta
Calgary Field Naturalists’ Society, in Calgary, Alberta
Edmonton Nature Club, in Edmonton, Alberta
Nature Alberta, the Federation of Alberta Naturalists

Canadian organizations

Bird Studies Canada
Canadian Wildlife Federation
Important Bird and Biodiversity Areas of Canada
Nature Canada
Nature Conservancy of Canada logo
World Wildlife Fund Canada

American and other international resources

Bird Life International
State Birds of the states in the USA, a site found by Peyton, a site visitor. A similar Canadian list is here.
Conservation Northwest
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Dendroica, a guide to identifying Western Hemisphere birds, complete with pictures, songs, and calls.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The IUCN red list of endangered species, world-wide
IUCN’s Species Survival Commission
Young Birder’s Backyard Guide, great basic birding & ornithology info for kids and beginners. Thanks, Brittany.
Complete Guide to Bird Watching, a British resource. Thanks, Peter.

Birding listservs

bcintbird (BC Interior)
Tweeters (British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the USA)

Canadian National Parks

Banff National Park
Glacier National Park
Jasper National Park
Mount Revelstoke National Park
Waterton Lakes National Park
Yoho National Park

Eastern Grey Squirrels are in the Okanagan! Help identify and remove them!

Marbled murrelet by Alan Burger
Marbled Murrelet Photo: Prof. Alan Burger


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