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 Club, 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
BC Parks and BC Parks Foundation
Nature Vancouver, in Vancouver, BC
Royal BC Museum
Vancouver Avian Research Centre (VARC)
The Wilderness Committee, particularly their periodic reports
Williams Lake Field Naturalists
International resources, mainly birding
Guides and tips
Birdwatching Guide for the Whole Family. Thanks, Tyler.
Bird Watching with Kids. Thanks, Colleen.
Building a birdhouse and some birdwatching tips. Thanks, Hermann.
Complete Guide to Bird Watching, a British resource. Thanks, Peter.
Fun Facts About Hummingbirds and How to Attract Them, an American resource. Thanks, Sean.
Homeowners Guide to Birdwatching From Your Backyard From a company in North Carolina. Thanks, Steve.
How to Get Children Started with Bird Watching. A British perspective. Thanks, Hannah.
How to Get Into Birding – A Beginner’s Guide. A British perspective. Thanks, Claire and Danny.
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.
50 Bird Species and the Sounds They Make, a resource from a company that produces playground equipment. Thanks, Charlie and Charlotte.
Beginners’ Guide to Bird Watching, a resource from an American home improvement company. Thanks, Lily.
Dendroica, a guide to identifying Western Hemisphere birds, complete with pictures, songs, and calls.
Homeowners Guide to Identifying Birds, a resource from a commercial organization. Thanks, Tracy.
Mobile apps, from a nature travel company. Thanks, Colleen.
Birds in your yard
Backyard Bird Watching: The At-Home Audubon Guide, despite the name, a resource from a commercial organization. Thanks, Colleen.
Birds in the Chimney: Identification, Prevention, & Removal. Thanks, Emily.
Creating a Wildlife Habitat in Your Back Yard. Thanks, Angela.
How to Build Bird Houses, the perspective from the United Kingdom. Thanks, Courtney.
How to build a bird feeder. Thanks, Felicity.
Birding Resources for Beginners. Thanks, Felicity.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
How to photograph birds. Thanks, Colleen.
State Birds of the states in the USA, a site found by Peyton, a site visitor. A similar Canadian list is here.
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.
Resources, other than birding
Bees and Honey: Creating Pollinator Gardens. Thanks, Jenna.
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN).
The IUCN red list of endangered species, world-wide
IUCN’s Species Survival Commission
Mushrooms at home. Thanks, Rowan.
Plants that Attract Pollinators. Thanks, Emily.
Tweeters (British Columbia and the Pacific Northwest of the USA)