Out of Canada’s 16 breeding species of owls, 14 occur annually in British Columbia. They range in size from the insectivorous Flammulated Owl to the dog-nabbing Great Horned. Owls have always intrigued humans and indeed there are many things that make them unique. This lecture aims to highlight some of the distinctive features of each species, including habitat concerns, and even a few sound-effects!
Russell Cannings is an avid young birder from the Okanagan who has worked as a field biologist throughout British Columbia for the last 10 years. In 2013 he published his first book, “Birdfinding in British Columbia,” drawing on some of his experiences from setting a new “Big Year” record for BC when he saw 373 bird species in the province in one calendar year. He is currently attending Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo where he hopes to acquire a high-school-teaching degree. He is also a regular birding-guide for “Avocet Tours,” and runs the BC Bird Alert—a province-wide blog on the latest rare bird sightings.
Friday March 14th 2014
Presentation 7:00 pm
Doors open at 6:00 pm
Come early to check out our aquariums and touch tanks. Tickets include admission to the station. Gourmet snacks and treats will be available before the presentation.