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Club members meet every week for birding trips, and participate in annual birding counts.

Members meet every Friday to enjoy botany trips in the Okanagan.

Members meet every week for hiking trips. Check this page often for hiking schedules and notices.

The Central Okanagan Naturalists’ Club (CONC), based in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, is a group dedicated to the conservation and stewardship of nature in the central part of the Okanagan Valley.

CONC has active groups interested in birding, botany, conservation, education, hiking (in the spring, summer, and fall), and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing (in the winter). CONC holds monthly meetings with informative and interesting speakers. Many members participate on local, regional, and provincial bodies whose interests reflect ours.

CONC is involved with the Christmas Bird Count, the January Sweagle (swan and eagle) Count, and with the Okanagan Mountain Park Critter Count.

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To know nature and

keep it worth knowing

How to join us

Who are we?


The Conservation Committee meets monthly

Our Current Newsletter

Monthly Meetings

are held on the

second Tuesday of the month at 7:00 p.m.

Learn more


The Okanagan Bird Count

By Les Gyug

Past Newsletters are on

the About Us page

CONC Monthly meeting

On 2015 March 10, Chris Siddle, well-known Vernon birder, will present “A, B, C: Thoughts About Birding in 2015”.

His topics will include eBird, archiving bird sightings, breeding bird atlases, the amateur/professional interface, optics, photography, traditions in birding, etc.

Chris has been birding since he was about 10 years old, mostly in B.C. and Washington. Since his retirement in 2005, he has visited other US states, Panama, Peru, and Australia. He is presently writing accounts for the online Breeding Bird Atlas of British Columbia.

Upcoming CONC meetings are described here.

Membership Application

Membership brings you our monthly newsletter (Central Okanagan Naturalist), a subscription to the quarterly BC Naturalist from BC Nature (the Federation of BC Naturalists), and participation in trips and events.

Alternatively, send your membership application and dues to P.O. Box 21128, Orchard Park P.O.,

Kelowna, BC V1Y 9N8