HOW YOUR DONATION BENEFITS BURROWING OWLS

Our program is growing each year and so are our costs

FEEDING HUNGRY CHICKS

FEEDING HUNGRY CHICKS

Our program is growing each year. So are our costs. With more owls we need more food and care for the birds, both for our breeding centres and in the field. Burrowing Owls do best when they are fed mice. You might be surprised to know that each owl can eat 2 mice a day. These cost just under $1.00 each. This year we’ll have over 120 owls to feed at our BC Wildlife Park facility alone. With 3 facilities our food budget for a year is over $200,000!

With more owls raised and released each year our program’s success is growing. Each year more owls return to the breeding ground from migration.
Our goal is that one day there will be enough burrowing owls returning to raise their families in BC grasslands, that they will no longer need our help.

HOUSING BURROWING OWLS

HOUSING BURROWING OWLS

Building and maintaining breeding facilities is an expensive undertaking.
Volunteers assist in the daily chores maintaing the facilities with cleaning, weeding, and general upkeep. If you would to help on the annual working bee we always need volunteers.
Please consider a financial donation so we can purchase equipment and supplies that help provide a safe environment for captive birds.
BUILDING NEW NESTS

BUILDING NEW NESTS

Over the years we have learned a great deal about “burrow technology”. We have learned about selecting better materials, how to build better nesting chambers, how to place burrows for the safety of the birds and improve their hunting opportunities. Equipment, supplies and travel all cost $$. Please help by donating.
EDUCATING FUTURE GENERATIONS

EDUCATING FUTURE GENERATIONS

Imparting a knowledge and love of these beautiful birds is a key to their future success. A donation to the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society will provide for food, shelter and veterinary care for our little charges. Your contribution will also support the fieldwork for the owls (and their young) once they are released.

WAYS TO DONATE

Volunteer

Volunteer
We always need volunteer helpers.
Some of our volunteers care for the owls raised in our breeding centres. Many others participate in the annual field trips to release yearling owls and prepare burrows.
Still others spend long hours monitoring the birds in the field after release.
We also have helpers who keep records and organize events.


If you are interested in general volunteering please contact us bocsbc@gmail.com.

Become a Land Steward

Become a Land Steward
Most of our conservation work is done on private land.
None of this would be possible without the support and interest of landowners.
We are extremely grateful for their continued participation.
If you would like to donate land or participate as a partner in our conservation program, please email us bocsbc@gmail.com

Donate Resources

Donate Resources
We are a not for profit organisation and issue annual charitable receipts for donations. We are unable to provide receipts for second hand equipment as Revenue Canada has no way of assessing the true value.
However our operation frequently requires new building materials, office supplies, tools, transportation and field equipment.
If you are willing to donate any supplies, equipment, or resources please contact us.

Donate Online

Donate Online
We appreciate financial donations to help fund our important work.
The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC is a registered charity No. 86540 6177 RR0001
All donations will receive a charitable donation receipt for tax purposes.

Sponsor BOCS BC

We welcome sponsorship from private or public environmentally concerned groups. 

You can make a tax deductable donation online via Canada Helps.

Or you can donate by mail, by sending a cheque to the following address

The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC
500 Burrowing Owl Place
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T1
Canada

 

Become a member

Your membership is very important to us, to hundreds of returning Burrowing Owls, and to future hatchings.
Annual membership dues are $25 per person.
Membership is valid from April 1 through March 31.
As a member you will receive: The Pellet Post, our online newsletter E-mail notification of members’ special events, and volunteer work parties.

Leave a legacy

Remembering the Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC in your will provides a legacy that lives on.
Click here for suggested wording for your bequest.
Please let us know if you intend to create a legacy.

Donate by mail

Help Our Dreams Brochure
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Send a cheque by mail to:

The Burrowing Owl Conservation Society of BC
500 Burrowing Owl Place
Oliver, BC
V0H 1T1
Canada

About BOCS BC

We are a non-profit society concerned about the conservation of species and habitats in BC.

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