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To: L Rockwell
Of: Summerland, British Columbia, Canada
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L Rockwell
Summerland, British Columbia, Canada

Been birding for 35 years and the warden for the Trout Creek Ecological Reserve in Summerland since 1982. Past president of the South Okanagan Naturalist Club, participant in annual Christmas bird counts, owl and bird breeding surveys and the BC Breeding Bird Atlas, studying a population of Gray Flycatchers for 18 years, occasional wildlife technician for bird studies and contributing nest records to the BC Nest Record Scheme since 1980. I also conduct a Birding For Beginners course for local college and Parks and Recreation department. The Summerland area is approximately 50 km from Kelowna to the north and 15km from Penticton in the south. It is an area of dry forest and agriculture. Water birding is confined to the shores of Okanagan Lake, primarily during migration and the winter.

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