The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls
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Sunday, May 4th, 2014!

10am till 3pm

Don’t miss your chance to see the new clinic and raptors

This is the only day SORCO is open to the public!!!!

Grand Opening Ceremony and Ribbon Cutting at 11am

In the presence of

The Honourable Judith Guichon, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia 

Plus Special Community Representatives!

Come and meet Houdini the Great Horned Owl and Pilot the Burrowing Owl!

  • • Tour the new clinic & facilities
  • • Meet “HOUDINI” and wish him a Happy 15th Birthday !!
  • • Visit the BURROWING OWL Facility and meet “PILOT”
  • • Visit Exposition & Educational Booths
  • • Kiddies Corner
  • • Silent Auction over 40 Items – All proceeds to buy equipment for the new clinic
  • • BBQ & Refreshments- by Donation
  • • Enjoy a piece of Houdini’s Birthday Cake

Entry by donation

Find us

8965 Hwy 97, Oliver, BC  (Located just north of Gallagher Lake) T: 250-498-4251 MAP (pdf)

Please watch for parking attendants as they will point you to the best parking locations.

Also note that the terrain at SORCO is dirt and gravel and can be difficult for some to navigate. Practical footwear is recommended and please dress for the weather.



Welcome to SORCO

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The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) is based in the South Okanagan. We are  a facility that rescues Owls and all Raptors! If you find ANY injured Owl, Eagle, Hawk, Falcon, Vulture or Osprey, please use the link to the right of this page.

Mission Statement

The conservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation and a focused promotional and education program which generates public interest and support for the preservation of this vital part of our natural inheritance.

Rescue – Rehabilitate – Release

You are the most important step in an injured bird’s potential recovery and return to the wild. The hazards which cause birds to enter our facilities are often a function of a changing environment. The injuries incurred by these birds are most often human related; and include being hit by a vehicle, electrical contact with power lines, poisoning and gunshot.

As human development continues throughout the Okanagan Valley the environment continues to change and habitat conditions for the wildlife become increasingly stressed. Wildlife rehabilitation is a hands-on conservation effort, and an opportunity to see firsthand the impacts we have had on our wildlife and our environment.

We are a non-profit organization that relies on your support to rescue and rehabilitate raptors. Thank you for your on-going support! Do you have an idea about fundraising or to help create awareness about our organization? Your suggestions are always welcome.

We are pleased to announce that Interior Health has graciously donated to The South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) a portable X-Ray machine and an incubator.

An outdated portable X-ray machine and incubator from the South Okanagan General Hospital and the Penticton Regional Hospital respectively have been donated to the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO). The equipment will assist with the care of injured and ill birds of prey and will be housed in the new clinic currently being built at SORCO. To complement the X-ray machine, SORCO is looking for additional donations to help develop the images, especially digitally.

SORCO would like to thank Interior Health for supporting the mission of SORCO by helping local birds of prey.

Join us for an Owl Release!

Several rehabilitated Great Horned Owls will find themselves released back into the North Okanagan. In collaboration with the South Okanagan Rehabilitation Centre for Owls (SORCO) and the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC) the young owls will be released at Bishop Wild Bird Sanctuary Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 6:00pm.

Interested members of the public are invited to watch, respectfully, the owl release which will take place at 12408 Coldstream Creek Road, by donation to SORCO. The release will be followed by a presentation at Allan Brooks Nature Centre on Birdfinding in British Columbia. (more…)

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