SORCO Open House Success Story

Volunteers
The annual Open House at SORCO was an outstanding success. Nearly 2,000 people visited the Raptor Rehab Centre on Sunday May 7th. This was by far the most attendance in the 29 year history of the organization. Thank you for your kind donations at the gate, at the BBQ and the bids at the Silent Auction. All of the donated funds go directly towards bird care. Also a special note of appreciation to the many event sponsors, donors and vendors. It could never happen without your generous support. Congratulations and a huge thank you to our Manager Dale Belvedere and all the ...

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SORCO Hill slide damage

“The Day the Earth Moved!” Hill Slide Corrective action was quickly taken to prevent any future problems. One of our generous supporters, Kon Kast Products, heard about our issue & donated several large concrete barriers to stop further serious damage. Kon Kast delivered the barriers to SORCO & then MJ Excavating from Oliver created a large berm between the hill & the Clinic. They placed the barriers on top of the berm to make a significant protective shield. This solution will prevent any further damage & provide a safe work environment. New ...

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Global News Report – Public warned to leave Penticton owl nest alone

Check out the Global News Article on the Penticton Park Great Horned Owl nest here

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SORCO Annual Open House

Dear Sorco Member: "On behalf of the Sorco family, I'd like to sincerely thank you for your generous support this past year. We hope you will join us at our upcoming OPEN HOUSE." - Dale Belvedere, SORCO Manager SORCO is located at 8965 Hwy. 97 North, Oliver (10 km. South of OK Falls)

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December 2016 Newsletter

Residence Renovations The SORCO residence has recently received major improvements to the heating system. Accent Fireplace Gallery in Penticton donated a high efficiency wood burning stove; Valley Comfort donated the chimney; Westminster Rentals donated scaffolding; and White Knight Heating performed the installation. Many thanks to Greg, Don and the companies involved. MARK YOUR CALENDARS ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE - Sunday May 7th-2017 We are already preparing for our 29th Annual Open House. Don’t miss the only day we are open to the ...

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The “Patsy” Story

A mature Great Grey Owl was found on the side of the road near Fintry. Its face was covered in blood and it could not fly. Pat, a local resident, called SORCO and a volunteer courier was dispatched to collect the bird and transport it to the Raptor Rehab Centre near Oliver “Patsy” in SORCO Rehab Centre This big bird only weighed 960 grams, had a damaged wing and was very weak. The SORCO clinic team put together a rehab plan and a month later she weighed 1.5 kilos & proved she could fly & hunt. Time to go home! She was then transported back to a ...

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The “Tribute” Story

Andra of Killiney Beach, just North of Fintry, was out hiking & she noticed a Bald Eagle down in a gully & it was having difficulty flying. She recognized this bird was in serious distress. She called the Conservation office but they were occupied & unable to assist in his capture. Andra called SORCO & they gave her instructions of what to do. She called the North Westside Fire Department & they were able to capture the Eagle safely. Ray Putnam, a SORCO Volunteer Courier, drove to Killiney Beach & started the transport chain that took the beautiful bird ...

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Red Tailed Hawk – Public Release

SORCO received 100 injured raptors in 2015, one of which was "Pete" the red tailed hawk. Read about his story here.

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Spring Newsletter

Get the highlights about what we've been up to! Message from SORCO Manager, Dale Belvedere, interesting statistics, and learn about our latest visitor! Download the PDF

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SORCO Vandalized

Media Release: Friday, June 19, 2015 (Oliver, BC) Sometime during the night of June 6th or the early morning of June 7th, someone broke into the SORCO property forcing open the front gate. “There was no evidence that the person(s) entered the main buildings,” said SORCO manager Dale Belvedere. “However, the individual(s) did get into the food centre where we raise rats as live food for the raptors. We know that, because two days later most of the rats were dead.” The police confirmed the break-in and are following up on the investigation. A pathology test ...

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