On Sunday, May 5 from 10am - 3pm we will once again be opening our doors to the public, for this day only. Come and tour our facilities, learn more about raptors and our ecosystem, and meet our staff and volunteers. While you're here, enjoy a BBQ and silent auction! All proceeds go to bird care.
SORCO is very excited and proud to release a documentary which was recently produced locally by ET2Media Communications, from grants provided by TELUS and The Pumpkin Hill Foundation. Find out who, what, where, when and why SORCO exists, and the important role Raptors play in maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
SORCO is currently in need of volunteers to transport injured Raptors (Owls, Eagles, Hawks, Osprey) in the following areas: Vernon, Kelowna, Peachland, Summerland & Penticton. Please visit our Volunteer tab for more information or email [email protected]
NO CALLS PLEASE.
"Jasper" the Northern Hawk Owl has made a speedy and exceptional recovery and it's time for us to release him. He will be released not far from where he was found on Sunday Oct.01 at Mission Creek Regional Park at noon. Come say good-bye to this rare and beautiful bird.
Drive East on KLO Road, cross over Mission Creek, turn Left on Hall Road, then left into the Park across from Sutherland Hills Rest Home.
Houdini is throwing a Halloween party and you're invited!
Jasper is a Northern Hawk Owl. They are common in northern BC however do come south in the winter. Unfortunately he side swiped a car on Monday in Kelowna.
Thank you Tri lakes and BCSPCA Veterinarian hospital for assessing his injuries for us, which are minor and a full recovery is expected. They are not nocturnal so are awake all day and sleep at night they have 3 distinct songs which he sings constantly. Keep checking for his progress and release.
September 17th - Wine & Appies for $20 at Liquidity Winery - tickets are limited and all proceeds go to SORCO.
The Raptor Rehab Centre
SORCO Members & visitors are invited to the 2017 Annual General Meeting
Date: Sunday July 23rd
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon
Place: SORCO Raptor Rehab Centre
8965 Hwy. 97 North, Oliver
(10 km North of Oliver)
(10 km South of Okanagan Falls)
The agenda will include a brief review of the accomplishments & results of the past year & a presentation of plans for the future.
This will be followed by a tour of the rehab facilities.
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 ...
“The Day the Earth Moved!”
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.