Wildlife

A white-tailed fawn rests in a clump of grass. (Design Pics)

COVID-19 not leading to increased wildlife, you just have more time on your hands: biologist

People have had more time to actually notice the critters that usually turn up in the spring

A white-tailed fawn rests in a clump of grass. (Design Pics)
The Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is underway in its 14th year of population control of non-migratory Canadian Geese. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)

Goose egg addling underway in Okanagan

Program enters its 14th year to help control populations of non-migratory Canadian Geese

The Okanagan Valley Goose Management Program is underway in its 14th year of population control of non-migratory Canadian Geese. (Tyler Olsen/Abbotsford News)
This Barred Owl was roosting on a willow trusting his camouflage from people, crows, magpies and mobbing songbirds. (Chris Siddle)

Get Outdoors! Who’s who in the Okanagan Owl world

An in-depth look into owl species spotted in Vernon, Silver Star and beyond

  • Apr 14, 2020
This Barred Owl was roosting on a willow trusting his camouflage from people, crows, magpies and mobbing songbirds. (Chris Siddle)
Bigfoot? Footprint near Lumby examined

Bigfoot? Footprint near Lumby examined

Wildlife experts weigh in on Vernon woman’s photo taken near Shuswap Falls

Bigfoot? Footprint near Lumby examined
(WildSafe BC photo)

Cougar caught on camera in Lake Country

A Lake Country resident caught a cougar prowling near their home

  • Apr 8, 2020
(WildSafe BC photo)
This owlet, named Hope through social media, was rescued near Martin St. and Main St. in Penticton. He is approximately four weeks and will be in the care of SORCO for another 30 days. (SORCO Facebook)

SORCO rescues ‘Hope’ the owl, their first of 2020

The organization is experiencing a large decrease in the number of injured birds being reported

This owlet, named Hope through social media, was rescued near Martin St. and Main St. in Penticton. He is approximately four weeks and will be in the care of SORCO for another 30 days. (SORCO Facebook)
Peli the endangered American White Pelican is on the mend in Burnaby after becoming injured by a fishing line hook in Oliver, last year. (Supplied)

Light at the end of the tunnel; wildlife group looking to reunite ‘Peli’ the pelican with flock

The endangered bird was injured by a fishing hook in an Okanagan lake, abandoned by flock last fall

Peli the endangered American White Pelican is on the mend in Burnaby after becoming injured by a fishing line hook in Oliver, last year. (Supplied)
A Kelowna woman wants to warn people about a large pack of coyotes in the Dilworth area. (Black Press Files)

Video: Kelowna woman warns of large pack of Coyotes on Mount Baldy

Dominika Wolfe says as many as seven coyotes are often seen on the trails behind her house.

A Kelowna woman wants to warn people about a large pack of coyotes in the Dilworth area. (Black Press Files)
The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)

Trout ‘doing quite well’ at Kootenay hatchery after otters, who ate 150 fish, relocated

River otters had been pillaging a moat outside the facility for months, gobbling up about 150 trout

The moat at the Kootenay Trout Hatchery near Cranbrook, where a group of pesky river otters were fishing for meals in the summer of 2019. (Courtesy of Owen Schoenberger)
Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)

Ten poisoned eagles rushed to veterinary hospital in Nanaimo

Eagles stricken after eating flesh of euthanized animal at Nanaimo Regional Landfill

Tina Hein of the Raptor Rescue Society holds an eagle that was rescued after it ate poisoned meat on the weekend. The bird is one of several that were being released from care at Island Veterinary Hospital on Tuesday morning. (Chris Bush/News Bulletin)
This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)

B.C. cub that woke early from hibernation taken to sanctuary

Yearling was taken to Northern Lights Wildlife Society in northern B.C.

This yearling, now re-located up north, was spotted up a tree in Trail two weeks ago. This was one of many sightings called into BC Conservation the last week of January. (Submitted photo)
A Vernon resident spotted a wolf stalking deer at Adventure Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 4. (Ron Gray photo)

PHOTOS: Wolf sighting in Vernon?

Resident Ron Gray said he spotted a wolf near Adventure Bay Tuesday afternoon

A Vernon resident spotted a wolf stalking deer at Adventure Bay on Tuesday, Feb. 4. (Ron Gray photo)
(WildSafe BC photo)

Juvenile cougar euthanized after stalking Kelowna residents

Warning: This story contains images that might be disturbing to some readers

(WildSafe BC photo)
Deer found entangled in lights in Kimberly, B.C. - Image- BC Conservation.

Deer freed in Kimberley after antlers get tangled up in Christmas lights

Conservation officers found the animal in distress and safely tranquilized it

Deer found entangled in lights in Kimberly, B.C. - Image- BC Conservation.
Glenn Gorham’s doorbell camera captured a cougar prowling around his Harbour Heights home at 1:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, according to a Facebook post shared in the Vernon and Area Community Forum. (Glenn Gorham)

WATCH: Cougar caught on doorbell cam in Vernon

Glenn Gorham shares footage of late-night visit from wild cat

Glenn Gorham’s doorbell camera captured a cougar prowling around his Harbour Heights home at 1:12 a.m. Monday, Jan. 27, 2020, according to a Facebook post shared in the Vernon and Area Community Forum. (Glenn Gorham)
The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)

Despite reports of decline, birds flocking to national parks in Canadian Rockies

Recent studies suggest overall bird population has slid by three billion since 1970

The yellow-rumped warbler tends to arrive on Vancouver Island in early March. (Black Press Media file)
A coyote takes a walk on Wood Lake on Jan. 19. (Photo - Nick Clements)

PHOTOS: Photographer Nick Clements captures Lake Country’s beauty

Lake Country was ranked as having the fifth-best weather in Canada by Macleans Magazine in 2019

A coyote takes a walk on Wood Lake on Jan. 19. (Photo - Nick Clements)
A young bobcat took up residence in a Salmon Arm couple’s bird coop and had to be scared out. (Jim Hilland photo)

VIDEO: Bobcat infiltrates Shuswap couple’s coop, feasts on fowl

Police officers credited for attempting to assist with animal’s extraction

A young bobcat took up residence in a Salmon Arm couple’s bird coop and had to be scared out. (Jim Hilland photo)
As ducklings can’t yet fly, they are vulnerable to cars when waddling towards water sources. (Peninsula News Review File)

Duck, duck, loose – how to help ducks stay safe on our roads

Why did the duck cross the road? To reach the nearest available water source, says SPCA

As ducklings can’t yet fly, they are vulnerable to cars when waddling towards water sources. (Peninsula News Review File)
Glyphosate herbicide is applied to a logged area after seedlings are replanted. (Doug Pitt/Natural Resources Canada)

B.C. forest ministry cutting back on use of herbicide glyphosate

Faster-growing seedlings, need for aspen to provide moose winter feed

Glyphosate herbicide is applied to a logged area after seedlings are replanted. (Doug Pitt/Natural Resources Canada)