Victoria Natural
History Society
Sharing a love of nature since 1944

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The Victoria Natural History Society (VNHS) formed in 1944 and currently has about 750 members. We are a volunteer-run organization. Members have developed their interest in nature in a wide variety of ways—some are professional biologists, others are students, most are amateur or volunteer naturalists. VNHS provides an opportunity for those interested in the natural world to come together to share their ideas and experiences.
The Victoria Natural History Society offers many field trips and presentations each month for its members. Note that while evening presentations are open to the public, field trips are designed for members. Guests may join for up to three trips, after which they are expected to join the Society. If you like what you see, please support VNHS by becoming a member and/or making a donation.
The primary objectives of the Society are:
  • To stimulate active interest in natural history
  • To study and protect flora and fauna and their habitats
  • To work with other societies and like bodies having interests in common with this Society.

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December 15, 2018
  • Victoria Christmas Bird Count

    December 15, 2018 @ 12:00 am - 11:30 pm
    Victoria, BC, Canada

    The Victoria Christmas Bird Count is on Saturday, December 15 this year. The BCVI 15 mile diameter circle is centred on the Marigold/Interurban area. Everyone is welcome! You don’t have to be an expert birder to participate. Novices will be teamed up with more experienced counters. If you are curious, interested, would like to see lists and pictures of the region’s winter birds, or just need more information, please check out  or look for more details in the latest Naturalist. Contact Ann Nightingale or 250-514-6450.

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December 16, 2018
  • Sidney/South Saltspring Christmas Bird Count

    December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 17, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
    Sidney, BC, Canada

    This Christmas Bird Count includes a circle north of the Victoria Christmas Bird Count. It includes Sidney, North Saanich and Central Saanich plus the area between Saanich Peninsula and Saltspring and a section of Mill Bay. For more details, check out Saanich Peninsula participants are to meet at the Panorama Rec Centre entrance at 8:00 for assignments, unless otherwise arranged. Contact Daniel Donnecke if you wish to participate or have questions at or (250) 744-5615.

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