[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for October 9, 2013
contopus at telus.net
Thu Oct 17 07:32:34 PDT 2013
Here is the latest Vancouver RBA transcript. I'm not sure why it was
not sent out at the
same time as it was posted to the Nature Vancouver website, but here
it is anyway.
This is Nature Vancouver's Bird Alert for Wednesday, October 9th,
sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited in Vancouver and North Vancouver.
If you wish to report a rare, unusual or interesting bird, please
phone the main number
at (604) 737-3074, press "2" for the rare bird reporting line, and
the instructions given there.
Apology: The last bird alert transcript had a late submission of
a GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE. There was
confusion over the sighting and location. It only appeared on
Nature Vancouver's bird alert line, not online. I made
the assumption that the observer had described the location
properly. The sighting really should not have been
included as it was 9 days old and not verified. My apologies for
any inconvenience. = : ) - Julian
Wednesday, October 9
The BLUE JAY previously reported from MacDonald Beach has moved to
Balaclava and Celtic Ave, Vancouver.
A LONG-TAILED DUCK, 4 WESTERN GREBE and 4 PIGEON GUILLEMOT were
seen at Kloochman Park in West Vancouver.
A PECTORAL SANDPIPER was seen at Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby.
A BLACK-NECKED STILT was on the beach at White Rock.
A SNOW BUNTING, a LAPLAND LONGSPUR and 3 AMERICAN PIPITS were seen
at the Iona Regional Park jetty
2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW (the first reported for the season) and a
LONG-EARED OWL were banded at Colony Farm, Coquitlam.
The first NORTHERN SHRIKE to be reported for the season was at
Burnaby Lake Regional Park, Burnaby.
Tuesday, October 8
The GREAT EGRET was still hanging around the Pitt Lake marshes.
Monday, October 7
2 RED KNOTS and a GOLDEN PLOVER sp. were at the foot of 96th St at the
Boundary Bay dike.
3 RUDDY SHELDUCK still present at the lagoon in Boundary Bay Park
in Tsawwassen (12th Ave.)
1-2 WESTERN SCRUB-JAYS were still being seen near 221 St. &
Dewdney Trunk Rd in Maple Ridge.
Sunday, October 6
An AMERICAN DIPPER was seen at the Yew Lake wetland at Cypress
Provincial Park, West Vancouver.
3 PIGEON GUILLEMOT, 2 JAEGER sp., 1 WESTERN MEADOWLARK were seen
at Lighthouse Park in Point Roberts, Washington
200 SNOW GEESE were seen at Boundary Bay dike and 72nd Street, Delta
77 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE, 2 BLUE PHASE SNOW GOOSE and 100
CACKLING GOOSE seen at south end of 34th St. in Delta, near Brunswick
A RED-THROATED LOON was seen from the Tsawwassen ferry causeway.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was still present at Vanier Park,
A late MAGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER was seen at Iona Regional Park, Richmond.
Saturday, October 5
A PALM WARBLER was still present at Iona Regional Park, NW sewage
A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen at west beach in White Rock.
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was still present at Burnaby Lake
Regional Park (meadow area next to conifer loop)
Friday, October 4
A GREAT EGRET is still being seen at Pitt Lake from the causeway, also
a WESTERN MEADOWLARK
was seen near the observation tower there.
2 PALM WARBLER along with a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW at the sewage ponds
at Iona I., Richmond
A YELLOW WARBLER and a WILSON'S WARBLER were also at Iona
Thursday, October 3
A RED KNOT and 1 juvenile AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER were reported along
SANDERLINGS, WESTERN and LEAST SANDPIPERS at Boundary Bay in Delta.
Wednesday, October 2
An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen hunting in Langley at 208th and Allard
Crescent near the Fraser River.
12,000 SNOW GEESE, 150 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, and 120 CACKLING
GEESE (3 with collars)
were seen at 34th and 33 A St in Delta near Brunswick Point.
Tuesday, October 1
6 COMMON TERNS were at the White Rock pier, White Rock.
An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was in a flock of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER at
the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay
12 SURFBIRDS were on the Grebe Islets off Kloochman Park in West
Sunday, September 29
30 SANDHILL CRANES were seen on Westham Island, Delta.
For a summary of extremely rare bird sightings throughout British
Columbia, check "British Columbia Bird Alert" at
A brief account of 31 of the best birding locations in the
Vancouver area can be found on the Nature Vancouver website at
If you have any questions about birds or birding in the Vancouver
area, please call Wayne Weber at 604-597-7201, Larry Cowan at
604-465-1402, or Viveka Ohman at 604-531-3401.
Thank you for calling the Vancouver Rare Bird Alert, and good
This message was prepared by Julian Hudson and forwarded by Wayne
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