[Tweeters] VANCOUVER, BC BIRD ALERT -- APRIL 22, 2014

Julian Hudson vnhs_news at hotmail.com
Tue Apr 22 16:59:49 PDT 2014


This is Nature Vancouver's Bird Alert for Tuesday, April 22, 2014
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 follow the instructions given there. To post online go to
http://naturevancouver.ca/node/add/rare-bird-form. Please provide photos
whenever possible.


Migrants:
Flycatchers and Vireos along with more species of wood-warbler are
beginning to show.
Purple Martin are arriving.
Caspian Tern and Osprey are returning to their breeding areas.
Harlequin Ducks, Caspian Terns, Horned and Red-Necked Grebes, Brant
Geese, Black Oystercatchers, Common Goldeneyes, Surf Scoters continue
along the coast. Many grebe and loon in breeding plumage.


Sightings:

Tuesday, April 22
a CASSIN'S VIREO was reported singing near the mouth of the creek at
Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver.

two YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD, five CINNAMON TEAL and a CALLIOPE
HUMMINGBIRD were reported from Iona Regional Park.



Monday, April 21
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, a HERMIT THRUSH, one BLACK-THROATED GRAY
WARBLER and a

HORNED LARK were all seen at Burnaby Lake.

a pair of PURPLE MARTIN and 6 LEAST SANDPIPER were seen at Blackie Spit
in Crescent Beach.

three CINNAMON TEAL and three NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW were seen at
Pitt Lake marsh near viewing tower.

an AMERICAN KESTREL was seen along Thompson Road south of Pitt Lake.

a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER and a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER were seen at
Burnaby Lake Regional Park near the equestrian centre.

a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER was reported from east Richmond.



Sunday, April 20
two WHIMBREL were present at Iona Regional Park at the north side of the
south jetty.



Saturday, April 19
a CASSIN'S VIREO, several ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED
SWALLOW and a

flock of 15 BLACK OYSTERCATCHER were seen at Point Roberts, Washington.

8 TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, 1 BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, 10 ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER,

20 YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and a SOOTY GROUSE were
present at Burnaby Mountain in Burnaby.

27 AMERICAN PIPIT were counted at the Terra Nova Natural Area in Richmond.

a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER was heard and a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER has
been present for a few days at Hastings Park in Vancouver.

YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER and a HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER
were seen at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park.



Friday, April 18
at least a dozen COMMON YELLOWTHROAT were seen and heard, a SORA and a
VIRGINIA RAIL were heard at

Colony Farm Regional Park in Coquitlam.

three TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and two SANDHILL CRANE were seen near Grant
Narrows at Pitt Lake in Pitt Meadows.

a BONAPARTE'S GULL, one AMERICAN PIPIT and several ORANGE-CROWNED and
YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER were seen at Maplewood Flats Conservaton Area in
North Vancouver.

a NORTHERN GOSHAWK, a TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE and a SHARP-SHINNED HAWK were
seen at Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver.



Thursday, April 17
a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was seen with a flock of Canada Geese at
Brockton Point in Stanley Park.

a BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER along with ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were
seen at Pacific Spirit Park in Vancouver.



Tuesday, April 15
the two WESTERN SCRUB JAYS are still present in Maple Ridge. They were
both seen at York St and 119th Ave between Dewdney Trunk Rd and Lougheed
Hwy.

a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was reported from Maple Ridge at 230th Ave and
Dewdney Trunk Rd.



Monday, April 14
4 SHORT-EARED OWL, 1 BARN OWL along with 1,000's of shorebirds were seen
at Brunswick Point in Ladner.

2 MARBLED GODWIT and 1 WESTERN MEADOWLARK were seen at Boundary Bay
Regional Park near Beach Grove Lagoon.


***For reporting dates for rare birds please see,
http://naturevancouver.ca/VNHS
files/4/20080501_Reporting_Dates_for_Bird_Sightings.pdf

***For owl reporting guidelines please see,
http://naturevancouver.ca/sites/naturevancouver.ca/VNHS%20files/Reporting%20Guidelines%20for%20Owl%20Sightings.pdf



For a summary of extremely rare bird sightings throughout British Columbia,
check "British Columbia Bird Alert" at http://bcbirdalert.blogspot.com .

A brief account of 31 of the best birding locations in the Vancouver area
can be found on the Nature Vancouver website at
http://www.naturevancouver.ca/Birding_Birding_Sites .

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.


This message was prepared and distributed by Julian Hudson
(vnhs_newsAThotmail.com)



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