[Tweeters] Vancouver, B.C. Bird Alert - March 4, 2014

Julian Hudson vnhs_news at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 4 09:06:30 PST 2014


This is Nature Vancouver's Bird Alert for Tuesday, March 4, 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.



Birds still around as of:

Monday, March 3, the TUFTED DUCK still present with LESSER SCAUP at Iona
outer pond.

Sunday, February 23 a SWAMP SPARROW was still present near the
observation tower at Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary in Ladner.

Friday, February 21, the TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was still present at the
Beatty Biodiversity Museum on the UBC campus.



Weekly Sightings:

Monday, March 3
A trio of swallow species were seen off Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake; 2
TREE SWALLOW, 7 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, and a single immature BARN SWALLOW



Sunday, March 2
25+ swallows were seen at the Iona ponds; mostly TREE SWALLOW with at
least 4 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW



Saturday, March 1
a BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was reported from North Vancouver at Greycott Rd near
the intersection of Lynn Valley and Mountain Hwy. The bird only briefly
visited a few townhouse gardens.

1 GLAUCOUS GULL, 2 CALIFORNIA GULL, 1 HERRING X GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL
HYBRID and a COMMON RAVEN were seen at Deer Lake in Burnaby

2 TREE SWALLOW and 1 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD were seen at Piper Spit at
Burnaby Lake



Thursday, February 27
3 AMERICAN TREE SPARROW were found near the fenced-in electrical area
and 2 SNOWY OWL were seen roosting on the water tower of the large green
house farm on Boundary Bay dike, between 72nd and 64th in Delta.



Wednesday, February 26
a NORTHERN PYGMY OWL was heard at Maplewood Conservation Area in North
Vancouver.

2 TREE SWALLOW seen at Burnaby Lake



Monday, February 24
2 COMMON REDPOLL with a flock of PINE SISKIN were located on Cypress
Mountain along the Sidewinder Trail at the cross-country ski area.



Sunday, February 23
3 HORNED GREBE and several COMMON LOON coming into breeding plumage were
seen off of Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver.



Saturday, February 22
13 BLACK OYSTERCATCHER and a pair of HARLEQUIN DUCK were seen between
Second and Third Beaches at Stanley Park.

30+ COMMON GOLDENEYE, most on Lost Lagoon, some off seawall at Third
Beach in Stanley Park.



Friday, February 21
a YELLOW-SHAFTED FLICKER was seen at King Edward and MacDonald in Vancouver.



Monday, February 17
a MERLIN was seen hunting in Surrey near 106 Ave and 148 St.






***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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