RBA Vancouver, BC -- Feb. 09/99
LarryCowan at compuserve.com
Tue Feb 9 23:49:15 PST 1999
This is the Vancouver, B.C. Bird Alert for Tuesday, February 9th, 11:00 pm
Featured bird is Ross's Goose.
Northern Saw-whet Owl
American Tree Sparrow
Sightings for Tuesday, February 9th
The ROSS'S GOOSE was observed at Coquitlam's Como Lake Park this morning
from 11:00 till at least noon.
Also seen in the Harbour Dr. area of Coquitlam was a BAND-TAILED PIGEON.
A BARN OWL was seen south of Port Kells off Harvey Rd. in Surrey.
From the foot of 12th in Tsawwassen's Boundary Bay Regional Park came the
report of 2 MARBLED GODWIT, 4 EURASIAN WIGEON and 5 GREATER YELLOWLEGS.
A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen north of 52nd & Hwy 17.
Monday, February, 8th
A SHORT-EARED OWL was seen at Boundary Bay Regional Park.
The SLATY-BACKED GULL was spotted at Burns Dr. & 88th in Delta.
In a field near River Rd. & 34th Ave. in Ladner were 1 MARBLED GODWIT in
the company of 2,000+ BLACK-BELLIED PLOVER and 8,000+ DUNLIN.
Reifel had a report of a NORTHERN SHRIKE.
Sunday, February 7th
An adult ICELAND GULL was discovered near the junction of 68th St. & 60th
Ave. in Delta. Also in the area was a PEREGRINE.
Other gulls of interest were 4 WESTERNS and an adult GLAUCOUS GULL seen in
the gull roosts along Burns Dr. in Delta. Also in the area were an
AMERICAN PIPIT and a PEREGRINE.
Another falcon of note was a GYRFALCON seen on the 1st hydro tower west of
52nd & Hwy. 17.
The eastern BLUE JAY was observed along with 15 RED CROSSBILLS from the
Inglewood and Ivywood Place neighborhood in Delta.
From Iona came the report of a WESTERN MEADOWLARK and not far away near
Ferguson Rd. on Sea Island was a NORTHERN SHRIKE.
The ROSS'S GOOSE was again reported from Coquitlam's Como Lake Park. The
bird was observed at approx 3:00 pm.
Saturday, February 6th
The SLATY-BACKED GULL was seen near Burns Dr. & 96th in Delta.
Two GLAUCOUS GULLS both 1st year birds were reported in a flock on 104th in
Delta about 1.5 km from Hwy 10.
Two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS were reported from the Reifel Refuge.
An AMERICAN TREE SPARROW has been frequenting a yard on Bath Rd. in the
Bridgeport area of Richmond.
The WILLET and 5 SNOW BUNTINGS were seen at the base of the Tsawwassen
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