Vancouver, BC RBA, August 20

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Sun Aug 20 22:26:08 PDT 2000


This is the Vancouver, BC Bird Alert for Sunday, August 20, 10:15 pm update.

Featured birds are HEERMANN'S  GULL and THREE-TOED WOODPECKER.

Sightings Sunday, August 20

On a late report for Friday a THREE-TOED WOODPECKER was seen in Cypress PP
on the northwest section of the Yew Lake Trail.

Reported from the tip of the Iona Jetty were an adult HEERMANN'S GULL, adult
PARASITIC JAEGER and 100 COMMON TERN.

An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen on Sea Island perched on the airport fence.

Seen at Vancouver's Stanley Park were an OSPREY and a female COOPER'S HAWK
which lessened the local rat population by 1.

A MARBLED GODWIT was again reported from the compensation lagoon on the
north side of the Tsawwassen Jetty.

Friday, August 18

Reported from the Reifel Refuge were a WILSON'S PHALAROPE, an OSPREY and up
to 7 SANDHILL CRANES.  One of the 7 is the newly fledged offspring of the
resident pair.

A MARBLED GODWIT, BLACK OYSTERCATCHER and the WILLET were seen from the
Tsawwassen Jetty.

An OSPREY was observed hunting near Barnston Island.

Thursday, August 17

A HEERMANN'S GULL was sighted at Spanish Banks in Vancouver.

Out of town at the Cheam Wetlands RP east of Chilliwack was a GRAY CATBIRD
seen near the old mining equipment display.

Wednesday, August 16

At Colony Farm a BARN OWL was observed successfully hunting bats.

The Boundary Bay dike near the Mansion west of 96th was the location for 4
RED KNOTS and 5 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES.

>From the Iona Jetty came the report of 75 COMMON TERNS.  Also at Iona were a
juvenile RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and 2 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.

The MARBLED GODWIT and a BLACK OYSTERCATCHER were reported from the
Tsawwassen Jetty.

Tuesday, August 15

A MERLIN was seen hunting shorebirds near the Mansion west of 96th on
Boundary Bay.

Sunday, August 13

Reported from Point Roberts were 2 HEERMANN'S GULLS, a WESTERN KINGBIRD, and
a COMMON TERN. Seen from the Tsawwassen Jetty were the WILLET, a BLACK
OYSTERCATCHER, a MARBLED GODWIT, 1 WHIMBREL, and  6 BLACK TURNSTONES.

>From west of 96th on the Boundary Bay Dike a juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPE was
sighted.  Near the foot of 104th on the dike were 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPE and
a singing WESTERN MEADOWLARK.

At Blackie Spit along with the usual LONG-BILLED CURLEW were a GREEN HERON,
and  4 PURPLE MARTINS, 2 adults and 2 juveniles.

Seen on a hike up Mt. Cheam east of Chilliwack were 3 GREY-CROWNED ROSY
FINCHES, a SOLITARY SANDPIPER and a pair of AMERICAN KESTREL.

An OSPREY was observed hunting on the Fraser east of Scott Road.

A BARRED OWL was seen at Campbell Valley Park.

Out of town birders on the hunt for CRESTED MYNAS should try their luck at
Wylie & 1st in Vancouver.

Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert & good birding.

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