RBA Vancouver, BC. October 16/00
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Tue Oct 17 09:34:23 PDT 2000
This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Monday, October 16th, 12:30am update.
CLARK'S GREBE [Iona Jetty]
Virginia Rail [Colony Farm]
American Bittern [Colony Farm]
Eared Grebe [Iona Ponds]
Greater White-fronted Goose [Stanley Park]
Cinnamon Teal [Iona Ponds]
Rhinoceros Auklet [Iona Pelagic]
Sandhill Crane [Surrey]
Turkey Vulture [Delta]
Peregrine Falcon [Iona, Blackie's Spit, Serpentine Fen, Tsawwassen Ferry
Rough-legged Hawk [Colony Farm]
Osprey [Blackie's Spit]
LITTLE GULL [Iona Jetty]
WANDERING TATTLER [North Arm Jetty]
Pectoral Sandpiper [Iona Ponds]
Surfbird [Grebe Islets]
Willet [Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty]
Black Oystercatcher [Tsawwassen Jetty, Point Roberts]
Parasitic Jaeger [Iona Jetty]
LONG-TAILED JAEGER [Iona Pelagic]
POMARINE JAEGER [Iona Pelagic]
Bonaparte's Gull [Iona Jetty]
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE [Iona Jetty]
Common Tern [Iona Jetty]
Anna's Hummingbird [West Vancouver]
PHILADELPHIA VIREO [Queen Elizabeth Park]
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD [Boundary Bay]
Northern Shrike [Deer Lake Park, Tsawwassen, Surrey]
Hermit Thrush [Queen Elizabeth Park]
SWAMP SPARROW [Campbell Valley Park]
Lapland Longspur [Iona Jetty]
White-throated Sparrow [Port Moody, Queen Elizabeth Park}
Great-tailed Grackle [Kelowna]
Crested Mynah [2nd & Columbia]
Featured bird is LITTLE GULL
Sightings for Monday, October 16th
In late reports for October 15th, the following birds were seen:
At Colony Farm, 4 VIRGINIA RAIL, an AMERICAN BITTERN and a ROUGH-LEGGED
At Blackie's Spit, an OSPREY and a PEREGRINE FALCON.
On October 16th, a CRESTED MYNAH was seen at 2nd and Columbia in Vancouver.
At the Iona Ponds were a PEREGRINE FALCON, an EARED GREBE, a PECTORAL
SANDPIPER and a late CINNAMON TEAL, while from the South Jetty a LAPLAND
LONGSPUR and 6 PARASITIC JAEGER were seen as well as a LITTLE GULL seen in
flight heading to the west.
The out of town GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE is still present in Kelowna
Sightings for Sunday, October 15th
In Campbell Valley Regional Park, a SWAMP SPARROW was seen, while in the
Green Timbers area of South Surrey, there was a NORTHERN SHRIKE.
An ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was seen on Pitcairn Place in West Vancouver. There
were 4 PEREGRINE FALCON at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty and a tan morph
WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen at the west side of the Iona Ponds under
nest box 17.
Sightings for Saturday, October 14th
A pelagic trip off Iona featured close looks at a juvenile LONG-TAILED
JAEGER, a POMARINE JAEGER, 4 PARASITIC JAEGER, 6 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS and a
WANDERING TATTLER, heard from the North Arm Jetty. At the Grebe Islets, at
least 200 SURFBIRD were seen.
In Queen Elizabeth Park, there was no sign of a PHILADELPHIA VIREO, but
there was an unidentified foreign species of finch in the same area that may
have escaped from the conservatory. Also in the park were at least 6 HERMIT
THRUSH and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW. Another WHITE-THROATED SPARROW
continues to be seen at a feeder in Port Moody. Details are provided with
the October 12th sightings.
Sightings for Friday, October 13th
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen between the Boundary Bay Airport and
adjacent greenhouses. In Queen Elizabeth Park, a bird fitting the
description of a PHILADELPHIA VIREO was seen in a birch tree east of the
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was seen in Deer Lake Park in Burnaby. 2 more NORTHERN
SHRIKE were seen on River Road in Tsawwassen. At Serpentine Fen was a
Sightings for Thursday, October 12th
In Port Moody, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW has been frequenting a feeder at 433
Culzean in the Glenayre area. The feeder is visible from the front yard and
the bird frequents the area under a red maple. The owner welcomes birders to
respectfully use the property to view the bird.
In Delta, over the Alex Fraser Bridge, was a TURKEY VULTURE.
Out of town, the GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE was still present in Kelowna.
Sightings for Wednesday, October 11th
In an additional report for October 10th, at the Iona South Jetty Tip, the
BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was again seen as well as 6 PARASITIC JAEGER, 5
LAPLAND LONGSPUR and a PEREGRINE FALCON at the ponds.
On October 11th, the Kittiwake could not be found among large numbers of
BONAPARTE'S GULL and COMMON TERN, but 5 PARASITIC JAEGER were present.
At the Tsawwassen Jetty were a WILLET and a BLACK OYSTERCATCHER. Nearby, at
the Roberts Bank Jetty, was a late CASPIAN TERN.
Out of town, in Kelowna, the GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE remains at the Orchard
Sightings for Tuesday, October 10th
In the sky over South Surrey were 10 SANDHILL CRANE, while over Stanley Park
were 225 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE.
Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert and good birding.
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