RBA, Vancouver BC, September 11/00

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Mon Sep 11 22:56:21 PDT 2000


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Monday, September 11, 9:30pm update.

Species mentioned:

Green Heron
Ring-necked Duck
Turkey Vulture
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Sandhill Crane    - Hwy 17 & Hwy 99
Pacific Golden Plover
Wandering Tattler
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit    - Robert's Bank Jetty
Red Knot - Robert's bank
Baird's Sandpiper
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper    - Iona, Reifel Refuge
Stilt Sandpiper    - Robert's Bank Jetty
Ruff - Iona
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Heermann's Gull
Common Nighthawk    - Richmond
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Nashville Warbler

The featured birds are RUFF and SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER.

Sightings for Monday, September 11:
The juvenile RUFF was again seen on the northeast and southeast sewage ponds
at Iona Island. Also present was a SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER.

Another SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER continued to be seen in the West Field at
Reifel Refuge.

Two MARBLED GODWITS were at the southwest corner of the Robert's Bank coal
port jetty, along with 3 RED KNOTS and 1 STILT SANDPIPER.

One SANDHILL CRANE was at the junction of Highway 17 and Highway 99.

Two COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were hawking insects over Gary Point Park in Richmond.

 Sunday, September 10:
A juvenile RUFF was seen at the northeast pond at Iona Island along with 2
STILE SANDPIPERS. The WANDERING TATTLER was again seen at about the 2.5
kilometer mark along the south jetty. A HORNED LARK was also on the jetty
and 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS were at the tip. A RING-NECKED DUCK was in the outer
pond.

Two HEERMANN'S GULLS were seen on the breakwater of the Robert's Bank
Marina.

A MARBLED GODWIT was at the southwest corner of the Robert's Bank Jetty.

Langley's Heritage Park had 1 TURKEY VULTURE and a GREEN HERON.

There was a NASHVILLE WARBLER at Ranch Park in Coquitlam.

Two PEREGRINE FALCONS were over Colony Farm.

Saturday, September 9:
The season's first SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was seen in the West Field at
Reifel near the tower. Also in the area were 2 STILE SANDPIPERS, a
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, and a MARBLED GODWIT.

A PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER was at the Compensation Lagoon on the Tsawwassen
Ferry Jetty.

In a pond in Elgin Heritage Park in South Surrey there were 3 STILT
SANDPIPERS.

The Iona sewage ponds had 4 STILT and 3 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS as well as a BANK
SWALLOW, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was at Iona Beach, and 2 HORNED LARKS were
along the South Jetty.

A MARBLED MURRELET and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW were at Blackie Spit.

An AMERICAN KESTREL was on the Robert's Bank Jetty and a HEERMANN'S GULL was
at the Compensation Lagoon on the Ferry Jetty.

Friday, September 8:
The REEVE was seen between 4:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon in the West Field
at Reifel, along with a STILT SANDPIPER and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.

5 RED KNOTS were on the southwest corner of the Robert's Bank coal port
jetty.

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

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