RBA, Vancouver BC. September 15/00

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Sat Sep 16 00:11:37 PDT 2000


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Friday, September 15, 9:30pm update.

There will be a Raptor Workshop at Reifel tomorrow, Saturday, September 16,
starting at 0900. Bring lunch and outdoor wear. New area leaders are needed
for 2 areas.

Species mentioned:

Great Egret    - Bridon Lagoon, Langley
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night Heron
Osprey
BROAD-WINGED HAWK   - Vancouver
American Kestrel     - Iona
American Golden Plover
Pacific Golden Plover    - Tsawwassen Jetty
PIPING PLOVER
Black Oystercatcher
Willet
Wandering Tattler    - Iona Jetty
Marbled Godwit    - Tsawwassen Jetty, Robert's bank Jetty
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Ruff
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Glaucous Gull
Common Nighthawk
Bank Swallow

The featured birds are Broad-winged Hawk and Great Egret.

Sightings for Friday, September 15:
An immature BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen over Vancouver at Connaught Park,
which is at Vine and 12th.

A GREAT EGRET was at Bridon Lagoon in Langley.

The WANDERING TATTLER could still be seen at the 2.5-kilometer mark on the
south jetty at Iona Island, and an AMERICAN KESTREL was at the old outflow
pond.

One PACIFIC-GOLDEN PLOVER and 2 MARBLED GODWITS were at the compensation
pond on the Tsawwassen ferry jetty, and another MARBLED GODWIT was at the
southwest corner of the Robert's Bank coal port jetty.

Sightings for Thursday, September 14

An adult GLAUCOUS GULL was seen at the 3-kilometer mark at the south jetty
at Iona Island.

Three GREEN HERONS, 1 adult and 2 immature, were seen at the lagoon in
Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Wednesday, September 13

Reifel had 3 adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT HERONS, 1 OSPREY, 3 BANK SWALLOWS and
2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES.

Two juvenile GREEN HERONS were seen at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

Out of town a PIPING PLOVER, a first BC record was heard and seen over Swan
Lake near Vernon on September 10.

Tuesday, September 12

The juvenile RUFF was seen at the northeast sewage pond at Iona Island.
There were also 3 STILT SANDPIPERS in the same pond. One RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE and a PARASITIC JAEGER were off the south jetty and the WANDERING
TATTLER could still be found at the 2.5-kilometer marker.

At Reifel there were 2 SHARP-TAILED and 3 STILT SANDPIPERS. An AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVER was at the end of the Robert's Bank coal port jetty.

The Tsawwassen ferry jetty had 1 WILLET, 2 MARBLED GODWITS and 6 BLACK
OYSTERCATCHERS.

A juvenile GREEN HERON was in the display pond of Ambleside Park and another
GREEN HERON was at Bridon Lagoon in Langley.

In a late report for Monday, 2 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen over the 1900
block of Campbell in Port Coquitlam.

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

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