RBA Vancouver, BC. September 2/00
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Sun Sep 3 07:54:43 PDT 2000
This is the Vancouver, BC Bird Alert for Saturday, September 2, 7:30 AM
Merlin - Maplewood CA
Black Oystercatcher - Tsawwassen Jetty
Willet - Tsawwassen Jetty (base)
Wandering Tattler - Iona Jetty
Marbled Godwit - Tsawwassen Jetty
Black Turnstone - Tsawwassen Jetty
Surfbird - Iona Jetty
Baird's Sandpiper - Iona pond NE
Stilt Sandpiper - Iona pond NE
Ruff (out of town)
Red-necked Phalarope - Pt. Roberts
VESPER SPARROW - Iona Jetty
LARK BUNTING (out of town)
Featured birds are WANDERING TATTLER, SILT SANDPIPER and VESPER SPARROW.
Sightings Saturday, September 2
The WANDERING TATTLER was again reported from the tip of the Iona Jetty. It
was also reported from a location along the north side of the Jetty a
distance from the tip. Eight SURFBIRDS were also reported from the tip. A
VESPER SPARROW was sighted feeding on the roadway just before the 1st
shelter. Observed on the NE pond at Iona were a STILT SANDPIPER and 8 BAIRD
A MERLIN was seen on the monthly bird survey at the Maplewood CA in North
Eight RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were sighted at Point Roberts.
The Tsawwassen Jetty was the location for the MARBLED GODWIT, a small number
of BLACK-TURNSTONES, 4 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS and the WILLET.
A GREEN HERON was reported from the Reifel Refuge.
Friday, September 1
A WANDERING TATTLER was observed from the tip of the Iona Jetty. On the
walk out 2 BLACK TURNSTONES were seen near the 2nd shelter and a LAPLAND
LONGSPUR by the 1st shelter. At the Iona ponds were a MERLIN and 2 BAIRD'S
>From the Tsawwassen Jetty came the report of the WILLET at the base, and
joining the MARBLED GODWIT at the compensation lagoon were 14 BLACK
TURNSTONES and a STILT SANDPIPER.
Thursday, August 31
On a trip to Cypress PP a GOLDEN EAGLE and a NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH were
Wednesday, August 30
A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was discovered in Stanley Park at the west end of
Lost Lagoon near the wooden bridge.
Out of town at the Tofino Sewage ponds was a RUFF. In the same location but
seen on Tuesday the 28th was a LARK BUNTING. For more information on these
2 birds call the Nanaimo Bird Alert at 250-390-3029.
The juvenile LONG-BILLED CURLEW continued at Blackie Spit.
Reported from the Tsawwassen Jetty were 4 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, 2 BLACK
TURNSTONES, the WILLET, the MARBLED GODWIT, and a RUDDY TURNSTONE.
>From the Iona sewage ponds came the report of 8 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 1
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.
Tuesday, August 29
A GREEN HERON was seen at West Vancouver's Ambleside Parks display ponds.
Monday, August 28
Sunday, August 27
Two AMERICAN BITTERN and 3 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Colony Farm.
Out of town birders looking for CRESTED MYNAS should try their luck at Wylie
& 1st in Vancouver.
Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert & good birding.
Visit the VNHS web site at www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/VNHS or call the
Vancouver hotline @ (604) 737-3074
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