RBA Vancouver, BC. September 2/00

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Sun Sep 3 07:54:43 PDT 2000


This is the Vancouver, BC Bird Alert for Saturday, September 2, 7:30 AM
Sunday update.

Species Mentioned:

American Bittern
Green Heron
Golden Eagle
Merlin - Maplewood CA
Black Oystercatcher - Tsawwassen Jetty
Willet - Tsawwassen Jetty (base)
Wandering Tattler - Iona Jetty
Long-billed Curlew
Marbled Godwit - Tsawwassen Jetty
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone - Tsawwassen Jetty
Surfbird - Iona Jetty
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper - Iona pond NE
Stilt Sandpiper - Iona pond NE
Ruff (out of town)
Red-necked Phalarope - Pt. Roberts
Common Nighthawk
Crested Myna
Northern Waterthrush
VESPER SPARROW - Iona Jetty
LARK BUNTING (out of town)
Lapland Longspur

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
'S SANDPIPERS.

A MERLIN was seen on the monthly bird survey at the Maplewood CA in North
Vancouver.

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
SANDPIPERS.


>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
sighted.

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

No reports

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.

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Visit the VNHS web site at www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/VNHS or call the
Vancouver hotline @ (604) 737-3074




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