RBA, Vancouver, BC. September 17/00

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Sun Sep 17 23:39:44 PDT 2000

This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Sunday, September 17, 9:30pm update.

Species mentioned:

American Bittern - Reifel Refuge
Great Egret
Green Heron - Ambleside, West Van
Snow Goose
Cooper's Hawk
American Kestrel
Merlin - 148th & 106th Surrey
Peregrine Falcon - Reifel Refuge
Pacific Golden Plover - Tsawwassen Jetty
Wandering Tattler
Marbled Godwit - Tsawwassen Jetty
Ruddy Turnstone - Beach Grove Lagoon
Black Turnstone - Beach Grove Lagoon
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Reifel Refuge
Ruff - Reifel Refuge
SABINE'S GULL - Iona Jetty
Short-eared Owl
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Lincoln's Sparrow

The featured bird is SABINE'S GULL.

Sightings for Sunday, September 17

A juvenile SABINE'S GULL was seen north of the tip of the south jetty at

A MERLIN was seen chasing starlings at 148th and 106th in Surrey.

Saturday, September 16:

The RUFF, REEVE and 1 SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER were seen at Reifel, as well as

A RUDDY TURNSTONE was with 2 BLACK TURNSTONES at Beach Grove Lagoon in

One PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER and 2 MARBLED GODWITS were at the compensation
Lagoon on the Tsawwassen ferry jetty.

The 3 GREEN HERONS could still be found at the display pond at Ambleside
Park, and they were at one point chased by a COOPER'S HAWK. Also at
Ambleside, a RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER was in a tree along the railway tracks.

The monthly Terra Nova bird count in Richmond had a new high of 16 LINCOLN
SPARROWS, and the first SNOW GEESE of the season were seen flying from the
airport towards downtown Vancouver.

A SHORT-EARED OWL was at 72nd Street in Delta.

Friday, September 15:

An immature BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen over Vancouver at Connaught Park,
which is 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

Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert and 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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