RBA Vancouver, BC -- Apr 14, 2001

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at home.com
Sun Apr 15 09:00:40 PDT 2001


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Saturday, April 14th, evening update.

The featured bird is MARBLED GODWIT

Species mentioned:

American Bittern    [Colony Farm]
Cinnamon Teal    [Chilliwack]
Green-winged Teal (Eurasian)    [Beach Grove, Chilliwack]
Ring-necked Duck    [Colony Farm]
Turkey Vulture    [Grant Narrows, Tynehead Park]
Rough-legged Hawk    [Colony Farm]
Osprey    [Grant Narrows]
American Kestrel    [Chilliwack]
Peregrine Falcon    [Robert's Bank, Iona, Colony Farm]
Virginia Rail    [Reifel]
Black Oystercatcher    [Tsawwassen Jetty]
Marbled Godwit    [Beach Grove]
Western Sandpiper    [Beach Grove]
Short-billed Dowitcher    [Iona]
ICELAND GULL    [Chilliwack]
Caspian Tern    [Beach Grove, Iona]
Short-eared Owl    [Iona]
Northern Shrike    [Colony Farm]
Northern Rough-winged Swallow    [Iona]
Cliff Swallow    [Iona]
Hermit Thrush    [Reifel]
American Pipit    [Cecil Green]
Common Yellowthroat    [Colony Farm, Grant Narrows]
BRAMBLING    [North Vancouver, Kilby PP]

Sightings for Saturday, April 14th

The MARBLED GODWIT was again seen at Beach Grove. Nearby, at Roberts Bank
was a PEREGRINE FALCON and at the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty were 7 BLACK
OYSTERCATHERS.

At Iona Island was a PEREGRINE FALCON, while there were CLIFF SWALLOWS and
NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOWS over the ponds and a SHORT-EARED OWL on the
south jetty.

A RING-NECKED DUCK and a NORTHERN SHRIKE were at Colony Farm in Port
Coquitlam.
At Grant Narrows Park in Pitt Meadows were several OSPREYS and a TURKEY
VULTURE while at Reifel Refuge, there was a HERMIT THRUSH and 2 VIRGINIA
RAILS.

In a late report for April 12th, a CASPIAN TERN was at Beach Grove in
Tsawwassen.

Sightings for Friday, April 13th

At Cecil Green at UBC, there were 25 AMERICAN PIPITS in over flight as well
as 10 more at the Iona Ponds. Also at Iona, there are at least 150,000
scoters massed at the south jetty tip.

At Beach Grove in Tsawwassen were a GREEN-WINGED TEAL of the Eurasian race
as well as a hybrid Eurasian/North American race. Also here was a MARBLED
GODWIT.

At Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam were a PEREGRINE FALCON, a RING-NECKED
DUCK, a COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, 2 AMERICAN BITTERN and a ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK.

A TURKEY VULTURE was seen over Tynehead Park in Surrey

Sightings for Thursday, April 12th

At Beach Grove in Tsawwassen, there were 4 WESTERN SANDPIPERS

Sightings for Wednesday, April 11th

In a late report for Tuesday, April 10th, a male BRAMBLING was seen on
Kennedy Street near Kilby Provincial Park, but has not been relocated.

The BRAMBLING which has been at Berkley Drive in North Vancouver was seen
today but had not been present for several days prior.

At Iona today was a CASPIAN TERN on the South Jetty while an arrival
SHORT-BILLED DOWITCHER was seen at the Iona Ponds.

In the Chilliwack area, a first summer ICELAND GULL has been present for two
days at the Bailey Landfill.
[ED. NOTE: THE LANDFILL IS CLOSED DURING THE EASTER HOLIDAY PERIOD]

Near the intersection of Banford and McGuire in
Chilliwack were a EURASIAN WIGEON, a hybrid AMERICAN/EURASIAN WIGEON, a
CINNAMON TEAL and an AMERICAN KESTREL.

At Grant Narrows Park in Pitt Meadows were 4 COMMON YELLOWTHROAT and an
OSPREY.
At Skeena Street in East Vancouver, a MERLIN was seen.

Thank You and Good Birding

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Larry Cowan
Port Coquitlam, BC
lawrencecowan at home.com



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