Okanagan Valley (BC) Rare Bird Alert - August 27th update

Chris Charlesworth c_charlesworth23 at hotmail.com
Tue Aug 27 21:03:33 PDT 2002


This is the Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Rare Bird Alert      
(250)491-7738.

Sightings for Tuesday, August 27th - 9:00 PM update

The featured birds include:

PACIFIC LOON (Kelowna)

Other birds mentioned:

STILT SANDPIPER
BLACKPOLL WARBLER
Boreal Chickadee
Merlin


Sightings for August 27th

The breeding plumage PACIFIC LOON was again seen on Okanagan Lake, in 
Kelowna, from the foot of Francis Ave, which is just S. of the Maude Roxby 
Bird Sanctuary (JL).


Sightings for August 26th

A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was banded at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory (GD). 
This constitutes the third record for the Okanagan. The banding station is 
located along Hwy 97 between Okanagan Falls and the N. end of Vaseux Lk. 
Look for a white wooden gate on the west side of the hwy, just S. of a 
gravel pulloff with a garbage can.

Two juv. STILT SANDPIPERS were discovered on McKay's Reservoir on the Vernon 
Commonage (CS).

A MERLIN was at the intersection of Hwy 6 and Hwy 97 in Vernon (CC).

Five BOREAL CHICKADEES were seen along Beaver Lake Road, E. of Winfield, 15 
km from Hwy 97 (CC).


Sightings for August 24th

A breeding plumage PACIFIC LOON was observed on Okanagan Lake, in Kelowna, 
from the foot of Francis Ave, which is just S. of the Maude Roxby Bird 
Sanctuary (HV).


Observers: CC - Chris Charlesworth; HV - Hank Vanderpol; CS - Chris Siddle; 
GD - Gabe David; JL - Judy Latta.


If you have any questions about Okanagan Valley birding, contact Chris 
Charlesworth, in Kelowna at (250)-718-0335, Dick Cannings in Penticton at 
(250) 496-4019, or Phil Gehlen in Vernon at (250) 542-8053.

This update has been sponsored by the TUMBLEWEED NATURE STORE at 67 Front 
Street in Penticton.

Thanks for calling the bird alert and happy birding.

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