RBA Vancouver, BC -- Feb. 04/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Sun Feb 10 15:54:39 PST 2002


Saturday, February 9th, Vancouver Bird Alert evening update,
sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited with stores in Vancouver and
North Vancouver.

Rare Bird Alert for HOARY REDPOLL and out of town PHAINOPEPLA

Species noted:

Pacific Loon [White Rock]
Eared Grebe [White Rock]
American Bittern [Reifel]
Brant [White Rock]
Ring-necked Duck [Colony Farms]
Ruffed Grouse [Campbell Valley Park]
Willet [Brunswick Point]
LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL [Okanagan Landing]
Pileated Woodpecker [Brunswick Point]
Northern Shrike [Brunswick Point]
Hutton's Vireo [Langley]
PHAINOPEPLA (possible) [Cultus Lake]
Northern Waterthrush [Reifel]
American Tree Sparrow [Brunswick Point]
Savannah Sparrow [Brunswick Point]
Lincoln's Sparrow [Brunswick Point]
Swamp Sparrow [Brunswick Point]
Pine Grosbeak [Burnaby Mtn.]
Common Redpoll [Jericho, Reifel, Walnut Grove, Colony Farm]
HOARY REDPOLL [Jericho Park]

Sightings for Saturday, February 9th

A bird believed to be a male HOARY REPOLL was seen with
upwards of 50 COMMON REDPOLLS at Jericho Park today.
Confirmation is highly requested from the observer.
Look for this bird on the upper west side of the park in Alder Trees
with PINE SISKINS and AMERICAN GOLDFINCHES.

Out of town a bird believed to be a PHAINOPEPLA was seen on Thursday but
not reported till today. Confirmation is requested. The bird was seen behind
Cultus
Lake in the 1600 block of Columbia Valley Rd. If anyone relocates this bird
please
call the bird alert immediately thank-you!

Continuing out of town a 2nd winter LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL was found
yesterday and today at the mouth of Vernon Creek in Okanogan Landing.
For more information on this and other interior birds please call the
Okanogan Bird
Alert at (250) 491-7738

Locally at the White Rock Pier an EARED GREBE, 25 BRANT and over 1000
PACIFIC LOONS
were recorded.

In Langley at 208th and Allard Crescent were 2 HUTTON'S VIREOS. Nearby at
Walnut Grove 11 COMMON REDPOLLS were reported.

A field trip to Colony Farm produced 8 RING-NECKED DUCKS and 20 COMMON
REDPOLLS.

The flock of 3 female PINE GROSBEAKS was again reported from the top of
Burnaby Mountain Park.

Sightings for Friday, February 8th

At Brunswick Point the following species were reported: 4 AMERICAN TREE
SPARROWS,
1 WILLET, 1 SWAMP SPARROW, 1 PILEATED WOODPECKER, 1 NORTHERN SHRIKE,
22 SAVANNAH SPARROWS and 20 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS.

The three female PINE GROSBEAKS were seen on top of Burnaby Mountain Park
near the
playground.

At the entrance road to the Reifel Refuge 1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH and 1
AMERICAN BITTERN
were reported.

While at Campbell Valley Park a RUFFED GROUSE was seen near the covered
picnic area
near 8th Ave entrance.

END TRANSCRIPT

----- Original Message -----
From: R Toochin

For more information on local birding opportunities in the Vancouver area
log on to the Vancouver Natural History Societies web site
at www.naturalhistory.bc.ca





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