RBA Vancouver, BC -- Feb. 19/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 19 21:30:21 PST 2002


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Tuesday, February 19th, evening update,
sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited with stores in Vancouver and
North Vancouver.

Featured birds are out of town GYRFALCON and BARN SWALLOW

Species noted:

American Bittern [Reifel]
Black-crowned Night Heron [Reifel]
Merlin [Burnaby]
Gyrfalcon [Chilliwack]
California Gull [Chilliwack]
Glaucous Gull [Delta]
Western Gull [Chilliwack]
Great Horned Owl [Reifel]
Hutton's Vireo [Reifel]
WESTERN SCRUB JAY [Port Coquitlam]
Barn Swallow [Agassiz, Reifel]
Crested Myna [Wylie & 2nd]
Orange-crowned Warbler [Tsawwassen, Reifel]
Northern Waterthrush [Reifel]
Harris's Sparrow [Tsawwassen]
Lincoln's Sparrow [Tsawwassen]
Western Meadowlark [Langley]

Sightings for Tuesday, February 19th

In Chilliwack the GYRFALCON was again seen along Prest Rd 1 quarter mile
south of Maguire Rd. At the Chilliwack Landfill 1 adult WESTERN GULL
and 3 adult CALIFORNIA GULLS were reported. A BARN SWALLOW
was seen in the Agassi Area.

In a local sighting some good news there were 2 CRESTED MYNAS seen
together this morning at the Best Janitorial Supply Building, (Wylie & 2nd)
on the side facing the Maynards Auction House parking lot in Vancouver.


Sightings for Monday, February 18th

The HARRIS' SPARROW was again seen in a field along 17 A Ave and 58th St in
Tsawwassen.
Also here were 2 LINCOLN'S SPARROWS and 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER.

At the Reifel Bird Sanctuary the following birds were reported:
2 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSHES, 8-10 BARN SWALLOWS, 1 AMERICAN BITTERN,
2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 1 ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER,
2 GREAT HORNED OWLS and 1 HUTTON'S VIREO.

An immature MERLIN was seen in a yard in the 3000 block of Cambridge St
North Burnaby.

Sightings for Sunday, February 17th

The WESTERN SCRUB-JAY was again reported in the 1900 block of Routley
Ave in Port Coquitlum.

At the Reifel Refuge the following birds were reported:
1 NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH, 3 BARN SWALLOWS, 2 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS,
1 AMERICAN BITTERN and 2 GREAT HORNED OWLS.

At Burns Drive a 1st year GLAUCOUS GULL was present with many gulls in the
fields.

In a field at 80th and Lefeuvre Rd in Langley 30 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were
reported.

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

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