RBA Vancouver, BC -- Jan. 26/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Sun Jan 27 09:47:06 PST 2002


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Saturday, January 26th, Sunday morning
update, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited with stores in Vancouver
and North Vancouver.

Featured birds are WESTERN SCRUB-JAY and COMMON REDPOLL

Species noted:

Yellow-billed Loon [Jericho Park]
Eared Grebe [Roberts Bank]
American Bittern [Burnaby Mtn.]
Black-crowned Night Heron [Reifel]
Mute Swan [Delta]
Tundra Swan [Delta]
Brant [Roberts bank]
Redhead [Abbotsford]
Ring-necked Duck [Colony Farm]
Merlin [Port Coquitlam, Burnaby Mtn.]
Peregrine Falcon [Port Coquitlam, Brunswick Point]
Surfbird [Kloochman Park]
Pigeon Guillemot [Stanley Park]
WESTERN SCRUB JAY [Port Coquitlam]
American Dipper [Port Moody]
Mountain Bluebird [Point Roberts]
Crested Myna [Columbia & 2nd]
Orange-crowned Warbler [Reifel, Ladner]
Swamp Sparrow [Reifel]
Yellow-headed Blackbird [Richmond]
Common Redpoll [throughout the Vancouver Area]
American Goldfinch [Delta]

Sightings for Saturday, January 26th

The WESTERN SCRUB JAY continues to be seen at its McDonald Place, Port
Coquitlam location between Rodger Avenue and Routley Avenue.

COMMON REDPOLLS are once again being reported from what seems like
everywhere. Several were at Lost Lagoon and also in the Lougheed Mall area
as well as Mission.

Sightings for Friday, January 25th

The WESTERN SCRUB JAY was again seen at its Port Coquitlam location. Also
in
this area was a COMMON REDPOLL.

COMMON REDPOLLS were also reported from near Lougheed Mall in Burnaby, from
the 6900 block of Bradner Road in Abbotsford and at 106th Avenue and 148th
Street in Surrey.

Sightings for Thursday, January 24th

A MUTE SWAN was seen in a field of TUNDRA SWANS off of River Road near 68th
Avenue in Delta.

In a late report from January 22nd, a YELLOW-HEADED BLACKBIRD made a visit
to a feeder in the No. 1 Road and Williams area of Richmond. It was in the
company of RED-WINGED BLACKBIRDS.

Sightings for Wednesday, January 23rd

The WESTERN SCRUB JAY continues to be seen at its McDonald Place, Port
Coquitlam location between Rodger Avenue and Routley Avenue.

There have been no other reports.

Sightings for Monday, January 21st

There were two REDHEADS at Willband Creek Park in Abbotsford

In late reports for January 20th, a PEREGRINE FALCON and a MERLIN were seen
in the Mary Hill area of Port Coquitlam. At nearby Colony Farm was a
RING-NECKED DUCK and an AMERICAN BITTERN while at Burnaby Mountain Park,
there was a MERLIN.

Sightings for Sunday, January 20th

The WESTERN SCRUB JAY was again seen at its Port Coquitlam location.

A YELLOW-BILLED LOON was seen in the water off Jericho Park. Across the bay
at Kloochman Park, West Vancouver were a flock of SURFBIRDS.

At Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver were 7 COMMON REDPOLLS.

An AMERICAN DIPPER was at Noons Creek Park In Port Moody.

From Roberts Bank, 300 BRANT and an EARED GREBE were seen.

At Reifel Bird Sanctuary were an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, a BLACK-CROWNED
NIGHT-HERON and a SWAMP SPARROW

Sightings for Saturday, January 19th

The WESTERN SCRUB JAY continues to be seen at its McDonald Place, Port
Coquitlam location between Rodger Avenue and Routley Avenue.

At Ladner Harbor Park was an ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER. An AMERICAN KESTREL was
on Deltaport Way in Delta. Nearby, at Roberts Bank, there were 38 BRANT
while at Brunswick Point, there were 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS.

At the Point Roberts Marina was a MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRD.

There were 6 PIGEON GUILLEMOTS at Brockton Point, Stanley Park and there
was
a CRESTED MYNA at Columbia and 2nd in Vancouver.

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