RBA Vancouver, BC -- March 15/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Fri Mar 15 21:51:37 PST 2002


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society Bird Alert for Friday, March
15th, evening update,
sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited with stores in Vancouver and North
Vancouver.

The featured bird is GREAT-HORNED OWL.

Species noted:

Trumpeter Swan [Delta]
Brant [Boundary Bay]
AMERICAN BLACK DUCK [Tsawwassen Jetty]
Eurasian Wigeon [Delta]
Ring-necked Duck [Iona]
American Kestrel [Delta]
Gyrfalcon [Beach Grove]
Peregrine Falcon [Beach Grove]
Virginia Rail [Reifel]
Black-bellied Plover [Delta]
Glaucous Gull [Delta]
SLATY-BACKED GULL [Delta]
Western Gull [Iona]
Common Murre [Point Roberts]
Pigeon Guillemot [Point Roberts]
Rhinoceros Auklet [Point Roberts]
Great Horned Owl [Burnaby Lake, Reifel]
Northern Saw-whet Owl [Reifel]
Northern Flicker (Yellow-shafted) [Pitt Meadows]
Violet-green Swallow [Burnaby Lake]
Tree Swallow [Burnaby Lake, Reifel]
American Dipper [Coquitlam, Port Moody]
Hermit Thrush [Reifel]
Yellow-rumped Warbler [Beach Grove]
Northern Waterthrush [Reifel]
Western Meadowlark [Blackie Spit]
Common Redpoll [Abbotsford]

Sightings for Friday, March 15th

A GREAT-HORNED OWL was feeding two fledgling young in Burnaby Lake Park
along the Conifer Loop
trail and the birds were in deciduous trees. There were also numerous
VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS and
TREE SWALLOWS in the park.

An AMERICAN DIPPER was seen on the Coquitlam river in North Coquitlam Park
(LT)

There were no sightings for Thursday, March 14th.

Sightings for Wednesday, March 13th

A COMMON REDPOLL was visiting a feeder in the 6900 block of Bradner Road in
Abbotsford. (CB)

Sightings for Tuesday, March 12th

One WESTERN MEADOWLARK was seen at Blackie Spit. A YELLOW-SHAFTED NORTHERN
FLICKER was seen
along the south Allouette River between 210 and 216th street.

A WESTERN GULL was at the tip of the Iona south jetty as well as a male
RING-NECKED DUCK in the outer ponds at
Iona Regional park.

There were no reports for Monday March 11th.

Sightings for Sunday, March 10th.

An adult SLATY-BACKED GULL was along Hornby Drive between 96th street and
104th street in Delta. (MT).

One immature GLAUCOUS GULL was along highway 10 west of 112th street. (MMc)

The AMERICAN BLACK DUCK was seen along the Tsawwassen ferry jetty. (JL, DT,
DW)

At the Reifle bird sanctuary was a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and a NORTHERN
WATERTHRUSH

There was a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER at Beach Grove Park.

There was a male AMERICAN KESTREL along highway 17 near 56th street. (TP)

97 TRUMPETER SWANS were near 88th street off Highway 10 in Delta (Mmc)

At Point Roberts there were many PACIFIC LOONS, A RHINOCEROS AUKLET, and
many COMMON MURRES AND PIGEON GUILLEMOTS. (TP)

Sightings for Saturday, March 9th.

A GYRFALCON was reported flying along the water at Beach Grove park in
Tsawassen and 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS were in the
vicinity. Over 1000 BRANT were in Boundary Bay.

There was an AMERICAN DIPPER at noons creek in Port Moody.

At Burnaby Lake there were over 60 VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS and four GREATER
YELLOWLEGS.

There were over 350 BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS and many EURASIAN WIDGEON at the
base of 112th street in Delta.

At the Reifle Refuge was a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, GREAT HORNED OWL, VIRGINIA
RAIL, HERMIT THRUSH, 2 TREE SWALLOWS A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH.

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----- Original Message -----
From: <Mitchmail9 at aol.com>

Observer Initials: BSc - Brian Scott, RTo - Rick Toochin, CG - Carlo
Giovanella TPk - Tim Pirk, TD - Trevor Dick, PS - Prue Spitmann, NR -
Noel Russell, LT - Linda Timbs, IK - Ivan Kaderabek, RSw - Richard
Swanston, JAM - Jo Ann MacKenzie, JL - John
Luce, LJ - Len Jellicoe, LH - Lee Haggart, CB - Chris Buis, JD - John
Dorsey, JO - Jason Osterhold, JFn - Jess Findley, MMe - Mitch Meredith, DJ -
Dale Jensen, TPl - Tom Plath, JF - Jack Foster, SW - Stephanie Walker, MMc -
Murray McDonald

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Vancouver Natural History Society's web site at

www.naturalhistory.ba.ca




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