Spring arrivals in the Okanagan, BC

Chris Charlesworth c_charlesworth23 at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 25 19:29:04 PST 2002


Birders,

The great weather inspired me to do some birding today, and I was rewarded
with 4 year birds!

Roberts Lake (Kelowna)

The lake is only about 15 % open now, but lots of ducks were crowded into
the small amounts of water.

Canvasback 16
Common Goldeneye 8
American Wigeon 10
Gadwall 2
Lesser Scaup 23
Greater Scaup 1 male
Redhead 55
Bufflehead 18
Mallard 30
Green-winged Teal 15
Northern Pintail 5
Tundra Swan 4
Canada Goose 90
California Gull 10
Herring Gull 100
Ring-billed Gull 1
Starling 100
Song Sparrow 3
California Quail 2
Pygmy Nuthatch 1
Mourning Dove 1
Common Raven 1
Northern Flicker 1
Killdeer 15
Red-winged Blackbird 15
House Sparrow 1
Red-tailed Hawk 4
TURKEY VULTURE 1 (first of season in valley)
Black-billed Magpie 1
Violet-green Swallow 5
Pine Siskin 2
Red Crossbill 1
House Finch 1

White Lake (Okanagan Falls)

LAPLAND LONGSPUR 1
HORNED LARK 6
GRAY PARTRIDGE 2
SNOW BUNTING 1 (this and above 3 sp. were along Twin Lakes Rd)
Mountain Bluebird 20
Golden Eagle 3
Bald Eagle 1
Merlin 1
Western Meadowlark 12
Dark-e-Junco 10
Magpie 10
Mountain Chickadee 1
Canyon Wren 1
Black-c-Chickadee 4
Pine Siskin 2
Am. Crow 3
Red-breasted Nuthatch 4
Western Bluebird 15 (lots along Fairview White Lk Rd)
Say's Phoebe 1
Ring-necked Pheasant 2
Am. Robin 4
Common Redpoll 8
VG Swallow 6
House Finch 2

Road 22 area (Osoyoos)

PRAIRIE FALCON 1 playing in wind over "The Throne"
Red-tailed Hawk 20 (17 came in on a S. wind and circled in a kettle over
"The Throne"
Bald Eagle 3
Tree Swallow 5
American Tree Sparrow 4
Dark-e-Junco 5
Western Meadowlark 3
Hooded Merganser 1
Common Goldeneye 1
Red-winged Blackbird 30
Canada Goose 50
Green-winged Teal 1
Black-c-Chickadee 5
California Quail 1
Killdeer 5
Northern Flicker 4
Northern Harrier 3
Mallard
Starling 30
House Sparrow 2
California Gull 20
VG Swallow 1
Marsh Wren 5
Western Bluebird 3
Am. Robin 1

Chris Charlesworth
Kelowna, BC, Canada



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