Fw: Vancouver VNHS Bird Alert for Saturday, August 31

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 1 08:14:35 PDT 2002


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Bird
Alert for Saturday, August 31, evening update
sponsored in part by Wild Bird Unlimited Stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver.

The Feature bird is AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER and Rare
bird alert out of town for WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER.

Species noted:

Red-necked Grebe  [Point Roberts]
Horned Grebe  [Iona]
Black-bellied Plover  [104th St. BB, Blackie Spit]
American Golden Plover  [104th St. BB]
Semipalmated Plover  [104th St. BB]
Willet  [Tsawwasswn Jetty]
Black Turnstone  [Point Roberts]
Red Knot  [104th St. BB, Blackie Spit]
Sanderling  [104th St. BB, Point Roberts]
Baird's Sandpiper  [104th St. BB, Iona]
Semipalmated Sandpiper  [Iona]
Stilt Sandpiper  [Reifel]
Wilson's Phalarope  [Iona]
Red-necked Phalarope  [Boundary Bay, Iona, Lost Lagoon]
Franklin's Gull  [Tsawwassen Jetty]
Common Tern  [Iona]
Marbled Murrelet  [104th St. BB]
Vaux's Swift  [Point Roberts]
WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER  [Oliver, BC]
Hutton's Vireo  [Point Roberts]
Bank Swallow  [Iona]

Sightings for Saturday, August 31st.

At 104th street in Delta was a juvenile AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVER, 2 MARBLED GODWITS, 2000 BLACK-BELLIED
PLOVERS, 7 RED KNOTS, 30 SANDERLING, 20 BAIRD'S
SANDPIPERS, and 20 SEMIPALMATED PLOVERS. At the
mansion was a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.

At Iona regional park was 1 HORNED GREBE along the
south jetty and dozens of COMMON TERNS.  In the sewage
ponds were 22 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS, 1 juvenile
RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 1 juvenile WILSON'S PHALAROPE, 2
SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS and 4 BANK SWALLOWS.

3 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were reported from Lost Lagoon
in Stanley Park.

At Point Roberts were reports of 50 RED-NECKED GREBES,
4 SANDERLING, 19 BLACK TURNSTONES, 1 HUTTON'S VIREO
and at least 40 VAUX'S SWIFTS.

There were no reports for Friday, August 30th.

Thursday, August 29th.

A female WHITE-HEADED WOODPECKER was seen at km 13 on
the Camp Mckinney Rd. east of Oliver. Watch for a
Weyerhauser sign on the left side of the road and the
bird was observed foraging in Ponderosa Pines.

At Blackie Spit was RED KNOT with BLACK BELLIED
PLOVERS. In Tsawwassen was the WILLET at the south
side base of the ferry jetty and 2 juvenile FRANKLINS
GULLS.

At the Reifel Bird Sanctuary was a STILT SANDPIPER.

Thank-you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert and
Good Birding!

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mitch Meredith" <mitchbirding at yahoo.com>

For more information about birding in the Vancouver area visit the
Vancouver Natural History Society's web site at  www.naturalhistory.bc.ca





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