RBA Vancouver, BC -- September 3/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Wed Sep 4 07:19:07 PDT 2002


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Tuesday
September 3, evening update, sponsored in part by the Wild Birds Unlimited
stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Featured birds are: BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN AVOCET and HUDSONIAN
GODWIT.

A reminder that Birder's Night is this Thursday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m.,
in the auditorium of York House School, 4176 Alexander Street in Vancouver,
on the southwest corner of Granville and King Edward. The guest speaker will
be Shawn Hilton, who will speak on, "The State of the Spotted Owl in B.C."

Sightings for Tuesday, September 3:

Six BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS were seen at 6:00 this evening at the sod farm
on
72nd Street in Delta.

At Reifel an AMERICAN AVOCET was in the southwest marsh, and the HUDSONIAN
GODWIT and a GREEN HERON were in the gift shop pond.

Monday, September 2:

A BAR-TAILED GODWIT was was found at high tide along the
foreshore at the foot of 96 Street in Delta, along with 2 MARBLED GODWITS
and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE.  The bird then flew and was later relocated in a
plowed field off 112th Street, between Highway 10 and the Highway 99
overpass.  Also in the field were 6 RED KNOTS, a GOLDEN PLOVER species and 3
HORNED LARKS. Later in the evening the birds was seen west of 96th Street,
along with 5 MARBLED GODWITS and 4 or 5 RED KNOTS.

Elsewhere, Iona Island had 16 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS at the inner ponds
and 3 juvenile PURPLE MARTINS in overflight, while at Reifel there were 3
BANK SWALLOWS and a GREEN HERON.

Sunday, September 1:

A Juvenile WANDERING TATTLER was seen on the south Jetty at Iona Island
about ½ kilometer out. Also at Iona a STILT SANDPIPER was seen on the
northeast pond and a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was on the southeast pond. Also in
the area were 2 BANK SWALLOWS.

An OSPREY was at Green Timbers Park in Surrey.

Another OSPREY was seen at Boundary Bay and also present between 112 and 104
Street were 3 RED KNOTS and 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVER, while a RED-NECKED
PHALAROPE was at the mansion west of 96 Street.

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----- Original Message -----
From: John Kalman

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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