RBA Vancouver, BC -- Sept. 29/02

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Mon Sep 30 21:39:11 PDT 2002


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Sunday,
September 29, evening update, sponsored in part by the Wild Birds Unlimited
stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

The featured birds are RED PHALAROPE, SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, AMERICAN  and
PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVER and WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.

Sightings for Sunday, September 29:

A juvenile RED KNOT was seen just west of the foot of 88th Street in Delta
along with 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS.

At the north side of the Robert's Bank coal port jetty there were 2 juvenile
SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPERS, 2 juvenile PACIFIC GOLDEN PLOVERS , 1 AMERICAN
GOLDEN PLOVER and 1 HORNED LARK.

At Reifel 2 WHITE-THROATED SPARROWS were at the north end of the east dyke
trail at the short trail into the north blind.

A PARASITIC JAEGER and a BRANDT'S CORMORANT were off the Tsawwassen Ferry
Jetty.

In an out of town late report for Saturday: a first year LITTLE GULL and a
PALM WARBLER were seen at the Rocky Point banding station on Vancouver
Island, while nearby with a large group of TURKEY VULTURES was a
BROAD-WINGED HAWK and a juvenile GOLDEN EAGLE.

Saturday, September 28:

The elusive male RUFF was again seen at Riefel in the southwest field, while
a STILT SANDPIPER was in the gift shop pond and a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was
in the northeast corner of the sanctuary.

A Grey morph GYRFALCON was seen over Beach Grove in Tsawwassen, along with
20 WESTERN MEADOWLARKS.

7 HORNED LARKS were on the Tsawwassen ferry jetty, along with the WILLET.

There were 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN PLOVERS at the foot of 104th in Delta.

Friday, September 27:

5 TURKEY VULTURES were seen over Highway 1 near exit 176.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "John Kalman" <jkalman1 at shaw.ca>

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




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