[Tweeters] RBA Vancouver, BC -- Dec. 5/04

Larry Cowan lawrencecowan at shaw.ca
Sun Dec 5 23:03:37 PST 2004


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Sunday,
December 5th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver.

Rare Bird Alert for a McKAY'S BUNTING.

Feature birds are Snowy Owl, Common Redpoll & Cattle Egret.

Sightings for Sunday, December 05

A McKAY'S BUNTING was seen near the tip of the Iona South Jetty at around
11:00 AM.  The bird has not been relocated since but there is a good chance
it still may be in the area.  It was travelling with a group of 5 Snow
Buntings.

Seen at Brunswick Point were 2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, a CATTLE EGRET, 2
SHORT-EARED OWLS and 4 SNOWY OWLS.

Reported from the Reifel Refuge were a GOLDEN EAGLE, 2-3 MOUNTAIN
CHICKADEES, 10 to 15 COMMON REDPOLLS, 2 NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, a
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON and 4 SANDHILL CRANES.

Observed along the Roberts Bank Jetty was a RUDDY TURNSTONE.

In a Langley flooded field near 208th & 102B Ave. was a CINNAMON TEAL. North
of this location a road killed BOREAL OWL was located.

A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was sighted at Maplewood CA near observation
station #16.

Saturday, December 4

At Blackie Spit were a LONG-BILLED CURLEW and 6 MARBLED GODWITS.

Friday, December 3

Reported from Blackie Spit were a LONG-BILLED CURLEW, 6 MARBLED GODWITS, 8
GREATER YELLOWLEGS, & 26 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS.  Near the Community Gardens
was a CEDAR WAXWING.





Thursday, December 02

Reported from the Reifel Refuge were a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, a MOUNTAIN
CHICKADEE, & 40 COMMON REDPOLLS.

Observed at nearby Brunswick Point were 5 SNOWY OWLS, a GREAT HORNED OWL, 3
AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS, a SWAMP SPARROW & a SNOW BUNTING.

Two COMMON REDPOLLS were seen at the feeding station at Maplewood.

Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert & good birding

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For further information on birding in the Vancouver area, log onto the
Vancouver Natural History Society's web site at
http://www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/VNHS/

Larry Cowan
Pitt Meadows, BC
Lawrencecowan at shaw.ca




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