Vancouver, BC RBA for March 19, 2004

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Sat Mar 20 23:12:39 PST 2004


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> This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for

> Friday, March 19, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with

> stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The RBA phone number is

> (604) 737-3074.

>

>

> The featured bird is ROCK SANDPIPER.

>

> Sightings for March 19

>

> Two EURASIAN GREEN-WINGED TEAL were seen from Elgin Heritage

> Park, off Crescent Road in Surrey.

>

> At the foot of 112th Street at Boundary Bay, Delta, was 1

SHORT-EARED

> OWL.

>

> At the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta were an AMERICAN BITTERN

> and a RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD.

>

>

> Sightings for March 18

>

> 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS continue at the mouth of Serpentine River on

> Mud Bay in Surrey. Access is from Mud Bay Park, off Colebrook Road.

>

> From Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam, a BARN OWL was seen, but

> no sign of the GREAT GRAY OWL.

>

>

> Sightings for March 17

>

> The WESTERN SCRUB-JAY continues its long stay at 4126 River

> Road in Delta. It came to the feeder today at 6:50 am.

>

>

> Sightings for March 16

>

> At Elgin Heritage Park off Crescent Road in Surrey, a EURASIAN

> GREEN-WINGED TEAL and a CINNAMON TEAL were seen.

>

>

> Sightings for March 15

>

> The ROCK SANDPIPER was once again seen on the low tide

> at Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington, in the

> company of 25 BLACK TURNSTONES. Also here were 2

> RHINOCEROS AUKLETS and 6 LONG-TAILED DUCKS, and about

> 30 BRANDT'S CORMORANTS flew by.

>

> At the White Rock pier, a MARBLED MURRELET was sighted.

>

> A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen near Green Timbers Park, Surrey

>

>

> Sightings for March 14

>

> The ROCK SANDPIPER was seen again at Lighthouse Marine Park,

> Point Roberts, with BLACK TURNSTONES near the lighthouse at

> 5:30 PM on the low tide.

>

> The two wintering AMERICAN AVOCETS were seen again at the mouth

> of the Serpentine River in Surrey (accessed from Mud Bay Park off

> Colebrook Road).

>

> The first RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD of the spring was seen at a Vancouver

> feeder today.

>

>

> Sightings for March 13

>

> The GREAT GRAY OWL was seen again near the duck pond at

> Colony Farm, west from Shaughnessy Street in Port Coquitlam.

>

> The ROCK SANDPIPER was reported from Lighthouse Marine Park

> at Point Roberts, Washington.

>

> An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen at the intersection of 28th Avenue and

> Arthur Drive in Delta, south of Ladner.

>

> A GREAT HORNED OWL was seen at Beach Grove Park in Delta.

>

> Along the Tsawwassen ferry jetty, Delta, were a WILLET and 5 BLACK

> OYSTERCATCHERS.

>

> The 2 AMERICAN AVOCETS were still at the mouth of the Serpentine

River

> on Mud Bay in Surrey.

>

> Seven TREE SWALLOWS were seen at Boundary Bay Regional Park in

> Delta, as were a SHORT-EARED OWL and a NORTHERN SHRIKE.

>

> Seen at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta were a NORTHERN SAW-WHET

> OWL and a BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERON.

>

>

> Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert, and good birding.

>

> This transcript was prepared by Kevin Louth and distributed by Wayne

> Weber.

>

>

> End Transcript

>

> 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/

>

>

> Wayne C. Weber

> Delta, BC

> contopus at telus.net

>

>





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