[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for December 23, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Sat Dec 24 10:48:09 PST 2005


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for Friday,
December 23rd, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at 10:30 pm
on December 23rd.


Sightings for Friday, December 23rd:

At Boundary Bay in Delta, 13 SNOWY OWLS were seen from the dyke at
the foot of 72nd St. Also here was an immature GLAUCOUS GULL.

At Brunswick Point in Delta, 8 SNOWY OWLS were present.

At the Tsawwassen ferry jetty in Delta, 5 SNOW BUNTINGS and
the WILLET were seen.

On Sea Island in Richmond, 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen inside the
Vancouver Airport grounds. Nearby at Iona Island were 13 RING-NECKED
DUCKS and 2 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS.


No reports for Thursday, December 22nd.


No reports for Wednesday, December 21st.


No reports for Tuesday, December 20th.


Sightings for Monday, December 19th:

At Blackie Spit in Surrey, 3 MARBLED GODWITS were present.


Sightings for Sunday, December 18th:

At Boundary Bay, 6 SNOWY OWLS were seen along the foreshore,
east of the foot of 72nd Street.

In Delta, near 57B St just south of the railway tracks, 2 ROUGH-LEGGED
HAWKS were present.

In North Delta near 95th Ave and 116th St, a TOWNSEND'S WARBLER
was seen at a feeder.

At Blackie Spit in Surrey, a MARBLED GODWIT was seen. Also present
were 2 LEAST SANDPIPERS, 4 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE,
and a CACKLING GOOSE.


Sightings for Saturday, December 17th:

In Jericho Park, Vancouver, a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was seen
east of the tennis courts.

In Vancouver's Stanley Park, a HERMIT THRUSH was present near
the northeast corner of Lost Lagoon.

At Brunswick Point in Delta, 2 SNOWY OWLS were seen.


Sightings for Friday, December 16th:

In Surrey, at the mouth of the Serpentine River, the AMERICAN AVOCET
was still present. Access is from Mud Bay Park, off Colebrook Road.

At Walnut Grove Park in Langley, a WESTERN SCREECH-OWL was calling.


If you have any questions about birds or birding in the Vancouver area,
please call Wayne at (604) 597-7201, Viveka at 531-3401, or Larry at
465-1402. Thank you for calling the Vancouver Rare Bird Alert, and good
birding.

For further information about birding in the Vancouver area, log onto the
Vancouver Natural History Society's website at
www.naturalhistory.bc.ca/VNHS/ .

Message recorded and transcribed by Kevin Louth and forwarded by
Wayne Weber.


Wayne C. Weber
Delta, BC
contopus at telus.net






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