[Tweeters] Vancouver RBA for July 3, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Mon Jul 4 08:24:47 PDT 2005

This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for Sunday,
July 3, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in Vancouver
and North Vancouver. The RBA phone number is (604) 737-3074.

Rare bird alert for RED-NECKED STINT and out-of-town YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO.

Sightings for Sunday, July 3:

In a late report for Saturday, July 2 at the southwest pond of the Iona
Island sewage ponds, Richmond, a moulting adult RED-NECKED STINT
was seen and photographed at 5 pm.  It was seen for 10 minutes with 500
peeps before flying off and was not relocated.  Also at Iona, 8 PURPLE
MARTINS were seen.

A YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was seen on Road 22 at the north end
of Osoyoos Lake in the Okanagan.  Take the southeast dyke along the
Okanagan River.  The bird was seen near the radio towers south of Road 22.

At Grant Narrows nature trail in Pitt Meadows, a male AMERICAN REDSTART
was seen near the first log.  A female was also reported here.  A GRAY
CATBIRD was seen near the washrooms with another seen along
Rannie Road near the bend before Grant Narrows.

At Reifel, 2 HUDSONIAN GODWITS were seen at 2 pm.  Also here was a

In North Delta, 2 BLACK SWIFTS were present near 116 St and 96 Ave.

Sightings for Saturday, July 2:

At Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, 2 GREEN HERONS were seen.

Along the Cypress Bowl Road in West Vancouver, a BLUE GROUSE and 3
chicks were seen.

At Coal Harbour, Vancouver, a LONG-TAILED DUCK was present.

Out of town, the DICKCISSEL continues near Sorrento north of Salmon Arm.

Sightings for Friday, July 1:

At Grant Narrows nature trail in Pitt Meadows, 4 AMERICAN REDSTARTS were

In Surrey, 50 BLACK SWIFTS were over Green Timbers Park.  Nearby were 4

At Lighthouse Marine Park, Pt. Roberts, 100 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS were seen.

Late news for Wednesday, June 29 - at Iona at the southwest corner of the
airport, a VESPER SPARROW was seen.  Nearby was a PURPLE MARTIN.

Finally, many thanks to Larry Cowan for his hard work and commitment over
the past 10 years!

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 call the Vancouver Rare Bird Alert, and good

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

 This message was recorded and transcribed by Kevin Louth, and forwarded
by Wayne Weber.

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

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