[Tweeters] Okanagan Valley (BC) Rare Bird Alert - July 7 update
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Thu Jul 7 22:35:16 PDT 2005
This is the Okanagan Valley (BC) Bird Alert (250-491-7738) sponsored by the
Central Okanagan Naturalists Club.
Sightings for Thursday, July 7 10:30 PM update
Featured birds include:
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Kelowna)
PEREGRINE FALCON (Vaseux)
BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER (Kelowna)
Other birds mentioned:
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Sightings for July 7
A pair of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were along Heinlich Road near Mission Ck
at K.L.O Road (CC). The birds were in the trees in front of the house
address 2005. Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were also reported on the
powerlines along Hwy 3 in Cawston in the Similkameen (WW).
Four BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKERS and many other woodpeckers were reported along
the Kettle Valley Railway at Gillard Ck FSR, S. of Kelowna (GW,m.ob).
Sightings for July 6
An adult BROAD-WINGED HAWK was seen at Dick Canning's residence on Debeck
Road in Naramata (DC,MH).
The DICKCISSEL was again seen on Peterson Rd, E. of Sorrento (DC,RC). From
Hwy 1 head south on Notch Hill Road, E. of Sorrento. Make an immediate left
onto White Creek Frontage Road and then another right onto Peterson Road.
Follow Peterson a short distance and the road becomes gravel. The Dickcissel
is being seen 1-200 meters beyond the end of the pavement.
At Robert Lake, in Kelowna, an imm. BONAPARTE'S GULL was present today
In Kelowna, along the Mission Creek Greenway in Scenic Canyon Regional Park
(the new portion of the greenway) a male BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD, a female
CALLIOPE and a female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, as well as a noisy VEERY were seen
about 100 meters down the trail from the parking area near a trickle of
Three LEAST FLYCATCHERS were along Sumac Road, off Hwy 3 near the Chopaka
Border Crossing on July 6 (WW).
A few late sightings for July 5 included 2 PEREGRINE FALCONS at Macintyre's
Bluff, S. of Vaseux Lake (WW,DB), 3 BOREAL CHICKADEES at and near Rabbit
Lake on the Shuttleworth Ck FSR, E. of OK Falls (WW,DB), a THREE-TOED
WOODPECKER, 3 km E. of Rabbit Lake (WW,DB).
Sightings for July 4
On July 3, a YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO was found in the Road 22 area, just N. of
Osoyoos (JJ). The bird was found along the E. dyke, south of Road 22 near
the large radio tower at 3:00 PM. Despite an extensive search on July 4 the
bird was not found again, but chances are it remains in the area.
The DICKCISSEL continues along Peterson Road near the town of Sorrento, N.
of the Okanagan Valley (DT,m.ob).
A family group of PEREGRINE FALCONS was found on Macintyre Bluff, N. of
Along the river channel at Road 22 N. of Osoyoos was a CASPIAN TERN (RC).
Observers Initials: CC - Chris Charlesworth; RC - Russ Cannings; GW -
Gwynneth Wilson; JJ - Jukka Jantunen; DT - Danny Tyson; DC - Dick Cannings;
BC - Bill Cutfield; WW - Wayne Weber; DB - Doug Brown;
If you have any questions about birding in the Okanagan Valley call Chris
Charlesworth in Kelowna at (250) 718-0335, Dick Cannings in Naramata at
(250) 496-4019, or Phil Gehlen in Vernon at (250) 542-8053.
725 Richards Road
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