[Tweeters] Okanagan Valley (BC) Rare Bird Alert - July 10 update

Chris Charlesworth c_charlesworth23 at hotmail.com
Sun Jul 10 22:38:55 PDT 2005


This is the Okanagan Valley (BC) Bird Alert (250-491-7738) sponsored by the 
Central Okanagan Naturalists Club.

Sightings for Sunday, July 10 – 10:30 PM update

**RARE BIRD ALERT CONTINUES for the DICKCISSEL (Sorrento)

Featured birds include:

DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT (Kelowna & Peachland)
EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE (Kelowna)


Other birds mentioned:

Barred Owl
Peregrine Falcon
Black-backed Woodpecker
Boreal Chickadee
American Three-toed Woodpecker
Least Flycatcher
BROAD-WINGED HAWK
Black-chinned Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Calliope Hummingbird
Veery
Bonaparte's Gull


Sightings for July 10

The male DICKCISSEL was again seen on the 10th along Peterson Road, just E. 
of Sorrento (CS).
>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.

On July 8, a DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen on the dock at Antler's Beach 
just S. of Peachland (CoC). Another DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was seen in 
flight over Mission Ck. at the K.L.O Bridge in Kelowna on the 8th (CC,RT).

The EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was again along Heimlich Road off Speers Road in 
Kelowna on the 8th (CC,RT).

Two BARRED OWLS were calling in daylight just beyond the cattleguard at km 
10 on Beaver Lake Road, E. of Winfield on the 8th (CC,RT).


Sightings for July 7

A pair of EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were along Heimlich 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).

At Robert Lake, in Kelowna, an imm. BONAPARTE'S GULL was present today 
(BC,CC).

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 
water (CC).

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).


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Observers Initials: CC - Chris Charlesworth; RC - Russ Cannings; GW - 
Gwynneth Wilson; DC - Dick Cannings; BC - Bill Cutfield; WW - Wayne Weber; 
DB - Doug Brown; MH - Margaret Holm; RT - Ryan Tomlinson; CS - Chris Siddle; 
CoC - Connor Charlesworth.

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.


Chris Charlesworth
Avocet Tours
725 Richards Road
Kelowna, BC
V1X 2X5
Email: tours at avocettours.com
Website: www.avocettours.com
Phone: (250) 718-0335




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