[Tweeters] Vancouver RBA for July 9, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Mon Jul 11 23:19:38 PDT 2005


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for
Saturday, July 9th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores
in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The RBA phone number is (604) 597-7201.


Sightings for Saturday, July 9:

On the Grant Narrows nature trail in Pitt Meadows, a LEAST FLYCATCHER was
heard but not seen near the trail entrance. Also nearby were 3 AMERICAN
REDSTARTS, a GRAY CATBIRD, and an EVENING GROSBEAK. Along
Rannie Road near the bend before the entrance to Grant Narrows were
2 GRAY CATBIRDS and an AMERICAN BITTERN.

In White Rock, a BROWN PELICAN was seen flying towards Beach Grove at 11
A.M..

Out of town news: a BOOBY sp. was seen from a whale-watching trip off
Bellingham, WA today.

The long-staying DICKCISSEL continues at Balmoral, 20 km north of Salmon
Arm, BC.


No reports for July 7 and July 8.


Sightings for Wednesday, July 6:

At Iona Island in Richmond, 3 PURPLE MARTINS were seen at the base
of the north jetty. Nearby a YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was present.


No reports for July 5.


Sightings for Monday, July 4

A flock of 15-20 BAND-TAILED PIGEONS were seen at Deer
Lake, Burnaby.


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/ .

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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