[Tweeters] Vancouver RBA for July 13, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Jul 15 16:21:57 PDT 2005


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for
Wednesday, July 13th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores
in Vancouver and North Vancouver. The RBA phone number is (604) 597-7201.


Rare bird alert for out-of-town BROWN BOOBY.


Sightings for Wednesday, July 13:

At Colony Farm in Coquitlam, near the duck pond, were 1 EASTERN
KINGBIRD, 2 AMERICAN BITTERNS, and 1 TURKEY VULTURE.

At Minnekhada Regional Park in Coquitlam were 2 EASTERN KINGBIRDS,
seen at the lower marsh, and a male EVENING GROSBEAK seen at the
upper marsh.

In West Vancouver, 3 MARBLED MURRELETS were seen along the seawall.


Sightings for Tuesday, July 12:

A BROWN BOOBY was seen at Bellingham Bay, Washington. It was
feeding at a distance in the bay at 5:30 PM. Present since Saturday.
So far, only seen in the late afternoon.

At Grant Narrows Nature trail in Pitt Meadows, the LEAST FLYCATCHER
was seen 100 m west of the footbridge. 2 female AMERICAN REDSTARTS
were seen near the trail entrance, and 4 EASTERN KINGBIRDS were
seen along the trail.

In Surrey, a GREEN HERON and 6 BLACK SWIFTS were seen at Surrey Heights
Park.

In North Delta, a TURKEY VULTURE was seen flying over 95th Ave near 116th
Street.


No sightings reported for Monday, July 11.


Sightings for Sunday, July 10:

In Richmond, a BROWN PELICAN was seen off Steveston Pier.


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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