[Tweeters] Okanagan Valley (BC) Rare Bird Alert - July 19 update

Chris Charlesworth c_charlesworth23 at hotmail.com
Tue Jul 19 07:43:10 PDT 2005


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

Sightings for Tuesday, July 19 – 7:30 AM update

Featured birds include:

DICKCISSEL (Sorrento)
INDIGO BUNTING (Sorrento)
PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (Creston)
PEREGRINE FALCON (Westbank)

Other birds mentioned:

Double-crested Cormorant
Least Flycatcher
Black-backed Woodpecker
Lark Sparrow
Northern Goshawk
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Barred Owl


Sightings for July 19

A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen on the rocky slope just W. of Pebble Beach Park 
in Westbank on July 17 (EF).

The DICKCISSEL was again along Peterson Road near Sorrento on July 17 (TH). 
>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.

Also in the Sorrento area, a bird fitting the description of a male INDIGO 
BUNTING was seen on July 16 (TG). Coming into Sorrento from Hwy 1 from the 
west, you come to a Petro Canada gas station and turn for Passchondale Road. 
  This road loops around in a "C" and joins Hwy 1 again.  The bird was seen 
on this loop on the water side of the road.

On July 14, a male PROTHONOTARY WARBLER was seen in the bushes along the 
edge of the parking area at the Creston Wildlife Centre in the Kootenays 
(TM).


Sightings for July 13

A juvenile NORTHERN GOSHAWK was in the large cottonwoods at Sunoka Park in 
Summerland (LRo).

In Vernon, 2 LARK SPARROWS were on a small gravel road off Bailey Road on 
the Vernon Commonage (TF,RM). A short distance west from Hwy 97 on Bailey 
Road look for a gravel road on the left signed for "western rock". The 
sparrows were 300 meters up this road. In the aspen copse near the beginning 
of the road was a singing LEAST FLYCATCHER (TF,RM).

On July 11, a male BLACK-BACKED WOODPECKER was seen along the Gillard FSR, 
south of Kelowna, shortly after it joins with the Kettle Valley Railway 
(CC,CS).

Also on July 11, the DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT was again at Antler's Beach, 
south of Peachland (GW).


Sightings for July 10

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

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).



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Observers Initials: CC - Chris Charlesworth; GW - Gwynneth Wilson; RT - Ryan 
Tomlinson; CS - Chris Siddle; CoC - Connor Charlesworth; TF - Trevor Forder; 
RM - Richard Mooney; TH - Ted Hillary; EF - Elke Fischer; TG - Trent Gluker; 
TM - Thor Manson.

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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