[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for July 19, 2005

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Jul 22 09:11:40 PDT 2005


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for Tuesday,
July 19th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver. The RBA telephone number is (604)737-3074.


Sightings for Tuesday, July 19:

At Colony Farm in Port Coquitlam were 4 EASTERN KINGBIRDS, a GREEN
HERON, and an AMERICAN BITTERN.

In Delta,  a RED KNOT was seen with a flock of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS
in a field off Hwy 10 near 112th St.


Sightings for Monday, July 18:

On the Boundary Bay foreshore in Delta, just west of 104th Street, a RED
KNOT was seen in a flock of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS.


Sightings for Sunday, July 17:

At the Compensation Lagoon at the Tsawwassen jetty in Delta, 2 WHIMBRELS
were present.

At York Crescent, North Delta, 8 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen
hawking insects over Burns Bog.


Sightings for Saturday, July 16:

At Iona Island in Richmond, a BROWN PELICAN was seen flying towards the
Vancouver Airport at 8:30 pm.

In North Delta, 4 COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen flying over 95 Ave and 116 St.


Sightings for Friday, July 15:

At White Rock, a COMMON MURRE was seen from the pier.  Nearby at Crescent
Beach were 137 RHINOCEROS AUKLETS and a RED-NECKED GREBE.


Sightings for Thursday, July 14:

At Iona Island were 3 PURPLE MARTINS at the nest boxes.  3 YELLOW-
HEADED BLACKBIRDS were present at the outer ponds.  In the sewage
ponds were 200 WESTERN SANDPIPERS, 200 LEAST SANDPIPERS,
and 11 SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS.

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
distributed by Wayne Weber.

Wayne C. Weber
Delta, BC
contopus at telus.net



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