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

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Oct 21 08:34:58 PDT 2005


This is Mark Wynja with the Vancouver Natural History Society's
Rare Bird Alert for Wednesday, October 19, 2005, sponsored in part by 
the Wild Birds Unlimited stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver. 
This update was recorded at 10:30 pm on October 19. The RBA phone 
number is 604-737-3074.


OUT OF TOWN RARE BIRD ALERT for a NORTHERN WHEATEAR


Sightings for Wednesday, October 19

The OUT OF TOWN RARE BIRD ALERT continues for a NORTHERN
WHEATEAR at French Creek at Columbia Beach north of Parksville.
For directions and updates contact the Victoria Rare Bird Alert at 
250-592-3381.


Sightings for Tuesday, October 18

1 male TOWNSEND'S WARBLER is visiting a suet feeder in Richmond.

2 WILLETS were observed at the base of the White Rock Pier.

1 WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was present at Serpentine Fen in Surrey.

1 very late ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW was among the sightings at the 
Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, which also included 1 `blue morph' SNOW
GOOSE, 7 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE, and 4 CACKLING GEESE.

1 ROUGH-LEGGED HAWK was present at Colony Farm in Coquitlam.

At Third Beach in Vancouver's Stanley Park, 17 RED-NECKED GREBES
were offshore as well as about one thousand SURF SCOTERS.


Sightings for Saturday, October 15

2 LAPLAND LONGSPURS were present at the end of the Iona Island
South Jetty in Richmond, as well as 2 PARASITIC JAEGERS off the tip.


Sightings for Wednesday, October 12

2 PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS and 1 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER
were present in a potato field along Hornby Drive in Delta, just west 
of the train tracks.


Sightings for Tuesday, October 11

At the foot of 96th Street on Boundary Bay in Delta, sightings included 1 
PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER and 1 juvenile SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER. 

On the Iona Island South Jetty the birds seen included 1 CLAY-COLOURED 
SPARROW, 1 LAPLAND LONGSPUR, 1 gray morph GYRFALCON, and 1 MERLIN.

Off the tip of Blackie Spit in Surrey, 2 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED
GEESE were seen  in a flock of 100 CANADA GEESE.


If you have any questions about birds or birding in the Vancouver
area, please call Wayne at (604) 597-7201, Viveka at (604) 531-3401,
or Larry at (604) 465-1402. Thank you for calling the Vancouver Rare
Bird Alert, and good birding.


Mark Wynja
Vancouver, BC


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



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