[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for January 20, 2007

Wayne C. Weber contopus at telus.net
Wed Jan 24 23:26:11 PST 2007


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for
January 20th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores
in Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at
10:00 AM on January 21st. The RBA telephone number is (604)
737-3074.


RARE BIRD ALERTS continue in Washington State for a WHOOPER
SWAN near Conway, a KING EIDER at the Semiahmoo Resort in
Blaine, a THICK-BILLED MURRE at Point No Point, and a SLATY-
BACKED GULL in Renton.
Please see the Tweeters E-mail group recent archives at
http://www.birdingonthe.net/mailinglists/TWET.html , or phone the
Washington State BirdBox at (206) 281-9172, for the latest
updates and directions.


Sightings for Saturday, January 20th:

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was discovered at Ladner
Harbour Park in Delta.


Sightings for Friday, January 19th:

Two EVENING GROSBEAKS were present along the upper
trail in Montrose Park in north Burnaby.


Sightings for Thursday, January 18th:

Two NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWLS, an immature NORTHERN
GOSHAWK, and 4 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS have
been seen regularly at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta over 
the past week.


Sightings for Wednesday, January 17th:

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was reported from a farm field at the foot of 112th
Street near Boundary Bay in Delta.

Iona Island in Richmond produced a male RING-NECKED DUCK,
an AMERICAN BITTERN, and a WESTERN MEADOWLARK.

An immature NORTHERN SHRIKE was in the Terra Nova area
just north of the Quilchena Golf Course in Richmond.


Sightings for Tuesday, January 16th:

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE was heard singing at Everett Crowley
Park in Vancouver


Sightings for Monday, January 15th:

A GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH was again seen at Simon Fraser
University in Burnaby, along the south side of the court yard of the
Academic Quadrangle. Seven COMMON REDPOLLS were also
present at this location.


No reports for Sunday, January 14th


Sightings for Saturday, January 13th:

A GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH was again seen at Simon Fraser
University on Burnaby Mountain, Burnaby, along the south side of
the courtyard of the Academic Quadrangle

2 ANCIENT MURRELETS and 2 MARBLED MURRELETS were
identified at Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, WA. Another
50 murrelets were seen at a distance in flight.


Sightings for Friday, January 12th:

A male EURASIAN WIGEON was observed at Jericho Park in Vancouver.


Sightings for Thursday, January 11th:

A GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCH was observed on Burnaby
Mountain at Simon Fraser University.


No reports for Wednesday, January 10th


Sightings for Tuesday, January 9th:

A male REDHEAD was present in Coal Harbour in Vancouver between
Georgia Street and the Rowing Club.


Sightings for Monday, January 8th:

At the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta, birds seen included 25
COMMON REDPOLLS (in alders next to Fuller Slough), 4 adult
BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, 5 SANDHILL CRANES, and
a NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL.  3 MUTE SWANS were present
in Canoe Pass, the southern arm of the Fraser River, close to
the Westham Island bridge.


Sightings for Sunday, January 7

Eight PINE GROSBEAKS were present at the SE corner of Musqueam
Park in Vancouver.

1757 BALD EAGLES were observed on the annual Squamish/Brackendale
eagle count.

The Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty in Delta produced an EARED GREBE
and 3 SNOW BUNTINGS


Sightings for Saturday, January 6

An adult BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE was discovered off Lighthouse
Park, Point Roberts, Washington.

An AMERICAN AVOCET, 3 MARBLED GODWITS, 11 male
EURASIAN WIGEON, and 5 RUDDY DUCKS were present at
Blackie Spit, Surrey

An escapee male MANDARIN DUCK was observed on the west
side of No. 3 Road just south of Steveston Hwy, Richmond.



If you have any questions about birds or birding in the Vancouver
area, please call Peter at 604-736-0991, Viveka at 604-531-3401,
or Larry at 604-465-1402. Thank you for calling the Vancouver
Rare Bird Alert, and good birding.


This message was recorded and transcribed by Mark Wynja,
and forwarded by Wayne Weber.


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




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