[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for November 4, 2007

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Mon Nov 5 12:35:47 PST 2007


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for Sunday,
November 4th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at 8:00 PM on
October 28th. The RBA telephone number is (604) 737-3074.

RARE BIRD ALERT for an out-of-town TROPICAL KINGBIRD and a HOODED WARBLER,
both on Vancouver Island.


Sightings for Sunday, November 4th

A TROPICAL KINGBIRD was seen and heard at Martindale Flats near Victoria
today. The bird was in the trees and shrubs behind the houses on Mallard
Ave, best viewed from the Martindale Road side for most of the afternoon,
but at the end of the day was in the front yards of the houses on Mallard.

A HOODED WARBLER was seen behind the John Hart Generating Station on the
Canyon View Trail in Campbell River at ~10:30 AM.

At Serpentine Fen in Surrey, the GREAT EGRET continues and has been
reported on an almost daily basis since Oct 28th. It is being seen
in the pond nearest to the King George Highway (Hwy 99A).

200 ANCIENT MURRELETS as well as 6 MARBLED MURRELETS, 75 COMMON
MURRES and 25 PIGEON GUILLEMOTS were seen at Lighthouse Marine Park
in Point Roberts, Washington. This is a record high one-day count
of Ancient Murrelets in our area.

2 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were along Highway 10, halfway between 96th St
and 104th St in Delta


Sightings for Saturday, November 3rd

Well over 100 ANCIENT MURRELETS and 20 MARBLED MURRELETS were seen
from Lighthouse Marine Park at Point Roberts, WA.

At Blackie Spit in Surrey, a LONG-BILLED CURLEW, 3 MARBLED GODWITS,
and 6 GREATER YELLOWLEGS were seen.


Sightings for Friday, November 2nd

A GYRFALCON was observed in flight near 64th St at 36th Ave in
Delta, heading towards 72nd St.

A COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.


Sightings for Thursday, November 1st

An ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER was at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.


No reports for Wednesday, October 31st


Sightings for Tuesday, October 30th:

At Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts, 12 ANCIENT MURRELETS were seen.

At Boundary Bay Regional Park, a TURKEY VULTURE flew south.


Sightings for Monday, October 29th:

At Serpentine Fen in Surrey, the GREAT EGRET was again present for most of
the day.


Sightings for Sunday, October 28th:

At Esquimalt Lagoon in Colwood (near Victoria), a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER
was seen in shrubs and trees in the far northwest end of the lagoon Road
near the last three houses. This bird has not been reported since.

At Serpentine Fen in Surrey, a GREAT EGRET was seen in the pond nearest to
King George Hwy. It was present until at least 2:30 pm.

Five EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen on a telephone wire along Highway 10
in Delta, between 104th and 96th Streets. One of these birds was much paler
than the others, and may have been a hybrid between a EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE
and RINGED TURTLE-DOVE.


Sightings for Saturday, October 27th:

At Blackie Spit in Surrey, an AMERICAN TREE SPARROW was present in the
environmentally sensitive area. Nearby were the long-staying LONG-BILLED
CURLEW and 2 MARBLED GODWITS.

On the Vancouver-Victoria ferry, in Active Pass, were 850 RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES and an immature BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE.

In Vancouver, 4 EVENING GROSBEAKS flew east over 33rd and Heather St.


No reports for Friday, October 26th.


Sightings for Thursday, October 25th:

At Iona Island in Richmond, a ROCK SANDPIPER was present at the tip of the
south jetty.


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.

For further information about birding in the Vancouver area, log onto the
Vancouver Natural History Society website at http://naturevancouver.ca



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

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





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