[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for November 12, 2007: IVORY GULL continues

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Tue Nov 13 10:33:19 PST 2007


This is the Vancouver Natural History Society's Rare Bird Alert for Monday,
November 12th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with stores in
Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at 10:00 PM on
November 12th. The RBA telephone number is (604) 737-3074.


Rare Bird Alert for an IVORY GULL in Abbotsford, and out of town for a
ROSS'S GULL near Vanderhoof (west of Prince George).


Sightings for Monday, November 12th

The adult IVORY GULL was again present for the third consecutive
Day in Abbotsford. Today it was located several hundred metres farther east
along Page Road at Hayton Road, a short spur road on the north side of Page
Road. Also among the large flocks of gulls was a 1st winter FRANKLIN'S GULL.
At least 40 TRUMPETER SWANS and 400 CACKLING GEESE were in corn stubble
fields along Page Road.

Three BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS were with Brewer's Blackbirds at Brydon Lagoon
in Langley.


Sightings for Sunday, November 11th

The adult IVORY GULL was again present at the same location as
Yesterday near Abbotsford.

The Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta produced a NORTHERN GOSHAWK.

Out of town, the adult ROSS'S GULL was again seen on Tachick Lake
southwest of Vanderhoof.


Sightings for Saturday, November 10th

An adult IVORY GULL was found on the Matsqui Flats just east of the Hwy 11
(Abbotsford-Mission Hwy) in a large flock of gulls and crows on a
farm field. (to get there, take Hwy 1 east, head north on Hwy 11,
turn left on Harris Rd., right on Riverside, follow Riverside under
Hwy 11 and turn right on to Page Rd. The flock was on the south side
of Page about 200 metres east of the intersection with Sim Rd.)

Out of town, an adult ROSS'S GULL was found on Tachick Lake, southwest
of Vanderhoof. The gull was viewed from the Tachick Lake Resort (to
get there, follow signs to the Kenney Dam via Kenney Dam Rd. Shortly
after the road turns to gravel, watch for the sign to Tachick Lake
Resort which is on Tachick Lake Rd)

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
most often in the pond nearest to the King George Highway (Hwy 99A).

A PRAIRIE FALCON was reported from east of 72nd St in Delta, and out toward
Mud Bay.


Sightings for Wednesday, November 7th


A PRAIRIE FALCON was seen from Elgin Heritage Park in Surrey


Sightings for Tuesday, November 6th


5 SNOW BUNTINGS were at the tip of the Iona Island South Jetty in Richmond


Sightings for Monday, November 5th

43 BRANT were near the Beach Grove Lagoon, seen from the pump house
at Centennial Beach Park in Delta.

The White Rock Pier in White Rock produced a male REDHEAD.


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.


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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