[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for December 6, 2008

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Wed Dec 10 13:09:57 PST 2008


This is Mark Wynja for Nature Vancouver's Rare Bird Alert for
Saturday December 6th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with
stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at
4:00 PM on December 6th.

The RBA telephone number is (604) 737-3074.

If you wish to leave a rare bird report, please press the star button
at the end of this message to go back to the menu, press "2" for the
rare bird reporting line, and follow the instructions given there.

RARE BIRD ALERT for an adult BLACK-TAILED GULL on Vancouver Island,
which was last reported in Courtenay on December 1st.
For updates, check messages on the BCVIBIRDS E-mail group.

Locally, November 26th was the last report for the TROPICAL KINGBIRD
at the intersection of 64th Street and 28th Avenue in Delta.


Sightings for Friday, December 5th

The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues on the dike east of the foot of
64th Street, Delta.

2 EARED GREBES were observed from the White Rock Pier in White Rock.


Sightings for Thursday, December 4th

Another NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen along the Richmond West Dike
just north of the foot of Blundell Road.

A HARRIS'S SPARROW was seen in an Aldergrove yard near 256th Street and
10th Avenue.


Sightings for Wednesday, December 3rd

The NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD continues on the dike east of the foot of
64th Street and 2 AMERICAN TREE SPARROWS were seen along the dike east of
the foot of 72nd Street, Delta.


Sightings for Tuesday, December 2nd

A SPOTTED SANDPIPER was on a large log floating in Fuller Slough at
the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.

A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was seen in Delta along the Boundary Bay dyke
east of 64th Street, and may have been there for a week or more.


Sightings for Monday, December 1st

Out of town, the BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen again near the Courtenay
Airpark on Vancouver Island, after having been missed on the weekend.


Sightings for Sunday, November 30th

Five SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the Iona Island south jetty in Richmond.


Sightings for Saturday, November 29th

A very late male COMMON YELLOWTHROAT was seen at Hadden Park in Vancouver,
about 80 metres west of the Maritime Museum.


There were no sightings reported for Friday, November 28th


Sightings for Thursday, November 27th

A MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE was reported from a bird feeder in the 5300 block
of Aspen Way in Delta.

The BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen again in Courtenay.

A NORTHERN PYGMY-OWL was seen at the Maplewood Conservation Area in
North Vancouver, and a TOWNSEND’S WARBLER in the 2100 block of Bowser
Avenue.


Sightings for Wednesday, November 26th

The adult BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen again at Courtenay on Vancouver
Island.

A NORTHERN HAWK-OWL was reportedly seen and photographed on the
Ledgeview Trail, near the Ledgeview Golf Course in Abbotsford, but
was not reported until about a week later. It may still be in the area.

This was the most recent report of the TROPICAL KINGBIRD at the
intersection of 64th Street and 28th Avenue in Delta, present there since
October 30th.

The GYRFALCON was seen again near the foot of 96th Street in Delta.
Fifteen late WESTERN SANDPIPERS were seen with a large flock of DUNLIN
nearby.

Also in Delta, 15 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES and 14 MOURNING DOVES
were seen on wires along Highway 10 near 104th Street. Thirty LEAST
SANDPIPERS were seen near the TROPICAL KINGBIRD location on 64th Street,
and an AMERICAN KESTREL was on 112th Street south of Highway 99.

Along 40th Avenue near Mud Bay in Surrey were 100 CACKLING GEESE and
50 BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS.

The HARRIS’S SPARROW was still present for the 5th consecutive day
on 230th Street in Maple Ridge.


Sightings for Tuesday, November 25th

The TROPICAL KINGBIRD was still on 64th Street in Delta.

A BARRED OWL was reported from Bond Street in North Vancouver.


Sightings for Monday, November 24th

The BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen by numerous observers at Courtenay.

A bird believed to be possibly an OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER was seen
along the South Alouette River in Maple Ridge, but could not be positively
identified.


Sightings for Sunday, November 23rd

The adult BLACK-TAILED GULL was seen and photographed by numerous birders
near the Courtenay Airpark on Vancouver Island.

Closer to home, two very late CLIFF SWALLOWS were seen near the foot of
72nd Street in Delta, and the GYRFALCON was seen again on the
communications tower west of the foot of 96th.

Four SNOW BUNTINGS were seen on the Iona Island south jetty in Richmond.

A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL and a SHORT-EARED OWL were seen at the
Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver, and 3 more SHORT-EARED
OWLS along the Richmond west dyke near Francis Road.


A brief account of 31 of the best birding locations in the
Vancouver area can be found on the Nature Vancouver website at
http://www.naturevancouver.ca/Birding_Birding_Sites



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.

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

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








More information about the Tweeters mailing list