[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for June 21, 2008

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Fri Jun 27 07:55:29 PDT 2008


This is Mark Wynja for Nature Vancouver's Rare Bird Alert for
Saturday, June 21st, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited, with
stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver. This message was updated at
11:00 PM on June 21st.

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 continues for a LESSER GOLDFINCH and BROWN PELICAN


Sightings for Saturday, June 21st:

The LESSER GOLDFINCH continues to be seen daily at 2093 Topaz Street
in Abbotsford.

A GRAY CATBIRD and two BULLOCK'S ORIOLES were seen along the Grant
Narrows nature dyke trail at Pitt Lake.


Sightings for Friday, June 20th:

The BROWN PELICAN continues to be reported most days from the White
Rock Pier. However, today it was reported from the breakwater off the
Tsawwassen ferry terminal in Delta.

The LESSER GOLDFINCH continues to be seen daily at 2093 Topaz Street
in Abbotsford.

Also in Abbotsford, a WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen at 93 Bradner Road.

A "blue phase" SNOW GOOSE was seen in a small flock of CANADA GEESE
from the Nature Dike Trail at Grant Narrows at Pitt Lake.

COMMON NIGHTHAWKS are being reported over the last several days from
Iona Island, Richmond and the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Delta.


Sightings for Thursday, June 19th:

The GRAY CATBIRDS was seen again at Colony Farm Park.

Along the Grant Narrows nature dyke at the south end of Pitt
Lake were a singing LEAST FLYCATCHER and two BULLOCK'S ORIOLES.


Sightings for Wednesday, June 18th:

A GRAY CATBIRD was discovered at Colony Farm in Coquitlam.


Sightings for Tuesday, June 17th:

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was again seen at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.


No sightings reported for Monday, June 16th


Sightings for Sunday, June 15th:

The male LESSER GOLDFINCH continues at the feeders at 2093 Topaz
Street in Abbotsford. It has been seen daily since the 11th.

A BROWN PELICAN was seen on the rocks at the end of the White Rock pier in
White Rock, and later feeding offshore.

The LEAST FLYCATCHER, present for 2 weeks, was still singing along the
"Nature dike" at Grant Narrows Park, at the south end of Pitt Lake.


Sightings for Saturday, June 14th:

A BROWN PELICAN was seen from the White Rock Pier.

A MARBLED GODWIT, rare in summer, was seen in the lagoon on the north side
of the Tsawwassen ferry jetty.


Sightings for Friday, June 13th:

A male ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK was reported briefly at a feeder in North
Burnaby, but has not been seen since.


Sightings for Thursday, June 12th:

A male LESSER GOLDFINCH is visiting thistle feeders at 2093 Topaz
Street in Abbotsford. Birders are welcome to enter the backyard via
the carport. The bird was first seen on June 11th.

Three GRAY CATBIRDS were observed along Rannie Road on the way to Grant
Narrows in Pitt Meadows, with another 2 along the Nature Dike Trail at Pitt
Lake.

In North Vancouver, 85 BLACK SWIFTS were seen over the Pemberton Heights
district.

A male AMERICAN KESTREL, very rare in summer, was seen along Deltaport Way
near the base of the Roberts Bank jetty in Delta.


Sightings for Wednesday, June 11th

The LESSER GOLDFINCH was first seen at 2093 Topaz Street in Abbotsford
(Clearbrook).

Point Roberts, WA produced 3 PACIFIC LOONS and 3 BRANT (rare in summer) and
80 BLACK SWIFTS.

At the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, 2 FRANKLIN'S GULLS were seen along the
shoreline. Also there were a drake REDHEAD and 4 TRUMPETER SWANS, all quite
out-of-season.

A EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVE was at 34B Street and River Road in Delta.


Sightings for Tuesday, June 10th:

500 to 600 low-flying BLACK SWIFTS were seen by one observer as he
drove along 34B Ave at 64th Street past the Boundary Bay Airport and
along Hwy 10 toward Scott Road in Delta.

A pair of WESTERN KINGBIRDS were seen at Colony Farm Regional Park in
Coquitlam.


Sightings for Monday, June 9th:

A FRANKLIN'S GULL was seen at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.


No sightings reported for Friday, June 8th


Sightings for Saturday, June 7th:

A BROWN PELICAN was seen at Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts,
Washington.

A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen near 13th Ave and 160th St in South Surrey.


Sightings for Friday, June 6th:

A male WHITE-WINGED CROSSBILL was seen near the bridge at the
Maplewood Conservation Area, North Vancouver, and a female LAZULI BUNTING
was at the point east of the bridge.


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





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