[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for September 13, 2008

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Wed Sep 17 12:01:34 PDT 2008


This is Mark Wynja with Nature Vancouver's Rare Bird Alert for
Saturday, September 13th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited,
with stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

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 a PALM WARBLER on September 12th, VESPER SPARROW
from September 10th to 12th, BROWN PELICAN on September 2nd to 4th,
LONG-TAILED JAEGER on September 2nd, and BLACKPOLL WARBLER on
September 2nd.


Sightings for Saturday, September 13th

Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen along the Iona Island south jetty in
Richmond.


Sightings for Friday, September 12th

A VESPER SPARROW continues along the edge of the Rowing Pavilion
parking lot at Burnaby Lake in Burnaby. Nearby at the fitness circuit
on Sperling Avenue was a PALM WARBLER.

A probable RED-NECKED PHALAROPE was seen on the pond at Jericho
Beach Park in Vancouver.


Sightings for Thursday, September 11th

A SURFBIRD was seen at the Tsawwassen ferry terminal in Delta,
and a MARBLED GODWIT and LONG-BILLED CURLEW were at Blackie Spit
Park on Mud Bay in Surrey.


Sightings for Wednesday, September 10th

A VESPER SPARROW was found along the edge of the Rowing Pavilion
parking lot at Burnaby Lake Park in Burnaby.

A LEWIS' WOODPECKER was seen and photographed at Blackie Spit
in Surrey.

A CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW continues near the foot of 104th St in Delta.


Sightings for Tuesday, September 9th

8 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were on 96th St just south of Hornby Drive
and 1 RED KNOT and 1 PECTORAL SANDPIPER were on Boundary Bay near the
foot of 104th St, Delta

A CLAY-COLOURED SPARROW was discovered near the foot of 104th Street
on Boundary Bay in Delta.

Many migrant songbirds were seen at the Maplewood Conservation Area in
North Vancouver, including 3 WESTERN TANAGERS, a late BLACK-HEADED
GROSBEAK, and at least 6 species of warblers.


Sightings for Monday, September 8th

3 SPOTTED SANDPIPERS were along East Beach in White Rock.


Sightings for Sunday, September 7th

Birds seen along the Iona Island south jetty in Richmond included
3 PARASITIC JAEGERS, 20 COMMON TERNS, a RED-THROATED LOON, 2
RHINOCEROS AUKLETS, and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

A TOWNSEND'S SOLITAIRE, rare in fall, was seen at Campbell Valley
Regional Park in Langley.


Sightings for Saturday, September 6th

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER was in the ditch east of the foot of 104th St on
Boundary Bay in Delta.

The following were observed among the shorebirds on Boundary Bay
between the foot of 104th St and 88th St: a RUDDY TURNSTONE, 5 RED
KNOTS, 3 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, a MARBLED GODWIT, a LONG-BILLED
CURLEW, 15 DUNLIN, and 7 BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS.

Birds of note along the Iona Island south jetty in Richmond
included 4 LAPLAND LONGSPURS, a RED-THROATED LOON, 3 PARASITIC JAEGERS,
and a RHINOCEROS AUKLET.


Sightings for Friday, September 5th

An AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER was seen along the Iona Island south jetty
in Richmond.


Sightings for Thursday, September 4th

A BROWN PELICAN was seen from Blackie Spit Park in Surrey.

The out-of-season SNOW GOOSE was still near the pond at Ambleside
Park in West Vancouver.

Four PARASITIC JAEGERS and a HORNED LARK were seen along the Iona
Island south jetty in Richmond, and a NASHVILLE WARBLER on the
island itself.


Sightings for Wednesday, September 3rd

The BROWN PELICAN was seen again along the Iona Island south jetty
in Richmond, as were a LAPLAND LONGSPUR, a HORNED LARK, and 2
COMMON MURRES.

Four SOLITARY SANDPIPERS, a surprising number, were reported from
the ditch at the foot of 104th Street in Delta.

Three RED KNOTS and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER were seen among other
shorebirds at Brunswick Point in Delta. Nearby, 28 RED-NECKED
PHALAROPES were on the Highway 17 pond near the Deltaport Way
junction in Delta.


Sightings for Tuesday, September 2nd

A BLACKPOLL WARBLER was reported from the fitness circuit along
Sperling Avenue in Burnaby, just west of Burnaby Lake Regional
Park.

Four TURKEY VULTURES were seen near the Langley Airport in Langley.

The Iona Island south jetty in Richmond produced reports of a
LONG-TAILED JAEGER, many COMMON TERNS, a BROWN PELICAN, and
a LAPLAND LONGSPUR.

Birds seen along Boundary Bay near the foot of 96th Street in Delta
included a MARBLED GODWIT, 2 RED KNOTS, 2 RUDDY TURNSTONES, an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a RED-NECKED PHALAROPE, 4 DUNLIN, a BANK
SWALLOW, and 20 BLACK SWIFTS. Another BANK SWALLOW was at
Iona Island.

Birds of note along the Tsawwassen ferry jetty in Delta included
7 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, a WILLET, 2 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, and an
AMERICAN KESTREL.


Sightings for Monday, September 1st

A NASHVILLE WARBLER, rare as a fall migrant, was seen near Fraser Street
and 30th Avenue in Vancouver.


Sightings for Sunday, August 31st

A very early and out-of-place SNOW GOOSE was seen with CANADA GEESE
Near the pond at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver.

A RUDDY TURNSTONE was seen at the Tsawwassen ferry jetty in Delta.

A NORTHERN WATERTHRUSH was in a flock of migrants along the Sea Island
dike running northeast from the woodlot located at base of the
causeway to Iona Island in Richmond.


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.


Message forwarded by Wayne Weber.


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







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