[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for September 26, 2008
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Sun Sep 28 09:35:08 PDT 2008
This is Mark Wynja for Nature Vancouver's Rare Bird Alert for
Friday, September 26th, sponsored in part by Wild Birds Unlimited,
with stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.
The RBA telephone number is (604) 737-3074.
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Sightings for Friday, September 26th
A RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER, very rare in fall, was seen at Cecil Green
Park near the UBC Anthropology Museum.
A late OSPREY was roosting near the foot of Pemberton Avenue in North
Three PARASITIC JAEGERS were seen at Lighthouse Marine Park on Point
Sightings for Thursday, September 25th
Four PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS and six AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS
were seen on the turf farm on 72nd Street in Delta. Nearby, at the foot of
96th Street, 50 SNOW GEESE flew past.
Elgin Heritage Park in Surrey produced a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW.
Sightings for Wednesday, September 24th
Six SANDHILL CRANES, 3 BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS, and 400
early SNOW GEESE were at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary in Delta.
25 RING-NECKED DUCKS were present on Surrey Lake on 152nd Street in Surrey.
The WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was still at the Maplewood Conservation
Area in North Vancouver.
Three PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS, 2 AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVERS, and
2 unidentified GOLDEN-PLOVERS were at the 72nd Street turf farm in Delta.
Sightings for Tuesday, September 23rd
Near the foot of 96th Street in Delta, two PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS, an
AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER, a RED KNOT, and 2 MARBLED GODWITS were
seen among thousands of shorebirds. Two more PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVERS
were seen at the turf farm on 72nd Street.
The BROWN PELICAN was still present off Beecher Street at Crescent Beach
Sightings for Monday, September 22nd
A WHITE-THROATED SPARROW continues at the Maplewood Conservation Area
in North Vancouver.
Sightings for Sunday, September 21st
There were several BROWN PELICAN sightings, which may have involved some of
The same birds. A flock of 8 was seen flying south near Steveston in
Richmond. In addition, one was seen off Crescent Beach in Surrey, one
off the Tsawwassen ferry jetty in Delta, and two off Iona Island in
Two MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES and a PARASITIC JAEGER were seen at Lighthouse
Marine Park, Point Roberts, Washington.
Another MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE was visiting a feeder in the 7900 block of
Angus Drive in Vancouver.
Two BANK SWALLOWS were present in a flock of BARN SWALLOWS
Along 40th Avenue west of Highway 99 in Surrey.
Five RED KNOTS were seen in a large flock of BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS
in fields off 41B Street south of Deltaport Way in Delta.
Sightings for Saturday, September 20th
A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER was with 100 KILLDEER, 11 AMERICAN GOLDEN-
PLOVERS, and one PACIFIC GOLDEN-PLOVER on the Turf Farm along 72nd
Street in Delta. Many AMERICAN PIPITS and a LAPLAND LONGSPUR
were also in this field.
A SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER, the first of the fall, was reported in a flock
Of PECTORAL SANDPIPERS at the foot of 96th Street in Delta.
Sightings for Friday, September 19th
An ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER was observed at the tip of the Iona Island
South Jetty in Richmond, and a PALM WARBLER was seen around the gate
near the base of the North Jetty.
Sightings for Thursday, September 18th
A late OSPREY was seen at Hawthorne Park in Surrey.
Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts, Washington produced a RUDDY
TURNSTONE and at least one PARASITIC JAEGER.
At least 30 COMMON TERNS and an adult WESTERN GULL were seen at the White
Rock pier in White Rock.
Sightings for Wednesday, September 17th
A "white striped" WHITE-THROATED SPARROW was observed at the Maplewood
Conservation Area, North Vancouver.
An EARED GREBE and a PARASITIC JAEGER were observed west of the White
Rock Pier in White Rock.
Two MARBLED GODWITS, a RED KNOT, and an AMERICAN GOLDEN-PLOVER were
present with other shorebirds near the mansion west of 96th Street on the
Boundary Bay dyke in Delta.
Another MARBLED GODWIT and a LONG-BILLED CURLEW were at Blackie Spit in
Sightings for Tuesday, September 16th
A STILT SANDPIPER was seen in "Farm Slough", the small bay at the base of
Blackie Spit Park in Surrey.
At least 60 COMMON TERNS were feeding just off the White Rock Pier in White
A TURKEY VULTURE was seen near 176th Street and 88th Avenue in Surrey.
Sightings for Monday, September 15th
A late CHIPPING SPARROW was seen and photographed at the Maplewood
Conservation Area in North Vancouver.
Sightings for Sunday, September 14th
Three LAPLAND LONGSPURS were seen along the Iona Island south jetty in
Two EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were at the railway yards in Port Coquitlam,
a new locality for this species.
A brief account of 31 of the best birding locations in the
Vancouver area can be found on the Nature Vancouver website at
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
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