[Tweeters] Vancouver, BC RBA for January 22, 2008
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Fri Jan 23 09:57:14 PST 2009
This is Wayne Weber with Nature Vancouver's Rare Bird Alert for
Thursday, January 22nd, 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.
We apologize for the long delay in updating the RBA, which resulted
from major problems with my computer over the last 2 weeks.
RARE BIRD ALERT for an adult SLATY-BACKED GULL at the Abbotsford
garbage transfer station, near Riverside Road and Industrial
Way in Abbotsford. This bird has been seen at least on January 3,
16, 18, and 22.
RARE BIRD ALERT also for a first-year male KING EIDER at the
Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA on January 17.
Sightings for Thursday, January 22nd
The adult SLATY-BACKED GULL was seen again at the garbage transfer
station in Abbotsford, near Riverside Road and Industrial Way,
west of Highway 11.
The two NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, one adult and one immature, were still
present in Vancouver's Jericho Park.
No sightings reported for Wednesday, January 21st
Sightings for Tuesday, January 20th
The adult GOLDEN EAGLE was seen again on 28th Avenue near the Roberts
Bank port in Delta.
Sightings for Monday, January 19th
A GREAT GRAY OWL was seen and photographed near Point Atkinson in
Lighthouse Park, West Vancouver.
Five LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS were seen along the Nicomekl River near
Brydon Lagoon in Langley, a regular wintering spot for this species.
Sightings for Sunday, January 18th
Three out-of-season BARN SWALLOWS were seen over the outer pond at
Iona Island, Richmond.
The GOLDEN EAGLE was seen and photographed on 28th Avenue in West
Delta, and a GYTRFALCONH was seen nearby.
An AMERICAN BITTERN was reported from Colony Farm Regional Park
In Port Coquitlam.
The SLATY-BACKED GULL was reported again in Abbotsford.
Sightings for Saturday, January 17th
Two EARED GREBES and 20 LONG-TAILED DUCKS were seen off the White
Rock pier in White Rock.
At the Semiahmoo Resort in Blaine, WA, an immature male KING EIDER
was reported near the marina, but could not be found by other observers
the next day.
Sightings for Friday, January 16th
The adult SLATY-BACKED GULL found on the Abbotsford Christmas Bird
Count was seen again near the garbage transfer station on
Industrial Way near Vye Road in Abbotsford.
Sightings for Thursday, January 15th
An adult GOLDEN EAGLE was found on 28th Avenue near 48th Street, west
of Highway 17 in Delta. It may be the same eagle which was present in
this area for awhile last winter.
Sightings for Wednesday, January 14th
A NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD was reported from Terra Nova Park in
Richmond, near the western terminus of Westminster Highway.
Sightings for Tuesday, January 13th
Two adult BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were at the Reifel Bird
Sanctuary in Delta. Nearby, 7 MUTE SWANS and a GYRFALCON were
seen near the Westham Island bridge.
Sightings for Monday, January 12th
The wintering TOWNSEND'S WARBLER is still being seen daily at a
Feeder in the 3000 block of Spuraway in Port Coquitlam.
Sightings for Sunday, January 11th
A GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE was present with Canada Geese near
the south end of the Second Narrows Bridge in Vancouver.
Sightings for Saturday, January 10th
A flock of 15 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS was seen briefly in the Walnut
Grove district of Langley.
Sightings for Wednesday, January 7th
The immature NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen again in Vancouver's
Sightings for Monday, January 5th
At the Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver, a BLACK
OYSTERCATCHER, a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and a LESSER YELLOWLEGS
Sightings for Sunday, January 4th
The Ladner Christmas Bird Count tallied 133 species, including
a GYRFALCON, 2 GLAUCOUS GULLS, several BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS,
a WHITE-THROATED SPARROW, 13 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES, and
more than 600 BALD EAGLES.
A PINE GROSBEAK, a LESSER YELLOWLEGS, and a SPOTTED SANDPIPER were
seen at the Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver.
More than 750 BALD EAGLES, plus one BALD EAGLE, were seen on the
annual eagle count in the Squamish and Brackendale area.
Sightings for Saturday, January 3rd
The Abbotsford-Mission Christmas Bird Count recorded 92 species
including an adult SLATY-BACKED GULL, an AMERICAN BITTERN, a
GOLDEN EAGLE, BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, a HARRIS'S SPARROW, and a
Two GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE and 120 LONG-BILLED DOWITCHERS
were seen near the head of Burrard Inlet in Port Moody.
Sightings for Friday, January 2nd
Three PINE GROSBEAKS were seen along the Grant Narrows nature dyke
at Pitt Lake.
The LESSER YELLOWLEGS and one BOHEMIAN WAXWING were noted at the
Maplewood Conservation Area in North Vancouver.
Two BLACK-CROWNED NIGHT-HERONS were seen at the Reifel Bird
Sanctuary in Delta, and 3 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were nearby
in the 4100 block of River Road.
Fifteen BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were seen near the UPS terminal on
Sea Island, Richmond.
Four VIRGINIA RAILS were seen in the stormwater retention area
on the north side of Lost Lagoon in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
Sightings for Thursday, January 1st
In North Vancouver, a NORTHERN PYGMY=-OWL, a NORTHERN SAW-WHET
OWL, several BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, and a
LESSER YELLOWLEGS were seen at the Maplewood Conservation Area.
A SLATE-COLOURED JUNCO, an ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD, and 3 BAND-TAILED
PIGEONS were in the 2100 block of Bowser in North Vancouver.
At Vancouver's Jericho Park, the adult NORTHERN GOSHAWK and
two BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS were reported.
The wintering WILLET and 5 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS were seen and
photographed along the south side of the Tsawwassen ferry jetty
Sightings for Wednesday, December 31st
In Pitt Meadows, 8 EURASIAN COLLARED-DOVES were seen along
Two NORTHERN GOSHAWKS, an adult and immature, were at Jericho
Park in Vancouver.
At the Maplewood Conservation Area, 14 BOHEMIAN WAXWINGS, a LESSER
YELLOWLEGS with 12 GREATER YELLOWLEGS, a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, a
NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL, and a BARRED OWL were seen.
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, Larry at 604-465-1402, or Viveka
Thank you for calling the Vancouver Rare Bird Alert, and good birding.
Wayne C. Weber
contopus at telus.net
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