[Tweeters] CORRECTION: Curlew Sandpiper at BOUNDARY BAY, not Point Roberts

Wayne Weber contopus at telus.net
Sun Sep 17 20:40:56 PDT 2017


The contents of Hal Opperman’s message were accurate, but the header was misleading. The Curlew Sandpiper was seen this evening at 96th Street on Boundary Bay in Delta, BC; it was photographed and appears to be the same bird that was seen and photographed on September 10 at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary and yesterday evening (September 16) at Lighthouse Marine Park in Point Roberts.

The bird was first seen today by me about 4:30, although in the strong wind and driving rain, I was not certain of the ID. It was with a group of 200 or so Western Sandpipers which took off several times but kept returning, at intervals, to the same spot very close to the foot of 96th. It was last seen about 6 PM and was seen by at least 5 other birders. Good photos were taken by Ilya Povalyaev and perhaps by others.

This bird is very frustrating to birders, as it has now appeared at 3 widely divergent locations within a week. Those hoping to find this bird in Washington may be out of luck, but it may be worth trying tomorrow evening at or near high tide (from about 4 PM onward) near the foot of 96th. Also seen there today were 3 MARBLED GODWITS, one HUDSONIAN GODWIT, and a RED KNOT.

Good luck to anyone chasing this bird-- you will need it!

Wayne C. Weber

Delta, BC

contopus at telus.net

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu [mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Hal Opperman
Sent: Sunday, September 17, 2017 7:51 PM
To: Tweeters
Subject: [Tweeters] Fwd: BC Rare Bird Alert: RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER relocated in Point Roberts! - Sept 16th

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From: Melissa H <bcbirdergirl at gmail.com>
Date: September 17, 2017 at 5:35:38 PM PDT
To: tweeters-owner at mailman1.u.washington.edu
Subject: Re: BC Rare Bird Alert: RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER relocated in Point Roberts! - Sept 16th

Hi everyone I am looking at the CUSA now at 96th st at boundary bay in Canada he is sitting at the foot at 530pm

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On Sep 17, 2017, at 1:00 AM, Melissa H <bcbirdergirl at gmail.com> wrote:

A Curlew Sandpiper was relocated in WA yesterday but I am not a member of tweeters I run the bc rare bird alert could you kindly post this link with the info for wa birders who may want to twitch this great rarity?



Melissa Hafting

BC Rare Bird Alert

Vancouver, BC

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