This is Nature
Vancouver's Bird Alert for Wednesday, May 21, 2014 sponsored by
Wild Birds Unlimited in Vancouver and North Vancouver. If you
wish to report a rare, unusual or interesting bird, please phone
the main number at 604-737-3074, press "2" for the rare bird
reporting line, and follow the instructions given there. To
post online go to
provide an email address and photos if possible.
Wednesday, May 21
a WESTERN KINGBIRD was seen at Burnaby Mountain Park
Tuesday, May 20
two Western Kingbird
were seen and an American Bittern
at Brunswick Point in Ladner.
a Western Kingbird
and two Cedar Waxwing
were seen at Iona Beach
Regional Park around the north spit and outer ponds.
a Lazuli Bunting
was seen near the community garden at Colony
Farm Regional Park.
five Bullock's Oriole
were seen at Grant Narrows/Pitt Lake area;
two at the last bend in the main road and three along the Nature
Monday, May 19
40-50 Common Tern
were seen east of Brunswick Point in Ladner.
a Greater Yellowlegs
in breeding plumage, along with Dunlin
, Western Sandpiper
, Least Sandpiper
, Wilson's Phalarope
DOWITCHER were seen in flooded fields near the intersection of
27B and 41B Streets in Delta.
Sunday, May 18
a Wilson's Phalarope
and a Pectoral Sandpiper
were seen along
the jetty, a Bank Swallow
was seen around the outer ponds and a Bullock's Oriole
was seen in the cottonwood patch at Iona Beach
an Olive-sided Flycatcher
was seen at Queen Elizabeth Park in
two Ruddy Turnstone
were seen at Lighthouse Park in Point
Saturday, May 17
two Swainson's Thrush
were heard singing near Lost Lagoon in
a Solitary Sandpiper
and a Pectoral Sandpiper
were seen at the
northwest inner pond at Iona sewage treatment plant. Swainson's Thrush
were also heard near Camosun Bog in Pacific
Spirit Park in Vancouver.
a Chipping Sparrow
along with several Black-headed Grosbeak
, Western Tanager
and Warbling Vireo
were detected at Queen
Elizabeth Park in Vancouver.
a SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER was seen at the Iona sewage lagoons.
were seen at Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach.
Friday, May 16
were seen from Blackie Spit in Crescent Beach.
a Green Heron
was observed across from the fishing dock at
Hastings Park Nature Sanctuary. Two were observed earlier in
the week at the same location.also at the same location, a
WESTERN WOOD-PEEWEE was heard.
400 Pacific Loon
, 2 RHINOCEROUS AUKLET and many PIGEON GUILLEMOT
were seen on a ferry crossing from Tsawassen to Swartz Bay.
Wednesday, May 14
a Calliope Hummingbird
was seen on Telegraph Hill at Horseshoe
Bay in West Vancouver.
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British Columbia,check "British Columbia Bird Alert" at
A brief account of 31 of the best birding locations in the
Vancouver areacan be found on the Nature Vancouver website at
If you have any questions about birds or birding in the
Vancouver area,please call Wayne Weber at 604-597-7201, Larry
Cowan at 604-465-1402, orViveka Ohman at 604-531-3401.
This message was prepared and distributed by Julian Hudson
NOTE: The Vancouver RBA tape transcribes will be reposted here when they forwarded to Birding in BC. Thank you for your interest.