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Victoria Rare Bird Alert Transcript

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- 250-704-2555
* British Columbia
* Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Is.
* September 18, 2014
* BCVI140918

This is the Victoria Natural History Society's Bird Alert for Thursday,
September 18, 10:00 PM update. To report sightings of interest, please
press the pound key and leave your name, message and phone number, or wait
for the tone at the end of this report. Remember to include the date, time
and location of your sighting. To summon those that can confirm a rare
bird, please call Barbara Begg at 250-656-5296 or Ann Nightingale at

The VNHS field trip on Saturday, September 20, will be the hawk watch at
Beechy Head in East Sooke Regional Park. Meet at 9:30 AM in the Aylard Farm
parking lot at the end of Becher Bay Road for the hike to the hawk watch


The Victoria RBA will cease to be operated at the end of September. The
majority of the information on the RBA is obtained from the Yahoo Group
called BCVIBIRDS and from E-bird. At the end of September, if you have been
relying on the Victoria RBA for bird sightings, you may wish to contact a
birding friend with the Internet to let you know of any rare birds that are
mentioned on these sites. Field trip information will continue to be
available on the VNHS web site. If there are members who would like
assistance to access the birding web sites mentioned above, please contact
any VNHS board member by the end of the month and an information session
will be organized in October.

Thursday, September 18
- A Broad-winged Hawk was seen at the Beechy Head hawk watch in East Sooke
Park. Three Broad-winged Hawk were over Rocky Point DND land on September

Wednesday, September 17
- 11 Red-necked Phalarope were off Clover Point in the afternoon

Tuesday, September 16
- Birders should be on the lookout along the Victoria waterfront for a
Brown Booby. One was photographed at the mouth of the Fraser River on
Saturday, September 13, and another was seen near Tacoma, Washington, on
September 9

Monday, September 13
- 2 Ancient Murrelet were observed off McMicking Point
- An Upland Sandpiper was in the large hay field north of the Woodwynn Farm
driveway along West Saanich Road. The bird has been seen in the northeast
corner of the hay field, north of the barns. This land is private property
and observers are not allowed on the property.

Sunday, September 14
- A Ruddy Turnstone and a Golden Eagle were observed from Whiffin Spit
- A Parasitic Jaeger was offshore from Jordan River

Saturday, September 13
- A Northern Waterthrush was heard calling at Goldstream Park near the
small boardwalk and bridge about halfway between the parking lot and the
nature house


Mike McGrenere
Victoria, BC


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