Tuesday, October 24, 2017

RBA: KING EIDER in Delta - Oct 24-25th

At 9:15 am on October 24th-2017, Michael Klotz found an adult male King Eider at the end of the steel piling at Berth # 5 at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. The bird was associating with a flock of Surf Scoters. This area is only open to paid passengers walking on or boarding a ferry by car. It is not open to the unpaid public. A walk on passenger fee is 17.20$ each way.

A scope is imperative to view this bird.  You are not allowed to stay at the Swartz Bay Departure passenger waiting room at the terminal and view the bird. You must board the ferry or will be asked to leave without a refund.

*BC Ferries has made it clear that birders are not allowed to view this bird from the base of Berth # 4. If you scope from here, you will be asked to leave *

The bird was last seen between Berth #4 and #5 at 6pm on October 25th.

It was not relocated on October 26th.

Map to location of bird HERE.

A discount parking lot, priced at 11$ a day with free shuttle, is located nearby HERE. Short and Long-term parking are also available at the ferry terminal.

This is the 35th record for the province of BC.

Adult Male King Eider in Tsawwassen - Photo: Cos Van Wermeskerken

Adult Male King Eider in Tsawwassen - Photos: Michael Klotz

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