Central BC, Haida Gwaii and North Coast

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Gray-cheeked Thrush (1)
Location: Banded at Mugaha Marsh - Mackenzie
Reported: Aug 21 (Walter Thorne)

Upland Sandpiper (1)
Location: Community Pasture on Mtn View Rd - McBtide
Reported: Aug (Elsie and Glen)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Flyover at Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Aug 18 (Avery Bartels et al.)

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Pantage Lake - Bouchie Lake
Reported: Aug 17 (Dwaine Laxdal)

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: On a haybale on a private property on Jeck Rd - Eddy
Reported: Aug 16 (Jeff Dyck)

Photo: Jeff Dyck

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Drummond Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: Aug 15 (Phil Ranson and Sandy Proulx)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Drummond Lake - Photo: Phil Ranson

Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Location: Drummond Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: Aug 15 (Phil Ranson and Sandy Proulx)

Anna's Hummingbirds (3)
Location: 253 Birch Rd - Fort St. James
Reported: Aug 1-13 (Kristen Cooper)
Video HERE

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: In mixed flock by the banding lab at Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Aug 8 (Avery Bartels)

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Aug 8 (Sachi Dell-Snively)

Sanderling (1)
Location: Tsuh Lake on Taseko Lake Rd. - Hanceville
Reported: Aug 7 (Sandy Proulx)


Photo: Sandy Proulx

Gray Catbird (1)
Location: Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Aug 6 (Avery Bartels)

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 4 at Omerotto Ponds  - 150 Mile House
Reported: Aug 5 (Paul Foth)

Location: 11 at the North end of large pond at the sewage lagoons - 100 Mile House
Reported: Aug 5 (Paul Foth)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 female and 1 juvenile)
Location: 807 Norn Rd - Quesnel
Reported: July 29 (Dwaine Laxdal)

Adult Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Quesnel - Photo: Dwaine Laxdal

Calliope Hummingbird (1 female)
Location: Private Home - Hazelton
Reported: July 26-28 (Larry Joseph)

Western Grebe (1)
Location: In lake viewed from the north side of Bullrush Trail at Scout Island - Williams Lake
Reported: July 12-22 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope (1 female)
Location: Drummond Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: July 22 (Phil Ranson et al.)

Black-bellied Plover
Location: Shelley Sludge Lagoons on Refuse Rd - Prince George
Reported: July 19-21 (Cathy Antoniazzi, m.obs)

Tundra Swans (2)
Location: Eaglet Lake between Lone Oak and the east end of the lake - Giscome
Reported: June 7-July 15 (Multiple Observers)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Large grass field near 3540 Six Mile Rd near Hagwilget
Reported: July 11 (Larry Joseph)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Ross Lake Provincial Park - Hazelton
Reported: July 9 (Walter Thorne)

Baird's Sandpiper (2)
Location: Drummond Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: July 8 (Phil Ranson and Sandy Proulx)

Rusty Blackbirds (3)
Location: Mile 83, Farewll Canyon Rd near Hanceville
Reported: July 7 (Sandy Proulx)

Rock Wren (1)
Location: Farwell Canyon Rd near Becher House
Map HERE
Reported: July 2 (Eric Newton)

Veerys

Location: 1 at Rip Rap Campground - Bella Coola
Reported: June 27-28 (Eric Newton, m.obs)

Location: Rainbow Lake - Port Edward
Reported: June 27 (Teresa Weismiller)

Location: 1 on the airport trail to Bella Coola River - Bella Coola
Reported: June 25 (Kathleen Ward)

Ovenbird (1)
Location: Yellowjacket creek - Valemount
Reported: June 26 (Guy Monty)

Alder Flycatcher (1)
Location: Rip Rap Campground - Bella Coola
Reported: June 25 (Eric Newton)
Recording HERE

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Snootli Creek Regional Park - Bella Coola
Reported: June 24 (Eric Newton)

RBA: GOLDEN-WINGED WARBLER (1 male, see main page)
Location: 807 Norn Rd - Quesnel
Reported: June 24 (Dwaine Laxdal)

Male Golden-winged Warbler in Quesnel - Photo: Dwaine Laxdal

Bobolink (1 male)
Location: In marsh on Boeing Rd at N end of Prince George Airport - Prince George
Reported: June 24 (Emily Williams, m.obs)

Veery (1)
Location: Hixon Community Hall - Hixon
Reported: June 1-24 (Cathy Antoniazzi, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Male at Owen Lake - Alexis Creek
Reported: June 24 (Cathy Koot)

Veery (1)
Location: Grassy Bay - Prince Rupert
Reported: June 20 (Teresa Weismiller)

Swainson's Hawks

Location: 14 at 2500 Glassford Rd also seen on 2800 W Fraser Rd - Quesnel
Reported: June 6-June 214 (Jerry McFetridge, m.obs)

Location: 4 flying over the Rudy Johnson Bridge on Stack Valley Rd - Williams Lake
Reported: June 16 (Sandy Proulx)

Swainson's Hawk in Quesnel - Photo: Jerry McFetridge

Magnolia Warbler (1)
Location: New Hazelton Wetlands - New Hazelton
Reported: June 20 (Larry Joseph)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1)
Location: Restricted Access Site at Bish Cove - Kitimat
Reported: June 19 (Ilya Povalyaev and Tanya Seebacher)
Recording HERE

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: On lake edge at Pantage Lake near Bouchie Lake
Reported: June 17 (Dwaine Laxdal et al.)

Lesser Yellowlegs (2)
Location: On shore at Pantage Lake near Bouchie Lake
Reported: June 17 (Dwaine Laxdal et al.)

Ovenbird (1)
Location: Exact location on Pelican Lake Forest Rd HERE - Fraser-Fort George
Reported: May 21-June 16 (Emily Williams, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Willan Lake on Farwell Canyon Rd - Hanceville
Reported: June 16 (John Woods)

RBA: COMMON CUCKOO (1) BC's first record *See main page*
Location: Private farm on Hwy 16 - Tlell
Reported: June 10-15 (Michael Richardson)
Open to the public on Saturday June 16 - Contact the RBA for viewing access

Common Cuckoo in Tlell - Photo: Mary Helmer

Magnolia Warbler (1)
Location: Ross Lake Provincial Park - Kitimat
Reported: May 30-June 15 (Michael Shepard, m.obs)

RBA: CRESTED CARACARA (1 sub-adult, see main page)
Location: In pasture of private farm on Hammer Rd - Firvale (near Bella Coola)
Reported: May 31-June 12 (Catherine Carter, m.obs)
View bird from public road only.
Map to location HERE

Crested Caracara in Firvale - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Christensen Rd Wetlands - Anahim Lake
Reported: June 11 (Dan Tyson)

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: West Fraser Rd - Soda Creek
Reported: June 11 (Reg Reisenbichler)

Veery (1)
Location: 3000 block of Hammer Rd - Bella Coola
Reported: June 11 (Dan Tyson)

American Redstart (1)
Location: 3000 block of Hammer Rd - Bella Coola
Reported: June 11 (Dan Tyson)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: Canoe Reach - Valemount
Reported: June 11 (Guy Monty)

Lazuli Bunting (1)
Location: Singing off Swannell Dr near Strathern Rd - Hazelton
Reported: June 1-10 (Larry Joseph)

Prairie Falcons

Location: 1 flying over Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek
Reported: June 10 (Sandy Proulx)

Location: 1 at Dog Creek Cliffs - Alkali Lake
Reported: May 20-June 9 (Brian and Sheila Murland, m.obs)
Map HERE

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Beside the Skeena River on Hazelton Kitwanga Back Rd - South Hazelton
Reported: June 10 (Larry Joseph)
Map HERE

Swainson's Hawks
Location: 4 near the Fraser River Bridge on Gang Ranch Rd - Gang Ranch
Reported: June 6 (Paul Foth)

Caspian Terns (3)
Location: Williston Reservoir near Mackenzie
Reported: June 8 (Guy Monty)
Map HERE

Ovenbird (2)
Location: Cut Thumb Bay - Mackenzie
Reported: June  7 (Guy Monty)
Map HERE

Black-and-white Warbler (1)
Location:  Gagnon Bay - Mackenzie
Reported: June 6 (Guy Monty)
Map HERE

Western Meadowlark (1)
Location: Private Home in Colleymount - Burns Lake
Reported: June 4 (Keith Walker)

Turkey Vulture (1)
Location: Private Home in Colleymount - Burns Lake
Reported: June 4 (Keith Walker)

Photo: Keith Walker

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Airport Pond Rd - Mackenzie
Reported: June 3 (Guy Monty)
Map to location HERE

Photo: Guy Monty

Mountain Chickadee (3)
Location: 2 on 4th of July Rd, past pumphouse and 1 by the Taku River Tlingit First Nations  - Atlin
Reported: June 2 (Tracy Allard)

Gray Catbird (1)
Location: In willows by creek on Lund Rd - Prince George
Reported: May 28-29 (Sandra Kinsey and Laird Law, m.obs)

LeConte's Sparrow (1)
Location: Fields near Giscome Elementary School off Upper Fraser Rd - Giscome
Reported: May 24 (Heather Meier)

Bobolink (6)
Location: South end of Mission Flats - 150 Mile House
Reported: May 20 (Phil Ranson)

Whimbrel (2)
Location: Separating Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: May 7 (Sandy Proulx)


Osprey (1)
Location: Hartley Bay
Reported: May 6 (Ilya Povalyaev et al.)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Becher's Prairie and lakes near Riske Creek
Reported: May 6 (Sandy Proulx)

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: In the field before "Lone Oak Ranch" (the one with the large dead birch snag beside the road) at Eaglet Lake
Reported: May 6 (Cathy and Mary Antoniazz, m.obs)
 
Photo: Jeff Dyck

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: English Rd off Hwy 20 - Williams Lake
Reported: May 6 (Phil Ranson)

RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (1)
Location: On Scout Island causeway (Scout Island Rd) - Williams Lake
Reported: May 5 (Lubna Khan et al., m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Photo: Lubna Khan

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Bell Place - Mackenzie
Reported: May 5 (Natalie Srochenski)
Map to exact location HERE

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING (1)
Location: Private Home on Hoferkamp Rd - Prince George
Reported: May 2-3 (Anne Hogan, m.obs)

Photo: Bob Steventon

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Feeders at Eagle Bear Lodge - Tatla Lake
Reported: Dec 22/17-May 3/18 (Jennifer Hemmings, m.obs)

Photo: David Hemmings

American Golden-Plovers (2)
Location: On grass beside runway at Prince Rupert Airport
Reported: May 2 (Ken Wright)

Black Scoter (1)
Location: Bouchie Lake - Quesnel
Reported: May 1 (Jerry McFetridge)

Harris's Sparrows

Location: 1 imm. bird at feeder at the N side of the Nature Centre at Scout Island - Williams Lake
Reported: Nov 18-April 28 (Kris Andrews, m.obs)

Location: 1 immature bird at private home on 11th Ave - Williams Lake
Reported: Dec 30-April 20 (Phil Ranson)

Harris's Sparrow on 11th Ave in Williams Lake - Photo: Phil Ranson

Solitary Sandpipers (4)
Location: West Fraser Rd - Quesnel
Reported: April 29 (Sheila and Brian Murland)

Photo: Brian Murland

Prairie Falcon
Location: Dog Creek Cliffs - Alkali Lake
Reported: April 15-17 (Phil Ranson)

Marbled Godwit
Location: 7th St and Oceanview Dr - Haida Gwaii
Reported: April 15 (Michael Shephard)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Masset (Map HERE) - Haida Gwaii
Reported: April 14 (Tracy Allard)

American White Pelicans (flyover)
Location: 26-41 at Scout island flying over south shore of Williams lake- Williams Lake
Reported: April 9-14 (Carolyn Shores)

Marbled Godwits

Location: 2 at Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary - Haida Gwaii
Reported: April 13-14 (Tracy Allard)

Location: 1 viewed from Oceanview Dr and 3rd St - Haida Gwaii
Reported: April 12 (Carey Bergman)

Snow Buntings 

Location: 35 in irrigation field at Springfield Ranch - Williams
Reported: April 8 (Phil Ranson)

Location: 1 at the Parkland Community Centre - Quesnel
Reported: April 7 (Matthew Meir)

Location: 9 at Dock English Lake - Riske Creek
Reported: April 7 (Sandy Proulx)

Photo: Matthew Meir

Say's Phoebe
Location: Salmon Valley Rd
Reported: March 29-30 (Angie Joiner et al., m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (3)
Location: Private Home - Hazelton
Reported: March 24-25 (Ray Sturney, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon (1 Immature)
Location: At the canoe launch side of Cottonwood Island Park - Prince George
Reported: March 9-11 (Heather Meier, m.obs)

Immature Gyrfalcon in Prince George - Photo: Jeff Dyck

Mountain Bluebird 
Location: Sandspit Airport - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Feb 3 (Carey Bergman)

Photo: Carey Bergman

Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Location: Private home in Thornhill area - Terrace
Reported: Jan 28 (Diane Weismiller)

Photo: Diana Weismiller

Glaucous Gull (1, first winter)
Location: At Dave's Takeout at Skidegate - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Jan 9-24 (Carey Bergman)

First winter Glaucous Gull in Haida Gwaii - Photo: Carey Bergman

Harris's Sparrow
Location: 1 immature bird at private Home on Gair Avenue - Terrace
Reported: Dec 24-Jan 4 (Eleein Lefrancois, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrow in Terrace - Photo: Teresa Weismiller

Townsend's Solitaire (1)
Location: Private Home on Bay St - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Jan 6 (Barbara Rowsell)

Harris's Sparrow
Location: 1 adult bird at private home feeder on Wood Rd - Williams Lake
Reported: Dec 29 (Phil Ranson, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow 
Location: Private home on Relax Road - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Dec 18 (Vivian Pattison)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee (locally rare)
Location: 5 birds at Dragon Mountain - Quesnel
Reported: Dec 11 (Jerry McFetridge)
 
Chesnut-backed Chickadee in Quesnel - Photo: Jerry McFetridge
 
Grey-crowned Rosy-finch (2)
Location: On dyke beside ocean and soccer field beside MK Bay - Kitimat Village
Reported: Dec 2 (Walter Thorne)

Brant (1)
Location: Bouchie Lake - Quesnel
Reported: Oct 29 (Jerry McFetridge)

Photo: Jerry McFetridge

Redheads

Location: 1 at 100 Mile Marsh Wildlife Sanctuary - 100 Mile House
Reported: Oct 29 (Michael Shepard)

Location: 1 at Eagle Lake - Tatla Lake
Reported: Oct 28-29 (Jim Sims)

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Private Home on Allen Ave - Prince George
Reported: Oct 28 (Cathy Antoniazzi)

Photo: Angie Joiner

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Walrath Marsh on Old Shelley Rd - Prince George
Reported: Oct 25 (Cathy Antoniazzie et al.)
Map to location HERE

Blue Jay
Location: Home feeder in the 800 block of Hornby Rd - Prince George
Reported: Oct 4-25 (Greg Drozda, m.obs)

Photo: Greg Drozda

Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: City Landfill at - Quesnel
Reported: Oct 23 (Brian and Sheila Murland)

One of 2 Rusty Blackbirds - Photo: Brian Murland
 
Horned Lark (7)
Location: On Mitchell Rd by the livestock corral near the last 90-degree bend by Huble Homestead - Prince George
Reported: Oct 15 (Jeff Dyck)

Pacific Loon (6)
Location: On Bouchie Lake off Barker Rd - Bouchie Lake
Reported: Oct 12 (Jerry McFetridge)

Yellow-billed Loon (Juvenile)
Location: Tachick Lake - Vanderhoof
Reported: Oct 4 (Cathy Antoniazzi et al.)

Rusty Blackbirds (2)
Location: In mixed blackbird flock at "Flying U Ranch" on N Green Lake Rd - 70 Mile Housee
Reported: Sept 27- Oct 2 (David Fraser, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Location: 8 in mixed blackbird flock at "Flying U Ranch" on N Green Lake Rd - 70 Mile House
Reported: Sept 27-Oct 2 (David Fraser)

Location: 1 on power pole and behind grain silos at Beaver Valley Feeds on Scout Island - Williams Lake
Reported: Oct 1 (Phil Ranson)


Harris's Sparrow
Location: With a large flock of White-crowned Sparrows near Otter Point Bridge at Scout Island - Williams Lake
Date: Oct 1 (Phil Ranson)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Tingley Rd, Cariboo County
Reported: Oct 1 (Michael Shepard)

RBA: RUFF (1 Juvenile)
Location: Port Clements; from the viewing tower at the sunset campground - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Sept 29 (Chris Siddle)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: In scrub willow in the riparian zone at  Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Sept 27 (Sachi Snively)

Sabine's Gull
Location: Williston Lake Causeway - Mackenzie
Reported: Sept 22-24 (Jeff Dyck and Angie Joiner)

Redhead
Location: Bouchie Lake - Quesnel
Reported: Sept 23 (Jerry McFetridge)

Bay-breasted Warbler
Location: Banded at Mugaha Marsh - Mackenzie
Reported: Sept 22 (Angie Joinier et al., m.obs)

Willow Ptarmigan (6)
Location: Rainbow Range Trail at Tweedsmuir Park - 40 km west of Anahim Lake on Hwy 20
Reported: Sept 18 (Carolyn Shores and Shane White)

Harlequin Duck
Location: End of point at Eagle Lake - Chilcotin
Reported: Sept 16 (Jim Sims)

Rusty Blackbirds

Location: 1 on top of cottonwoods with Red-winged Blackbirds beside the Nature Centre at Scout Island - Williams Lake
Reported: Sept 15 (Phil Ranson)

Location: Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory - Tatlayoko Lake
Reported: Sept 14 (Thuong Tran Nguyen)


RBA: INDIGO BUNTING (See main page)
Location: 1 male banded at Tatlayoko Lake Bird Observatory
Reported: August 30 (Gwyn Case and Anna Tran)

RBA: HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Location: Hunter Island South of Bella Bella
Reported: Aug 26 (Larry Barnes)
Map to exact location HERE

Hudsonian Godwit on Hunter Island - Photo: Larry Barnes
 

Sabine's Gulls

Location: 1 bird at Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: Aug 25 (Jeff Dyck)

Location: 1 bird flying North up Williston Lake - Mackenzie Lake
Reported: Aug 19 (Christopher Coxson)

Black-bellied Plover (1)
Location: On sandbar near train bridge at Cottonwood Island - Prince George
Reported: Aug 24 (Emily Williams, m.obs)

Yellow-bellied Sapsuckers (4)
Location: At willow sap holes under electrical lines at 807 Norn Rd - Quesnel
Reported: June 28-Aug 23 (Dwaine Laxdal)

Ruddy Turnstones (3)
Location: On sandbar upstream of the CN bridge at the river confluence at Cottonwood Island - Prince George
Reported: Aug 18 (Jeff Dyck)

Rock Wren (1)
Location: On the rocky slope between Harold Mann Park and the west end of Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: June 4-July 14 (Cathy Antoniazzi, m.obs)

Photo: Jeff Dyck

Pacific Golden-Plover (2)
Location: Sandspit Airport - Haida Gwaii
Reported: July 12 (Carey Bergman)

RBA: CURVE-BILLED THRASHER (see main page)
Location: In his yard near Burns Lake
Reported: July 7 (Keith Walker)

Horned Puffin (4)
Location:Flatrock Island - Haida Gwaii
Reported: July 3 (Carey Bergman)

Black-billed Magpie
Location: Naikoon Park - Haida Gwaii
Reported: July 1 (Bernard Shroeder)

Yellow-bellied Flycatcher (1)
Location: Anderson Flats Provincial Park - New Hazelton
Reported: June 19 (Larry Joseph, m.obs)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Anderson Flats Provincial Park - New Hazelton
Reported: June 19 (Larry Joseph, m.obs)

Eastern Phoebe (2)
Location: Nesting at Mugaha Banding Station - Mackenzie)
Reported: June 15-18 (Doug Thompson, m.obs)

Lark Sparrow
Location: Feeding around the compost at Haikai Institute - Calvert Island
Reported: June 14 (Brian Starzomski)

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Location: By outhouses at Harold Mann Park near Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: June 13 (Ken Wright et al., m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: 1 male and 1 female on a spruce tree on the islands at Moose Valley Provincial Park - Cariboo
Reported: June 11 (Cathy Koot)

Ovenbird
Location: Calling from the old-growth area near the 25 km marker (of Parsnip Forest Development Rd) just north of the turn-off to Heather Lake.
Reported: June 10 (Jeff Dyck)


Eurasian Collared Dove
Location:Fir Lake rec site off the 100 Road in the Chilcotin
Reported: Jun 9 (Suzie Ambrose)

Pacific Loon (15)
Location: Raft across Eaglet Lake just past Harold Mann Park - Willow River
Reported: June 9 (Jeff Dyck)

Le Conte's Sparrow (3)
Location: Calling in the field behind Giscome School - Giscome
Reported: June 9 (Jeff Dyck)

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Location: Dunn Levy Ranch, 5845 Soda Creek, MaCalister Rd -  Mcleese Lake
Reported: June 8 (Finder wishes to remain anonymous, m.obs)

American Avocet (1)
Location: In field south of Lone Oak Ranch at Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: May 29 (Jeff Dyck et al., m.obs)

Glaucous Gull (1 immature)
Location: Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary (off Trumpeter Dr.) - Masset
Reported: May 28 (Christoper di Corrado)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Rock Lake at Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek
Reported: May 28 (Phil Ranson)

RBA: ROSS'S GOOSE
Location: In field south of Lone Oak Ranch with Canada Geese at Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: May 19-26 (Jeff Dyck, m.obs)

Photo: Jeff Dyck

Baltimore Oriole (1 male)
Location: Private Residence in 3000 block of Dog Creek Rd - near Williams Lake
Reported: May 22 (Tobi Tucker, m.obs)
 
Photo: Tobi Tucker


RBA: CAPE MAY WARBLER (1 male)
Location: In plum tree at 19740 Upper Fraser Rd - Giscome
Reported: May 21 (Cathy Antoniazzi)
Photo: Cathy Antoniazzi

Lapland Longspur
Location: Roundup Lake at Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek
Access is by DND permit only which can be obtained at DND in Chilliwack
Reported: May 21 (Phil Ranson)

American Golden-Plover
Location: At edge of last field before Lone Oak Ranch at Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: May 19 (Jeff Dyck, m.obs)

Arctic Tern
Location: NE end of Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: May 19 (Jeff Dyck, m.obs)

Redhead
Location: 1 male in sewage lagoon - New Hazleton
Reported: May 18 (Larry Joseph)

RBA: WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (4th record for the Cariboo Chilcotin Area)
Location: Roundup Lake at Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek (near Williams Lake)
Roundup Lake is within the Chilcotin Military Training Area and access is by permit only. Applications for a permit can be made through the DND in Chilliwack
Reported: May 14 (Phil Ranson et al.)
Phil found a White-rumped Sandpiper in the same location last year.

2nd Spring Record of a White-rumped Sandpiper for the Cariboo Chilcotin - Photo: Sandy Proulx

Eurasian Wigeon
Location: Roundup Lake at Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek (near Williams Lake)
Reported: May 14 (Phil Ranson et al.)

Prairie Falcons

Location: 1 perched on Dog Creek Cliffs - Dog Creek
Reported: May 14 (Doug Hill et al, m.obs)

Location: 1 in flight over Rock Lake at Becher's Prairie - Riske Creek
Reported: May 14 (Phil Ranson et al.)

Lewis's Woodpeckers (2)
Location: In field and perched on fence at Dog Creek Cliffs - Dog Creek
Reported: May 14 (Doug Hill et al.)

Rock Wren
Location: Singing from Boulder Slide at Dog Creek Cliffs - Dog Creek
Reported: May 14 (Doug Hill et al.)

WILLET
Location: At water's edge in the field before Lone Oak Ranch at Eaglet Lake - Willow River
Reported: May 11 (Sandra Kinsey and Laird Law, m.obs)

RBA: BLACK-TAILED GULL (See main page)
Location: Kincolith Waterfront off Waterfront St (map on main page) - Nass River Valley
Reported: May 4 (Jeremy Gatten)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 in breeding)
Location: Off the West Beach at Hakai Beach Institute - Calvert Island
Reported: April 30-May 4 (Blair Dudeck, m.obs)

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1 bird on Cottonwood Island - Prince George
Reported: May 4 (Cathy Antonniazi)

Location: 1 bird on Kincolith Waterfront off Waterfront St - Nass River Valley
Reported: May 3 (Jeremy Gatten)

Cassin's Finch
Location: Grassland Rd NE Prince George
Reported: April 9 (Clive Keen)
Photo: Clive Keen
(Eurasian) Green-winged Teal
Location: Giscome
Reported: April 4 (Cathy Antoniazzi)

Eurasian Widgeon (3)
Location: Scout Island Lake
Reported: Mar 27 (Phil Ranson)

Yellow-billed Loon 
Location: Tatlayko Lake
Reported: Mar 24 (Jim Sims)

Harris's Sparrows

Location: Private home in Hagensborg
Reported: March 5-7 (Elizabeth Howard)

Location: Private home near N Boundary Rd and Chappel Rd - South Hazelton
Reported: Feb 3-Feb 22 (Riston Penny)

Western Meadowlark
Location: New Hazelton Wetlands
Reported: Jan 28 (Larry Joseph)

American Pipit (9)
Location: Sandspit Airport - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Jan 22 (Carey Bergman)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Sandspit Airport - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Jan 22 (Carey Bergman)
 
Photo: Carey Bergman

Cassin's Finch (1 male)
Location: Private home on James Dr. - Prince George
Reported: Jan 21-22 (Heather Meier)

Photo: Heather Meier

California Gull
Location: Hot spring Island - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Jan 20 (Carey Bergman)

White-throated Sparrows (2)
Location: Private residence at Toynbee and Mountainview Ave - Thornhill
Reported: Dec 29-April 5 (Diane Weismiller, m.obs)

Canvasback (1 male)
Location: In bay with Scaup off Oceanview Dr. viewed from Premier Creek - Haida Gwaii
Reported: Dec 25-Jan 10 (Carey Bergman)

Canvasback (2)
Location: Sewage Pond - Kitimat
Reported: Jan 2, 2017 (Walter Thorne)