Okanagan, Interior and the Kootenays

To report rare bird sightings and submit photographs for this page, please email Chris Charlesworth at c_charlesworth23@hotmail.com.

Recent sightings:

*As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 metres apart when viewing any birds on this list during this time. Please follow all public health directives (including not birding in groups) during this pandemic. The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

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Lesser Goldfinch (up to 15 birds)
Location: Across from 19610 Kruger Mtn Rd in Osoyoos.  Also seen along Kruger Mountain Road, about 150 meters from Old Richter Pass Road.
Reported: July 15, 2018 to June 1, 2020 (David Bell, m.obs)
1 of 15 Lesser Goldfinches west of Osoyoos, BC. July 15, 2018. Photo: David Bell.

Baltimore Oriole (1 male)
Location: Fairmont Hot Springs, in the East Kootenay).

Reported: May 30 (David Gibson).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light morph adult)
Location: Flying south, low over Okanagan Lake at Seclusion Bay, heading towards Peachland. Perhaps same individual seen earlier in the day by David Bell at Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: May 31 (Chris Charlesworth).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light adult)
Location: Flying north over Okanagan Lake at Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: May 31 (David Bell).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Along Colvalli Road in Wardner.

Reported: May 29 (Bobby & Sharon Dailey).

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park.
Reported: May 26 (James Turner).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: May 25 (Nick Swan).
Short-billed Dowitcher. Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. May 25, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: In shallow ponds along road to day use area at Tunkwa Lake.
Reported: May 25 (Alan Burger).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private residence on Hwy 3 in Fernie.
Reported: May 25 (Jess W.).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private residence on Edward Street in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 25 (Darlene Cancelliere, et al).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Revelstoke, B.C. May 25, 2020. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

WHITE-TAILED KITE (1, possible)
Location: In flight, along Hwy 97, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: May 24 (David Bell).

RBA: ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: Seen HERE flycatching from sagebrush and saskatoon bushes in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 23 to 24 (Lucie Parker).
Ash-throated Flycatcher in Osoyoos. May 23, 2020. Photo. Lucie Parker. 
Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: Trail between Mahoney Lake and White Lake, near Okanagan Falls.
Reported: May 24 (Richard Cannings).

SABINE'S GULL (1 non-breeding)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek.

Reported: May 20 to 23 (Douglas Graham, David Bell, m.obs).

Sabine's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. May 21, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (7)
Location: Swan Road near Kootenay River in Creston.
Reported: May 22 (Steve Ogle).

RBA: EASTERN PHOEBE (1, 3rd Okanagan record)
Reported: Parking area for Okanagan Rail Trail on Bulman Road in Kelowna. Bird was on a fencepost close to the road and then flew east as was not seen again.
Reported: 8 AM, May 22 (Michael Force).

Sanderling (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: May 18 to 20 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Last seen HERE on May 20th. First seen on May 19th flying over Maiden Lake in Fernie.
Reported: May 19-21 (Ryan Schultz, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Fernie. May 22, 2020. Photo. Ryan Schultz.
Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE along the Taghum foreshore in Nelson.
Reported: May 19 to 21 (Gaelen Schnare).

LeConte's Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Kokanee Provincial Park near Willow Point.
Reported: May 18 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs)
LeConte's Sparrow in Willow Point, May 18, 2020. Photo. Sachi Snively.

RBA: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (1 male)
Location: HERE near Road 22 in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 17 (Nathan Earley).
Prothonotary Warbler in Osoyoos, BC. May 17, 2020. Photo. Nathan Earley.

WHIMBREL (1)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek, near Nakusp.
Reported: May 17 (Catherine McLean, et al).
Whimbrel. Burton, B.C. May 17, 2020. Photo: Catherine McLean.

Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake, off Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna. Bird was in with large flock of Western Grebes.
Reported: May 17 (David Bell, m.obs).

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: HERE at Carney Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: May 14 & 15 (Michael Force, m.obs).
Black Phoebe in Kelowna, BC. May 14, 2020. Photo. Michael Force.

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (6) (full directions on main page)
Location: HERE, near Wardner, in East Kootenay.
Reported: May 11-14 (Alan Barnard, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Wardner, BC. May 11, 2020. Photo. Alan Barnard.
Gray Flycatcher (1)
Location: Sunshine Bay Wetlands. Directions: Take the Harop Ferry then take your first left just before the rail tracks on Erindale Rd. Follow until you arrive at tge Sunshine Bay Riding Club/RDCK Park. Go down Willow lane and you will see a field on your left. The bird was on the far corner calling HERE in Harrop.
Reported: May 13-14 (Sachi Snively, m.obs).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: Feeder at private residence in West Bench area of Penticton.
Reported: May 14 (Eric Newton).
Lesser Goldfinch. Penticton, B.C. May 14, 2020. Photo: Eric Newton.

Black-necked Stilt (9)
Location: North end of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 12 (Carolee Colter, m.obs).

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (16)
Location: Southeast corner of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 11 (Paul Foth, m.obs).
16 White-faced Ibis in Creston, BC. May 11, 2020. Photo. Gaelen Schnare
Franklin's Gull (2)
Location: On the dyke north of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 11-12 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs).

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: On Ferret Rd, north of Hopp Rd in Edgewood.
Reported: May 9 (Julia and Warren Flesaker, m.obs).
Loggerhead Shrike in Edgewood, BC. May 9, 2020. Photo. Warren Flesaker.
Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: North Pond at the Cranbrook Irrigation Fields. 
Reported: May 9 (Helga Knote).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Overhead at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
Reported: May 9 (Michael Force, David Bell).
Broad-winged Hawk. Kelowna, B.C. May 9, 2020. Photo: Michael Force.
Black-necked Stilt (Up to 12)
Location: North end of Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 25 to May 9 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Black-necked Stilts. Kelowna, B.C. May 2, 2020. Chris Charlesworth.
RBA: SUMMER TANAGER (1 male)
Location: 717 154th St in Invermere.
**Please be respectful of private property, social distance 2m apart, wear a face mask and do not block driveways.** 
Reported: May 8 (Cam Gillies).
Summer Tanager in Invermere, BC. May 8, 2020. Photo. Cam Gillies.
Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: Duck Lake, Crestson.
Reported: May 8 (Craig Sandvig).

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Spray Irrigation Fields at Silo Pond, Cranbrook.
Reported: May 8 (Bobby Dailey).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Along Hwy 6, between Fauqier and Cherryville.
Reported: May 7 (Julia Burger).

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: Airport Ponds, Revelstoke.
Reported: May 6 (Don Manson).

RBA: GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (1)
Location: Private garden in Nakusp, but bird was viewable from an alley. See home page for details. 
Reported: May 5 to 6 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).
Green-tailed Towhee. Nakusp, B.C. May 5, 2020. Photo: Julia Flesaker.
Black-necked Stilt (3)
Location: Beaver Ranch Flats, Quilchena.
Reported: May 5 (Alan Burger).

Common Grackle (1)
Location: Private yard on Stephen Ave in Field.
Reported: May 4 (James Telford).

RBA: MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Osoyoos. North side of bridge on Hwy 3 in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 4 (Lucie Parker, et al).
Marbled Godwit. Osoyoos, B.C. May 4, 2020. Photo: Lucie Parker.
Black-necked Stilt (4)
Location: Waterfront in Nakusp.
Reported: May 4 (Julia Flesaker).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails, in Welsh Orchard, Castlegar.
Reported: May 3 & 4 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs).
Palm Warbler. Castlegar, B.C. May 3, 2020. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 3 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).
Loggerhead Shrike. Castlegar, B.C. May 3, 2020. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Captains Village Marina at Scotch Creek in the Thompson / Shuswap region.
Reported May 2 & 3 (Aaron Roberge).
Sage Thrasher. Scotch Creek, B.C. May 2, 2020. Photo: Aaron Roberge.

Black-necked Stilt (up to 9)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, visible from the pier.
Reported: Apr 19 to May 2 (Ted Hillary, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Private residence along 11th Ave S. in Cranbrook.
Reported: Apr 30 (Wendy Roberts).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Over Porcupine Peak, towards north end of Clifton Road, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 30 (Logan Lalonde).

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 28 to 30 (Michelle Hamilton, m.obs).

Greater White-fronted Goose (2)
Location: Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 29 (Roberta Snow).

Purple Finch (Up to 4)
Location: Private feeder along Auburn Cres. in Princeton.
Reported: Apr 18 to 29 (Ed Lahaie, et al).
Purple Finch male. Princeton, B.C. April 18, 2020. Photo: Ed Lahaie.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: Near the north end of Robert Lake at the corner of John Hindle Drive and Academy Way.
Reported: Apr 28 (David Bell).

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: HERE on bank of Cottonwood Creek near airport - Nelson
Reported: April 26-28 (Barbara and Neville Maytom, m.obs).
Black Phoebe in Nelson , B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo. Craig Sandvig.
Black-necked Stilt (4)
Location: Tucelnuit Lake in Oliver.
Reported: Apr 26 (Barry Kinch).
Black-necked Stilts. Oliver, B.C. Apr 26, 2020. Photo: Barry Kinch.

Black-necked Stilt (1 female)
Location: Airport Ponds in Revelstoke.
Reported: Apr 26 (Don Manson, m.obs).
Black-necked Stilt. Revelstoke, B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo: Don Manson.

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: West side of runway at Revelstoke Airport. 
Reported: Apr 26 (Monica Penner, Catherine Craig).
Sage Thrasher. Revelstoke, B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo: Monica Penner.

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Private residence in Lumby.
Reported: Apr 22 & 23 (Scott Thomson, et al).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE 400m from Taghum Hall in Nelson.
Reported: Apr 22 (Chris Drysdale).
Northern Mockingbird in Nelson, B.C. April 22, 2020. Photo: Chris Drysdale

Tufted Duck X Lesser Scaup hybrid (1, male)
Location: Separation Lake, south of Kamloops, off Hwy 5A.
Reported: Apr 17 to 19 (Tom Beeke).
Hybrid male Lesser Scaup X Tufted Duck. Separation Lake, Kamloops, B.C. Apri 17, 2020. Photo: Tom Beeke
Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: Nov 10 to Apr 19 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 10 to 15 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Separation Lake, off Hwy 5A, south of Kamloops.
Reported: Apr 12 (Lyn Macdonald).
Loggerhead Shrike. Kamloops, B.C. April 12, 2020. Photo: Lyn Macdonald.
Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Separation Lake Princeton.
Reported: Apr 8 (Ed Lahaie, et al).
Greater White-fronted Goose. Separation Lake, Princeton, B.C. April 8, 2020. Photo: Ed Lahaie.

Green-winged (Common) Teal - Eurasian race (1 male)
Location: Marshes at the north end of Otter Lake in Vernon.
Reported: April 3 (Chris Siddle).
'Common Teal'. Otter Lake, Vernon, B.C. April 3, 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: Wardner in the East Kootenays, at the south end of Laurier Street.
Reported: Jan 2 to March 12 (Bobby Dailey, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (30)
Location: On Horner Rd in Lumby
Reported: March 11 (Scott Thomson)

Harris's Sparrow (1)

Location: Along Selkirk Road in Fort Steele in the East Kootenays.
Reported: Feb 9 to 18 (Dianne Cooper, m.obs).

Hermit Thrush (1, rare in winter)

Location: Along the KVR Trail in Kaleden. Bird was with flock of American Robins.
Reported: Feb 16 (Dick Cannings).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Probably same bird as seen in Vernon on previous day.
Reported: Feb 16 (Kalin Ocana).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Feb 16, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Last seen at the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Previously at the mouth of Vernon Creek at Okanagan Landing, near Vernon.
Reported: Feb 15 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Okanagan Landing, Vernon, B.C. February 15 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Blue Jay (1)
Location: Private residence in the Stepping Stones neighborhood, just N.W. of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 6 to Feb 15 (Tracy Lutz-Noel, m.obs).
Blue Jay. Vernon, B.C. Jan 26, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, rare in winter)
Location: Powerhouse Road near Armstrong.
Reported: Feb 10 (Jack VanDyk).
Yellow-headed Blackbird. Armstrong, B.C. Feb 10, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.


Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male, rare in winter)
Location: Lower McCulloch Road in East Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 8 (Logan Lalonde).

Purple Finch (1 female)
Location: Feeder at 6131 Silver Star Road in Vernon. Email chris.siddle@gmail.com if you want to look for bird, though he has seen it only once today.
Reported: Jan 31 (Chris Siddle).
Purple Finch. Vernon, B.C. January 31, 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Eared Grebe (1, rare in winter)
Location: Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 14 to Jan 27 (Ted Hindmarch, m.obs).
Eared Grebe. West Kelowna, B.C. Jan 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Fox Sparrow (1 'Sooty')
Location: Brandt's Creek Linear Pathway in Glenmore area of Kelowna. Bird along pathway, where a feeder is located, just north of first tunnel, north of Yates Road.
Reported: Jan 14 to 26 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Fox Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Jan 14, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.
Mountain Bluebird (2 males)
Location: Entrance to Hardy Falls in Peachland. Birds associating with group of American Robins.
Reported: Jan 19 (Jackie Christian).

Eared Grebe (1, rare in winter)

Location: Arrow Lk, west of Castlegar at Syringa Creek Provincial Park.
Reported: Jan 18 (Craig Sandvig)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, rare in winter)

Location: At feeder at 632 Bay Ave in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 16 (Annette Hathaway).

Double-crested Cormorant (1, imm)

Location: Okanagan Lake at Rotary Marshes in Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 12 (Nick Swan).
Imm. Double-crested Cormorant. Kelowna, B.C. Jan 12, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.

Savannah Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Private feeder in Princeton.
Reported: Dec 31 to Jan 7, 2020 (Sue Elwell).

Common Yellowthroat (1 female, rare in winter)
Location: New Denver in the West Kootenay.
Reported: Jan 3 (Julia Flesaker).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 female)

Location: Playing fields at Thomson Marshes / Capital News Centre in Kelowna, with American Wigeon and Mallards.
Reported: Dec 5 to Jan 3, 2020 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Eurasian Wigeon. Kelowna, B.C. December 8, 2019. Photo: Keith Richardson.
Savannah Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Castlegar at Selkirk College Oxbow.
Reported: Dec 14 to Jan 3, 2020 (Craig Sandvig, Sachi Snively).

Common Yellowthroat (1 male, rare in winter)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, approx. 200 meters east of the Enterprise Way Dog Park.
Reported: Dec 29, 2019 (Jamie Luxton).

Say's Phoebe (1, rare in winter)

Location: Bird seen twice in private garden along Wilson Creek, upstream from Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. Good chance this is the same bird that has been wintering at Thomson Marshes, nearby.
Reported: Dec 24 to 29 (Cec & Eileen Dillabough).
Say's Phoebe. Kelowna, B.C. December 29, 2019. Photo: Cec Dillabough.

Mountain Bluebird (1) 

Location: Mount Kobau, near Osoyoos.
Reported: Dec 28 (Doug Brown).

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 adult)

Location: Osoyoos Indian Band reservation on east side of Osoyoos Lake.
Reported: Dec 28 (Chris Charlesworth, Jesse Hannebauer, Ryan Tomlinson).

Pacific Loon (1)

Location: Gellatly Bay, West Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 24 (Chris Charlesworth).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 female)

Location: Skaha Lake Beach in Penticton.
Reported: Dec 22 (Russell Cannings).

Pacific Loon (1, immature)

Location: Okanagan Lake at Antler's Beach near Peachland.
Reported: Dec 22 (Chris Charlesworth).

Say's Phoebe (1, rare in winter)

Location: The community garden at Thomson Marsh / Capital News Centre in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 19 to Dec 22 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Say's Phoebe. Kelowna, B.C. December 8, 2019. Photo: Keith Richardson.
Common Grackle (1 male)
Location: Carlson Road in Blewett area, west of Nelson, in the West Kootenay.
Reported: Nov 18 to Dec 22 (Janice Arndt, m.obs).

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1)
Location: South end of Island Road, in north Oliver.
Reported: Dec 21 (Russell Cannings).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Vaseux Lake.

Reported: Dec 21 (Dick Cannings).

Pacific Loon (1)

Location: Skaha Lake, south of Penticton.
Reported: Dec 21 (Michael Bezener).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: At feeder in private garden along 18th Street in Grand Forks.
Reported: Dec 18 (Randy Watrous).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)

Location: South end of Wood Lake, Lake Country.
Reported: Dec 16 (Don Cecile, Mike Nutter, m.obs).

Mountain Bluebird (1 male, rare in winter)

Location: Old Airport Road, Penticton.
Reported: Dec 15 (Michael Bezener).


WINTER WREN (1)

Location: Mission Creek Greenway in Kelowna, 150-200 meters beyond the viewing platform, which is about 400 meters upstream from Casorso Road.


Reported: Nov 2 to Dec 14 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

Winter Wren. Kelowna, B.C. December 7, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.
American Pipit (10, rare in winter)
Location: Thomson Marsh / Capital News Centre in Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 14 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

Hermit Thrush (1, rare in winter)

Location: Mission Creek Greenway in Kelowna, about 350 meters upstream from viewing deck, which is .5 km upstream, from Casorso Road.
Reported: Dec 14 (Russell Cannings).

Lincoln's Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Along the Mission Creek Greenway, in Kelowna, on the south side of the creek, about 100 meters west of Casorso Road.
Reported: Dec 5 to 14 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Lincoln's Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. December 14, 2019. Photo: Ryan Tomlinson.
American Pipit (1, rare in winter)
Location: Green Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 12 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).


BLACK-THROATED SPARROW (1 adult)
Location: Private residence in Revelstoke. Address is 407 Edward St. Please view the bird from the front yard only and do not enter the back yard. 
Reported: Nov 11 to Dec 9 (Darlene Cancelliere). Since initial sighting, the bird has appeared on three more occasions, the most recent of which was Dec 9. The bird seems to be traveling with a group of juncos.
Black-throated Sparrow. Revelstoke, B.C. November 11, 2019. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.
Lincoln's Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna. Bird was in marshy area east of Dilworth Road, near telephone pole numbered 50L107.
Reported: Dec 8 (Michael Force).

American Pipit (2, rare in winter)

Location: Fields along the south side of the Mission Creek Greenway, about 1-200 meters west of Casorso Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 5 (Chris Charlesworth)

Long-tailed Duck (Up to 4)

Location: Arrow Lake at mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Nov 16 to Dec 2 (Warren & Julia Flesaker).

Wilson's Warbler (1, late)
Location: Sunset Park, along Sunset Drive in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 22 (Roberta Snow).
Wilson's Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. November 22, 2019. Photo: Roberta Snow.

Hermit Thrush (1, late)
Location: Rose Valley Regional Park, West Kelowna. Bird was along McDougal Road Trail, approx. 200 meters from the end of Rosewood Drive.
Reported: Nov 22 (Kalin Ocana)

Nashville Warbler (1, late)
Location: Mission Creek Greenway in Kelowna, along south side of creek, between Gordon Dr and Lakeshore Rd.
Reported: Nov 16 to 18 (Kalin Ocana, Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth). 


Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: HERE in Wardner.
Reported: Nov 11 to 18 (Hardy Delafield, m.obs).

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: Okanagan Creek Landing in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 17 (Chris Siddle).

Glaucous Gull (1)

Location: HERE in Tranquille in Kamloops.
Reported: Nov 17 (Isaac Nelson and Tom Beeke).

Nashville Warbler (1, late)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 15 (Brad Vissia).
Nashville Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. November 15, 2019. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Yellow Warbler (1, late)
Location: Belmont Park in Kelowna's Mission area, off Lexington Road.
Reported: Nov 13 & 14 (Mike Force, Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).
Yellow Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. November 13, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.
IVORY GULL (1 adult)
Location: HERE on Lake Koocanusa in Wardner.
Reported: Nov 10 (Mike Bentley and Alan Barnard).

MacGillivray's Warbler (1, late)

Location: Rotary Trails Park at the mouth of Powers Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 9 (Kalin Ocana).
MacGillivray's Warbler. West Kelowna, B.C. November 9, 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Marysville, in the East Kootenay.

Reported: Nov 9 (Dianne Cooper, Rob Woods).

Northern Mockingbird (1)

Location: S.E. corner of Duck Lake, along Channel Road. Creston.
Reported: Nov 8 (Hardy Delafield).

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: O'Keefe's Pond in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 6 (John Woods).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)

Location: Mission Creek Greenway in Kelowna. Along south side of creek along stretch between Gordon Road and Casorso Road. 
Reported: Nov 5 (Roberta Snow)
Immature Harris's Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. November 5, 2019. Photo: Roberta Snow.
Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: Nakusp. At mouth of Kuskanax Creek.
Reported: Nov 4 (Warren Flesaker, Julia Flesaker).

Gray Catbird (1, late)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Nov 3 (Craig Sandvig).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, about 500 meters north from Scandia Golf & Games (Fenwick Rd).
Reported: Nov 3 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).
Imm. Harris's Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Nov 3, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)

Location: Kalamalka Lake Pier in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 28 to Nov 2 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Vernon, B.C. October 28, 2019. Photo: Chris Siddle.

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)

Location: HERE at Corn Creek Marsh in Creston
Reported: Oct 30 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

Bewick's Wren (1)

Location: HERE on Selkirk College Trails, Castlegar
Reported: Oct 26 to 27 (Craig Sandvig).

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (1)

Location: Shuswap Lake off the pier in Canoe.
Reported: Oct 25 (Ted Hillary).

Long-tailed Duck (2)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek on Upper Arrow Lake, Nakusp.
Reported: October 24 (Warren Flesaker).

BLACK SCOTER (2 female)

Location: Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Seen first at 12 PM from Rotary Marshes. Bird was in with a flock of 80 Bufflehead, as well as a first year male White-winged Scoter and a female type Surf Scoter. Also visible from the Old Ferry Dock off Westside Road.
Reported: October 24 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, Jesse Hannebauer, et al).

Long-tailed Duck (5, 3 males, 2 females)

Location: Okanagan Lake from Old Ferry Dock off Westside Road, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 23 (Ted Hindmarch).

Pacific Loon (1)

Location: South of old road near bridge in Wardner.
Reported: Oct 19 to 21 (James Turner).

Red-throated Loon (1)

Location: Shuswap Lake in Salmon Arm, seen in vicinity of end of the municipal pier.
Reported: Oct 16 to 18 (Ted Hillary).

Lesser Goldfinch (4)

Location: At a private residence near Haynes Creek, along Hwy 3, just east of Osoyoos.
Reported: Oct 12 (fide Donna Heard).
Lesser Goldfinch. Osoyoos, B.C. October 12, 2019. Photo: Fide Donna Heard.

Blue Jay (1)
Location: 7252 Longacre Drive inVernon
(open to public, please do not block driveways and be respectful of private residences).
Reported: October 12 (Alana Morin)

Palm Warbler (1)

Location: Airport Ponds, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: October 10 (Don Manson).
Palm Warbler. Revelstoke, B.C. October 10, 2019. Photo: Don Manson.

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)

Location: Along the waterfront in Nelson.
Reported: October 8 (Gaelen Schnare).

Arctic Tern (1 imm)

Location: Nakusp at mouth of Kuskanax Creek.
Reported: Oct 5 (Warren Flesaker).
Arctic Tern. Nakusp, B.C. Oct 5, 2019. Photo: Warren Flesaker.

Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 5 (Paul Prappas, et al).

RBA: GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (1)

Location: Along Horner Road, just off Whitevale Road in Lumby. Being seen in bushes along edge of road and in weeds between the rows of corn.
Reported: October 4 & 5 (Scott Thomson, m.obs). Latest sighting, 10:00 AM, Oct 5.
Green-tailed Towhee. Lumby, B.C. October 5, 2019. Photo: Don Cecile.

RBA: BLACK-LEGGED KITTIWAKE (1, basic adult -- Okanagan first)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: 10 AM, October 2 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth). Bird circled over the mouth of the mouth of the creek a couple of times, dropped down to land, but disappeared amongst the hordes of gulls and has not been seen again as of 5 PM.

RBA: BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (1 male)

Location: Along Edward Street, in private gardens, in Revelstoke.
Reported: Oct 2 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Black-throated Gray Warbler. Revelstoke, B.C. October 2, 2019. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Black-bellied Plover (1 juv)

Location: Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: October 2 (Brad Vissia).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, light morph)

Location: Over Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: Approx. 10:40 AM, October 1 (Brad Vissia).
Broad-winged Hawk. Kelowna, B.C. October 1, 2019. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Black-bellied Plover (5 juv)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. 
Reported: September 28 to 30 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs). As of Sep 30, one remains.

American Golden-Plover (2 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 28 to 30 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs). As of Sep 30, one remains.

RBA: BLUE-HEADED VIREO (1, second record for Okanagan)

Location: Rose Valley Regional Park in West Kelowna, at the McDougall Road end. Park at the end of Rosewood Drive and walk up pathway, approx. 0.8 km, just beyond pond. Was traveling with Ruby-crowned Kinglets
Reported: 3:15 PM, September 29 (James Jansen).

Blue-headed Vireo. West Kelowna, B.C. September 29, 2019. Photo: James Jansen.
RBA: ANCIENT MURRELET (1 imm)
Location: Okanagan Lake waterfront in Penticton. Seen off beach, east of SS. Sicamous at about 3 PM, and at 4 PM was seen at rocky jetty near the SS. Sicamous.
Reported: September 29 (Eric Newton, et al).
Ancient Murrelet. Penticton, B.C. September 29, 2019. Photo: Eric Newton.

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake Waterfront in Penticton near the Yacht Club / Esplanade.
Reported: September 27 (Jim Turnbull).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek in Burton, on Upper Arrow Lake.
Reported: September 27 (Warren Flesaker, et al).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Burton, B.C. September 27, 2019. Photo: Warren Flesaker.
Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult light morph)
Reported: Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: September 27 (Paul Foth).

Franklin's Gull (1 juvenile)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: 5 PM, September 26 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. September 26, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Parasitic Jaeger (2)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson.
Reported: September 25 (Galen Schnare).

Caspian Tern (1)

Location: Flying south over Okanagan Lake at mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: September 25 (Kalin Ocana).
Caspian Tern. West Kelowna, B.C. September 25, 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Black-bellied Plover (1 juv)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 25 (Jesse Hannebauer, Ryan Tomlinson).
Black-bellied Plover. Kelowna, B.C. September 25, 2019. Photo: Jesse Hannebauer.

Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)

Location: Flying south over Okanagan Lake at mouth of Powers Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: September 25 (Kalin Ocana).
Sabine's Gull. West Kelowna, B.C. September 25, 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 24 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Parasitic Jaeger (8, light morph adults)

Location: Flying south over Okanagan Lake. Seen from Antler's Beach in Peachland.
Reported: Between 5 PM and 6 PM, September 24 (Chris Charlesworth).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Overhead, flying west at the N. end of Vaseux Lake.
Reported: September 24 (Chris Charlesworth, Sandra Christensen).


Broad-winged Hawk (3)
Location: Over Mt. Dufferin in Kamloops.
Reported: September 24 (Isaac Nelson).

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Dilworth section of the Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna.
Reported: September 22 to 24 (Chris Charlesworth, Kalin Ocana, et al).
Tennessee Warbler. Kelowna B.C. September 22, 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.
Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: Grasslands Trail at S.W. corner of Swan Lake, Vernon.
Reported: September 21 (Chris Siddle).
Brewer's Sparrow. Vernon, B.C. September 21, 2019. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Broad-winged Hawk (1 ad)
Location: Gold Creek Forest Service Road, south of Nelson.
Reported: September 21 (Paul Prappas, et al).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 immature male)

Location: Private residence in Gold Creek area of Cranbrook.
Reported: September 20 (Bobby Dailey, et al).

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: September 20 (Stewart Wilson).

Sabine's Gull (1 imm)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 20 (Nick Swan).
Juvenile Sabine's Gull. Kelowna B.C. September 20, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.

American Golden-Plover (2 juv)

Location: Okanagan Lake at Okanagan Landing. Mouth of Vernon Creek.
Reported: September 19 to 20 (Jack VanDyk, m.obs).
American Golden-Plover. Okanagan Landing, Vernon, B.C. September 19, 2019. Photo: Jack VanDyk.
Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, 1 imm)
Location: Flying over Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: September 19 (Scott Thomson).

Broad-winged Hawk (6, four adults and two imm)

Location: Flying in kettle over south end of Alki Lake in Kelowna at about 12:00 PM.
Reported: September 19 (Michael Force, et al).

American Golden-Plover (1)

Location: Alki Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: September 19 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull (1)

Location: Alki Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: September 18-19 (Mike Force, M.obs)

Franklin's Gull (1)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 19 (Nathan Earley, et al).

RBA: GARGANEY (1)

Location: Kelowna Landfill at Alki Lake. See home page for more details.
Reported: September 18 to 19 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs)
Female type Garganey at Alki Lake in Kelowna, B.C. September 18, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 17 (Nick Swan, Kalin Ocana).

Caspian Tern (1)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 17 (Ryan Tomlinson).

American Golden-Plover (1)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 17 (Ryan Tomlinson, Jesse Hannebauer).
American Golden-Plover. Kelowna, B.C. September 17, 2019. Photo: Jesse Hannebauer.
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Private garden along Edward Street in Revelstoke.
Reported: September 17 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Tennessee Warbler. Revelstoke, B.C. September 17, 2019. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.
Hudsonian Godwit (1 juvenile)
Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, west of the pier.
Reported: September 16 (Jim Walton, m.obs).
Hudsonian Godwit. Salmon Arm, B.C. September 16, 2019. Photo: Jim Walton.
Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 female type)
Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: September 16 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 immature)

Location: Over the Aberdeen neighborhood of Kamloops.
Reported: September 16 (Isaac Nelson).


Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, on Kootenay Lake, east of Nelson.
Reported: September 9 to 16 (Janice Arndt, m.obs).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.

Reported: September 16 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Enterprise Way Dog Park, Kelowna.

Reported: September 16 (Michael Force).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, about .8 km east of Dilworth Road, Kelowna.

Reported: September 16 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, Jesse Hannebauer).
First fall Tennessee Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. September 16, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Brewer's Sparrow (1)

Location: Lawn near entrance to Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: 7:45 AM, September 16 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, Jesse Hannebauer).

Franklin's Gull (1, first year)

Location: Alki Lake / Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: September 15 (Michael Force).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 immature)
Location: On beach at Okanagan Lake in Penticton, near the S.S. Sicamous.
Reported: September 15 (Margaret Holm).


Franklin's Gull (1 immature)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna on Aug 29 (Nick Swan).The same bird was also at the Kelowna Landfill at Alki Lake on Aug 30 (Chris Charlesworth, et al), and again seen on dock at the Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary at the foot of Francis Avenue, September 2 (Rick Gee, et al). 
Reported: August 29 to September 2 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Immature Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 29, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, light morph)
Location: Migrating south, pausing momentarily to soar, over the grasslands on Beaver Lake Road, north of Kelowna.
Reported: September 13 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

Tennessee Warbler (1 immature)

Location: Banded at Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: September 10 to 13 (Matthias Beiber).

Tennessee Warbler. Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory. September 13, 2019. Photo: Matthias Beiber.
Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)
Location: Salmon Arm Bay in Salmon Arm.
Reported: September 11 to 13 (Don Cecile).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (female type)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, just north of Scandia Golf & Games on Fenwick Road, in Kelowna.
Reported: Afternoon of September 12 (Michael Force).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, about 100 meters north of Hwy 97 overpass at Bulman Road.
Reported: September 12 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, about 1 km E. of Dilworth Road.
Reported: September 12 (Chris Charlesworth).

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Shuswap Lake at the Salmon Arm foreshore.
Reported: Aug 10-Sept 11 (Don Cecile).

Tennessee Warbler (1 immature)
Location: Ha Ha Creek Rd in Wardner.
Reported: September 10 (John Isocoff).

Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: September 9 & 10 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 immature/female type)

Location: HERE on the boardwalk at Maude Roxby Park, Kelowna
Reported: September 8 & 9 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).
Chestnut-sided Warbler in Kelowna - Photo: Kalin Ocana
Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: HERE on the boardwalk at Maude Roxby Park, Kelowna
Reported: September 8 & 9 (Kalin Ocana).

Black-bellied Plover (1)

Location: South pond at the irrigation fields - Cranbrook
Reported:  September 7-8 (Dean Nicholson, m.obs)
Black-bellied Plover in Cranbook - Photo: Alan Barnard

Broad-winged Hawk (1)

Location: Overhead in Kamloops at Mt. Dufferin, near the west end of Pacific Way.
Reported: September 7 (Isaac Nelson, Tom Beeke).

Arctic Tern (1)

Location: Mamit Lake - Merritt
Reported: September 5 (Cindilla Trent)
Arctic Tern in Mamit Lake, Merritt, BC. September 5, 2019. Photo: Cindilla Trent.

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall bird)

Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: September 4 (Chris Charlesworth).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall bird)

Location: Gully along Howe Drive, just west of Van Horne Drive, in Aberdeen area of Kamloops.
Reported: September 3 (Isaac Nelson).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall bird)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, about 1.5 km east from Dilworth Drive, near telephone pole 50L106. Seen at 11:30 AM.
Reported: September 3 (Chris Charlesworth)
Tennessee Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. September 3, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 31 (Warren Flesaker).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)

Location: Nakusp at the mouth of Kuskanax Creek.
Reported: Aug 30 (Catherine McLean, et al).
Adult Sabine's Gull. Nakusp, B.C. Aug 30, 2019. Photo: Gary Davidson.
MARBLED GODWIT (2)
Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 29 (Gary Davidson, m.obs).
Marbled Godwits. Nakusp, BC. Aug 29, 2019. Photo: Catherine McLean.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1, first fall)
Location: Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Aug 27 (Matthias Beiber).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)

Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, in Kelowna, about 1.5 km east of Dilworth Road near telephone pole 50L107.
Reported: Aug 27 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).
First fall Tennessee Warbler. Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, B.C. August 27, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, west of the pier.
Reported: Aug 25 (Ted Hillary).


Tennessee Warbler (2, first fall)
Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 20 to 23 (Chris Charlesworth, Michael Force).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, about 500 meters north from Fenwick Road and Scandia Golf & Games.
Reported: Aug 23 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).


BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1, first fall)

Location: The Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna. From the Enterprise Way Dog Park, walk east along trail. Bird was seen in elderberry near telephone pole 50L106, about 1 km north of dog park at about 9 30 AM. It was seen again at the Enterprise Way Dog Park at approx. 12:05 PM.
Reported: Aug 22 (Michael Force, et al).

Tennessee Warbler (1)

Location: Jack Smith Lake, at the south end of Gordon Drive in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 22 (Logan Lalonde).

Stilt Sandpiper (22 juv)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, Vernon.
Reported: Aug 7 to 22 (Chris Siddle).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1 juvenile)
Location: North pond at the Cranbrook Irrigation Fields, in the East Kootenays.
Reported: Aug 16 to 19 (James Turner, Blaire Smith, et al).

Probable MOURNING WARBLER (1 first fall)

Location: Patch of willow trees about 100 meters south of south end of Burtch Road, in Kelowna. You can also access the area from Munson Pond, by following foot path from west end of Munson Road to the willow trees. Bird was seen at around 11:30 AM and again at about 2 PM. 
Reported: Aug 16 (Ryan Tomlinson). 

Ruddy Turnstone (1)

Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, west of the Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: Aug 16 (Ted Hillary).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1)

Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, west of the Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: Aug 16 (Ted Hillary).

Tennessee Warbler (1 molting adult female)

Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna, B.C. Bird was along the south side of the trail, on the south side of Munson Pond.
Reported: Aug 16 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juv)

Location: Mouth of the Salmon River in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Aug 12 to 14 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).


Stilt Sandpiper (4 juv)
Location: Two at flooded field to south of parking area at Robert Lake, Kelowna. Please respect private property, and two at the north end of the lake.
Reported: Aug 10 to 14 (Nick Swan).
Juv. Stilt Sandpiper. Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. Aug 11, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juv)
Location: N. end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Aug 12 (Chris Siddle).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juv)

Location: Flooded field south of the parking area at Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 11 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Juv. Short-billed Dowitcher, flanked on both sides by juvenile Stilt Sandpipers. Robert Lake, Kelowna, BC. Aug 11, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Nine Mile, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 11 (Darlene Cancelliere).


Stilt Sandpipers (1 juv)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 11 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Stilt Sandpiper, juvenile. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, B.C. Aug 11, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.
Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Bonanza Creek at the north end of Slocan Lake in the West Kootenays.
Reported: Aug 10 (Gary Davidson).

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 9 & 10 (Warren & Julia Flesaker).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juvenile)

Location: North end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Aug 8 (Chris Siddle).

Lesser Goldfinch (2)

Location: Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Aug 7 (Dick Cannings).

Pomarine Jaeger (1 adult)

Location: Windermere Lake in the East Kootenay district. South of Shadybrook Marina in Windermere.
Reported: Aug 5 (Cam Gillies).

Tennessee Warbler (2)

Location: Banded at Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Aug 2 (Matthias Beiber).


Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult, non-breeding plumage)
Location: South end of Little Shuswap Lake.
Reported: July 28 to Aug 1 (Allan & Reba Dupilka).


Black-necked Stilt (3) *confirmed breeding*
Location: Loch Lomond in 70 Mile House.
Reported: July 12 to 28 (Jerry McFetridge et al., m.obs).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)

Location: 1640 Evans Rd in Creston.
Reported: July 17 to 21 (Alan and Joan Halvorson, m.obs).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE  (1)

Location: Hwy 3, approx. 1 km. west of Osoyoos.
Reported: 7:40 AM, July 19 (Gavin and Don McKinnon).


American White Pelican (1)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook
Reported: July 15 (Stewart Wilson)

Tennessee Warbler (1)

Location: Mt. Kobau Road, near Oliver, in burn area.
Reported: July 9 (Cole Gaerber).

Tennessee Warbler (1)

Location: Private residence in West Bench area of Penticton.
Reported: July 8 (Richard Cannings).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: Fairview / White Lake Road, south of Willowbrook.
Reported July 6 (David Bell, Siobhan Darlington).

SABINE'S GULL (1 adult)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: June 28 & 29 (Nick Swan).
Sabine's Gull. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna BC. June 28, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.
Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Lover inonoaklin Rd in Fauquier.
Reported: June 28 (Gary Davidson).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)

Location: Singing along McDougal Road Trail in Rose Valley Regional Park, West Kelowna. From end of Rosewood Road, follow trail for approx. 200 meters and bird was singing on slope to the east.
Reported: June 24 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Magnolia Warber (1)

Location: Private Home in Kamloops.
Reported: June 23 (Tom Beeke).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: HERE on Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country. At km 6, where there is a gate and a clearing. 
Reported: June 17 (Daryll Myhr, et al).

Lark Bunting (1 male)
Location: Fields along Hwy 3, S.E. of Sparwood. See main page for more details.
Reported: June 14 (Connor Charchuk).

Forster's Tern (2)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: June 10 (Nick Swan).
Forster's Terns. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. June 10, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.
BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1)
Location: 165 Trevor St in Nelson (Open to Public)
Reported: June 8 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs)
Blackpoll Warbler in Nelson - Photo: Gaelen Schnare 
Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 male)
Location: Private garden in Revelstoke. If bird is seen tomorrow, home will be open to public. Please see main page.
Reported: June 5 (Dusty Veideman).
Chestnut-sided Warbler. Revelstoke, B.C. June 5, 2019. Photo: Dusty Veideman).
Forster's Tern (2)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: June 1 (Chris Siddle).
Forster's Tern. Otter Lake, Vernon, BC. June 1, 2019. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Clearwater Valley Road, north of Clearwater.
Reported: May 31 (Dennis Leonard).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)

Location: Private garden in Okanagan Landing area of Vernon. To go view bird, email c_charlesworth23@hotmail.com for viewing details.
Reported: May 30 (Inge Friesen).

BRANT (1)

Location: Oliver. Tucelnuit Lake. Bird flew north just after 8 AM.
Reported: May 30 (Ian Kelshaw).

Black-necked Stilt (2)

Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: May 28 (Brent & Wayne Diakow).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)

Location: Over Arlington Lake, S.E. of Kelowna, off Hwy 33.
Reported: May 27 (Jesse Hannebauer).

Sabine’s Gull (1 adult)

Location: Separation Lake in Knutsford (near Kamloops)
Reported: May 26 (Tom Beeke and Glenn Dreger).
Sabine’s Gull in Kamloops, BC. May 26, 2019. Photo: Tom Beeke
WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: SW corner of Duck Lake in Creston
Reported: May 26 (Craig Sandvig).
White-rumped Sandpiper. Creston, BC. May 26, 2019. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
ARCTIC TERN (1)
Location: First seen flying over Rotary Marsh then over Sutherland Bay in Kelowna
Reported: May 26 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Arctic Tern. Kelowna, BC. May 26, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.
ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1, first for the Okanagan)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna. Park at Majestic Mattress, 2720 Hwy 97 N. Walk south along rail trail and bird was on the uphill slope between telephone poles 50L103 and 50L104.
Reported: 4:45 PM on May 25 (Michael Force).
Ash-throated Flycatcher. Mill Creek, Kelowna, BC. May 25, 2019. Photo: Logan Lalonde.
WHITE-WINGED DOVE (1)
Location: Briefly seen in garden along Lennard Drive in Revelstoke, then bird flew off.
Reported: May 23 (Eric Tompkins).
White-winged Dove in Revelstoke, BC. May 23, 2019. Photo: Eric Tompkins.
Broad-winged Hawk (1 dark morph)
Location: Flying north along ridge on Beaver Lake Road, Lake Country.
Reported: May 22 (Logan Lalonde).

Black-necked Stilt (2)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: At dusk on May 21 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Sage Thrasher (1)

Location: Airport Ponds, south of Revelstoke. 
Reported: May 21 (Don Manson).
Sage Thrasher. Revelstoke, BC. May 21, 2019. Photo: Don Manson.
Gray Flycatcher (1)
Location: College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: May 21 (Max Goetz).
Gray Flycatcher. Castlegar, BC. May 21, 2019. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
Franklin's Gull (1 adult)
Location: College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: May 20 (Craig Sandvig).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)

Location: Box Lake near Nakusp.
Reported: May 20 (Janice Arndt).

RBA: GREAT BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Second for BC. First for the Okanagan Valley. See home page for more details.
Reported: May 13 to 17 (Ryan Tomlinson).
Great Black-backed Gull. Kelowna, BC. May 16, 2019. Photo: Nathan Early.
Franklin's Gull (6 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: May 16 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Black-necked Stilt (3)

Location: Flooded horse pasture along Munson Road in Kelowna, just east of Munson Pond.
Reported: May 15 & 16  (Fran Pattison).

Black-necked Stilt. Munson Road, Kelowna, BC. May 19, 2019.
Black-necked Stilt (6)

Location: Along the Elk River, north of Elkford in the East Kootenay region.
Reported: May 15 (Ilya Povalyaev).
Black-necked Stilts. Elk River, BC. May 15, 2019. Photo: Ilya Povalyaev.

BROWN THRASHER (1)
Location: At 10:15 am on May 11-2019, Lyle Grisedale found a Brown Thrasher at Rykerts Lake near the US-Idaho border. The bird was perched on a leafless branch HERE along Porthill Rd. By the time he got out his camera it had flown south down the lake. He followed it but lost the bird in thick bushes.
Reported: May 11 (Lyle Grisedale).

Black-necked Stilt (5)

Location: Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 11 (Ed and Hazel Beynon).


Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Bird has been seen several times, including fly-overs at UBC Okanagan (Jan 30, Feb 25 & Mar 25);  on a telephone pole near Kelowna Landfill on John Hindle Drive (Mar 7) and a fly-over at Kelowna International Airport (Mar 8). March 11, bird was on telephone pole along Hwy 97, just south of UBC Okanagan. May 8, bird flew over Robert Lake.
Reported: Feb 25 to May 8 (Nathan Earley).

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)

Location: Private residence on Boucherie Road in West Kelowna.
Reported: May 7 (Scott Thomson).
Harris's Sparrow. West Kelowna, BC. May 7, 2019. Photo: Scott Thomson.
Lesser Goldfinch (2) 
Location: Feeder at 460 Auburn Crescent (please knock on front door before viewing) in Princeton.
Reported: May 1 to 7 (Edward Lahaie).



Harris’s Sparrow (3 immature)
Location: Private Home on Pineridge Rd in Lillooet
Reported: April 6 to May 7 (Ian Routley)

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Sawmill Pond near Radium Hot Springs.
Reported: May 7 (Rachel Darvill).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)

Location: Hwy 3B, south of Nancy Greene Provincial Park and north of Rossland.
Reported: May 6 (Justin Johnson).

Harris's Sparrow (1)

Location: Private feeder at 460 Auburn Crescent in Princeton. Please knock on door before viewing.
Reported: May 4 to 6 (Edward Lahaie).

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male)

Location: 928-5th Street in Nakusp. See main page for more details.
Reported: April 29 to May 3 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt (1)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: May 2 (Catherine McLean, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)

Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp. With flock of Bonaparte's Gulls.
Reported: May 1 (Catherine McLean, Gary Davidson).


Black-necked Stilt (2)

Location: Up to two have been seen at Robert Lake and Alki Lake at the Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: April 19 to 25 (Nick Swan, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature upon arrival, has now molted into adult plumage)
Location: Private residence in Rutland area of Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 9 to Apr 25 (Jamie Luxton).
Imm. Harris's Sparrow. Kelowna, BC. Feb 19, 2019. Photo: Jamie Luxton.
Blue Jay (2)
Location: Private residence along Pineridge Road in Lillooet.
Reported: Dec 2018 to Apr 25, 2019 (Ian Routley).
Blue Jay. Lillooet, BC. March 20, 2019. Photo: Ian Routley.
Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Private residence in Revelstoke.
Reproted: Apr 24 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Sage Thrasher. Revelstoke, BC. Apr 24, 2019. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.
Yellow-billed Loon (1 probable)
Location: North end of Little Shuswap Lake, near Chase.
Reported: Apr 22 (Reba & Allan Dupilka).

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1 male)
Location: With Lesser Scaup at Separation Lake in Knutsford 
Reported: April 7 to 9 (Tom Beeke, m.obs)
Tufted Duck. Knutsford, BC. Apr 7, 2019. Photo: Tom Beeke. 
Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Feeder at private residence at 2390 Shannon Woods Drive in West Kelowna. 
Reported: Nov 4/18 to Apr 6/19 (James Jansen).
Golden-crowned Sparrow. West Kelowna, BC. Apr 6, 2019. Photo: James Jansen.
RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: O'keefe Ranch in Vernon. Bird first spotted at 11 AM hunting from fence posts near the corn maze. At 4:30 PM it was relocated and was visible with a scope from St. Anne Road, looking back towards the ranch. At 9 AM on April 1, bird was found in large hawthorn tree growing along the edge of the creek visible from the N.E. corner of the corn maze. Still showing at 1:30 PM.
Reported: Mar 31 to April 1 (Chris Siddle). No sightings on Apr 2.
Loggerhead Shrike. Vernon, BC. March 31, 2019. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Singing in hedge in private garden with feeder along Trepanier Bench Road at Morrison Road in Peachland.
Reported: Mar 31 (Chris Charlesworth).

Purple Finch (1 female)

Location: McLeery Road near Landsdowne Road, Armstrong.
Reported: Mar 27 (Matthew Lowery).
Purple Finch. Armstrong, BC. Mar 27, 2019. Photo: Matthew Lowery
FERRUGINOUS HAWK (1 light morph) *Possible/Unconfirmed*
Location: Creston. Bird was sitting on fence post off Kootenay River Road, 100 meters past Speers Road.
Reported: Mar 25 (Galen Schnare).


Harris's Sparrow (up to 5)
Location: Weedy patch on east side of the Capital News Center on Gordon Dr in Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 5, 2018 to Mar 25, 2019 (Chris Charlesworth).
Harris's Sparrow in weeds on east side of Capital News Center in Kelowna, BC. Dec 19, 2018. Photo: Keith Richardson
Purple Finch (Up to 7)
Location: Approx. km 4 on Beaver Lake Rd, in Lake Country.
Reported: Dec 14, 2018 to Mar 20, 2019 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Purple Finch. Lake Country, BC. Jan 26, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.

RBA: FERRUGINOUS HAWK (light morph adult -- late report).
Location: Soaring over Maquinna Road in Hall Road area of Kelowna.
Reported: Mar 8 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Prairie Falcon (1)

Location: Selkirk College Trails, Castlegar.
Reported: Mar 13 (Craig Sandvig).


Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Private residence along lower Silver Star Road in Vernon.
Reported: Mar 11 (Chris Siddle).

Purple Finch (2 female)

Location: White Lake Road near St. Andrews Golf Course, Kaleden.
Reported: Mar 9 (Kalin Ocana).
Female Purple Finch. White Lake Road, Kaleden, BC. March 9, 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.
Purple Finch (1 male)
Location: Single Mountain Ash tree at Centennial Way Park in Peachland. Bird was with several
Western Bluebirds and was singing from treetops and also seen eating mountain ash berries
Reported: Mar 9 (Chris Charlesworth).


Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, north from Scandia Golf & Games in Kelowna. Sparrow seen about 300 meters north of Scandia.
Reported: Nov 8, 2018 to Mar 9, 2019  (Don Wilson, m.obs).
Harris's Sparrow. Mill Creek, Kelowna, BC. Nov 2018. Photo: Nick Swan.
Harris's Sparrow (2 imm)
Location: Feeder at Desert Cove Estates near Head of the Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 10/18 to Mar 8/19 (Chris Siddle).

Purple Finch (3)
Location: Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park near Vernon.
Reported: Jan 31 to March 7 (Chris Siddle).

Hermit Thrush (1)
Location: Waldie Island in Castlegar.
Reported: Mar 5 (Craig Sandvig).
Hermit Thrush. Waldie Island, Castlegar, BC. March 5, 2019. Photo: Craig Sandvig/Macaulay Library
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 28 (Nick Swan).
Lincoln's Sparrow. Munson Pond, Kelowna, BC. Feb 28, 2019. Photo: Nick Swan.
Purple Finch (2 female)
Location: Glenhayes Rd parking lot for the Grey Canal Trail in Vernon
Reported: Jan 6 to Feb 21 (Chris Siddle).

Common Grackle (1 male)
Location: HERE near Station Rd, Bull River.
Reported: Feb 20 (Alan Barnard, Michael Bentley).


Blue Jay (1)

Location: Private garden in Revelstoke, at 407 Edward Street.
Reported: Dec 4, 2018 to Feb 13, 2019 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Blue Jay. Revelstoke, BC. Dec 4, 2018. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere
BROWN THRASHER (1)
Location: Private garden in Nelson. Not open to public.
Reported: Jan 6 to Feb 8 (Stuart McDonald).
Brown Thrasher. Nelson, BC. Photo: Stuart McDonald.
WINTER WREN (1)
Location: Greenway on north side of Mission Creek, in Kelowna, about 250 meters south of Casorso Road. Bird was in the cottonwood grove on the N. side of the path. Has been seen by some observers at the first bench you encounter when traveling south from Casorso Rd on the north side of creek.
Sound recording HERE 
Reported: Dec 11, 2018 to Feb 8, 2019 (Ryan Tomlinson).
Winter Wren. Kelowna, BC. Dec 16, 2018. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.
Hermit Thrush (1)
Location: Private residence along Little Shuswap Lake Rd, near Chase.
Reported: Jan 20 to Feb 8 (Reba & Allan Dupilka).
Hermit Thrush. Little Shuswap Lake, BC. Jan 20, 2019. Photo: Allan Dupilka.
RBA: FIELDFARE (1)
Location: Bird is eating mountain ash berries with a flock of robins at the corner of Krick Road and Kernaghan Road, 10 km south of Salmon Arm in the Salmon River Valley. The birds initial berry source has now run out, and the bird has been seen feeding on berries in a Mountain Ash tree behind house #80 on Kernaghan Road. There is a snowy road that runs up a hill next to house 80 and from this trail you can look into the backyard and see the berries. Please respect private property.
Reported: Dec 16/18 to Feb 6/19 (Roger Beardmore, Nan Beardmore, Peter Lawless, Sharon Lawless, m.obs).
Fieldfare. Salmon Arm, BC. Dec 16, 2018. Photo: Roger Beardmore.
Rock Wren (1)
Location: South facing slope of 'The Throne' in Osoyoos, accessed from Haynes Lease Ecological Reserve at end of Meadowlark Lane.
Reported: Feb 6 (Chris Charlesworth).
Rock Wren. Osoyoos, BC. Feb 6, 2019. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.
Purple Finch (2)
Location: Kickininee Provincial Park, south of Summerland along Hwy 97.
Reported: Feb 5 (Lucie Parker).

Hermit Thrush (1)

Location: In riparian habitat on Locatee lands in Penticton. From Doc's Driving Range walk downstream 400 meters on right side of Okanagan River.
Reported: Feb 5 (Chris Charlesworth).


Purple Finch (Up to 4)
Location: Okanagan River in Penticton, in Mountain Ash tree, with Cassin's Finches. From Doc's Driving Range walk downstream about 500 meters on the right side of river.
Reported: Jan 8 to Feb 5 (Eric Newton).


Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Esplanade Trails in Penticton.
Reported: Nov 29/18 to Feb 2/19 (Darren Kirby).
Golden-crowned Sparrow. Penticton, BC. Dec 2, 2018. Photo: Darren Kirby / Macaulay Library
GRAY CATBIRD (1)
Location: Beach Ave in Peachland. Bird was feeding on berries on hillside along Beach Avenue, just west of address 3826.
Reported: Dec 27/18 to Feb 4/19 (Chris Charlesworth, Don Wilson)
Gray Catbird. Peachland, BC. Dec 27, 2018. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Hermit Thrush (2)
Location: Rose Valley Regional Park, Rosewood Dr entrance in West Kelowna. From end of Rosewood Dr, walk along trail about 150 meters. Thrushes are in vegetated ditch with plenty of snowberries, rose hips and other berries.
Reported: Dec 15, 2018 to Feb 1, 2019. (James Jansen, Gerald Jansen).
Hermit Thrush. West Kelowna, BC. Dec 22, 2018. Photo: Kalin Ocana.
NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (1)
Location: 2550 Walburn Road in Rutland area of Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 15, 2018 to Jan 31, 2019 (Kyle Fitzpatrick, m.obs)
Northern Mockingbird. Walburn Road, Kelowna, BC. Jan 2019. Photo: Kalin Ocana.
Mountain Bluebird (4) 
Location: Edge of large weedy field at N. end of Trout Creek Point, Summerland.
Reported: Jan 27 to 31 (James Jansen).
Mountain Bluebird. Trout Creek Point. Summerland, BC. Jan 27, 2019. Photo: James Jansen.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Hedgerow near a feeder in private garden along Thornber Street in Trout Creek Point area of Summerland.
Reported: Jan 19 to 31 (Courtney Jett)
Harris's Sparrow. Trout Creek Point. Summerland, BC. Jan 19, 2019. Photo: Courtney Jett.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Shuswap Lake in Salmon Arm from the pier.
Reported: Jan 28 (Chris Charlesworth).

Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
Location: Weedy field at W. end of McCurdy Road, Kelowna.
Reported. Nov 11, 2018 to Jan 27, 2019 (Chris Charlesworth).
Lincoln's Sparrow. Kelowna, BC. Nov 16, 2018. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Kootenay River, seen as you drive along West Creston Road, just before turning onto Reclamation Road, Creston.
Reported: Jan 25 & 26 (Derek Kite, Paul Prappas).


White-winged Scoter (1 immature / female)
Location: Osoyoos Lake, Hwy 3 bridge in Osoyoos.
Reported: Jan 25 (Lucie Parker).
White-winged Scoter. Osoyoos, BC. Jan 25, 2019. Photo: Lucie Parker.
Hermit Thrush (1)
Location: Haynes Point Provincial Park, Osoyoos. Bird was half way between the parking area and the trailhead for the marsh trail.
Reported: Jan 8 to 23 (Lucie Parker).

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)

Location: O'Keefe Pond / Ranch near Vernon.
Reported: Jan 10 to 18 (Claude Rioux).
Yellow-headed Blackbird. Okeefe Ranch near Vernon, BC. Jan 10, 2019. Photo: Claude Rioux.
Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: West Bench IR, Penticton.
Reported: Jan 18 (Eric Newton).
Mountain Bluebird. Penticton, BC. Jan 18 2019. Photo: Eric Newton.
VESPER SPARROW (1)
Location: Along access road to parking area at the Grassland Loop at the S.W. corner of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Jan 18 (Amin Zargar).
Vesper Sparrow. Vernon, BC. Jan 18, 2019. Photo: Amin Zargar.
Common Yellowthroat (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna. From the parking area at Robert Lk, check marshy ditch that runs back to the west. Yellowthroat was about 100 meters west of the parking area in the ditch. 
Reported: Dec 7, 2018 to Jan 18, 2019 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).


Purple Finch (1 female)

Location: End of Belgo Road in Kelowna. To be exact, about 100 meters before the end of Belgo Road. There are some Russian Olives on the hillside and the finches were feeding on the olives.
Reported: Jan 11 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

WINTER WREN (1)
Location: Mission Creek in Kelowna, upstream from Casorso Road about 300 meters, beyond the viewing platform.
Reported: Jan 8 to 11, 2019 (Ryan Tomlinson).
Winter Wren. Kelowna, BC. Jan 11, 2019. Photo: Sandy Proulx.
Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Hwy 3, west of Creston.
Reported: Jan 11 (Marc-Andre Beaucher)
Prairie Falcon. Creston, BC. Jan 11, 2019. Photo: Marc-Andre Beaucher / Macaulay Library
Brown-headed Cowbird (1 female)
Location: Thompson Brook Marsh / Capital News Center in Kelowna. Bird was in with flock of Red-winged Blackbirds.
Reported: Jan 6 (Michael Force, Judy Harrold).

Purple Finch (1 female)

Location: Near parking lot at Rose Valley Pond (next to Rose Valley School) on Westlake Road in West Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 15, 2018 to Jan 5, 2019 (Scott Thomson).

PALM WARBLER (1)

Location: Waterfront in Nelson, feeding along shoreline under pines in front of Chakho Mika Mall.
Reported: Jan 1 (Paul Prappas, Carolee Colter, Terry O'Gorman) to Jan 5 (multiple observers).
Palm Warbler. Nelson, BC. Jan 1, 2019. Photo: Paul Prappas.
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: In with flock of Red-winged Blackbirds along Westside Road, about 16-17 km south of its intersection with Hwy 97 near Vernon.
Reported: Jan 5 (Chris Siddle).

NASHVILLE WARBLER (1, first winter record for Okanagan Valley)

Location: Private residence in West Kelowna. Address is 2473 Reece Road. Knock on door. If Keiko isn't home, go through the gate at the front of the house and the finch feeder is just below, hanging from a walnut tree.
Reported: Jan 1 to 3 (Keiko Hiebert).
Nashville Warbler. West Kelowna, BC. Jan 1, 2019. Photo: Keiko Hiebert.
GRAY CATBIRD (1)
Location: In bushes HERE on Yankee Flats Rd in Yankee Flats (25 mins south of Salmon Arm)
Reported: Jan 1, 2019 (Doug Martin).


Harris's Sparrow (1) 
Location: Coming to a seed feeder at the corner of 10th St and 10th Ave - Fernie 
Reported: Dec 10/18 to Jan 1/19 (Mike Bentley, m.obs).