Peace Region and Far North

To report rare birds and interesting sightings in the region please email Chris McDonald at cmcdonald21@hotmail.comPlease attach any notes or photographs if possible. 

Ruby-throated Hummingbirds (2)
Location: Open to public last house and farm at the end of Johnson Road (Taylor Flats)
Reported: May 30-July 13 (Dave and Mary Neal, m.obs)

WHIMBREL (First BC Breeding Record)
Location: 1 nest found and 4 birds HERE (nest location withheld) (Haines Summit)
Reported: June 20-July 5 (Syd Cannings et al.)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Mosquito Flats along Haines Hwy (Pleasant Camp)
Reported: June 19-July 4 (Syd Cannings et al.)

American White Pelican (35)
Location: Road 201 South (South of Swan Lake)
Reported: July 2 (Chris McDonald)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1)
Location: Private home on 255 Rd - Baldonnel
Reported: June 30 (Christopher Coxson)

RBA: SEDGE WREN (1) - *See Main Page*
Location: Singing HERE from the north side of Watson Rd, right at the intersection with Hwy 29. (near Fort St. John)
The bird is behind a fence on private property. Please do not trespass. 
Reported: June 16-19 (Ilya Povalyaev)

White-rumped Sandpipers (High Count of 161)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons (Fort St. John)
Reported: June 1-13 (Chris McDonald M.Obs)

Location: Old Dawson Creek Sewage Lagoons (43)
Reported: June 7 (Chris Coxson)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird 

Location: 1 at 5942 - 242 Rd in Peace River
Reported: June 12 (Jason Lee)

Location: 1 at private home (Peace River)
Reported: June (Evan Pye)

Location: 1 at private Home on 281 Rd (Charlie Lake) (1 male)
Reported: May 25-26 (Leah Biggs)

Male Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Charlie Lake - Photo: Leah Biggs

Sanderling 
Location: North Sewage Lagoons
Reported: June 11 (Chris McDonald)

Virginia Rail
Location: Watson Slough
Reported: May 30-June 6 (Chris Coxson)

Caspian Tern 
Location: Halfmoon Lake (Chetwynd)
Reported: May 26 (Evan pye)

Forster's Tern 
Location: Halfmoon Lake (Chetwynd)
Reported: May 26 (Evan pye)

WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (2)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons (Fort St. John)
Reported: May 18 (Chris Coxson)

American Avocet 

Location: 8 at McQueen's Slough (Dawson Creek)
Reported: May 20 (Andrew Tyrrell and Mark Phinney)

Location: 3 at North Sewage Lagoons (Fort St. John)
Reported: May 15-18 (Evan Pye)

American Golden Plovers (4)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons (Fort St. John)
Reported: May 14-15 (Chris Coxson)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
Location: Windrem Creek (Chetwynd)
Reported: May 13-14 (Amy Meyer)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1)
Location: Private Home on Maurice Rd (Fort St. John)
Reported: May 10 (Evan Pye)

Cassin's Finch
Location: Chetwynd
Reported: April 28 (Evan Pye)

White-throated Sparrow
Location: Yard in Hudson's Hope
Reported: Has been there since late December still present as of Feb 7th.

Iceland (Thayer's) Gull
Location: South End of Charlie Lake
Reported: Oct 22-27 (Chris Coxson)

Black Scoter
Location: Big Lake
Reported: Oct 10-13 (Evan Pye)

Black-legged Kittiwake (1)
Location: North sewage lagoons in Fort St. John
Reported: Sept 30 (Evan Pye)

Sabine's Gulls (1 adult & 1 juv)
Location: Big Lake on Jackfish Lake Rd in Moberly Lake
Reported: Sept 18 (Evan Pye)

Sabine's Gulls (1 adult)
Location: Charlie Lake Provincial Park
Reported: Sept 11 (Chris Coxson)

Arctic Tern (1 adult)
Location: Flying close to shore of Charlie Lake in Fort St. John
Reported: Sept 9 (Chris Coxson and Andrew Tyrell)

Red Phalarope (1-5)
Location: SE pond of North Sewage Lagoons in Fort St John
Reported: Sept 8-10 (Chris Coxson)

Sabine's Gulls (2)
Location: Charlie Lake Provincial Park
Reported: Aug 26 (Chris Coxson)

Red Phalarope (1)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons in Fort St John
Reported: Aug 20-22 (Chris Coxson)
Photo HERE

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (3)
Location: Private Home on 255 Rd in Baldonell
Reported: July 21-23 (Christopher Coxson)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1)
Location: 5942 - 242 Rd in Peace River
Reported: June 9 -July 22 (Jason Lee, m.obs)

White-rumped Sandpiper (2)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons in Fort St. John
Reported: June 4 (Chris McDonald)

Lazuli Bunting (2)
Location: Peace River Viewpoint near Upper Cache Rd
Reported: May 30-June 24 (Evan Pye, m.obs)

Gray Catbird (3)
Location: Peace River Viewpoint
Reported: June 3-24 (Chris Coxson)

Long-billed Curlew
Location: Taylor Landing Provincial Park
Reported: April 21, 2018 (Chris Coxson)