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. 

*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*

**eBird's statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE.**

Virginia Rail
Location: Watson Slough (Highway 29)
Reported: June 2-19 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Double-crested Cormorant
Location: Peace River Canoe Trip - Farrell Creek to Halfway River
Reported: June 13 (Andrew Tyrrell)

American Goldfinch (1)
Location: Private Home - Atlin
Reported: June 9-11 (Beth King)
American Goldfinch in Atlin - Photo: Beth King

Eurasian Wigeon
Location: Boundary Lake - Goodlow
Reported: June 2 (Joachim Bertrands)

Bay-breasted Warbler (high count 6)
Location: Beatton Provincial Park Picnic Area Parking lot
Reported: May 31-June 5 (Chris Coxson)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: North sewage lagoons - Fort St. John
Reported: May 24 (Chris McDonald)

White-rumped Sandpiper (2)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake
Reported: May 22 (Chris Coxson)

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake
Reported: May 20 (Evan Pye)

Vaux's Swift
Location: Sukunka FSR 60km (Chetwyd)
Reported: May 16 (Evan Pye)

Stilt Sandpiper
Location: Cecil Lake Rd just before Alberta border
Reported May 12 (Chris McDonald)

Double-crested Cormorant (2)
Location: Boundary Lake
Reported: May 12 (Chris McDonald)

American Avocet (4)
Location: 255 road north end - Fort St John
Reported: May 7 (Chris Coxson)

Trumpeter Swan (5)
Location: Moberly River Bridge - Moberly Lake
Reported: Feb 7 (Evan Pye)

Trumpeter Swan (4) Late
Location: Dinosaur Lake (Hudson's Hope)
Reported: Nov 24 - Dec 16, 2019 (Chris McDonald, m.obs)

Location: HERE with 1400+ Sandhill Cranes; Peace River
Reported: Oct 3-7 (Jeannie Smith and Mark Phinney, m.obs)
Common Crane in Peace River - Photo: Christopher Coxson

Cassin's Finch (1)
Location: Private Home on 255 Rd - Baldonnel
Reported: Oct 6-7 (Christopher Coxson)

Red-throated Loon (7)
Location: Lake Point Golf and Country Club; Charlie Lake
Reported: Sept 7 (Christopher Coxson)

Sabine's Gull
Location: Big Lake, Jackfish Lake Rd
Reported: Aug 31 ( Evan Pye)

Arctic Tern (6)
Location: Beatton Provicial Park; Charlie Lake
Reported: Aug 20 (Christopher Coxon)

Sabine's Gull (2)
Location: Beatton Provicial Park; Charlie Lake
Reported: Aug 20 (Christopher Coxon)

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Charlie Lake Provicial Park
Reported: Aug 20 (Christopher Coxon)

Arctic Tern (1)
Location: North Sewage Ponds; Fort St John
Reported: Aug 17 (Chris McDonald)

Glaucous-winged Gull
Location: Moberly Lake
Reported: Aug 16 (Evan Pye)

Wood Duck (2)
Location: Swan Lake
Reported: Aug 16 (Andrew Tyrrell)

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

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)

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, 2019.