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. 

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

RBA: COMMON CRANE (1)
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

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, 2019.