Vancouver and Area, Fraser Valley and Sea to Sky

To report rare birds or sightings of interest in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area, Fraser Valley and Sea to Sky Country and to submit pictures and/or for any identification questions please email Melissa Hafting at bcbirdergirl@gmail.com

To report rare birds or sightings of interest for the Fraser Valley (East of, and including, Abbotsford) and to submit pictures please email Chris McDonald at cmcdonald21@hotmail.com

If you are interested in taking part in birding discussions, and are looking for other birding infopp for the area, please feel free to join the VANBCBIRDS Group Here and if you are interested in all things birding, follow Melissa's interactive birding blog HERE and for the Fraser Valley Forum please click Here

*American Redstarts and Gray Catbirds are back*

House Wrens

Location: 1 at 200th St and 15th at Campbell Valley Park - Langley
Reported: May 26 (John Gordon et al.)

Location: 2 where Little Campbell River meets the ocean behind the Washington Grill - White Rock
Reported: May 26 (John Gordon et al.)

RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (1 Female, see main page) - 1st record for Vancouver
Location: In vacant lot on W. 4th Ave between Alma St and Highbury St. Also seen on a tree near the ocean lookout at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: March 11-May 25 (Shelley Ide and Aaron Zacharias, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Photo: Adam Dhalla

California Scrub-Jays 

*Please be respectful of private property and residences in area*

Location: 1 at the corner of 24th Ave and 152 St - Surrey
Reported: May 21-25 (Christian Lodders, m.obs)

Location: 2 at 12142 Dover Street (near to breeding spot at 119th Ave and 221st Street -Maple Ridge
Reported: May 17-25 (Heather Parr, m.obs)

1 of 2 birds in Maple Ridge - Photo: Mike Klotz

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 at private home - Point Roberts
Reported: May 25 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 2 at pumphouse and Wilson farm dyke trail intersection at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 15-25 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 1 on top of tree at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola by the restaurant - Squamish
Reported: May 23 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 near washrooms at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 22 (Neal Doan, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Catbird Slough (near Grant Narrows) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 22 (George Clulow)

1 of 2 Western Kingbirds in Coquitlam - Photo: John Gordon

SWAINSON'S HAWK (1)
Location: 1 flying over Bell Park - Burnaby
Reported: May 24 (Farshad Pourmalek)

Swainson's Hawk in Burnaby - Farshad Pourmalek

House Wrens


Location: 2 at the overflow campground at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 15-24 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Location: 1 at St. Paul's Rd and SeaBright Loop, 1 in the brush in the field south of the greenhouses at Sea Bright housing development and 1 at Lily Point - Point Roberts
Reported: May 11-24 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

RBA: HOODED ORIOLE (1 adult male, see main page)
Location: Jericho Beach Park at the duck pond - Vancouver
Reported: May 22 (Chooses to remain anonymous)

Male Hooded Oriole in Vancouver

Franklin's Gulls 

Location: 1 adult off the south jetty on the mudflats north of the washrooms at Iona Beach - Richmond
Reported: May 21-22 (Kate Paton, m.obs)

Location: 1 first smmer bird on mudflats near farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 21 (Carlo Giovanella)

Location: 2 adults on the mudflats by farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 13 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull in Richmond - Kate Paton

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER (1 adult male, see main page)
Location: 200m west of the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 21 (Cole Gaerber)

Snowy Plover in Delta - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Red Knot (12)
Location: On mudflats off the 2nd bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 13-21 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Male in SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19-21 (Benjamin Freeman, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 2 at Hope Airport
Reported: May 21 (Matt and Court Cameron)

Location: 1 at 4300 block of W 13th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: May 21 (Peter Ballin)

Location: 1 on the dyke at Brunswick Point where 34th street meets the dyke - Delta
Reported: May 18-21 (Tor Svanoe)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1, see main page)
Location: On telephone wire near 33A Ave and 34th St - Delta
Reported: May 20 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Loggerhead Shrike in Delta - Photo: Rob Lyske

American Golden Plover (1)
Location: 250 metre west from the end of the wooded area at Iona North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 20 (Tak Shibata)

Photo: Tak Shibata

House Wrens

Location: 2 at 29 B Ave and 232 St - Langley
Reported: May 20 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 at the Corner of Sunset Rd and Anastasia Rd and 1 at the golf course on Bowen Island - West Vancouver
Reported: May 19 (Ben Keen)

Location: 2 at 1062 256th St - Langley
Reported: May 15-19 (Robert Puls)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: East lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoons - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 19 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 1 at the east salt marsh 100 m from where the trail hits the beach at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 18 (Dan Pontalti, m.obs)

Location: 1 on wires by farmhouse on Ferguson Rd en route to Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Daniele Mitchell)

Location: 1 in west end of north field at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 14-15 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)
Map HERE

Western Kingbird in North Vancouver - Photo: Victor Wong

American White Pelicans 

Location: 16 flying over the display ponds at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 17-18 (Epi Shemming, m.obs)

Location: 1 at compensation lagoon at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: May 17 (Mike Boyd, m.obs)

American White Pelicans at Reifel - Photo: Sue Dietlein

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 3 females near the blue tower in the west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 14-17 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at 96th St at the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

2 of 3 female Wilson's Phalaropes at Reifel - Photo: Neil MacLeod

RBA: COMMON GRACKLE (1, male) - 9th record for Vancouver
Location: SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Neil MacLeod, m.obs)

Common Grackle in Richmond - Photo: Neil MacLeod

Red Knot (1)
Location: At the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 15 (Ilya Povalyaev)

RBA: BROWN BOOBY (Unconfirmed - late report)
Location: Flying by Deltaport viewed from
Ferry Terminal - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 15 (Keith Taylor)

BLACK-NECKED STILTS (late report)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnabay
Reported: May 15 (fide David Schutz)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 15 (Neil Simpson)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (3, 1 in breeding plumage)
Location: At the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

1 of 3 Pacific Golden-Plovers in breeding at Boundary Bay - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Lapland Longspur
Location: Marker 142-181 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 12-14 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur in breeding plumage at Iona - Photo: Mario Lam

Redheads (2)
Location: Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon
Reported: May 5-14 (Paul Foth)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 on wires at 7687 Burns Drive - Delta
Reported: May 13 (Rick Bowers)

Location: 2 at Willband Creek Park
Reported: May 11 (Gord Gadsden)

Pine Grosbeak
Location: on conifers next to small pond northwest corner of QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 12 (Joachim Bertrands)

House Wren 
Location: 1 banded at Iona Banding Station - Richmond
Reported: May 12 (Julian Heavyside et al.)

Long-billed Curlews (4)
Location: 216th St and 76B Ave - Langely
Reported: May 10 (fide Viktor Vandereyk)

Dusky Flycatcher (1) BE BEAR AWARE (Bear present)
Location: About 50 m north of Oliver Rd where it dead ends at the Pitt River at Minnekhada - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 10 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Location: Latst seen by the blue tower and at the South end of West Field at Reifel - Ladner. Previously seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay
Reported: May 3-10 (Ian McGregor and Olaf Kringhaug, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Vesper Sparrows

Location: NE corner of SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Dave Olson)

Location: NE corner of Hope Airport
Reported: April 30-May 9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Dusky Flycatcher 
Location: SW end of Hope Airport
Reported: April 30- May 9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpiper (4)
Location: In the East lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoons off Fremont Rd - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 30 - May 9 (Ken Willis, m.obs)

1 of 4 Solitary Sandpipers in Port Coquitlam - Photo: George Clulow

Lark Sparrow
Location: In horse jumping field at Joe Brown Park - Surrey
Reported: May 7-8 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: 1870 Charles St - Port Moody
Reported: May 7 (Susan Freemire)

RUFFED GROUSE (rare in Metro Vancouver)
Location: Last seen on the road into the Quarry Trailhead parking lot at Minnekhada Regional Park - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 6 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE
(4 bears seen in an hour here, please be BEAR AWARE when in area)
Ruffed Grouse in Port Coquitlam  - Photo: Melissa Hafting

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Location: Far East side of community garden at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 5-6 (Susan Robertshaw, m.obs)
May to exact location HERE

Northern Mockingbird in Coquitlam - Photo: Susan Robertshaw

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 at Middleton and Koerner Rd (also seen off Neaves Rd at Alouette River) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 6 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 3 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido

House Wrens

Location: 2 at Aldergrove Regional Park - Langley
Reported: May 3-May 6 (Robert Puls)

Location: Patch of woods in middle of Deering Island Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 29-May 5 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)
Map HERE

Photo: Bridget Spencer

Western Kingbird
Location: Dyke and Bradner Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: May 2-6 (Dave and Paul Baker)

RBA: SAGE THRASHER (2)
Location: Last seen on Koerner Rd near Middleton Rd. Previously seen on Koerner Rd 500m East of Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 2-3 (Michael Sather, Bridget Spencer, Adam Dhalla, m.obs)

1 or 2 Sage Thrasher in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Michael Klotz

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Squamish Estuary
Reported: May 3 (Chris Murrell)
Map to location of bird HERE

Photo: Chris Murrell

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
Location: In bog on Spanish Trail south of Chancellor Blvd at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: May 2-3 (Zac Fedder)
Map to Location HERE

Red-naped Sapsucker - Photo: Zac Fedder

Say's Phoebe
Location: Wilson Farm Dyke Trail between the west end of Pumphouse Trail and the east end of the footbridge at colony farm  at Colony farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 1-2 (Trent Glukler, m.obs)

BLUE JAY (PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE JAY, as per caretaker request!) 
Please feel free to drop donations of a bag of unshelled peanuts in a garbage can that the caretaker has placed on site for bird food donations.
Location: Behind gate at caretaker's home at "Woodward's Landing" Girl Guide Camp (Horseshoe Slough) on Dyke Rd near # 5 Rd - Richmond
Reported: Dec 23/17-May 2/18 (Linda Koch, m.obs)

Blue Jay in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Northern Goshawk (Immature)
Location: 1 in west salt marsh but also seen in east side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 27/17-May 1/18 (Perry Edwards, m.obs)

Immature Northern Goshawk in North Van - Photo: John Gordon

Pacific Golden-Plovers

Location: 1 in field by first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 30-May 1 (Liz Stewart)

Location: 1 last seen at the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen in the stubble field east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 26-30 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Ladner - Photo: Liz Stewart

Mountain Bluebirds (2)
Location: Pocket Marsh (small marsh before main pond) at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 30 (Sue Flecker)

Willet
Location: Last seen at the Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen at 104th St. Delta
Reported: Oct 29 - April 30 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

A Willet amongst the ducks at Boundary Bay - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Long-billed Curlew
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 30 (Gord Gadsden)

RBA: Probable REDWING (See main page)
Location: Singing in cherry tree at Celtic Slough on Fraser River - Vancouver
Reported: April 29 (Bridget Spencer)
Map to location HERE

White-winged Crossbill
Location: Private yard - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Marilyn Payan)

Marbled Godwits 
Location: 5 at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 9-27 (Richard Swanston)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: Up to 25 at Squamish Terminals at the Squamish River Estuary, however recent sightings have had fewer individuals being seen.
Seen in several locations in the North Field hawking from the bull rushes and in the East Marsh just out from where Third Avenue Road and the rail line come together (Rd to Squamish Terminals).
Reported: March 15-April 27 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: Up to 5 birds including one with a broken bill at the Squamish River Estuary (approximate location HERE) - Squamish
Reported: April 23-27 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: With Whim at end of YVR runway visible from curve in Ferguson Rd to Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 19-22 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs 

Location: Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 27 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: In bare field west of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 26 (Kevin Louth)

American Avocet (2)
Location Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 25 (Mark McAnally)

Photo: Mark McAnally

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 24-25 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (1 female)
Location: Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Edward James Gronning)

Red-naped Sapsucker at Jericho Park - Photo: Edward James Gronning

Western Kingbird (2)
Location: Private home in Owl Creek - Pemberton
Reported: April 25 (Daniel Eslake)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches  

Location: 1 bird at lookout overlooking the lighthouse at Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver
Reported: April 24 (Armand Munteanu)

Location: 13 birds on west side of New Brighton Park by dog park - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Christine Rock)

Location: 3 birds 3.5km down the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 22 (Darren Irwin)

Location: 3 birds at SFU on the south lawn of the Technology and Services Complex building by the memorial sign - Burnaby
Reported: April 20-21 (Dan Peach, m.obs)

1 of 13 Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches in New Brighton Park - Photo: Christine Rock


Common Teal
Location: Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 24 (Richard Swanston)

Photo: Richard Swanston

Swainson's Hawk
Location: Flyover at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: April 23 (John Vooys)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE
Location: Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Directions to bird: The bird is in the pond in front of the service yard. Coming from Hwy 7, park at the community garden. Walk back and turn left on a newly gravelled road. Just before you reach the fenced-in work area go to the right of the fence and make your way along the fence towards the pond
Reported: April 20-21 (John Reynolds, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 22 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)

Location: 1 near bridge between community gardens and duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 14-19 (Eric Zhou, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward James Gronning)

Location: 2 near washrooms and base of north jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 19-April 18 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Say's Phoebe at Waterfront Park in North Van - Photo: Khalid Boudreau

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 11 on Colony Farm Rd and 4 near duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 6-21 (Neil MacLeod and Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Mtn View Cemetery between E 31st Ave and E 33rd Ave- Vancouver
Reported: April 8-20 (Bryan King)

Location: 4 at 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 15-20 (Iwan Van Veen)

Location: 2 at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward James Gronning)

Female Mountain Bluebird at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

RBA: SUMMER TANAGER (1 Immature Male)

Location: Coming to feeder at a home near W. 71st Ave (view from Avery Ave) - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 9/17-April 20/18 (Wendy Kahle, m.obs)
Map to where to stand HERE
*Please be respectful of private property*


Imm. Male Summer Tanager in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

White-winged Crossbills (6)
Location: In spruce just north of 33rd Ave at Mtn View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: April 18-20 (Bryan King)

VESPER SPARROW
Location: Halfway to end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: April 13-18 (Adam Dhalla, m.obs)

Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Location: False Creek Seawall near BC Place and Edgewatsr Casino - Vancouver
Reported: April 17-18 (Fraser Ross)
Map to exact location HERE


Photo: Fraser Ross

RBA: SAGE THRASHER

Location: Last seen by boardwalk. Previously seen near feeding station in front of Nature House at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 16-17 (Istvan Orosi and George Clulow, m.obs)
Map to last location seen HERE

Photo: George Clulow

White-winged Crossbill (2)

Location: In spruce tree at UBC Botanical Gardens parking lot - Vancouver
Reported: April 15-16 (Jamie Fenneman)

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 in the west salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6-16 (Graham Sunderland, m.obs)

Location: 2 Near railroad tracks on Third Ave at Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 12-16 (Kav McGeough)

Location: 1 on South Fraser perimeter Rd near 88 Street - Delta
Reported: April 15 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 near hangar on north side of Hope Airport
Reported: March 14-April 15 (Ed Klassen et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at old barn at Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: April 12 (Katya Kondratyuk)

Location: 1 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: April 11 (Tor Svanoe)

Location: 1 on cherry trees in waterfront park off W Esplanade in front of BCIT Marine building - North Vancouver
Reported: April 4-9 (Khalid Boudreau, m.obs)

Location: 1 at McEwan's Farm - Pemberton
Reported: April 9 (Tonette McEwan)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 4 on the Spirea Trail at its junction with the Parsons Trail at Surrey Bend Park - Surrey
Reported: March 29-April 16 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 4 on Columbia Valley Rd and Iverson Rd - Lindell Beach
Reported: April 14-15 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 2 in west salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 3-14 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 2 at base of north jetty at Iona - Richmomd
Reported: April 8-14 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 1 by gate in front of filtration plant at Rice Lake - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (Quentin brown)

Location: 2 at Inter-river Park - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (fide Quentin Brown)

Location: 1 at south end of Ocean View Cemetery near Suncrest Elementary School and Rumble in Burnaby
Reported: April 11 (Shawn Lawrence)

Chipping Sparrow (1)
Location: McEwan's Farm - Pemberton
Reported: April 11-15 (Tonette McEwan)

Bewick's (Tundra) Swan
Location: Chiliwack Central Rd and Upper Prairie Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: April 14 (Gord Gadsden)

Common Redpolls 

Location: 2 at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz
Reported: April 14 (Paul Foth)

Location: 2 perched in alders on the east salt marsh  and 1 at the feeders at Maplewood Flats - N Van
Reported: April 13 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 in west marsh at Maplewood - North Vancouver
Reported: April 11 (Rob Lyske)

RBA: CASSIN'S FINCH (1 male)
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: April 10 (Moose Stoffregen)

Cassin's Finch in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Chipping Sparrows

Location: 1, west of the office buildings at Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: April 10 (Bryan and Janet King)

Location: 1 at 2nd and Trimble - Vancouver
Reported: April 10 (Jamie Fenneman)

Chipping Sparrow at Mtn View Cemetery - Photo: Bryan King

Snow Bunting

Location: Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek
Reported: April 8-9 (Leona Shaw, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: 1 on airport fence on Ferguson Rd across from Mall - Richmond
Reported: April 7 (fide Adrian Dhalla)

Long-billed Curlew
Location: Baseball diamond at W 16th Ave and Carnarvon St - Carnarvon Park
Reported: April 7 (Daoud Hinkle)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: SW inner pond at Iona - Regional
Reported: Oct 31-April 7 (Melissa Hafting,  m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 6 (Paul Foth)

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 15 at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 4 (Chris Dale)

Location: 7 at 5 Rd and Westminster Hwy in conifers in front of fruit market across from the Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: March 31-April 4 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 7 in blue spruce trees south of the driveway entrance to12880 Railway Ave - Richmond
Reported: March 16-April 4 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 6 at private home on 15th St - Burnaby
Reported: April 4 (Edward James)

White-winged Crossbill at fruit market in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Snow Bunting


Location: 2 on the west side of the railway tracks, 100m along the track from where you park on Third Avenue (going to the terminals) - Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 4 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 4 (Damion Ruthven)

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: Flyover Takaya Golf Centre - North Vancouver
Reported: April 4 (Rob Lyske)

Redhead (Male)
Location: 1 at the fountain pond (McMillian Park) at Trinity Western University - Langley
Reported: Dec 30/17-April 1/18 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Klotz

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES

Location: 2 birds initially only 1 leucistic bird present now at home on Maple Crescent - Ladner
Reported: Nov 21/17-March 30/18 (Grant Edwards)
(open to public addr. withheld by request. Contact RBA for access)
Please view from street only and do not trespass* Birders are welcome to use the driveway parking spot behind the utility trailer (look for Birder Parking sign).  Please do not block access to neighbour driveways or homeowner's.
Mountain Chickadee in Ladner - Photo: Mike Tabak
Location: 2 birds last seen in the lane behind 173 West 6th St near Chesterfield - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13/17-March 30/19 (Deborah Upton, m.obs)
*Please be respectful of other residents in apartment buildings.*

Location: 1 at Dunsmuir St and Agar St (near Blackie Spit) - Surrey
Reported: March 16-24 (George Clulow, m.obs)
1 of at least 2 Mountain Chickadees present in North Van - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 at Transportation Centre Bus Bays 1 & 2 (near Convocation Mall) at SFU - Burnaby
Reported: March 28-30 (Adam Blake and Don Peach)

Location: 1 at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: March 24 (Kaichi Huang)
Map HERE
Snow Bunting in Delta - Photo: Kaichi Huang

Western Bluebird (1 male)
Location: 7752 Pemberton Meadows Rd (McEwan's Farm) - Pemberton
Reported: March 29 (Allen McEwan et al.) 

Whimbrel (late) (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st as no longer rare)
Location: On the south and north side of ferry jetty near compensation lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 1/17-March 29/18 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Photo: Joachim BetrandS

Say’s Phoebe
Location: 1 at the hop yard on Sumas Central Rd between Evans and Lickman Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 28 (Ed Klassen)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2) (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st/no longer rare)

Location: 1 imm. male with RWBB at E 19th Ave and Marshall St at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: March 28 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: 1 male with BRBB on River Rd at the Westham Island Bridge - Ladner
Reported: Jan 21-March 26 (Jock McCracken, m.obs)

NASHVILLE WARBLER (no longer reported on RBA after April 1/no longer rare)

Location: Seen with an Orange-crowned Warbler, 200 m south of garden in bushes along waterfront and also seen inside Chiba Gardens itself (small Japanese ornamental garden in the NW corner of Waterfront Park) off  200 block of West Esplanade - North Vancouver
Directions: Underneath a walking overpass that crosses the train tracks near BCIT marine campus. Gardens are on the north side of the train tracks in the NW corner and has a sign that says "Chiba Gardens"
Reported: Dec 30/17-March 26/18 (Madeleine Beglinger and Deborah Upton, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

RBA: COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (See main page)
Location: 1 Male at private residence (NOT open to the public) - Abbotsford
Reported: April 2/17-March 25/18 (Michael Dossett, m.obs)

Male Costa's Hummer in Abbotsford - Photo: Michael Dossett

Townsend's Solitaire (no longer reported on RBA after April 1, as they are no longer rare)

Location: By the community gardens area, right next to the NW-most garden which has a sign that says "Youth Connections"at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: March 22-26 (Zachary Westfall)
Map HERE

Location: Harris Rd and Alouette Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 24 (Dave Watson, m.obs)

Photo: Zachary Westfall

Cliff Swallow (early)
Location: Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: March 25 (Pirmin Nietlisbach)

White-throated Sparrow (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st, no longer uncommon)

Location: 1 at Private Home at John St and E 30th - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 1/17-March 25/18 (Barry Price, m.obs)

Location: 1 in lane between 5th and 6th St W (off Chesterfield) - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 14-March 25 (Chad Sole, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gyrfalcon (1)
Location:Last seen at Evans Rd and Hwy 1. Previously at Upper Prairie Road and Hwy 1 - Chilliwack
Reported: March 18-23 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: On the rocks near Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: March 24 (Zachary Westfall)

Location: 15 Seen in two locations Columbia Valley Rd and Henderson and on Columbia Valley Rd south of Kosikar Rd - Lindell Beach
Reported: March 12-23 (Marilyn Maxwell and Mariyln Olson, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 1 in a tree off the dyke just north of the mouth of the Alouette River at the Pitt River - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 18-19 (Douglas Ydenberg)
Map to Location HERE

Location: 10 on runway field at Hope Airport
Reported: March 14-18 (Ed Klassen et al., m.obs)

Male Mountain Bluebird in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Douglas Yearning

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (2)
Location: Gravel roadway near admin building at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: March 23 (Murray Brown, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: At last bench on the way to Addington past the pumphouse at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 19 (Hilary Maguire)
Map HERE

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 at marker 63-210 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Feb 5-March 19 (Tony Pfitzmaier, m.obs)

Location: 1 flyover at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Rob Lyske)

Snow Bunting on Iona's South Jetty in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Common Teal
Location: 1 on the river on the west side of Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 12-March 19 (Carol Turnbull, m.obs)

Eurasian Teal Drake in Surrey - Photo: Peter Zadorzny

Common Yellowthroat (early)  (No longer reported on ABA after April 1st/no longer rare)
Location: Off River Rd in the marsh area right near boardwalk next to the playground at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Feb 20-March 17 (Zachary Westfall, m.obs)

Photo: Zachary Westfall

California Scrub-Jay (1)
Location: East 15th Ave and Penticton St (off Grandview Hwy) - Vancouver
Reported: March 10-16 (Isaiah Nugent, m.obs)

Green Heron (no longer reported  daily on RBA in March as no longer rare)
Location: 1 on the nouth side of Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Nov 10/17-March 16/18 (Alan Morris, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebirds 

Location: 1 male by duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 13-16 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Location: 2 at last bench on the way to Addington past the pumphouse at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 15 (Hilary Maguire)
Map HERE

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches 
Location: 20 birds (both subpsecies present) seen on grain cars and train tracks viewed from west side of lane accessed from Abbott St, that you would join as you come in from Water St. Also seen in cottonwoods at the entrance to Helijet. Also seen on rock jetty beside Vancouver Sea Bus Terminal at 455 W. Waterfront Rd. - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 6/17- March 14/18 (Camille Bock, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 80 of both subspecies last seen on Cole and Vye Rd and previously on Bowman Rd and Wells Line near the Arnold Slough Dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 26-March 9 (Hank Wall, m.obs)

Location: 50 at Banford and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 26- March 6 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Interior Subsp.) in Vancouver - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gyrfalcon 
Location: Seen also on the USA side. Hunting over the fields near 272nd St and 0 Ave - Langley
Reported: March 11-12 (Ken Lintz, m.obs)

Prairie Merlin (Rare subspecies)
Location: 1 last seen at Anderson Pl and Ladner Trunk Rd. Prev seen at 104th St and Hornby Drive nd 96th St and Hornby Dr - Delta
Reported: Nov 22/17-March 11/18 (Janice White, m.obs)

Male Richardson's Merlin in Delta - Photo: Adam Dhalla

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 9 in spruce tree directly south
 of and close to the office in Mountain View Cemetary. Also were seen near 37th Ave on the east edge of the cemetary - Vancouver
Reported: March 6-11 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)
Map to location

Location: 500 m south of west salt marsh pond on trail at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 10-11 (Isaiah Nugent)
Map to location HERE

White-winged Crossbills at Mountain View Cemetery - Photo: Jock McCracken

Horned Lark
Location: Near washrooms near main outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 10 (Mike Boyd)

Townsend' Solitaire
Location: Little River Loop Trail at Campbell Valley Park - Langley
Reported: March 9 (Wayne Crossen)

Pine Grosbeak (1)
Location: Squamish Estuary
Reported: March 8 (Chris Dale)

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 21 along 93B Ave and 204 St - Langley
Reported: March 7 (Dan Tyson)

Location: Crab Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 5 (Camille Bock)

Northern Goshawk (Immatures)

Location: 1 at River Rd and Cornwall Dr - Richmond
Reported: Feb 20-March 6 (Steve Owst)
Northern Goshawk in Richmond - Photo: Steve Owst
Location: 1 in the trees at the far southeast corner of the Southwest Marsh at Reifel - Delta
Reported: March 5 (Mark McAnally)
Photo: Mark McAnally

Rock Sandpiper
Location: N side of ferry jetty near taxi pullout - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 4 (Pirmin Nietlisbach, m.obs)
Photo: Julian Heavyside

Glaucous Gull (1st winter)
Location: On roof of Turf Farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Feb 10-March 4 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Probable ESCAPEE Black Vulture
This is most likely the same unbanded bird seen on Vancouver Island that escaped from a Duncan Rehab facility. Escapees are not countable and not meant to be on the RBA however in order to avoid several reports on this bird into my inbox and since some may still want to look for it the bird will be placed here temporarily. The bird flew off but may still be in the area.
Location: Last seen on Bowen Island. Previously seen at a private home at the east end of Chilliwack Mountain just south of the Squiaala First Nations Reserve on Sunset Drive - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 27-March 4 (Amber Van Breugel, m.obs)

Photo: Amber Van Breugel

Mountain Bluebird (female)
Location: Last seen at # 4 Rd and Alderbridge Way. Previously on wood post beside "Shell Rd Trail" sign at Alderbridge Way and Shell Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 1-2 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Rufous Hummingbird (Will no longer be updated on RBA in March as others return soon)
Location: Private Home on Culzean Pl - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 22-March 1 (Victoria Otton)

Photo: Hilary Maguire

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult last seen on Old Dewdney Rd and Sharpe Rd also at 201 St and Golden Ears Way. Previously seen on Connecting Rd and Mckechnie Rd and on a large tree along the dyke, just east of the end of Hale Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 19/17-Feb 27/18 (Sean Weston, m.obs)

Adult Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Sean Weston

Townsend's Solitaire (2 birds previously, only 1 seen recently)
Location: Last seen at the rose garden on berries. Previously seen eating berries at the stone garden at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required but can sometimes be seen from parking lot)  - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14/17-Feb 27/18 (Chantal Martin, m.obs)

One of 2 Townsend's Solitaires at Vandusen Gardens - Photo: Cory McIvor

Horned Larks and Snow Buntings (5-8 of each)
Location: In field on Banford Rd and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 3-Feb 26 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Violet-green Swallow (1, early)

Location: Piper Spit - Burnaby Lake
Reported: Feb 25 (Joachim Betrands)

Pine Grosbeak
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Feb 23 (Chris Dale)

White-winged Crossbills (7)
Location: Flying over the parking lot at Vandusen Gardens - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 22 (Adam Dhalla)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (adult female)
Location: On trees near parking lot at Hadden Park off McNicoll and Arbutus St near Kits Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23 (Linda Mueller)

Photo: Linda Mueller

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 2 in Cherry trees on W. 12th Ave between Camosun St and Crown St - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 15-22 (Zac Fedder, m.obs)

Location: 2 in spruce trees at top of Grand Boulevard (flew towards Greenwood Park) - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 16 (Rob Lyske)

Female Pine Grosbeak in Vancouver - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Horned Lark (1)
Location: 2nd shelter on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Feb 21-22 (Chris Ratzlaff, m.obs)

Snow Bunting
Location: On the base of North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 18-Feb 13 (Patches Flores, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at 947 Caithness Crescent - Port Moody
Reported: Feb 18-21 (Susan Ley, m.obs)
*Please do not trespass, be respectful and view from street only*

Location: 1 at 46106 Southlands Cres.; going to feeders at Robertson Elementary School - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 4/17-Feb 16/19 (Christian Lodders, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay in Abbotsford - Photo: Janice White

White-winged Crossbills (20)
Location: In cone trees in the parking lot at Richmond Nature Park House - Richmond
Reported: Feb 21 (Tom Smith)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: West of the parking lot near swallow box 42 at Willband Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 17-20 (Gord and Jamie Gadsden and Randy Walker, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrows

Location: 1 at 1062 -256th St - Langley
Reported: Feb 19 (Robert Puls)

Location: 1 at Terra Nova Pond  - Richmond
Reported: Nov 1/17-Feb 11/18 (Cory McIvor, m.obs)

Common Teal
Location: 1 near boat ramp at Rocky Point Park - Port Moody
Reported: Feb 19 (Camille Bock)

Turkey Vulture
Location: Flyover 13th Ave and Wallace - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 18 (Wayne

Golden Eagles

Location: 1 Imm. flying northeast of Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 17 (Pirmin Nietlisbach)

Golden Eagle in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Pirmin Nietlisbach

Location: 1 Adult and 1 Imm. last seen on Campbell east of Marion Rd. Also seen on Vye and Boundary, and on Tolmie Rd near Campbell Ave - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 12-Feb 16 (Nobert Sharp, m.obs)

Imm. Golden Eagle on Marion Rd near # 5 Rd in Abbotsford - Photo: Bert Sharp

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 4 at the south end of Deer Lake Park below the E end of Oaklands development - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 17 (George Clulow)

Location: 5 on the entrance road to Reifel - Delta
Reported: Feb 13-17 (David Bell, m.obs)

Location: 10 at Acadia Beach parking lot - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 17 (Janice Hill)

Green Heron (late)
Location: 53rd Ave and Balaclava St in Southlands - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 3-7 (Virginia Spencer, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 2 juveniles and 1 adult seen on seen on Wells Line Rd between McDermott and Marion Rd. Also seen on Dixon Rd south of #5 Rd and on Marion Rd south of Campbell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 15/17-Feb 13/18 (Guy Pambrun et al., m.obs)

Gyrfalcon - Photo: Guy Pambrun

Prairie Falcon
Location: Last seen at the gate to Piroche Plants on McNeil Rd. Previously see on Connecting Rd, also seen at Sharpe Rd and Old Dewdney Trunk - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 18/17-Feb 13/18 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Lapland Longspurs (14)
Location: Flyover at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Feb 9 (Mike Toochin)

Pine Grosbeak (5)
Location: In cherry trees near Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 4-7 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 30 at Visitor Parking lot at Alaksen NWR and at Reifel Parking lot - Delta
Reported: Jan 16-Feb 7 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Location: 1-23 at Tower (Acadia) Beach Parking Lot
Reported: Jan 2-Feb 2 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 12 at Wreck Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 26 (Laura Stewart)

White-winged Crossbills in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

Prairie Merlin (Rare subspecies)
Location: 1 at Ladner and Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 20/17-Feb 7/18 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Golden Eagles

Location: 1 imm. flying westbound over Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 26 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 adult flying over Second Beach at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 17-22 (Gilbert Bouchard, m.obs)

Common Teal 
Location: Lagoon at Macdonald Beach Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 12-28 (Dean Smith)

Ancient Murrelets (5)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Jan 26-27 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks
Location: 1-2 feeding on berries at the Stone Garden at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required) - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14/17-Jan 27/18 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

One of 2 Pine Grosbeaks at Vandusen Gardens - Photo: Cory McIvor

Horned Larks (15)
Location: Campbell Rd and Dixon Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 4-25 (Anthony Bucci, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Abbotsford - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Pine Grosbeak
Location: 1 fly over 93 B Ave - Langley
Reported: Jan 22 (Dan Tyson)

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1 first winter at the outflow of the salmon spawning channel (Noons Creek) on the rocky beach near the boardwalk at Shoreline Park - Port Moody
Reported: January 14-21 (Camille Bock, m.obs)

Location: 1, first-winter in the field opposite the road to the control tower on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Jan 19 (Kevin Louth)

Glaucous Gull in Port Moody - Photo: John Reynolds

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Upper Prairie and Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 18 (Gord Gadsden)

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 1 at slough off Ferry Rd - Ladner
Reported: Jan 18 (Laura Jordinson)

Location: 6 at entrance to spit at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Jan 15-16 (AS, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Last seen at 33213 Rose Ave. Previously seen at 34533 Ferguson Ave - Mission
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 18 (Rick Sherry, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Sherry

Cinnamon Teals (4)
Location: Semiahmoo Park (off white rock promenande)
Reported: Jan 15-16 (Kenneath Trease m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Eagle Rd - Mission 
Reported: Jan 13 (Gord Gadsden)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult seen on Prairie Central Rd and Banford Rd. Also seen on the north side of Hwy 1 on Upper Prairie Road - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16-Jan 9 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills
Location: 11 in NE corner near viewing blind by the East Dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 10 (Neil MacLeod, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings 

Location: 6 flying south of Reifel entrance - Delta
Reported: Jan 13 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 2 on rose hips at Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek (near Porteau Cove)
Reported: Jan 12 (Michael Shepard)

Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: In field on Banford Rd and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 12-13 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Redhead
Location: 1 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 12 (Peter Lawrance)

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 1 at Cheakamus Centre - Brackendale
Reported: Jan 11 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 8 on N Hythe Ave between Dundas St and Empire on the west side of the street in the cherry blossoms very close to the intersection of Dundas St and N Hythe Ave - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 6 (Jess Findlay, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings (7)

Location: In holly trees at 1062-256th Ave. Please view from road and do not trespass - Langley
Reported: Jan 8-10 (Roberts Puls, m.obs)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
Location: Blue Tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-9 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Between 1st and 2nd Bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 23/17-Jan 7/18 (Richard Hensley et al., m.obs)

Glaucous Gull  (1st winter)
Location: In field off Hwy 17 viewed from 36 Ave - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Kevin Louth)

Barn Swallows (3)
Location: 400m west of 88th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Kevin Louth)

Ancient Murrelets

Location: 1 at  Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Jan 6 (Ilya Povalyaev et al.)

Location: 7 viewed from Tower Beach at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 3-5 (Keith Riding)

Location: 6 at SW side of Bowen Island off Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: Jan 1 (Yousif Attia)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: 1 bird in bushes near CWS building at Alaksen NWA. See Map HERE - Delta
Reported: Jan 2-5 (Jock McCracken, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 2 in berry hedge at corner of 33 A Avenue and 34 Street - Delta
Reported: Jan 1-4 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 near pond at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 2 (Bernie Arai et al.)

One of 2 Bohemian Waxwings in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 at 104th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Jan 3-4 (Douglas Bamford)

Snow Buntings (16-20)
Location:  Last seen on CampbellRd near Dixon Rd. Also seen on the turf farm on Campbell Rd between Cole Rd and Interprovincial Hwy - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30/17-Jan 4/18 (Damion Ruthven and Anthony Bucci, m.obs)

Snow Buntings in Abbotsford - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Horned Lark
Location: 1 at tip of N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 31 (Samuel Collins)

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 7 in cherry trees near Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 3/17-Jan 1/18 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Location: 3 in tree stand just past pumphouse at Deboville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 31 (Hilary Maguire)

White-winged Crossbills 
Location: 12 birds, last seen across from Deer Lake Park entrance at Royal Oak drinking in ditch. Previously seen 200 m along trail to Royal Oak from NW corner of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 31/17-Jan 1/18 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Cinnamon Teal (2)
Location: In ditch at the north end of 216th St at the Vernon Trail entrance - Maple Ridge
Reported: Dec 30/17-Jan 2/18 (Bryan Vroom)

RBA: BRAMBLING (late withheld report)
Location: Mission
Reported: December, 2017
I have no details, other than what is posted HERE

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: 75m east of Kings Golf Course, on salt marsh close to the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Dec 31 (Kevin Louth)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: 1 bird, 1km past pump house along Pitt River at Deboville - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 30 (John Reynolds)

American Tree Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: John Reynolds

Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Location: 1 female at 160th St, 100m south of 48th Ave - Surrey
Reported: Dec 30 (G. Clulow)

Location: 1 male in mixed blackbird flock near 5415 104th St (N Side of Hwy 10) - Delta
Reported: Oct 31-Dec 27 (Linda Westgarth, m.obs)

Photo: Linda Westgarth

White-throated Sparrows

Location: 1 at 85th Ave few houses east of Walnut Grove Drive - Langley
Reported: Dec 30 (Edward Nygren)

Location: 1 at agricultural field on Roosevelt between Ontario Way and Quebec Way - Point Roberts
Reported: Dec 23-28 (Ken Klimko et al.)

Location: 1 at Private Home on 1st St E - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 22 (Rodger Titman)

Location: 1 on Hope River Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16 (Dave Beeke)

Wilson's Warbler (late)
Lcation: 1 male, just west of stone bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park. Previously seen HERE - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 9-28 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Male Wilson's Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Edward James

Chipping Sparrow (late)
Location: Private Home on Downes Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 29 (Randy Walker)
(Visitation can be arranged- contact RBA)


Photo: Randy Walker

Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Location: Pond on 41b St on Tsawwassen First Nations Reserve - Delta
Reported: Dec 23-27 (Jeremiah Kennedy, mobs)

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE (2)
Location: 4126 River Road - Delta (Open to public but no pishing or use of playback on birds)
Reported: Nov 17-Dec 27 (Diane Kehoe and John Eastman, m.obs)
To view please walk on the grass at the east side of the house and walk quietly to the backyard feeder*

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 1 at Forslund Watson Slough - Langley
Reported: Dec 24 (Marnix Vandereyk)

Location: 2 flying over Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Dec 23 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 7 flying over Stone Garden at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required) - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 23 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Swamp Sparrows (2)
Location: 1st bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 23 (Richard Hensley et al.)

Northern Goshawk
Location: 1 Immature, South of Wellington Point Park in woodlot along River Rd - Delta
Reported: Dec 23 (Jeremiah Kennedy)

Ancient Murrelets
Location: 2-8 at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Dec 10-23 (Alexander Patia, m.obs)

MacGillivray's Warbler (unconfirmed)
Location: On West 1st near MacKay Creek (near to Spirit Trail Overpass)
Reported: Dec 21 (Ben Clifford)
Map to exact location HERE

Swamp Sparrow
Location: In reeds at the back of south outer pond, near inner pond gate at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 17-20 (Joachim Bertrands and John Reynolds, m.obs))

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (20)
Location: Flyover at "Pump Peak" (peak of) Mount Seymour - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 20 (Jess Findlay)
*Winter hiking, snowshoes, poles, crampons required*

Horned Lark
Location: North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 17 (John Reynolds et al., m.obs)

RBA: KING EIDER (adult male) *See Main Page*
Location: 1 male last seen at Canada Place (where the blue sculpture drop is) in a raft of surf scoters. Previously seen at the Waterfront Station SeaBus terminal and off the Stanley Park seawall (Stanley Park Dr), between the north end of English Bay and the Second Beach Swimming Pool  - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 4-16 (Peter Woods, m.obs)

Male King Eider in Vancouver - Photo: Peter Woods

Barn Swallow (late)
Location: 72nd St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Dec 16 (Melissa Hafting et al., m.obs)

Glaucous Gulls
*DO NOT TRESPASS ON THE 72ND ST TURF FARM*

Location: 2 first winter on roof of 72nd St Turf Farm - Delta
Reported: Dec 11-16 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Location: 1, 3rd winter on roof of 72nd St Turf Farm - Delta
Reported: Dec 12-13 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Location: 1, 2nd winter at turf arm and also seen on mudflats, 300m east of 72nd street - Delta
Reported: Dec 1-13 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

3rd Winter Glaucous Gull (L) in Delta - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Ancient Murrelets
Location: 2 at White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Dec 12 (Peter Zadorozny)

White-winged Crosssbills

Location: 22 on driveway from Reifel entrance gate to Alasken entrance gate - Delta
Reported: Dec 3-15 (Ryan Terrill et al., m.obs)

Location: 20 on the east dyke by fir trees near blue tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Dec 10 -12 (Mike Klotz et al., m.obs)

Common Teal (uncommon subspecies)
Location: Foot of 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 12 (Joachim Bertrands)

Photo: Joachim Bertrands

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE
Location: 1 at private home on Government St - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27-Dec 9 (Hilary Dymond)

Mountain Chickadee (R) in Squamish - Photo: Hilary Dymond

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: At Tolmie Rd and Interprovincial Hwy - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 11-12 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 6 at Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek
Reported: Dec 10 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 4 on Bailey St - Squamish)
Reported: Dec 9 (Grant Danielson)
Map to location HERE

Male White-winged Crossbill at Alaksen - Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 2 at the N side of Debouville Slough, 700m from the entrance gate - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 9 (Colin Clasen)

Location: 4 Bailey Street - Squamish
Reported: Dec 9 (Grant Danielson)
Map to location HERE

Rusty Blackbird
Location: Foraging on the bridge near the south end of the Chelem Trail at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Nov 24 - Dec 9 ( Kav and Chris Dale, m.obs)
Map to location: HERE

Photo: Chris Dale

RBA: KING EIDER adult male *See Main Page*
Location: 1 adult at the north end of Berth #5 at the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal - Delta
Reported: Oct 24-Dec 5 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)
*Not open to unpaid public*

Male King Eider in Delta - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Swamp Sparrow

Location: 1 at the large pond at Jackman Wetlands - Langley
Reported: Dec 9 (Gord Gadsden)

Located: 1 at the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 2-6 (Janet Mitchell)

Northern Goshawk (Immature)
Location: In the trees along the North Field Dyke trail at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Nov 6-Dec 6 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Photo: Chris Dale

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Last seen at the electrical fenced off area near 72nd St at the Boundary Bay dyke. Previously seen east of the mansion between 64th and 72nd St. On Nov 17th it was seen in the garden of 2920 64th St - Delta
Reported: Nov 17-Dec 6 (Kevin Louth, Monica Nugent, Susan Robertshaw, m.obs)

Photo: Susan Robertshaw

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 1 flyover at Horizons Restaurant - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 5 (John Reynolds)

Location: 4 flying over Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 4 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 4 at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Dec 3 (Chris Dale)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: 1 female in the small trees west of the Pagoda between 33rd Ave and 37th Ave at Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 25-Dec 4 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

Female Mountain Bluebird in Vancouver - Photo: Keith Riding

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Flyover at 93 B Ave in Walnut Grove - Langley
Reported: Dec 3 (Dan Tyson)

Common Yellowthroat (late)
Location: 200m east of 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 3 (Kevin Louth)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Intersection of 110 Ave and 238th St off Kanaka Creek Rd - Maple Ridge
Reported: Dec 3 (Michael Sather et al.)

EIDER species (1 female - UNCONFIRMED)
Location: Viewed from "Star Princess" cruise ship off shore between UBC and Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver
Reported: Dec 2 (Ryan Terrill)

Cinnamon Teal (late)
Location: Ditch across from 72nd St Turf Farm - Delta
Reported: Dec 2 (Dorian Anderson et al.)

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch
Location: End of spit Rd at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Dec 2 (Chris Murrell, m.obs)

CASSIN'S FINCH (open to public)
Location: 1 male coming to a feeder at home along Elk View Rd (the first driveway on the left past Haley Rd. Please do not drive on the driveway, park on the road) - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 23- Dec 2 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (2 overwintering, 1 is resident)
Location: Blackie Spit
Continuing Bird - Dec 2 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks
Location: 3 at Private Home on Garibaldi Dr. - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 2 (Len Jellicoe)

White-winged Crossbills
Location:1-8 by the Reifel entrance driveway gate and on the approach road, on the way to the visitor's parking, feeding on Alder cones near the red barn at Alaksen - Delta
Reported: Nov 27-Nov 30 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Male White-winged Crossbill - Photo: Lou Davidson

Turkey Vulture (late)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 29 (George Clulow)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: 1 female on fence on River Road and 34th St - Delta
Reported: Nov 29 (Mike Tabak)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: In field in mixed blackbird flock on 96th St, 500m North of Hwy 10 - Delta
Reported: Nov 29 (Mike Tabak)

Whimbrel (late)
Location: 1 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 26 (Mike Klotz)

Pine Grosbeaks (3)
Location: Private Home on 60B Ave - Surrey
Reported: Nov 28 (Carlo Giovanella)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Outer dyke of West Field near blue tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 22-26 (Joachim Bertrands)
Map to location HERE

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 1 immature male at the west side of Maplewood Flats, north of the west pond viewing platform eating berries - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 25 (Mark Stevens)

Location: 2 at Mount Seymour Parking Lot - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 25 (Ben Keen)

White-winged Crossbills (2)
Location: Trees by slough near entrance at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 25 (Garrett Beisel, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: In hedgerow in mixed sparrow flock at 34th St south of River Rd - Delta
Reported: Nov 25 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Ancient Murrelets (6)
Location: Lighthouse Park Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 25 (Kevin Louth)

Sora (late)

Location: 1 Calling in ditch by 53rd St overpass - Delta
Reported: Nov 25 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 1 at the West Field bear blue tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 28-Nov 22 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Osprey (late)
Location: Flyover at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 24-25 (Peter Blancher, m.obs)

Snow Bunting
Location: S side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 24-25 (Peter Blancher, m.obs)

Gray-headed Junco (rare subspecies for BC) (Late report)
*2nd confirmed photographed record for BC*
Location: Private Home Ryder Lake - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 12 (Grace Overduin)

Gray-headed Junco in Chilliwack - Photo: Grace Overduin

CASSIN'S FINCH (OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Location: 1 male coming to feeder at home along Elk View Road (the first driveway on the left past Haley Rd. Please DO NOT drive on the driveway, park on the road only) - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 23-25 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Map to exact location of bird eating berries HERE
Reported: Nov 23 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Photo: Joachim Bertrands

American Tree Sparrow
Location: With WTSP and flock of GCSP south side of dyke across from mansion with pond, east of 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 20-23 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills
Location: 10-40 birds feeding on cones in evergreens in Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Map to where they were last seen on Nov 9 HERE
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 20 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Redhead (1 female)
Location: Main outer pond by parking lot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 20 (Joachim Bertrands)

Pine Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: End of Haro St near Lost Lagoon - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 20 (fide Tim Weaver)

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 3 Calling on trees by parking lot at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 17-18 (Benjamin Freeman, m.obs)

Location:  1 At the fork for Yew Lake by the trail to Bowen Lake at Cypress - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 18 (Liron Gertsman)

Male Pine Grosbeak in West Vancouver - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Redhead (1 female)
Location: Pond in the middle of McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Directions: Go to 2636 Marine Dr., about 2 houses west of this there is an alley that breaks off of Marine Drive and goes beyond the houses. Go through the public gate and scope onto the large pond on the course from the trail. Please do not trespass on the golf course.
Reported: Nov 12-18 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Female Redhead in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Green Heron
Location:1 Flying along the Coquitlam River at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 17 (David Mounteney)

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 bird at 2nd shelter on the S Jetty at Iona and 2 birds at 2.5km on the N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 17-18 (Sean W. and Janice White, m.obs)

Location: 1 between Mansion and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 17 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 at end of spit at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Nov 17 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 1-21 birds feeding on gravel road on south side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 2-15 (Joachim Bertrands, Ken Klimko, Mike Tabak m.obs)

Ancient Murrelets

Location: 7 at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 18 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 2 Scoped off viewpoint behind MOA at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 3-17 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 1 female near washrooms by outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 17 (Sean W.)

Location: 1 female at 1005 Dominion Ave - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 15 (Mike Farnworth)

Female Mountain Bluebird at Iona - Photo: Sean W.

Northern Goshawk (Immature)
Location: Foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 17 (Susan Robertshaw, m.obs)

Photo: Susan Robertshaw

Parasitic Jaeger (late)
Location: Scoped off viewpoint behind MOA at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 17 (Benjamin Freeman)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Tower Beach near Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 17 (Benjamin Freeman)

Cinnamon Teal (late)
Location: 1 female and 1 male in ditch along Colebrook Rd, opposite to the turnoff to Mud Bay Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 11-17 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Barn Swallows (2)
Location: Terra Nova Pond - Richmond
Reported: Nov 16 (Paul Levesque)

Swamp Sparrows (2)
Location: In marsh beneath blue tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 16 (John Tafts, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills (20)
Location: Flyover at Brittania Shipyards - Richmond
Reported: Nov 16 (Yousif Attia)

American Tree-Sparrow (1)
Location: On pumphouse trail near Wilson at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 15 (Mike Farnworth)

White-winged Crossbills (Irruption Year - Bird of Interest)

Location: 8 birds on trees with cones by the washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 10-13 (Debbie Upton, m.obs)

Location: 10 on cone trees on main boardwalk trail at Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: Nov 12 (Tom Ewan)

Location: 7 birds feeding on cones at Cecil Green Park near the ocean overlook by the parking lot - UBC
Reported: Nov 11 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham)

Location: 1 male halfway between 72nd St and 80th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 3-8 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Male White-winged Crossbills at Iona - Photo: Debbie Upton

Pine Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Calling from fir tree on 6000 block of Barnard Dr - Richmond
Reported: Nov 11-12 (Margaret Butschler, m.obs)

Snow Buntings (bird of interest)

Location: 1 bird on beach by light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 12 (Lou Davidson, m.obs)

Snow Bunting at Point Roberts - Photo: Lou Davidson

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 in marsh area just SE of Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: Oct 29-Nov 11 (Ben Keen)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: In crabapples across from tower along the river (farthest from parking lot) at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: Nov 11 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)
Location: In mixed Blackbird flock at NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 4-11 (Joachim Bertrands and Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Adam Dhalla

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER 

Location: 1 in the West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 11 (Brian Self)
 
Location: 1 with a Pectoral Sandpiper at NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 4-10 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Parasitic Jaeger (late)
Location: Off Horseshoebay Ferry en route to Langdale - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 10 (Tracy Allard)

Ancient Murrelets 

Location: 2 off Kwomais Point - Surrey
Reported: Nov 9 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 1 at Bowen Bay - Bowen Island
Reported: Nov 5 (Ben Keen)

Redhead (1 male)
Location: McMillan Lake on the W side of TWU - Langley
Reported: Nov 7-9 (Ted Goshaluk, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 along trail leading to the reclaimed West-Barr log sorting area at Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Nov 8-12 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 halfway between 72nd St and 80th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 8 (Quentin Brown)

Location: 1 on the N side of the ferry jetty near compensation lagoon - Delta
Reported: Nov 7 (Joachim Bertrands)
Map to exact location of bird HERE

Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Mountain Bluebirds (4)
Location: East Marsh area of the estuary near the South Dyke at Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Nov 6-8 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Swamp Sparrows 

Location: 2 at the 1st bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 8 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 on foreshore just past woodlot at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 3 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 1 at private home - South Surrey
Reported: Nov 7 (Roger Foxall)

Location: 6 in trees beside Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: Nov 6 (Michael Yaskowich)

Location: 1 male in tree by pond behind MOA at Cecil Green Park - UBC
Reported: Nov 5 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Photo: Kaichi Huang

Snow Buntings (Bird of interest)

Location:  1 at Waterfront Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 7 (Laura Avary)

Location: 7 at the end of River Spit at Squamish Estuary and 1 at Nexen Lands - Squamish
Reported: Nov 3-6 (fide Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 4 on rocks at N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 5 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Location: 2 at marker 148- end of S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 10-Nov 5 (Tak Shibata and Raymond Ng, m.obs)

RBA: WESTERN BLUEBIRDS (3 UNBANDED) 
**6th Record for Metro Vancouver**
Location: 1 male and 2 females on spit (100m from parking lot) at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 5-6 (Michael Sather, Sue Dietlein and Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

One of 2 rare Female Western Bluebirds at Blackie Spit Park - Photo: Cory McIvor

A rare Male Western Bluebird at Blackie Spit Park - Photo: Cos Van Wermeskerken

Harris's Sparrows

Location: 1 at N end of Iona Causeway at junction where Ferguson Rd turns left into Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 4-6 (Joachim Bertrands and Mike Toochin, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Location: 1 on trail just past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Map to exact location HERE
Reported: Nov 2-3 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrow at Brunswick Point - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches

Location: 1 bird at Mt Thom Park parking lot - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 7 (Ed Klassen)

Location: 12 birds at the end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 5 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Part of a flock of 12 Gray-crowned Rosy-Fnches at Blackie Spit - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Location: 1 at Capilano Fish Hatchery parking lot - North Vancouver
reported: Nov 4-5 (Aves M., m.obs)

Location: 1 on 3rd Ave beside the garbage can, where the road and the railway converge near the Squamish Terminals - Squamish
Reported: Nov 3-4 (Chris Murell, m.obs)
Map to exact location of bird HERE
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

Long-billed Curlew (2-3) *1 bird is a resident*
Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Oct 1-Nov 5 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Turkey Vultures (Late)

Location: 1 Flyover Canada Post on Ferguson Rd - Richmond
Reported: Nov 5 (John Gordon)

Location: 1 Flyover River Rd near Canoe Pass - Ladner
Reported: Nov 5 (Rob Lyske)

Sora (late)
Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 5 (Rob Lyske)

Parasitic Jaeger (LATE)
Location: Scoped off Cecil Green Park - UBC
Reported: Nov 5 (Quentin Brown)

White-winged Crossbills - (Irruption year, bird of interest)

Location: 1 at the Great Blue Heron Reserve - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 4-6 (Great Blue Heron Reserve Staff)

Location: 3 in hemlock tree behind MOA at Cecil Green Park - UBC
Reported: Nov 4-5 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 6 on dyke west of the equestrian area at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 4 (Jon Pap)

Location: 2 in cone tree in parking lot behind Chilliwack Town Council off Yale Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 4 (Gord and Jamie Gadsden)

Gyrfalcon
Location: Townline Rd and Huntingdon Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 4 (Mark Robertson, m.obs)

Osprey (LATE)
Location: Flyover Laxton St - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 4 (Gord and Jamie Gadsden)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW
Location: Near 64th St at Boundary Bay directly across from mansion with swimming pool - Delta
Reported: Nov 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Mountain Chickadee
Location: 1 at home on Glendower Drive - Richmond (CLOSED TO PUBLIC)
Reported: Oct 31-Nov 1 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Mountain Chickadee in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Snow Buntings

Location: 20 birds on River Rd between 272 St and LeFeuvre Rd - Langley
Reported: Nov 3 (fide John Gordon)

Location: 1 past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 1 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 at the end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 26-Nov 1 (Katya Kondratyuk, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Blue tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 1-2 (Neil O'Hara, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay
Location: 1 at 4126 River Road - Delta (OPEN TO PUBLIC but NO PISHING OR PLAYBACK)
Reported: Nov 1 (Diana Kehoe)
*To view please walk on the grass at the east side of the house and walk quietly to the backyard toward the feeders*

California Scrub-Jay in Delta - Photo: Diane Kehoe

Northern Goshawk (adult)
Location: Flying over Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Oct 31 (Melissa Hafting)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROWS

Location: 1 on the gravel path and on the fence on the south side of the sewage building at the far end of Brydon Lagoon - Langley 
Reported: Oct 29-30 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obsessed)
Clay-colored Sparrow in Langley - Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Location: 1 on the outer dyke trail halfway between west field ponds and blue tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Oct 28 (Liron Gertsman)

Clay-colored Sparrow at Reifel - Photo: Liron Gertsman

White-winged Crossbills (Irruption Year)

Location: 4 flying over 240th St and Fraser Hwy - Langley
Reported: Oct 30 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 3 flying over sewage building at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Oct 30 (Daniele Mitchell)

Location: 10 birds near entrance in trees on trail near "Fuller's Slough" at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Oct 29 (Roger and Andrew Foxall)

Male White-winged Crossbills in Delta - Photo: Andrew Foxall

American Tree Sparrow
Location: Near first pond at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29 (Kaichi Huang)
Map to exact location HERE


Photo: Kaichi Huang
Lapland Longspur
Location: 1-17 seen between marker 148 and end of S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 8-29 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

BROWN PELICAN (accessible by boat only - UNCONFIRMED)
Location: On Steveston Jetty near Sand Heads - Richmond
Reported: Oct 28 (Michael Baker)

CLARK'S GREBE
Location: Kawkawa Lake - Hope
Reported: Oct 24-28 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Clark's Grebe (on the right) in Hope - Photo: John Reynolds

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER
Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 24-28 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Black-throated Gray Warbler (late)

Location: 1 in trees near Rose Garden at QE park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27-28 (Laura Stewart, m.obs)

Location: 1 in blackberry bushes at start of stairs down to Wreck Beach by UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 22 (Benjamin Freeman)

American Golden-Plover
Location: Between 96th St and the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 27 (Tony Mitra)

Photo: Tony Mitra

Red Knot (1 in breeding plumage)
Location: Compensation Lagoon at N side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Oct 26 (Neil MacLeod)

Photo: Neil MacLeod

Redhead (2)
Location: Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 26 (Dave Beeke et al.)

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEE (Not Open To Public)
Location: Private Home - Langley
Reported: Oct 23-24 (Robin Horn)

Photo: Robin Horn

Heermann's Gull
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 23 (Keith Riding)

VESPER SPARROW
Location: On sidewalk on 15th Ave between Canada Way and 6th St - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 14-23 (Edward James Gronning, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow in Burnaby - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Barn swallows (3)
Location: Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 22 (John Tabak)

Horned Larks

Location: 1 on N side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 22-23 (Cory McIvor, m.obs)

Location: 1 at marker 134, 188 and 216 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 8-23 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Horned Lark on the south jetty at Iona - Photo: Brian Avent

Ancient Murrelets

Location: 2 birds sitting on the water off White Rock Pier
Reported: Oct 15-22 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 4 birds at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 15 (Ken Klimko)
Ancient Murrelet in White Rock - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Lapland Longspur
Location: 1 at north side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 16 (Sandy Paiement)

Baird's Sandpiper  (late)
Location: 400m on the north side of the base of the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 20 (Cole Gaerber)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Right side of trail, 500m south of north dyke entrance at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 14-20 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES 

Location: 1 at Private Home - Coquitlam (NOT OPEN TO PUBLIC)
Reported: Sept 29-Oct 15 (Moose Stoffregen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Blackie Spit Park (photographed) - Surrey
Reported: Oct 4 (Paul Brown)

Mountain Chickadee in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

American Tree Sparrow
Location: In tall grass by little pond behind Museum of Anthropology at Cecil Green Park - UBC
Reported: Oct 14-15 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
* 3 Humpback Whales were seen on Oct 14th and 2 Orcas were seen on Oct 15th off Cecil Green Park as well*

American Tree Sparrow at UBC - Photo: Peter Candido

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
Locations: Private Property (No public access) on Laxton Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 15 (Gord Gadsden)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1)
Location: 104th St Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 1-15 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Boundary Bay - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

California Scrub-Jay
Location: Private home in Fraser Heights area - Surrey
Reported: Oct 15 (Frank Lin)

Photo: Frank Lin

American Golden Plover (4)
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 26-Oct 15 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

RBA: TENNESSEE WARBLER 
Location: Duck pond at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 14 (Rob Lyske)

Male Tennessee Warbler - Photo: Rob Lyske

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 on rocks beside parking lot at Porteau Cove Provincial Park
Reported: Oct 13 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 4 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 2-Oct 12 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur in Surrey - Photo: Kameko Walker

HARRIS'S SPARROW (1st winter)
Location: Last seen on Pumphouse Trail, 200m west of the duck pond. Previously seen 300m down the trail heading North from the community garden parking lot and also seen at the SW corner of the community gardes at Colony Farm.
Reported: Oct 2-Oct 12 (Monica Nugent, m.one)

Photo: Pat Stephens

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER

Location: 1 at the south pond at Jackman Wetlands - Aldergrove
Reported: Oct 7-9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 1 on logboom on Fraser River at Imperial Landing near 1 Rd and Bayview St - Steveston
Reported: Oct 8 (David Tang)

Location: 1 in West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 1-4 (Douglas Bamford, m.obs)

Redhead (1 male)
Location: At duck pond and by purple martin boxes near millennial bridge at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 8-11 (Mike Farnworth)
Photo: Mike Farnworth

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: In blackbird flock along 40th ave, west of Hwy 99
Reported: Oct 10 (Mike Tabak)

AMERICAN AVOCET
Location: Last seen at Blackie Spit Park. Previously seen at Nicomekl River mudflats at west side of Elgin Paek - Surrey
Reported: Sept 20-Oct 8 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny


Horned Lark (2)
Location: Base of North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 7 (Quentin Brown)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 bird at Colony Farm in field SE of Pumphouse on Wilson Farm Trail - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 2 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 1 on N side at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (north side) - Delta
Reported: Sept 25-Oct 1 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at private home - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 8 (Anne Toews)

Location: 1 at Private Home at end of Clarke Rd in Snake Hill - Port Moody
Reported: Oct 3 (Pat Creighton and Gary McGowan)

Location: 1 bird at 28 Ave near 266A St (also seen in nearby Aldergrove Athletic Park) - Aldergrove
Reported: Sept 8-Oct 3 (Robin Lamb, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Catherwood St and Lougheed Hwy - Mission
Reported: Oct 1-2 (Samantha Scott, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay in Langley - Photo: Robin Lamb

Red Knot (2)
Location: 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 29-Oct 7 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman

WILLIAMSON'S SAPSUCKER (1 Male)
Location: In trees on the north side of Elk View Rd, east of Haley Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 5 (Paul Foth)

Stilt Sandpiper

Location: 2 at the SW, House Pond and West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 10-Oct 4 (Hank Tseng et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 3 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper at Reifel - Photo: Rob Lyske

RBA: RUFF
Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 3 (Quentin Brown)

Ruff and Sharp-tailed Sandpiper - Photo: Quentin Brown

Whimbrel
Location: 2 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 5 (Jerry McFee)

RBA: BROWN BOOBY (see main page)
Location: Sand Heads (accessible by boat only) - Richmond
Reported: Oct 2 (Mark Hamel)

Photo: Mark Hamel

RBA: BAR-TAILED GODWITS (5 initially, as of Oct 1st only 1 bird seen)
Location: Between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta.
Reported: Aug 4-Oct 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Same birds have also been seen at Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine WA. 

One of 5 Bar-tailed Godwits in Boundary Bay - Photo: Brian Stech

HUDSONIAN GODWIT (1 juvenile)
Location: Between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta.
Reported: Aug 15-Oct 1 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)
Same bird has also been seen at Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, WA.

Photo: Liron Gertsman

Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel (1)
Location: Viewed from boat off of Wreck Beach in the Straight of Georgia (exact location HERE) - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 30 (Rob Butler et al.)

American Golden-Plovers
Location: 3 on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 30 (Richard Swanston)

Broad-winged Hawk (Unconfirmed)
Location: Mount Cheam - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 28 (Paul Foth)

Least Flycatcher
Location: Chadsey Lake viewpoint on Sumas Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Sept 28 (Dan Tyson)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: NE, SW and SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 23-26 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Juvenile Sharp-tailed Sandpiper at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Marbled Godwits

Location: 2 birds on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13-29 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 3 birds at the foot of 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 25-Sept 26 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on rock jetty on river viewed directly from tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 11 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 at marker 123 and past the second shelter on south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 21-27 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 24 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 by trail at park boundary by white fence/house at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts,
Reported: Sept 22-24 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 112th St in Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 20 (Keith Riding)

Northern Waterthrushes 

Location: 1 at Maplewood pocket marsh - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 24 (Dan Tyson)
Directions: When you go over the channel bridge take the right trail fork.When this meets the T intersection the pocket marsh is on the left and a slough winds up to the right.

Location: 1 along the south side of Beaver Lake, 50m west of the South Creek Trail at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 6-19 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

House Wren
Location: In the elderberries on the foreshore past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 24 (Ilya Povalyaev)

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (1 Female)
Location: Maplewood Flats - North Van
Map to exact location: HERE
Reported: Sept 23 (Pierre Cenerelli)

Photo: Pierre Cenerelli

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 at Lighthouse Park and 1 on breakwater by Marina - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 10-23 (Ken Klimko et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: Sept 16 (Ben Keen)

Location: 1 juvenile on beach with Caspian Terns at Spanish Banks near the concession -Vancouver
Reported: Sept 13 (Mario Lam)

Heermann's Gull in Vancouver - Photo: Mario Lam

Horned Lark
Location: 4 by beach at light beach at Lighthouse Park and 1 at Marina breakwater - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 22-23 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Say's Phoebe
Location: On driftwood on beach by Marina breakwater - Point Roberts
Reported: September 22 (Ken Klimko)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: 1 bird at the main pond at Jericho Beach Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 7-22 (Gordon Curry, m.obs)
 
Solitary Sandpiper at Jericho - Photo: Gordon Curry
Sabine's Gull
Location: Keith Wilson Bridge on the Vedder Canal - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 20-21 (Chris Gadsden, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

American Golden-Plovers

Location: 2 birds at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-21 (Michael Klotz and Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 20 (Mario Lam)

Location: 1 Marion Rd (Sumas Prairie)
Reported: Sept 16-19 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 3 in a field at big bend and on Mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

American Golden-Plover in Surrey- Photo: Mario Lam

Common Poorwill
Location: Chilliwack Bench Road - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 20 (Paul Foth)

Willet

Location: Last seen at 96th St at Boundary Bay in Delta
Previously seen at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 16 - Sept 20 (Brian Self, m.obs)
This bird was also seen at Semiahmoo Spit in Blaine, WA On Sept 14 and 15th.

Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 1 bird on duck pond at Ambleside - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 18-20 (Don Rowlatt, m.obs)

Location: 2 in SW Pond and 2 in West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 14-17 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the Mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Ilya Povalyaev)
 
Juvenile Red-necked Phalarope at Ambleside - Photo: Don Rowlatt

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Along the south side of Beaver Lake, 50m west of the South Creek Trail at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 19 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew
Located: In airfield at end of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 18 (John Reynolds)

Photo: John Reynolds

RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER (See main page)

Located: Last seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay in Delta, BC 
Previously seen at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
This is the same bird that was first found at Reifel in Delta on Sept 10th at the SW end of the West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 10-17 (Mary Taitt, Hank Tseng, Julian Skes  and Anne Murray, m.obs)

A Stunning adult Curlew Sandpiper in Point Roberts - Photo: Mario Lam
A Curlew Sandpiper in flight with Westerns  in Delta - Photo: Devon Yu

RBA: WHITE-WINGED DOVES (See Main Page)

Location: 1 bird at Terra Nova Rural Playground end of River Rd - Richmond
Reported: Sept 10-17 (Steffany Walker, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at private home (not open to the public) - Maple Ridge
Reported: Sept 12 -15 (Sharon Talson)

White-winged Dove in Richmond ond of 2 in the province! - Photo: George Clulow

Ruddy Turnstone
Location: On beach near breakwater - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 17 (Ken Klimko)

Lapland Longspurs

Lcation: 1 bird at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 16 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 bird at the end of spit at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Sept 14 (Mike Klotz)

Red Knots

Location: 2 birds in front of mansion at 96th st also seen at foot of 72nd St and 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 17 (Peter Candido et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Ilya Povalyaev)

California Scrub-Jays (2)
Location: In oaks at the SW corner near the plaque and entrance to the area with the Purple Martins at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Sept 15 (Neal Doan and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

One of 2 California Scrub-Jays in Surrey - Photo: Neal Doan

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 bird at House Pond at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 16 (Zayne Shaw)

Location: 1 bird at the main pond at Jericho Beach Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 7-22 (Gordon Curry, m.obs)

Horned Larks

Location: 4 in a field are big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 15 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 at marker 148 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 8-14 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 9-11 (Mario Lam, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Surrey - Photo: Mario Lam

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPERS

Location: 1 bird at House Pond and SW pond at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 14 (Brian Stech, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech

Pacific Golden-Plovers

Location: 2 in the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 14 (Keith Riding)

Location: 1 in the field at the big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Franklin's Gull (1 Juvie)
Location: With Ring-billeds at Blackie Spit Park in the fenced-in area near the parking lot to spit - Surrey
Reported: Sept 12-13 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Klotz

ROCK WREN 
Location: On beach at Boom Branch which is a landing on the Seymour Reservoir in the Seymour Watershed (THIS AREA IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC) - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 10-11 (Kevin MacPherson)

Photo: Kevin MacPherson

American Avocet (1 Juvie)
Location: On the beach to the south of the sewage ponds at Iona (off causeway) also seen in main outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 6-10 (Brian Self et al. m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman

Clay-colored Sparrow
Location: Harrison Lagoon
Reported: Sept 10 (Gord Gadsden)

Wilson's Phalaropes (8)
Location: Westfield at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jul 30-Sept 10 (Sandra Gray, m.obs)

House Wren
Location: Mallard Trail at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 10 (David S. Engelen)

Ruddy Turnstone (3) 
Location: Seen at 104th St and mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 21-Sept 9 (Neil MacLeod, m.obs)


Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 4 on mudflats between 96th and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 8 (Doug Cooper)

Location: 1 at SW pond at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 2-4 (Geoffrey and David Newell, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope at Reifel - Photo: Geoffrey Newell

American Redstart (2 female types)
Location: 1 bird was south of the restaurant by the bowling club near the parking lot.  2nd bird was NW of the golf course. Also seen near "Season's in the Park" restaurant at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 5 (Cole Gaerber)
 
Photo: Cole Gaerber
Franklin's Gull (1 Juvie)
Location: Last seen near base of South Jetty on mudflats. Also seen near Pipe 67 on South side of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 1-Sept 4 (Neil and Andrea MacLeod, m.obs)

Photo: Kaichi Huang

American Golden-Plover
Location: Between 88th and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 2-4 (Geoffrey and David Newell, m.obs)

Photo: Geoffrey Newell

Heermann's Gulls 

Location: 3 at Grebe Islets viewed from Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 1-3 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at base of S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 2 (Michael Klotz)

Rock Ptarmigan
Location: Cypress Peak access is via Chance Creek FSR (S of Daisy Lake on the Sea-to-Sky Highway - 40 Km North of Squamish
Reported: Sept 2 (Jess Findlay et al.)

Wandering Tattler
Location: End of Ferry Jetty on N dock/breakwater viewed from BC Ferry Vessel - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Neill Vanhinsberg) 

Western Kingbird (2)
Location: E end of Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 1 (Anne Towes)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (See Main Page)
Location: On dyke North of 216th St - Maple Ridge
Reported: Aug 31 (Greg Humphrey)

Photo: Greg Humphrey

Redhead (1 female)
Location: In SW pond near viewing platform at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 22-28 (Sarah Gray, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 28 (Liron Gertsman et al.)

Leucistic Flycatcher (did not vocalize but looks like a Willow) 
Location: Boardwalk on Shoreline trail at Shoreline Park  - Port Moody
Reported: July 1-Aug 28 (Kurt Schneider, m.obs)
*This is not a rare bird but a bird of interest.*
Leucistic Flycatcher in Port Moody - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Location: 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 25-27 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope at Boundary Bay - Photo: Mario Lam

RBA: PIPING PLOVER (SEE MAIN PAGE)
Location:  Last seen near the foot of 72nd St, also seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-25 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

Photo: Jennifer Wu

House Wren
Location: 1 bird under three pressure treated utility polls at top of Powerline Trail on Grouse Mountain - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23 (Rob Lyske)

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 on the N side of Grebe Islet viewed from Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23 (Rob Lyske)

Location:  3 at the end of S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 20 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 3 on the beach at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 16-18 (Chris McVittie and Ken Klimko)

Heermann's Gull in Point Roberts - Photo: Chris McVittie

Stilt Sandpipers 

Location: 5 at West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 9-23 (Delta Naturalists, m.obs)

Location: 4 in front of mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 13-19 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 at SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 13 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper at Boundary Bay - Photo: Mike Tabak

Red-necked Phalaropes 

Location: 3 at West field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 30-Aug 23 (Jason Ransom, m.obs)

Location: 11 by the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 15-19 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 1 in SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 13 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 114 Harrison Lake
Reported: Aug 11 (Gord Gadsden)

Location:1 at the end of 41 B St - Tsawwassen

Reported: Aug 11 (Ken Klimko)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: In backyard pond at 40195 Kolodon Rd - Squamish
Reported: Aug 18 (Grant Danielson)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 in West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 15-18 (June Blakey)

Location: 1 bird in ditch at foot of 96th St and 3 birds in front of the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 8-16 (Cole Gaerber and Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

RBA: WILLET 
Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 16 (Brian Self)

House Wrens

Location: 1 at 2875 West 29th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 16 (Mandy Mu)

Location: 3 at Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area - Langley
Reported: Aug 16 (Viktor Vandereyk et al.)

Horned Lark
Location: End of S Jetty at Iona - Richmomd
Reported: Aug 16 (Alison Brie)

Ruddy Turnstones

Location: 1 at the end of S Jetty at Iona - Richmomd
Reported: Aug 16 (Alison Brie)

Location: 1 at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 14 (Tim Scneider et al.)

Location: 1 on rocky breakwater/jetty at the end of the White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Aug 11-13 (Edie Bijdemast, m.obs)

Location: 1 on breakwater viewed from the south side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 9 (Khalid Boudreau)

Ruddy Turnstone in Tsawwassen - Photo: Khalid Boudreau

American White Pelicans

Location: 1 on small pond on Collins Rd (private road/no public access) - Pemberton
Reported: Aug 15 (Dennis Taylor, m.obs)

Location: 1 at N and S outer pond also seen in SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 10-12  (Robert Moore et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at mouth of the Capilano River by the mobile park near Park Royal Mall  - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 9-10 (Sherrie King, m.obs)

American White Pelican in Richmond - Photo: Robert Moore

American Redstart (1 male)
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Aug 12 (Marc Sole)
Map to exact location HERE

Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Location: 3 birds in marsh viewed from last pullout at south end of 3rd Street at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Aug 9-12 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at base of south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 4 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 9-11 (Raymond Ng)

Photo: Raymond Ng

WANDERING TATTLER (Adults)

Location: 1 bird at south end of  Passage Island - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 8-10 (Ken Wright)

Location: 1 viewed from Bowen Island at this spot HERE. (The bird was on a small island 50 m away). - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 2 (Sebastian Pardo)

Western Kingbird
Location: Private home on Samuel Crt - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 8-9 (Robert Moore et al.)

Photo: Robert Moore

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 birds at Beaver Pond at Cheam Wetlands - Popkum
Reported: Aug 8-9 (Paul Foth and Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 4-7 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Location: 6090 Blink Bonnie Rd - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 7 (Ken Wright)

Location: Small pond at upper parking lot by lodge at Mount Seymour - North Van
Reported: Aug 7 (Michael Bender)

Location: 1 bird at SW inner pond - Richmond
Reported: Aug 3 (Rob Palin)

One of 2 Solitary Sandpipers at Cheam Wetlands - Photo: Nobert Sharp

Northern Waterthrush 
Location: At the "Storm Water Pond", east of the water filtration plant (not the outflow pond, but along the trail into the woods NE of the outflow pond) at Seymour Demonstration Forest - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 8 (Rob Lyske)

Map of where the NOWA is located - Photo: Rob Lyske

Marbled Godwits

Location: 1 bird at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Aug 8 (Cos van Wermeskerken)

Location: 1 bird at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 7 (Michael Klotz)

Location: 1 bird last seen halfway down the S side of the N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 3-6 (Rob Palin, m.obs)

Franklin's Gulls (Juveniles)

Location:1 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 8 (Nick Balachanoff)

Location: 1 first seen near the mansion at 96th St. Last seen at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 2-6 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Location: 1 on sandbar on the south side of the mouth of Deboville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 5 (Colin Clasen, Chad and Marc Sole)

Ruddy Turnstone
Location: Near the base on the N side of the South Jetty and by the 2nd shelter - Richmond
Reported: Aug 6 (Tak Shibata)

House Wren
Location: 3 birds at Bowen Island Golf Club - Bowen Island
Reported: July 8-Aug 6 (Ben Keen)

Heermann's Gull
Location: Compensation Lagoon at N Side of Ferry Jetty, flew S towards breakwater - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 6 (Robert McMillan)

Wilson's Phalarope
Location: 1 juvenile in SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 30 (Adam Dhalla, m.obs)

Photo: Adam Dhalla

Red-necked Phalaropes 

Location: 15 birds at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 5-6 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location: 2 on the ocean side along the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 2-Aug 3 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)

Greater White-fronted Goose
Location: McDonald Park
Reported: Aug 2 (Henry Wall)

Bank Swallow (2)
Location: SW end of West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 1 (Rob Lyske)
 

House Wrens

Location: 1 at North kiosk at the old rehabilitated log sorting site at the end of Bailey Street - Squamish Estuary
Reported: July 17-31 (Chris Dale)

Location 1 at Cape Roger Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: July 29 (Ben Keen)

Photo: Chris Dale

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: Private Residence on Downes Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: July 29-30 (Randy Walker)

Photo: Randy Walker

American Three-toed Woodpecker (1 Male)
Location: Map to location of bird HERE on Howe Sound Crest Trail near St. Mark's Summit at Cypress Provincial Park - West Vancouver
Reported: July 28 (Jules Wyman)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (see main page)
Location: Flycatching at west side of SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 25-27 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

RBA: GREAT EGRET
Location: At a farm on Pemberton Meadows Rd that is 150m from the junction with the Hurley Rd - Pemberton
Reported: July 20-26 (Martin Van Loon, m.obs)
Map HERE

Great Egret in Pemberton - Photo: Trevor Van Loon

Western Kingbirds

Location: 4 birds at Hope Airport
Reported: continuing birds still present as of July 26

Location: 2 birds at Eagle Point Park -Harrison Mills
Reported: July 17 (Kathy Stewart)

Heermann's Gull (1)
Location: On beach at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: July 17 (Liz and Alan Stewart)

Photo: Liz Stewart

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)

Location: Hope Airport
Reported: July 18 (Tom Beeke)

House Wrens

Location: 1 at Hope Airport
Reported: July 18 (Tom Beeke)

Location: 1 at 30964 Sandpiper Dr - Abbotsford
Reported: July 18 (Irene Crosland)

Location: 6 at the end of 29B Ave - Langley
Reported: July 11-12 (Marnix and Viktor Vandereyk)

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: In flight with Killdeer over a corn field west of 104th St - Delta
Reported: July 11 (Peter Candido)

Wilson's Phalarope
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 7 (Doug Martin)

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING (See main page for full directions)
Location: In an Alder at the end of Florence Dr, east of Whatcom Rd on Lower Sumas Mtn - Abbotsford
Map Here
Reported: July 3-6 (Gabriele Cuff, m.ons)

Photo: Gabriele Cuff

Marbled Godwits (3)
Location: Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 6 (Richard Swanston)

Alder Flycatchers (2) Known to breed in area
Location: Mckenzie Basin Forest Service Rd - Pemberton
Reported: July 6 (Cole Gaerber)
Map HERE

House Wrens

Location: NW side of Jackman Wetlands - Langley
Reported: July 4-5 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 2 at nestbox across from 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: July 3 (Chris Buis)

Location: 2 halfway down 29b ave, west of 230th St - Langley
Reported: July 1-3 (Viktor Vandereyk, m.obs)

House Wrens 

Location: 5 at Private Home on Deer Lane near Duck Lane - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 29-30 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 on the cliff trail at Seabright Propertie  - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 30 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location:1 at Lighthouse Park in bushes on trail near park boundary that leads to road across from Campsite - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 29 (Brad Tyrell)

One of many House Wrens born this year in Point Roberts, WA - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Marbled Godwits  

Location: 3 at the Tsawwassen First Nations Reserve - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 28 (Richard Swanston)

Location: 1 at the N side of the Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Repprted: June 27 (Keith Riding)

American White Pelicans

Location: 6 at spit at Squamish Estuary
Reported: June 23-25 (Chris Murrell and Chris Dale)

Location: 20 birds on the water between Porteau Cove and Britannia Beach
Reported: June 22 (Winston Cabell)

Location: 1-12 birds at compensation lagoon at N side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 15-21 (Janice Holt and Doug Martin, m.one)

Location: 10-40 birds flying along north side of Deltaport at Roberts Bank and ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: June 18-20 (Michael Shepard and Peter Candido)

Location: 20 flying over Alaksen and Brunswick also seen sitting on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 14-20 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Location: 21 flying over the Kilby area
Reported: June 17 (Claudia Schwab)

Location: 6 at end of spit sitting on mudflats at Blackie spit spark - Surrey
Reported: June 14 (Carole Berger, m.obs)

American White Pelican at ferry jetty - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Long-billed Curlew (most likely not the resident bird)
Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: June 21 (Brian Stech)

Photo: Brian Stech

Marbled Godwits (3)
Location: Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: June 20 (Richard Swanston, John Vooys et al.)

Northern Goshawk
Location: On Cypress Bowel Rd where the powerlines cross the road below the Hollyburn Nordic Area - West Vancouver
Reported: June 19 (Michael Shepard)

Northern Mockingbird
Location: Hope Airport North side
Reported: June 12-19 (Ed Klassen) More info click Here

House Wrens

Location: 1 bird at the 2 big maple trees on the north side of the field, past the pond at Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area - Langley
Reported: June 7-20 (Viktor and Marnix Vandereyk)

Location: 4 birds at 1062-256th - Langley
Reported: June 19 (Robert Puls)

Location: 1 bird nesting in swallow box as you enter Beach Grove at Boundary Bay Regional Park - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 17-19 (Chris McVittie)

Location: 1 bird on 0 Ave, just east of 240th - Langley
Reported: June 19 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 bird at Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: June 18 (Ben Keen)

Marbled Godwit
Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: June 14 (Carole Berger)

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
Location: 1 male singing and moving through the line of trees between the playground with the climbing tower and the man made slough off River Rd. Last seen at SE corner of big pond - Richmond.
Reported: June 11 (Hugh Griffith, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

House Wren (2)
Location: Carrying food just north of Bowen Island golf course on Seymour Bay Drive near Gravel Pile - Bowen Island
Reported: June 11 (Ben Keen)

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: Up to four in the SW and NW inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 10-11 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: Two at Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Delta
Reported: June 9 (Milo Paradiso)

Western Kingbird

Location: West side of Maplewood Flats Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: June 8-9 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 bird, 200 m upstream from bridge on the Coquitlam River side at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 3 (Larry Cowan)

Location: 1 bird at pilings between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 2 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird on 34th St near River Rd and last seen by farmhouse at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: May 31-June 1 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: June 1 (Chris Dale)

California Scrub-Jay (location is where the first breeding pair in BC was)
Location: 220th St and 119 Ave - Maple Ridge
Reported: June 1-7 (Rufus McIntyre, m.obs)

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at 96 Ave west of Billy Brown Rd at the bridge over Salmon River - Langley
Reported: June 7 (Dan Tyson)

Locations: 1 bird at group campground at Lighthouse Park, 2 on the cliff trail at Seabright Properties, 1 in private yard and 2 calling along APA Rd - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 3 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

RBA: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (1)
Location: In the trees and shrubs near the fence on the east half of the rough field (which is south of the fence separating the soccer field from the vegetation) at Bell Park - Langley
Reported: May 28-June 5 (Cos van Wermeskerken)
Map to exact location of birds in Bell Park HERE
Park in Brookswood South Baptist Church parking lot at 204a St and 36 Ave
**Please DO NOT use any recordings (playback) on this bird, as it is Endangered in BC.**

Yellow-breasted Chat in Langley - Photo: Pascale Charland

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 Male)
Location: Private Yard - Squamish
Reported: June 3 (Chris Dale et al.)

Photo: Chris Dale

Nashville Warbler
Location: E 30th Ave and John St - Vancouver
Reported: June 2-3 (Barry Price)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (2)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 2 (Kevin Louth)

SWAINSON'S HAWK
Location: In a tree above the old Buckerfield Barn on Government Rd - Squamish
Map HERE
Reported: June 1 (Chris Dale)

Photo: Chris Dale

RBA: BAR-TAILED GODWITS (5) (See Main Page)*
Location: On mudflats north of the farmhouse and past the big bend at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: May 22-June 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Red Knots (4)
Location: Mudflats north of farmhouse, past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 22-June 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

RBA: POMARINE JAEGER (Light-phase Adult)
Location: Sitting on the water off Point Atkinson viewed at close range from a boat (viewable from land via scope at Point Atkinson Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park) - West Vancouver
Reported: May 29 (Rob Butler et al.)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1 adult in pre-basic moult)
Location: On mudflats north of farmhouse past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 28-29 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: On N end of Hope Airport fence - Hope
Reported: May 27-28 (Ryan Merrill, m.obs)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
Location:West end of Alexandra Bridge at Alexandra Provincial Park - Yale
Reported: May 26 (Nahm/Calder)

Franklin's Gulls (14)
Location: South end of Harrison Lake - Harrison
Reported: May 26 (Ryan Merrill)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 at Delair's Farm and 2 at Bristol Slough Rd (near Hope Airport) - Hope
Reported: May 27 (Ryan Merrill)

Location: 1 on 104th St, south of Hornby Drive - Delta
Reported: May 24-25 (Linda Westgarth, m.obs)

Photo: Linda Westgarth

Sabine's Gull
Location: Eagle Point (Harrison Mills)
Reported: May 24 (Gord Gadsden) Click Here for more info.

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: End of the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 24 (Cole Gaerber)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

Franklin's Gull (1 adult in breeding)
Location: Mudflats north of farmhouse past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 23 (Andrea Pomeroy and Neil MacLeod)

Photo: Neil MacLeod

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at Campground at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 23 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 4 birds at Cliff Trail at Seabright Properties (off APA Rd) - Point Roberts
Reported: May 22-23 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Hermit Warbler X Townsend's Warbler (Hybrid)
Location: 150m down the trail that follows the power lines at Cypress Bowl Picnic Area - West Vancouver
Reported: May 9-May 23 (Frank Lu, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Lu

Wilson's Phalarope (3)
Location: 1 on south side of the North Jetty and 2 in inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 21-22 (Cole Gaerber)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: Thacker Marsh (Hope)
Reported: May 19 (Gord Gadsden)

Western Kingbird
Location: Halfway down nature dyke trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 20 (John Gordon)

Photo: John Gordon

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: East side of flooded path at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: May 18-20 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19 (Dan Pontalti, m.obs)

Lark Sparrow
Location: On gravel road between parking area and Brydon Lagoon. Also seen half way along the south side of Brydon lagoon in verge of gravel road - Langley
Reported: May 19 (Sue Dietlein, m.obs)

Photo: Sue Dietlein

Long-billed Curlew (Flyover)
Location: Mud Bay - Surrey
Reported: May 18 (Nick Lanfear)

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 bird by electrical station at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: May 19 (John Gordon)

Location: 1 bird at Iona Woodlot - Richmond
Reported: May 18-19 (Rob Palin, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at cherry trees at upper Bloedel Conservatory parking lot. 1 bird in oak tree below lawn bowling green, 2 birds north of the west Quarry Garden and 1 bird in cherry trees opposite Seasons Restaurant Valet Parking at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 17-May 18 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in cherry tree near Royal Ave in SE corner of Queen's Park - New Westminster
Reported: April 26-May 17 (Frank Konczak, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at 2nd Ave and Trimble St - Vancouver
Reported: May 17 (Jamie Fenneman)

Location: 1 bird at Pacific Spirit Park - UBC
Reported: May 17 (Julian Phillips)

Location: 1 bird 1/3 way from parking lot to tower on Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows
Reported: May 13 (Daniele Mitchell)

California Scrub Jays

Location: 1 bird coming to a suet feeder at a private home in Glenayre Neighbourhood - Port Moody
Reported: May 17 (John Reynolds and Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 bird at 947 Caithness Crescent - Port Moody
Reported: May 14-May 17 (Susan Ley)

Location: 1 bird at 2540 S Grandview Hwy and at N Grandview Hwy and Kamloops St and N Grandview Hwy and Penticton - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 28-April 19 (Mike Willis, m.obs)
Please view bird from sidewalk or alley and be respectful of private residences

California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver Photo: Frank Lu

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Location: Nicklaus North Golf Course - Whistler
Reported: May 17 (Shari Burnett)

Photo: Shari Burnett

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at Callister Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 16-17 (Doug Cooper, m.obs)

Location: 1 on fence at SE side of golf course at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Katya Kondratyuk)

Location: 1 at Chittenden Meadows at Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 14 (John Gordon)

Location: 1/3 way to tower on Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 12-13 (David Schutz, m.obs)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 1 bird at Hastings Park by small pond where Green herons frequent - Vancouver
Reported: May 17 (Doug Cooper, m.obs)

Location: 1 in broom along Fraser River behind N outer pond (near swallow wire) at Iona. Also seen in broom by banding station. Last seen at SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 13-16 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Location: 1 bird at 2nd Ave and Trimble St - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Jamie Fenneman)

Location: 1 bird in purple plum tree by NE end of tennis courts and 1 bird near lookout above NW side of large Quarry Garden at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 11-14 (Brent Diakow and Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds banded at Colony Farm Banding station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13 (Debbie Wheeler)

Location: Last seen just over the bridge, hang a left and it's perched in a willow at the first bend. Yesterday seen Moving along the south-central trail from the pines east towards the bridge at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 12-13 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 bird near copper gate and forensic hospital at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13-14 (Eric Zhou, m.obs)
Dusky Flycatcher in Coquitlam - Photo: Eric Zhou

Horned Lark
Location: Marker 92 on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Quentin Brown)

Lewis's Woodpecker
Location: International Day Use Area at Ross Lake Campground in Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-15 (John Gordon et al., m .obs)

Photo: Bryan King

Pacific Golden-Plovers (3)
Location: In field with BBPL, on North side of 36th Ave near hydro pylon in middle of field (between 64 and 72nd St) - Delta
Reported: May 8-14 (Kevin Louth)

Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 14 (Kevin Louth)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 bird on Ladner Trunk Rd, between 64th St and Hwy 17A. Last seen on 64th and Ladner Trunk across from CO-OP gas station - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds on wire before Wetlands on Tuyttens Rd - Agassiz
Reported: May 14 (Bill Beeke et al.)

Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 10-11 (Ed Klassen)

Western Bluebird (1 male)
Location: International Day Use Area at Ross Lake Campground in Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-14 (Krista Kaptein, m.obs)

Photo: Krista Kaptein

Calliope Hummingbirds

Location: 2 males at Whitworth Meadow at Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-14 (Dennis Knopp, m.obs)

Location: 1 juvenile male banded at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13 (Debbie Wheeler)

Photo: John Gordon

Eared Grebe (late)
Location: Breeding Plumaged bird at taxi pullout on N side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 13 (Daniele Mitchell)

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at Elk View Rd and Graham Dr - Chilliwack
Reported: May 15 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 bird on East part of Dyke at McDonald Park - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 bird at South Ross Rd Marsh - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (John Vooys)

Location: 1 bird on Old Yale Rd near Church in the Valley - Langley
Reported: May 5 (Tanner Martin)

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: Flying over Sumas Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (John Vooys)

Pine Grosbeaks (4)
Location: By washrooms at Porteau Cove Regional Park - Porteau Cove
Reported: May 12-13 (Eric Kerluck)

Eurasian Wigeon (late)
Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 12-13 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 bird at the base of the N side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 7-13 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 across the river at Black Spit Park - Surrey (this is a migrant not the overwintering bird)
Reported: May 12 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds along Ferguson Rd in grass on airport runway near Iona Causeway - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Mike Tabak)

Marbled Godwits

Location: 4 along the main causeway and in the inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 25-May 13 (Tom Plath m.obs)

Location: 1 across river channel at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: May 12-13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Marbled Godwits at Iona - Frank Lu

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: Flooded area of Community Gardens at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 12 (John Reynolds and Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Photo: Hilary Maguire

American White Pelicans (6)
Location: At the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 11-12 (Christopher Stephens, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Least Flycatcher
Location: Southern end of Poco Trail on the border with Colony Farm (enter from Pitt River Rd) - Kwitwetlem First Nation
Reported: May 11 (Dan Tyson)

Palm Warbler
Location: North side of woodlot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 10 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 1 female in NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 10 (Mike Toochin)

Location: 1 in front of mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 8 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird in pond in field on south side of  Luckakuck Way - Chilliwack
Reported: May 6 (Ed Klassen and John Vooys)

Female Wilson's Phalarope at Iona - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 10-11 (Ed Klassen)

Calliope Hummingbirds (males)

Location: Private Home - Chilliwack
Reported: May 10 (Dennis Knopp)

Location: Private Home - Popkum
Reported: May 7 (Dave Beeke)

Baird's Sandpiper (early)
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Thomas Plath, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler

Location: 1 bird at Eagle Lake access Rd - West Vancouver
Reported: May 9 (Derek Kilby)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: Cecil Green - UBC
Reported: May 9 (Keith Riding)

Location: Upper playground at Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: May 6-7 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 6 (Camille Faubert)

Clark's Grebe
Location: Off Ambleside Park, last seen under Lions Gate Bridge - West Vancouver
Reported: May 7-8 (Charl Stafleu, m.obs)

Ruddy Turnstone (breeding)
Location: Across channel at the tip of Blackie Spit Park with Whimbrel and Dunlin - Surrey
Reported: May 8 (Shawn Hilton)

Lazuli Buntings (2 males) *early*
Location: 1 bird on Dyke near Jesperson Rd and 1 on dyke near Gill Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: May 8 (Dave Beeke)

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: On beach west of Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: May 7 (Gavin Anstee)

Vesper Sparrows (2)
Location: Feeding beside the tracks at the end of 3rd ave before the terminals at Squamish River Estuary. On May 4th seen on the Chelem Trail that goes through the reclaimed log sort area and on  - Squamish
Reported: April 24-May 4 (Christopher Di Corrado, m.obs)

Photo: Chris Dale

Mountain Bluebirds (4)
Location: On the Chelem Trail that goes through the reclaimed log sort area - Squamish River Estuary
Reported: May 1-4 (Chris Dale)

Horned Lark
Location: On S Jetty betweeen 1st and 2nd shelter at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 4 (Ilya Povalyaev)

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS

Location: 1 female and 1 male in cherry trees at Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: April 30-May 6 (Dan Tyson, Neil Macleod and Andrea Pomeroy, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at UBC Botanical Garden in purple Rhododendron bush at first corner of entrance trail into garden near lampost with exit sign with two benches and white rhododendron bush is directly opposite. 9$ Fee required.
Reported: April 29 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Male Calliope Hummingbird in Vancouver - Photo: Keith Riding

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 7 (Camille Faubert)

Location: 1 on Trans-Canada trail NW of SFU towards Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: May 6 (Holly Becker)

Location: 1 at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: May 6 (Shirley Reynolds)

Location: Woodpecker Trail at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 2-May 4 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 1 at Brydon Lagoon at the creek near Eagle's nest - Burnaby
Reported: May 4 (John Gordon)

Location: 2 birds in maples near playground by Horizons Restaurant at Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: April 29-May 4 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: April 28-May 4 (Ben Keen)

Location: 2 birds at N end of Iona Woodlot near banding station - Richmond
Reported: April 26-May 4 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Location: In tree at SE corner of Carnarvon and Celtic Ave - Vancouver
Reported: May 3 (Bridget Spencer)

Nashville Warbler at QE Park in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Tabak

Dusky Flycatcher
Location: Was seen and calling in private yard - Langley
Reported: May 3 (Dan Tyson)

Common Teal
Location: At the Squamish Estuary Spit, half way up the Spit on the central mud flats
Reported: May 3 (Chris Murrell, m.obs)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD X ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Confirmed by David Sibley and Hummingbird Expert Sheri Williamson)
*Do not cross yellow fence line when viewing bird *
Location: 1 male at feeders against Richmond Nature House at Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: April 28-May 1 (Alberto Vilca and Pascale Charland, m.obs)

ANHU X BCHU - Photo: Mike Tabak

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 1 female at the washrooms at Iona. 8 birds were previously seen on the N Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 4-30 (Mike Tabak and Susan Weston, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Pitt Wildlife Management Area
Reported: April 30 (Doug Martin)

Location: 1 female and 2 males at NE corner of Mountain View Cemetary -Vancouver
Reported: April 13-27 (Sandy Blair, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds (1 female and 2 males) at 953 Dominion Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Corey Bronfon)

WANDERING TATTLER
Location: Near the end of the Squamish River Spit on the rocks just below where the windsurfers wooden bleachers are (on the east side) at Squamish River Estuary. Because the shore is so rocky and steep where the bird is, the best viewing is from the gravel beach about 20 metres south and looking back north along the shore.
Reported: April 30 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Map to location HERE
Video by Chris Dale of the bird HERE

Photo: Chris Dale

Western Kingbird
Location: At Dyke and Marsh McCormick Roads - Glen Valley
Reported: April 30 (Dan Tyson)

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 bird calling at the third house up the east end of Marsh-McCormick Rd., east of the junction with Dyke Rd - Glen Valley
Reported: April 29-30 (John Vooys, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the south end of Killarney Lake on the Killarney Creek Trail - Bowen Island
Reported: April 27-28 (Blake Weis, m.obs)

Redhead (1 Male)
Location: With Scaup at Mill Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: April 30 (John Morgan)

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 bird 100m east of Piper Spit entrance near viewing tower at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 29-30 (Pete Lypkie, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird near the railway tracks by the Ambleside 3Hole Golf club parking lot - West Vancouver
Reported: April 27 (Patrick Tafts)

Location: 1 bird at Beaver Lake in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 26 (Jennifer Weaver, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the south end of main pond at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Neil Macleod, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird near feeders at Maplewood Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (John Gluck, m.os)

Location: Private Home - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Frank Lu)

Location: 2 birds at Cecil Green  Park near Museum of Anthropology, UBC - Vancouver
Reported: April 22-24 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: April 18 (Steve Ansell)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 3472 Gislason Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Mark McAnally)

Location: 1 bird calling at Joe Brown Park - Surrey
Reported: April 26 (Wayne Weber)

House Wren
Location: Along the tracks south of Depot Rd, near the farm - Brackendale
Reported: April 27 (Christopher Di Corrado)

Swainson's Hawk 
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 27 (John Vooys et al.)

Palm Warbler
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 27 (Gord Gadsden)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (See main page)
Location: In cottonwood tree near washrooms at Hope Slide Rest Area.
Reported: April 25 (Guy Monty and Pablo Jost)

Photo: Guy Monty

Lapland Longspur
Location: N side of Ferry Jetty 100 m from Compensation Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 24 (Kevin Louth)

Horned Lark (In breeding)
Location: End of North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 23 (Debra Herst)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Woodlot near banding station at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 23-24 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Ruddy Duck (female)
Location: On the Fraser River at the end of Celtic Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Bridget Spencer)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (early)
Location: South Jetty of Iona Island - Richmond
Reported: April 22 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk
Location: Flying over Lilooet Rd towards Rice Lake at Lower Seymour Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Luis Mogyros)

Lapland Longspurs (2)
Location: Two different birds along the South Jetty at Iona. One male in almost full breeding plumage seen between markers 220 and 236, and one female-type just 40ft from the base of the South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 19-21 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Lu

Mountain Bluebirds 

Location: Up to 53 birds in the East Field #1 by the Squamish
Reported: March 18-April 24 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 2 females and 1 male in trees between the ponds and beach at Jericho Beach - Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Matt Dufort)

Location: 1 female at Boundary Bay Regional Park 150m west of the observation tower - Delta
Reported: April 11-20 (Hui Sim, m.obs)

Location: Corner of N Grandview Hwy and Penticton St - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Liron Gertsman)

Location: Male at the seawall at 24th St, in front of the building with the blue cover - West Vancouver
Reported: April 13-15 (Lee Finch)

Location: 1 female at the East Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6 (Rob Lyske)

Female Mountain Bluebird at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Say's Phoebes

Location: Two birds at the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 13-21 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 15 (Kameko Walker)

Location: In an alley at Glen Drive and 7th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 15 (Liam Hughes)

Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: April 13 (Janice Melendez, m.obs)

Location: Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12-13 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: UBC Botanical Gardens, perched on the fence by the Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver
Reported: April 9 (Hui Sim)

Say's Phoebe in UBC - Photo: Hui Sim

Red-naped Sapsucker
Location: Male on the east side of Queen Elizabeth Park, on a Douglas fir 30m down on the south side of the east entrance road off 33rd Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward Nygren)

House Wren
Location: 50m before the woodlot east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 18 (Kevin Louth)

Long-billed Curlews 

Location: Iona Island beach - Richmond
Reported: April 18 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 3 at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Quentin Brown)

Location: Flyover at Kitsilano Beach - Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (Benjamin Freeman)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Base of the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 15-17 (David Wong, m.obs)

Photo: Kaichi Huang

Pine Grosbeak
Location: Feeding in tall conifers west of the large quarry at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: Base of the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 16 (Cole Gaerber)

Common Teal
Location: South side of marker 118 on the Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 15 (Liron Gertsman)

Vaux's Swift (early)
Location: 20 birds over Prospect Point - Vancouver
Reported: April 15 (Derek Kilby)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (see main page for more details)
Location: Adult male in the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 9-14 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Fung

Northern Goshawk
Location: Flying west over the parking lot near Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 14 (Liron Gertsman)

Photo: Liron Gertsman

Golden Eagle
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 8 (Chris Dale)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1 adult male - See main page)
Location: With a flock of Lesser Scaup in the central channel, halfway between the end of  “The Spit” (Squamish Terminals Rd) and the Squamish Terminals at Squamish River Estuary.
Reported: April 6 (Chris Dale and Chris Murrell)

Photo: Chris Dale

Rusty Blackbird (1 Male in Breeding Plumage)
Location: On trail past the bridge at the intersection of the middle trail and south trail at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)
Map to location: HERE

Photo: Simon Bernard

Long-billed Curlews

Location: Three at the East Marsh, north of Squamish Terminals at Squamish River Estuary. Two seen on the Squamish Terminals side of the estuary April 7 - Squamish
Reported: April 1-7 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Two feeding on grass in public park behind Cambie Secondary School (off Cambie Rd and Jacombs Rd). The birds are in the field near Jack Bell Drive - Richmond
Reported: April 6 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Map to exact field HERE

Long-billed Curlews in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Purple Martin (early)
Location: One female and one male on tree on north side of Iona Causeway - Richmond
Reported: April 5-6 (David Tang and Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)
Female Purple Martin at Iona - Photo: David Tang

Marbled Godwit
Location: Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 6 (Kevin Louth)

Horned Lark
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 5 (Christoper Di Corrado)

Blue-winged Teals (Early)

Location: 1 female in pond near washrooms at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 4-5 (Dan Tyson et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 at Mill Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: April 1 (Frank Schroeder)

COMMON GRACKLE
Location: In pasture and yard near 63045 Airport Rd (NE corner of Hope Airport). Was seen with 2 Red-winged and 3 Brewer's Blackbirds. Last seen on Yale Rd west of Flood Rd - Hope
Reported: March 31- April 6th (John Vooys, m.obs)
Please be respectful of private property and private residences and view bird from road.

Photo: John Vooys

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 banded juvenile in cottonwoods by farmhouse, just past (south of) big bend at Brunswick Point. Also seen flying over fields at Reifel and Alaksen. Also seen on telephone pole on 34th St near 33a Ave. Also seen on telephone pole on Westham Island Rd near Kirkland Rd  - Delta
Reported: Nov 19-April 1 (Yousif Attia et al., m.obs)

Banded Immature Gyrfalcon in Delta - Photo: Frank Lu

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 bird by washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 31-April 1 (Mario Lam, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at railroad tracks on Squamish Terminal Rd and at East Marsh at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: March 18-April 1 (Chris Murrels, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on West Canyon Trail - UBC Endowment Lands
Reported: April 1 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 1 bird at the edge of the blueberry field at the pump-house at DeBoville - Coquitlam
Reported: March 31 (John Reynolds)

Location: 1 bird in meadows at the west end of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 30 (George Clulow)

Location: 2 birds hawking insects in saltmarsh on the east and west side of mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 21-30 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at marina breakwater - Point Roberts
Reported: March 25-30 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird 50 m North of pumphouse at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 27-28 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on beach, 300 m south of tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: March 25-27 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds on fence of horse stable (on the W and E side of barn) on North side of Ferguson Rd. Also seen on the dirt pile along the south side of Ferguson Rd between the farm and Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 17-25 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at private home on the south shore of Bowen Island
Reported: March 21 (Mary Lepatourel)

1 of 2 Say's Phoebes near Iona in Richmond - Photo: John Gordon

Mountain Bluebirds
Location: 1 male bird on beach near observation tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: March 23-30 (Roger Meyer, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds in empty lot on Queens Way next to Coastal Ford - Squamish
Reported: March 20 (Ben Keen)

Location: 1 Male on driftwood past the big bend where the gravel path goes into the marsh at Brunswick Point. Seen also by vineyard near farmhouse and cottonwoods. Last seen as of 4pm in the farm cornfield 200m East of the flag on the dyke at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 19 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)

Male Mountain Bluebird at Centennial Beach in Delta - Photo: Pascale Charland

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On the main grass area of Whytecliff Park with Robins - West Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Derek Kilby)

Vaux's Swifts (Early)

Location: 3 birds flying over Hwy 1 near the Cypress Bowl exit - West Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Derek Kilby)

Location: 2 birds flying over Langara Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: March 24 (Connor Buckley, Mike Fung et al.)

Vaux's Swift over Southlands - Photo: Connor Buckley

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 bird in winter plumage, on rocks beside the crab pier at Jericho -Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Snow Bunting in winter plumage in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Fung
Location: 1 male in formative plumage on South Jetty just past 1st shelter, seen between marker 120-140 at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 25-30 (Alex Dobrzanski, m.obs)

First-cycle Male Snow Bunting in Formative Plumage at Iona - Photo: Peter Candido

Rock Sandpiper
Location: Feeding on beach beside boat launch at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: March 27-29 (Roger Meyer et al., m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Point Roberts, WA - Photo: Frank Lu

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 72nd St Dyke at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: March 25-28 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Pitt River Dyke, 1.5 Km north of DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 25 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 1 by pond on the west side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 24 (Rob Lyske)

American Tree Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

White-winged Crossbills ( 7 birds - Late Report - No Photo)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 20 (Michael Sather)

White-throated Sparrow (No longer reportable in April)
Location: 1 tan-morph bird by feeders across from warming hut at Reifel and at Alaksen - Ladner
Reported: Jan 14-March 26 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Tan-morph White-throated Sparrow at Reifel - Photo: Nobert Sharp

Green Heron (No longer reportable in April)
Location: 1 bird at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Nov 1- April 1 (Cos van Wermeskerken, mobs)

Green Heron in Langley - Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Swamp SparrowLocation: Thacker Marsh (Hope)
Reported: March 23 (Chris McDonald)

WESTERN BLUEBIRD (1 male)
Location: On fence line on west side of the 100 block of Columbia Valley Rd with 2 Mountain Bluebirds past Cultus Lake
Reported: March 20-21 (Ed Klassen, m.obs) For more info click Here

Male Western Bluebird in Columbia Valley - Photo: Nobert Sharp

White-throated Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at private home near E 30th and John St - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 10- March 25 (Barry Price)

Location:1 tan-morph bird on the Stanley Park Seawall near wooden bridge between 2nd and 3rd beach - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 8-March 19 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in bushes at east end of central field at Everett Crowley Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 18 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 1 bird at private home on 36th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: March 18 (Kim Bose)

RBA: TUFTED DUCKS (See main page)

Location: 1, 2nd Year male in swimming pool at New Brighton Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 14-19 (Daphne Lang, m.obs)

2nd Year Male Tufted Duck in Vancouver - Photo: Brian Stech
Location: NW Inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 1-March 13 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Adult Male Tufted Duck in Richmond - Photo: Alberto Vilca

Whimbrel 
Location: Compensation lagoon and also seen at the base of North side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 29-March 19 (Tom Plath et al., m.obs)

Photo: Hui Sim

Redhead (1)
Location: Sardis Park - Chilliwack
Reported: March 18 (Jonathan Pap)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds
Location: 3 males in mixed blackbird flock at 3631-34th St. Also seen in trees on River Rd near the Westham Island Rd bridge and at 3500-3600 River Rd - Delta
Reported: Feb 25-March 16 (Karen Wosilait, m.obs)

3 Male Yellow-headed Blackbirds in Delta - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Bohemian Waxwings (2)
Location: Eating berries on north side of Ferguson Rd between the horse stable and gravel pit with yellow gate and "no drone sign". Also seen on Shannon Rd Dyke off Ferguson Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 13-14 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 sub-adult bird on Sharpe Rd between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Connecting Rd and seen in the tree at the corner of Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd. Also seen along Rannie Rd. - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 15-March 12 (Frank Lu, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Frank Lu

RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL (See main page)
Location: 1st winter bird at south end of turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 24-March 9 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Green Heron
Location: 1 bird at 53rd Ave and Balaklava St - Vancouver, BC
Reported: March 3 (Bridget Spencer)

Redheads
Locaion: 1 male and 1 female on south pond at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 25-March 11 (Len Jellicoe, m.obs)

Turkey Vulture
Location: Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: March 10 (Ben Keen et al.)

Prairie Falcon 
Location: On Connecting Rd between McKechnie and Sharpe Rds. Also seen on Sharpe Rd between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 30-March 9 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech

White-winged Crossbills (4)
Location: At the start of the Hyannis Connector Trail on the Seymour River side before the intersection with the Bridle Trail. (Trail begins at the end of Hyannis Drive) - North Vancouver
Reported: March 8 (Janet King)

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Location: 1 male in mixed starling flock at Holly Park at 108ave and 148 St - Surrey
Reported: March 7 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Ruddy Turnstone
Location: 150-300 m east of the large white rock near White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Jan 6-March 8 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Photo: Denise Kitson

Common Teal 
Location:  In compensation lagoon at north side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 1-3 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Rusty BlackbirdLocation: 1 male at Turf farm on 72 nd St - Delta
Reported: Nov 28 (Yousif Attia) to March 2 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Male Rusty Blackbird at Turf Farm - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 2 first winter birds at turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Jan 22-March 2 (Mike Bentley, m.obs)

1 of 2 first winter birds on 72nd St in Delta - Photo: Cole Gaerber
Location: 1 adult in a field at Burns Drive and 96th St - Delta 
Reported: Dec 6 (Danny Tyson) to March 1 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Adult Glaucous Gull at Burns Dr and 96th St in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

White-throated Sparrow
Location: In the wetland field south of the historic barn at the Huston Trail entrance to Derby Reach Regional Park - Langley.
Reported: March 1 (Dan Tyson)

RBA: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1 male)
Location: At the west end of 75th Ave at the eastern edge of Marine Drive Golf Course, which is directly east of McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 11/16 (Bridget Spencer) to Feb 28/17 (Rob Butler, m.obs)


Adult Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Photo: Raymond Ng
Western Tanager (1 female)
Location:  Feeder is viewable from street at corner of  E 30th and John St - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23-25 (Barry Price)
*Please be respectful of private home and residences in the area and do not enter yard.*

White-throated Sparrow
Location: 1 tan-morph bird under the main feeders at Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 21-Feb 25 (Chris Van Walleghem, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult on telephone pole on Fadden Rd, south of Vye Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 25 (Tom Beeke et al., m.obs)

Golden Eagle
Location: In tree on North side of Campbell Rd east of Interprovincial Hwy (Sumas Prairie)
Reported: Jan 28-Feb 25 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Golde Eagle in Abbotsford - Photo: Raymond Ng

Redhead
Location: 1 male Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 22-23 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Turkey Vultures (Early)

Location: 1 flying North over 2nd Narrow's Bridge - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23 (Patrick Tafts)

Location: 1 Flying North and landed briefly in grassy area beside the parking lot off River Rd near the pond - Richmond
Reported: Feb 18 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Turkey Vulture flying over Terra Nova - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Swamp Sparrow (2)

Location: In bushes halfway between parking lot and first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 19-Feb 23 (Ilya Povalyaev et al., m.obs)

Location: Base of blue tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 13-Feb 23 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

1 of 2 Swamp Sparrows at Reifel - Photo: Blair Dudeck

Rusty Blackbird 
Location: 1 male with Brewers along Westham Island Road just south of Tamboline Road - Delta
Reported: Feb 17 (Dan Tyson)

Pine Grosbeak (1)
Location: Near feeders at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 17-18 (Alice Korfman, m.obs)

Photo: Sarah Kauffman

American Tree Sparrows
Location: In tree near the first bench (from the parking lot) also seen between the two benches and past first bench on field side of dyke at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 10-Feb 18 (Liron Gerstman and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
  
Photo: Melissa Hafting

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Private Home - New Westminster
Reported: Jan 15-Feb 17 (Rob Butler)

Glaucous Gull
Location: Glen Valley (Lefevre Rd)
Reported: Feb 16 (John Vooys)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Road into Alaksen - Delta
Reported: Feb 16 (Mike Tabak)

Cinnamon Teals (3 males and 2 females)
Location: In ditch at 127A and Colebrook Rd - Surrey
Reported: Jan 2-Feb 12 (Janice Melendez, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

American Tree Sparrow (2)
Location: On the south side of Boundary Bay Dyke between 72nd St entrance and electrical fenced off area - Delta
Reported: Feb 8 (Liz Stewart)

Photo: Liz Stewart

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (1)
Location: Prefers to not disclose - Abbotsford
Photos can be viewed HERE
Reported: Feb 2 (Wes Aslin)

ROCK WREN
Location: Walk towards the farmhouse at the big bend, until you see a little bridge between the dyke and the farmhouse. The bird is foraging on the logs on the beach side of the dyke at Brunswick Point - Delta
Map to location HERE
Reported: Dec 16-Feb 2 (Emily Tsai and Steven Chen, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

RBA: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
Location: 1 immature Female in birch and cedar trees with sapwells near 5174 Winskill Drive - Tsawwassen
Directions to where it was seen on Jan 12th: Go through the public path off the dead end of Winskill Dr. that leads to 52nd St. Cross the street, once you come out of the path and the bird was in the tree with sapwells directly across from the path.
Map HERE
Reported: Dec 27-Feb 1 (Mandy Lu, Bill Kinkaid, Paul and Rosemary Clapham, m.obs)
Please be respectful of private residences in area
 

Immature Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Photo: Mandy Lu
Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 bird perched on tree along Marion Rd near #5 Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 29 (Raymond Ng)

Swamp Sparrows
Location: 400m west of the 72 St dyke access at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reorted: Jan 28 (Cole Gaerber)

Glaucous Gulls (2, first winter birds)

Location: 1 bird seen on the roof of the shipyard near the gravel parking lot, near the river and Pajos at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24-28 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Immature Glaucous Gull at Garry Point - Photo: Mandy Lu
Location: 1 bird seen in field with large pond near main parking lot at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 22 (David Tang)

1 of the 2, 1st Winter Glaucous Gulls at Garry Point-Photo: David Tang

Redheads (3, 1 Drake and 2 Hens)
Location: At New Brighton Park, immediately East of the Lookout with Lesser Scaup - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 27-30 (Derek Kilby, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 30 birds feeding on crabapples on centre dyke trail  and small flock last seen on road into Reifeland also in trees by blue tower - Ladner
Reported: Dec 10-Jan 26 (multiple observers, m.obs)

Location: 80 birds on crabapples on road into Alaksen - Ladner
Reported: Dec 28-Jan 24 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 out of 80 Bohemian Waxwings seen at Alaksen on Jan 11th - Photo: Cory McIvor
Location: 1 bird at Terra Nova Rural Park by parking lot off Westminster Hwy in crabapple tree by the sharing farm - Richmond
Reported: Jan 25 (Kate Patton)

BOWA in Richmond - Photo: Kate Patton

Townsend's Solitaire (2)

Location: 1 in a tree at North Sentinel Secondary - West Vancouver
Map to location HERE
Please visit only after 3:30pm Mon-Fri or weekends.
Reported: Jan 23 (Ian Harland)

Location: 1 in berry bushes in the office parking lot off Beedie St near Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 19-Jan 20 (Steve Ansell)

RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH (See main page for more info)
Location: 1 male at 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 7-16 (Chris Buis, m.obs) Click Here for more info

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On the N side of Oliver Rd at the east end of the field at Minnekhada - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 15 (Colin Clasen)

Glaucous Gulls 

Location: 1 First winter bird in field near 47600 block of McGuire Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 8-15 (Ed Klassen) Click Here for more info

Location: 1 adult in a field at 96th St and Burns Drive (off  Ladner Trunk Rd, near Tim Hortons). Last seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 10-13 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs
Location: 12 birds on the field inside of the dyke before the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 15-Jan 14 (Linda Plath, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Golden Eagles

Location: Immature bird in tree along Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 24- Jan 15 (Greg Humphrey, m.obs)

Location: 3rd winter bird in field across from turf farm on 72 St near control tower - Delta
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 13 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

Redheads (2 males)
Location: In Pitt River off the dyke at Grant Narrows parking lot as you look towards Wigeon Creek - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 11-13 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Prairie Merlins

Location: 1 female at the #2 Tee box at McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 10 (Mike Fung et al.)

Female Prairie Merlin in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Fung

Location: 1 Male in field beside the Tim Hortons at 96th St and Ladner Trunk Rd  - Delta
Reported: Dec 15-Jan 7 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Male Prairie Merlin in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird 100 m East of barge on Fraser River on Iona North Jetty. Last seen on the south side of the washrooms - Richmond
Reported: Jan 6-8 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 30-Jan 7 (Bob Moore, m.obs)


ATSP at Iona in Richmond - Photo: Cole Gaerber
Harris's Sparrow
Location: Upper Prairie Rd Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 17-Jan 8 (Daniel Beeke et al.) Click Here for more info

White-throated Sparrow
Location: 1 bird behind Sacred Heart Elementary School on Arthur Drive - Ladner
Reported: January 7 (Jeremiah Kennedy) 

Swamp Sparrow
Locaation: Blue Tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 7 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Redhead (1 male)
Location: On the pond near Lighthouse Park (off Edwards Drive and Ocean View Ct) - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 14-Jan 5 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds (4)

Location: 2 first year males at Brydon Lagoon near wooden bridge between gravel path and main lagoon - Langley
Reported: Jan 2-3 (Jeremiah Kennedy, m.obs)

Locaion: 2 females at Turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 7- Jan 3 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: In berry bushes on north side of Hwy 1 at Caulfield Exit - West Vancouver
Reported: Jan 2 (Derek Kilby)

Harris's Sparrow (Immature)
Location: Foot of 96th St across from 3885 96th St and last seen on North side of dyke west of 96th St and in front of 4165 96th St - Delta
Reported: Dec 27-Jan 2 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Photo: Pascale Charland

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 12 birds seen flying over Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Jan 2 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 1, 2017 (Ilya Povalyaev)