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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

**COVID-19 UPDATES - Tsawwassen First Nations Land is closed to the general public-please do not walk the dyke from the ferry jetty towards Brunswick Point or anywhere on reservation land (41 B St is also closed to traffic). Grant Narrows Park is now closed. Reifel Bird Sanctuary is now closed.**

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

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

*Iona Sewage Lagoons are temporarily closed*

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (1 juvenile)
Location: Coming to bird feeders at side yard of 1989 Dunstone Place and 1991 Dunrobin Crescent - North Van
Reported: July 7-12 (Brad Hogg, m.obs)
**Please view from public street only. Please be respectful of private property, do not trespass and do not block driveways**
Juv Black-billed Magpie in North Vancouver - Photo: Evan Larson

Northern Shrike (late)
Location: On Ferguson Rd near Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: May 7-July 12 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)
Northern Shrike in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

VEERY (2)
Location: HERE on dyke near the end of McDonald Rd - Agassiz
Reported: June 18-July 11 (John Vooys, m.obs)

Trumpeter Swans (2) *late*

Location: 1 at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Rosedale
Reported: June 1-July 11 (Jim Gaull, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Squamish River Estuary seen in multiple locations, mostly in the central channel - Squamish
Reported: June 19- July 8 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Trumpeter Swan in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

American White Pelicans 

Location: 40 on the mud off the first benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 10 (Kate Paton)

Location: 45 itting on mud at the end of Williams Rd - Richmond
Reported: July 9 (Shae Turner)

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (1)
*Please do not use any playback on this endangered species*
Location: 1 HERE at Surrey Bend Regional Park - Surrey
Reported: May 8-July 2 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)
*Trail is flooded wear boots*
Yellow-breasted Chat in Surrey - Photo: Frank Lin

Redhead (1 male)
Location: Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: July 2 (Gabi Cuff)

American White Pelicans

Location: 30 flying north over Squamish River Estuary 
Reported: July 1 (Thor Veen)

Location: 16 flying n over Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 30 (Shae Turner)

Location: 12 flying south over Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 29 (Sadia Ramirez)

Location: 28 flying north over Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: June 29 (Alwyn Slabbert)

Location: 30 flying north over Jericho Beach - Vancouver
Reported: June 29 (Janice White)

Location: 30 flying south over Shady Island - Richmond 
Reported: June 28 (Dave Gibbins)

Location: 3 flying south over Balaclava St - Vancouver
Reported: June 24 (Evan Larson)

Location: 13 flying south over Iona - Richmond
Reporetd: June 24 (Ben Freeman)

Location: 20 flying north Terra Nova and later over Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 21-22 (Sean Bromilow, Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: 45 last seen on mudflats just west of the first bench at Brunswick Point. Also seen flying south over Centennial Beach. Previously seen flying N over the ferry jetty and seen on the Fraser River off River Rd near 34th St - Delta
Reported: June 14-20 (Kathleen Fry et al., m.obs)

Location: 21 flying north over Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: June 17 (Ken Borrie)

Location: 21 flying south over 88th St at Boundary  Bay - Delta
Reported: June 17 (Leo Mercado)

Location: 12 flying north over Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: June 17 (Debbie Upton)

Location: 24 flying south overnight Brae Island - Langley
Reported: June 16 (Dan Tyson)
American White Pelicans in Richmond - Photo: Sadia Ramirez

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On the powerlines on Lickman Rd between South Sumas Rd and the railway tracks - Abbotsford
Reported: June 28 (Gord Gadsden) 

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 24 (Peter Candido)

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: HERE on the west side of Government Rd, 100m south of Ross Rd - Brackendale
Reported: June 16-23 (Christopher Di Corrado, m.obs)
Ovenbird in Squamish - Photo: Cole Gaerber


Golden-crowned Sparrow (1) late*
Location: HERE near Whytecliff Park - West Vancouver
Reported: June 20-21 (Ken Wright)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 on east mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: June 21 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 19 (Lee Harding)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: On mudflats near 2nd benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 17 (Zach Westfall, m.obs)

YELLOW-BREASTED CHATS (3) 
*Please do not use any playback on this endangered species*

Location: 1 HERE on the Rotary Trail - Chilliwack
Reported: June 3-13 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: May 27 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen HERE. Previously in brambles between N and S outer Ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 25-26 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Redheads

Location: 1 at the NE corner of Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: June 11 (Edward Nygren)

Location: 2 on east mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 27-June 10 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)
Redheads in North Van - Photos: Rob Lyske

American White Pelicans

Location: 45 flying north over Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: June 10 (David Hoar)

Location: 12 flying N over Marine Dr heading towards Crescent Beach - Surrey
Reported: June 9 (Robert Drew)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 pn Ferguson Rd near horse stables - Richmond
Reported: June 7 (Aaron Gaffney)

Location: On the road to the west of 16100 Blundell Rd - Richmond
Reported: June 4 (Grant Edwards)

Trumpeter Swan (1) *late
Location: Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 6 (Rick Zapf)

Black-and-white Warbler (1)
Location: HERE along Ashlu Trail (600m North of the Ashlu recreation site - Squamish
Reported: June 1 (Cole Gaerber)

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Sunshine Valley off Hwy 3 at the edge of the lake near the ice rink which is north of the highway - Hope
Reported: June 1 (Larry Hooge, m.obs)
Sabine's Gull near Hope - Photo: Larry Hooge
American White Pelicans 

Location: 17 flying south over Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 1 (Raymond Liu)

Location: 24 last seen by the first bench at Brunswick Point. Previously seen flying over 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 31 (Doug Bamford et al., m.obs)
American White Pelicans in Delta - Photo: Brian Avent
Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 last seen by maintenance work yard. Previously seen on Wilson Farm Dyke Trail near Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 2-31 (Mike Farnworth, m.obs)

Location: 2 by the coach house at Cecil Green Park at UBC-Vancouver
Reported: May 23-28 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 2 along the Squamish Terminal rail tracks off 3rd Ave - Squamish 
Reported: May 16-23 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

GREAT EGRETS (3)

Location: 1 in front of washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 29 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 1 seen HERE and HERE spit at Blackie Spit - Surrey 
*best views by scope*
Reported: May 26-28 (Martin Gebauer, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the slough halfway down Beaver Creek Dog Dyke - Langley
Reported: May 24 (Tammy B.)
Great Egret in Surrey - Photo: Zach Westfall

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (3)
Location: HERE at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: May 18-26 (Katya Kondratyuk, m.obs)
White-faced Ibis in Surrey - Photo: Katya Kondratyuk

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 3 at SE inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 26 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Location: 1 female HERE at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: May 25-26 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 male in small pond across from main parking lot at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: May 24 (Frank Lin, m.obs)
Red-necked Phalarope in Langley - Photo: Frank Lin

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 1 male at the NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19-25 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Location: 3 HERE at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: May 23-25 (Edie Bijdemast) 
Wilson's Phalarope in Richmond - Photo: Jo-Anne Braconnier

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 in the NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 12-25 (Evan Larson and Paul Clarke, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the park street marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 25-May 21 (Mark Stevens)

Location: 1  at pond on 8th ave hiking trail west of 240th St - Langley
Reported: May 18 (Aziza Cooper)

Location: 1 at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 11 (Dan Pontalti)
Solitary Sandpiper at Iona - Photo: Sabine Decamp 

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Last seen on mudflats by second benches. Previously in dirt field by 2nd benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 23-24 (Graham Sorenson and Kristina Hick, m.obs)

Red Knots

Location: 1 at 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 24 (Graham Sorenson et al.)

Location: 5 at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: May 21 (Zach Westfall)

Location: 1 past second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 19 (Liron Gerstman, m.obs)
Red Knots in Delta - Photo: Zach Westfall

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (20)
Location: On May 23- 1 bird last seen HERE sitting on the mudflats on the south side of the south jetty halfway between the base and first shelter (100m out) at Iona. On May 20-22nd-3 were last seen HEREOn May 19th were HERE on Sea Island across from 2860 River Rd. On May 18th, 4 birds were seen flying N over Terra Nova after briefly touching down HEREOn May 13th flying north over Garry Point Park heading towards Terra Nova. Earlier in the day were seen briefly sitting HERE at Terra Nova. On May 12th they were seen flying north over the Fraser River towards Musqueam Lands. Also on May 12th were seen flying south over the Iona inner ponds towards YVR airport control tower - Richmond
Reported: May 12-23 (Wayne Diakow and Paul Clarke et al., m.obs)
White-faced Ibis in Richmond - Photo: Devin de Zwaan

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: HERE at Squamish River Estuary; where 3rd Ave meets the railway tracks at the port entrance - Squamish 
Reported: May 22-23 (Jimmy Abbott, m.obs)
Video by Chris Dale can be viewed here
White-faced Ibis in Squamish - Photo: Christopher Di Corrado

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: HERE at Squamish River Estuary 
Reported: May 22-23 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Mountain Bluebird in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

SABINE'S GULLS (54) *scope needed*
Location: Viewed from bridge at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: May 22 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)
54 Sabine's Gulls in North Vancouver - Photos: Liron Gertsman

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: HERE in field near Prest Rd - Chilliwack 
Reported: May 22 (Dave Beeke)
White-faced Ibis in Chilliwack - Photo: Dave Beeke

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Heading downstream on the Coquihalla River at Thacker Park - Hope
Reported: May 21 (Gord Gadsden)

Vesper Sparrow (2)
Location: HERE on Callaghan Rd - Whistler
Reported: May 9-21 (Liz Barrett)
Vesper Sparrow in Whistler - Photo: Liz Barrett

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 on HERE on Merilees Trail at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 19 (Allan Jensen)

Location: 2 HERE at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: May 15 (Edie Bijdemast)

Location: 10 at Hope Airport
Reported: May 9-14 (Larry Hooge et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 west of Appel Rd on the dyke - Agassiz
Reported: May 9-14 (Murray Brown)

Location: 6 on fence on Fore Rd at the DND property - Abbotsford
Reported: April 26-May 13 (Klaus Molthagen, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Lower Seymour Demonstration Forest - North Van
Reported: May 11 (Norm Lee)

Location: 1 near Catbird Slough parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 11 (Peter Nuji)

Location: 1 on east beach at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 10 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 HERE at Surrey Bend Regional Park - Surrey
Reported: May 8 (Roger Foxall and Keith Riding)

Location: 2 HERE on 224th St - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 30-May 6 (Chris Thomas, m.obs)

Location: 1 on airport fence south of Grauer Rd - Richmond
Reported: May 5 (Tom Plath)

Location: 1 HERE on McCleery Golf Course (Public are only permitted on course until 8 am and on the back 9 holes only!) - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 2 at the Page Rd parking lot at Matsqui Trail Regional Park- Abbotsford
Reported: April 29-May 2 (Len and Dian Jellicoe)

Location: 1 on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 1 (Shana and Kevin Wagner)
Western Kingbird in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Melissa Hafting

American White Pelicans

Location: 18 flying over Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: May 17 (Gabi Cuff)

Location: 32 flying east over Mackie Park - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Robert Holland)

Location: 24 flying south over White Rock Pier
Reported: May 12 (Damon West)
 American White Pelicans in White Rock - Photo: Damon West

BREWER'S SPARROW (1)
Location: HERE at the NW corner of the N outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 17 (Brendan Towes - possibly the bird Cole Gaerber found on May 9th)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 1 between second benches and farm at Brunswick Point - Delta 
Reported: May 7-17 (Kathryn Milligan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Jacob Garvelink)

Location: 1 by outlook at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver 
Reported: May 12 (Ben Freeman)

Location: 1 by love locks statues at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 10-11 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Paulik Park - Richmond
Reported: May 6-10 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on riverside Trail at Surrey Bend Regional Park - Surrey
Reported: May 8 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 HERE at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: May 7 (Kaichi Huang)

Location: 1 near the east side of the Marine Campus in cherry trees at Waterfront Park - North Vancouver
Reported: May 7 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

Location: 1 at East Bench at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: May 6-7 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 2 last seen on north east side of golf course and HERE. Previously seen HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 5-7 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 at private home - Burnaby
Reported: May 7 (Marion Shikaze)

Location: 1 at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 7 (Devin de Zwaan)

Location: 1 at small quarry at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 6 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 1829 Flower Rd - Surrey
Reported: May 5 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on UBC Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: May 3-5 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Park St Marsh - North Vancouver
Reported: May 3-5 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: May 4-5 (Kevin Krebs, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the middle of Iona inner ponds - Richmond
Reported: May 4 (Ben Freeman)

Location: 1 HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 1 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 seen HERE and HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 26 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Dusky Flycatcher in Vancouver - Photo: Kevin Krebs

SWAINSON'S HAWK (1)
Location: Seen flying north from HERE over QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Prayitno Goenarto)
Swainson's Hawk in Vancouver - Photo: Prayitno Goenarto

BREWER'S SPARROW (1)
Location: N side of Hope Airport
Reported: May 14 (Raymond Ng)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: N side of Hope Airport
Reported: May 14 (Dave Beeke)

RBA: DICKCISSEL (1 male)
Location: Private Home - Agassiz
Reported: May 12-13 (Joan Moore)
Dickcissel in Agassiz - Photo: Joan Moore

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1 male)
Location: HERE near duck pond at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 13 (Prayitno Goenarto)
Blackpoll Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Prayitno Goenarto

Tundra Swan (1)
Location: Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: May 10-12 (Edie Bijdemast, m.obs)
Tundra Swan in Surrey - Photo: Frank Lin

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (1)
Location: West end of Hope Airport
Reported: May 12 (Gord Gadsden)

GRAY FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: On fence at the west end of the Hope Airport
Reported: May 12 (Gord Gadsden)

Pacific Golden-Plovers 

Location: 5 in field HERE on Ladner Trunk Rd - Delta
Reported: May 1-12 (Andrew Boycott, m.obs)

Location: Up to 4 at the Turf Farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: April 23-May 3 (Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa Hafting and Roger Foxall, m.obs)
Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: John Gordon

Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: in field HERE on Ladner Trunk Rd near 104th St - Delta
Reported: May 12 (Roger Foxall)

House Wrens

Location: 1 by washrooms near community garden at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 12 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

Location: 8th Ave west of the corner of 232nd St - Langley
Reported: My 9-10 (Aziza Cooper)

Location: 1 by the banding hut at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 8 (Brendan Toews)

Location: 1 last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: April  26-May 4 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 at private home - Bowen Island
Reported: May 1-3 (Ben Keen)

Wandering Tattler (1) *scope required*
Location: On Grebe Islets (Klootchman Park) - West Vancouver
Reported: May 10 (Ken Wright, m.obs)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 female)
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: May 10 (Moose Stoffregen)
Lesser Goldfinch in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: East end of the Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: May 9 (John Vooys et al.)
Loggerhead Shrike in Hope - Photo: Joel Schmidt

BREWER'S SPARROW (1)
Location: HERE at the SW inner pond at Iona -Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)
Brewer's Sparrow in Richmond - Photo: Evan Liarson

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 9 (Ben Freeman) 

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE
Location: 1 last seen at Prospect Point in Stanley Park - Vancouver. Also on My 9th seen HERE at Iona. Previously seen HERE on airport field near large white tent on Ferguson Rd. Previously seen at the Iona sewage ponds entrance gate (near kiosk and sewage plant) - Richmond
Reported: April 30-May 9 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)
Black-billed Magpie in Richmond-Photo: John Gordon

Red Knot (1)
Location: 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 9 (Myles Lamont)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 HERE on Ladner Trunk Rd - Delta
Reported: May 8 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: May 6 (Bryan Stephens)

Location: 1 at Jericho Pond (east of bridge) - Vancouver
Reported: May 5 (Prayitno Goenarto, m.obs)

Location: 3 in pond at Cecil Green Park (being MOA) at UBC - Vancouver 
Reported: Apr 30-May 3 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: 1 in pond on Sheep Paddocks Trail (towards Shaughnessy St) at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 3 (Mari Petznek)

Location: 1 at Memorial Park pond near 41st and Prince Albert - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Janet and Bryan King, m.obs)
Solitary Sandpiper at Memorial Park, Vancouver - Photo: Bryan King

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: HERE on Pemberton-Meadows Rd - Pemberton
Reported: May 7 (Tonette McEwan)

Lazuli Bunting (1 male) *early*
Location: Mtn View Cemetary between 43rd Ave E and Prince Edward St - Vancouver
Reported: May 7 (Sabine Jessen)
Lazuli Bunting in Vancouver - Photo: Sabine Jessen
Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: On beach between washrooms and south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 4-7 (Ben Freeman)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: 1 at Mountain View Cemetary in the south section between 41st and 43rd Ave - Vancouver
Reported: May 6 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)
Vesper Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Bryan King

Black-and-white Warbler (2 males)

Location: 1 HERE - Brackendale
Reported: May 4-6 (Christopher Di Corrado, m.obs)
Directions: Park at end of Birken Rd and follow trail to your right which brings you to the railway tracks. Turn left at the tracks and walk about 500m until you come to a little dirt road on your left. The bird is flying back and forth across the tracks at the dirt road and likes the tallest Hemlock on the other side of the tracks.
*Please be respectful of First Nations Land and enter via the end of Birken Rd*

Location: 1 HERE at the Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: May 5 (Lauren Bruneski)
Black-and-white Warbler in Squamish - Photo: Christopher Di Corrado

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 on turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: April 29-May 5 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 3 in field HERE on Ladner Trunk Rd - Delta
Reported: May 1 (Andrew Boycott, m.obs)
Long-billed Curlew in Delta - Photo: Wayne Diakow

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: May 5 (Gord Gadsden)

GRAY FLYCATCHER (1) *1st record for Metro Van*
Location: 1 HERE on McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: May 3 (Bridget Spencer)
(Public are only permitted on course until 8 am and on the back 9 holes only!)
Gray Flycatcher in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: Flying over East Beach mudflats towards Dollarton Hwy - North Van
Reported: May 3 (Rob Lyske)

American White Pelicans

Location: 1 sitting on Goose Bar Island directly across from the foot of Harris Rd Dyke - Pitt Meadows 
Reported: May 1-3 (Ken willis, m.obs)

Location: 4 flying over Highway 1 near the Vedder Bridge - Chilliwack
Reported: May 3 (Jamie and Gord Gadsden)

Location: 4 flying over Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 2 (Anna Shamsina)
American White Pelican in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Calliope Hummingbird (1 male)
Location: HERE at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Rob Lyske)
Calliope Hummingbird in North Vancouver - Photo: Rob Lyske

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: HERE at the base of south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 1 (Alan Morris)
Say's Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: Alan Morris

House Wrens

Location: 1 HERE on McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: April 30 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 1 by willow near parking lot at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 29 (Ilya Povalyaev)

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIES

Location: 1 last seen in trees across from the BC Fresh parking lot at 7330 Churchhill Street near North 40 Dog Park - Delta
Reported: April 23 (Anthony Bosecke, m.obs)

Location: 1 by picnic tables at Centennial Beach at Boundary Bay Regional Park - Delta
Reported: April 23 (Debbie Upton, m.obs)

Wilson's Phalarope (1 female)
Location: SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 30 (Ben Freeman)

Vesper Sparrows

Location: 1 HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 30 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at the Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 28 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 1 HERE in inner ponds (also seen briefly on pipe nearby) at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 26-27 (Zach Westfall, m.obs)

Location: 1 on breakwater at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison hot Speings
Reported: April 25 (Dave Beeke)
Vesper Sparrow in Richmond - Photo: Zach Westfall

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (43)
Location: On dyke just west of Appel Rd - Agassiz
Reported: April 30 (Murray Brown)

Common Teal (1)
Location: last seen seen in main pond at Maplewood Flats. Previously seen on east mudflats. - North Van
Reported: Jan 31-April 30 (Paul Jeffers, m.obs)

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: On field on DND property on Fore Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: April 29 (Len Jellicoe)

Great Egret (1)
Location: Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: April 29 (Abbotsford-Mission Nature Club)

Clark's Grebe (1) *scope required*
Location: HERE off West Beach - White Rock
Reported: April 28 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Clark's Grebe in White Rock - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 1 female by viewing tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: April 27-28 (David Hoar, m.obs)

Location: 2 at breakwater at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Spring
Reported: April 25 (Dave Beeke)
Mountain Bluebird - Photo: David Hoar

Say's Phoebe 

Location: 2 at the Hope Airport
Reported: April 1-28 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 1 on bushes in the inner pond at Iona near gate to outer pond - Richmond 
Reported: April 14 (fide John Gordon, m.obs)

Location: HERE on fenceposts on 112th St - Delta
Reported: April 4 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
*There is no parking on 112th St please park on Hornby Dr and walk*
Say's Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: John Gordon

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 at the small pond at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE near hole 14 at McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver 
Reported: April 22 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the bank of the Coquitlam River as you head west on the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail, 200m past the junction with the Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 22 (Mike Farnworth)
Solitary Sandpiper in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

American White Pelicans

Location: 3 flying over the Pitt River opposite DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Greg Humphries, m.obs)

Location: 3 at off the spit HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 29 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 12 HERE at Mud Bay - Surrey
Reported: April 27 (Myles Lamont)

Location: 27 Flying NW over Minnekhada Park - Coquitlam 
Reported: April 26 (Monica Nugent)

BLACK-THROATED GRAY X TOWNSEND'S WARBLER (hybrid)
Location: HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Liam Irwin)
A rare Black-throated Gray X Townsend's Warbler hybrid in Vancouver - Photo: Liam Irwin

Red-naped sapsucker (2 males)

Location: 1 HERE on birch tree near stairs and outhouse  at Cecil Green Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on a birch at Garden City Park - Richmond
Reported: April 18 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Red-naped Sapsucker in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Lapland Longspur (2)

Location: 1 HERE with Savannah Sparrows near the N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 20-21 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 1-17 (Jim Abbott)
Lapland Longspur in Richmond - Photo: Pascale Charland

Common Teals

Location: 1 HERE on Kennedy Rd - Pitt Meadows  
Reported: Jan 26-April 21 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Location: 1 on mudflats across from the inner ponds off the Iona causeway - Richmond
Reported: April 17-18 (Ken Willis, m.obs)

 Location: 1 HERE by dyke near Pitt Meadows Airport - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 14 (Chris Thomas)

Location: 1 by the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 4-11 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 HERE at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: April 1 (Sabine Jessen)
Common Teal in Surrey-Photo: Sabine Jessen

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 male)
Location: Private yard - Coquitlam
Reported: April 20 (Moose Stoffregen)
Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Long-billed Curlews


Location: 1 on the East mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 20 (Lowell Orcutt)

Location: 1 in field with horses on Ferguson Rd (near Iona) - Richmond 
Reported: April 15 (Jacob Garvelink)

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 at Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: April 18 (Joe Denham, m.obs)
(*boardwalk is closed*)

Location: 1 last seen HERE. Previously seen  HERE foraging in seaweed on beach and seen HERE on the north side of the Jericho Sailing Center - Vancouver
Reported: April 3-18  (Liam and Nick Irwin, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the ground by the banding station at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 16 (Ken Klimko)

Location: On Pumphouse Trail between Coquitlam River and duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 22-April 12 (Mike Farnworth, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the SE corner of Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: April 1-2 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)
American Tree Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Nick Irwin
Mountain Bluebirds

Location: Up to 20 HEREHERE and HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: March 19-April 17 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 on dyke HERE (near 224th St and 144 Ave) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 14 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 2 HERE on the west side of the Pacific Trail (300 m north of the junction with Spirea Loop) at Surrey Bend Park - Surrey
Reported: April 14 (Frank Lin)

Location: Up to 16 in blueberry fields near Henderson Rd and Columbia Valley Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 18-April 14 (Ed Klassen,m.obs)

Location: Up to 14 at Hope Airport
Reported: March 20-April 12 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Location: 9 last seen HERE in fields near the duck pond on pumphouse trail. Previously in the fields on the south side of Colony Farm Rd-Coquitlam
Reported: March 21-April 10 (David Schutz, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE at Deer Lake Park - Burnaby
Reported: April 7 (Yi Bao)

Location: 7 at the DND property on Fore Rd at Matsqui Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: March 24-April 4 (Ed Klassen)

Location: 4 on dyke 500 m west of the end of 216th St - Maple Ridge
Reported: March 31-April 2 (Ken Willis)

Location: 2 on dyke at Alouette River and Neaves Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 1 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 5 along Mud Bay Rd entrance road between the blueberry field and Hwy 99. Also seen near parking lot at Mud Bay Park - Surrey
Reported: March 23-April 1 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)
Mountain Bluebird in Surrey - Photo: Frank Lin

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 female)
Location: Private yard - Chilliwack
Reported: April 16 (Jamie Gadsden)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1 male) (see main page)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 23-April 15 (Teresa Gagné, m.obs)
Tufted Duck in Burnaby - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Gray-crowed Rosy-Finch (1)
Location: Feeding on dyke HERE (near 224th St and 144 Ave) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 13-15 (Chris Thomas, m.obs)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ken Willis

Green-winged Teal X Blue-winged Teal (1)
Location: Base of the ferry jetty on the N side - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 14 (Debbie Upton)
A stunning hybrid Blue-winged Teal x Green-winged Teal in Delta - Photo: Debbie Upton 

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 13 (Chris Dale)
Swamp Sparrow in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale
WILLET (1) 
Location: Last seen at 88th St. Previously seen at the pilings between 96th-104th St. Also seen at the foot of 104th and at the foot of 96th at Boundary Bay Delta  
Reported: June 30/19-April 11/20 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Willet in Delta - Photo: Liron Gerstman
Prairie Merlin (1)
Location: Across from OWL on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: April 10 (Jo-anne Macdougall)

Redheads

Location: At Blakeburn Lagoons - Port Coquitlam 
Reported: Feb 14-April 9  (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Location: 2 females HERE in pond near the Bill Reid Millennium Amphiteatre - Cloverdale
Reported: Dec 30/19-April 5/20 (Dan Tyson and Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Location: 1 male in slough HERE beside Canada Post on Ferguson Rd - Richmond 
Reported: Feb 22 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Redhead in Cloverdale - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Golden Eagle (1)
Location: Flying over Kawkawa Lake - Hope
Reported: April 8 (Gord Gadsden)

Western Bluebird (1 female)
Location: With Mountain Bluebirds on the fence posts of an abandoned vineyard on Columbia Valley Rd near Henderson Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: April 6 (John Vooys and Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE on the trail near the West Saltmarsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 4-5 (Sue Flecker, m.obs)
Rusty Blackbird at Maplewood Flats - Photo: Sue Fleck

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (27)
Location: Kosikar Rd in Columbia Valley - Chilliwack
Reported: April 5 (Gord and Jamie Gadsden)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: HERE on Colony Farm Rd - Coquitlam
Reported: April 4 (Andrew Boycott and Alanna Froese)
Loggerhead Shrike in Coquitlam - Photo: Andrew Boycott
Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE in reeds between outer ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 4 (Devin de Zwaan)

Horned Lark (2)
Location: Marker 206 on the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 31 (Wayne Diakow)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 2 on fence along South Langley Regional Trail near 8th Ave near 248th St - Langley
Reported: March 25-29 (Aziza Cooper, m.obs)

Location: 2 at the south side of the Spirea Loop Trail at Surrey Bend Park - Surrey
Reported: March 27 (Ken Willis)

Location: 6 in corn fields on South Sumas Rd west of Hopedale Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: March 25 (Dennis Knopp)

Location: 4 on logs 100 m south of viewing tower at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 17-21 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 3 at the east side of Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: March 20 (Len Jellicoe)

Location: 4 in the south slope meadows at the west end of Deer Lake Park - Burnaby
Reported: March 20 (John Preissl)

Location: 2 last seen in west marsh. Also HERE at the east marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: March 19 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 4 in field at Camp River Rd and Standeven Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 13 (Dave Beeke)

1 of 3 Mountain Bluebirds in Delta - Photo: Evan Larson

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1)
Location: HERE by washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 24-27 (Gillian Mitchell, m.obs)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Richmond. - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: 100 m in on the Loop Trail at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Rosedale
Reported: March 25 (Gord Gadsden and Randy Walker)

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: Banford Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 23 (Gord Gadsden)

Blue Jay (1 photographed
Location: Boundary Park - Surrey
Reported: March 22 (fide Cole Gaerber)

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 on the fence of the DND property on Fore Rd at Matsqui Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: March 22 (Klaus Molthagen)

Location: 1 at the east marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: March 21 (Sue Flecker)
Say's Phoebe at Maplewood Flats - Photo: Sue Flecker

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 adult male)
Location: HERE on hemlocks on east side of third beach parking lot at Stanley Park - Vancouver 
Reported: March 16-18 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

Common Teals

Location: 1 at Harbourside Park - North Van 
Reported: March 4-19 (John Kalman)

Location: 1 in Cheam Slough near Tuttyens Rd - Aggasiz
Reported: March 7 (Murray Brown)

Location: 1 at main pond at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: March 5-6 (Graeme Stevens, m.obs)

Location: 1 in slough at 4118 Dawson St - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 25-March 3 (Mike Boyd)

Location: 1 at the base of the Coal Port Jetty - Delta 
Reported: March 1 (Mike Klotz)

Common Teal in Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

Snow Buntings (3)

Location: 1 in field by 2nd benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 16 (Andy Perrett)

Location: 1 between marker 140-240 on the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 6-9 (James Linde, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey 
Reported: March 8 (Devin de Zwaan)
Snow Bunting in Richmond - Photo: Jacob Garvelink

Rock Sandpiper (1)
Location: Last seen on rock jetty near marina. Previously seen near light beacon with Black Turnstones at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts 
Reported: March 12 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Rock Sandpiper in Point Roberts - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Northern Goshawks

Location: 1 juv last seen HERE on the Raptor Trail at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 14/19-March 12/20 (John Peetsma, m.obs)

Location: 2 juvs seen on the east dyke and at house pond at Reifel - Ladner 
Reported: Nov 5/19-March 1/20 (Gerard Duncan & Robyn Radcliffe, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk in Tsawwassen - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Golden Eagle (2)
Location: 1 last seen on Campbell Rd between McDermott and Marion Rd and 1 at Interprovincial and No. 5 Rd - Abbotsford 
Reported: Dec 6/19-March 11/20 (Raymond, Ng)

Golden Eagle in Abbotsford - Photo: Raymond Ng

Gyrfalcons

Location: 1 subadult on Fadden Rd south of Wells Line Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: March 9 (Raymond Ng)

Location: 1 juv last seen on Vye Rd in Abbotsford. Previously seen in cottonwood on McGuire Rd near Chilliwack River Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 17-March 7 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: March 7 (Henry Wall)

Glaucous Gull (4 first-winter birds)

Location: 1 seen on turf farm on 72nd St and also seen in field east of 72nd St near 36th ave. 1 seen in field near airport tower by the 72nd St turf farm. 1 seen HERE on  Burns Dr and 96th St - Delta
Reported: Feb 16-March 6 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 on McDermott Rd - Abbotsford
Reporeed: March 2 (Gord Gadsden)

1 of 3 Glaucous Gulls in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Last seen on Middleton Rd near Koerner Rd. Previously seen on Connecting Rd and also on McKechnie Rd. Also seen on the dyke on the Alouette River at the end of Sharpe Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 24/19-March 5/20 (Greg Humphrey, m.obs)

Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Townsend's Solitaire (2)

Location: 1 eating berries HERE at loading dock behind Biodiversity Centre at UBC. Also seen on Arbutus HERE at Forest Sciences Centre - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 14-March 5 (Devin de Zwaan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Grouse Mountain - North Vancouver 
Reported: Feb 9 (Charl Stafleu)
Townsend's Solitaire at UBC - Photo: Jacob Garvelink

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
Location: With RWBL flock on River Road just west of 41B St. - Ladner 
Reported: Feb 26-March 5 (Diane Kehoe, m.obs)
Yellow-headed Blackbird in Ladner - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Red Knot (1)
Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St. Also seen at the foot of 96th St. at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 26-March 3 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs) 
Red Knot in Delta (rare in winter) - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Steller's Jay (Interior Subspecies)
Location: Wooden bridge at Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 1 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)
Interior Steller's Jay in Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: Flying over SW corner of Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Feb 29 (Rob Lyske)

Rufous Hummingbird (1) *early*
Location: Private Home - Point Roberts 
Reported: Feb 28 (Ken Klimko)

Common Teals

Location: 1 west of the restaurant at Rocky Point Park - Port Moody
Reported: Feb 22-24 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen at Ceperley Meadow opposite playground. Also seen HERE at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 12-22 (Frank Lin, m.obs)

Turkey Vulture (1)
Location: Flying over Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 24 (Edward Nygren)

Northern Goshawks

Location: 1 juv HERE at Memorial South Park (5955 Ross St) at the south end of the red cedar grove next to the walking track - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 20-21 (Jorden Wolfe-Tracks, m.obs)

Location: 1 Juv on the road to the Squamish Estuary spit near the Chelem Trail - Squamish
Reported: Jan 18 (Chris Dale)

Prairie Merlin (1 male)
Location: Off 64th St near 34th ave - Delta
Reported: Feb 21 (Kevin Louth)

Gyrfalcons

Location: 1 juv at first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 24/19-Feb 18/20 (Olaf Kringhaug, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult last seen on metal tower at 210 St and Golden Ears Way in Maple Ridge. Also seen on Connecting Rd and on 132 Ave near Neaves Rd and on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows.

Reported: Dec 24/19-Feb 18/20 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult on Sumas Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 9-15 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 adult on Wells Line and McDermott - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 27-Feb 9 (Raymond Ng)

Location: 1 juv on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows 

Reported: Dec 24/19-Feb 2/20 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)
Adult Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Raymond Ng

Common Redpolls

Location: 2 with sisking north of the bus loop at the Stanley Park Pavilion - Vancouver

Reported: Feb 18 (Derek Kilby)

Location: 1 HERE in a hemlock on Rawlings Trail at Stanley Park - Vancouver

Reported: Feb 14 (Devin de Zwaan)

Location: 5 birds last seen in alders HERE. Previously seen on the Central Dyke near Grey Tower at Reifel - Delta

Reported: Feb 1-14 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 10 at west pond and by the lookout here at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver

Reported: Feb 8-9 (Sue Flecker, m.obs)

Location: 5 Flying over and calling at Westham Island Rd and Kirkland Rd - Ladner

Reported: Feb 7 (Ilya Povalyaev et al.)
Common Redpoll in Delta - Photo: Rosemary Clapham

Horned Larks (6)
Location: 6 flying over Banford Rd south of Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 17 (Gord Gadsden)

California Scrub-Jays


Location: 2 on York St (and on 221 St) near Dewdney Trunk Rd - Maple Ridge

Reported: Jan 6-Feb 16 (Bruce Di Labio, m.obs)

Location: 1 at feeder at Robertson Elementary School near 46112 Southlands Cres. - Chilliwack

Reported: Feb 16/19-Jan 14/20 (Christian Lodders, m.obs)
T
California Scrub-Jay in Maple Ridge - Photo: Farshad Pourmalek

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: End of Hopedale Rd at the parking lot for Rotary Trail - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 14 (Gord Gadsden)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult)

Location: Swimming near Grebe Islets and Passage Island viewed from Klootchman Park (scope required) - West Vancouver
Reported: Feb 10 (Ken Wright)

Says' Phoebes


Location: 1 at the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Feb 8 (Shawn Lawrence)

Location: Flycatching near yellow barn HERE on 209 St - Maple Ridge

Reported: Feb 3-5 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)
**Do not park on or block farmer's driveway and do not trespass on farmer's land**
Say's Phoebe in Maple Ridge - Photo: John Gordon

American Tree Sparrows


Location: 1 between the first and second benches at Brusnwick Point - Delta

Reported: Feb 3-4 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Location: 2 at the pumphouse east of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Dec 29/19-Jan 24/20 (Melissa Hafting and Bridget Spencer et al.)

Location: 2 by the mansion near 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Jan 4 (Liz Stewart)
American Tree Sparrow at Boundary Bay - Photo: Bridget Spence
Glaucous Gull 
Location: 1 first-winter bird at Bailey Landfill - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 22/19-Feb 3/20 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Cinnamon Teal (2)

Location: Near Purple Martin boxes on East Dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 3 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 male) *Home is open to public by appt **Contact RBA for access*

Location: Private Home - Richmond
Reported: Jan 31 (Linda Koch, m.obs)
**The bird was not seen on Feb 1st**
Male Lesser Goldfinch in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Haftin
Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 in reeds by grey tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Dec 22/19-Jan 31/20 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the start of the Loop Trail at Cheam Lake - Chilliwack

Reported: Jan 18 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 2 on the Chelem Trail - Squamish Estuary
Reported: Nov 1/19-Jan 11/20 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Tree Swallows (1) *early*

Location: Fuller's Slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 29 (Cos van Wermeskerken)

Ancient Murrelets (3)
Location: Off end of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 27 (Ben Freeman)

Golden Eagle

Location: 1 at private home - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 26 (Gord Gadsden)

Glaucous Gull (1 first-winter)

Location: HERE off London Landing fishing pier - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24 (Melissa Hafting)
Glaucous Gull in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Snow Bunting (1)

Location: Along 3rd Ave on west side of road between the bridge and railway tracks (at estuary) - Squamis
Reported: Jan 11-Jan 21 (Bonni Faibairn, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)

Location: HERE on dyke eating berries with Robins at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Jan 19 (Melissa Hafting)
Bohemian Waxwing in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Horned Larks (14)

Location: On Banford Rd south of Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 9-18 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)

Location: Last seen HERE by the SW pond. Previously seen by the grey tower, the east end of the East Dyke and at Fuller's Slough at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 5/19-Jan 11/20 [identified by Ken Wright (first photographed by Tristan Jobin), m.obs]

Black Phoebe in Reifel - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Great Egret (1) 
Location: Last seen at Marion and 5 Rd. Previously seen in the ditch near the Cole Rd rest stop across from Hougan Park and near McDermott Rd and Campbell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 15/19-Jan 11/20 (Nick Balachanoff, m.obs)

Ancient Murrelets (scope required) 


Location: 10 flying past the ferry jetty (towards the USA) - Tsawwassen 

Reported: Jan 10 (Josh Brown)

Location: 12 off Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver 

Reported: Jan 9 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: Up to 72 at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts

Reported: Jan 3-9 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Prairie Merlin (Richardson's)

Location: 1 male HERE near golfcourse on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 8 (Melissa Hafting)
Male Prairie Merlin in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Melissa Hafting
Common Redpoll (3)
Location: Start of East Dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Jan (Tom Plath)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)

Location: Crown and W 11th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 2 (Janice Arndt)

Common Yellowthroat (late)

Location: HERE near Mud Bay - Surrey
Reported: Dec 28/19-Jan 1/20 (Rob Lyske et al.)

Gyrfalcons

Location: 1 juv last seen at Interprovincil and No 5 Rd. Previousy seen at Whatcom Rd and S Parallel Rd - Abbotsford

Reported: Dec 30-Dec 31 (Gord Gadsden et al.)

Location: 1 juv on Kenny Rd near Vye Rd - Abbotsford

Reported: Dec 30 (Gord Gadsden et al.)

Location: 1 Juv flying over Serpentine Fen - Surrey

Reported: Dec 28 (Monica Nugent and Debbie Wheeler)

Location: 1 adult last seen at Prest Rd and Hwy 1. Previously seen at Upper Prairie Rd and Hwy 1 - Chilliwack

Reported: Nov 8-Dec 26 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1 first-winter bird on the east side of White Rock Pier

Reported: Dec 30 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 first-winter bird at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen

Reported: Dec 22 (Richard Swanston)
First-winter Glaucous Gull in White Rock - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)

Location: Newly constructed area of the Discovery Trail on the south side of Willbank Creek Park (near Bateman Rd) - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30 (Gabi Cuff)


Rusty Blackbird in Abbotsford - Photo: Gabi Cuff

Northern Goshawk 

Location: 1 juv on Angus Campbell Rd near S Parallel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30/19 (Gord Gadsden et al.)

American Tree Sparrows


Location: 1 at Island 22 - Chilliwack

Reported: Dec 19-29 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 3 in field just south of Reifel on Westham Island - Delta

Reported: Dec 21 (fide Kathleen Fry)

Redhead (1)

Location: 1 male in pond NW of 176th St and Nicomekl River - Surrey
Reported: Dec 28 (Tom Plath)

Harris's Sparrows

Location: 1 on McDermott Rd between # 5 Rd and Campbell Rd - Abbotsford

Reported: Dec 23 (Ed Klassen)

Location: 1 adult near sports field at Savoy and Sand Sts - Yarrow

Reported: Dec 14-23 (Ed Klassen)

Common Teal (1)

Location: HERE at Macdonald Beach Park - Richmond
Reported: Dec 24 (Dean Smith)

Bohemian Waxwings (2)

Location: Reeves and Camp River Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 14-22 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow (1)

Location: 1at the 1st bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 21 (Jeremiah Kennedy)

Turkey Vulture (1) late*

Location: Hwy 1 and Annis Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 19 (Gord Gadsden)

Golden Eagle (1 juv)

Location: Hwy 1 and Prest Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 19 (Gord Gadsden)

Swamp Sparrows


Location: 1 HERE at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish

Reported: Nov 18- Dec 6 (Chris Dale and Chris Murrell)

Location: 1 near marsh area next to pedestrian overpass near Mackey Rd., Harbourside - N Van

Reported: Dec 1 (John Kalman)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: Viewed from Fraser Foreshore Trail in front of the Creation Technologies Building - Burnaby 
Reported: Dec 14 (Sage Pasay et al.)

MCKAY'S BUNTING (1 female) *LATE REPORT* (See main page)

Location: South side of Ferry Jetty HERE - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 7-12 (Liron Gertsman and Mike Klotz, m.obs)


McKay's Bunting in Delta - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Bohemian Waxwings (2)

Location: West side of Prest Rd between Yale Rd and First Avenue - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 8 (Dave Beeke)

Common Teal (1)

Location: Main pond at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Dec 7 (Quentin Brown)

Gyrfalcons (2)

Location: Sumas Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 30 (John Vooys and Ed Klassen)

American Tree Sparrow

Location: Bridle Path,  Point Grey Golf Course, Southlands - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 30 (Mike Fung)

Prairie Merlin (rare subspecies)

Location: Just past the main gate at Alaksen NWR - Delta
Reported: Nov 28 (Brian Self, m. obs)


Prairie (Richardson's) Merlin in Dela - Photo: Mike Fung

Rusty Blackbird (1)

Location: Port Coquitlam Dyke between Dominion and Prairie Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 25 (Alison Evely)

Northern Goshawks


Location: 1 juv at 72nd Ave, Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Nov 24 (Jo-anne Macdougall)

Location: 1 adult at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby 

Reported: Nov 19-21 (Farshad Pourmalek, m.obs)

Location: 1 juv at 251St and Marshall Ave - Maple Ridge 

Reported: Nov 9 (Jennifer Tayes)

Snow Buntings (4)

Location: End of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 20 (John Vooys and Ed Klassen, m.obs) 

Redhead (1 male)

Location: Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 20 (Gareth Pugh)

GREAT EGRET (1)

Location: Last seen north of the Shook Ave bridge. Also seen at the South end of Hatzic Lake - Mission
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 19 (Allan Finnbogason, m.obs)


Great Egret in Mission - Photo: Allan Finnbogason

Red Knots (2)
Location: In field west of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 18 (Kevin Louth)

Swamp Sparrow

Location: 1 HERE at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 14 (John Peetsma)

American Golden-Plover (1 juv - late)

Location: Seen between 104th St and the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Nov 10-17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)


American Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

RBA: BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1)
Location: Seen HERE and HERE in a mixed flock east of the bridge at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Nov 5-15 (John Gordon and Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)


Blue-Gray Gnatcatcher in North Van - Photo: John Gordon

Warbling Vireo (late)
Location: South of the Shook Ave bridge near Hatzic Lake - Mission
Reported: Nov 15 (Gord Gadsden)

Common Yellowthroat (1) *late*

Location: Foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 13 (Scott Parker)

Snow Bunting (1)
Location: 2nd shelter on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 11 (Scott Wilson)

Red Knot (1) late*

Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St. Previously seen at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31-Nov 10 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Golden Eagle (1)

Location: Dyke Rd and Gray Ave - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 9 (Steve Juhasz)
Golden Eagle in Abbotsford - Photo: Steve Juhasz
Swamp Sparrows 

Location: 1 HERE on Dyke Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 4-8 (Dan Tyson m.obs)

Location: 1 at the first benches at Brunswick Point - Delta

Reported: Nov 2 (Joachim Bertrands)

Swamp Sparrow in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St. Previously seen at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31-Nov 6 (Kevin Louth)

Short-billed Dowitcher (1) late*

Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St with a PESA. Previously seen at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31-Nov 6 (Kevin Louth)

American Tree Sparrows



Location: 4 east of 72nd St HERE at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 26-Nov 6 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 2 near the pumphouse HERE at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 23-Nov 6 (David Hoar)

Location: 1 by the nw inner pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Nov 3-5 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 1 by the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 2 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 at the east marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Nov 1 (Mark Stevens)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 1-3 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Peter Candido

Snow Buntings 


Location: 4 at the top of  Mystery Peak Chair at Mount Seymour - North Van
Reported: Nov 2-3 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Location: 2 near the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 29-Nov 2 (Sachi Snively)

Location: 6 between marker 50-235 on south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 26-Nov 1 (David Hoar, m.obs)

Location: 1 on third beach at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 28 (James Mackenzie, m.obs)

Location: 6 near the taxi pullout of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 26-Nov 2  (Douglas Bamford)
Snow Bunting in Vancouver - Photo: James Mackenzie
Common Redpoll (2) 
Location: On catkins at the south end of the pond near the Terra Nova Rural Playground - Richmond
Reported: Nov 1 (Mike Fung)

Pine Grosbeaks


Location: 1 at top of Mystery Peak Chairlift at Mount Seymour - North Van

Reported: Nov 1 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 at Second pump Peak on Mt Seymour - North Van

Reported: Oct 30 (Keith Riding)

Location: 2 HERE on trail to First Pump Peak on Mt. Seymour - North Van

Reported: Oct 27 (Ilya Povalyaev)

American Tree Sparrows


Location: 1 Here at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver 
Reported: Oct 31 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 30-Oct 31 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 3 HERE south of mound and 1 HERE near pond at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Oct 14-27 (Hank Tseng and Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on pumphouse trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported:  Oct 26 (Colin Clasen)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 in American Pipit flock in field past second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 28 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 HERE near Newport Beach - Squamish
Reported: Nov 1 (Chris Dale)

Location:3 seen between marker 213-240 on the south jetty .
 2  seen near washrooms on sand. at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 13-Oct 27 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: 1 flying over Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Oct 26 (Rob Lyske)
Lapland Longspur in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

Rusty Blackbirds


Location: I female in flock of Blackbirds and Starlings south of the train tracks on 88th St. *They roam from there to the foot of 88th St* - Vancouver

Reported: Oct 31 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 male HERE on wire on Sharpe Rd across from dairy barn - Pitt Meadows

Reported: Oct 26-28 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Rusty Blackbird in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Yellow-headed Blackbirds (2 males)


Location: Boundary Bay Dog Park - Tsawwassen

Reported: Oct 30 (Debbie Hlady)

Location: Near grey tower at Reifel - Ladner 

Reported: Oct 27 (Chris McVittie)

Gray-crowed Rosy-Finches


Location: 7 Hepburn's and 2 Gray-crowned at the summit of First Pump Peak on Mt. Seymour - North Van

Reported: Oct 27-30 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 8 flying over the Howe Sound Crest Trail north of the Lions on Cypress Mtn - West Vancouver

Reported: Oct 26 (Harold Eyster)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Hepburn's) on Seymour - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

BLUE JAY (1)

Location: Private Home - Abbotsford 
*Birders can look for the bird in a green space that is accessed from the west end of the playing field of Ross Elementary School at 2451 Ross Rd during non school hours.*
Reported: Oct 29-30 (Cindy Crepnjak, m.obs)
Blue Jay in Abbotsford - Photo: Cindy Crepnjak

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (1) *open to the public*

Location: 2107 Drew Dr -  Whistler 
Reported: Oct 27-29 (Shawna Mason)
Northern Mockingbird in Whistler - Photo: Shawna Mason

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: Juniper Point - West Van
Reported: Oct 29 (Nicholas Edwards)

Palm Warbler (1)

Location: 200m west of 88 th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 28 (Kevin Louth)

Chipping Sparrow (1 late)

Location: Last seen in the off leash dog area. At the south end of Fell Ave, west of the Marina, near the volleyball court at Harbourside Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27-28 (Joe Denham and John Kalman)

GREAT EGRET (1)
Location: Intersection of Kilgard Rd and North Parallel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 27 (Ian Platt)

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)

Location: SW side of meadow behind the duck pond at QE Park. Also seen in the main quarry garden - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27 (Ian Burgess, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Vancouver - Photo: Ian Burgess 

White-winged Crossbills (3)

Location: Flying over Mystery Peak Chair near the upper parking lot on Mt Seymour - North Van
Reported: Oct 27 (Rob Lyske)

Horned Lark (1-3)

Location: between marker 63-235 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 12-Oct 27 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Richmond - Photo: Mario Lam

Prairie Merlin (1)
Location: Foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 26 (Rick Zapf)

RBA: ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: Last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE at the mansion near 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 19-22 (Laura, Alan and Liz Stewart, m.obs)
Ash-throated Flycatcher in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

California Scrub-Jays (2)

Location: Private home in Clearbrook area - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 19-22 (Jill Koppang)

Vaux's Swift (1) *late bird*

Location: 1 flying over 64th ave and 28th ave - Delta
Reported: Oct 22 (Melissa Hafting)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPERS 


Location: 1 at 88th St  and 1 at 96 th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Oct 19-20 (Zach Westfall and Liron Gertsman)

Location: 3 in the West Field at Reifel - Ladner

Reported: Sept 24-Oct 17 (Neil O'Hara and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 3 at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: October 4-9 (Tom Plath et al.)

Location: 1 at NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Sept 30 (Martin Gebauer)
1 of 3 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at Reifel - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Pacific Golden-Plovers

Location: 2 juv last seen at 104th st previously seen at the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Sept 20-Oct 20 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult last seen at the foot of 104th St. Previously seen at the foot of 96th St also seen in dirt field on 96th St (south of train tracks) at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Sept 9-20 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 juv in muddy field west of Prest Rd on Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 17 (Gord Gadsden)

Location:  1 juv flying and calling over Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 15 (Tom Plath, m.obs)
Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Rosemary Clapham

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (2)
Location: Flying east over Nicomen Slough - Deroche (Mission)
Reported: Oct 19 (Rick Skerry)
2 White-faced Ibis in Deroche - Photo: Rick Skerry


RBA: BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 Juvenile)
Location: Just west of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 25-Oct 19 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)
Bar-tailed Godwit in Delta - Photo: Robert Holland

Yellow-headed Blackbirds (2)

Location: Field HERE on 88th St - Delta
Reported: Oct 19 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)
1 of 2 Yellow-headed Blackbirds in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
American Golden-Plovers
Location: 2 juvs between 96-104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 31-Oct 19 (Mike Toochin and Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the NE sewage lagoon at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Oct 5 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham)

Location: 1  juv at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 15-22 (Richard Swanston)

American Golden-Plover in Delta  - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Lapland Longspurs


Location: 4 at the taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 20-Oct 17 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Location: 1 between baseball and soccer fields at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: October 3-5 (Jacob Garvelink, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Waterfront Park - North Van
Reported: Oct 3-4 (Joe Denham)

Horned Lark (4)

Location: Flying over the Iona washrooms - Richmond
Reported: Oct 19 (Ben Freeman)

Snow Bunting (3)

Location: Flying over the Iona washrooms - Richmond
Reported: Oct 19 (Ben Freeman)

GREAT EGRET (1)

Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 17 (Colin Klassen)
Great Egret in Burnaby - Photo: Colin Klassen

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (1)

Location: Marker 50-125 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 11-16 (Harold Eyster, m.obs)
Clay-colored Sparrow in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Boat launch at Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 15 (David Schutz)

Pine Grosbeak (3)

Location: Summit of Evan's Peak - Maple Ridge
Reported: Oct 14 (Graham Sorenson)

Franklin's Gull (1)

Location: Marker 83 on the mud on the east side of the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 13 (Nicholas Edwards)


Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Banded at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 12 (fide Monica Nugent)

Mountain Bluebirds


Location:  1 at the upper parking lot at Mount Seymour - North Van

Reported: Oct 10 (Mike Klotz)

Location: 1 female flycatching from the fence on the west side of the upper soccer field at Inter River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 8-9 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)
Mountain Bluebird - Photo: Quentin Brown

GRAY-CROWNED ROSY-FINCHES



Location: 3 Feeding near the Mystery Peak Express chairlift on Mount Seymour - North Van
Reported: Oct 9 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the parking lot at Island 22 - Chilliwack

Reported: Oct 9 (Gord Gadsden)
Hepburn's Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in North Van - Photo: Tor Svanoe
Snow Bunting (1)
Location: On pilings between 96-104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: October 9 (Zach Westfall)
Snow Bunting in Delta - Photo: Zach Westfall
Ancient Murrelets 

Location: 2 off Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver

Reported: Oct 9 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 2 at the end of the south jetty at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Oct 5-6 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts

Reported: Oct 1 (Ken Klimko)

Red-necked Phlarope (2)

Location: Green Lake - Whistler
Reported: Oct 8 (Heather Baines)

RBA: BROWN BOOBY (1 adult female) *scope or boat required*
Location: Off the end of the south jetty at Iona - Richmond *possibly seen off Brunswick Point-Delta on Oct 8*
Reported: Sept 21-Oct 5 (Dan Pontalti, Grant Edwards and Rick Zapf, m.obs)
Brown Booby in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Last seen by washrooms and boardwalk at Iona. Also seen at the 1st shelter at Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Oct 6 (Andy and Ellen Stepeniewski, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper (1)

Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 5-6 (Joe Denham, m.obs)
Stilt Sandpiper in Burnaby - Photo: Susan Camp
Horned Larks

Location: 1 at the Taxi pullout at ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 28 (Loren Kliewer)
Location: 1 between 78 and 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 3 flying over Yew Lake at Cypress Mtn. - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 11 (Melissa Hafting, Seb Pardo, Jim Palmer)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: Picnic benches at Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 5 (Larry Cowan)

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)

Location: Flyover at Alouette River Dyke at Harris Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 5 (David Bradley)

Northern Waterthrush (1)

Location: 1/2 km east of Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 5 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays (2)

Location: Dewdney Trunk Rd and Dunbar St also seen on 221 St and Dewdney Trunk Rd - Maple Ridge
Reported: Sept 18-Oct 4 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
1 of 2 California Scrub-Jays in Maple Ridge - Photo: Melissa Hafting

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1)

Location: With Bushtits at the western edge of the parking lot at Walden Park - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 3 (Graeme Stevens)

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKERS 

Location: 1 male on Terra Nova Dyke between Westminster Hwy and Quilchena Gold Course - Richmond

Reported: Oct 2 (Mike Fung et al.)
Location: 1 male HERE at Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 29 (Frank Lin) 

Location: 1 female HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 28 (Sue Flecker)
Red-naped Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

SWAINSON'S HAWK (1)

Location: Viewed from boat launch at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 30 (Gord Gadsden)

Mountain Bluebirds


Location: 4 at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs

Reported: Sept 30 (Gord Gadsden)


Location: 2 at Old Barr's Log Sort at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Sept 29 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 Taxi pullout at Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 28 (Loren Kliewer)
Mountain Bluebird in Delta - Photo: Loren Kliewer
Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 in weeds by dog park at Island 22 - Chilliwack

Reported: Sept 30 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 HERE at Blakeburn  Lagoons - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 28-30 (Larry Cowan)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (3)
Location: feeding on the ground 35 meters north-east of the grizzly pen on Grouse Mt. - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 28-29 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

LARK SPARROW (1)
Location: HERE near Newport Beach - Squamish
Reported: Sept 15-28 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Lark Sparrow in Squamish - Photo: Melissa Haftng

Lapland Longspurs


Location: 2 HERE near Newport Beach - Squamish
Reported: Sept 28 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 just south of first peak on Mt. Seymour - North Van
Reported: Sept 28 (James Mackenzie)

Location: 1 at the base of the n jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 20 (Peter Candido)

Location: 1 on mound behind Museum of Anthropology at Cecil Green Park - UBC

Reported: Sept 20 (Rebecca Verwolf)

Location: 3 between 78 and 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 on beach at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 16 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 2 HERE on the jetty at Ambleside Park - West Van
Reported: Sept 14-15 (Dan Pontalti, m.obs)
Lapland Longspur in Squamish - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Stilt Sandpipers

Location: 4 in the house pond and 2in the west field near gray viewing tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 22-Sept 24 (Shou Ye Gauthier et al.,  m.obs)

Location: 1 at beach grove lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 8-20 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper (far right) in Delta - Photo: Richard Swanston

Gray Catbird (1 late)
Location: By pumphouse at Deboville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 7-20 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 on third peak at Mount Seymour - North Van
Reported: Sept 20 (Evan Larson)

Location: 1 at the south side of the south outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 20 (Mayumi Shibata)

CLAY-COLORED SPARROW (1)
Location: Beside Cecil Green House under tulip tree at Cecil Green Park - UBC
Reported: Sept 19 (Ben Freeman)

VESPER SPARROWS

Location: 1 HERE on the Oceanfront Lands Trail near the Carbon Capture Enterprise Building - Squamish
Reported: Sept 19 (Dan Tyson and Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on the east dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 18 (Andrew Engilis)

Location: 1 on the mound behind the Museum of Anthropology at the NE corner of Cecil Green Park (UBC) - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 14-16 (Sharon and Mike Toochin, Peter Candido)

Location: 1 at Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon 
Reported: Sept 16 (Murray Brown)

Location: 1 on the breakwater jetty HERE in the off leash dog area at Ambleside Park - West Van
Reported: Sept 13-15  (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

HUDSONIAN GODWIT (1)
Location: in muddy field west of Prest Rd on Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 19 (Gord Gadsden)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: Flying over heritage area at Derby Reach Park - Langley
Reported: Sept 18 (Dan Tyson)

LEWIS’S WOODPECKER


Location: 2 birds at 7752-C Pemberton Meadows Rd - Pemberton
Reported: Sept 5-16 (Allen and Tonette McEwan, m.obs)
*Please knock on front door of cream colored house before entering yard to view birds* Please be respectful of private property and other residences*

Location: 1 in tree at slough at the intersection of  Apa and Tyee Rds - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 4 (Ken Klimko)

WANDERING TATTLER (2)

Location: 1 seen between marker 80 and the end of south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 1-15 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 1 seen HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 2 (James Mackenzie)

Wandering Tattler in Richmond - Photo: Mario Lam

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 at the duck pond near the wooden bridge at Jericho - Vancouver

Reported; Sept 15 (Kevin Krebs)

Location: Pond at QE Park near Ont and 37th Ave - Vancouver

Reported: Sept 14 (Liron Gertsman)

Northern Waterthrushes

Location: 1 at the start of east dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 20-Sept 14 (Rebecca Gloat, m.obs)

Location: Banded at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 11 (Debbie Wheeler)

Location: 2 last seen HERE by the arched wooden bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 9-Sept 9 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

Northern Waterthrush in Vancouver - Photo: Shou Ye Gauthier

House Wrens

Location: 1 at the south end of top parking lot between lawn bowling club and parking lot at QE Park - Vancouver

Reported: Sept 14 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at the 2nd benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 27-Sept 2 (Ilya Povalyaev et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 adults with 2 juveniles at a private Home - Bowen Island

Reported: May 7-Sept 1 (Ben Keen)

ALDER FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: Calling south of the Equestrian ring area at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 12 (Gord Gadsden)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (3)
Location: Flying over Yew Lake at Cypress Mtn. - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 11 (Melissa Hafting, Seb Pardo, Jim Palmer

Heermann's Gull (1 adult and 1 juvenile)
Location: On beach at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 10-11 (Ken Klimko and Dan Tyson, m.obs)

American Redstarts

Location: 1 female type HERE in Southlands - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 11 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 1 adult mle by the parking lot at Fitzsimmons Fan Park - Whistler
Reported: Sept 11 (Paul Maury)

Red-necked Phalarope (2)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - West Van
Reported: Sept 11 (Dan Tyson)

Ancient Murrelet (1)
Location: Marker 58 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 10 (Graham Sunderland)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: HERE on the Fraser River Trail in Southlands - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 9 (Bridget Spencer)
Say's Phoebe in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: North side of the outdoor fitness building - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 8 (Graeme Stevens)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds

Location: 1 at the grey tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 7 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 2-4 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull (1)
Location: On beach at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 4 (Ken Klimko)

Lapland Longspur (3)
Location: End of south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 4 (Tak Shibata)

ARCTIC TERN (1)
Location: Off the 2nd shelter on the S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 3 (Evan Larson, m.obs)

Arctic Tern in Richmond  - Photo: Sabine Decamp

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 5 at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 3 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 at beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 1-2 (Richard Swanston)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Flyover at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Wayne Weber)

SABINE'S GULL (1 juv)
Location: Seen at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts. Last seen flying towards ferry jetty in Canada
Reported: Sept 2 (Ken Klimko)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 at outflow by the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Doug Martin et al., m.obs)

Location: 3 birds HERE at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 7-Sept 1 (Kate Paton et al., m.obs)

Horned Larks

Location: 3 on beach by light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 2 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 on logs on Centennial Beach -  Delta
Reported: Aug 31 (Stephanie Plourde)

Horned Lark in Delta- Photo: Stephanie Plourde

Northern Waterthrush 
Location: 1 at the duck pond at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 31 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER 

Location: 1 near pilings between 96-104th St and also in plowed field on 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 1 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 viewed from second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: August 29 (Roger Foxall)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Liron Gertsman
Stilt Sandpiper
Location: 1 in the channel near the Purple Martin boxes at Blackie Spit park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 15-22 (Garreth Pugh)

House Wrens

Location: 1 at the south end of top parking lot between lawn bowling club and parking lot at QE ParLocation: 1 at the woodlot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 22- Aug 31 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: 1 at NE corner of community gardens at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 16-Aug 26 (L. SKillen, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (1) *only our resident Surrey bird is not rare*
Location: Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 31 (Stephanie Plourde)

Photo: Stephanie Plourde

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Ferry birth 5 (not open to public) - Delta
Reported: Aug 31 (Phil Bartley)

BLUE JAY (1)
Location: Heard from the corner of 101 A Ave and 155 Street - Surrey
Reported: Aug 30 (Dan Tyson)

GREAT EGRET (1)
Location: Last seen in Robertson Slough (along entrance Rd) at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 15-26 (fide Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

Great Egret in Delta - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

House Wrens

Location: 6 at Deer and Duck Lane - Point Roberts
Reported: May 23-August 22 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Marker 219 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 14 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 2 in the 4000 block of W. 11th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 5 (Kris Mirski)

Location: 1 HERE at Bonnie Schrenk Park - Surrey
Reported: July 30 (Dan Tyson)

House Wren in Point Roberts - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Solitary Sandpiper

Location: 1 HERE by the arched wooden bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 18 (Allan Jensen, m.obs)

Location: Last seen in the sewage ponds at Iona. Previously seen at the N Jetty (beach side) at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 14-17 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burmaby
Reported: Aug 14 (George Clulow)

Solitary Sandpiper at Lost Lagoon - Photo: Shou Ye Gauthier

Vesper Sparrow (2)
Location: Harrison Lagoon; Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 26 (Ed Klassen)

Redhead (2)
Location: House pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 25 (Joshua Glant and Isabel Desaulniers)

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Last seen at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake. Previously seen at Rugby Fields off Sperling Ave - Burnaby
Reported: July 3-Aug 25 (Frank Konczak, m.obs)

Greater White-fronted Goose in Burnaby - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 1 at N end of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 24 (Heikal Badrulhisham)

Location: 2 at hole #12 Delta Golf Course (11550 Ladner Trunk Rd) - Delta
Reported: Aug 24 (Doug Martin)

Red-necked Phalarope

Location: 2 at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 21 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at NW Waste Water Treatment Plant lagoons - Langley
Reported: Aug 17 (Simon Bernard)

Location: 2 at the  West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 10-12 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 20 (Dave Beeke)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Duck Pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 19 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Western Kingbird in Coquitlam - Photo: David Schutz
Wandering Tattler (1)
Location: Passage Island (accessible only by boat) - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 17 (Ken Wright)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Harrison Lagoon  then flew towards boat launch - Harrison Hot Springs
Date: August 17 (Jonathan Pap)

Ruddy Turnstones

Location: 1 adult and 1 juv last seen off 96th St. Previously seen off 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 18-Aug 16 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult on mudflats viewed from second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 27-July 30 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Wilson's Phalarope (2)
Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 10 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: HERE at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 9 (Mike Klotz)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)

Location: Flying south over the mudflats at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 8 (Joachim Bertrands)

Red Knots

Location: 1 at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 8 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 on mudflats viewed from second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 28-Aug 4 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (only the resident bird in Surrey is not rare in Metro Van)

Location: 1 on Kings Links Golf Course at the foot of 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Aug 7 (fide Liron Gertsman)

Location: 1 at Pitt Meadows Airport - Pitt Meadows
Reported: July 29 (Larry Cowan)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 5 (Tristan Jobin)

Franklin’s Gull (2 Juveniles)

Location: Iona Beach by the washrooms - Richmond
Reported: Aug 5 (Peter Lypkie et al.)

Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 2 (Martin Gebauer)

Immature Franklin’s Gull in Surrey - Photo: Martina Gebauer

Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Location: 1 at the SW corner of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 3-4 (Heikel Badrulhisham, m.obs)

American White Pelican (1)

Location: Last seen on mudflats off the second benches at Brunswick Point. Previously seen flying over Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 30-Aug 4 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

American White Pelican in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Marbled Godwits (up to 14)

Location: Last seen on the mudflats at Brunswick Point Previously at the ferry jetty compensation lagoon and at the West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 29-Aug 4 (Kathleen Fry and Kristina Breit, m.obs)

RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 male)

Location: Private Home - Agassiz
Reported: June 14-Aug 1 (Kevin Jones)

Lesser Goldfinch in Agassiz - Photo: Kevin Jones

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)

Location: Bridal Trail near Bear Mountain at East Sector Park - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 1 (Gord Gadsden)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (1 adult male) *4th record for Metro Vancouver*

Location: Feeder at Richmond Nature Park near seed feeders - Richmond
Reported: July 31 (Melissa Hafting and Gaelen Schnare, m.obs)

Black-chinned Hummingbird in Richmond - Photo: Peter Candido

Brown Pelican (1)

Location: Sitting on the water at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts. Could also be seen scoping south from Tsawwassen ferry jetty in Delta.
Reported: July 30 (Brian Avent, m.obs)
Brown Pelican in Point Roberts - Photo: Lanaye Baxter
Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: HERE at Pacific Spirit Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 29 (David Nussbaumer)

Red-necked Phalarope (1)

Location: On mudflats off second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 29 (Liron Gerstman and Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover (2)

Location: on mudflats viewed from second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 28-29 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Bank Swallow (1)
Location: S outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 23-24 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

House Wrens


Location: 1 at Box #112 at Centennial Beach - Delta

Reported: May 5-July 19 (Ilya Povalyaev and Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Cypress Mtn - West Vancouver

Reported: July 13 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location: One bird at the 1 km sign on Pavilion Trail (between the rowing dock and playing fields) at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby

Reported: July 3-13 (Frank Konczak, m.obs)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 female with hybrid RBSA X RNSA fledglings)
Location: At the Mountain Ash tree 50 m west of the South Creek Trail at Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: June 10-July 20 (Sage Pasay, m.obs)

Female Red-naped Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Rosemary Clapham

Franklin’s Gull (1 adult)

Location: Resting on lawn at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: July 16-17 (fide Roger Foxall, m.obs)

RBA: COMMON RINGED PLOVER (2nd Record for BC) 

Location: 1 SY male HERE at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: July 14-16 (Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa Hafting, Mike and Sharon Toochin, Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Common Ringed Plover in Delta - Photo: Peter Candido

VEERY (1)

Location: Last seen HERE and previously HERE on the Fort to Fort Trail - Langley
Reported: July 10-14 (Brian Avent et al., m.obs)

Veery in Langley - Photo: Marilyn Olson
Lewis’s Woodpecker (1) *4WD required*
Location: 100 ft up from the entrance to the upper trailhead at Brandywine Meadows - Whistler
Reported: July 13 (Ben Keen)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (7)

Location: On mudflats and fields near second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 29-July 11 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1) *See Main Page*

Location: By the intersection of Wilson Farm Dyke Trail and Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: July 9 -10 (Hank Tseng, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Coquitlam - Photo: Hank Tseng

CLARK'S GREBE (1)

Location: 200 m west from White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: July 3-8 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Clark’s Grebe in White Rock - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 

Common Terns (6)
Location: Viewed from boat off Westham Island - Delta
Reported: July 8 (Guy Monty)

Baird’s Sandpiper (1)

Location: Peak of Flatiron - Hope
Reported: July 8 (David Bell and Siobhan Darlington)

Least Flycatcher (1)

Location: HERE on the Avalon Trail at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: June 19-July 7 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Wilson’s Phalarope (1)

Location: West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 29- July 6 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Red Knot (1)

Location: Flying over the fields between first and second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 30-July 3 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Bank Swallow (1)

Location: West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: July 2 (Joshua Brown)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: West field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 1 (Brian Self)

Common Terns (3)

Location: By second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 1 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Wilson’s Phalarope

Location: Flying past Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 30-July 1 (Ilya Povalyaev et al, m.obs)

Least Flycatchers

Location: 2 HERE on the Nature Trail and 1 on the dyke halfway between the Grant Narrows main parking lot and Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows

Reported: May 26-June 24 (Lena Ware, Joachim Bertrands, Danny Tyson, Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at the Squamish Golf Course and Spawning Channel - Squamish

Reported: June 19 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 1 at the southern entrance off the gravel road at East Sector Park - Harrison Hot Springs

Reported: June 17-18 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

1 of 2 Least Flycatchers in Pitt Meadows - Photo: John Gordon

Western Kingbirds (4)
Location:  Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: April 25- June 27 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (1)

Location: HERE on dyke at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 15-24 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Wilson’s Phalarope (1)
Location: HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: June 20 (Chris Murrell)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: Here on Mt. Strachan Trail on Cypress Mtn - West Vancouver
Reported: June 19 (Martin Gebauer)

Western Kingbirds


Location: 2 at the SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: May 16-June 15 (Cole Gaerber and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen at the intersection of Wilson Farm and Pumphouse Trail. Previously seen near duck pond off Shaughnessy St at Colony Farm - Coquitlam

Reported: June 1-10 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the East marsh at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish

Reported: June 8 (Grant Edwards)

Location: 1 on the lakeside of Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs

Reported: June 4 (John Vooys)

Wilson's Phalarope (2)

Location: Outfall pond at Iona off causeway - Richmond
Reported: June 17 (Cole Gaerber)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (2 males)

Location: At birch tree near the kiosk at Ross Lake Campground at Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: June 15-17 (Dennis Knopp, m.obs)

Red Knot (3)

Location: On mudflats off second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 15-17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Red Knot in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 

Marbled Godwit (2)

Location: On mudflats off second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 15-17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

1 of 2 Marwits at Brunswick Point - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Eastern Kingbird x Western Kingbird (1)

Location: On dyke between Catbird Slough and main parking lot at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 16 (Tor Svanoe)

Eastern Kingbird X Western Kingbird hybrid at Pitt Lake - Photo: Tor Svanoe
Pacific Golden-Plover (3)
Location: On mudflats off second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 1-15 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 of 3 Pacific Golden-Plovers in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Ruffed Grouse (2)
Location: Seymour Dam - North Vancouver (not publicly accessible)
Reported: June 15 (Guy Monty and Dave Baird)

House Wren

Location: 1 HERE  and 1 HERE on Whatcom Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: June 12 (Melissa Hafting)

RBA: ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)

Location: Last seen in a private residence in N Van. Previously seen from the NE corner of Cleveland Dam. Look from HERE across the fence into the water treatment yard. The bird was perched in alders behind the green shipping container building - North Vancouver
Reported: June 13-14 (Guy Monty and David Baird, m.obs)

Ash-throated Flycatcher in North Van - Photo : David Baird

Bank Swallow (1)

Location: S outer pond at Iona- Richmond
Reported: June 8 (Bridget Spencer)

Pacific Golden-Plovers

Location: 3 on the mudflats off 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 1 (Joachim Bertrands)

Wilson’s Phalarope 


Location: 8 in the west field near the grey tower at Reifel - Delta

Reported: May 22-June 2 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: 2 in pond at mansion near 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: May 21-28 (Liz Stewart, m.obs)

Location: 2 in the NE and SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: May 19-26 (Monica Nugent et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at Piper Spit - Burnaby Lake

Reported: May 24-25 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby

Reported: May 15 (Bryan Stephens)

Wilson’s Phalarope in Richmond - Photo: Zach Westfall

HUDSONIAN GODWIT (1)
Location: On the mudflats between second benches and farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 31-June 1 (Liz and Alan Stewart, m.obs)

Male Hudsonian Godwit in breeding plumage in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

VEERY (1)
Location: On Matsqui Trail by the river just to the east of the Page Rd parking lot - Abbotsford
Reported: June 1 (Neal Doan)

Veery in Abbotsford - Photo: Neal Doan

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1 male) *late report*
Location: HERE at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 26 (Stephanie Beauchamp-Butt and Cameron Eltringham)

Blackpoll Warbler in Delta - Photo: Cameron Eltringham

Red-necked Phalarope (1)

Location: In natural ponds at bend between 64th and 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 29-30 (Zach Westfall, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope in Delta - Photo: Zach Westfall 
House Wrens

Location: 1 at the ponds beside the banquet hall of the Semiahmoo Fish and Game Club - Surrey

Reported: May 19-30 (Kathryn Milligan)

Location: 1 by the first bench and 1 by the farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Brunswick Point

Reported: May 11-23 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 by the sign “Lot 32” and 1 on the cliff walk at Seabright Farm - Point Roberts

Reported: May 19-22 (Melissa Hafting and Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the NE corner of the community gardens at Colony Farm - Coquitlam

Reported: May 16-19 (L. Skillen, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds


Location: 2 HERE at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows

Reported: May 22 (Moose Stoffregen, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Van

Reported: May 18 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Squamish Estuary - Squamish

Reported: May 16 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 HERE off Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows

Reported: May 15 (Michael Sather)

Western Kingbird in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

LARK SPARROW (1) 

Location: 1 on the fence of the Hope Airpark.  It was directly across the street from 62565 Airport Rd. - Hope

Reported: May 26 (Graeme Stevens)

Location: 1 HERE in dirt field at UBC Farm - Vancouver *Open to public Mon-Sat 9am to 5pm*

Reported: May 22-24 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Lark Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE. at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 23-26 (Quentin Brown and Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Rob Lyske

GREAT EGRETS


Location: 1 last seen at the display ponds. Previously at the house pond at Reifel - Delta

Reported: May 17-26 (Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen off the south jetty between the 1st and 2nd shelter. Previously at the N outer pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: May 18 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: Last seen at HERE then flew towards Brydon Lagoon. Previously seen HERE at Sharon Village - Langley

Reported: May 13 (Tom and Linda Rathjen)
*Please use public path to access pond and do not enter gated community*

Great Egret at Reifel - Photo: Jim Martin

BREWER’S SPARROW (1 - Timberline Subsp.)
Location: In field west of viewing platform at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 22 (Dan Tyson)

Stilt Sandpiper (1 in breeding plumage) *4th spring record for Metro Van*

Location: In west field by grey tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 20-22 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper in Ladner - Photo: Zach Westfall

Red-necked Phalarope (1 female)
Location: Duck pond at QE - Vancouver
Reported: May 20 (Janet and Bryan King)

Red-necked Phalarope in Vancouver - Photo: Bryan King 

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19-20 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Zach Westfall
Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: HERE at the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 16 (Chris Dale)

Lewis's Woodpecker in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

Common Teal (1)

Location: Pond on McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Bridget Spencer)

Common Teal in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer 

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: Easternmost pond at Jericho - Vancouver
Reported: May 13 (James Mackenzie)

Solitary Sandpiper in Vancouver - Photo: James Mackenzie

American White Pelicans (4)

Location: Flying south over the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 13 (Les Peterson)

Say's Phoebe (1)

Location: HERE - Pemberton
Reported: May 13 (Tonette McEwan)

Lark Sparrow (1)

Location: Ross Lake Boat Launch - Hope
Reported: May 12 (Dennis Knopp, m.obs)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1)

Location: Pond on Edwards Dr. - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: April 24-May 11 (Damion Ruthven, m.obs)

Male Tufted Duck in Point Roberts, WA - Photo: Eric Ellingson

American Avocet (1)
Location: In the bay off the causeway/Ferguson Rd at Iona opposite the inner ponds - Richmond
Reported: May 11 (Daniele Mitchell, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrows


Location: 1 adult HERE at Reifel - Delta

Reported: May 11 (Kevin Krebs)

Location: 2 in breeding plumage HERE on the Raptor Trail at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen

Reported: Dec 1/18-May 7/19 (Noreen Rudd and David Hoar, m.obs) 

Location: 1 in breeding plumage last seen at the SW inner pond - Richmond

Reported: Dec 1/18-May 4/19 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 at feeders at 4786 104th Street - Delta

Reported: April 3-4 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)
Harris's Sparrow in breeding plumage at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Dusky Flycatcher (2)

Location: 1 at private home - Langley

Reported: May 11 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 banded at Colony Farm - Coquitlam

Reported: May 11 (Debbie Wheeler)

Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 male)

Location:  Private Home on Stevenson Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: May 9-10 (Johnathan Pap)

Solitary Sandpipers


Location: 1 last seen in SE inner pond. Also seen in the SW inner pond and at the NE corner of main outer pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: May 3-10 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the east marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver

Reported: May 2 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 HERE in slough off Bailey Street at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish

Reported: May 1 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpiper at Iona - Photo: Cole Gaerber

American White Pelicans (3)
Location: Flying over Deep Cove towards Mt. Seymour - North Vancouver
Reported: May 9 (Rob Butler)

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: HERE at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 8 (Ken Klimko)

Golden Eagle (1 adult)

Location: Flying over Evans Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: May 8 (Gord Gadsden)

American White Pelicans 


Location: 1 off taxi pullout at the north side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen

Reported: May 7 (Robert Wallace)

Location: 18 Flying over Hope Airport

Reported: May 7 (Graham Sorenson)

Location: 9 Sitting on log boom HERE on Barnston Island - Surrey

Reported: May 2 (Scott Crump)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)

Location: First seen HERE and lastly HERE at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 6 (Chris Dale and Christopher Di Corrado, m.obs)

Loggerhead Shrike in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale

Tundra Swan (1)

Location: In field on 104th St south of Ladner Trunk Rd - Delta
Reported: May 5 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (1) 

Location: Flying over 3rd St and 3rd Ave at the IOCO Townsite - Port Moody
Reported: May 4 (Hilary Maguire)

Broad-winged Hawk in Port Moody - Photo: Hilary Maguire

Horned Lark (1)

Location: Between marker 63-90 on the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 29-May 4 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Richmond - Photo: Bridget Spencer
Northern Goshawk (1 Immature)
Location: End of N Springer Ave at Scenic Park - Burnaby
Reported: May 3 (Jess Findlay)

Northern Goshawk in Burnaby - Photo: Jess Findlay
CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD (1 male)
Location: Immediately SE of the love lock sculptures at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 3 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Hermit Warbler X Townsend’s Warbler (1 male hybrid)

Location: HERE behind the Longhouse near MOA at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Peter Candido)

Hermit Warbler x Townsend's Warbler at UBC - Photo: Peter Candido

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE on grassy lawn at SFU - Burnaby
Reported: May 1 (Lena Ware and Joachim Bertrands)

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRD (1 male)

Location: Banded at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 1 (Coni Rivas, m.obs)
Calliope Hummingbird in Richmond - Photo: Pauline Ng

Dusky Flycatcher (1)

Location: Last seen at the east end of the main duck pond. Previously at the NW corner near the south end of the boardwalk in the woodlot at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 1 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Dusky Flycatcher at Maplewood Flats - Photo: Quentin Brown

GRAY FLYCATCHER (1)

Location: HERE along Matsqui Trail near the east end of the pond just east of the Gladwin Rd entrance (bird is on the right side of trail as you head towards the river from the parking lot - look for a wooden gate along the fence) - Abbotsford
Reported: April 29-30 (John Vooys, m.obs)

Swainson's Hawk (3)

Location: Flying over Eagle Point Park - Harrison Mills
Reprted: April 30 (Gord Gadsden)

House Wren (1)

Location: Last seen at the junction of "Shaggy Mane Trail and Perimeter Trail" at Campbell Valley Regional Park. Previously seen at the vernal ponds at the NE corner of 200th St and 16th Ave - Langley
Reported: April 23-30 (John Gordon, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (1)

Location: On turf farm at 72nd St - Delta
Reported: April 29 (Carlo Giovanella)

Western Kingbirds


Location: 2 on the fence of the Department of National Defence building on Fore Rd - Abbotsford

9Reported: April 22-29 (fide Anne Toews, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Chilliwack Central Rd near Ford Rd - Chilliwack

Reported: April 27 (Ed Klassen)

Dusky Flycatcher (2)

Location: Ryder Lake Rd near Elk View - Chilliwack
Reported: April 27-29 (Paul Foth)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: Seen Flying over NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 28 (Devin de Zwaan)

Northern Goshawk (1 adult)

Location: Attacking duck at the SW Pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: April 28 (Kathryn Milligan et al.)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (2)


Location: 1 immature at the turf farm on 72nd St - Delta

Reported: April 28 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 adult at the turf farm on 72nd St - Delta

Reported: April 27 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the Foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: April 24-26 (Damion Ruthven, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Blue Jay (1) Open to Public* 

*Please knock on front door of cream colored house before entering yard to view feeder* Please be respectful of private property and other residences*
Location: 7752-C Pemberton Meadows Rd - Pemberton
Reported: Oct 14/18-April 28/19 (Tonette McEwan, m.obs)

Blue Jay in Pemberton - Photo: Tonette McEwan
Common Teals

Location: 1 on the east side of the mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver

Reported: Feb 16-April 28 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE in the slough along Kennedy Road - Pitt Meadows

Reported: Jan 29-April 16 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)b

Location: 1 HERE on Ferguson Rd - Richmond

Reported: April 13 (Jeff Dyck, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Alaksen NWR - Delta

Reported: April 5 (Gilles Seutin)

Location: 1 at the foot of 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: April 2-3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Say's Phoebes


Location: 1 at the East marsh of the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish

Reported: April 17-26 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location:1 HERE on Fraser River Trail - Vancouver

Reported: April 25 (Bridget Spencer)

Calliope Hummingbird (1 male)

Location: Private Home - Chilliwack
Reported: April 24 (Jamie Gadsden)

Mountain Bluebirds 


Location: 1 female bird, 100m from viewing  tower at Centennial Beach - Delta

Reported: April 21-24 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 25 at Squamish River Estuary (near the rail line and grasslands and viewed from spit) - Squamish

Reported: March 20-April 17 (Chris Dale)

Location: 2 last seen in the field across from the duck pond off Shaughnessy Str. 3 previously seen near the Pumphouse and Wilson Farm Dyke Trail intersection at Colony Farm - Coquitlam

Reported: April 7-16 (Grant Edwards, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the West side of New Brighton Park - Vancouver 

Reported: April 12-16 (Jeremiah Kennedy, m.obs)

Location: Up to 28 at Hope Airport - Hope

Reported: March 20-April 11 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE at Brunswick Point - Delta

Reported: April 7-9 (Liz Stewart)

Location: 6 last seen by the off leash dog area at Spanish Banks. 1 previously seen on large pile of logs just west of the Spanish Banks East Cafe - Vancouver

Reported: March 28-April 4 (Ian Burgess)

Location: 3 at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz

Reported: April 4 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 in front of the Shed Restaurant - Squamish 

Reported: April 3 (Steve Owst)

Location1 on Rannie Road between Swan-E-Set Golf Course and the hydro towers - Pitt Meadows

ReportedApril 2 (Dave Schutz)

Location: 5 HERE at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 1-2 (Moose Stoffregen, m.obs)

Location: 1 near light beacon at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts

Reported: April 1 (Ken Klimko)\

Female Mountain Bluebird in Squamish - Photo: Steve Owst

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Private Home - Mission
Reported: April 21 (Steve Juhasz)

Swamp Sparrows


Location: 1 last seen HERE. Previously seen at the SW corner of the woodlot at Iona - Richmond

Reported: March 22-April 21 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 2 last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE on north side of Lost Lagoon (3 meters east of a small wooden dock with the sign "Everyone Needs A Home") at Stanley Park

 - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 13-April 21 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 26-April 16 (Pirmin Nietlisbach, m.obs)

Red Knot (1 in non-breeding plumage)

Location: At the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 18-20 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

WILLET (1)

Location: Last seen between 104th St and 112th St. Previously seen at foot of 96th, at the foot of 104th St., at the pilings between 96-104th and at the foot of 112th St. Also seen near the 80th st pumphouse and in multiple spots in the Bay from 80th to 112th St. Mostly seen at 104th and 96th St. - Delta
Reported: July 28/18-April 20/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (3)


Location: 1 female at 4957 Marine Drive - West Vancouver

Reported: April 19 (Susan Hosie)

Location: 1 adult female HERE at QE Park - Vancouver

Reported: April 19 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)
Adult female Red-naped Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget spender
Location: 1 adult male HERE in cherry tree at the NE corner of the pitch and putt at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 19 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)
Adult male Red-naped Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo - Bridget Spencer

YELLOW-BELLIED X RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (male hybrid)
Location: 1 adult male HERE in cherry tree at the NE corner of the pitch and putt at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 19 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham)

Yellow-bellied x Red-naped Sapsucker hybrid in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 2 adults and 4 young - successful breeding. Last seen on 220th St near 122nd Ave. Also seen at  12142 Dover Street (near to a previous breeding spot at 119th Ave and 221st Street). Previously seen at 11926 237A St. Also seen on 238b St and 121 Ave - Maple Ridge
Reported: May 17/18-April 19/19 (Heather Parr, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 4204 Yuculta Crescent (view from public street only please). Also seen at Yuculta Cres and Musqueam Dr. Also seen on Salish Dr and Staulo Crescent - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 16/18-April 16/19 (Allan and Donna Mackenzie, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Tundra Swan (4)
Location: In field on Neaves Rd between 132nd Ave and McNeill Rd. - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 7-19 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Prairie Merlin

Location: 2 between the 80th St pumphouse and 88th St on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: April 18 (Kevin Louth)

Northern Goshawk

Location: 1 immature at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 12-April 13 (Bryan Stephens and Jerry McFetridge, m.obs)

Immature Northern Goshawk in Burnaby - Photo: Jerry McFetridge

Gyrfalcon (1 juvenile)
Location: Lat seen on Wells Line near Marion. Previously seen on Tolmie and 5 Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: April 6-12 (Graeme Stevens, m.obs)

Say’s Phoebes


Location: 2 on fence near terminal building at Hope Airport - Hope

Reported: March 20-April 12 (Mark Moore, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the NW inner pond at Iona  - Richmond

Reported: April 9 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 1 HERE by the wooden bridge over the river at Colony Farm - Coquitlam 

Reported: April 8-9 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Location: HERE at Terra Nova - Richmond

Reported: April 7 (Kate Paton)

Say’s Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: Kate Paton
Cassin's Finch (1 male)
Location: Private Home on Elk View Rd in Ryder Lake - Chilliwack
Reported: April 10 (Paul Foth)

Swamp Sparrows


Location: Left fork on the Loop Trail at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz

Reported: April 4 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 HERE at the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish

Reported: April 1-3 (Chris Dale)

Location:1 between the first and second bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 23 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Swamp Sparrow at Lost Lagoon - Photo: Jock McCracken

Horned Lark (1)
Location: HERE at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: April 7 (Melissa Hafting)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 immature male) *early*
Location: Near feeders near the warming hut and by Fuller's slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: March 15- April 2 (Robert Holland, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbird in Delta - Photo: Grant Edwards

Gyrfalcons

Location: 1 juvenile at Willband Creek Park- Abbotsford
Reported: March 31 (Len Jellicoe)

Location: 1 juvenile in cottonwood on Chilliwack River Rd near McGuire Rd - Chilliwack

Reported: March 29 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 adult last seen flying over Prest Rd south of Hwy 1. Previously seen by the Chilliwack Airport. Previously seen in the 42000 block of Adams Rd. and on Hwy 1 just east of exit 123. Also seen on Hwy 1 and Upper Prairie Rd, and seen on Banford Rd south of Hwy 1 - Chilliwack

Reported: Dec 15/18-March 18/19 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

Location: 1 Juvenile last seen on telephone pole on Mckechnie Rd near Old Dewdney Trunk Rd. Previously seen on telephone poles on Middleton Rd. Also seen on Connecting Rd. and also 1 km south of Ladner Rd on Rannie Rd. Also seen on Ladner Rd - Pitt Meadows

Reported: Feb 13-March 14 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult on Ladner Rd near Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows

Reported: Nov 27/18-Feb 15/19 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)
Juv. Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Mike Tabak

Say’s Phoebes 

Location: 1 at the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: March 27 (Kevin Louth)

Location: HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver

Reported: March 26 (Pirmin Nietlisbach)

Location: 1 HERE near East 31st Ave at Mtn View Cemetery - Vancouver

Reported: March 23-26 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at the south end of Cate's Park Trail near the condos - North Vancouver

Reported: March 24 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 1 seen in the west meadow and flew towards east marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van

Reported: March 23 (Rob Lyske)

Location: On bare tree 100m north of viewing tower at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen

Reported: March 19 (Jack MacDonald, m.obs)
Say's Phoebe in Vancouver - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Glaucous Gull (2nd winter)

Location: In a plowed field with gulls on Chilliwack River Rd near McGuire Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 29 (Gord Gadsden)

Mountain Bluebirds


Location: 1 in the field near the duck pond (off Shaughnessy St) at Colony Farm - Coquitlam 

Reported: March 27 (Brian Self)

Location: 1 last seen between 31st and 33rd Ave. Previously seen near 41st Ave. west of the crematorium at Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver  

Reported: March 24-26 (Janet King, m.obs)

Location: 4 HERE along the Fraser River - Dewdney

Reported: March 19-25 (Lauren Rushton, m.obs)

Location: 10 in the field across from 200 Columbia Valley Rd - Chilliwack

Reported: March 20-21 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Location: 2 males on beach near viewing tower at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen

Reported: March 18-20 (Rose and Roger Meyer, m.obs)

Location: 2 on beach at Eagle Point Park - Harrison Mills

Reported: March 20 (Kathy Stewart)

Northern Goshawks


Location: 1 immature in the tall cottonwood in the West Marsh - Maplewood Flats 

Reported: March 24 (Joe Denham)

Location: 1 adult flying over Forslund Watson Nature Reserve - Langley

Reported: March 24 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Townsend's Solitaires


Location: 1 at Vanness Ave. and Copley Street - Vancouver

Reported: March 25 (Edward Nygren)

Location: 1 on fence of water filtration plant at Lower Seymour Conservation Area - North Van

Reported: March 18-19 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Common Teals

Location: 2 HERE at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen

Reported: March 24 (Floyd Cherak)

Location: 1 last seen on the Fraser River near Fraser River Park (viewed from McDonald Beach). Previously HERE at Woods Island Marsh at McDonald Beach Park - Richmond

Reported: Dec 15/18-March 23/19 (Dean Smith, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Canoe Pass by the Westham Island Bridge - Delta

Reported: March 1-23 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 2 north side of the ferry jetty  - Tsawwassen

Reported: March 22 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 last seen at the mouth of Noons Creek at Shoreline Park. Previously seen at the end of inlet in front of raised viewing bench along Shoreline Trail at Rocky Point Park - Port Moody

Reported: Feb 4-March 22 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Common Teal in Port Moody - Photo: Hilary  Maguire

American White Pelican (1)
Location: Last seen flying over Ladner Harbour Park towards Richmond. Previously seen in the middle of the bay near the Tsawwassen First Nations reserve. Viewable from the taxi pullout with scope off the n side of the Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 21-22 (Joshua Brown, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay

Location: 1 on a tree HERE - Burnaby
Reported: March 21 (Farshad Pourmalek)

Snow Buntings 


Location: 6 on the N side of ferry jetty, 200m south of compensation lagoon - Delta

Reported: Dec 15/18-March 20/19 (Grant Edwards, m.obs)
Map HERE

Location: 1 at Squamish River Estuary Spit - Squamish

Reported: March 14 (Chris Dale)

Harris's Sparrow

Location: 1 along the Sumas River, a km south of Hougan Park - Abbbotsford
Reported: March 17 (Ed Klassen)


Swamp Sparrows 

Location: 2 in cattails near parking lot at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz

Reported: Oct 30/18-March 7/19 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 3 at Thacker Regional Park - Chilliwack

Reported: March 8 (Ed Klassen)

Horned Larks (2)

Location: Feeding by side of Banford Rd south of Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 7-13 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs (5)

Location: Feedy by side of Banford Rd south of Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 7-13 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Townsend’s Solitaire (1)

Location: NW corner of athletic field near the small forest system trail at Moscrop High School - Burnaby
Reported: March 12 (Darko Bojanic)

Townsend's Solitaire in Burnaby - Photo: Darko Bojanic

American Tree Sparrow

Location: 1 in front of mansion near 64th St and 1 near dyke between 64-72nd St, 50m east of the sharp bend and interpretive signs at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 18/19-March 11/19 (Rob Lyske and Kevin Louth, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow in Delta - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Golden Eagle (1 juvenile)
Location: Flying low over barn off Old Dewdney Trunk Rd between Sharpe Rd and Mckechnie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 10 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Golden Eagle in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Harris's Sparrows


Location: 1 bird 100m west of 64th St on 28 ave in a mixed sparrow flock - Delta

Reported: Jan 4-Feb 9 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1-2 birds last seen between 80th St pumphouse and 88th St. Previously seen 50m east of the pumphouse at 80th St. and seen 300m west of 88th St and 50m east of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Nov 16/18-Feb 9/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Lesser Yellowlegs (1)

Location: Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: March  1 (Dan Tyson)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: 1 in brushy lot south of Jesperson Dyke - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 5-March 1 (Ed Klassen and Paul Foth)

Townsend’s Solitaires 


Location: 1 at 824 Ladner St - New West

Reported: Nov 13/18-Feb 25/19 (Rob Butler, m.obs)
*view from public street only*

Location: 1 HERE  and also seen on fence of water filtration plant at the Lower Seymour Conservation Area - North Vancouver

Reported: Feb 20-21 (Luis Mogyoros, m.obs)

Townsend’s Solitaire in North Vancouver - Photo: Luis Mogyoros

Northern Goshawk
Location: 1 immature last seen HERE. Also seen HERE and  HERE on the centre dyke at Reifel on - Delta
Reported: Nov 2/18-Feb 22 /19 (David Bell et al., m.obs)
 
Northern Goshawk at Reifel - Photo: Zach Westfall
Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 last seen HERE at Terra Nova - Richmond

Reported: Feb 6-20 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver

Reported: Dec 31/18-Feb 18/19 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 3 in cattails near parking lot at Popkum Community Trail at Cheam Wetlands - Rosedale

Reported: Nov 25/18-Feb 16/19 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at the junction of rail line and old sewer line trail at the Squamish River Estuary. Also seen HERE - Squamish

Reported: Nov 5/18-Feb 11/19 (Chris Murrell and Chris Dale, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow at Terra Nova, Richmond - Photo: Ben Christie

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1 first winter male)
Location: Last seen in larch and fir trees HERE just north of the tennis courts at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29/18-Feb 19/19 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Prairie Falcon (1)  
Location: Last seen on Connecting Rd. Also seen HERE. Also seen on Mckechnie Rd at Old Dewdney Trunk Rd. and in tree near 13444 Mckechnie Rd, and on Rannie Rd and Thompson Rd.  Also seen on Old Dewdney Trunk Rd near Mckechnie Rd and on Connecting Rd near Mckechnie Rd. - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 7/18-Feb 17/19 (Greg Humphrey, m.obs)

Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Hilary Maguire

American Three-toed Woodpecker (1 male)
Location: 2.5 km mark of 5km return hike to Dog Mtn on Mount Seymour - North Van
Reported: Feb 15 (Mike Gerald, m.obs)

Male American Three-toed Woodpecker in North Van - Photo: Mike Gerald
Barn Swallow (2)

Location: 1 at the N outer pond at Iona - Richmond

Reported: Feb 5-11 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 1 at Alaksen NWR - Delta

Reported: Feb 7 (Graham Sorenson)

Location: 5 over Fuller's Slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Feb 2 (Brian Self)

NASHVILLE WARBLER (1)
Location: Seen in flowering Mahonia bushes in the Chiba Gardens in Waterfront Park, in the same area where seen last winter - North Vancouver
Reported: Jan 27-Feb 10 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler in North Vancouver - Photo: Rob Lyske

Sora (4)

Location: 3 Foraging HERE on the trail 20 m west from the trail that goes west to east just north of the community gardens at Terra Nova - Richmond

Reported: Feb 5-10 (Jock McCracken, m.obs)

Location: 1 in west field near grey tower at Reifel - Ladner

Reported: Feb 9 (Lena Ware)

Sora in Richmond - Photo: Jock McCracken

RUFF (1)
Location: Last seen at Beach Grove Lagoon. Previously seen in field HERE and across the street in flooded field HERE with Greater Yellowlegs along the east side of 56th St between 21 Ave and The South Delta Baptist Church. Previously seen HERE with Greater Yellowlegs at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 16/18-Feb 7/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)
Imm. Male Ruff in Tsawwassen - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Cliff Swallows (2)
 Location: Seen flying around the buildings around Alaksen NWR - Delta
Reported: Feb 6 (Graham Sorenson, m.obs)

Chipping Sparrow (2) Late*

Location: HERE in mixed sparrow flock on Hale Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 11/18-Feb 4/19 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 of 2 Chipping Sparrows in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: Private Home - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 4 (George Clulow)

Palm Warbler (4)

Location: Feeding HERE on high tide line just west of the woodlot near 112 St. - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-Feb 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

1 of 4 Palm Warblers at 112th St in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1 adult last seen in field behind Tim Hortons off Burns Dr. Previously in field off Hwy 10 and 88th St. and at the 72nd St turf farm - Delta

Map to Burns Dr location HERE
Reported: Jan 6-Feb 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 NE of junction of Lougheed Hwy and Cameron Rd - Agassiz

Reported: Jan 26 (Dave Beeke)

Adult Glaucous Gull in Delta - Photo: Peter Candido

GREAT EGRET (1)
Location: Last seen HERE on Sim Rd in Abbotsford. Previously in field beside road at 1740 - 272nd St - Langley.
Reported: Dec 21/18-Feb 2/19 (Dave Nicholl, m.obs)

Great Egret in Langley - Photo: Nobert Sharp

Northern Goshawks

Location: 1 adult last seen  from the Horseshoe Trail at the west salt marsh. Also seen along east side of large west meadow at Maplewood Flats, visible from central service road. Also seen in a cottonwood in the swamp near the SW corner of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver

Reported: Jan 20-Feb 2 (David Huggard, m.obs)

Location: 1 immature in private yard near Deer Lake Park - Burnaby

Reported: Jan 27 (George Clulow)

Adult Northern Goshawk in North Vancouver - Photo: Perry Edwards

Violet-Green Swallow (1)
Location: Over Fuller's Slough at Reifel
Reported: Feb 2 (Brian Self)

Tree Swallow (8)

Location: Over Fuller's Slough at Reifel
Reported: Feb 2 (Brian Self)

Green Heron (1) *late*

Location: Last seen sitting on power line at Balaclava St. and W. 49th Ave, also seen sitting on fence at “Willows Stable” at W 57th Ave and Balaclava St, and in ditches along Balaclava St. - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 11/18-Feb 1/19 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Adult Green Heron in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

OSPREY (1, photographed) *Rare in winter
Location: At first nesting platform at Pitt Lake/Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 26-31 (Chris Bradford)

RBA: CAPE MAY WARBLER (1 adult male) *First Record in SW BC*
Location: Right at the north end of the floating walkway in the yellow flowering mahonia bush at the NE corner of Mill Lake Park - Abbotsford
Map to bird HERE
Reported: Jan 1-27 (Neal Doan, m.obs)

Cape May Warbler in Abbotsford - Photo: Mario Lam

Common Teals


Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen

Reported: Dec 31/18-Jan 23/19 (Graham Sorenson, m.obs)

Location: 1 in new ponds HERE at Hawthorne Rotary Park - Surrey

Reported: Jan 12 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Location: 1 on river side of Elgin Park - Surrey

Reported: Jan 8-9 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Harris’s Sparrow

Location: On Fadden Rd in the Sumas Prairie with flock of White-crowned Sparrows - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 14 (Paul Foth)

Swamp Sparrows 


Location: 1 near south fence of west end of equestrian area at Island 22 - Chilliwack

Reported: Jan 26 (Paul Foth)

Location: 2 at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve along slough at Dyke Crest Road - Chilliwack

Reported: Jan 18-Jan 26 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 between 64-72nd St on the dyke near the interpretive signs by the sunflower field at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Jan 5-25 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Nicomen Slough at foot of Sterling Rd - Mission

Reported: Jan 24 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 just past parking area, also seen approximately 75m north of the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta

Reported: Jan 13-17 (Zach Westfall, m.obs)

Location: 1 midway along the trail on the north side of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - Vancouver

Reported: Jan 13 (Gilbert Bouchard)

Barn Swallows (3)

Location: Flying over Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: Jan 26 (Cole Gaerber)

American Tree Sparrows


Location: 1 near electrical substation near foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta

Reported: Jan 12 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 on Angus Campbell Rd between Vye and S Parallel Rd - Abbotsford

Reported: Nov 20/18-Jan 2/19 (Gord Gadsden and John Vooys, Larry Hooge and Ed Klassen)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: 1 HERE at clearing near dog park at Tynehead Regional Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 5-23 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Palm Warbler

Location: 1 HERE at Beach Grove - Delta
Reported: Jan 12 (Marc Sole, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk (1 Immature)
Location: Last seen HERE and seen HERE in the Terra Nova Natural Area near the Quilchena Golf Course and also seen HERE - Richmond
Reported: Nov 14/18-Jan 12/19 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Imm. Northern Goshawk - Photo: Mike Fung

Prairie Merlin (1) Rare Subspecies*
Location: Last seen on 64th St near 36th Ave. Previously seen HERE on 96th St. and at the pilings between 96th and 104th St. Previously seen at the foot of 104th St on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Dec 2/18-Jan 11/19 (Joanne MacDougall, m.obs)

Male Prairie Merlin in Delta - Photo: Joanne MacDougall

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: On dyke near viewing platform at Beach Grove - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Debbie Upton)

Female Mountain Bluebird - Photo: Debbie Upton

Whimbrel (1)
Location: Foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Jan 6 (Zach Westfall)

Whimbrel at Boundary Bay - Photo: Zach Westfall

Townsend’s Solitaires

Location: 1 at forested area near pond at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey

Reported: Jan 7 (Laura Jordinson)

Location: 1 HERE on Wren Place - Coquitlam

Reported: Jan 5 (Joachim Bertrands and Lena Ware)

Townsend's Solitaire in Coquitlam - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Ancient Murrelets (up to 55)

Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Jan 5-7 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Harris’s Sparrows


Location: 1 in brambles along Marsh McCormick Rd where the road extends east beyond Dyke Rd - in brambles just east of the first house - Abbotsford

Reported: Dec 28 (Ed Klassen et al.)

Snow Bunting

Location: 1 on beach near washrooms at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 10 (Graham Sorenson)

Common Redpoll (7)

Location: 18th Ave and 272nd St - Langley
Reported: Jan 4 (Tracy Allard)

Palm Warbler

Location1 bird in a roving Junco flock at Fairway Views Wynd Townhouse Complex (1143 Fairway Views Wynd Dr) - Tsawwassen  
Reported: Jan 4 (Kevin Louth)

Swamp Sparrows


Location: 1 HERE  and 1 HERE at Squamish Estuary - Squamish

Reported: Dec 5/18-Jan 2/19 (Christoper Di Corrado, m.obs)

Location: 1 at duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam

Reported: Jan 1, 2019 (Mike Farnworth)HERE