Wednesday, May 4, 2016

RBA: RED-THROATED PIPIT in Victoria - May 4th-8th

On May 4th, 2016 at 4:30pm Geoffrey and David Newell found a Red-throated Pipit at Panama Flats in Victoria. The bird was first seen in the Northeast quadrant of the flats with 40 American Pipits. As it flew to the NW Quadrant birders got to listen to its high "psssss" call 

The bird was last seen on the East side of Panama Flats just south of the building covered in graffiti at 9:30am on May 8th and has not been relocated since.

Panama Flats is located between Roy Rd and Carey Rd.  The best access to view the bird is off Carey Rd and to walk down the middle dyke looking at both the NE and NW Quadrants.

Photo: Courtney Cameron
Photo: Geoffrey Newell


  1. Parking on Carey is pretty limited (but there is parking on nearby residential streets). There is also a parking lot near a playground on Hyacinth Ave. (off Interurban) that connects to Panama Flats via a well used multi-use trail. If going in from Carey the entrance is at the gate near the big grey building.

  2. Thanks for the helpful tips Nate.