Tuesday, June 19, 2018

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER in Powell River - June 19-July 1st

At 9:00am on June 19-2018, Neil Hughes found an adult male Chestnut-sided Warbler in Powell River. The bird was viewed by multiple observers at 12:30pm as it sang away in Alders for 90 minutes on the edge of a cutblock. The bird appeared to be singing vigorously on territory.

Directions to bird: Drive up to Haslam Street; follow directions to Haywire Bay/Inland lake. Pass the water treatment building on the right and keep left on Haslam Street, the road will turn into a gravel road (do not turn right on Haslam Lake Road). Follow Haslam street for approx a mile until you cross a small bridge. After the bridge you see a side road to the right, barricaded with big rocks. Park there and follow that road for 1.3 Km. After the second clear cut you will have to find an overgrown road to the left (a large arrow was left on the road to point it out). Follow the overgrown trail for 150 meters until you reach the clearcut. The bird is singing in the alder trees on your right at the border of the cut.

Map to exact location of bird HERE

This is the second Chestnut-sided Warbler in the province, as another one was found on Malcolm Island on the same date. You can read about that bird HERE.

This is the 67th record for the province of BC.

The bird continues in the same location on July 1st and the spot is marked by a large arrow.

Please be bear and cougar aware in this area.*

Male Chestnut-sided Warbler in Powell River - Photos: Iwan Van Veen

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