Monday, May 11, 2020

RBA: 6 WHITE-FACED IBIS in Wardner - May 11-14th

At 11:45 am on May 11-2020, Alan Barnard found two White-faced Ibis in Wardner. At 5pm Rob Woods and others went to look for them and found 3 White-faced Ibis at the same location.

On May 12th, 6 birds continued in the same location and have been viewed by multiple observers.

**The birds continue in the same location as of May 14th and have been viewed by multiple observers.**

Map to location HERE.

Directions: At the Wardner turnoff, just after you turn off, park on the north side of Wardner Road there is a wide spot at the corner. Walk up the old highway/rail trail (towards Cranbrook) until you see an opening in the fence on the left. Go through the fence and walk over two small hills and then out west across the field to the marsh.  The 3 birds are in the field with cattle or in the marsh. 

This is the 49th record for the province of BC.

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

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

White-faced Ibis in Wardner - Photos: Bobby Dailey

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