Thursday, July 30, 2020

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING in Revelstoke - July 30-Aug 7th

At 10:55 am on July 30th-2020, Darlene Cancelliere found and photographed a male Indigo Bunting at 9 Mile Point in Revelstoke. The bird was sitting on a fence post at the big field at the entrance to 9 Mile Point. The water level is very high so vehicles cannot drive in far.

Map to location HERE

The bird continues in the same location on August 7th and has been viewed by multiple observers.

*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.**

Indigo Bunting in Revelstoke - Photos: Darlene Cancelliere

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

RBA: WHITE-WINGED DOVE in Tofino - July 26-28th

On July 26-2020, Eileen Floody found a White-winged Dove coming to a feeder in her backyard at her home on First Street between Neill St. and Arnett Rd.

The homeowner is allowing local Tofino birders to come visit but not outsiders due to COVID-19. If you live locally please contact the RBA and I will put you and the homeowner in touch. Outside travel to Tofino to attempt to view this dove is discouraged.

The bird was last seen in the same location on July 28th. It was not relocated on July 29th.

This is the 22nd record for the province of BC.

*As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 metres apart when attempting to view 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-winged Dove in Tofino - Photos: Eileen Floody

Saturday, July 25, 2020

RBA: FERRUGINOUS HAWK in Kelowna - July 25th

At 11:30am on July 25-2020, Nick Swan found and photographed a juvenile Ferruginous Hawk soaring over the entrance road to Johns Family Regional Park in Kelowna. The bird also perched on a tree for many observers and has been present in the area for over 45 mins as it actively hunts.

Map to location of perched bird HERE

The bird was still present in this location as of 12:45pm. The bird flew south at 1 pm and has not been relocated.

*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.**

Ferruginous Hawk in Kelowna - Photos: Nick Swan

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING in Darfield - July 21-23rd

At 7:30 am on July 21-2020, Valentina Sorrento found a male Indigo Bunting singing from a grassy area off Hwy 5 in Darfield.

The bird was last present on July 23-2020 and viewed by multiple observers. It has not been relocated since despite multiple observers looking.

Map to location HERE

**Please be mindful of pipeline construction in the area and do not approach work areas. Please bird well off the road and be mindful of large trucks and vehicles.**

*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.**

Indigo Bunting in Darfield - Photo: Valentina Sorrento

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

RBA: MANX SHEARWATER near Cape Scott - July 6th

At 12:30pm on July 6-2020, while fishing of a friend's boat Liam Singh found and photographed a Manx Sheawater. The bird was spotted 2 miles off of San Josef Bay near Cape Scott on Vancouver Island. It was flying north in a flock of Sooty Shearwaters.

Exact location HERE

This is the 63rd record for BC.

Manx Shearwater off Cape Scott on Vancouver Island - Photo: Liam Singh