Tuesday, September 8, 2020

RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER in Delta - Sept 8-10th

At 3pm on Sept 8-2020, John Gordon found and photographed a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper at the west field at Reifel Bird Sanctuary. Multiple observers present were able to view the bird.

Advanced bookings must be made via the Reifel website HERE for entry. Reifel is located at 5191 Robertson Rd in Delta. Reifel is open Tues-Sun 9am to 4pm. Adults are 5$ each.

This could be the same bird first photographed by John Reynolds on August 28th.

Map to location HERE

This is the 14th record for BC.

The bird was last seen in the west field at Reifel on Sept 10th and was viewed by multiple observers.

**The bird was not relocated on Sept 11th or 12th, despite multiple observers looking.**

**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.**

Juvenile Curlew Sandpiper in Delta - Photos: John Gordon

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