At 5:15pm on October 2-2020, Guy Monty found a first winter Little Gull at Columbia Beach in Parksville. The bird was flying west 50 m off shore in a small flock of Bonaparte's Gulls and was viewed by at least 2 other observers.
Map to location HERE
The bird was not relocated on Oct 3rd.
This is the 100th record for the province of BC.
*As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 metres apart when viewing or looking for 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.*