At 7:30 pm on May 27-2021, David Schutz found an adult Black-throated Sparrow in one of the farthest east garden plots at the community gardens at Colony Farm. The bird was present for a minute and then flew west into the bushes and he couldn't relocate it as of 8:30pm.
Map to first location HERE
The bird was not relocated on May 29th despite multiple observers looking.
This is the 51st record for the province of BC.
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|Black-throated Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: Mike Farnworth|
|Black-throated Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: David Schutz|