Thursday, May 13, 2021

RBA: COSTA’S HUMMINGBIRD in Maple Ridge - May 13-30th

On May 13th-2021, Freda du Plessis found a male Costa’s Hummingbird at her friend's private home in Maple Ridge. The homeowners believe the bird may have been present for a week.

The home was open to the public on FRIDAY May 14th and SATURDAY May 15th ONLY by appointment. Please contact me at the RBA by email to set up an appointment time. 

All people visiting present must wear masks, must social distance and not linger in the yard after viewing the bird.  There will only be a small number of people in the yard at a time.

*As of May 16th the home is now closed to the public. Please do not contact the RBA for entry. *

*The bird was last seen in the same location on May 30th but has not been relocated since. *

This is the 31st record for BC.

**Please wear a mask when viewing this bird it is required by the request of the homeowner**

***There is a public health order now in effect until May 25th banning non-essential travel from your local health region to anywhere in the province or elsewhere in Canada. The fine for breaking this order is 575$. You can read it HERE***

*As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 - Please remain 2 meters apart when viewing any birds on this list during this time. Please follow all public health directives during this pandemic (including not birding in groups, please wear a mask if you are unable to social distance). The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

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

Costa’s Hummingbird in Maple Ridge - Photo: Jo-Anne MacDougall
Costa’s Hummingbird in Maple Ridge - Photo: Sabine Decamp

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