Sunday, May 23, 2021

RBA: CURLEW SANDPIPER in Delta - May 23rd

At 4:05pm on May 23-2021, Ilya Povalyaev found a Curlew Sandpiper in front of the second benches in a Dunlin and Western Sandpiper flock at Brunswick Point. A Scope is needed to view the bird. 

Map to location HERE

The bird was last seen in the same location at 6pm on May 23rd and was viewed by multiple observers.

The bird was not relocated on May 24th, despite multiple observers looking.

This is the 16th record for BC. 

***There is a public health order now in effect until at least June 15th 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*

**Please wear a mask when viewing rare birds when social distancing is not possible or hard to maintain**

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

Curlew Sandpiper in Delta - Photos: Ilya Povalyaev

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