Tuesday, June 15, 2021

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER in Kelowna - June 15-17th

At 9:30 am on June 15-2021, Ryan Tomlinson found a Snowy Plover at the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.

Map to location HERE

Directions: Go to the end of Capozzi Road. There is limited parking. Water levels on the creek are high so be extremely careful walking along the edge of the creek. You then have to cross over a small dock and you will see the sandbars where the plover is through the willow trees. This is not for anyone with mobility issues.

This is the 33rd record for BC and 1st record for the Okanagan.

The bird was last seen on June 17th and was viewed by multiple observers. It has not been relocated since.

 *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.**

Snowy Plover in Kelowna - Photo: Kalin Ocaña

Snowy Plover in Kelowna - Photo: Wayne Diakow

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