At 7am on July 12-2021, Ken Thorne and Len Van Driel found and photographed a Tricolored Heron at the Cowichan Bay Estuary.
Ken asked me not to post the exact location as he does not want the bird inundated with people and the rural area inundated with traffic. The bird was found on public property and birders should search the three trails into Cowichan Bay Estuary. If the bird is refound by others a location will be posted.
This is a 1st record for BC.
The bird has not been refound, despite multiple observers looking all around the area.
**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*
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|Tricolored Heron in Cowichan Bay - Photos: Ken Thorne|