Saturday, May 28, 2022

RBA: MANX SHEARWATER in Ucluelet - May 28th

At 7am on May 28-2022, Ian Cruickshank found a Manx Shearwater flying NW 1 km out from Amphitrite Point.

He viewed the bird through his scope and described it as the following: “small shearwater with long/slender wings and noticeably snappy, fast wingbeats (a few beats at a time interspersed with long glides, of course); at distance appeared entirely clean white from throat to undertail, contrasting dark upper half to head, uniformly very dark upperwings and upperparts, underwings mostly pale but could make out dark borders. Smaller bird with quicker/snappier wingbeats than solo PFSH seen earlier today.”

Map to location HERE 

This is the 73rd record for BC.

Thursday, May 26, 2022

RBA: BROWN THRASHER in Dawson Creek - May 26th

At 2pm on May 26-2022, Steve Ogle found a Brown Thrasher at McQueen’s Slough. The bird is 250m down from the start of the main trail in the area where the trail has a small corridor of trees on both sides. The bird was singing and was viewed by all in his group.

Map to location of bird HERE

This is the 43rd record for BC.

The bird was not relocated on May 27th, despite observers looking.

Brown Thrasher in Dawson Creek - Photo: Sue Milks

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

RBA: MANX SHEARWATER near Calvert Island - May 25th

At 10:47 am on May 26-2022, Joshua Brown and Amicie Lavault spotted a Manx Shearwater flying south near the south end of Calvert Island which is south of Bella Bella. They viewed the bird while aboard a BC Ferries Vessel.

Map to location HERE

This is the 72nd record for BC.

Manx Shearwater near Calvert Island - Photo: Amicie Lavault

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

RBA: MANX SHEARWATER off Haida Gwaii - May 24th

At 11:43 am on May 24-2022, Joshua Brown found a Manx Shearwater in Hecate Strait in a flock of Sooty Shearwaters while he was aboard a BC Ferries vessel. The bird was last seen flying south.

Map to location HERE

This is the 71st record for BC.

Manx Shearwater in Hecate Strait - Photo: Joshua Brown

Monday, May 23, 2022

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING in Elkford - May 23rd

This morning (May 23-2022), Mona Walsh found a male Indigo Bunting at her private residence in the East Kootenay town of Elkford. The bird was in her garden for much of the morning and remained until early afternoon, at which point it was not seen again.

Indigo Bunting. Elkford, BC. May 23, 2022. Photo: Mona Walsh.

Friday, May 20, 2022

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER IN Chilanko Forks - May 20th

At 3pm on May 20-2022, Jim Sims, Lubna Khan and Sean and Betty Donahue found an adult Snowy Plover at Chilanko Marsh in Chilanko Forks (near Tatla Lake).

Map to location HERE

This is the 39th record for BC.

The bird was not relocated on May 21st despite multiple observers looking.

Snowy Plover in Chilanko Forks - Photos: Jim Sims

Friday, May 13, 2022

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER in Richmond - May 13-14th

At 9:15am on May 13-2022, Craig Huish found a Snowy Plover sitting on the south jetty and then it flew to the mudflats off the north side of the south jetty (near marker 207) at Iona Regional Park.

Map to location of bird HERE

**The bird was last seen 2:15pm in the same location on May 14th and was viewed by multiple observers. It flew north and has not been relocated as of 2:45pm**

***The bird has not been relocated on May 15th.**

This is the 38th record for BC.

Snowy Plover in Richmond - Photo: Craig Huish

RBA: MANX SHEARWATER in Ucluelet - May 13th

At 6:15 am on May 13-2022, Ian Cruickshank viewed a Manx Shearwater by scope from Amphitrite Point. The bird was one km out and landed on the water several times. You can view the description from this experienced observer here.

Map to location HERE

This is the 70th record for BC.