Okanagan, Interior and the Kootenays

To report rare bird sightings and submit photographs for this page, please email Chris Charlesworth at c_charlesworth23@hotmail.com


Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek near Nakusp
Reported: Aug 8 (Gary Davidson).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 adult)
Location: Robert Lake (north end) in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 2 (Huw Williams).

White-winged Scoter (1 male)
Location: O'Keefe's Pond in Vernon.
Reported: July 20 to Aug 1 (Paul Graham, m.obs).
White-winged Scoter in Vernon - Photo: Jack VanDyk

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 adult)
Location: Pond in field to the N.W. of Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: July 25 & 26 (Huw Williams)

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 adult)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported July 18 (Kalin Ocana, et al).

LITTLE GULL (1)
Location: HERE on Lake Koocanusa in Newgate.
Reported: July 18 (Michael Bentley and Neal Hutchinson).

SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: On 5th Ave near Main Street in Lardeau.
Reported: July 18 (Margaret Murphy, m.obs).

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: HERE at the pullout on Kalamalka Lake Rd in Coldstream.
Reported: July 16 to 17 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1)
Location: HERE on Kruger Mtn Rd in Osoyoos.
Photo: June 23 to July 12 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs).

BAY-BREASTED WARBLER (1 male)
Location: 500m from start of trailhead on the Mt. Niles Trail in Field. 
Reported: July 9 to 10 (James Telford).

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: HERE in Cottonwoods in Burton.
Reported: July 9 (Jeremy Gatten).

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: In mixed cottonwood-conifer forest patch across 1st Ave from Truffle Pigs and below 2nd Ave west of the Toboggan Hill - Field
Reported: July 7-8 (James Telford, m.obs)

Franklin’s Gull (2)
Location: Koocanusa bridge Crossing off Teepee Creek Rd - Baynes Lake
Reported: July 7 (Bobby Dailey)

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 male)
Location: Last seen  HERE at parking lot to Canyon Rim Trail and at the entrance to the campground across the street also seen HERE at Bear Creek Provincial Park in Kelowna.
Reported: June 23 (Benoit Hilty) to July 7 (multiple observers)

Chestnut-sided Warbler in Kelowna, BC. July 2, 2022. Photo. Mike Force.

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: July 3 (Kalin Ocana, et al).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Flying north over South Glenmore; Kelowna
Reported: June 30 (Michael Force)

Broad-winged Hawk in Kelowna, BC. June 30, 2022. Photo. Michael Force.

Great Egret (1)
Location: Goose Lake in Kamloops.
Reported: June 30 (Blair Dudeck).

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1)
Location: Wasa Rest Stop in Ta Ta Creek.
Reported: June 28 (Bruce Barga).

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: HERE at the creek mouth in Burton.
Reported: June 26 (Julia Flesaker).
Tennessee Warbler in Burton, BC. June 26, 2022. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

GREEN HERON (1)
Location: Rotary Marsh, in Kelowna. Originally seen near the Osprey nest viewing area on the boardwalk in afternoon. Still present at sunset.
Reported: June 24 (Roberta Snow, et al).
Green Heron. Rotary Marsh, Kelowna, BC. June 24, 2022. Photo: Roberta Snow.

Forster's Tern (4)
Location: Seen on water from boat on Christina Lake.
Reported: June 13 (Sue Walker)

Common Grackle (1)
Location: On the docks at the Nakusp Marina in Nakusp.
Date: June 13 (Warren and Julia Flesaker)

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1)
Location: HERE at Summit Lake near Nakusp.
Reported: June 12 (Julia Flesaker)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: Revelstoke Airport.
Reported June 11 (Don Manson).
Lark Sparrow. Revelstoke, BC. June 11, 2022. Photo: Don Manson.

Tundra Swans (2)
Location: Vaseux Lake in Vaseux.
Reported: May 13 to June 11 (Jim Walton, m.obs).

Alder Flycatcher (1)
Location: Bolduc Rd Marsh; Clearwater.
Date: June 9 (Dennis Leonard).

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: Singing from willows along path near creek mouth adjacent to parking lot at Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Date: June 8 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Black-and-white Warbler. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. June 8, 2022. Photo: Nick Swan

Black Tern (1)
Location: Otter Lake in Vernon.
Reported: June 6 (Dave Palsat et al.)

Black Tern (1)
Location: Flying NW over the north ponds at Cranbrook Irrigation Fields in Cranbrook.
Reported: June 6 (Boby Dailey)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: June 6 (Nick Swan).
Bar-tailed Godwit in Kelowna, BC. June 6, 2022. Photo: Nick Swan.

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 adult)
Location: HERE at Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: June 2 to 6 (Elizabeth Singbeil, m.obs).
Black-crowned Night-Heron in Kelowna, BC. June 2, 2022. Photo. Kajola Morewood.

Great Egret (1)
Location: South end of Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: May 23 to June 5 (Evan Lewis, m.obs).
Great Egret. Munson Pond. Kelowna, BC. May 23, 2022. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: June 2 to 4 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1 adult male)
Location: HERE on the Reservoir Rd in Rose Valley Regional Park in Kelowna.
Reported: May 30 to June 3 (Ian Walker, m.obs).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Private feeder at 575 Okanagan Boulevard in Kelowna.
Reported: May 29 to June 2 (Sarah Norrlund).
Band-tailed Pigeon. Kelowna, BC. Photo: Sarah Norrlund.

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (1 male)
Location: Private Home in Lardeau.
Reported: June 2 (Marlene Johnstone).
Baltimore Oriole in Lardeau, BC. June 2, 2022. Photo. Marlene Johnstone.

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: At the start of Planet Mine Rd in Quilchena.
Reported: May 30 (Nick Parayko)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: HERE in a flock of Black-capped Chickadees in aspen grove at km 4 on Beaver Lake Road in Kelowna.
Reported: May 29 (Lev Frid).

Common Grackle (1)
Location: Brouse Rd Loop in Brouse near Nakusp.
Reported: May 29 (Doug Turner). 

Black Tern (2)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: May 29 (Greg Ross).

Black Tern (1)
Location: North ponds at Cranbrook Irrigation Fields in Cranbrook.
Reported: May 28 (Greg Ross et al.)

Forster’s Tern (1)
Location: At the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: May 27 (Kalin Ocana, et al).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Airport West Ponds in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 27 (Norm Tennant)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: May 27 (Bobby Dailey).

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trail in Castlegar.
Reported: May 25 (Craig Sandvig).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Flew low over the west end of the Bennett Bridge in Kelowna, heading south.
Reported: Around 1 PM on May 24 (Brad Vissia).

Black Tern (1)
Location: Reade Lake in Kimberley.
Reported: May 23 to 24 (Doug Hogg, m.obs).

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male)
Location: Private residence in the East Kootenay town of Elkford. 
Reported: May 23 (Mona Walsh).
Indigo Bunting. Elkford, BC. May 23, 2022. Photo: Mona Walsh.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: HERE off Hwy 3 in Greenwood.
Reported: May 23 (Blaire Smith and James Turner).
Loggerhead Shrike in Greenwood, BC. May 23, 2022. Photo. James Turner.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Vernon. Flooded field along Otter Lake Road, about .8 km north of Otter Lake itself. 
Reported: Morning of May 23, but not present at 2 pm (Chris Siddle).

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: HERE near Nicola Lake in Merritt.
Reported: May 21-23 (Brent Diakow and Mike Toochin, m.obs).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: In grassy field on Kootenay River Rd near Speers Rd in Creston.
Reported: May 22 (Chris Drysdale).

Black Tern (1)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: May 22 (Ben Keen, m.obs).

Arctic Tern (2)
Location: Flying north over Okanagan Lake at mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. 
Reported: May 21 (Ryan Tomlinson, et al).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Acland Pond in Kelowna, only visible from the Kelowna Springs Golf Course. Bird photographed on pond just north of the 11th tee box. You can try asking for permission to look from the pro shop. If they do let you in, please be very respectful of golfers and stay out of their way. 
Reported: May 21 (Trevor Forder).
White-faced Ibis. Kelowna, BC. May 21, 2022. Photo: Trevor Forder.

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: Private yard in Lardeau.
Reported: May 20 (Marlene Johnston).
Lark Sparrow in Lardeau, BC. May 20, 2022. Photo. Marlene Johnston.  

Sabine’s Gull (85)
Location: Flying north over Leach Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 20 (Marc Andre-Beaucher).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: May 19 (Michelle Hamilton, et al).
Short-billed Dowitcher. Kelowna, BC. May 19, 2022. Photo: Michelle Lamberson.

Sabine’s Gull (2)
Location: Mouth of creek at Nakusp.
Reported: May 19 (Sachi Snively, m.obs).

Sabine’s Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. 
Reported: May 19 (Nick Swan).

Sabine’s Gull (2)
Location: Mouth of creek at Nakusp.
Reported: May 19 (Sachi Snively, m.obs).

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Leach Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 16 (Gary Davidson).

PALM WARBLER (1)
Location: Beaver Lake Road about 150 meters beyond the first cattleguard, in Lake Country.
Reported: May 14 (Mike Preston).

Great Egret (1)
Location: In front of Celgar Tugboat area HERE viewed from across the Columbia River in Robson.
Reported: May 14 (Craig Sandvig).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: HERE in Brisco.
Reported: May 14 (Dan Parliament).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: HERE in Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 13 (Barbara and Neville Maytom and Gordon Brown, m.obs).
Loggerhead Shrike in a Creston, BC. May 13, 2022. Photo. Gordon Brown.

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Echo Lake Provincial Park in Creighton Valley.
Reported: May 13 (Scott Thomson).

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Reade Lake in Kimberley.
Reported: May 12 (Paul Foth).

GREEN HERON (1 adult)
Location: Along Trepanier Creek in Peachland. Park in the small parking area along Trepanier Road, near the Hwy 97C overpass and walk downstream. After about 5 minutes, you'll come to a flooded area caused by a log jam or beaver dam. This is where the heron was seen.
Reported: May 11 (Richard Millie).

Great Egret (1)
Location: On the mudflats off Salmon Arm Pier; Salmon Arm. 
Reported: May 4 to 11 (Jim Walton, m.obs)
Great Egret in Salmon Arm, BC. May 4, 2022. Photo. Jim Walton.

Willet (1)
Location: HERE at Canal Flats.
Reported: May 11 (Paul Foth).

Grasshopper Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE in field at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 10 (Craig Sandvig).

EASTERN PHOEBE (1 probable)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna. Bird seen near north end of lake, but flew south towards Curtis Road and was not relocated.
Reported: May 9 (Kalin Ocana).

Forster’s Tern (1)
Location: Sitting on the waterfront of downtown Nakusp.
Reported: May 8 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).

Marbled Godwit (3)
Location: Duck Lake, Creston.
Reported: May 7-8 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Private garden on Edward Street in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 6 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Adult Harris's Sparrow. Revelstoke, BC. May 6, 2022. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Fox Sparrow (Red Subspecies)
Location: Private Home in Clearwater.
Reported: May 4 (D. Leonard).
Red Fox Sparrow in Clearwater, BC. May 4, 2022. Photo. Dennis Leonard.

BLACK TURNSTONE (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: May 3 (Huw Williams, m.obs).
Black Turnstone in Kelowna, BC. May 3, 2022. Photo. Kalin Ocana.

White-faced Ibis (1) 
Location: HERE in Fernie.
Reported: May 3 (Russell Hanson).

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: Mouth of creek in Nakusp.
Reported: April 28 to May 3 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt (5)
Location: South end of Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 3 (Susan Macdonald).

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: On the waterfront between the 6th Ave SW and 7th Ave SW access in Nakusp.
Reported: May 2 (Cat McLean).
Sage Thrasher in Nakusp, BC. May 2, 2022. Photo. Cat McLean.

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Mouth of Davis Creek on Kootenay Lake in Lardeau.
Reported: April 28 to May 2 (Marlene Johnston, m.obs).
Yellow-billed Loon in Lardeau, BC. April 28, 2022. Photo. Marlene Johnston.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: South end of Tucelnuit Lake, at the Lakeside Resort in Oliver. Perhaps same bird seen at nearby private feeders..
Reported: April 13 to May 2 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Common Grackle (1)
Location: Yoho National Park; Field.
Reported: May 1 (James Telford).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature plumage, acquiring adult plumage in early April)
Location: Private Yard in Vernon.
Reported: Dec 28/21 to May 1/22 (Jack VanDyk).
Harris's Sparrow now in adult plumage. Vernon, BC. Apr 21, 2022. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Ross’s Goose (1)
Location: Duck Lake; Creston.
Reported: April 30 (Marc Andre-Beaucher).

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna, along the shore of Mud Bay. 
Reported: April 30 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).
Marbled Godwit in Kelowna, BC. April 30, 2022. Photo. Kalin Ocana.

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: Separation Lake; Kamloops
Reported: April 30 (Tom Beeke and Allan Dupilka, m.obs)
Marbled Godwit in Kamloops, BC. April 30, 2022. Photo. Tom Beeke.

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Lcation: Gopher Creek Trail near the old Black Mountain Schoolhouse in Black Mountain area of Kelowna. Same location a male was found on the 2020 CBC.
Reported: Apr 21 to 28 (Mike Howard, m.obs).

Willet (1)
Location: HERE in Sirdar.
Reported: April 28 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Bird was with large raft of Western Grebes. Scope required.
Reported: April 28 (David Bell).

Great Egret (1)
Location: Dorothy Lake in Invermere.
Reported: April 27-28 (John Pitcher et al.)

RBA: MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Sandbar at Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary at 7 AM. Throughout day, due to various dogs and walkers flushing bird, it alternated between Maude Roxby and the mouth of Mission Creek until at least late afternoon.
Reported: Apr 26 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Marbled Godwit. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. April 26, 2022. Photo: David Bell.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: South side of Munson Pond in Kelowna, with American Goldfinches.
Reported: Apr 25 (David Bell).

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Nighthawk Road, off Hwy 3, west of Osoyoos.
Reported: April 9 (Blair Dudeck).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Trout Creek Point along Nixon Avenue in Summerland.
Reported: March 19 to Apr 2 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Horner Road at Whitevale Road, near Lumby. Still present at last light.
Reported: Mar 29 (Scott Thomson).
Loggerhead Shrike. Lumby, BC. March 29, 2022. Photo: Scott Thomson.

Blue Jay (1)
Location: 1200 block of Ridgedale Avenue in Penticton.
Reported: Mar 13 (Tanya Luszcz).

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Pine Park in Keremeos.
Reported: Mar 3 (Lucie Parker).

Barn Swallow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 18 (Kalin Ocana).

LESSER GOLDFINCH (Up to 2 males)
Location: At feeder south of Rd 9 bridge in Oliver.
Reported: Jan 2 to Feb 13 (Nathan Earley, m.obs).
Lesser Goldfinch. Oliver, BC. Feb 5, 2022. Photo: Kathy Nuszdorfer.

Hoary Redpoll (2)
Location: Private feeders in Shannon Lake area of West Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 19 to 27 (Margaret and John Ramsay, m.obs).
Hoary Redpoll. West Kelowna, B.C. Feb 2022. Photo: John Ramsay.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Feeder in front yard of private garden at corner of Hall Rd and Dunsmuir Road, in Kelowna. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF PRIVATE PROPERTY AND DO NOT TRESPASS.
Reported: Jan 14 to Feb 27 (Chris Charlesworth, Kathy Nuzsdorfer, Joan Morgan, m.obs).
Golden-crowned Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Jan 16, 2022. Photo: Nigel Eggers.

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 female)
Location: Coming in to roost with other blackbirds in marsh at the roundabout on Swamp Road in Kelowna, just south of the Casorso Bridge over Mission Creek.
Reported: Feb 18 (Mike Howard).


Hoary Redpoll (1 female)
Location: Harpur Ranch, Rock Creek.
Reported: Feb 5 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Hoary Redpoll. Rock Creek, B.C. Feb 5, 2022. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Hoary Redpoll (1 )
Location: Tsintsikeptum Woods, on private property, along Westside Road near Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 5 (Kalin Ocana).

Hoary Redpoll. West Kelowna, BC. Feb 5, 2022. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Grindrod Park in Grindrod. 
Reported: Feb 3 (Jim Walton).

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Grindrod Park in Grindrod. Also seen nearby on Old Sicamous Road.
Reported: Jan 25 to Feb 3 (Jim Walton, m.obs).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Gellatly Bay from the wharf at the Aquatic Park, West Kelowna. Seen on Jan 17 on the docks at The Cove.
Reported: Jan 16 to 21 (Julia Proulx, m.obs).
Gellatly Bay, West Kelowna, BC, January 16, 2022. Photo: Julia Proulx.

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Along the Salmon Trail, south of Lumby.
Reported: Jan 19 (Laura MacPherson).

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
*Open to public but view feeders from public street only. Please do not walk into the yard* 
Location: Front yard feeders at 407 Edward St in Revelstoke. 
Reported: Dec 1/21 to Jan 24/28 (Darlene Cancelliere, m.obs).
Lesser Goldfinch in Revelstoke, BC. Dec 1, 2021. Photo. Darlene Cancelliere.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Inkaneep Provincial Park, Oliver. Bird was with other birds at the south end of the park where nearby houses must have bird feeders.
Reported: Jan 16 (Chris Charlesworth, Kathy Nuszdorfer, Joan Morgan).

BRAMBLING (1) 
*Open to public but view feeders from public street only. Please do not walk into the yard* 
Location: Front yard feeders at 407 Edward St in Revelstoke. Also seen at feeders at 5th St E and Downie St in Revelstoke.
Reported: Nov 19/21-Jan 11/22 (Darlene Cancelliere, m.obs)
Brambling in Revelstoke, BC. Dec 30, 2021. Photo. Melissa Hafting.

Anna’s Hummingbird (1 female) 
*Open to public but please be respectful of private homes*
Location: 512 Centre St in Kaslo.
Reported: Oct 31 to Dec 26 (Mandy Bath, m.obs).
 
Anna’s Hummingbird in Kaslo, BC. Nov 19, 2021. Photo. Sachi Snively.

Anna’s Hummingbird (1)
Location: Private Home in Procter.
Reported: Oct 1 to Dec 26 (Susan Armishaw).
 
LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 male)
Location: Private Home in Grand Forks.
Reported: Nov 23 to Dec 16 (Eva Froese).
 
Lesser Goldfinch in Grand Forks, BC. Nov 23, 2021. Photo. Eva Froese.
 
Say's Phoebe (1, rare in winter)
Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, near the Prestige Harbourfront Resort.
Reported: Nov 30 to Dec 14 (John Woods, m.obs).

WHITE-WINGED DOVE (1) *not open to public*
Location: Private Home in Osoyoos.
Reported: Dec 8 (Dwayne Flexhaug).

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1)
Location: Private Home in Kamloops.
Reported: Dec 7 (Glenn Dreger).
Lesser Goldfinch in Kamloops, BC. Dec 7, 2021.Photo.Glenn Dreger. 

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Thomson Brook Pond, Kelowna. Last seen near ditch by Michaelbrook Golf Cub. Previously seen  in weedy area across road from the community garden.
Reported: Oct 30 to Dec 6 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Harris's Sparrow at Thomson Brook Pond, Kelowna, B.C. Nov 5, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1, adult)
Location: On the water of Okanagan Lake near the giant peach along the Penticton waterfront .
Reported: Nov 16 to 29 (Alex Bodden). 

Hoary Redpoll (1)
Location: HERE at Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: Nov 27 (Sachi Snively).
Hoary Redpoll in Creston, BC. Nov 27, 2021. Photo. Sachi Snively.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Near parking lot at Swan Lake Nature Reserve, Vernon.
Reported: Nov 25 (Jack VanDyk).
Harris's Sparrow. Vernon, B.C. November 25, 2021. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Harris's Sparrow (2)
Location: Christmas Island along Salmon Arm foreshore.
Reported: Nov 22 (Jim Walton).

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1, first cycle)
Location: On the water by the docks at Maude Roxby Sanctuary in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 13 to 21 (David Bell, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull in Kelowna, BC. Nov, 13, 2021. Photo. Michael Force.

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1)
Location: Last seen HERE behind the school. Previously seen HERE and first seen HERE off the viewing platform near the parking lot at Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 4 to 22 (Huw Williams, m.obs).
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher. Kelowna, B.C. November 4, 2021. Photo: Ian Walker.

BRANT (1)
Location: Last seen in the SW corner of Rawlings Lake. Previously seen in a field south of Mabel Lake Road 1.6 km west of Rawlings Lake. Also seen in field HERE. Also seen in field HERE in Lumby.
Reported: Sept 30 to Nov 16 (Scott Thomson, m.obs). 
Brant in Lumby, BC. Oct 20, 2021. Photo. Kalin Ocana.

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Nov 12 (C. Sandvig).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Old Airport Road in Penticton. In with White-crowned Sparrows.
Reported: Nov 6 to 11 (Brad Vissia).

Dunlin (1)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 8 to 10 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Dunlin. West Kelowna, B.C. November 9, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Polson Park in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 10 (Laurel McDonald).

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Nature Bay in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Nov 10 (Jim Walton).

Red-throated Loon (2)
Location: East of Tranquille River Creek Mouth at Cooney Bay/Kamloops Lake (viewed off the end of Tranquille Rd) - Kamloops
Reported: Oct 14 to Nov 9 (Clinton Zaik, m.obs). 

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, Vernon.
Reported: Nov 9 (Chris Siddle).

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Private Home in Lilooet.
Reported: Oct 24 to November 9 (Ian Routley) 

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Nakusp
Reported: Nov 6 (Julia Flesaker).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Private Home in Logan Lake.
Reported: Nov 5 (Loekie Van Der Wal).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: HERE frequenting feeders on Glenwood Dr in Kamloops.
Reported: Nov 3-4 (Michael Dupre, m.obs)
Blue Jay in Kamloops, BC. Nov 3, 2021. Photo. Michael Dupre

Harris's Sparrow (2)
Location: HERE on Beach Street in Balfour.
Reported: Oct 30 (Sachi Snively).
Harris's Sparrow in Balfour, BC. Oct 30, 2021. Photo. Sachi Snively.

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Waldie Island in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 14-30 (Barbara and Neville Maytom, m.obs). 

Harris's Sparrow (2)
Location: In dogwood trees on the dog walk side of the waterfront south of the boathouses along the waterfront in Nelson.
Reported: Oct 21 to 29 (Jakob Dulisse, m.obs).  

Swainson’s Hawk (1 Immature) *late*
Location: Viewed HERE from Black Rock Rd  in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 26 to 28 (J. VanDyk, m.obs)
Swainson’s Hawk in Vernon, BC. Oct 26, 2021. Photo. Jack VanDyk.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Log booms at Sutherland Bay in Kelowna's North End. Bird flew north, up the lake.
Reported: Oct 25 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Harris’s Sparrow (2)
Location: HERE at the Silo Pond at Cranbrook Irrigation Ponds in Cranbrook.
Reported: Oct 21 to 22 (Alan Barnard, m.obs).
Harris’s Sparrow in Cranbrook, BC. Oct 21, 2021. Photo: Alan Barnard.

Black Scoter (1 female)
Location: Tucelnuit Lake, Oliver.
Reported: Oct 21 (Barry Kinch).
Female Black Scoter. Oliver, B.C. October 21, 2022. Photo: Barry Kinch.

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Private residence along Young Place in Kamloops.
Reported: Oct 22 (Jan Bradshaw).

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: On fence on Bench Row Rd near Okanagan Landing-Bench Rd. in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 21 (Suzy Wright).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: HERE viewed from Mission Flats Rd on the Thompson River - Kamloops
Reported: Oct 14-18 (Clinton Zaik).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: HERE at Green Bay, West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 13 to 16 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Harris's Sparrow. West Kelowna, B.C. October 13, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Meadowlark Lane, near Road 22, Osoyoos.
Reported: Oct 13 (Ren Ferguson).

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: HERE at Selkirk College Trails, Castlegar.
Reported: October 12 (Craig Sandvig). 

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Trout Creek Point in Summerland.
Reported: Oct 11 (Robyn DeYoung).

Sabine’s Gull (1 juv)
Location: On Skaha Lake in front of Ponderosa Point Resort in Kaleden.
Reported: Oct 11 (Wayne Diakow).

Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: South end of Okanagan Lake, Penticton near the wharf at Lakeside Resort. 
Reported: Oct 7 (Chris Charlesworth, Rajeev Pillay). 

Hudsonian Godwit (1)
Location: At the Creek Mouth in Burton.
Reported: Oct 3 to 4 (Warren and Julia Flesaker, m.obs).
Hudsonian Godwit in Burton, BC. Oct 3, 2021. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: On Columbia River in Revelstoke.
Reported: Sept 30 (Darlene Cancelliere).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult)
Location: Creek Mouth in Burton.
Reported: Sept 21 to 30 (Gary Davidson, m.obs).

Sanderling (Up to 5 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. They also venture a short distance over to Rotary Beach.
Reported: Aug 22 to Sept 27 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Sanderling. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: In mixed sparrow flock near obow at Selkirk College Trails - Castlegar.
Reported: Sept 25 to 27 (Carolee Colter et al.)

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Creek Mouth in Burton.
Reported: Sept 15 to 25 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: Over Gyro Park in Penticton.
Reported: Sep 24 to 25 (Dick Cannings, m.obs).

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: South pond of the irrigation fields HERE in Cranbrook.
Reported: Sept 25 (Dean Nicholson).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 21 & 22 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna, B.C. Setember 21, 2021. Photo: Nigel Eggers.

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult light morph)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 to 20 (Ian Walker, m.obs).
Parasitic Jaeger. Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna, B.C. September 19, 2021. Photo: Ian Walker.

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light adult)
Location: Flew over marshes at the north end of Vaseux Lake.
Reported: Sept 19 (Mike Edwards, Evan Edwards, Matthias Bieber).

Parasitic Jaeger (2 adults)
Location: Okanagan Lake waterfront in Penticton.
Reported: Sept 17 to 19 (Brad Vissia, m.obs)
Parasitic Jaeger. Penticton, B.C. September 19, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

American Avocets (2)
Location: Feeding on mudflats at airport marsh in Revsltoke.
Reported: Sept 11 to 18 (Don Manson). 

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: Viewed from the mouth of the Kuskanax River in the middle of the lake in Nakusp.
Reported: Sept 18 (Julia Flesaker)

Parasitic Jaeger (15)
Location: Flying down the west arm at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson.
Reported: Sept 17 (Jakob Dulisse).

Franklin’s Gull (1 immature)
Location: On the dock at Maude Roxby Park in Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 17 (Nick Swan).

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: In the oxbow at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Sept 17 (Craig Sandvig). 

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 15 (Mike Howard, Rick Gee).

Sabine's Gull (2 adults)
Location: At the mouth of Tranquille Creek and Kamloops Lake in Kamloops.
Reported: Sep 15 (Jan Bradshaw, m.obs).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 male)
Location: Elizabeth Lake; Cranbrook (viewed from pullout on Hwy 3).
Reported: Sept 13 to 15 (Jody Wells, m.obs). 
Eurasian Wigeon in Cranbrook, BC. Sept 13, 2021. Photo. Jody Wells.

Sabine’s Gull (2)
Location: North end of Kootenay Lake.
Reported: Sep 15 (Jakob Dulisse).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light adult)
Location: North end of Kootenay Lake.
Reported: Sep 14 (Jakob Dulisse).

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: Sept 13 (Greg Ross).

Sanderling (2 juv)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 13 (Kalin Ocana).
Sanderlings. Robert Lake. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 13, 2021. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: St Mary Lake in Meachen near Kimberley.
Reported: Sept 12 (Wendy Roberts).
Lesser Black-backed Gull in Meachen, BC. Sept 12, 2021. Photo. Wendy Roberts.

Sabine's Gull (1 first year)
Location: Rotary Beach on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 12 (Chris Charlesworth, Jasmine Korcok, Ryan Tomlinson, Mike Edwards).

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Waterfront in Nakusp.
Reported: Sep 12 (Julia Flesaker). 

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson.
Reported: Sep 11 (Jakob Dulisse).

Franklin's Gull (2 first year)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 11 (Dave Archbell, m.obs).
Franklin's Gull. Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 11, 2021. Photo: Kathy Nuszdorfer.

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)
Location: Sunoka Park in Summerland.
Reported: Sep 11 (Chris Charlesworth).

Sanderling (1 juv)
Location: White Lake, OK Falls.
Reported: Sep 11 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Sanderling (1)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 10 (Nick Swan).

Red-throated Loon (1 in breeding)
Location: Viewed from the mouth of the Kuskanax River in the middle of the lake with a raft of gulls in Nakusp.
Reported: Sept 9 to 10 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Last seen at suet feeder HERE and HERE adjacent to a public foot path. Previously seen HERE near the small lookout platform at Pineview Pond; Kamloops
Reported: Aug 23-Sept 10 (Tana Coezter, m.obs)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Kamloops, BC. Aug 23, 2021. Photo. Tristan Semeniuk.

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: HERE on Garry Rd in Wycliffe.
Reported: Sept 10 (Lyle Grisedale).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Pighin Rd in Kimberley.
Reported: Sept 9 (Alan Barnard).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Shore along Nakusp waterfront.
Reported: Sep 6 (Gary Davidson).

Tennessee Warbler (1 imm)
Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 5 (Chris Charlesworth, Jesse Hannebauer).

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: HERE on the Thompson River by the Tranquille River outlet in Kamloops.
Reported: Sept 5 (Tom Beeke).

Long-tailed Jaeger (1)
Location: HERE on the Thompson River by the Tranquille River outlet in Kamloops.
Reported: Aug 31 to Sept 1 (Jan Bradshaw, m.obs).
Long-tailed Jaeger in Kamloops, BC. Photo. Sept 1, 2021. Photo Bruce Bosdet.

Arctic Tern (2 adults)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 31 (Brad Vissia).

Arctic Tern (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Was seen with juvenile Common Tern.
Reported: Aug 30 (Nigel Eggers).

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (1)
Location: In field HERE in NW corner of  Ferret Rd Loop in Edgewood.
Reported: Aug 30 (Gary Davidson and Cat McLean).
Ferruginous Hawk in Edgewood, BC. Aug 30, 2021. Photo. Gary Davidson.

Franklin’s Gull (1 juv)
Location: Okanagan Landing at Vernon Creek Mouth in Vernon.
Reported: Aug 18 to 28 (Chris Siddle and Jack Van Dyck).

Stilt Sandpiper (up to 4 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Also seen occasionally at the south end of Rotary Beach.
Reported: Aug 18 to 27 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

GREAT EGRET (6)
Location: North end of Vaseux Lake.
Reported: Aug 25 (Matthias Bieber).
Six Great Egrets with Sandhill Cranes. Vaseux Lake, B.. Aug 25, 2021. Photo: Matthias Bieber.

MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna. First spotted at the south end, but then flew to the north end.
Reported: Aug 24 (Huw Williams, Chris Dale).
Marbled Godwit. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 24, 2021. Photo: Huw Williams.

ANCIENT MURRELET (1 imm)
Location: Found in parking lot in Penticton and taken by local rehabber.
Reported: Aug 24 (fide Dick Cannings).
Ancient Murrelet. Penticton, B.C. Aug 24, 2021. Photo: fide Dick Cannings.

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Also seen at the south end of Rotary Beach.
Reported: Aug 21 to 24 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Short-billed Dowitcher (juv). Kelowna, B.C. Aug 21, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

American Golden-Plover (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 23 (Nigel Eggers).
American Golden-Plover. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 23, 2021. Photo: Nigel Eggers.

Arctic Tern (1 adult)
Location: Off Rotary Beach, Kelowna. Also seen from mouth of Mission Creek.
Reported: Aug 20 to 23 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Arctic Tern. Rotary Beach. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 20, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Sanderling (Up to 2 adults)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 11 to 21 (Lindsay Lalach, m.obs).

Short-billed Dowitcher (3 juv)
Location: Along foreshore in Salmon Arm, east of the wharf.
Reported: Aug 20 to 21(Jim Walton, m.obs).

SMITH’S LONGSPUR (1)
Location: HERE at Selkirk College in Castlegar.
Reported: Aug 20 (Craig Sandvig).
Smith’s Longspur in Castlegar, BC. August 20, 2021. Photo. Craig Sandvig.

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Rawlings Lake in Lumby.
Reported: Aug 18 to 19 (Scott Thomson).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Summit of Big White Mountain on Aug 12. Seen over village on Aug 14.
Reported: Aug 12 to 19 (Chris Charlesworth, Jasmine Korcok, et al).

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Robert Lake, north end. Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 18 (Ryan Tomlinson).

MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Along the shoreline just east of the Salmon River at Salmon Arm Bay.
Reported: Aug 18 (Jim Walton).
Marbled Godwit in Salmon Arm, BC. Aug 18.2021.

RED PHALAROPE (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Bird flew in with Red-necked Phalaropes and alighted on the water near the tip of sandbar briefly, before flying off towards the north.
Reported: Aug 17 (Chris Charlesworth, Jasmine Korcok).

Purple Finch (2 female type)
Location: In Hawthorn bushes at south end of Goose Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Aug 17 (Chris Siddle).

Black-bellied Plover (1 adult)
Location: Cartier Bay, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 15 (Don Manson, Dusty Viedeman).
Black-bellied Plover. Revelstoke, B.C. Aug 15, 2021. Photo: Don Manson.

Sanderling (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 12 to 15 (Brad Vissia).
Sanderling. Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna. Aug 12, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Hudsonian Godwit (1)
Location: Near the wharf at Salmon Arm Bay. 
Reported: Aug 9 to 15 (Jim Walton, m.obs).
Hudsonian Godwit in Salmon Arm, BC. August 14, 2021. Photo. Kalin Ocana 

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Waterfront in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 12 to 14 (Sachi Snively).

Ruddy Turnstone (1 juv)
Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, west of Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: Aug 10 to 14 (Don Cecile, m.obs).
Ruddy Turnstone in Salmon Arm, BC. August 14, 2021. Photo. Kalin Ocana.

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 imm)
Location: North end of Vaseux Lake.
Reported: Aug 13 (Matthias Bieber). 

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 probable imm)
Location: Sutherland Hills Park in Kelowna. Coordinates 49.8721269, -119.4324217.
Reported: Aug 13 (Kalin Ocana, Mike Howard). 

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Waterfront in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 13 (Jakob Dulisse).

Sanderling (1 adult)
Location: East of the wharf along the foreshore at Salmon Arm.
Reported: Aug 10 to 12 (Don Cecile, m.obs).  

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 11 (Lindsay Lalach, m.obs).
Juvenile Stilt Sandpiper at the mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Aug 11, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juvenile)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Aug 8 (Chris Siddle).

Sanderling (1 adult)
Location: 9 Mile Point, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 8 (Don Manson, Dusty Viedeman).
Sanderling, near Revelstoke. Aug 8, 2021. Photo: Don Manson.

Stilt Sandpiper (4 juveniles)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 8 (Kalin Ocana).
One of four juv. Stilt Sandpipers at the mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, B.C. Aug 8, 2021. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 7 (Kalin Ocana).

Sanderling (2 adults)
Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna. Birds circled low over the pond several times before realizing there was no suitable shoreline habitat, at which point they flew off to the west.
Reported: Aug 1 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Burton Creek Mouth, along Hwy 6, north of Fauquier, in the West Kootenay.
Reported: Aug 1 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male)
Location: In bushes by the barn at the corner of Ha Ha Creek Rd and Howell Rd in Wardner.
Reported: July 4 to 30 (Alan Barnard, m.obs).
Indigo Bunting in Wardner, BC. July 4, 2021. Photo. Alan Barnard.

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Revelstoke Airport / Machete Island.
Reported: Jul 29 (Ellen Tremblay).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Last seen hunting HERE on Rose Hill Rd. Previously seen hunting near Mitchell Lake - Kamloops
Reported: July 20-26 (Dave and Tom Beeke, m.obs)
Prairie Falcon in Kamloops, BC. July 26, 2021. - Photo: Gabriel Beaupre

Alder Flycatcher (1)
Location: HERE near Harmon Lake in Merritt.
Reported: July 2 (Ilya Povalyaev).

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (1)
Location: HERE on Brouse Loop Rd in Nakusp.
Reported: June 2 to July 1 (Warren and Julia Flesaker, m.obs).
Baltimore Oriole in Nakusp, BC, June 2, 2021. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

DICKCISSEL (2)
Location: Last seen HERE. Previously seen HERE on Brouse Loup Rd near Nakusp.
Reported: June 26-30 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs)

DICKCISSEL (1)
Location: HERE on Ferret Rd in Edgewood.
Reported: June 21 (Gary Davidson and Catherine McLean).
Dickcissel in Edgewood, BC. June 21, 2021. Photo. Gary Davidson.

BALTIMORE ORIOLE (1)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, at small wooden bridge south of McCurdy Road.
Reported: June 19 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Magnolia Warbler (4)
Location: East end of Summit Lake on the rail trail in Nakusp.
Reported: June 5 to 19 (Julia and Warren Flesaker). 

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: June 18 (Kalin Ocana, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull (9)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: June 18 (Liron Gertsman and Joshua Brown, m.obs).

Ovenbird (1)
Location: HERE at the start of Galena Trail off Denver Siding Rd in New Denver.
Reported: June 18 (Julia Burger).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Gully below Safari Ridge Paintball, along Hwy 97 and Horizon Drive in West Kelowna.
Reported: June 17 (Kalin Ocana).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE on Old Airport Rd in Penticton.
Reported: June 17 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs).
Northern Mockingbird in Penticton, BC. June 17, 2021. Photo. Wayne Diakow.

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER (1, first for Okanagan)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: June 15 to 17 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
The Okanagan's first Snowy Plover. Kelowna, B.C. June 15, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth. 

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: North end of Beaver Ranch Flats in Quilchena.
Reported: June 5 to 16 (Michelle Lamberson, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis at Quilchena, BC. June 16, 2021. Photo. Wayne Diakow. 

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: On fence at Airport Marsh on Machete Island in Revelstoke.
Reported: June 16 (Don Manson).
Northern Mockingbird. Revelstoke, B.C. June 16, 2021. Photo: Don Manson.

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE near Bear Lake in Zincton.
Reported: June 15 (Barbara Maytom).

American White Pelicans (77)
Location: Flying south over West Kelowna in Kelowna.
Reported: June 15 (Liron Gertsman and Josh Brown).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE on Hidden Valley Rd in Lumberton.
Reported: June 14 (Dianne Cooper).

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 adult)
Location: Dead trees at the west end of Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: June 13 (Hank Vanderpol, m.obs).
Black-crowned Night-Heron. Kelowna, B.C. June 13, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: Bertram Creek Park, Kelowna.
Reported: June 9 (Kalin Ocana).

Forster's Tern (2)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: June 5 to 8 (Markus Weilmeier and Brad Vissia, m.obs).

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE on Brouse Loop Rd in Nakusp.
Reported: June 8 (Warren and Julia Flesaker).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over HERE in Hills.
Reported: June 7 (Warren Fleskaer).

Magnolia Warbler (3)
Location: HERE in Hills.
Reported: June 7 (Warren Fleskaer).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: East end of Wapta Lake along thr highway in a spruce tree with Brown-headed cowbirds in Yoho National Park near Field.
Reported: June 6 (James Telford).

Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE in the upper Aberdeen area, Kamloops.
Reported: May 28-June 6 (Isaac Nelson, m.obs).
Brewer’s Sparrow in Kamloops, BC. May 29, 2021. Photo. Tristan Semeniuk

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Flying north over the mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: June 5 (Nick Swan and Brad Vissia).

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE in Cranbrook.
Reported: June 5 (Lyle Grisedale).

Forster's Tern (3)
Location: Okanagan Landing, near Vernon, at the mouth of Vernon Creek.
Reported: June 4 (Jack VanDyk).
Forster's Tern. Vernon, B.C. June 4, 2021. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: June 4 (Huw Williams, et al).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. June 5, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: South end of Rawlings Lake in Lumby.
Reported: May 31 to June 2 (Scott Thomson, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Lumby, BC. May 31, 2021. Photo. Scott Thomson.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Thomson Marsh in Kelowna. Bird was seen in flight, and landed at Michaelbrook Golf Course.
Reported: Jun 1 (David Bell).

Black-crowned night-heron (1)
Location: Flying SE across the highway from here along the oxbow on the east side of the Channel Parkway in Penticton.
Reported: June 1 (Kristen Mancuso).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (107)
Location: HERE at Trecher's Slough in Brisco.
Reported: May 21 to 30 (Brian Wesley, m.obs). 
White-faced Ibis in Brisco, BC. May 21, 2021. Photo. Brian Wesley.

HOODED ORIOLE (1 female)
Location: Private Home in Loon Lake near Cache Creek.
Reported: May 27-28 (Gail Frith).
Hooded Oriole in Cache Creek, BC. May 27, 2021. Photo. Gail Frith.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (2)
Location: Leach Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 29 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (16)
Location:HERE at Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: May 19 to 29 (Doug Hogg, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Cranbrook, BC. May 23 2021. Photo. Lyle Grisedale.

Red-breasted Sapsucker (1 probable)
Location: Along Rimrock Trail off King Edward Forest Service Road, east of Vernon.
Reported: May 29 (Scott Thomson).

Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: Private Home on Wharf Rd, Scotch Creek.
Reported: May 28 (Aaron Roberge). 

Forster's Tern (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: May 27 (David Bell).  

RBA: DICKCISSEL (1 male) *Not open to the public*
Location: Private Home in Nelson.
Reported: May 23 to 26 (Eliza Dicks, m.obs)   
Dickcissel in Nelson, BC. May 24, 2021. Photo. Paul Prappas.

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: HERE in Cranbrook.
Reported: May 25 (J. Floer).
Sage Thrasher in Cranbrook, BC. May 25, 2021. Photo. Jo Ellen Floer.

Lesser Goldfinch (up to 15 birds)
Location: Across from 19610 Kruger Mtn Rd in Osoyoos.  Also seen along Kruger Mountain Road, about 150 meters from Old Richter Pass Road.
Reported: July 15, 2018 to May 24, 2021 (David Bell, m.obs).
Lesser Goldfinch. Osoyoos, B.C. July 15, 2018.

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: On the mudflats along Fairmont Meadows in Fairmont Hot Springs.
Reported: May 23 (David Gibson).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (3)
Location: Flying over HERE in Oliver.
Reported: May 23 (David Bell and Siobhan Darlighton).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (10)
Location: West Lake in Wells Gray Park in Clearwater.
Reported: May 23 (Robert Parlane)

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: HERE at Leach Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 23 (Craig Sandvig).
Loggerhead Shrike in Creston, BC. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (18)
Location: First seen at McGowan Park and then 3 landed at Separation Lake in Kamloops.
Reported: May 23 (Dave Gilmour, m.obs.)
White-faced Ibis in Kamloops, BC. May 23, 2021. Photo. Tristan Semeniuk

WHITE-FACED IBIS (80) 
Location: In flight, headed south over Penticton.
Reported: May 23 (Kristen Mancuso, Stephanie Winton, Morgan Galloway, Jared Maida).

Forster's Tern (13)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. 10 took off at dusk on 22 May, and 3 remain in the AM on the 23rd.
Reported: May 22 to 23 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Part of flock of 13 Forster's Terns. Kelowna, B.C. May 22, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Black Tern (1)
Location: Maiden Lake in Fernie.
Reported: May 23 (Laura K.).

Townsend’s Warbler x Hermit Warbler Hybrid (1)
Location: Kootenay Lake in Sunshine Bay
Reported: May 22 (Gaelen Schnare)

Baird's Sandpiper (2)
Location: North pond at the Irrigation fields - Cranbrook
Reported: May 22 (Jo Ellen and David Floer)

Brewer’s Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Annex Park - Fernie.
Reported: May 21 (Laura K.).
Brewer’s Sparrow in Fernie, BC. May 22. 2021. Photo. Laura K.

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 18 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Airport Slough on Machete Island Rd in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 19 to 20 (Michael Morris, m.obs).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: Singing with American Goldfinches and Pine Siskins near parking area for the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna, at the end of Truswell Road.
Reported: May 18 to 20 (David Bell, m.obs).
Lesser Goldfinch. Kelowna, B.C. May 18, 2021. Photo: David Bell.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (Up to 22)
Location: HERE at Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 12 to 19 (Chris Drysdale, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Creston, BC. May 12, 2021. Photo. Chris Drysdale.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: HERE in the oxbow at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 18 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Castlegar, BC. May 18, 2021. Photo. Craig Sandvig.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: HERE in slough near Ha Ha Creek Rd in Wardner.
Reported: May 18 (Alan Barnard and Mike Bentley).
White-faced Ibis in Wardner, BC. May 18, 2021. Photo. Alan Barnard.

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over the oxbow at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 18 (Craig Sandvig).

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: 3 mile, along Hwy 3A, north of Nelson.
Reported: May 17 to 18 (Carolee Colter, Paul Prappas).
 
Franklin's Gull (3)
Location: Seen from Lochdale Road at Swan Lake, Vernon.
Reported: May 17 (Chris Siddle).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (3)
Location: Althamer Sloughs in Invermere.
Reported: May 17 (Greg Scott, m.obs).

Black Tern (1)
Location: Separation Lake in Kamloops.
Reported: May 15 (Tom Beeke).

Willet (1)
Location: Along the shore at Beaver Creek Provincial Park in Trail.
Reported: May 15 (Henrik Mendes).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: perched on fenceposts around the farm property at the end of the walk-in road from the Sunshine Bay riding club entrance in Sunshine Bay on Kootenay Lake.
Reported: May 15 (Carolee Colter).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (10)
Location: HERE at Wasa Sloughs in Wasa.
Reported: May 8 to 15 (Dianne Cooper and Ruth Goodwin, m.obs). 
 White-faced Ibis in Wasa, BC. May 15, 2021. Photo. Ian Adams.

Common Grackle (1)
Location: HERE at Yoho National Park in Field.
Reported: May 14 (James Telford).

GREAT EGRET (1)
Location: In flight at Road 22, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: May 13 (Lucie Parker).
Great Egret. Osoyoos, B.C. May 13, 2021. Photo: Lucie Parker.

Marbled Godwit (1) 
Location: Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 11 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1)
Location: Mouth of the Kuskanax River entering Upper Arrow Lake north of Nakusp. 
Reported: May 8 (Catherine McLean).
Lesser Black-backed Gull in Nakusp, BC. May 8, 2021. Photo. Catherine McLean.

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of the Kuskanax River entering Upper Arrow Lake north of Nakusp. 
Reported: May 8 (Catherine McLean).
Franklin’s Gull in Nakusp, BC. May 8, 2021. Photo. Catherine McLean.

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1)
Location: Leach Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 8 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).
Black-crowned Night-Heron in Creston, BC. May 8, 2021. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

Black Tern (1)
Location: With 2 Common Terns at the Mouth of the Kuskanax River entering Upper Arrow Lake north of Nakusp. 
Reported: May 8 (Catherine McLean).
Black Tern in Nakusp, BC. May 8, 2021. Photo. Catherine McLean

Franklin’s Gull (2)
Location: South end of Kootenay Lake in Creston.
Reported: May 8 (Jakob Dulisse).

Willet (1)
Location: Mission Flats downstream from airport in Kamloops .
Reported: May 7 (fide Rick Howie).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, light morph)
Location: Flying north from Cardinal Creek Road in Joe Rich, east of Kelowna.
Reported: May 7 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Seen flying from Robert Lake To Alki Lake/Kelowna Landfill on May 2. Found at Bredin Pond, visible from Glenmore Road, on May 3. Probably same bird from Mission Creek Mouth.
Reported: May 2 to 3 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: May 2 (Michelle Hamilton).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. May 2, 2021. Photo: Michelle Hamilton.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Flying north over Rose Valley in West Kelowna.
Reported: May 2 (Kalin Ocana).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: In flight over Kelowna, headed towards Glenmore neighborhood.
Reported: May 2 (David Bell).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature when first discovered, now has molted into adult plumage)
Location: With flock of White-crowned Sparrows at Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 29, 2020, to Apr 30, 2021 (Chris Charlesworth, Connor Charlesworth, m.obs).
Harris's Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Dec 31, 2020. Photo: David Bell.

Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake, off Kalamoir Park in West Kelowna. With Western Grebes. Perhaps same bird seen earlier in the week in same general part of lake.
Reported: Apr 30 (David Bell).

Willet (1)
Location: Flooded area along Hwy 3, east of Fernie.
Reported: Apr 24 to 26 (Mike Bentley, m.obs).

Clark’s Grebe (1)
Location: HERE viewed originally by boat on Okanagan Lake in Kelowna. Visible with a scope out on the lake with flock of Western Grebes from the mouth of Mission Creek.
Reported: April 24 and 25 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).
Clark’s Grebe in Kelowna, BC. April 24, 2021. Photo. Kalin Ocana.

Black-necked Stilt (Many)
Location: Stilts are present, or have recently been present, at a number of southern Interior locations including Robert Lake in Kelowna, Otter Lake in Vernon, Rawlings Lake, in Lumby, at Revelstoke on ponds near the airport, Salmon Arm Bay in Salmon Arm, the Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar, Duck Lake in Creston, and several locations around Cranbrook.

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Along north side of Little Shuswap Lake, east of Chase.
Reported: Apr 24 (Allan Dupilka).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: In flight at Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 24 (David Bell, et al).

Baird's Sandpiper (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek in Okanagan Landing, near Vernon.
Reported: Apr 23 (Jack VanDyk).
Adult Baird's Sandpiper. Vernon, B.C. April 23, 2021 (Photo: Jack VanDyk).

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)
Location: With Bonaparte's Gulls at the north end of Swan Lake, in Vernon.
Reported: Apr 23 (Chris Siddle).

Dunlin (1 adult)
Location: Small 'cattle pond' at the west end of Munson Road, at Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: April 22 (David Bell, m.obs).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Linden Gardens in Kaleden.
Reported: April 18 (Joyce Fraser).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: HERE on Nighthawk Rd in Osoyoos.
Reported: April 18 (Paul Prappas and Carolee Colter)
Loggerhead Shrike in Osoyoos, BC. April 18, 2021. Photo. Paul Prappas.

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: In field HERE, NW of Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: April 13 (Kalin Ocaña, a Loggerhead Shrike was photographed by Bruce Kennedy here on March 29, it is most likely a different bird but could possibly be the same).
Loggerhead Shrike in Kelowna, BC. April 13, 2021. Photo. Kalin Ocaña.

Tundra Swan (Bewick's race)
Location: Separation Lake, Princeton.
Reported: Apr 8 (Ed Lahaie, m.obs).
Bewick's race of Tundra Swan. Separation Lake, Princeton, B.C. Apr 8, 2021 Photo: Sue Elwell.

Dunlin (1)
Location: Along shore of Mud Bay at the foot of Francis Avenue at the Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna.
Reported: April 4 (Nick Swan, m.obs).

Hermit Thrush (2, rare in winter)
Location: Sutherland Hills Park, Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 17, 2020, to Mar 30, 2021 (Mike Force, Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Hermit Thrush. Kelowna, B.C. Novbember 18, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Lesser Goldfinch (1, male)
Location: Private residence at Trout Creek Point, Summerland.
Reported: Oct 13, 2020 to Mar 24, 2021 (Robyn DeYoung, Matthew Lowery, Tom Lowery).

'Eurasian' Green-winged Teal (1 male)
Location: Along Otter Lake Road, in flooded field across road from address 2116. 
Reported: Mar 10 to 14 (Chris Siddle, et al).

Barrow's Goldeneye X Hooded Merganser hybrid (1 male)
Location: Bredin Pond, at old entrance to Kelowna Landfill, on Glenmore Road.
Reported: Mar 7 to 8 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).
Barrow's Goldeneye X Hooded Merganser hybrid. Kelowna, B.C. March 7, 2021. Photo: Dave Bell

Purple Finch (2, male and female)
Location: Approx km 4.5 on Beaver Lake Road, east of Lake Country.
Reported: Mar 6 (Chris Charlesworth).
Purple Finch. Lake Country, B.C. Mar 6, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: On beach along Lakeshore Drive near Power St, Penticton. Most likely same bird that was in Vernon a few days earlier.
Reported: Dec 28, 2020 to Mar 4, 2021 (Jim and Dierdre Turnbull, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Penticton, B.C. Jan 2, 2021. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Blue Jay x Steller’s Jay Hybrid (1)
Location: Last seen at 11th Ave and 6th St. Previously at Prince Ave and Lakeview St in Castlegar.
Reported: Jan 12 to Mar 3 (Jacob Rudkoski, m.obs)
Rare hybrid Steller’s Jay x Blue Jay in Castlegar, BC. Jan 12, 2021. Photo: Jacob Rudkoski

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE on Mission Rd  - Wasa
Reported: Feb 19-24 (Virginia Rasch).

Savannah Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Salmon Arm foreshore, behind the Prestige Inn.
Reported: Feb 22 (Jim Walton).
Savannah Sparrow. Salmon Arm, B.C. Feb 22, 2021. Photo: Jim Walton.

Common Grackle (1)
Location: Feeder near the T intersection on Cowan St and Campsall Rd/Eddy St - Fort Steele
Reported: Jan 16 to Feb 20 (Greg Ross and Katrin Powell, m.obs)
Common Grackle in Fort Steele, BC. January 16, 2021. Photo: Greg Ross.

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: Along the International Hike and Bike Trail in Oliver, along the west side of the Okanagan River, south of Highway 97, and adjacent to Inkaneep Provincial Park. Bird was with American Goldfinches.
Reported: Feb 4 to 19 (Alex Bodden).

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: 74-130 Colebrook Rd, Savona
Reported: Jan 31 to Feb 19 (Emma Bou).

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: On beach along Lakeshore Drive near Power St, Penticton. 
Reported: Feb 19 (Paul Foth).

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1)
Location: With juncos along the KVR Trail, just south of Newton Bridge, on the West Bench, in Penticton.
Reported: Feb 15 (Dick Cannings).

Blue Jay (2)
Location: Private residence on Paynter Road in West Kelowna, near the corner of Butt Road. Birds feeding on nuts in Hazelnut tree.
Reported: Nov 29, 2020, to Feb 15, 2021 (Jason Bednar, m.obs). 

Red-breasted Sapsucker (1)
Location: Private garden in Lardeau in the West Kootenays.
Reported: Feb 15 (Marlene Johnston).

Lincoln's Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Weedy field along S.E. dyke at Road 22, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: Feb 13 (Chris Charlesworth, Don Wilson). 

Barn Swallow (1, rare in winter)
Location: The Cove, at the south end of Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 5 (Rick Durand).

Mountain Bluebird (2, male and female. Rare in winter)
Location: Along Tavistock Road in the Adventure Bay Subdivision in Vernon, along Tavistock Road.
Reported: Jan 3 to Feb 3 (Loretta Bemister).
Mountain Bluebird. Vernon, B.C. Jan 3, 2021. Photo: Loretta Bemister.

Say's Phoebe (1, rare in winter)
Location: Fields along Heimlich Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 31 to Feb 2 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Seen at 4347 Hilltop Crescent. Also seen at 4268 Lakeview Dr. in Cranbrook. 
Reported: Dec 29, 2020 to Jan 30, 2021 (Patrick Stent, m.obs).
Northern Mockingbird in Cranbrook, BC. Jan 22, 2021. Photo. James Turner.

Pacific Loon (2)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, between Rotary Marsh, Waterfront Park and the Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary.
Reported: Dec 19, 2020 to Jan 29, 2021 (Chris Charlesworth, Tracy Allard, m.obs).

Common Yellowthroat (1)
Location: HERE on Kootenay River Rd - Creston
Reported: Jan 16 (James Turner and Blaire Smith)

Say's Phoebe (1, rare in winter)
Location: Adventure Bay subdivision in Vernon, along Hampshire Crescent.
Reported: Dec 26, 2020 to Jan 14, 2021 (Loretta Bemister).
Say's Phoebe. Vernon, B.C. December 30, 2020. Photo: Loretta Bemister.

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Kootenay Lake, in Balfour.
Reported: Jan 12 (Sachi Snively).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Marsh along Okanagan Rail Trail at S.E. corner of Wood Lake, Lake Country.
Reported: Dec 14, 2020 to Jan 8, 2021 (Michael Force, et al).

Purple Finch (1)
Location: Sutherland Hills Park in Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 6 (David Bell).

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Chase Lagoons and VLA Flats near Chase.
Reported: Jan 5 (Allan Dupilka).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Along the waterfront in Nelson.
Reported: Jan 2 (Jakob Dulisse).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Private residence along Baker-Hogg Road, in Spallumcheen.
Reported: Jan 2 (Adam Skalzub).

Purple Finch (6)
Location: IR Locatee Lands in Penticton.
Reported: Jan 1 (Dick Cannings).

Hermit Thrush (1, rare in winter)
Location: IR Locatee Lands in Penticton.
Reported: Jan 1, 2021 (Dick Cannings).