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.

Recent sightings:

Red-throated Loon (1)
Location: Shuswap Lake at mouth of the Salmon River in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Morning of Oct 20 (Don Cecile).

Blue Jay (1, most likely the same bird seen by Odin Scholz on Oct 10th)
Location: Private Home on Riley Creek Rd - Lilooet
Reported: Oct 18 to 19 (S. Bodaly, m.obs)
Blue Jay. Lilooet, BC. Oct 18, 2017.  Photo. Ian Routley

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: East end (Knutsford end) of Goose Lake Road, approximately at Km 1.  On the North side of the road perched on a gate at the start of a long driveway leading up a hill in the grasslands in Knutsford
Reported: Oct 18 (Mike Klotz)

Harris's Sparrow (1 first winter)
Location: Pine Ridge Rd in Lillooet
Reported: Oct 15 (Ian Routley)
Harris's Sparrow. Lilooet, BC. Oct 15, 2017. Photo: Ian Routley

Black-and-white Warbler (1 female type)
Location: Rotary Trails Park at the mouth of Powers Creek, Gellatly Bay, West Kelowna. Go to where trail is flooded and this is where the bird was seen. The bird was viewed through Rotary Trails Park up until dusk on the 12th. Latest sighting was 10:40 AM on Oct 13.
Reported: Oct 11 to 14 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)
Black-and-white Warbler. West Kelowna, BC. Oct 12, 2017. James Jansen

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Log booms at Sutherland Bay in Kelowna's north end.
Reported: Oct 12 (Doug Kragh, m.obs).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: BC Hydro Seton Lake Campground off Hwy 99 in Lilooet. Beside the dam at the west end of the site near the spawning channel and off channel rearing ponds.
Reported: Oct 10 (Odin Scholz)
Blue Jay. Lillooet, BC. Oct 10,  2017. Photo: Odin Scholz

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Walter Clough Bird Sanctuary in Slocan in the Kootenays.
Reported: Oct 8 (Paul Prappas, et al).
Harris's Sparrow. Slocan, BC. Oct 8, 2017. Photo: Paul Prappas.

Sabine's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Along the Thompson River, seen from Chase-Pritchard Road.
Reported: Oct 7 (Reba & Allan Dupilka).
Sabine's Gull. Chase, BC. Oct 7, 2017. Photo: Reba & Allan Dupilka.

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Foraging with Song Sparrows along waterfront near the city wharf in Nelson.
Reported: Oct 5 (Janice Arndt).
Harris's Sparrow. Nelson, BC. Oct 5, 2017. Photo: Janice Arndt.
Arctic Tern (1 juv)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Penticton. Seen from the Japanese Garden which is west of the marina.
Reported: Oct 3 (Barry Lancaster).
Arctic Tern. Okanagan Lake, Penticton, BC. Oct 3, 2017 (Photo: Barry Lancaster)

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, near mouth of Salmon River.
Reported: Oct 2 to 10 (Don Cecile).

Sabine's Gull (2 juv)
Location: Pond near playground at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson.
Reported: Sep 27 to Oct 1 (Janice Arndt, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Kokanee Ck Park, Nelson, BC, Sep 27, 2017. Photo: Janice Arndt.

Great Egret (1)
Location: Walking path along Trout Creek near its terminus at Okanagan Lake in Summerland. Easily accessed from Sunoka Provincial Park. Follow the beach east towards the creek mouth and follow trail upstream a short distance.
Reported: Sep 24 to Oct 4 (Natalie Koverchuck, m.obs).
Great Egret. Trout Ck, Summerland, BC. Sep 24, 2017. Photo: Darcie Arcand.
Boreal Owl (1)
Location: Blaeberry Valley, near Golden. Found roosting at 3 PM and was gone from location by 5:30 PM.
Reported: Sep 23 (Douglas Leighton).
Boreal Owl. Golden, BC. Sep 23, 2017. Photo: Douglas Leighton.

American Golden-Plover (1 juv)
Location: Pond along the Trans-Canada Hwy, west of Kamloops.
Reported: Sep 23-24 (Isaac Nelson).
American Golden-Plover. Kamloops, BC. Sep 23, 2017. Photo: Isaac Nelson.

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: 9 Mile near Revelstoke.
Reported: Sep 18 (Emily Williams, et al).

Sabine Gull (1juv)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Sep 15 & 16 (Gary Davidson, et al).
Sabine's Gull. Nakusp, BC. Sep 15, 2017. Photo: Gary Davidson.

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, west from the wharf.
Reported: Sep 14 to 16 (Don Cecile, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Salmon Arm, BC. Sep 14, 2017. Photo: Don Cecile.

Sanderling (Up to 3 juv)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, just east of the wharf.
Reported: Sep 14 to 26 (Kyle Fitzpatrick, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull (4)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 13 (James Jansen).
Franklin's Gull. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. Sep 13, 2017. Photo: James Jansen.
Sanderling (1 juv.)
Location: Okanagan Beach in Penticton, between the SS Sicamous and 'the peach'.
Reported: Sep 11 (Amanda Lahaie).
Sanderling. Okanagan Beach, Penticton, BC. Sep 11, 2017. Photo: Amanda Lahaie.

Parasitic Jaeger (1 ad)
Location: Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Bay.
Reported: Sep 12 to 14 (Reid Hildebrandt, et al).
Parasitic Jaeger. Salmon Arm, BC. Sep 12, 2017. Photo: Reid Hildebrant.
Location: Greely, about 12 km E of Revelstoke. Turn off Hwy 1, 12 km E. of Revelstoke and follow Greely Road, and you'll cross the bridge over the river. Go straight ahead to the railroad tracks. This is where the birds were flying from poles into the forest. At least one remained until 7 PM on Sep 10, but has not been reported since.
Reported: Sep 10 (Darlene & Darryl Cancelliere, Don Manson, Dusty Veideman, Chris Veideman, et al).
Red-headed Woodpecker in Revelstoke, BC. Sep 10, 2017. Photo: Dusty Veideman.
Location: Marina at Nakusp on Arrow Lake.
Reported: Sep 10 (Catherine McLean, Colleen Scissons, Gary Davidson).
Ancient Murrelet. Nakusp, BC. Sep 10, 2017. Photo: Gary Davidson.

Location: Salmon Arm foreshore.
Reported: Sep 10 to 12 (Roger Beardmore, et al).
Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Salmon Arm, BC. Sep 10, 2017. Photo: Roger Beardmore.

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Dunsmuir Road in the Hall Road area of Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 9 (Logan Lalonde).

Sanderling (1 juv)
Location: 9 Mile, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Sep 8 (Don Manson).
Sanderling. Revelstoke, BC. Sep 8, 2017. Photo: Don Manson

Location: Mudflats west of the pier in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Sep 9 (Don Cecile).

Sanderling (1 ad)
Location: Mouth of the Salmon Arm River in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Sep 2 (Don Cecile).

Tennessee Warbler (1 male)
Location: Trail that runs along foreshore west from Peter Janninck Park in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Sep 2 (Don Cecile, et al).
Tennessee Warbler. Salmon Arm, BC. Sep 2, 2017. Photo: Roger Beardmore.
Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake at Soorimpt Provincial Park, between Summerland and Penticton.
Reported: Sep 1 (Mel Thorn).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Penticton from Esplanade / Marina area.
Reported: Sep 1 (Mel Thorn).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Mt. Nelson, just north of Nelson, along Hwy 3A in the Kootenay district.
Reported: Aug 31 (Janice Arndt, Justin Arndt).
Broad-winged Hawk. Nelson, BC. Aug 31, 2017. Photo: Justin Arndt.

Sanderling (4; 3 juv, 1 ad)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 24 to Sept 27 (Scott Thomson, m.obs).
Sanderling. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. Aug 24, 2017. Photo: Scott Thompson.

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1 juvenile)
Location: College Oxbow at Selkirk College in Castlegar in the West Kootenays. Bird was on the mudflats at the east end of the oxbow and is still present as of 10:45 AM.
Reported: Aug 16 to 18 (Craig Sandvig).
Buff-breasted Sandpiper at College Oxbow in Castlegar. Aug 16, 2017. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
Sanderling (1)
Location: Mudflats off Peter Janninck Nature Park in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Aug 16 to 21 (Ken Wright, John Woods, et al).

Stilt Sandpipers

Location: One bird at Robert Lake, in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 21 (Logan Lalonde).

Location: Up to 4 birds at Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 9 & 10 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Location: Up to 9 juv. at flooded area at N. end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Aug 9 to 13 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore. Up to 16 juveniles present.
Reported: Aug 8 to 29 (Don Cecile, m.obs).

Location: 1 juv. small pond at S.W. corner of Swan Lake, visible from Grassland Loop Trail, Vernon.
Reported: Aug 8 & 9 (Chris Siddle).

Location: 1 juv. at Selkirk College Trails, Castlegar.
Reported: Aug 6 (Barbara Maytom).

Stilt Sandpiper. Castlegar, BC. Aug 6, 2017. Photo: Barbara Maytom.
Two of 16 juv. Stilt Sandpipers at Salmon Arm, BC. Aug 8, 2017. Photo: Don Cecile.

Location: Hummingbird feeder at private residence in Trail. First record for the West Kootenays.
Reported: Aug 4 to 7. Last sighting was in the early morning on Aug 7. The location is open to the public and the address is 7928 Birchwood Drive in Trail. The bird does not spend long at the feeder. When it is not at the feeder the hummingbird is often perched in a small clump of birches at the edge of the back lawn, usually sitting in the bottom half of the trees, near the center in some dead saplings. You can view these saplings easily from the north side of the house (duplex), from along the sidewalk. You can also seen the feeder, which is at the south side of their covered deck. Please don't go onto the deck and respect private property, as usual!  (Jennifer Bergen, Don Young).
Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Trail, BC. Aug 4, 2017. Photo: Don Young.
Ruby-throated Hummingbird. Trail, BC. Aug 6, 2017. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Great Egret (1)
Location: Small, receding floodwater pond just N.E. of Swan Lake Nature Reserve Park in Vernon, off Old Kamloops Road. This is at the S.W. corner of Swan Lake. Please do not trespass on farmer's property!
Reported: August 1 to 13 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).
Great Egret. Swan Lake, Vernon, BC. Aug 1, 2017. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Whimbrel (1)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore. Seen along shore from Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: July 30 (Ted Hillary).

Great Egret (1)
Location: Little slough in Quilchena area, near Nicola Lake. Slough can be viewed from intersection of Hwy 5A and Pennask Lake Road. On July 29th seen 2km north of Nicola Lake on west side of Hwy 5A in the irrigated fields south of Beaver Ranch Flats.
Reported: July 15-July 29 (Mike Toochin, Wayne Diakow, Brent Diakow, Thor Diakow, m.obs).

Great Egret. Quilchena, BC. July 29. Photo: Wesley Barr

Franklin's Gull (Up to 5 immatures)
Location: Salmon Arm Pier.
Reported: July 27 to Sept 26 (Chris Siddle, Mike Force, m.obs).
Franklin's Gull. Salmon Arm, BC. Aug 1, 2017. Photo: Don Cecile.

Franklin's Gull (1 immature)
Location: Pond along Glenmore Road in Kelowna, at the landfill. This pond is about .5 km N. of the entrance to the landfill at the old entrance.
Reported: Evening of July 25 (Doug Kragh).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna Landfill. July 25, 2017. Photo: Doug Kragh.

Marbled Godwit (9)
Location: Salmon Arm foreshore. Seen from Peter Jannink Nature Park on recently exposed mudflats just to the east of the park. On Jul 15, 9 birds reported, with 1 remaining on Jul 16.
Reported: July 15 & 16 (Mel Thorne, Ted Hillary, et al).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Trepanier Road in Peachland. Bird was perched in dead tree at edge of grassy meadow on south side of Trepanier Road, in between Maxwell Rd and Paradise Valley Rd.
Reported: July 7 (Chris Charlesworth).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private feeder in Tulameen.
Reported: June 28 (Ed Lahaie, m.obs).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Tulameen, BC. June 28, 2017. Photo: Sue Elwell.

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Seen at address 189 Traders Cove Road, off Westside Road, near Kelowna. Was with Clark's Nutcrackers.
Reported: June 27 (Kathy Nuszdorfer).

Green Heron (1)
Location: Salmon Arm along lakeshore near the mouth of the Salmon River on Jun 13 and on Jun 15 it was seen in flight at the pier.
Reported: June 13 to 16 (Roger Beardmore, m.obs).

Forster's Tern (2)
Location: Gyro Beach, Osoyoos.
Reported: June 4 (Alan & Liz Stewart)
Forster's Terns, Osoyoos, BC. June 4, 2017. Photo: Alan & Liz Stewart.

Sanderling (1)
Location: Salmon Arm, on logs at end of the wharf.
Reported: June 3 (Isabel Birtchnell, m.obs).

Green Heron (1 adult)
Location: Waldie Island in Castlegar. Map to exact location of sighting: https://goo.gl/maps/H2YQC1gS9RB2
Reported: May 30 (Janice Arndt, et al).

Green Heron. Waldie Island, Castlegar, BC. May 30, 2017. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Great Egret (1)
Location: Haynes Point Provincial Park in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 29 to 31 (Amanda Lahaie, m.obs).

Great Egret. Haynes Point, Osoyoos, BC. May 29, 2017. Photo: Amanda Lahaie.

Ancient Murrelet (1)
Location: Fountain Lake near Lillooet.
Reported: May 27 (Abbey Riddolls).
Ancient Murrelet at Fountain Lake, Lillooet, BC. May 27, 2017. Photo: Abbey Riddolls.

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Corner of Porteus Rd and McClure Roads, south of Kimberly near a corrugated metal barn.
Reported: May 25 & 26 (David Fraser, Leah Ramsay, et al).

Clark's Grebe (1)
Location: Osoyoos Lake at Haynes Point.
Reported: May 24 to 31 (David Britton, m.obs).

Clark's Grebe (right). May 24, 2017. Haynes Point, Osoyoos BC. Photo: David Britton.

(Possible) Loggerhead Shrike (1)
Location: Hwy 95 at Skookumchuck Prairie, north of Cranbrook. Bird was on fence line on west side of hwy at 6 PM. GPS coordinates are: 49.875074, -115.730075.
Reported: May 23 (David Bradley).

Red-breasted Sapsucker (1)
Location: Mountain Springs Retreat, on Hwy 3, near Twin Lakes.
Reported: May 21 (Phyllis Jmaeff, Kalin Ocana).

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: SS Sicamous on Okanagan Lake in Penticton.
Reported: May 21 (Logan Lalonde, Liron Gertsman).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Middle of Skaha Lake, near Penticton. Viewed from pull-out on Hwy 97 near N.W. corner of the lake.
Reported: May 21 (Logan Lalonde, Liron Gertsman).

Blackpoll Warbler (1)
Location: In the tallest tree near the small parking lot (where the train tracks cross the road into Lac du Bois) on the far side of the pond/marsh at Tranquille, Kamloops
Reported: May 18 (Tom Beeke)

Male Blackpoll Warbler in Tranquille. Photo: Tom Beeke

Black-necked Stilt (2+)
Location: Alki Lake / Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: May 15 (Lesley Robertson).

Purple Finch (1)
Location: Private Home, Princeton
Reported: May 14 (Edward Lahaie)

Willet (1)
Location: Airport ponds west, Revelstoke.
Reported: May 10 (Don Manson).

Willet. Revelstoke, BC. May 10, 2017. Photo: Don Manson.

Dickcissel (1 female) See Main Page
Location: 407 Edward St (view from front yard only) - Revelstoke
Reported: May 3-7 (Darlene Cancelliere)

Great Egret (1)
Location: East side of runway in airport marsh. Last seen in Montana Bay - Revelstoke
Reported: May 6-8 (Catherine Craig, m.obs)

Photo: Darlene Cancelliere

Lesser Goldinch (1 male) See Main Page
Location: 460 Auburn Crescent (knock on front door before viewing in backyard) - Princeton
Reported: May 3-5 (Edward Lahaie)

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: Tranquille in Kamloops, at the large wetland / pond on the south side of the road.
Reported: May 1 (Ralph Ritcey, m.obs).

Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 male)
Location: Private residence in Revelstoke.
Reported: Apr 30 (Dusty Veideman).

Black-throated Gray Warbler. Revelstoke, BC. Apr 30, 2017. Photo: Dusty Veideman

Black-necked Stilts (6)
Location: College oxbow at Castlegar.
Reported: Apr 30 (Paul Prappas, et al).

Black-necked Stilts. College Oxbow. Castlegar, BC. Apr 30, 2017. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Great Egret (1)
Location: First pond south of Reflection Lake, south of Golden.
Reported: Apr 30 (Thelma Brown, et al).

Great Egret. Golden, BC. Apr 30, 2017. Photo: Darcy Monchak.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Quail Ridge neighborhood near Kelowna Airport.
Reported: Apr 23 (Gail Fennell)

Broad-winged Hawk. Kelowna, BC. Apr 23, 2017. Photo: Gail Fennell.
Dunlin (1)
Location: Hayfield at Moberly Marsh near Golden.
Reported: Apr 20 (Douglas Leighton).

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Map of where bird was seen: https://goo.gl/maps/JMRhvY6x3us
Reported: Apr 20, still present as of 5:45 PM (Craig Sandvig).

Sage Thrasher. Castlegar, BC. Apr 20, 2017. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Ross's Goose X Snow Goose hybrid (1)
Location: Mouth of Power's Creek in West Kelowna. With Snow Goose.
Reported: Apr 18 to 25 (Scott Thomson, m.obs).
After careful study of photos and much discussion, it has been decided that the bird previously thought to be a Ross's Goose is now considered a Ross's X Snow Goose hyrbid. 

Ross's X Snow Goose (right), with Snow Goose. Power's Ck, West Kelowna. Apr 18. Photo: Keith Richardson.
Dunlin (1)
Location: Flooded fields adjacent to Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 13 (Nick Swan, et al).
Dunlin at Munson Pond, Kelowna, BC. Apr 13. Photo: Nick Swan
Ross's Goose (1)
Location: Hayfield at Moberly Marsh, 15 km N. of Golden.
Reported: Apr 7 (Douglas Leighton).

Ross's Goose, with Snow Goose. Golden, BC. Apr 7, 2017. Photo: Doug Leighton.

Western Bluebirds (2) & Spotted Towhee (2)
Location: The bluebirds were at 9 mile near Revelstoke Airport, Mar 17 (Darlene Cancelliere) and the towhee, 2 of them, were at a feeder on Jordan Dr, Revelstoke, Mar 12 (Jackie Morris).
Western Bluebird. Revelstoke, Mar 17. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere

Spotted Towhee. Revelstoke. Mar 12. Photo: Jackie Morris

Iceland Gull (adult 'Kumlien's')
Location: Fields along Byrns Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Mar 13 (Logan Lalonde).

Iceland Gull (1 first winter 'Kumlien's')
Location: Beach along Okanagan Lake in Penticton.
Reported: Mar 11 (Gwynneth Wilson, Pam Laing, m.obs)
First winter Iceland Gull (Kumlien's race). Okanagan Lake, Penticton, BC. Mar 11, 2017. Photo: Pam Laing.

Red-throated Loon (1 immature)
Location: Okanagan Lake, from Mouth of Power's Creek in West Kelowna. Scope required.
Reported: Mar 11 (Chris Charlesworth, Michael Force).

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek at Okanagan Landing, Vernon. Good chance it's the same bird that has been seen in Kelowna over recent weeks.
Reported: Mar 8 (Chris Siddle).

Lesser Black-backed Gull. Mouth of Vernon Ck, Vernon, BC. Mar 8, 2017. Photo: Chris Siddle.

Blue Jay (1)
Location: 11274 Mimac Road, off Pretty Road in Lake Country.
Reported: Nov 10, 2016 to Mar 17, 2017 (Doug & Phyllis DeRousie, m.obs).

**Residents at the given address above are away on holiday, so feeders are empty. Search along Mimac Road, Pretty Road and other nearby roads, looking for flock of up to 10 Steller's Jays with which the Blue Jay is associating. On Mar 17 the jay was at the corner of Robinson Road and Jane Road**
Blue Jay. Mimac Road, Lake Country, BC. Nov 18, 2016. Photo: Michael Force.
'Kumlien's' Iceland Gull (1 adult)
Location: First noted at Mud Bay (Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary) at the foot of Francis Ave in Kelowna, Feb 16, and again seen at 'Downtown Marina' near the Sails on Bernard Ave on Feb 18.
Reported: Feb 16 to 18 (Michael Force, Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

'Kumlien's' Iceland Gull (on right). 'Downtown Marina', Kelowna, BC. Feb 18, 2017. Photo: Michael Force.

Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: Osoyoos Sewage Ponds. Could be the same individual that was present back in December.
Reported: Feb 14 (Doug Brown).

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: On floating piece of ice at Rotary Beach on Lakeshore Road in Kelowna. Presumably the same bird was relocated on Feb 18 at the 'Downtown Marina' at the foot of Bernard Ave near the Sails by Chris Charlesworth. Adult was again at 'Downtown Marina' on Mar 3 (Logan Lalonde).
Reported: Feb 9 to Mar 3 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).

Lesser Black-backed Gull. Kelowna's Downtown Marina. Feb 18, 2017. Photo: Logan Lalonde.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Park at south end of Burtch Road in Kelowna. Walk south along path that parallels the ditch / fence and look in the bushes.
Reported: Feb 1 to Apr 19 (Nick Swan, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow. Burtch Road, Kelowna, BC. Feb 1, 2017. Photo: Nick Swan.

Turkey Vulture (1)
Location: Willow trees at Father Pandosy Mission on Benvoulin Road, Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 12 (Gwynneth Wilson, m.obs). Could possibly be the same bird found on the Kelowna CBC on Dec 17.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Feeder at 5816 Nixon Road in Trout Creek area of Summerland.  It can be seen from the road to the left of the driveway.  No need to go into the yard.
Reported: Jan 1 - 11 (Tom Lowery, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow. Summerland, BC. Jan 1, 2017. Photo: Tom Lowery.

Eurasian Wigeon (1 female)
Location: With Am. Wigeon flock at Waterfront Park in Kelowna's downtown.
Reported: Dec 24 (Logan Lalonde).

Purple Finch (1 female)
Location: Private residence in Vernon at 6131 Silver Star Road.
Reported: Dec 23 (Chris Siddle).

Purple Finch. Vernon, BC. Dec 23, 2016. Photo: Chris Siddle.

'Eurasian' Green-winged Teal (1 male)
Location: Rotary Marshes, Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 22 (Logan Lalonde).

Fox Sparrow (1)
Location: Okanagan River at Road 9 in Oliver. On slope behind pumphouse.
Reported: Dec 20 (Doug Brown).

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Shuswap Lake, west of the boat launch in Canoe, near Salmon Arm.
Reported: Dec 18 (Ted Hillary, m.obs).

Rock Wren (1)
Location: Along rail trail on west side of Kalamalka Lake, between Kekuli Bay and Vernon.
Reported: Dec 18 (Claude Rioux)

Rock Wren. Rail Trail, north of Kekuli Bay near Vernon, BC. Dec 18, 2016. Photo: Claude Rioux.

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: The Lakes neighborhood in Lake Country.
Reported: Dec 18 (James MacGregor).

Snow Geese (7)
Location: In flight over Kelowna's north end.
Reported: Dec 17 (Fran Pattison, et al).

Western Meadowlark (1)
Location: Tower Ranch at east end of McCurdy Road in Rutland area of Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 17 (Chris Siddle).

Fox Sparrow (1)
Location: Along brushy ditch that runs west from the west end of Munson Road, Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 17 (Margaret Bryan, et al).

Turkey Vulture (1 adult)
Location: Braeloch Road area, off Lakeshore Rd in Mission area of Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 17 (Logan Lalonde, Don Wilson, Stu Wier).

Turkey Vulture. Braeloch Rd, Kelowna, BC. Dec 17, 2016. Photo: Logan Lalonde.

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: Dec 17 (Michael Force).

Location: Found on Lake Country CBC. Winfield Mobile Home Park, along 7th Ave in Magnolia tree. Bird most likely spends time along Vernon Creek which runs through the park.
Reported: Dec 14 (Don Cecile).

Swainson's Thrush. Lake Country, BC. Dec 14, 2016. Photo: Don Cecile.

Location: Downtown Cranbrook at corner of 10th Ave and Baker St.
Reported: Dec 9 (Ian Adams).

Sage Thrasher. Cranbrook, BC. Dec 9, 2016. Photo: Dean Nicholson.

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Parking lot of greenbelt in Revelstoke.
Reported: Dec 6 (Catherine Craig)

Harris's Sparrow. Revelstoke, BC. Dec 6, 2016. Photo: Catherine Craig.

Snowy Owl (1)
Location: Moberly Marsh near Golden.
Reported: Dec 5 (Doug Leighton).

Northern Mockingbird (1 immature)
Location: Tranquille, near Kamloops. The bird can be seen from the public access road between Kamloops Lk and the old buildings at Tranquille. ** The area around the old buildings is an active construction site and is on private property so viewers MUST stay on the public access road **
Reported: Dec 2 to 4 (Marina & Ken Lipinski, m.obs). Was seen a couple of days earlier by the Lipinski's and we will post the proper date of its discovery as soon as we get that information.

Northern Mockingbird. Tranquille, Kamloops, BC. Dec 2, 2016. Photo: Rick Howie.

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: Moberly Marsh, N. of Golden.
Reported: Dec 1 (Doug Leighton).

Female Mountain Bluebird. Moberly Marsh, Golden, BC. Dec 1, 2016. Photo: Doug Leighton.

Common Yellowthroat (1)
Location: Marshes at south end of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Dec 1 (Chris Siddle).

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Osoyoos Sewage Ponds.
Reported: Nov 27 to Dec 23 (Doug Brown).

Location: Right side of Kootenay River Rd, opposite Speers Rd in Creston
Reported: Nov 26 to Dec 9 (Paul Prappas et al.)

Imm. Ferruginous Hawk. Creston, BC. Nov 26, 2016. Photo: Paul Prappas

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: West end of Munson Road in Kelowna. On north side of the road there is a large grassy field and the sparrow was in a patch of cattails near the S.E. corner of the field.
Reported: Nov 25 (Chris Charlesworth)

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Kettleston Pond in the Blaeberry Valley near Golden.
Reported: Nov 21 (Doug Leighton).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Mouth of Power's Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 21 (Scott Thomson).

Pacific Loon (1 imm.)
Location: Okanagan Lake, Kelowna, on south side of Bennett Bridge at west end of bridge. Shelter Cove Marina area.
Reported: Nov 19 to Dec 3 (Michael Force, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Along Broadwater Road, about 100 meters north of Cliffe Road. This is along the hillside on the east side of Wood Lake in Lake Country.
Reported: Nov 18 (Michael Force, m.obs).

Imm. Harris's Sparrow. Lake Country, BC. Nov 18, 2016. Photo: Michael Force.

Pacific Loon (1 immature)
Location: S.E. corner of Wood Lake in Lake Country, seen from Packing House Park. Has also been reported at the S.W. corner of Wood Lake near Turtle Bay Marina.
Reported: Nov 18 to 21 (Michael Force, m.obs).

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 imm male)
Location: Blaeberry River Delta, near Golden.
Reported: Nov 16 (Doug Leighton).

Wilson's Warblers (2 birds)
Location: Old railway grade along east side of Wood Lake in Lake Country. From west end of Cliffe Road, walk north along grade approx 200 meters to marshy area on left where warblers, and several White-throated Sparrows are being seen.
Reported: Nov 16 to 18 (Chris Siddle, Michael Force).

Wilson's Warbler (1)
Location: One heard up slope behind 11274 Mimac Road (same location as Blue Jay) in Lake Country.
Reported: Nov 16 to 18 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Yellow-billed Loon (1 basic plumage)
Location: Northeast corner of Wood Lake in Oyama area of Lake Country.
Reported: Nov 15 (Wayne Weber).

** A search between 2-3 PM turned up no loons at all at the northeast corner of the lake, but conditions were rough and choppy.**

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing area of Vernon.
Reported: Nov 14 (Chris Siddle).

Snow Goose (16)
Location: Airport fields at Princeton.
Reported: Nov 10 to 14 (Edward Lahaie, m.obs).

Snow Geese at Princeton Airport. Nov 14, 2016. Photo: Edward Lahaie.

Wilson's Warbler (1 male)
Location: Private residence in Princeton.
Reported: Nov 13 & 14 (Edward Lahaie, et al).

Wilson's Warbler. Princeton, BC. Nov 13, 2016. Photo: Edward Lahaie.
Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Rotary Pier at north end of Kalamalka Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Off and on between Oct 19 and Nov 18 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

Lesser Black-backed Gull at Kalamalka Lake, Vernon. Oct 19. Photo by Chris Siddle.
Location: Rotary Marshes, Kelowna. See main page for details.
Reported: Sep 25 (Michelle Lamberson) and refound Nov 12 to 19 (Chris Charlesworth, Michael Force, Chris Siddle, Ann Gibson, m.obs).

Lucy's Warbler. Rotary Marshes, Kelowna, BC. Nov 12, 2016. Photo: Michael Force.

Orange-crowned Warbler (2)
Location: Along Brandt's Ck about 150 meters upstream from Sunset Drive in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 12, two were present, with at least one remaining until Nov 25 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

RBA: GREEN HERON (1 immature)
Location: Rotary Marshes, in Kelowna, along Sunset Drive.
Reported: Nov 11 to Dec 1  (Keiko Hiebert, m.obs).

Green Heron. Rotary Marshes, Kelowna, BC. Nov 11, 2016. Photo: Keiko Hiebert.
Green Heron. Rotary Marshes, Kelowna, BC. Nov 12, 2016. Photo: Pam Laing.

BLACK SCOTER (1 female)
Location: SW corner of Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: Nov 10 (Craig Sandvig).

Female Black Scoter. Duck Lake, Creston, BC. Nov 10, 2016. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Greater White-fronted Goose (3)
Location: Munson Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 10 (Pam Laing, m.obs).

Gr. White-fronted Geese. Munson Pond, Kelowna, BC. Nov 10, 2016. Photo: Pam Laing.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Peachland, from Beach Ave opposite address 5606.
Reported: Nov 9 (Gwynneth Wilson, Lesley Robertson).

Location: Okanagan Lake in Peachland, seen from Beach Ave just south of Bliss Bakery.
Reported: Nov 7 (Keiko Hiebert). Searches on both the 8th and 9th have not turned up the bird.

Black Scoter. Peachland, BC. Nov 7, 2016. Photo: Keiko Hiebert.

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Rotary Marshes in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 6 to Dec 1 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).
Least Flycatcher. Rotary Marshes, Kelowna, BC. Nov 12, 2016. Photo: Michael Force.

Least Flycatcher. Rotary Marshes, Kelowna, BC. Nov 6, 2016. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Yellow-billed Loon (1 imm)
Location: South end of Gun Lake, which is west of Lillooet.
Reported: Nov 6 (Ian Routley, Ken Wright).

Franklin's Gull (2 first winter) & Glaucous Gull (first winter)
Location: Kalamalka Lake near Vernon, at the Rotary Pier.
Reported: Nov 7 (Chris Siddle).

Pacific Loon (1 imm)
Location: Columbia River in Revelstoke, just upstream from Trans Canada Hwy Bridge. Bird flew to the south as observers watched and was not seen again.
Repoted: Nov 7 (Michael and Jackie Morris).

Imm. Pacific Loon. Columbia River, Revelstoke, BC. Nov 7, 2016. Photo: M & J Morris.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: On Okanagan Lk at Kiwanis Pier in Penticton.
Reported: Nov 3 (Jim Ginns, et al).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Sutherland Bay, Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 3 (Gwynneth Wilson, m.obs).

Black-and-white Warbler (1 female)
Location: From the Okanagan Falls Campground on Green Lake Road travel south for 1.5 to 2 km and look for a gravel drive on the left that leads down to a parking area along the river channel. Park here and follow the path that parallels the road running south, and walk for about 150-200 meters. The warbler was in with a flock of Black-capped Chickadees and Golden-crowned Kinglets.
Reported: Nov 1 & 2 (Chris Charlesworth, Mike Force, et al).

Black-and-white Warbler. OK Falls, BC. Nov 2, 2016. Photo: Amanda Lahaie

Purple Finch (1 male)
Location: Esplanade Trails in Penticton.
Reported: Nov 1 (Chris Charlesworth, Mike Force).

Male Purple Finch at the Esplanade Trails in Penticton. Nov 1, 2016. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Long-tailed Duck (2, male and female)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Penticton off the Lakeside Resort.
Reported: Nov 1 (Chris Charlesworth, Mike Force).

Black-and-white Warbler (1)
Location: Private residence in Lardeau in West Kootenay.
Reported: Oct 30 to Nov 6 (Marlene Johnston, m.obs).

Black-and-white Warbler. Lardeau, BC. Oct 30, 2016. Photo: Marlene Johnston.

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Cranbrook Irrigation Fields.
Reported: Oct 30 (Bobby Dailey)

Prairie Falcon. Cranbrook, BC. Oct 30, 2016. Photo: Bobby Dailey.

Harris's Sparrows (several)

2 immatures at backyard feeders on Jordan Dr in Revelstoke, from Oct 25 to 27 (Michael & Jackie Morris).

1 immature along the Nelson Waterfront near bridge at mouth of creek. Close to end of dog walk from Oct 27 to 29 (Janice Arndt, et al).

1 immature at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar, near the confluence of the Kootenay and Columbia rivers, Oct 25 (Craig Sandvig, et al).

1 immature in Golden, Oct 6 (Doug Leighton).

1 immature at private residence in Gold Creek near Cranbrook, Sep 30 to Oct 1 (Dean Nicholson).

Harris's Sparrow. Revelstoke, BC. Oct 25, 2016. Photo: Jackie Morris.
Harris's Sparrow. Nelson, BC. Oct 29, 2016. Photo: Paul Prappas.
Harris's Sparrow. Castlegar, BC. Oct 25, 2016. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
Harris's Sparrow near Cranbrook, BC. Sep 30. Photo Dean Nicholson.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Kelowna Yacht Club.
Reported: Oct 29 (Logan Lalonde).

Black-bellied Plover (1)
Location: Blaeberry River delta near Golden.
Reported: Oct 27 to 30 (Doug Leighton).

Black-bellied Plover. Golden, BC. Oct 30, 2016. Photo: Doug Leighton.

Northern Hawk Owl (1)
Location: Moberly Marsh near Golden.
Reported: Oct 24 (Doug Leighton).

N. Hawk Owl. Moberly Marsh, Golden, BC. Oct 24, 2016. Photo: Doug Leighton.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Salmon Arm Bay mudflats at Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: Oct 23 (Ted Hillary).

Arctic Tern (2)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 16 (Logan Lalonde).

Forster's Tern (1 non-breeding adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 16 & 17 (Scott Thomson, et al).

Forster's Tern. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Oct 16. Photo by: Scott Thomson.

Pacific Loon (1 juvenile)
Location: On Okanagan Lake in Kelowna from Paul's Tomb area. On Oct 29, a juv. Pacific Loon was at Poplar Point, which is close enough to Paul's Tomb that this is most likely the same continuing bird.
Reported: Oct 14 to 29 (Matthias Deter, et al).

Pacific Loon. Paul's Tomb Trail in Kelowna. Oct 14. Photo by Matthias Deter.

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Rock Ridge Camp near Princeton.
Reported: Oct 14 (Kalin Ocana).

Gr. White-fronted Goose. Princeton. Oct 14, 2016. Photo by: Kalin Ocana.

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Brassy Gulch, just before the hamlet of Walhacin on the south side of the Thompson River in a field with weeds and prickly pear cactus.
Reported: 13 Oct (Ian Barnett).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory
Reported: Was banded on 10 Oct (Doug Brown)

Palm Warbler. Vaseux Lake, BC. Oct 10. Photo by Doug Brown.

RBA: LONG-TAILED JAEGER (1 adult light morph)
Location: East Thompson River. More details on directions when they become available.
Reported: Oct 7 (Allan and Reba Dupilka).

Long-tailed Jaeger. East Thompson River. Oct 7, 2016. Photo: Allan Dupilka.

Sabine's Gull (1 immature)
Location: Flying near west side of Okanagan Lake at Antlers Beach in Peachland.
Reported: Oct 7 (Chris Charlesworth, Ken Thorpe).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Selkirk College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 5 (Paul Prappas).

Swamp Sparrow. Castlegar, BC. Oct 5. Photo: Paul Prappas.

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Revelstoke, '9 miles' south on Airport Way.
Reported: Oct 3 (Don Manson).

Palm Warbler. Revelstoke, BC. Oct 3. Photo: Don Manson.

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Private residence in Revelstoke.
Reported: Oct 3 (Darlene Cancelliere).

Palm Warbler. Revelstoke, BC. Oct 3. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Red-throated Loon (1 imm)
Location: West side of Kalamalka Lake near Vernon. Seen from the new trail along what use to be an old railway bed that runs alongside the lake. Location  about 3 km north of Kekuli Provincial Park.
Reported: Oct 4 (Chris Siddle).

Red-throated Loon. Kalamalka Lake, Vernon, BC. Oct 4. Photo: Chris Siddle.

Sabine's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Selkirk College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 4 & 5 (Craig Sandvig, et al).

Sabine's Gull. Castlegar, BC. Oct 3. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Arctic Tern (1 juv)
Location: Selkirk College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 4 (Craig Sandvig).

Arctic Tern. Castlegar, BC. Oct 3. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
Location: Okanagan Mountain Park, south of Kelowna. From main car parking lot in Okanagan Mtn Park, take the Boulder Trail up to a small wooden bridge that crosses Deeper Creek. From the parking area, the bird was seen last on Oct 1 about 2.5 km up the trail. This is a moderate hike.
Reported: Sep 29 at 10:30 AM. (Nick Swan). Seen again Oct 1 (Roxy Tripp).

Summer Tanager. Kelowna, BC. Sep 29. Photo Nick Swan.

Sabine's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek, in West Kootenay.
Reported: Sep 27 to Oct 3 (Gary Davidson, Chris Siddle)

Immature Sabine's Gull. Burton Ck, West Kootenay, BC. Sep 27. Photo Chris Siddle

Location: Okanagan Lake in downtown Kelowna at the foot of Bernard Avenue at 'The Sails' statue, feeding on dead gull. Bird also frequenting nearby Kelowna Yact Club.
Reported: Sep 22 to 25 (Jorma Jyrkkanen, m.obs).

Long-tailed Jaeger. Kelowna, BC. Sep 24. Photo Chris Charlesworth

Long-tailed Jaeger. Kelowna Waterfront. Sep 22. Photo Jorma Jyrkkanen.

American Golden Plovers (3)
Location: Reade Lake in Wycliffe, in the Kootenays.
Reported: Sep 21 (Dean Nicholson, m.obs).

American Golden Plover. Reade Lk, Wycliffe, BC. Sep 21, 2016. Photo Dean Nicholson.

Sanderling (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Ck, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 21 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Sanderling. Kelowna, BC. Sep 21, 2016. Photo Matyas Gerloczy

Palm Warbler (2)
Location: Blaeberry Valley near Golden
Reported: Sept 18 (Doug Leighton)

Palm Warbler. Blaeberry Valley, Golden, BC. Sep 18. Photo by Doug Leighton.

Sabine's Gull (1 immature)
Location: Okanagan Lake Beach in Penticton.
Reported: Sept 13 (Alan McDonald).

Chestnut-sided Warbler (1 non-breeding)
Location: Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Sep 13 (Richard Klauke)

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Along Grey Canal Trail in Vernon, between Silver Star Rd and Rugg Rd.
Reported: Sep 12 (Chris Siddle).

American Golden Plover (1 non-breeding)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna. North end of lake.
Reported: Sep 11 (Chris Siddle).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Lake Side Park in Nelson.
Reported: Sep 12  & 13 (Paul Prappas, et al).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Nelson, BC. Sep 12 (Photo Paul Prappas)

Red Phalarope (1 juv)
Location: Syringa Provincial Park near southeast corner of Lower Arrow Lakes in the Kootenays.
Drive 1.5km up Broadwater FSR past the campground to the first roadside cliffs, where the road starts to climb. There are a couple puddles by the lake's edge and this is where the bird was.
Reported: Sep 7 (Craig Sandvig)
Red Phalarope. Syringa Prov. Park. Sep 7, 2016. Craig Sandvig

Franklin's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 1 to 13 (Devin de Zwaan, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull. Robert Lk, Kelowna. Sep 1. Devin de Zwaan.

Greater White-fronted Goose (1 adult)
Location: Salmon Arm Mudflats, west of the wharf. With Canada Geese.
Reported: Aug 28 (Ken Wright).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1)
Location: Salmon Arm mudflats, seen from the Peter Jannink Nature Park.
Reported: Aug 26 (Ted Hillary).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: 9 miles south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 24 (Don Manson).

Prairie Falcon. Revelstoke. Aug 24, 2016 (Don Manson)

Sanderling (1)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park near Nelson.
Reported: Aug 23 (Janice Arndt)

Magnolia Warbler (1 juv)
Location: In riparian strip along north side of Kamloops Lake at Tranquille. Below old abandoned buildings. Hanging out with Yellow-rumped Warblers.
Reported: Aug 22 (Chris Charlesworth)

Franklin's Gull (1 juv)
Location: North end of Otter Lake near Vernon.
Reported: Aug 22 to 26 (Chris Charlesworth, et al)

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Shuswap Lake, feeding off Peter Jannink Nature Park in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Aug 19 to 23 (Kyle Fitzpatrick, m.obs).

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: On mudflats at Salmon Arm, east of the wharf, with Killdeers.
Reported: Aug 19 to 24  (Ted Hillary, et al).

Black-throated Gray Warbler (1 male)
Location: Along lower reaches of the Meadows in the Sky Parkway in Mt. Revelstoke National Park.
Reported: Aug 12 (Jeff Skevington).

Franklin's Gulls (2 juvs)

Location: 1 bird at Seton Lake, Lillooet (1st record for area)
Reported: Aug 12 (Ken Wright and Ian Routley)

Location: 1 bird at Salmon Arm Mudflats from Aug 7 to 20 (Don Cecile). Five juv present on flats east of the wharf, Aug 26 (Chris Charlesworth, et al). 
Reported: Aug 7 to Sep 8 (Don Cecile, m.obs).

Franklin's Gull. Salmon Arm, BC. Aug 7, 2016. Photo Don Cecile.

Sanderling (1 juv)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 10 (Logan Lalonde)

Stilt Sandpipers are popping up in numbers in the Southern Interior right now:

Up to 2 at 'Kettleston Pond' in Blaeberry Valley near Golden, Aug 18 - 21 (Doug Leighton)
4 adults in wet ditch near the edge of Nakusp, Aug 11, with 1 remaining Aug 14 (Gary Davidson).
1 juv. at College Oxbow in Castlegar, Aug 10-12 (Craig Sandvig).
3 juv. at Alki Lk / Kelowna Landfill, Aug 9 & 10 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
7 at Rawlings Lake near Lumby, Aug 5 (Chris Siddle)
3 at Salmon Arm Mudflats, off Peter Jannink Nature Park, Aug 3 (Alan Burger). Up to 14 there on Aug 13, with 1 remaining Sep 8 (Reid Hildebrandt).
8 at Otter Lake near Armstrong on Aug 10, with just a single bird seen Aug 1 and 14 (Chris Siddle, et al).
2 juv. at the Blaeberry River Delta, on the Columbia River, near Golden, Aug 3, with a single bird at the same location on Aug 9 (Doug Leighton).
1 juv. at Robert Lake in Kelowna, Aug 1 to 3 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Juv. Stilt Sandpiper. Castlegar, BC. Aug 10, 2016. Photo: Craig Sandvig

Stilt Sandpiper. Aug 7, 2016. Salmon Arm, BC. Photo Don Cecile.
Juv. Stilt Sandpiper at Blaeberry River Delta. Golden, BC, Aug 9, 2016. Photo Doug Leighton.
Adult Stilt Sandpiper at Nakusp, Aug 14, 2016. Photo Gary Davidson.
Stilt Sandpiper. Robert Lake, Kelowna, BC. Aug 1, 2016. Chris Charlesworth.

Sanderling (2)
Location: Blaeberry River Delta, on the Columbia River, 15 km north of Golden.
Reported: Aug 3 (Doug Leighton).

Sanderlings near Golden, BC. Aug 3, 2016. Doug Leighton.

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: Upper Arrow Lake from the Galena Bay Ferry, 49 km south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 1 (Craig Sandvig).

RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 singing male)
Location: Banding area north of Vaseux Lake.
Reported: July 31 (Doug Brown).

Arctic Tern (1)
Location: Penticton Marina on Okanagan Lake.
Reported: July 21 (Dwaine Laxdal).

Arctic Tern. Penticton Marina on Okanagan Lake. July 21 (Dwaine Laxdal).

Harlequin Duck (1 female type)
Location: Okanagan Lake off Poplar Point in the north end of Kelowna.
Reported: July 21 (Michelle Hamilton).

Williamson's Sapsucker (1 male)
Location: Near pond on Kettleson Road in Blaeberry, near Golden.
Reported: July 19 (Liron Gerstman).

Williamson's Sapsucker. Blaeberry Valley, BC. July 19 (Liron Gerstman)

Upland Sandpiper (1)
Location: Old mill site in Donald, near Golden.
Reported: July 18 (Doug Leighton).

Upland Sandpiper. Donald, BC. July 18 (Doug Leighton).

Tundra Swan (1 adult)
Location: Pond at Tranquille in Kamloops.
Reported: July 6 to Sep 22 (Alan Burger, m.obs).

Tundra Swan at Tranquille, Kamloops. July 25 (Photo Alice Sun).

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (1)
Location: Private feeder in Parsons, in the Columbia River Valley, south of Golden.
Reported: June 26 (Mike Resch).

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: Alki Lake / Landfill, Kelowna.
Reported: June 27 (Mike Resch).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Along KVR near Miracle Mile Tunnel, Princeton.
Reported: June 17 (Amanda Lahaie, et al).

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Boardwalk at Vaseux Lake.
Reported: June 16 (Barry Kinch).

Tennessee Warbler (1 male)
Location: One singing male along the Okanagan River Dyke, north of Fairview Rd in Oliver.
Reported: June 15 (Allan & Reba Dupilka).

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 immature)
Location: Thick vegetation around wooden footbridge at Haynes Point Provincial Park in Osoyoos. Also seen in the Road 22 vicinity on July 8.
Reported: June 13 - July 8 (Mel Thorn, et al).
Black-crowned Night-Heron. Osoyoos, BC. June 13, 2016. Mel Thorn.

Snow Goose (1 first summer)
Location: Pond adjacent to Coyote Crossing subdivision north of Vernon on Westside Rd.
Reported: Jun 12 (Don Cecile).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Tolko mill property next to Trader's Cove subdivision on Westside Rd, Kelowna. Call Kathy at (250) 801-3783 if you want to try and see bird from her garden.
Reported: June 9-12 (Kathy Nuszdorfer).
Band-tailed Pigeon, Kelowna. June 12, 2016. Kathy Nuszdorfer.

Bullock's Oriole (Late Report - 1 imm. Male)
Location: Brouse Loop Rd off Hwy 6 -Nakusp
Reported: May 31 (Gordon Brown)

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Sutherland Bay in Kelowna's North End.
Reported: June 8 (Michelle Hamilton).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Nighthawk Road, off Hwy 3, west of Osoyoos. About half way along road, near where this rather straight road makes a bend to the right. In the same area were 3 Sage Thrashers.
Reported: June 4 (Jeremiah Kennedy).

Le Conte's Sparrow (1 singing male)
Location: South Machete Island, Revelstoke.
Reported: May 31 (Devon Anderson).

Magnolia Warbler (1 singing male)
Location: Rural areas along Black Rd near Salmon Arm.
Reported: May 26 (Geoff Styles).

Ovenbird (1 singing male)
Location: Km 33.5 of Columbia West FSR, along west side of Kinbasket Lake, north of Golden.
Reported: May 31 (Doug Leighton).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 singing male)
Location: Moberly Marsh near Golden.
Reported: May 30 (Doug Leighton).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: W. Kootenay River Road, north of Wasa Lake.
Reported: May 28 (Dianne Cooper, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Late report of adult along east side of road heading to Enderby Lake, about 35 feet shy of the parking lot.
Reported: May 23 (Linda Mackenzie).

Adult Harris's Sparrow. Enderby. May 23 (Linda Mackenzie).

Whimbrel (1)
Location: Cartier Point, Revelstoke.
Reported: May 27-30 (Jamie Fenneman, et al).

This appears to be a bumper year for Tennessee Warblers in the Kootenay Region, this according to Doug Leighton who has seen large numbers in recent days in the Blaeberry / Golden area. In more southerly reaches of the Kootenays, a male Tennessee Warbler was singing on territory in Elko, May 26 (Jakob Dulisse). In the Creston area, another Tennessee Warbler was at West Creston Rd and Corn Creek Road, right beside the West Creston Bridge, May 27 (Adrian Leather, m.obs).

Tennessee Warbler. Creston. May 27 (Craig Sandvig).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private garden in Grand Forks.
Reported: May 25 (Mike Wisnicki).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Grand Forks. May 25. (Mike Wisnicki).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private garden in New Denver.
Reported: May 24 (Linda Norman).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. New Denver. May 24 (Linda Norman).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Blaeberry near Golden.
Reported: May 24 (Doug Leighton).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Blaeberry near Golden. May 24 (Doug Leighton)

Sanderling (1)
Location: South end of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: May 23 (Chris Siddle).

Franklin's Gull (3 adults)
Location: Columbia River Wetlands near Castledale (30 km S. of Golden).
Reported: May 23 (Doug Leighton).

Franklin's Gull. Columbia River Wetlands. May 23 (Doug Leighton).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult light morph)
Location: Hwy 97, south of Kekuli Provincial Park, near Vernon.
Reported: May 23 (Daniel Mitchell).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Creston Wildlife Centre, along Pipeline Trail, about 1.5 km from parking area.
Reported: May 21 (Rob Woods, et al).

Location: Overhead at Kailay Orchards in Osoyoos along Hwy 3.
Reported: May 21 (Doug Brown).

Great Egret (1)
Location: Airport wetlands in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 16 & 17 (Corey Bird, m.obs).

Common Grackle (1 male)
Location: Blaeberry Valley near Golden.
Reported: May 16 (Doug Leighton).

Common Grackle. Blaeberry Valley, Golden, BC. May 16 (Doug Leighton)

Black-throated Green Warbler (1)
Location: Kootenay National Park, about 1/2 km up Paint Pots Trail.
Reported: May 15 - June 15 (Rob Woods, et al).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Shuttleworth Ck Rd near OK Falls.
Reported: May 15 (Doug Martin).

Location: Reade Lake near Cranbrook.
Reported: May 14 (Dean Nicholson et al., m.obs).

Black-bellied Plover (1)
Location: Wasa Lake near Cranbrook.
Reported: May 13 (Dean Nicholson, m.obs).

American Golden Plover (1)
Location: Bush Harbour on Kinbasket Lake near Donald, which is north of Golden.
Reported: May 12 (Doug Leighton).

American Golden Plover. Kinbasket Lake. May 12. Doug Leighton.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Okanagan River Channel in Penticton, soaring overhead.
Reported: May 8 (Darcie Arcand).

Broad-winged Hawk, Penticton, BC, May 8 (Darcie Arcand).

Iceland Gull (1 second yr)
Location: Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: May 7 (Gywnneth Wilson, Joyce Fraser, et al).

Location: Orchard along south side of Welsh Rd at Selkirk College in Castlegar. (See main page for more details).
Reported: May 5 (Craig Sandvig).

Lucy's Warbler. Castlegar, BC. May 5, 2016 (Craig Sandvig).

Purple Finch (1 female type)
Location: Feeder at 6131 Silver Star Rd in Vernon.
Reported: May 4 (Chris Siddle).

Franklin's Gull (2 adults)
Location: Muddy shore at Peter Jannink Nature Park in Salmon Arm.
Reported: May 2 (Don Cecile).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Beaver Lake Road grasslands, Lake Country.
Reported: May 1 (Logan Lalonde).

Broad-winged Hawk. Lake Country, BC. May 1, 2016 (Logan Lalonde).

Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: Spray Irrigation Ponds (north pond), Cranbrook.
Reported: Apr 30-May 3 (Dean Nicholson, m.obs)

Female Long-tailed Duck. Cranbrook Spray Irrigation Ponds. Apr 30 (Dean Nicholson)

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 23 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Thomson Brook Pond, Capital News Center, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 23 (James MacGregor).

Black-necked Stilt. Thomson Brook Marshes, Kelowna. Apr 23. Photo James MacGregor.

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Reade Lake, Wycliffe.
Reported: Apr 24-26 (Dean Nicholson).

Dunlin (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 23 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Dunlin. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. Apr 23. Photo Matyas Gerloczy

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: Arrow Lake in Nakusp.
Reported: Apr 22 (fide Gary Davidson).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Mouth of Power's Ck, West Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 20 (Scott Thomson).

Location: On a barbed wire fence between Scott Park and the north end of Otter Lake, south of Armstrong. The bird was silently foraging, frequently changing perches, and always heading north.
If you search for this bird. [please note that all lands either side of Otter Lake Road are private property and parking beyond Scott Park is almost nonexistent.
Reported: Apr 17 (Chris Siddle)

Eastern Phoebe. Photo: Chris Siddle.

Greater White-fronted Goose (2)
Location: Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Apr 17-18(Chris Siddle, et al).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Otter Lake, north of Vernon.
Reported: Apr 17-18 (Chris Siddle, et al).

Snow Goose (19+)
Location: Cranbrook Spray Irrigation Fields, 10 km E. of Cranbrook off Hwy 3.
Reported: Apr 14-30 (Dean Nicholson).

Snow Goose (1)
Location: Thomson Brook Marsh near Capital News Center, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 13-25 (Matthias Deter, John Anderson, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt (Up to four)
Location: Up to four seen at Alki Lk at the Kelowna Landfill and at Robert Lk nearby, Kelowna. A pair nested at Alki Lake and by 20 Jul, two adults and a juvenile are frequenting the far shore of Robert Lake.
Reported: Apr 11-Jul 31 (Peter Candido, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt at Robert Lk, Kelowna. Apr 15 (Nick Swan).

Gyrfalcon (1)
Location: Lac Du Bois Grasslands in Kamloops.
Reported: Mar 30 & Apr 10 (Isaac Nelson).

More early arrivals in the southern interior have included Lesser Yellowlegs, Hammond's and Dusky flycatchers, Townsend's Warbler, Rock Wren, Cliff Swallow, American Pipit and more.

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Flying north with Canada Geese in formation over West Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 9 (Logan Lalonde).

Snow Geese (flock of 30)
Location: Flying over norther part of Vernon, in direction of Head of the Lake.
Reported: Apr 6 (Christine Peacock).

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1) See Main Page for details
Location: In hawthorns south of campsite, west end of dyke at Duck Lake in Creston.
Reported: Apr 5 (Marc-Andre Beaucher, m.obs).

Loggerhead Shrike on left, with Northern Shrike at Duck Lake, Creston. Apr 5 (Marc-Andre Beaucher).

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Mouth of Power's Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 1 (Scott Thomson).

Spring arrivals noted in the Southern Interior over the past few days have included Rufous Hummingbird, White-throated Swift, Red-naped Sapsucker, Osprey, Long-billed Curlew, American Avocet, Greater Yellowlegs and a group of 20 American White Pelicans that flew over Penticton on Apr 1 (Dick Cannings).

Snow Bunting (3)
Location: Skaha Beach in Penticton near mouth of Okanagan River.
Reported: Mar 24 (Amanda Lahaie).

Snow Goose (1)
Location: South end of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Mar 19 (Scott Thomson).

Great Gray Owl (1)
Location: Near Wasa Dump in the East Kootenay.
Reported: Mar 19 (Dean Nicholson).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 male)
Location: Bummers Flats, about 5 km south of Wasa in Kootenays.
Reported: Mar 13 (Dean Nicholson).

Common (Green-winged) Teal (1 male)
Location: Ritchie Lake near Kamloops.
Reported: Mar 11 (Isaac Nelson).

'Common' Teal. Ritchie Lk, Kamloops. Mar 11 (Isaac Nelson).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 male)
Location: Mud Bay at Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna.
Reported: Mar 8 (Michelle Hamilton).

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Fields at the north end of Robert Lk in Kelowna. Often visible at Tutt Pond on John Hindle Way as well.
Reported: Mar 3 - Apr 5 (Michelle Hamilton, m.obs).

Purple Finch (2 females, 1 male)
Location: Crabapple trees along Esplanade Trails, Penticton.
Reported: Mar 2-15 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Female Purple Finch. Esplanade Trails, Penticton. Mar 11, 2016 (Chris Charlesworth).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 Male)
Location: Fields on west side of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Feb 29 (Chris Siddle, Mike Force).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 Male)
Location: In slough at the end of the Southeast Dyke on Road 22 - Osoyoos
Reported: Feb 22 (Doug Brown)

Blue Jay (visible from road)
Location: Feeder at east end of Hawk Rd in Joe Rich area (off Hwy 33) - Kelowna
Reported: Dec 2 - Feb 20 (Terry Penner, m.obs)

Photo: Keith Richardson
Location: (Open to the public) 1100 Cottonwood Street - Revelstoke
Reported: Dec 28-Apr 4 (Mas and Patti Matsushita, m.obs)

Photo by Brian Stech

Long-tailed Ducks (2, 1 male and 1 female)
Location: Sewage Lagoons - Osoyoos
Reported: Jan 30- Feb 6 and Feb 16-Mar 27 (Doug Brown, m.obs)

Hoary Redpoll
Location: West of Wharf in birches with CORE's - Salmon Arm
Reported: Feb 16 (Ted Hillary)

Gray Catbird
Location: 300 block of 7th Ave - New Denver
Reported: Dec-Feb 15 (Linda Norman)

Iceland Gull (Glaucoides) *Relocated*
Location: On Floating dock accessed at 2920 Landry Crescent - Summerland
Reported: Feb 13-20 (Daniele Mitchell, m.obs)

Lincoln's Sparrow
Location: End of Rd 15 near bike trail - Cawston
Reported: Feb 13 (Tanya Stockand)

Long-tailed Duck (1 Female in Common Goldeneye flock)
Location: Lardeau on Kootenay Lake.
Reported: Feb 8-23 (Marlene Johnston, m.obs).

Location: Road 22, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: Feb 6-14 (Doug Brown, m.obs).

Northern Hawk-Owl
Location: 50 St N.E., just south of the post office in town of Canoe (near Salmon Arm).
Reported: Feb 5 (Ted Hillary).

Gray Partridge (up to 30)
Location: Chopaka Border Crossing along Nighthawk Road, off Hwy 3, west of Osoyoos.
Reported: Jan 17 - Feb 10 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Hoary Redpoll
Location: Private residence in Blaeberry near Golden.
Reported: Jan 31 (Doug Leighton).

Hoary Redpoll near Golden. Jan 31 (Doug Leighton).

ICELAND GULL (apparent adult 'glaucoides')
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing, Kin Beach area in Vernon.
Reported: Jan 22 - 24 (Chris Siddle, et al).

Apparent 'Glaucoides' Iceland Gull. Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing, Vernon, BC. Jan 24, 2016. Chris Charlesworth.
Location: What appears to be the same bird appeared on Okanagan Lake, Penticton. Mouth of Penticton Creek (behind South Okanagan Art Gallery). Seen Jan 31 at SS Sicamous.
Reported: Jan 30 to Feb 12 (Conrad Boucher, m.obs).

Iceland Gull. Penticton. Jan 30 (Conrad Boucher).
ICELAND GULL (First winter 'Kumlien's')
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing, Vernon.
Reported: Jan 24 - 30 (Chris Charlesworth, Cindy Lawrence, m.obs).

First cycle 'Kumlein's Iceland Gull. Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing, Vernon, BC. Jan 24, 2016. Chris Charlesworth.
Possible Western Gull (adult)Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing, Vernon.
Reported: Jan 22 - 29 (Don Cecile).

Western Gull. Okanagan Landing, Vernon, BC. Jan 29, 2016 (Don Cecile).

Glaucous Gulls (3, two imm., one adult)
Location: Kelowna Landfill in Glenmore area. Also, presumably the same birds were seen at the Mouth of Mission Creek later the same day. All three again seen at Robert Lake on Jan 29 (Chris Charlesworth). An immature Glaucous Gull was at the Kelowna Yacht Club, on Water Street, on Feb 2 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Reported: Jan 24 - Feb 2 (Chris Charlesworth).

White-throated Sparrow
Location: Weedy field at south end of Burtch Rd in Kelowna (near Munson Pond).
Reported: Jan 23 (Logan Lalonde).

Chipping Sparrow (immature)
Location: Coming to feeders at 6131 Silver Star Road in Vernon.
Reported: Jan 17 - 20 (Chris Siddle).

Chipping Sparrow. Vernon, BC. Jan 18, 2016. Chris Siddle.

Hoary Redpolls
Location: Single bird at feeder at east end of Hawk Road, off Hwy 33, east of Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 17 (Daniele Mitchell).

Location: Single bird at feeder at private residence in West Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 20 (Scott Thomson).

Eurasian Wigeon (female)
Location: SS Sicamous in Penticton, with large flock of Mallards and American Wigeon.
Reported: Jan 16 & 17 (Logan Lalonde, m.ob).

Female Eurasian Wigeon. SS Sicamous in Penticton. Logan Lalonde.

Orange-crowned Warbler (1)
Location: Esplanade Trails / Yacht Club in Penticton.
Reported: Jan 16 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (40)
Location: Cliffs section of trail at Goat's Peak Regional Park - Kelowna
Reported: Jan 11 (Scott Thomson)

ICELAND GULL (2nd winter)
Location: Maude-Roxby Sanctuary - Kelowna
Reported: Jan 9 (Logan Lalonde)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2 females)
Location: Desert Cove Estates - Vernon
View feeders along the top of a brush gully at the East end of 6th Ave in Desert Cove Estates. From the end of the road the feeders are to the south about 30 metres.
Reported: Jan 10 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at Private home on Sarsons Rd near Hwy 6 - Coldstream
Reported: Jan 11-12 (Emma Clayton)

Location: 1 bird at Desert Cove Estates - Vernon
View feeders along the top of a brush gully at the East end of 6th Ave in Desert Cove Estates. From the end of the road the feeders are to the south about 30 metres.
Reported: Jan 9-10 (Pam Laing, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow
Location: Desert Cove Estates - Vernon
View feeders along the top of a brush gully at the East end of 6th Ave in Desert Cove Estates. From the end of the road the feeders are to the south about 30 metres.
Reported: Jan 9-10 (Pam Laing, m.obs)

Red-breasted Sapsucker
Location: Private Home - Princeton
Reported: Jan 4-7 (Lahaies)

Glaucous Gull (1st Winter)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary - Kelowna
Reported: Jan 7 - 12 (Chris Charlesworth, m.ob)

Hoary Redpoll
Location: 460 Auburn Crescent - Princeton
Reported: Jan 3-5 (Amanda Lahaie)

Photo: Amanda Lahaie

Rusty Blackbirds (2, 1 male and female)
Location: feeding from cattle feeders on Nicks Island North Rd - Creston
Reported: Jan 3 (Hardy D.)

Gray Catbird
Location: South end of Kootenay Lake - Creston
Reported: Jan 2, 2016 (Hardy D.)

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