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

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Penticton.
Reported: Nov 24-27 (Alex Bodden et al.)

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: HERE near crabapple tree on Tranquille Rd in Kamloops.
Reported: Nov 27 (Tom Beeke).

COMMON GRACKLE (1)
Location: In a flock of 300 blackbirds just north of the O’Keefe Ranch on Hwy 97 in Vernon.
Directions: Take Highway 97 north from Vernon as if you were driving to Kamloops. At OKeefe Ranch turn right onto St. Anne Road. You immediately will notice a harvested corn field on your right. Continue for less than a km until you see a widened parking area on your right with a good view of the corn field where the blackbirds feed.
Reported: Nov 26 (Chris Siddle).

RBA: SLATY-BACKED GULL (1)
Location: HERE on sandbar off the end of Aviation Way in Kamloops. Also seen at the dump and at Mission Flats HERE in Kamloops.
Reported: November 21-26 (Tana Coetzer, m.obs)
Slaty-backed Gull in Kamloops, BC. Nov 22, 2022. Photo: Tom Beeke.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: NE end of Nicola Lake; Quilchena
Reported: Nov 25 (Tristan Semeniuk)

Orange-crowned Warbler (1, late)
Location: Polson Park in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 11 to 23 (Jan VanDyk, m.obs).
Orange-crowned Warbler. Vernon, BC. November 11, 2022. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: HERE on sandbar off the end of Aviation Way in Kamloops.
Date: November 22 (Tom Beeke, m.obs)
Glaucous Gull in Kamloops, BC. Nov 22, 2022. Photo. Tom Beeke.

Wilson's Warbler (1 male, late)
Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 20 (Nick Swan).

Swainson's Thrush (1, late)
Location: West bank of the creek just upstream from the long beaver dam off the boardwalk at Polson Park in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 19 (Chris Siddle).

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Kootenay River Rd and Speers Rd intersection in mixed sparrow flock in Creston.
Reported: Nov 19 (Paul Prappas et al.).

SCARLET TANAGER (1 female)
Location: Private Home in Kaslo.
Reported: Nov 18 (Allison Grant).
Scarlet Tanager in Kaslo, BC. Nov 18, 2022. Photo. Allison Grant.

Common Yellowthroat (1, late)
Location: Munson Pond in Kelowna, foraging under 'the feeder'.
Reported: Nov 18 (Nick Swan).

Yellow Warbler (1, late)
Location: Private Home in Revelstoke.
Date: November 15 to 17 (Darlene Cancelliere).
Yellow Warbler in Revelstoke, BC. Nov 17, 2022. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Okanagan Lake Beach in Penticton.
Reported: Nov 6 to 16 (Mark Gardiner, m.obs).

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1)
Location: HERE in Nakusp.
Reported: Nov 13 to 16 (Warren and Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Black-and-White Warbler in Nakusp, BC. Nov 13, 2022. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Sunshine Bay Regional Park on Kootenay Lake in Nelson.
Reported: Nov 13 (Carolee Colter et al.).

Orange-crowned Warbler (1, late)
Location: Coldstream Park, near Vernon.
Reported: Nov 13 (Chris Siddle).

Nashville Warbler (1 late)
Location: Lower Sunset Drive Park, downtown Kelowna. Also seen at Rotary Marsh.
Reported: Oct 24 to Nov 13 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

Say's Phoebe (1, late)
Location: Hwy 3, just south of Chopaka Road, in the Similkameen Valley.
Reported: Nov 12 (Dan Tyson).

Vesper Sparrow (1, late)
Location: Thompson Sage Flats, north of Spatsum.
Reported: Nov 12 (Mark Phinney).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Nakusp, near the hockey arena, but bird flew east and has not been relocated.
Reported: 1:30 PM on Nov 12 (Catherine Griffin McLean).
Band-tailed Pigeon. Nakusp, BC. November 12, 2022. Photo: Catherine Griffin McLean.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1)
Location: Vernon Creek Mouth at Okanagan Landing in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 11 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull in Vernon, BC. Nov 11, 2022. Photo: Scott Thomson.

Yellow-headed Blackbird (4)
Location: Coldstream Ranch in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 11 (Scott Thomson).

Orange-crowned Warbler (1, late)
Location: Thompson Marsh, near Gordon Dr, in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 11 (Ryan Tomlinson).

MacGillivray’s Warbler (1, late)
Location: Private Home in Lardeau.
Reported: Nov 8 (Marlene Johnstone).

Pectoral Sandpiper (1, late)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 8 (Blair Dudeck).
Pectoral Sandpiper. Kelowna, BC. Nov 8, 2022. Photo: Blair Dudeck.

Long-tailed Duck (1 female type)
Location: Flying with group of scaup at mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 8 (Blair Dudeck).

Yellow Warbler (1, late)
Location:  Nakusp.
Reported: Nov 7 (Catherine Griffin McLean)
Yellow Warbler. Nakusp, BC. Nov 7, 2022. Photo: Catherine Griffin McLean.

Long-tailed Duck (3)
Location: Flying north up Okanagan Lake from 'the Bluffs', just north of the west end of the Bennett Bridge.
Reported: Nov 5 (Kalin Ocana).

Yellow Warbler (1 late)
Location: East pond at the Chichester Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 31 to Nov 2 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, et al).
Yellow Warbler. Kelowna, BC. October 31, 2022. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Harris's Sparrow (2)
Location: In bushes at the end of Welsh Rd near Selkirk College in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 25 to 29 (Yann Kolbeinsson, m.obs). 

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Field S.E. of the end of Burtch Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 28 (David Bell, et al).

Canvasback x Ring-necked Duck hybrid (1)
Location: Goose Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 26 (Jack VanDyk).

Canvasback x Ring-necked Duck Hybrid in Vernon, BC. Oct 26, 2022. Photo. Jack VanDyk

Long-tailed Duck (2, male and female)
Location: South end of Swan Lake, seen from the Grasslands Nature Trail, on west side of Swan Lake, Vernon.
Reported: Oct 26 (Chris Siddle).

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek,  Okanagan Landing in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 21 (Chris Siddle).

RBA: TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1, first Okanagan Record)
Location: Flycatching from trees on Meadowlark Rd on the east side of Swan Lake near the boat launch in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 20 (Chris Siddle).

Tropical Kingbird in Vernon, BC. Oct 20, 2022. Photo. Chris Siddle.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 imm)
Location: Johns Family Regional Park, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 19 (Mike Howard, Lisa Rae).

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Log booms at Sutherland Bay in Kelowna's North End.
Reported: Oct 12 to 17 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: On the dock at the Cove in West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 17 (Brad Vissia, et al).

Rufous Hummingbird (1 female, late)
Location: Private Home on Anglemont Way, Anglemont.
Reported: Oct 10 to 13 (Bob Ewart).

Franklin's Gull (2 imm)
Location: Salmon Arm Bay off pier in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Oct 12 (Don Cecile).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: 24 Ave N in Cranbrook.
Date: October 11 (Jo Ellen Floer).

Purple Finch (1 female)
Location: km 6 on Beaver Lake Road, Lake Country.
Reported: Oct 9 (Brad Vissia).
Female Purple Finch. Lake Country, B.C. Oct 9, 2022. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Mouth of Bear Creek on Westside Road, West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 7 (James Jansen, et al).

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 2 to 4 (Nick Swan, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull (1 imm)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek, Okanagan Landing.
Reported: Oct 1 (Brad Vissia)
Imm. Franklin's Gull. Vernon, BC. October 1, 2022. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Long Joe Rd on Anarchist Mountain in Osoyoos.
Reported: September 29 (Vicki St Germaine)

American Avocet (1)
Location: Mouth of Kuskanux Creek in  Naskup  
Reported: Sept 29 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: Sept 23 (Dave Russum).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: In willows west of the creek mouth at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, 19 km east of  Nelson.
Reported: Sept 22 (Janice Arndt).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)
Location: Along McKenzie Rd, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 22 (Pam Laing et al.).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 21 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 21 (Ryan Tomlinson).

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1 juv)
Location: Right off the end of the pier in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Sept 19 (Chris Gordon).
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Salmon Arm, BC. Sept 19, 2022. Photo. Chris Gordon.

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Net lanes at the Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Sept 19 (Kalin Ocana).

Anna’s Hummingbird (1)
Location: Private Home in Trail.
Reported: Sept 19 (Don Young).
Anna’s Hummingbird in Trail, BC. Sept 19, 2022. Photo. Don Young.

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Flying south over Allan Brooks Nature Centre, Vernon.
Reported: Sept 19 (Tristan Semeniuk).

Tennessee Warbler (2)
Location: Stephens Coyote Ridge Regional Park, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 18 (Kalin Ocana).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 12 to 18 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawk (22)
Location: Overhead at Pyman Road, east of Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 17 (Nick Swan, Ryan Tomlinson, Brad Vissia, et al).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: HERE on the Kuskanax River in Nakusp.
Reported: Sept 15 (Julia and Warren Flesaker, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawk (14)
Location: Overhead at Mount Dufferin in Kamloops.
Reported: Sep 15 (Tom Beeke).

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: On the main rock island at Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Sept 13 (Craig Sandvig).

Parasitic Jaeger (1)
Location: Flying over Okanagan Lake, just north of the Bennett Bridge in Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 13 (Kalin Ocana).

Franklin’s Gull (1 immature)
Location: Okanagan Landing at Vernon Creek Mouth in Vernon.
Reported: Sept 12 (Jack VanDyk).
Franklin's Gull in Vernon. September 12, 2022. Photo. Jack VanDyk.

Sabine’s Gull (1 immature)
Location: South end of Skaha Lake in Penticton.
Reported: Sept 10 to 11 (fide Eric Newton).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Reade Lake in Kimberley.
Reported: Sept 7 (Doug Hogg).
 
Brant (1)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 7 (Kalin Ocana).
 
Arctic Tern (2)
Location: NW corner of Skaha Lake, Penticton. 8 terns present, at least 2 Arctic.
Reported: Sept 6 (Eric Newton).

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Rose's Pond in Vernon.
Reported: Sept 6 (Chris Siddle).

Franklin's Gull ( 1 imm)
Location: Log booms at Sutherland Bay, Kelowna. Bird flew south shortly after initial sighting.
Reported" Sep 4 (Nick Swan).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 4 (Nick Swan).

Arctic Tern (2 adult)
Location: NW side of the Bennett Bridge in Kelowna, foraging over the lake.
Reported: Aug 28 (Kalin Ocana).

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: South end of Goose Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Aug 28 (Chris Siddle).
 
Arctic Tern (1)
Location: Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 27 (Gary Davidson).

ANCIENT MURRELET (1 imm)
Location: Seen on the water on Okanagan Lake, 150 meters offshore from the mouth of Mission Creek, in Kelowna at 7 AM. Bird flew north, however and has not yet been relocated.
Reported: Aug 27 (Nick Swan, et al).
Ancient Murrelet. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. Aug 27, 2022. Photo: Nick Swan.

Ancient Murrelet. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, BC. Aug 27, 2022. Photo: John Gomez.

Stilt Sandpiper (2)
Location:
Otter Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Aug 17 (Chris Siddle).

Whimbrel (1)
Location: Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 26 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).
Whimbrel in Nakusp, BC. August 26, 2022. Photo. Julia Flesaker.

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Mouth of Burton Creek near Nakusp
Reported: Aug 8 to 26 (Gary Davidson, m.obs).

Sabine's Gull (Up to 4 juv)
Location: S.W. corner of Skaha Lake, seen from the KVR pathway, north of Okanagan Falls.
Reported: Aug 21 to 25 (Howie Richardson, m.obs).

American Avocet (2)
Location: Reade Lake in Kimberley.
Reported: Aug 25 (Lyle Grisedale).

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Goose Lake in Vernon
Reported: Aug 25 (Scott Thomson).

Black Tern (1)
Location: On the river in Wardner.
Reported: Aug 24 (Doug Hogg).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: North of the marina near Esplanade Park at Okanagan Lake in Penticton.
Reported: Aug 22 (Eric Newton).

Upland Sandpiper (1)
Location: Fields on north side of John Hindle Drive near Robert Lk, Kelowna. By late afternoon bird was at the north end of Robert Lake. Please don't approach bird closely as it is quite wary and nervous.
Reported: Aug 21 (Kalvin Chan, m.obs).
Upland Sandpiper in Kelowna, BC. Aug 21, 2022. Photo: Kalin Ocana

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Aug 21 (Craig Sandvig).

Sabine's Gull (2)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: August 20 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: HERE at Mackay Reservoir in Vernon
Reported: Aug 18 to 19 (Scott Thomson).

Black-crowned Night-Heron (1 juv)
Location: In pond below main campground at Kokanee Creek Provincial Park in Nelson.
Reported: Aug 17 to 19 (Janice Arndt, m.obs)

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) - Okanagan First
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.