Okanagan, Interior and the Kootenays

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Recent sightings:

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Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult)
Location: Creek Mouth in Burton.
Reported: Sep 21 to 22  (G. Davidson)

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Creek Mouth in Burton.
Reported: Sep 15 to 22  (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: September 20 to 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: Sep 19 (Mike Edwards, Evan Edwards, Matthias Bieber).

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 (2 adults)
Location: Flying over Okanagan Lake near the Skate Park in Penticton.
Reported: Sept 17 to 18 (Brad Vissia, m.obs)

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

Sanderling (5 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna. They also venture a short distance over to Rotary Beach.
Reported: Aug 22 to Sept 17 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Sanderling. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 27, 2021. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

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 (Dick Cannings).

Wilson's Warbler (1 male, late)
Location: Sunset Drive Park, along Brandt's Creek, in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 28 to Dec 29 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Wilson's Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. November 28, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Blue Jay  (1)
Location: Private residence along Garnet Valley Road near Summerland. It is coming to feeders along with a group of Steller's Jays.
Reported: Dec 29 (Rosie Cella, et al). Bird has apparently been present for several days.

American Pipit (1) *rare in winter*
Location: On rocks HERE at Cooney Bay at the end of Tranquille Rd, Kamloops.
Reported: Dec 28 to 29 (Aaron Veale, m.obs).
American Pipit. Kamloops, BC. Dec, 28, 2020. Photo: Aaron Veale.

Mountain Bluebird (1 male, rare in winter)
Location: Nicks Island west of  Creston.
Reported: Dec 27 (Paul Foth).

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Vernon Creek in Okanagan Landing, near Vernon.
Reported: Dec 23 (Chris Siddle, et al).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Vernon, B.C. Dec 23, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)
Location: The bird is hanging out with American Goldfinches along the Gopher Creek Trail in the Black Mountain area of Kelowna. The trail can be accessed from Joe Rich Road, and the bird tends to be in the ravine on either side of the tunnel that goes below Hwy 33.
Reported: Dec 19 to 23 (Jesse Hannebauer, Nathan Early, m.obs).
Lesser Goldfinch. Kelowna, B.C. December 20, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: With White-crowned Sparrows at Thomson Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 19 to 23 (David Bell, et al).
Golden-crowned Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Photo: Keith Richardson.

Western Tanager (1 male, rare in winter)
Location: Bishop Bird Sanctuary in Vernon, at the north end of Kalamalka Lake.Visitors are welcome but must sign in to the guest book at the front gate.
Reported: Dec 17 to 21 (Aaron Deans).
Western Tanager. Vernon, B.C. Dec 19, 2020. Photo: Aaron Deans.

Gray Catbird (1, rare in winter)
Location: Private residence along Okanagan Landing Road in Vernon.
Reported:  Dec 21 (Ramey Newell).

Gyrfalcon (2 juv)
Location: Last seen near Duck Lake. Previously seen HERE on Reclamation Rd also seen near the Pickle Patch Fields in Creston.
Reported: Nov 18-Dec 19 (Paul Foth, m.obs).
Gyrfalcon in Creston, BC. Nov 21, 2020. Photo. Paul Foth.

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Kelowna Landfill.
Reported: Dec 19 (Nick Swan, Michael Force).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Thomson Marsh, Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 19 (David Bell).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: HERE 200m east of Overlanders Bridge on the South Thompson River in Kamloops.
Reported: Nov 23 to Dec 17 (Tom Beeke, m.obs).

Swamp Sparrow (1) 
Location: Small marsh at intersection of Oyama Road and Trewhitt Road, on east side of Wood Lake in Lake Country.
Reported: Dec 14 (Chris Charlesworth).

Common Grackle (1 male)
Location: Private residence along Edward Street in Revelstoke.
Reported: Oct 8 to Dec 14 (Darlene Cancelliere). Common Grackle also seen in Revelstoke on Nov 16 by Michael Morris, likely the same bird.
Common Grackle. Revelstoke, B.C. December 2, 2020. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Wilson's Warbler (1 male, late)
Location: South end of Polson Park, along boardwalk. Vernon.
Reported: Nov 27 to Dec 8 (Glen Goerzen, Jack VanDyk, m.obs).
Wilson's Warbler. Vernon, B.C. Nov 27, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Swainson's Thrush (1)
Location: South end of Polson Park in Vernon, along boardwalk.
Reported: Nov 26 to Dec 1  (Lisa VanDyk, m.obs).
Swainson's Thrush. Vernon, BC. November 26, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.


BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER (1 male) *2nd record for Okanagan Valley*
Location: Private Home in Cawston.
Reported: Nov 29 (Doe Gregoire).
Black-throated Gray Warbler in Cawston, BC. Nov 29, 2020. Photo: Doe Gregoire.


ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1 male) 
*Viewing can be arranged by appointment please contact the RBA*
Location: Private feeder at Sun Valley Place in Radium Hot Springs.
Reported: Nov 25 to 29 (Brian Wesley, m.obs).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Radium Hot Springs, BC. Nov 27, 2020. Photo. James Turner

Say's Phoebe (1, late)
Location: Salmon Arm Bay Foreshore.
Reported: Nov 26 (Jim Walton).

RBA: PRAIRIE WARBLER (1) *see main page*
Location: In mixed flock at the south end of Polson Park in willows along the boardwalk on Polson Park Trail in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 27 to Nov 26 (Glen Goerzen, m.obs)
Prairie Warbler in Vernon - Photo: Michael Force

Yellow-billed Loon (1 immature)
Location: HERE 200m east of Overlanders Bridge on the South Thompson River in Kamloops.
Reported: Nov 23 (Isaac Nelson, m.obs).
Yellow-billed Loon in Kamloops, BC. Nov 23, 2020. Photo. Tom Beeke.

Yellow-billed Loon (1 immature)
Location: Okanagan Lake in Kelowna, between City Park and the Kelowna Yacht Club.
Reported: Nov 21 to 22 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).
Yellow-billed Loon. Kelowna, B.C. Nov 21, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Chipping Sparrow (1, late)
Reported: Private residence in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 19 (Jack VanDyk).
Chipping Sparrow. Vernon, B.C. Nov 19, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: Okeefe's Pond, Vernon.
Reported: Nov 16 & 17 (Laurel McDonald, m.obs).
Long-tailed Duck. Vernon, B.C. Nov 17, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

BRANT (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake, near the SS Sicamous in Pencicton.
Reported: Nov 17 (Lucie Parker).
Brant. Penticton, B.C. Nov 17, 2020. Photo: Lucie Parker.

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1)
Location: Private Home in Grand Forks. Visitation can be arranged pls email the RBA for contact details.
Reported: Nov 11 to 18 (Eva Froese).
Lesser Goldfinch in Grand Forks, BC. Nov 11, 2020. Photo. Eva Froese.

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: HERE on Shuswap Lake in Scotch Creek.
Reported: Nov 10 (Brian Elder)
Yellow-billed Loon in Scotch Creek, Nov 10, 2020. Photo. Brian Elder.

Dunlin (1)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: Nov 8 & 9 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Dunlin. West Kelowna B.C. Nov 8, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Brouse Loop Rd in Nakusp.
Reported: Nov 6 to 8 (Gary Davidson, m.obs).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult)
Location: Between the wharf and Salmon River mouth at Salmon Arm.
Reported: Oct 24 to Nov 6 (Don Cecile, m.obs). 

Purple Finch (1)
Location: Along Westside Road, West Kelowna, near Bear Creek Road turnoff.
Reported: Nov 4 (Kalin Ocana).

American White Pelican (3)
Location: Between the wharf and Salmon River mouth at Salmon Arm.
Reported: Oct 24 to Nov 2 (Don Cecile, m.obs).

Long-tailed Duck (7)
Location: Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna, at the mouth of Powers Creek.
Reported: Nov 1 (Brad Vissia).

Long-tailed Duck (1, imm)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, Vernon.
Reported: Oct 31 to Nov 3 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

Chipping Sparrow (1) 
Location: Boat Launch at Nakusp waterfront.
Reported: Oct 30 to Nov 1 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Black Scoter (1 female)
Location: Twin Rivers Park/Waldie Island in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 24 to Nov 3 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs). 

Cassin's Vireo (1)
Location: In mixed flock at the south end of Polson Park in willows along the boardwalk on Polson Park Trail in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 27 to 31 (Chris Siddle, m.obs)

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: South Thompson River mouth - Chase
Reported: Oct 31 (Allan Dupilka)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 31 (Barbara Maytom, m.obs).

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: SW corner of Art Gibbons Parks in Nelson.
Reported: Oct 31 (Gaelen Schnaere).

Long-tailed Duck (3, imm)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 30 (Nick Swan).

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: Private Residence in Rutland area of Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 24 to 29 (Jamie Luxtion).

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)
Location: Duck Bay along Lakeside Dr in Nelson.
Reported: Oct 28 to 29 (Barbara Maytom, m.obs).

Rusty Blackbird (3)
Location: Boat Launch at Nakusp waterfront.
Reported: Oct 25 to 28 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Twin Rivers Park/Waldie Island in Castlegar.
Reported: Oct 24 to 25 (Craig Sandvig).

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location:  Private yard in Grand Forks.
Reported: Oct 25 (Eva Froese).

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location:  Sunshine Bay Park on Kootenay Lake in Balfour.
Reported: Oct 24 (S. Snively).

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location:  Private yard on 30th Ave S near 4th St in Cranbrook.
Reported: Oct 20 to 24 (Robert Whetham, m.obs).

Pacific Loon (2)
Location: Pioneer Park near Red Bridge in Kamloops.
Reported: Oct 20 to 24 (Bruce Bosdet, m.obs).

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: On Veteran Rd HERE in Chase.
Reported: Oct 23 (Suzy Wright).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Private Home on Bench Row Rd in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 21 (Ramey Steele).

Rusty Blackbird (3)
Location: Domin Rd in Fernie. 
Reported: Oct 20 (Jo Ellen Floer).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1, first year)
Location: Log booms at Sutherland Bay in Kelowna's North end.
Reported: Oct 20 (Wayne Weber).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Scenic Canyon, at the spring, approx. 150-200 meters from the parking lot. Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 7 to 20 (Chris Charlesworth, Josh Inman, Lin Inman).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: In cottonwoods along the pebble beach at the south end of Bear Creek Provincial Park in West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 19 to 20 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Blue Jay. West Kelowna, B.C. Oct 20, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: Nakusp Waterfront.
Reported: Oct 18 (Catherine McLean).

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1)
Location: Private Home in Cawston.
Reported: Oct 13 to 17 (Doe Gregoire).
Chestnut-sided Warbler in Cawston, BC. Oct 13, 2020. Photo. Doe Gregoire.

Purple Finch (1)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail in Kelowna, just east of Dilworth Road.
Reported: Oct 17 (Logan Lalonde, Kalin Ocana).

Red-throated Loon ( 1 juv)
Location: Okanagan Lake at the Old Ferry Wharf on Kelowna's Westside.
Reported: Oct 17 (Ted Hindmarch).

Arctic Tern (1)
Location: Mouth of Powers Creek near Gellatly Bay Park - Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 16 to 17 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Arctic Tern. West Kelowna, B.C. Oct 16, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Vernon Creek mouth at Okanagan Landing off Lakeshore Rd in Vernon.
Reported: Oct 16 to 17 (Roger Beardmore, m.obs).
Franklin's Gull. Okanagan Landing, Vernon, B.C. Oct 17, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk. 

Arctic Tern (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 16 (Ryan Tomlinson).

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 immature)
Location: Private residence in Golfview Estates neighborhood in the Glenmore area of Kelowna. See home page for more details.
Reported: Oct 15 (Michael Force, et al).
Chestnut-sided Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. Oct 15, 2020. Photo: Mike Force.

Purple Finch (1)
Location: Green Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 15 (Chris Charlesworth).

Vesper Sparrow (1, late)
Location: Glenmore Sportsfields at Valley & Longhill rd in Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 15 (Michael Force).

Spotted Sandpiper (1, late)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 14 (Kalin Ocana).

American Golden-Plover (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 12 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Common Nighthawk (1, late)
Location: Flying over fields, along Okanagan Rail Trail, between Fenwick Road and McCurdy Road in Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 12 (Paul Malkinson).

Swamp Sparrow (2)
Location: Leach Lake, Creston.
Reported: Oct 9 to 11 (Paul Foth,  m.obs).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: N.W. corner of Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 9 (Kalin Ocana).

Harris's Sparrow (1 imm)
Location: In village of Field, first noted along the 200 block of Stephen Avenue. Last seen with two White-crowned Sparrows at the corner of Kicking Horse Avenue and 1st Street.
Reported: Oct 7 & 8 (James Telford, et al).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Okanagan Lake in West Kelowna, at the mouth of Powers Creek. Has also been seen from The Cove.
Reported: Sep 15 to Oct 8 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).

American Avocet (1)
Location: In the south pond in the irrigation fields in Cranbrook.
Reported: Sep 24 to Oct 8 (Alan Barnard, m.obs).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: The Cove in West Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 8 (Chris Charlesworth, Dave Palsat, Fran Palsat).
Sabine's Gull. West Kelowna, B.C. Oct 8, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1, 2nd winter)
Location: On the docks at The Cove, at the south end of Gellatly Bay, West Kelowna. Later in the afternoon, what is presumed to be the same bird, appeared at the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. On Oct 6, it appears the same bird was at the mouth of Powers Creek in West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 to Oct 6 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. West Kelowna, B.C. Sep 19, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Horticultural Gardens at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops.
Reported: Oct 5 (Isaac Nelson).

Purple Finch (1, male)
Location: Sutherland Hills Park, Kelowna. Be aware that there are active Black Bears in the park.
Reported: Sep 21 to Oct 4 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Purple Finch. Kelowna, B.C. Sept 21, 2020. Photo Chris Charlesworth.

Dunlin (Up to 3)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 29 to Oct 4 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Dunlin. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 30, 2020. Photo: Kathy Nuszdorfer.

Bobolink (1)
Location: Brushy hillside on north side of Green Bay in West Kelowna. Bird associating with House Finches.
Reported: Oct 1 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Bobolink. West Kelowna, B.C. October 1, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Oct 1 (Logan Lalonde).

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore.
Reported: Sep 19 to Oct 1 (Ted Hilary, m.obs).

Eastern Kingbird (1, late)
Location: HERE near the Tranquille River - Kamloops.
Reported: Sept 27-30 (Steven Schmidt).
Eastern Kingbird in Kamloops, BC. Sept 27, 2020 (Photo: Steven Schmidt).

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: On Okanagan Lake at Okanagan Mountain Park, south of Kelowna. Bird was with approx. 40 Common Loons.
Reported: Sep 30 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Pacific Loon. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 30, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Rose Valley Regional Park in West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 29 (Kalin Ocana).

Arctic Tern (1 adult)
Location: South end of Skaha Lake, at Christie Memorial Park, Okanagan Falls.
Reported: Sep 23 to 27 (Michelle Hamilton, m.obs).
Arctic Tern. Okanagan Falls, B.C. Sep 27, 2020. Photo: Les Dewar.

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails, Castlegar.
Reported: Sep 27 (Craig Sandvig).

Sanderling (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 27 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Sabine's Gull (1 adult, 1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Kuskanax Creek in Nakusp.
Reported: Sep 26 (Julia Flesaker).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult light morph)
Location: Needles Ferry Crossing in the West Koontenay.
Reported: Sep 26 (Catherine McLean).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult light morph)
Location: 12 Mile Point, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Sep 26 (Don Manson).
Parasitic Jaeger. Revelstoke, B.C. Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Don Manson.

Sabine's Gull (1 adult, 1 juv)
Location: 12 Mile, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: Sep 22 to 26 (Lucie Parker, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Revelstoke, B.C. Sep 22, 2020. Photo: Lucie Parker.

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult light morph)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, N.E. of Nelson.
Reported: Sep 26 (Sarah Fawcett, et al).

Franklin's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 26 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Sabine's Gull  (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 24 to 26 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 26, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 16 to 26 (Chris Charlesworth).

Tennessee Warbler (1 first fall)
Location: Sunset Drive Park, along Brandt's Creek, in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 24 to 26 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Tennessee Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 24, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: The Turtle Pond at Sutherland Hills Park, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 25 to 26 (Kalin Ocana, et al).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Foreshore in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Sep 24 to 26 (Don Cecile, m.obs).

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Feeder at private residence, along Highland Valley Road, south of Ashcroft.
Reported: Sep 25 (Wendy Cameron).

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: The Salmon Arm foreshore, west of the pier.
Reported: Sep 22 to 25 (Don Cecile, m.obs).
Buff-breasted Sandpiper. Salmon Arm, B.C. Sep 23, 2020. Photo: Alan Burger.

Red-throated Loon (1 adult)
Location: Kootenay Lake, at Kuskanook Harbour, along Hwy 3A, north of Creston.
Reported: Sep 24 (Paul Foth).

Arctic Tern (1 juv)
Location: Sutherland Bay, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 24 (Chris Charlesworth).
Arctic Tern. Kelowna, B.C Sep 24, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Flying south at the mouth of Powers Creek, West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 24 (Chris Charlesworth).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: South end of Okanagan Lake, near the Peach in Penticton.
Reported: Sep 23 (Eric Newton).

Broad-winged Hawk (15)
Location: One immature flew south over Lakeshore Road at Okanagan Mountain Park, south of Kelowna. A three hour hawkwatch from Gillard Forest Service Road, south of Kelowna, produced 14 more Broad-wings, including immatures, light morph adults and a dark morph adult.
Reported: Sep 22 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

Arctic Tern (1 juv)
Location: Okanagan Lake, between City Park and Waterfront Park, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 22 (Mike Force, Doug Kragh).
Arctic Tern. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 22, 2020. Photo: Mike Force.

Broad-winged Hawk (3)
Location: Soaring over MacKay's Reservoir, on the Vernon Commonage.
Reported: Sep 21 (Chris Siddle).

Broad-winged Hawk (1, immature)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna. Bird flying overhead, south.
Reported: Sep 21 (Logan Lalonde).

American Golden-Plover (1 juv)
Location: Robert Lake, north end. Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 to 21 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
American Golden-Plover. Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

American Avocet (1, late)
Location: Pond at Tranquille, near Kamloops.
Reported: Sep 17 to 20 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Parasitic Jaeger (1, adult light morph)
Location: The Cove in West Kelowna, where it chased gulls around for a few moments before carrying on south, down the lake. Perhaps the same bird was also seen at the mouth of Powers Creek and at Antlers Beach, though there is a good chance several were moving through today.
Reported: Sep 20 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Broad-winged Hawk (1, adult, light morph)
Location: In flight over Winners in West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 20 (Kalin Ocana).

Sabine’s Gull (1juv)
Location: HERE at Cooney Bay on Kamloops Lake in Kamloops.
Reported: Sept 20 (Isaac Nelson and Tom Beeke).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, light morph)
Location: Over Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 (Chris Charlesworth, et al).
Broad-winged Hawk. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 19, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult, light morph)
Location: Heading south over Dilworth Mountain in Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 (Logan Lalonde).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 19 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Kokanee Creek Provincial Park, near Nelson.
Reported: Sep 18 (Steve Ogle).

Sabine's Gull (2 juv)
Location: Waterfront in Nelson.
Reported: Sep 16 to 18 (Paul Prappas, m.obs).

MAGNOLIA WARBLER (1)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, east from Dilworth Road, approx 300-400 meters. The nearest power pole number is 50L109. This is in Kelowna. On Sep 18, at about 9 AM, it was seen again, along Mill Creek not far from original site where it was found.
Reported: Sep 17 to 18 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).
Magnolia Warbler. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 17, 2020. Photo: Michael Force. 

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 17 (Kalin Ocana).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, 250 meters south of Airport Way S., Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 17 (Logan Lalonde).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Okanagan Rail Trail, along east side of Ellison (Duck) Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 17 (Logan Lalonde).

RUBY-THROATED HUMMINGBIRD (1 female)
Location: Private Home on Wharf Rd in Scotch Creek. Home is open to the public please contact RBA for visitation details and arrangements.
Reported: Sept 13-17 (Aaron Roberge).
Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Scotch Creek, BC. Sept 13, 2020. Photo. Aaron Roberge.

Double-crested Cormorant (3)
Location: South end of Goose Lake, Vernon.
Reported: Sep 16 to 17 (Chris Siddle, et al).

RBA: PHILADELPHIA VIREO (1)
Location: Chichester Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna. Bird was in tall poplars along the west side of the pond at the east end of the sanctuary.
Reported: Sep 16 (Michael Force).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult, light morph)
Location: Mouth of the Salmon River in Salmon Arm. Most likely same bird, seen on Sep 16 at the wharf.
Reported: Sep 15 to 16 (Roger Beardmore, Don Cecile, et al).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: East end of Chichester Bird Sanctuary, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 16 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Tennessee Warbler (1, first fall)
Location: Mill Creek Linear Park, Kelowna. Bird was about 150 meters east of Enterprise Way entrance.
Reported: Sep 16 (Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson).

Great Egret (1)
Location: HERE at Selkirk College Trails Oxbow in Castlegar
Reported: Sept 13 to 16 (Craig Sandvig).
Great Egret in Castlegar, BC. Sept 13, 2020. Photo. Craig Sandvig.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: On the docks at The Cove at the south end of Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 15 (James Jansen, m.obs).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. West Kelowna, B.C. Sep 15, 2020. Photo: James Jansen.

Sabine's Gull (1 juvenile)
Location: Flew past The Cove, at the south end of Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 15 (James Jansen).

Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: Munson Pond in Kelowna, along ditch to the west of the pond.
Reported: Sep 15 (Michael Force).

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: N.W. corner of Munson Pond in Kelowna. Probably the same bird was seen in the weedy field south of the south end of Burtch Road on Sep 15.
Reported: Sep 14 to 15 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs). 

Broad-winged Hawk (2, one of which was adult)
Location: Overhead at Wharf Road, in Scotch Creek, on the north side of Shuswap Lake.
Reported: Sep 14 (Aaron Roberge).

American Golden-Plover (1 juvenile)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 7 to 14 (Logan Lalonde, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
American Golden-Plover. Mouth of Mission Creek. Kelowna, B.C. Sep 7, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Tennessee Warbler (1 adult)
Location: Kelowna, along the Okanagan Rail Trail at Scandia Woods, about 200 meters north of Fenwick Road.
Reported: Sep 14 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth).

Swamp Sparrow (2)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 12 (Kalin Ocana).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light morph adult)
Location: Flying south over Okanagan Lake at Antlers Beach in Peachland.
Reported: Sept 12 (Chris Charlesworth).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1, 2nd cycle)
Location: Mouth of creek HERE in Nakusp.
Reported: Aug 31 to Sep 10 (Julia and Warren Flesaker).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Nakusp, B.C. Aug 31, 2020. Photo: Warren Flesaker.

Sanderling (4 juv)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 10 (Ryan Tomlinson).

RBA: FERRUGINOUS HAWK (2, light morph juv).
Location: HERE on Kootenay River Road near Speers Road, near Creston. Birds perched on hay bales.
Reported: Sep 7 to 9 (Paul Foth, m.obs). 
Ferruginous Hawk in Creston, BC. Sept 8, 2020. Photo. Brody Kunze.

Swamp Sparrow (1)
Location: Millard Glen Park, along the Brandt's Creek Linear Pathway in Glenmore area of Kelowna.
Reported: Sept 9 (Logan Lalonde).

Sabine's Gull (1 juv).
Location: Okanagan Lake, seen from the Peach along the Penticton Waterfront.
Reported: Sep 8 (Eric Newton).

Franklin's Gull (1 first year)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 8 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).
Franklin's Gull. Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna, B.C. Sep 8, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Eurasian Wigeon (1 male)
Location: Flew north past mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna, along with assorted other dabblers.
Reported: Sep 7 (Chris Charlesworth).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Reade Lake, near Wycliffe, in the East Kootenay.
Reported: Sep 6 (Bobby Dailey).

Eurasian Wigeon (1)
Location: Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: Sep 6 (Gaelen Schnare).

Black-bellied Plover (1)
Location: Separation Lake; Kamloops.
Reported: Sep 5 to 6 (Isaac Nelson, m.obs).

Sanderling (Up to 4)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 25 to Sep 5 (Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Soaring over Beaver Lake Road grasslands, east of Lake Country.
Reported: Sep 3 (Logan Lalonde, et al).

Great Egret (1)
Location Last seen at Tranquille Marsh. Previously HERE in pond near the Kamloops Airport.
Reported: Aug 6 to Sep 2 (Bruce Bosdet, m.obs).
Great Egret in Kamloops, BC. Photo. Tristan Semeniuk

Franklin's Gull (1 first year)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Sep 2 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Franklin's Gull (1 first year)
Location: Sutherland Bay in Kelowna. Most likely same bird was seen at Robert Lake on Aug 31.
Reported: Aug 28 to 31 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C.Aug 29, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Prairie Falcon (2)
Location: Warner's Slough, near the Columbia River, near Brisco, south of Spillimacheen.
Reported: Aug 31 (Chris Roy).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 31 (Kalin Ocana).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Reade Lake, northwest of Wycliffe.
Reported: Aug 30 (Dean Nicholson).

Stilt Sandpiper (1 juv)
Location: Salmon Arm, on mudflats at the base of the pier.
Reported: Aug 29 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Stilt Sandpiper. Salmon Arm, B.C. Aug 29, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1, 2nd cycle)
Location: First noted at Robert Lake in Kelowna. It then flew north to the landfill, where it was visible, with a scope, from the old landfill entrance, along Glenmore Road, about a kilometer north of John Hindle Drive. Aug 28 & 29, the bird was seen on the log booms at Sutherland Bay in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 26 to 29 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Seen on Upper Arrow Lake, south of Nakusp, from the Arrow Park Ferry.
Reported: Aug 28 (Catherine McLean).

Franklin's Gull (1, first year)
Location: Southeast corner of Vernon Arm at Okanagan Landing, near Vernon.
Reported: Aug 27 (Chris Siddle).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 25 (Ryan Tomlinson).

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: The pier along the foreshore in Salmon Arm.
Reported: Aug 23 to 25 (Don Cecile, m.obs).

Sanderling (1 adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 23 (Ryan Tomlinson, et al).

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Kuskanax Creek mouth in Nakusp (at end of 13th Ave NW).
Reported: Aug 22 (Catherine McLean, et al).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Joss Mountain, S.W. of Revelstoke.
Reported: Aug 19 (Mark Gardiner).

RBA: MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 18 (Logan Lalonde, Ryan Tomlinson, m.obs). 
Marbled Godwit. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 18, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Short-billed Dowitcher (1, juvenile)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 18 (Michael Force, et al).
Short-billed Dowitcher. Robert Lake, Kelowna. B.C. Aug 18, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.
                                   
Sanderling (2 juvenile)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 14 to 18 (Nick Swan, Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Sanderling. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 14, 2020 Photo: Nick Swan.

Franklin's Gull (1, first year)
Location: Lake Side Park in Nelson.
Reported: Aug 17 (Doug Cooper).

Franklin's Gull (1, first year)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 17 (Brad Vissia).
Franklin's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 17, 2020. Photo: Brad Vissia.

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 15 (Logan Lalonde).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: Hydraulic (McCulloch) Lake, S.E. of Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 13 (John Reeve).

Arctic Tern (2 adults)
Location: Sutherland Bay in Kelowna. Kalin Ocana reports two Arctic Terns at the Old Ferry Docks on the Westside at 5 PM. Probably the same two birds.
Reported: Aug 12 (Mike Edwards, Evan Edwards, m.obs).
Arctic Tern. Kelowna, B.C. Aug 12, 2020 Photo: Nick Swan.

Sanderling (1, molting adult)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 9 (Michelle Hamilton, Evan Edwards, Mike Edwards).

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male)
Location: 9 Mile, south of Revelstoke.
Reported: July 30 to Aug 8 (Darlene Cancelliere, m.obs).
Male Indigo Bunting. 9 Mile, south of Revelstoke, B.C. July 30, 2020. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: S.E. dyke at Road 22, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: Aug 6 (Doug Brown). 

Pacific Loon (1 non-breeding adult)
Location: Okanagan Lake at Kalamoir Park in West Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 6 (Mike Howard, Elke Fischer).

Pacific Loon (1 non-breeding adult)
Location: Okanagan Lake at Antlers Beach, south of Peachland.
Reported: Aug 6 (Chris Charlesworth)

Great Egret (1)
Location: Holmes Lake, north of Hwy 6, between Cherryville and Needles.
Reported: Aug 4 (John and Catherine Greenough).
Great Egret at Holmes Lake, BC. Aug 4, 2020. Photo. Catherine Greenough

Northern Mockingbirds (2)
Location: Here in Cranbrook.
Reported: Aug 4 (Bobby Dailey).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 first yr male)
Location: Banded at Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory.
Reported: Aug 3 (Matthias Bieber, et al).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Vaseux Lake Bird Observatory. Aug 3, 2020. Photo: Matthias Beiber.

Caspian Tern (1)
Location: The Cove, at the north end of Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Aug 3 (Mike Edwards, Evan Edwards).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Hwy 31A between New Denver and Three Forks in the Kootenays.

Reported: Jul 30 (Sachi Snively).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1 adult)

Location: North end of Robert Lake. Kelowna, BC.
Reported: July 24 to 28 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).
Adult Short-billed Dowitcher. Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. July 24, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Rattlesnake Bluffs, along Ord Road in Kamloops.
Reported: July 27 (Melissa Hafting, Ilya Povalyaev).

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: John's Family Regional Park in Kelowna. On the north side of 'The Crag'.

Reported: July 27 (Nick Swan).
Prairie Falcon. Kelowna, B.C. July 27, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.

Arctic Tern (1)
Location: North-east end of Nicola Lake in Quilchena
Reported: July 23 to July 26 (Joachim Bertrands, Rob Lyske and Quentin Brown, m.obs)
Arctic Tern in Quilchena, BC. July 26, 2020. Photo: Isaac Nelson.

RBA: FERRUGINOUS HAWK (1 light morph juvenile)

Reported: Chute Lake Road, about 1 km beyond parking area for Johns Family Regional Park on the slopes south of Kelowna. Found at 11:30 AM and bird was in area for about an hour before sailing off to the east along the ridge.
Reported: July 25 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Juv. light morph Ferruginous Hawk. Kelowna, B.C. July 25, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth.

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: West Arm Provincial Park, along Svoboda Road, N.E. of Nelson.
Reported: July 8 to 24 (Chris Drysdale, m.obs).

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male)
Location: Darfield, north of Barriere. On east side of Hwy 5, north of Darlington Creek Forest Service Road.
Reported: July 21 to 23 (Valentina Sorrento, et al).

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: North end of Otter Lake, north of Vernon. Possibly same bird seen previous day at J. Grant Island in Lake Country.
Reported: May 25 to July 21 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1 male)
Location: Mitchell Lake in Kamloops. On July 4 the bird was on a small lake just to the S.E. of Mitchell Lake, visible from Scott Road.
Reported: June 29 to July 20 (Isaac Nelson, m.obs).
Tufted Duck. Mitchell Lake, Kamloops, B.C. June 30, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: 3 Ponds Rd and Coopman Rd in Wardner.
Reported: July 3 (Bobby Dailey).

Hudsonian Godwit (2)
Location: Feeding along the shore just west of Peter Jannick Park in Salmon Arm Bay.
Reported: July 2 & 3 (Jim Walton, m.obs).
Hudsonian Godwit in Salmon Arm, BC. July 2, 2020. Photo. Roger Beardmore.

Eurasian Wigeon (1)
Location: West of Peter Jannick Park in Salmon Arm Bay.
Reported: July 2 & 3 (Roger Beardmore, m.obs).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: North of Clearwater along Clearwater Valley Road, north of Greer Road.

Reported: July 2 (Dennis Leonard).

RBA: ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: In Waneta, south of Trail. Bird was seen in tree in a field on the south side at the end of Waneta-Nelway Road.
Reported: June 21 (Mindy Smith).

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Swan Lake Grassland Trail (S.W. end of Swan Lake) in Vernon.
Reported: June 21 (Chris Siddle).

Caspian Tern (2)

Location: Swan Lake Grassland Trail (S.W. end of Swan Lake) in Vernon.
Reported: June 21 & 22 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).

Tennessee Warbler (2 males)
Location: HERE on the north end of the Ray Farm at Wells Gray Provincial Park - Clearwater
Reported: June 19 (James MacKenzie)
Tennessee Warbler in Clearwater, BC. June 19, 2020. Photo. James MacKenzie.

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Pyramid Provincial Park at picnic area behind washrooms, south of Summerland.
Reported: June 14 to 17 (James MacKenzie, m.obs).
Northern Mockingbird. Pyramid Provincial Park. Summerland, B.C. June 15, 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth


Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE on Rosicky Rd in Wardner.
Reported: June 4 to 16 (Mike Bentley, m.obs).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Wharf Road in Scotch Creek, on north side of Shuswap Lake, near its west end.
Reported: June 13 to 15 (Aaron Roberge).

Band-tailed Pigeon (2)
Location: HERE on Hwy 1 in Pritchard.
Reported: June 14 (Camille Bock).

RBA: PURPLE MARTIN (1 female, first for Okanagan)
Location: Robert Lake; Kelowna.
Reported: June 14 (David Bell, Nick Swan, m.obs). Bird present until at least 4:45 PM.
Female Purple Martin with Bank Swallows at Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. June 14, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan

Tennessee Warbler (1, singing male)
Location: East end of Summit Lake along Hwy 6, near Nakusp.
Reported: June 11 (Gary Davidson, m.obs).

Yellow-breasted Chat (1)

Location: Kalamalka Lakeview Drive in Vernon. The bird was about .5 km north of the junction of Highridge and Kalamalka Lakeview Road, singing from a brushy patch downslope.
Reported: June 10 (Chris Siddle).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)

Location: Coffee Creek FSR near south end of Loon Lake, near Ainsworth in the West Kootenay.
Reported: June 10 (Sachi Snively).

Band-tailed Pigeon (1)
Location: Argenta Flats along Argenta Johnson's Landing Road, north of the north end of Kootenay Lake.
Reported: June 8 (Sachi Snively).

Magnolia Warbler (Second year male)
Location: Duncan Lardeau Flats, just north of Lardeau in the Kootenays.
Reported: June 7 (Steve Ogle).

Pacific Loon (1, non-breeding adult)

Location: Okanagan Lake at James Grant Island (Visible from Kokpje Regional Park) in Lake Country.
Reported: June 6 (Chris Charlesworth).

Franklin's Gull (1 adult)

Location: East side of Elizabeth Lake in Cranbrook.
Reported: June 5 (Helga Knote).

Willet (1)
Location: HERE in Oliver.
Reported: June 4 (Tanya Stockard).

Baltimore Oriole (1 male)
Location: Williamson Lake, Revelstoke.
Reported: June 4 (Michael Preston).

Baltimore Oriole (1 male)
Location: Fairmont Hot Springs, in the East Kootenay).
Reported: May 30 (David Gibson).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light morph adult)
Location: Flying south, low over Okanagan Lake at Seclusion Bay, heading towards Peachland. Perhaps same individual seen earlier in the day by David Bell at Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: May 31 (Chris Charlesworth).

Parasitic Jaeger (1 light adult)
Location: Flying north over Okanagan Lake at Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: May 31 (David Bell).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Along Colvalli Road in Wardner.
Reported: May 29 (Bobby & Sharon Dailey).

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Jimsmith Lake Provincial Park.
Reported: May 26 (James Turner).

Short-billed Dowitcher (1)
Location: Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: May 25 (Nick Swan).
Short-billed Dowitcher. Robert Lake, Kelowna, B.C. May 25, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: In shallow ponds along road to day use area at Tunkwa Lake.
Reported: May 25 (Alan Burger).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private residence on Hwy 3 in Fernie.
Reported: May 25 (Jess W.).

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Private residence on Edward Street in Revelstoke.
Reported: May 25 (Darlene Cancelliere, et al).
Rose-breasted Grosbeak. Revelstoke, B.C. May 25, 2020. Photo: Darlene Cancelliere.

Double-crested Cormorant (1)
Location: James Grant Island, visible from Kopje Regional Park in Lake Country.
Reported: May 24 (Don Cecile).

Yellow Rail (1)
Location: Matthew Creek in Kimberley.
Reported: May 24 (Denis Dean).
Yellow Rail in Kimberley, BC. May 24, 2020. Photo. Denis Dean.

WHITE-TAILED KITE (1, possible)
Location: In flight, along Hwy 97, north of Osoyoos.
Reported: May 24 (David Bell).

RBA: ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: Seen HERE flycatching from sagebrush and saskatoon bushes in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 23 to 24 (Lucie Parker).
Ash-throated Flycatcher in Osoyoos. May 23, 2020. Photo. Lucie Parker. 

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: Trail between Mahoney Lake and White Lake, near Okanagan Falls.
Reported: May 24 (Richard Cannings).

SABINE'S GULL (1 non-breeding)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek.
Reported: May 20 to 23 (Douglas Graham, David Bell, m.obs).
Sabine's Gull. Kelowna, B.C. May 21, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

WHITE-FACED IBIS (7)
Location: Swan Road near Kootenay River in Creston.
Reported: May 22 (Steve Ogle).

RBA: EASTERN PHOEBE (1, 3rd Okanagan record)
Reported: Parking area for Okanagan Rail Trail on Bulman Road in Kelowna. Bird was on a fencepost close to the road and then flew east as was not seen again.
Reported: 8 AM, May 22 (Michael Force).

Sanderling (1)
Location: Mouth of Mission Creek, Kelowna.
Reported: May 18 to 20 (Logan Lalonde, m.obs).

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: Last seen HERE on May 20th. First seen on May 19th flying over Maiden Lake in Fernie.
Reported: May 19-21 (Ryan Schultz, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Fernie. May 22, 2020. Photo. Ryan Schultz.
Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE along the Taghum foreshore in Nelson.
Reported: May 19 to 21 (Gaelen Schnare).

LeConte's Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Kokanee Provincial Park near Willow Point.
Reported: May 18 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs)
LeConte's Sparrow in Willow Point, May 18, 2020. Photo. Sachi Snively.

RBA: PROTHONOTARY WARBLER (1 male)
Location: HERE near Road 22 in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 17 (Nathan Earley).
Prothonotary Warbler in Osoyoos, BC. May 17, 2020. Photo. Nathan Earley.

WHIMBREL (1)

Location: Mouth of Burton Creek, near Nakusp.
Reported: May 17 (Catherine McLean, et al).
Whimbrel. Burton, B.C. May 17, 2020. Photo: Catherine McLean.

Clark's Grebe (1)

Location: Okanagan Lake, off Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary in Kelowna. Bird was in with large flock of Western Grebes.
Reported: May 17 (David Bell, m.obs).

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: HERE at Carney Pond in Kelowna.
Reported: May 14 & 15 (Michael Force, m.obs).
Black Phoebe in Kelowna, BC. May 14, 2020. Photo. Michael Force.

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (6) (full directions on main page)
Location: HERE, near Wardner, in East Kootenay.
Reported: May 11-14 (Alan Barnard, m.obs).
White-faced Ibis in Wardner, BC. May 11, 2020. Photo. Alan Barnard.
Gray Flycatcher (1)
Location: Sunshine Bay Wetlands. Directions: Take the Harop Ferry then take your first left just before the rail tracks on Erindale Rd. Follow until you arrive at tge Sunshine Bay Riding Club/RDCK Park. Go down Willow lane and you will see a field on your left. The bird was on the far corner calling HERE in Harrop.
Reported: May 13-14 (Sachi Snively, m.obs).

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male)

Location: Feeder at private residence in West Bench area of Penticton.
Reported: May 14 (Eric Newton).
Lesser Goldfinch. Penticton, B.C. May 14, 2020. Photo: Eric Newton.

Black-necked Stilt (9)
Location: North end of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 12 (Carolee Colter, m.obs).

RBA: WHITE-FACED IBIS (16)

Location: Southeast corner of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 11 (Paul Foth, m.obs).
16 White-faced Ibis in Creston, BC. May 11, 2020. Photo. Gaelen Schnare
Franklin's Gull (2)
Location: On the dyke north of Duck Lake near Creston.
Reported: May 11-12 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs).

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: On Ferret Rd, north of Hopp Rd in Edgewood.
Reported: May 9 (Julia and Warren Flesaker, m.obs).
Loggerhead Shrike in Edgewood, BC. May 9, 2020. Photo. Warren Flesaker.
Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: North Pond at the Cranbrook Irrigation Fields. 
Reported: May 9 (Helga Knote).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Overhead at the Kelowna Memorial Park Cemetery.
Reported: May 9 (Michael Force, David Bell).
Broad-winged Hawk. Kelowna, B.C. May 9, 2020. Photo: Michael Force.

Black-necked Stilt (Up to 12)
Location: North end of Robert Lake, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 25 to May 9 (Brad Vissia, m.obs).
Black-necked Stilts. Kelowna, B.C. May 2, 2020. Chris Charlesworth.

RBA: SUMMER TANAGER (1 male)
Location: 717 154th St in Invermere.
**Please be respectful of private property, social distance 2m apart, wear a face mask and do not block driveways.** 
Reported: May 8 (Cam Gillies).
Summer Tanager in Invermere, BC. May 8, 2020. Photo. Cam Gillies.
Brewer's Sparrow (1)
Location: Duck Lake, Crestson.
Reported: May 8 (Craig Sandvig).

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Spray Irrigation Fields at Silo Pond, Cranbrook.
Reported: May 8 (Bobby Dailey).

Broad-winged Hawk (1 adult)
Location: Along Hwy 6, between Fauqier and Cherryville.
Reported: May 7 (Julia Burger).

Black-necked Stilt (2)
Location: Airport Ponds, Revelstoke.
Reported: May 6 (Don Manson).

RBA: GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (1)
Location: Private garden in Nakusp, but bird was viewable from an alley. See home page for details. 
Reported: May 5 to 6 (Julia Flesaker, m.obs).
Green-tailed Towhee. Nakusp, B.C. May 5, 2020. Photo: Julia Flesaker.

Black-necked Stilt (3)
Location: Beaver Ranch Flats, Quilchena.
Reported: May 5 (Alan Burger).

Dunlin (1 adult)
Location: Flooded field at north end of Swan Lake Nature Reserve Vernon.
Reported: May 5 (Jack VanDyk)
Dunlin. Swan Lake, Vernon, B.C. May 5, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.

Common Grackle (1)
Location: Private yard on Stephen Ave in Field.
Reported: May 4 (James Telford).

RBA: MARBLED GODWIT (1)
Location: Osoyoos. North side of bridge on Hwy 3 in Osoyoos.
Reported: May 4 (Lucie Parker, et al).
Marbled Godwit. Osoyoos, B.C. May 4, 2020. Photo: Lucie Parker.

Black-necked Stilt (4)
Location: Waterfront in Nakusp.
Reported: May 4 (Julia Flesaker).

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails, in Welsh Orchard, Castlegar.
Reported: May 3 & 4 (Gaelen Schnare, m.obs).
Palm Warbler. Castlegar, B.C. May 3, 2020. Photo: Craig Sandvig.
RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Selkirk College Trails in Castlegar.
Reported: May 3 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).
Loggerhead Shrike. Castlegar, B.C. May 3, 2020. Photo: Craig Sandvig.

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: Captains Village Marina at Scotch Creek in the Thompson / Shuswap region.
Reported May 2 & 3 (Aaron Roberge).
Sage Thrasher. Scotch Creek, B.C. May 2, 2020. Photo: Aaron Roberge.

Black-necked Stilt (up to 9)
Location: Salmon Arm Foreshore, visible from the pier.
Reported: Apr 19 to May 2 (Ted Hillary, m.obs).

Harris's Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: Private residence along 11th Ave S. in Cranbrook.
Reported: Apr 30 (Wendy Roberts).

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Over Porcupine Peak, towards north end of Clifton Road, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 30 (Logan Lalonde).

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Munson Pond, Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 28 to 30 (Michelle Hamilton, m.obs).

Greater White-fronted Goose (2)
Location: Rotary Marsh in Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 29 (Roberta Snow).

Purple Finch (Up to 4)
Location: Private feeder along Auburn Cres. in Princeton.
Reported: Apr 18 to 29 (Ed Lahaie, et al).
Purple Finch male. Princeton, B.C. April 18, 2020. Photo: Ed Lahaie.

Lesser Goldfinch (1)
Location: Near the north end of Robert Lake at the corner of John Hindle Drive and Academy Way.
Reported: Apr 28 (David Bell).

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: HERE on bank of Cottonwood Creek near airport - Nelson
Reported: April 26-28 (Barbara and Neville Maytom, m.obs).
Black Phoebe in Nelson , B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo. Craig Sandvig.
Black-necked Stilt (4)
Location: Tucelnuit Lake in Oliver.
Reported: Apr 26 (Barry Kinch).
Black-necked Stilts. Oliver, B.C. Apr 26, 2020. Photo: Barry Kinch.

Black-necked Stilt (1 female)
Location: Airport Ponds in Revelstoke.
Reported: Apr 26 (Don Manson, m.obs).
Black-necked Stilt. Revelstoke, B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo: Don Manson.

Sage Thrasher (1)
Location: West side of runway at Revelstoke Airport. 
Reported: Apr 26 (Monica Penner, Catherine Craig).
Sage Thrasher. Revelstoke, B.C. April 26, 2020. Photo: Monica Penner.

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Private residence in Lumby.
Reported: Apr 22 & 23 (Scott Thomson, et al).

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: HERE 400m from Taghum Hall in Nelson.
Reported: Apr 22 (Chris Drysdale).
Northern Mockingbird in Nelson, B.C. April 22, 2020. Photo: Chris Drysdale

Tufted Duck X Lesser Scaup hybrid (1, male)
Location: Separation Lake, south of Kamloops, off Hwy 5A.
Reported: Apr 17 to 19 (Tom Beeke).
Hybrid male Lesser Scaup X Tufted Duck. Separation Lake, Kamloops, B.C. Apri 17, 2020. Photo: Tom Beeke
Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: College Oxbow in Castlegar.
Reported: Nov 10 to Apr 19 (Craig Sandvig, m.obs).

Black-necked Stilt (1)
Location: Robert Lake in Kelowna.
Reported: Apr 10 to 15 (Kalin Ocana, m.obs).

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Separation Lake, off Hwy 5A, south of Kamloops.
Reported: Apr 12 (Lyn Macdonald).
Loggerhead Shrike. Kamloops, B.C. April 12, 2020. Photo: Lyn Macdonald.
Greater White-fronted Goose (1)
Location: Separation Lake Princeton.
Reported: Apr 8 (Ed Lahaie, et al).
Greater White-fronted Goose. Separation Lake, Princeton, B.C. April 8, 2020. Photo: Ed Lahaie.

Green-winged (Common) Teal - Eurasian race (1 male)
Location: Marshes at the north end of Otter Lake in Vernon.
Reported: April 3 (Chris Siddle).
'Common Teal'. Otter Lake, Vernon, B.C. April 3, 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: Wardner in the East Kootenays, at the south end of Laurier Street.
Reported: Jan 2 to March 12 (Bobby Dailey, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (30)
Location: On Horner Rd in Lumby
Reported: March 11 (Scott Thomson)

Harris's Sparrow (1)

Location: Along Selkirk Road in Fort Steele in the East Kootenays.
Reported: Feb 9 to 18 (Dianne Cooper, m.obs).

Hermit Thrush (1, rare in winter)

Location: Along the KVR Trail in Kaleden. Bird was with flock of American Robins.
Reported: Feb 16 (Dick Cannings).

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)

Location: Mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Probably same bird as seen in Vernon on previous day.
Reported: Feb 16 (Kalin Ocana).
Lesser Black-backed Gull. Kelowna, B.C. Feb 16, 2020. Photo: Kalin Ocana.

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Last seen at the mouth of Mission Creek in Kelowna. Previously at the mouth of Vernon Creek at Okanagan Landing, near Vernon.
Reported: Feb 15 (Chris Siddle, m.obs).
Adult Lesser Black-backed Gull. Okanagan Landing, Vernon, B.C. February 15 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Blue Jay (1)
Location: Private residence in the Stepping Stones neighborhood, just N.W. of Swan Lake in Vernon.
Reported: Nov 6 to Feb 15 (Tracy Lutz-Noel, m.obs).
Blue Jay. Vernon, B.C. Jan 26, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.
Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, rare in winter)
Location: Powerhouse Road near Armstrong.
Reported: Feb 10 (Jack VanDyk).
Yellow-headed Blackbird. Armstrong, B.C. Feb 10, 2020. Photo: Jack VanDyk.


Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male, rare in winter)
Location: Lower McCulloch Road in East Kelowna.
Reported: Feb 8 (Logan Lalonde).

Purple Finch (1 female)
Location: Feeder at 6131 Silver Star Road in Vernon. Email chris.siddle@gmail.com if you want to look for bird, though he has seen it only once today.
Reported: Jan 31 (Chris Siddle).
Purple Finch. Vernon, B.C. January 31, 2020. Photo: Chris Siddle.
Eared Grebe (1, rare in winter)
Location: Gellatly Bay in West Kelowna.
Reported: Dec 14 to Jan 27 (Ted Hindmarch, m.obs).
Eared Grebe. West Kelowna, B.C. Jan 2020. Photo: Chris Charlesworth
Fox Sparrow (1 'Sooty')
Location: Brandt's Creek Linear Pathway in Glenmore area of Kelowna. Bird along pathway, where a feeder is located, just north of first tunnel, north of Yates Road.
Reported: Jan 14 to 26 (Nick Swan, m.obs).
Fox Sparrow. Kelowna, B.C. Jan 14, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.
Mountain Bluebird (2 males)
Location: Entrance to Hardy Falls in Peachland. Birds associating with group of American Robins.
Reported: Jan 19 (Jackie Christian).

Eared Grebe (1, rare in winter)

Location: Arrow Lk, west of Castlegar at Syringa Creek Provincial Park.
Reported: Jan 18 (Craig Sandvig)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, rare in winter)

Location: At feeder at 632 Bay Ave in downtown Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 16 (Annette Hathaway).

Double-crested Cormorant (1, imm)

Location: Okanagan Lake at Rotary Marshes in Kelowna.
Reported: Jan 12 (Nick Swan).
Imm. Double-crested Cormorant. Kelowna, B.C. Jan 12, 2020. Photo: Nick Swan.

Savannah Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Private feeder in Princeton.
Reported: Dec 31 to Jan 7, 2020 (Sue Elwell).

Common Yellowthroat (1 female, rare in winter)
Location: New Denver in the West Kootenay.
Reported: Jan 3 (Julia Flesaker).

Eurasian Wigeon (1 female)

Location: Playing fields at Thomson Marshes / Capital News Centre in Kelowna, with American Wigeon and Mallards.
Reported: Dec 5 to Jan 3, 2020 (Ryan Tomlinson, Chris Charlesworth, m.obs).
Eurasian Wigeon. Kelowna, B.C. December 8, 2019. Photo: Keith Richardson.
Savannah Sparrow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Castlegar at Selkirk College Oxbow.
Reported: Dec 14, 2019 to Jan 3, 2020 (Craig Sandvig, Sachi Snively).