Peace Region and Far North

To report rare birds and interesting sightings in the region please email Chris Charlesworth at c_charlesworth23@hotmail.comPlease attach any notes or photographs if possible. 

Whimbrel (1)
Location: 1180 Lakeshore Drive - Fort St. James
Reported: July 2 (Lasse Lehmann)

SEDGE WREN (2) *CONFIRMED BREEDING - do not use playback and be careful when walking through marsh*
Location: Located HERE in the marsh across from the parking lot at Watson Slough; Fort St. John
Reported: July 4-12 (Chris Coxson, m.obs)
Sedge Wren near Fort St. John - Photo: Chris Coxson

Arctic Tern (2)
Location: Charlie Lake - Fort St. John
Reported: May 29 (Eric Newton)

Forster’s Tern (2)
Location: Beatton Park boat launch at the south end of Charlie Lake - Fort St John
Reported: May 21-27 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

BROWN THRASHER (1)
Location: HERE at McQueen’s Slough. Bird is 250 m in down the main trail in the area where it becomes a corridor of small trees on both sides - Dawson Creek
Reported: May 26 (Steve Ogle, m.obs)
Brown Thrasher in Dawson Creek - Photo: Sue Milks

Common Grackle (1)
Location: HERE - Fort Nelson
Reported: Dec 21, 2021 (Heather Cobbett)
Common Grackle in Fort Nelson - Photo: Heather Cobbett
 
Long-tailed Duck (1 female)
Location: East of boat launch at Dinosaur Lake Campground - Hudson’s Hope
Reported: Nov 19 (Christopher Coxson)

Hudsonian Godwit (1)
Location: HERE near Dease Lake
Reported: Aug 30 (Jeff Dyck)
Hudsonian Godwit near Dease Lake - Photo: Jeff Dyck

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: HERE near Dease Lake
Reported: Aug 30 (Jeff Dyck)
American Golden-Plover near Dease Lake - Photo: Jeff Dyck

Sanderling (1)
Location: On the highway near Pinetree Lake near Cassiar
Reported: Aug 30 (Jeff Dyck)
Sanderling near Cassiar - Photo: Jeff Dyck

Red Phalarope (1 adult)
Location: Fort St. John, north sewage pond.
Reported: Aug 25 (Evan Pye).

Red Knot (1 juvenile)
Location: Pumphouse Viewpoint, north of Beatton Park, along shore of Charlie Lake, near Fort St. John.
Reported: Aug 18 (Ilya Povalyaev).

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over Mehan Lake - Bell II
Reported: July 9 (Joshua Brown and Liron Gerstman)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Here at Mule Creek - Haines Summit
Reported: July 5 (Joshua Brown and Liron Gertsman)

Yellow-billed Loon (2)
Location: Here on Muncho Lake
Reported: June 16 (Chris Coxson)

Lazuli Bunting
Location: Just west of Farrell Rd 
Reported: June 12 (Evan Pye)

White-rumped Sandpiper (up to 23)
Location: Fort St John North Sewage Lagoons
Reported: May 25-June 13 (Chris Coxson)

Marbled Godwit (2)
Location: Fort St John North Sewage Lagoons
Reported: May 25-June 13 (Chris Coxson)

Sabine's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Over Charlie Lake in Bonaparte's flock at Beatton Provincial Park in Fort St. John
Reported: May 29 (Chris Coxson)

White-rumped Sandpiper (1)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake - Fort St John
Reported: May 27 (Andrew Tyrell)

Sanderling (2)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake - Fort St John
Reported: May 27 (Andrew Tyrell)

Lazuli Bunting (1)
Location: Private Home on Jamieson Ave - Hudson's Hope
Reported: May 26-28 (Stephen Myers)

American Avocet (4)
Location: Fort St John North Sewage Lagoons
Reported: May 15th-26th (Ryan Stoltzfus) 

Red-breasted Merganser
Location: Lynx Creek Boat Launch (Hudson's Hope)
Reported: March 14th, 2021 (Chris Coxson)