Peace Region and Far North

To report rare birds and interesting sightings in the region please email Chris McDonald at cmcdonald21@hotmail.comPlease attach any notes or photographs if possible. 

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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)

Ruby-throated Hummingbird (2)
Location: Private Home on 255 Rd in Fort St. John.
Reported: June 1 to 13 (Ellen Tremblay) 

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 (Chris Coxson)

Red-throated Loon
Location: Beatton Park
Reported: Nov 1 (Chris McDonald)

Iceland Gull (Glaucoides) (1)
Location: Fort St John Landfill 
Reported: Oct 17-24 (Christopher Coxson)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (1)
Location: Last seen at the Fort St. John Landfill. Previously seen at the south end of Charlie Lake
Reported: Sept 25-Oct 22 (Chris McDonald, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon
Location: Bay just north of Beatton park
Reported: Oct 17 (Mark Phinney and Andrew Tyrrell)

Glaucous Gull
Location: South end of Charlie Lake and Fort St John Landfill 
Reported: Sept 26-29 (Andrew Tyrrell) 

Sabine’s Gull (1 juvenile)
Location: HERE viewed off the end of 248 Rd at Charlie Lake
Reported: Sept 4-7 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Pacific Loon (1 adult)
Location: HERE viewed off the end of 248 Rd at Charlie Lake
Reported: Sept 4 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Double-crested Cormorant
Location: Murray River (Tumbler Ridge)
Reported: Aug 29 (Charles Helm)

Arctic Tern (2, 1 juv and 1 adult)
Location: At Charlie Lake looking north from the boat launch at Beatton Provincial Park
Reported: Aug 24-27 (Ilya Povalyaev)

LONG-TAILED JAEGER (1 adult)
Location: At Charlie Lake looking north from the boat launch at Beatton Provincial Park
Reported: Aug 24-26 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Long-tailed Jaeger in Fort St. John - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Red Phalarope (1)
Location: North Sewage Lagoons (Fort St John)
Reported: Aug 22-26 (Chris Coxson, m.obs)
Red Phalarope in Fort St. John - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Pacific Loon (1)
Location: At Charlie Lake looking north from the boat launch at Beatton Provincial Park
Reported: Aug 24 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Common Tern (5)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake
Reported: Aug 22-23 (Chris McDonald)

Northern Shrike (1)
Location: Km 14 on Jackfish Lake Rd - Del Rio
Reported: Aug 11-12 (Evan Pye, m.obs)

Virginia Rail
Location: Watson Slough (Highway 29)
Reported: June 2-19 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Double-crested Cormorant
Location: Peace River Canoe Trip - Farrell Creek to Halfway River
Reported: June 13 (Andrew Tyrrell)

American Goldfinch (1)
Location: Private Home - Atlin
Reported: June 9-11 (Beth King)
American Goldfinch in Atlin - Photo: Beth King

Eurasian Wigeon
Location: Boundary Lake - Goodlow
Reported: June 2 (Joachim Bertrands)

Bay-breasted Warbler (high count 6)
Location: Beatton Provincial Park Picnic Area Parking lot
Reported: May 31-June 5 (Chris Coxson)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: North sewage lagoons - Fort St. John
Reported: May 24 (Chris McDonald)

White-rumped Sandpiper (2)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake
Reported: May 22 (Chris Coxson)

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: South end of Charlie Lake
Reported: May 20 (Evan Pye)

Vaux's Swift
Location: Sukunka FSR 60km (Chetwyd)
Reported: May 16 (Evan Pye)

Stilt Sandpiper
Location: Cecil Lake Rd just before Alberta border
Reported May 12 (Chris McDonald)

Double-crested Cormorant (2)
Location: Boundary Lake
Reported: May 12 (Chris McDonald)

American Avocet (4)
Location: 255 road north end - Fort St John
Reported: May 7 (Chris Coxson)

Trumpeter Swan (5)
Location: Moberly River Bridge - Moberly Lake
Reported: Feb 7, 2020 (Evan Pye)