Vancouver and Area, Fraser Valley and Sea to Sky

To report rare birds or sightings of interest in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area, Fraser Valley and Sea to Sky Country and to submit pictures and/or for any identification questions please email Melissa Hafting at bcbirdergirl@gmail.com

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**Melissa is away please email all sightings to Bridget Spencer at bspencer158@gmail.com**



RBA: CAPE MAY WARBLER (1 adult male) *First Record in SW BC*
Location: Right at the north end of the floating walkway in the yellow flowering mahonia bush at the NE corner of Mill Lake Park - Abbotsford
Map to bird HERE
Reported: Jan 1-15 (Neal Doan, m.obs)


Cape May Warbler in Abbotsford - Photo: Mario Lam

Common Teals

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 31/18-Jan 15/19 (Graham Sorenson, m.obs).

Location: 1 in new ponds HERE at Hawthorne Rotary Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 12 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Location: 1 on river side of Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 8-9 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Woods Island Marsh at McDonald Beach Park - Richmond
Reported: Dec 15/18-Jan 9/19 (Dean Smith, m.obs)


Common Teal in Richmond - Photo: Brian Avent

WILLET (1) 
Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St. Previously seen at the foot of 96th St. 112th St. Also seen near the 80th st pumphouse and at the pilings between 96th and 104th St at and in multiple spots in the Bay from 80th to 112th St. Mostly seen at 104th and 96th St. - Delta
Reported: July 28/18-Jan 14/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)


Willet in Delta - Photo: Liron Gerstman

GREAT EGRET (1)
Location: In field beside road at 1740 - 272nd St - Langley.
*Please park on 18th Ave to view bird. Do not park on 272nd St.*
Reported: Dec 21/18-Jan 15/19 (Dave Nicholl, m.obs)


Great Egret in Langley - Photo: Nobert Sharp

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 2 adults and 4 young - successful breeding. Last seen at 238b St and 121 Ave. Also seen at 12142 Dover Street (near to a previous breeding spot at 119th Ave and 221st Street) - Maple Ridge
Reported: May 17/18-Jan 14/19  (Heather Parr, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 4204 Yuculta Crescent (view from public street only please) - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 12 (Allan and Donna Mackenzie)

*Please be respectful of private property and residences in area*

1 of 4 California Scrub-Jay fledglings in Maple Ridge - Photo: Mike Tabak
Adult California Scrub-Jay in Maple Ridge - Photo: Michael Klotz

Harris’s Sparrows

Location: 2 last seen HERE on Raptor Trail. Previously seen HERE at the north end of the Savannah Trail near the Bert Brink marker at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 1/18-Jan 14/19 (Noreen Rudd and David Hoar, m.obs)

Location: On Fadden Rd in the Sumas Prairie with flock of White-crowned Sparrows - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 14 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1-2 birds last seen between 80th St pumphouse and 88th St. Previously seen 50m east of the pumphouse at 80th St. and seen 300m west of 88th St and 50m east of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 16/18-Jan 11/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 100m west of 64th St on 28 ave in a mixed sparrow flock - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-5 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

1 of 2 Harris's Sparrows in Tsawwassen - Photo: David Hoar

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 with white-crowneds at mansion with pool east of 64th St at Boundary bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 near electrical substation near foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 12 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 near dyke between 64-72nd St, 50m east of the sharp bend and interpretive signs at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 18/19-Jan 12/19 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 in brushy lot south of Jesperson Dyke - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 5-10 (Ed Klassen and Paul Foth)

Location: 1 on Angus Campbell Rd between Vye and S Parallel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 20/18-Jan 2/19 (Gord Gadsden and John Vooys, Larry Hooge and Ed Klassen)


American Tree Sparrow in Delta - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Swamp Sparrows 

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 31/18-Jan 15/19 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 1 approximately 75m north of the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Jan 13-15 (Zach Westfall, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE and 1 HERE at Squamish Estuary
Reported: Nov 5/18-Jan 14/19 (Chris Murrell and Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 between 64-72nd St on the dyke near the interpretive signs by the sunflower field at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 5-13 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 1 midway along the trail on the north side of Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 13 (Gilbert Bouchard)

Location: In cattails near parking lot at Popkum Community Trail - Rosedale
Reported: Nov 25/18-Jan 12/19 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE  and 1 HERE at Squamish Estuary
Reported: Dec 5/18-Jan 2/19 (Christoper Di Corrado, m.obs)

Location: 1 at duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 1 (Mike Farnworth)


Blue Jay (1) Open to Public* 
*Please knock on front door of cream colored house before entering yard to view feeder* Please be respectful of private property and other residences*
Location: 7752-C Meadows Rd - Pemberton
Reported: Oct 14/18-Jan 15/19 (Tonette McEwan, m.obs)

Blue Jay in Pemberton - Photo: Tonette McEwan

Snow Buntings 

Location: Up to 65 on the N side of ferry jetty, 200m south of compensation lagoon - Delta
Reported: Dec 15/18-Jan 14/19 (Grant Edwards, m.obs)
Map HERE

Location: 1 on beach near washrooms at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 10 (Graham Sorenson)

Flock of Snow Buntings in Delta - Photo: Mike Floyd
Palm Warblers (5)

Location: 4 feeding HERE on high tide line just west of the woodlot near 112 St. - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-13 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Beach Grove - Delta
Reported: Jan 12 (Marc Sole, m.obs)

1 of 4 Palm Warblers at 112th St in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
RUFF (1)
Location: Last seen at Beach Grove Lagoon. Previously seen in field HERE and across the street in flooded field HERE with Greater Yellowlegs along the east side of 56th St between 21 Ave and The South Delta Baptist Church. Previously seen HERE with Greater Yellowlegs at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 16/18-Jan 13/19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Imm. Male Ruff in Tsawwassen - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Prairie Falcon (1) 
Location: Last seen in tree near 13444 Mckechnie Rd. Also seen on Rannie Rd and Thompson Rd. Also seen on Sharpe Rd at Old Dewdney Trunk Rd. And seen on Old Dewdney Trunk Rd near Mckechnie Rd and on Connecting Rd near Mckechnie Rd. - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 7/18-Jan 13/19 (Greg Humphrey, m.obs)


Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Hilary Maguire


Northern Goshawk (1 Immature)
Location: Last seen HERE and seen HERE in the Terra Nova Natural Area near the Quilchena Golf Course and also seen HERE - Richmond
Reported: Nov 14/18-Jan 12/19 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)


Imm. Northern Goshawk - Photo: Mike Fung

Prairie Merlin (1) Rare Subspecies*
Location: Last seen on 64th St near 36th Ave. Previously seen HERE on 96th St. and at the pilings between 96th and 104th St. Previously seen at the foot of 104th St on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Dec 2/18-Jan 11/19 (Joanne MacDougall, m.obs)

Male Prairie Merlin in Delta - Photo: Joanne MacDougall

Glaucous Gull (1 adult)
Location: In field behind Tim Hortons off Burns Dr - Delta
Map HERE
Reported: Jan 6-10 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Adult Glaucous Gull - Photo: Peter Candido

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: On dyke near viewing platform at Beach Grove - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Debbie Upton)

Female Mountain Bluebird - Photo: Debbie Upton

Whimbrel (1)
Location: Foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Jan 6 (Zach Westfall)

Whimbrel at Boundary Bay - Photo: Zach Westfall

Townsend’s Solitaires

Location: 1 at forested area near pond at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 7 (Laura Jordinson)

Location: 1 HERE at clearing near dog park at Tynehead Regional Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 5-6 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 824 Ladner St - New Westminster
Reported: Nov 13/18-Jan 6/19 (Rob Butler)

Location: 1 HERE on Wren Place - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 5 (Joachim Bertrands and Lena Ware)

Townsend's Solitaire in Coquitlam - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Ancient Murrelets (up to 55)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Jan 5-7 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk
Location: 1 last seen near centre dyke blind. Previously seen HERE on centre dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 2/18-Jan 5/19 (David Bell et al., m.obs)

Northern Goshawk at Reifel - Photo: Jim Martin

Common Redpoll (7)
Location: 18th Ave and 272nd St - Langley
Reported: Jan 4 (Tracy Allard)

Palm Warbler
Location1 bird in a roving Junco flock at Fairway Views Wynd Townhouse Complex (1143 Fairway Views Wynd Dr) - Tsawwassen  
Reported: Jan 4 (Kevin Louth)

Harris’s Sparrows

Location: 1 in inner ponds under trees near west gate at Iona. Previously seen  HERE in reeds of outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 1-30 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 in brambles along Marsh McCormick Rd where the road extends east beyond Dyke Rd - in brambles just east of the first house - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 28 (Ed Klassen et al.)

Gyrfalcon (1)
Location: Last seen in the 42000 block of Adams Rd. Previously seen on Hwy 1 just east of exit 123. Previously seen on Hwy 1 and Upper Prairie Rd. Also seen on Banford Rd south of Hwy 1 - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 15/18-Jan 1/19 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon in Chilliwack - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: flying over 232nd St and 40th Ave - Langley
Reported: Dec 30 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Soras

Location: 1 HERE at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 28 (Shawna Leader et al.)

Location: 1 in the fields at Alaksen NWR - Ladner
Reported: Dec 22 (Brent Diakow and Mike Toochin)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)
Location: Private home 800 block of Ladner St - New Westminster
Reported: Nov 13-Dec 27 (Rob Butler)

Harris’s Sparrows

Location: 1 on the Jesperson Dyke Trail. 3km east of the parking in a field near a Eagle's nest -
Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 24 (Chris McDonald)

Location: 1 at a private home - Coquitlam 
Reported: Dec 1 (Moose Stoffregen)

Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 on the north dyke , 200 feet west of the Ewen blinds at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 24 (Isaiah Nugent)

Location: 2 bird in fields at Alaksen NWR - Delta
Reported: Dec 23 (Brent Diakow and Mike Toochin)

Barn Swallows 

Location: 1 flying over inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 19-22 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 flying over Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: Dec 22 (Cole Gaerber)

Caspian Tern (1 LATE - 1st BC Winter Record)
Location: Flying over the base of the south jetty and beach in front of washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 19-20 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at Salish Dr and Staulo Crescent - Vancouver 
Reported: Dec 16-18 (Anne Mackie et al., m.obs)
*Please be respectful of First Nations private property and residences in area*
California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver - Photo: Donna McKenzie 

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: In the crabapples 50 feet west of the viewing platform on the west side of the pond at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 16-17 (Kevin Bell, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 at the SW corner of the NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 6-17 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 2 in marsh near Fremont entrance at Blakeburn Lagoons - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 27-Dec 14 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 9 (Sage Pasay, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the marsh HERE by the bridge at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 31- Dec 8 (Kaichi Huang and Josh Brown)

1 of 2 Swamp Sparrows in Port Coquitlam - Photo: Hilary Maguire

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: Turf farm at 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 15-16 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Wilson’s Warbler (1 male)
Location: On the Rotary Trail, 100m East of Lickman Rd - Chilliwack 
Reported: Dec 15 (Joel Schmidt, m.obs)

Horned Lark (1)
Location: HERE on the Oceanfront Loop Trail - Squamish
Reported: Dec 15 (Chris Murrell and Sarah Morgan)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 possible)
Location: Last seen in trees at 140th St and 105th Ave and HERE at Hawthorne Rotary Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 15 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Barn Swallows (2)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Dec 15 (Roger and Andrew Foxall)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: 300 m west of 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 15 (Kevin Louth)



Northern Goshawks (Imm.)
Location: 1 in snag 200m east of Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 7 (George Clulow)

Green Heron (1) *late*
Location: Sitting on fence at “Willows Stable” at W 57th St and Balaclava St - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 11 (Bridget Spencer)

Adult Green Heron in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

RBA: ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1) *Late Report*
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 24 (Prayitno Goenarto)
Female Rose-breasted Grosbeak - Photo: Prayitno Goenarto/Macaulay Library

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1 first winter male)
Location: Last seen in larch and fir trees HERE just north of the tennis courts at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29-Dec 9 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Whimbrel (1 LATE)
Location: Last seen at Deltaport. Previously seen near compensation lagoon at the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 19-Dec 9 (Jeff Gaskin, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Private Home near George Ferguson Way and Ware St - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 8  (Klaus)

Palm Warbler (2)
Location: On boundary bay dyke near Mud Bay entrance - Surrey
Reported: Dec 7 (Kevin Louth) 

Lesser Yellowlegs (1) Late*
Location: At base of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 11-Dec 6 (Martin Gebauer, m.obs)

RBA: PHILADELPHIA VIREO (1 HY bird - 2nd record for Metro Vancouver)
Location: Last seen HERE, west of floating dock. Previously seen HERE at the east marsh of the main pond at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 30-Dec 4 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Metro Vancouver's 2nd Philadelphia Vireo - Photo: Peter Candido

Chipping Sparrow (2) Late*
Location: HERE in mixed sparrow flock on Hale Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 11-Dec 2 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 of 2 Chipping Sparrows in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 feeding on grass HERE just north of washrooms at Third Beach in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 30- Dec 2 (Trevor Shikaze, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow at Stanley Park - Photo: Pirmin Neitlisbach

Location: 1 east of 72nd St in the scrubb area with birch trees near the 5th tee of the Kings Link Golf Course at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 30 (Kevin Louth)


Cliff Swallow (2, late)
Location: Flying over N outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 30-Dec 1 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Barn Swallows (late)

Location: 1 flying over the sunflower field between 64th and 72nd at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 27-Dec 1 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

Location: 1 flying over N outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 30 (Cole Gaerber)

Harris's Sparrow
Location: 1 HERE at Fraser Riverside Park - New Westminster
Reported: Nov 20-24 (Pierre Geoffray, m.obs)

Snow Bunting (3)
Location: End of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 27-Dec 1 (Glenn Petersen, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: 13856 116th Ave. - Surrey
Reported: Nov 29-30 (Laura Jordinson, m.obs)

Tree  Swallow (2, late)
Location: Flying over N outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 30 (Cole Gaerber)

Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 at the first bench on marsh side at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 17-Nov 29 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the field at the north end of the Terra Nova natural area (between blundell and westminster hwy) - Richmond
Reported: Nov 29 (Mike Toochin)

Location: 2 in cattails near parking lot at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz
Reported: Oct 30-Nov 28 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 2 at the Great Blue Heron Nature Reserve (walk west on the dyke from the parking lot and they are halfway to the junction with the vedder rotary trail) - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 14-Nov 25 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 in the sunflower field between 64th and 72nd at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 24 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 just west of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 24 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 1 at the west side of the wood bridge (south of the stone bridge) at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver 
Reported: Nov 23 (Allan Jensen)

Location: 1 on north dyke under the wood duck box #34 at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 23 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 in the marsh at end of Francis are at the Terra Nova Dyke - Richmond
Reported: Nov 18-19 (Bridget Spencer et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 in the reeds at the pond HERE near the wooden bridge at Jericho Pond Park - Vancouver 
Reported: Nov 13-19 (Pirmin Nietlisbach, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow at Jericho - Photo: Daniele Mitchell

Townsend's Solitaire (1)
Location: Behind the observation deck near pumphouse at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 28 (Mike Fung and Brian Self)

GYRFALCON (1) (LATE REPORT)*
Location: Last seen on Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Sharpe Rd. Also seen on Connecting Rd between Sharpe and Mckechnie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 27/18

Yellow Warbler (1 late)
Location: Private Home on Lam Drive - Richmond 
Reported: Nov 25 (Michelle Sinclaire)

Yellow Warbler in Richmond - Photo: Michelle Sinclaire

Palm Warblers

Location: 1 on dyke near boardwalk on 41b St on the Tsawwassen First Nations - Delta
Reported: Nov 24 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1, 250m east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 23 (Kevin Louth)

BLACK AND WHITE WARBLER (1)
Location: HERE in a mixed flock in the trees next to the stairs along East Kent Ave between Chandlery Place and Blanche Street at Riverfront Park. Also seen along the Fraser River from the near the foot of Jellicoe St - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 11-20 (Mark Thomson, m.obs)

First year male Black-and-White Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Mario Lam

Wilson’s Warblers (LATE)

Location: 1 last seen by the power station E of 72nd St. Also seen at the foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 11-19 (Kathleen Ward and Eric Newton, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at Gladstone Park, along the rail line just west of where E Kent Ave S crosses it - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 14 (Dan Tyson)

Wilson's Warbler at Boundary Bay - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Palm Warblers 

Location: 2 birds, 100m east of the base of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Richmond
Reported: Nov 17-19 (Mario Lam, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird, 150 m east of 64th St at the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 16 (Kevin Louth)

1 of 2 Palm Warblers at 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Photo: Mario Lam

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: In large blackbird flock at the farm at 4130 - 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 18-19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Redhead
Location: 1 female in the South outer pond and also seen in the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 29 - Nov 19 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Palm Warblers

Location: 1 just west of the foot of 104th St at the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 13 (Brian Avent et al.)

Location: 1 in the Saveneye area (near Purple Martin boxes) at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported:  Nov 8 (Paulina Selles, m.obs)

Location: 2 by the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 22-Nov 8 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Palm Warbler at Boundary Bay - Photo: Brian Avent

Golden Eagles (Immatures)

Location: 1 viewed from the gazebo at Sandpiper Golf Course as it flew overhead and landed in a tree along the river - Harrison Mills
Reported: Nov 14 (Anthony Bucci)

Location: 1 flyin over Noons Creek at Shoreline Park - Port Moody
Reported: Nov 12 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Immature Golden Eagle in Harrison Mills - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Snow Buntings (3)

Location: South side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 12-13 (Nathan Earley, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 at the foot of 72nd St in the brambles at the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delt
Reported: Nov 14 (Glen Bodie)

Location: 2 on the east side of Beaver Lake about 30 m north of Tisdall Trail in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 7-13 (Ken Wright, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the southern entrance near McPherson Rd at East Sector Park - Harrison
Reported: Nov 13 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 in marsh by grey tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 12 (Benjamin Freemn)

Location: 1 between 96th St and the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 11 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 just before the woodlot at 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 9-10 (K. Louth, m.obs)

Location: 2 in the swale opposite entrance to banding station HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 10 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Location: 1 in bushes south of the boat launch and 1 at the dyke in the west of the equestrian area at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 12-Nov 7 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 at the SW pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 2 (David Bell et al.)

Location: 1 at the brush near the outflow pumphouse at 80th St at the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 2 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 at the intersection of all 4 inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 30- Nov 1 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (Probable)
Location: HERE in a tree on the trail along the creek just north of "One Mile Restaurant" with a flock of American Goldfinches - Pemberton
Reported: Nov 12 (Wayne Diakow)

ROSS'S GOOSE (1) *Unconfirmed*
Location: Flying over Terra Nova Dyke at the end of Westminster Hwy - Richmond
Reported: Nov 12 (Neill Vanhisberg)

Lapland Longspurs 

Location: 1 in bare field with pipits on 34th St near Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 12 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 on the north side of ferry jetty, 1/3rd the way down from the base of jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 11 (Kaichi Huang)

Barn Swallow (1) Late*
Location: Flying over the farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 12 (Kevin Louth)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: In the bushes beside the Noons Creek bridge viewed from the boardwalk at Shoreline Park - Port Moody
Reported: Nov 11 (Moose Stoffregen)
Map HERE

Male Rusty Blackbird in Port Moody - Photo: Moose Stoffregen 

Redhead (1 female)
Location: 1 halfway down White Rock pier
Reported: Nov 11 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Female Redhead in White Rock - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: On the Wilson Farm Dyke Trail, 500m west of the junction with the Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 10 (Rick Zapf)

Clark’s Grebe (1) scope required
Location: Off the end of White Rock Pier 
Reported: Nov 8-10 (Melissa Hafting)

Clark's Grebe in White Rock - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Swainson's Hawk (LATE REPORT)
Location: 1 juv at Skinner Rd and 64th St - Delta
Reported: Sept 16 (Jerry McFetridge)

Juv dark morph Swainson's Hawk in Delta - Photo: Jerry McFetridge

House Wren (1)
Location: Foot of Tisdall Trail on the east side of Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 8 (Edward Nygren)

Palm Warblers

Location: 1 bird 600m east of 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 4-5 (Chris Kaufmann)

Location:  1 on Shannon Rd (off Ferguson Rd) on Sea Island - Richmond
Reported: Nov 4 (Wayne and Brent Diakow)

Location: 1, 50m east of the golf course of 72nd St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 2 (Kevin Louth)

Palm Warbler at Boundary Bay - Photo: Chris Kaufmann

Snow Buntings 

Location: 1 HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 7 (Farshad Pourmalek)

Location:  3 flying over the N jetty and 2 at Marker 140 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 7-8 (Eric Newton, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: In the flooded area with ducks by the wood bridge, 60 m west of the stone bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 4 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

Male Rusty Blackbird in Vancouver - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Harris's Sparrows 

Location: 1 immature last seen HERE on the north dyke by the grey tower. 1 adult seen by the bird feeder HERE at the NE corner of Reifel - Delta
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 4  (Brian Self and Jim Martin, m.obs)

Location:1, 50m east of the lookout tower with sparrow flock at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen 
ReportedNov 2 (Kevin Louth)

Imm. Harris's Sparrow at Reifel - Photo: Jim Martin

American Golden-Plovers
Location: Up to 6 Juveniles last seen 100m east of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-Nov 4 (Kevin Louth and Joachim Bertrands, m..obs)

American Golden-Plover in Richmond - Photo: Mario Lam

Lapland Longspurs (4)
Location: In bare field west of the airfield at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 4 (Kevin Louth)

Northern Goshawk (1 juv)
Location: HERE and on the centre dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 2 (David Bell et al.)

Imm Northern Goshawk in Delta - Photo: David Bell

Snow Buntings 
Location: 4 feeding on the foreshore 200m east of 104th St. 1 also seen at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: October 19-Nov 2 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

1 of 4 Snow Buntings at Boundary Bay - Photo: Kevin Louth

RBA: EASTERN PHOEBE (1 - Late report)
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 23 (Moose Stoffregen)
*7th Record for Metro Vancouver*

Eastern Phoebe in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: SW pond at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Oct 30-31 (Philip Dickinson et al.)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Reifel - Photo: Kenneth Trease/Macaulay Library

Palm Warblers

Location: 1 at the intersection of all 4 inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 29-30 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 75 m west off the 112th St wood lot at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: October 26 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 2 in the short conifers by the boardwalk across from the washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 19-23 (Peter Lypkie and Mike and Sharon Toochin,m.obs)

Location: 1 on the west side of Wilson Farm Dyke Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 22 (Monica Nugent)

Location: 1 on the edge of the salt marsh on the east side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 22 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 between 80th and 88th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Oct 14-19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 at the west end of East 18th Ave, in deciduous trees on the north side of the street at Trout Lake - Vancouver 
Reported: Oct 18 (Edward Nygren)

Palm Warbler at Brunswick Point - Photo: Jim Martin

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 at the upper soccer fields HERE at Inter-River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 26 (Quentin Brown)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1)*Unconfirmed*
Location: In oak tree north of lawn bowling centre at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29 (Neill Vanhisberg)

Harris's Sparrows

Location: 1 at a private home - East Vancouver
Reported: Oct 24-29 (Sarah McSkimming)

Location: 1 HERE on the Sumas River Dyke Trail - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 20-25 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the NW side of Jericho Park where the path heads north by the Nandor Fodor Memorial Bench - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 16-20 (Anne Murray et al.)
Map HERE

Location: 1 between two outer ponds near banding station at Iona - Richmond 
Reported: Oct 17-19 (Cole Gaerber and Mike and Sharon Toochin)

RUFF (1 juvie)
Location: Last seen at the foot of 104th St. Previously feeding at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 27 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Juvenile Male Ruff at Boundary Bay - Photo: Zach Westfall

Ancient Murrelets (4)
Location: Off Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27 (Roger Foxall)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Seen at 88th St. Previously with 1 Red knot just west of the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 13-27 (Kevin Louth)

Red Fox Sparrow (1)
Location: Private Home - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 14-26 (Marion Shikaze)
Red Fox Sparrow in Burnaby: Photo: Marion Shikaze

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 feeding on the lower main path here beneath the concert structure at Cecil Green Park behind the Museum of Anthropology at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 23 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the SW corner of woodlot east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 20 (Chad and Mark Sole)

A very tame American Tree Sparrow at Cecil Green Park - Photo: John Gordon

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)
Location: On the boardwalk near washrooms at Iona, then seen at the north outer pond  - Richmond
Reported: Oct 21 (Nicholas Edwards, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Richmond - Photo: Daniele Mitchell

RBA: VERMILION FLYCATCHER (1 imm. female)
Location: HERE in the trees at the parking lot near White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Oct 20 (Kaichi Huang)

Immature Female Vermilion Flycatcher in White Rock - Photo: Kaichi Huang

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)
Location: Hawking insects on the shore at the east end of the woodlot at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Oct 19 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Delta - Photo: Kevin Louth

Rusty blackbird (1 male and 1 female)
Location: Boardwalk at Piper Spit - Burnaby Lake
Reported: Oct 10-20 (fide Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Male Rusty Blackbird in Burnaby - Photo: Melissa Hafting
Female Rusty Blackbird in Burnaby - Photo: Vince Knight

Marbled Godwit (2)
Location: Last seen at 96th St. Previously seen east of pilings towards 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 12-Oct 19 (Liz Stewart, m.obs)

Ancient Murrelet (1)
Location: Acadia Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 16 (Nicholas Edwards)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 5 at the foot of 64th St and 1 in front of mansion w/pond at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Oct 13-16 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location:  2 halfway down the north side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 11-14 (Mike Fields, m.obs)

1 of 2 Lapland Longspurs at the ferry jetty - Photo: Kaichi Huang

Palm Warblers

Location: 1 near the turtle nesting area by the Brunette Headwaters Trail at Burnaby Lake Park - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 15 (Joe Denham)

Location: 2 at the foot of 64th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Oct 13-15 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 on the beach at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 14 (Ken Klimko)

1 of 2 Palm Warblers at 64th St at Boundary Bay - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Harris's Sparrow (1 immature)
Location: Near the Beach Cafe and the car park 50m along the savannah trail in a mixed sparrow flock at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 13-15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

1st winter Harris's Sparrow in Delta - Photo: John Gordon

Snow Bunting
Location: 2/3rd way down Roberts Bank Way to Deltaport - Delta 
Reported: Oct 14 (Rob Lyske)

Palm Warbler (1)
Reported: Alpine Meadows Road entrance to Heather Trail - Manning Park
Location: Oct 10 (Ed Klassnen et al.)

Rufous Hummingbird (1 female, late)
Location: Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 9 (Peter Candido)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 8 (Nick Parayko)

Horned Larks 

Location: 2 at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 8 (JW Mills et al.)

Location: 4 at the end of the S jetty at Iona - Richmond 
Reported: Sept 28 to Oct 7 (Keith Riding et al., m.obs)

Location: 4 in the stubble field between 104th and 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 5 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 near the 80th st pumphouse at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 29 (Kevin Louth)

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 2 at a private home on 148a St near 18a St - Surrey
Reported: Oct 8 (David Bradley)

Location: 1 HERE at Beach Grove/Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 6 (Noreen Rudd and David Hoar)

Townsend's Solitaire in Delta - Photo: David Hoar

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: In corn field across from turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Oct 6-7 (Sandy Paiement)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper near turf farm - Photo: Sandy Paiment

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 6 (Richard Swanston)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: 500 m east of 112th St at Boundary Bay  - Delta 
Reported: Oct 6 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: In a flock of yellow-rumped warblers in the bushes near the mansion with the pond, close to 64th St at the boundary bay dyke - Delta
Reported: Oct 5 (Edward Gronning)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: On mudflats between 104th St and 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 5 (Kevin Louth)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Kevin Louth

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Private home at corner of 30th St and John St - Vancouver
*View from sidewalk only, do not enter yard with feeders and be respectful of private property*
Reported: Oct 5 (Barry Price)

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: At end of parking lot HERE at Ambelside Pond - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 5 (Liron Gerstman)
Female Mt Bluebird in West Van - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Eagle Point Park - Harrison Mills
Reported: Oct 4 (Kathy Stewart)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)
Location: 1062-256th St-Langley
Reported: Oct 4 (Robert Puls)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 3-4 (Myles Wolfe, m.obs)

Sabine's Gull (1)
Location: Flying down the river at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 2 (Gord Gadsden)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: HERE by the bridge over Village Gate Blvd in a mixed Warbler flock - Whistler
Reported: Oct 1 (Kaichi Huang) 

Harris's Sparrow (1 Adult)
Location: South side of NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 29-30 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Adult Harris's Sparrow in non-breeding plumage at Iona - Photo: Peter Candido

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPERS (2)
Location: With Black-bellied Plovers on the mudflats right off the 80th St pumphouse at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 28-29 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

1 of 2 Sharp-tailed Sandpipers at Boundary Bay - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 29 (John Tabak)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: At the summit of Alouette Mtn via the Mike Lake trail at Golden Ears Park - Maple Ridge
Reported: Sept 29 (Bill Kinkaid)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Base of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 28 (Kaichi Huang)

Palm Warbler in Richmond - Photo: Kaichi Huang

Lewis's Woodpecker (2)
Location: Last seen at the intersection of Cuthbert Rd and Dyke Rd. Also seen hawking from a cottonwood near Dinn's bridge at the east end of Cuthbert Rd at Maria Slough - Agassiz
Reported: Sept 15-29 (Murray Brown, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (4)
Location: 3 adults and 1 juvenile last seen between 104th  and the pilings. Previously seen at the foot of 104th St., the foot of 96th St, the mansion near 96th St, 112th St and between 72nd St-88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 28-Sept 29 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover at Boundary Bay - Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Red-necked Phalarope (1)
Location: East end of West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Sept 23-26 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

American Golden-Plovers

Location: 1 juvenile at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Sept 4-26 (Breanna Wilson, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 23 (Ilya Povalyaev)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Last seen at the east end of the west field. Previously seen in the SW pond at Reifel - Ladner 
Reported: Sept 22-23 (Lou Davidson, m.obs)

1st Sharp-tailed Sandpiper this fall in Metro Van - Photo: Lou Davidson

American White Pelican (1)
Location: At the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-23 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

American White Pelican in Delta - Photo: Zach Westfall

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 23 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Ancient Murrelet (3)
Location: Off Cape Roger Curtis Lighthouse on Bowen Island - West Vancouver 
Reported: Sept 23 (Ben Keen)

Townsend' Solitaire (3)
Location: By the lookout behind the MOA at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 23 (Kaichi Huang)

Franklin's Gulls

Location: 2 juveniles, 1 at 104th St and 1 seen at Beach Grove Lagoon - Delta
Reported: Aug 18-Sept 23 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 juvenile flying past Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 14 (Ken Klimko)

Juvenile Franklin's Gull in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 2 Flying over the road at 232nd St at Forslund Nature Reserve - Langley
Reported: Sept 23 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 23 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at the taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 22 (Peter Blancher) 

Yellow-headed Blackbirds 

Location: 1 banded at Iona banding station - Richmond
Reported: Sept 22 (Iona Banding Station)

Location: 88th St in a flock of Brewer's Blackbirds at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 21 (Kevin Louth)

Greater White-fronted Goose (2)
Location: Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 23 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Horned Larks

Location: 1 at marker 191 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 22 (Wayne Diakow)

Location: On the dyke off 17a ave HERE at Boundary Bay - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 20 (Debbie Upton)

Photo: Debbie Upton

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPERS 

Location: Last seen on the mudflats off 88th St. 13 previously seen in dirt field at the foot of 96th St and in field behind the pilings on the dyke. 13 in dirt field west of 88th St (past the corn field, tractor is in field). Also seen by the pilings between 96th and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 21 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)
Map to field HERE

Location: 1 in a field on Marion Rd between Campbell and Number 5 Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Sept 10-12 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 2 in a field at 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1 (Kevin Louth)

1 of up to 13 Buff-breasted Sandpipers in Delta - Photo: Hui Sim

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 at a private home in the 1400 block of Ottawa Ava - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 20 (Derek Kilby)

Location: 1 by Seasons restaurant at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 18 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 1 near the community gardens by the "youth connections" sign at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Sept 18 (Cory McIvor)

Townsend's Solitaire in Richmond - Photo: Cory McIvor

Stilt Sandpipers

Location: 7 in the house pond at Reifel. Previously seen at the west field - Ladner
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 19 (Geoffrey and David Newell, m.obs)

Location: 2 at the Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-Sept 4 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 22-Sept 3 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Location: 3 in the NE and NW (seen once in the SW) inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 21-Sept 1 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Stilt Sandpiper at Iona - Photo: Rosemary Clapham

Lapland Longspurs 

Location: 2 at the 2nd shelter on south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 19 (Peter Candido)

Location: 1 flying over west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 17 (Peter Candido)

Location: 1 on Centennial Beach at Boundary Bay Regional Park - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Debbie Upton)

Interior Western Song Sparrow (montana subsp.)  
Location: Cecil Green Park in grass beside pond at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 18 (Mike Toochin and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

A rare visitor in southern BC a Montana subsp. of Song Sparrow - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: House pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Sept 17 (Peter Lypkie)

RBA: SLATY-BACKED GULL (1)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Blundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 16 (Peter Lypkie and Mike Toochin, m.obs)

3rd cycle Slaty-backed Gull in Delta - Photo: Rob Lyske

California Scrub-Jay (1) -Not open to public-
Location: In private home on Yuculta Cres. - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 16 (Alan and Donna Mckenzie)

California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver - Photo: Donna Mackenzie

Western Bluebirds (2)
Location: East end of Hope Airport
Reported: Sept 15 (Gord Gadsden)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: West end of Hope Airport
Reported: Sept 15 (Gord Gadsden)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: At inter river park on the west side of the upper soccer fields - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 8-15 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)
Map HERE
Vesper Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Rob Lyske

Clay-colored Sparrow (1 juvenile)
Location: HERE in the garden on the river trail east of the foot of Carrington St - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 29- Sept 15 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

4 Sparrow species including the Clay-colored Sparrow in the middle - Photo: Bridget Spencer

RBA: COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (See main page)
Location: 1 Male at private residence (NOT open to the public) - Abbotsford
Reported: April 2/17-Sept 15/18 (Michael Dossett, m.obs)

Male Costa's Hummer in Abbotsford - Photo: Michael Dossett

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Last seen in the same field as the BBSA HERE. Previously seen on the dyke between 96th St and the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 29-Sept 12 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Photo: Rob Lyske

Horned Larks 

Location: 1 on rocks by taxi pullout at ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 12 (Chris Charlesworth)

Location: 10 between 96th St to the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 7-9 (Michael Elliot, m.obs)

Location: 2 at marker 159 and 212 on the S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 28-Sept 7 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 64th St and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1 (Joshua Brown et al.)

1 of 2 Horned Larks in Richmond - Photo: Peter Candido

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 1 on the east side of mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Sept 12 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 11 at the south end of West Field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: July 21-Sept 10 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Location: 9 at the foot of 96th St, the mansion at 96th St and at the foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 3-Sept 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope at Boundary Bay - Photo: Joachim Bertrands


RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (Late Report)
Location: 1 Imm./Female HERE at Manning Park
Reported: Sept 11 (Kurt Hennige and Rob Worona)

Chestnut-sided Warbler in Manning Park - Photo: Kurt Hennige/Macaulay Library

Northern Waterthrushes

Location: 1 on the east dyke by "stay on trails sign" 1 also seen by the warming hut at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 17-Sept 10 (Liron Gerstman, m.obs)
Map to east dyke location HERE

Location: 1 on fence between woodlot and NW corner of NW pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 2 (Mike and Sharon Toochin)

Northern Waterthrush in Ladner - Photo: Liron Gertsman

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1)
Location: Seen at the west end of the park by the gate on the dyke at Island 22. Previously seen in the southwestern end of equestrian area - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 3-9 (Gord Gadsden)

House Wren (1)
Location: At inter river park on the west side of the upper soccer fields - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 8 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)
Map HERE

Great-white Fronted Goose 

Location: 1 at Waterfront Park - North Van
Reported: Sept 8 (Khalid Boudrea)

Location: 1 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Sept 8 (Edward James Gronning)

Location: 4 near pilings at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 7 (Quentin Brown)

Location: 4 seen flying over Kloochman Park - West Van
Reported: Sept 7 (Rob Lyske)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Banded at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 7 (WildResearch Banding Station)

Ruddy Turnstone (2 juveniles and 1 adult)
Location: Last seen at the pilings between 96th St and 104th St. Previously seen at the foot of 104th and 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-Sept 7 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

RBA: RED PHALAROPE (1 moulting Juvenile)
Location: Last seen on the mud at the base of the Iona causeway across from sewage lagoons. Previously seen on the mud off the south jetty between marker 60-80 at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 5 (Hui Sim, m.obs)
Red Phalarope in Richmond - Photo: Hui Sim

Redhead (1 female)

Location: Outer pond by parking lot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 3-6 (Marc Sole, m.obs)
Photo HERE

RBA: ARCTIC TERN (1 juvenile) *2nd photo-confirmed record for Metro Vancouver*
Location: Sitting on pipe at marker 220-233 and at the tip of the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 2-4 (Rob Lyske and Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Juvenile Arctic Tern at Iona - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

RBA: LITTLE STINT (1 Juvenile, see main page)
Location: Last seen off 104th St previously between the pilings and 104th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Little Stint in Delta - Photo: Dave Beeke

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: Pond at mansion near 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 4 (Richard Swanston)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Past the 112th St wood lot as you come to the Surrey/Delta border signpost about 50m east of the signpost at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Sept 3 (Kevin Louth)

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 1 SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 3 (Dave Olson)

Location: 4 at the south end of the west field at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: July 20-Aug 31 (Kat McGrath, m.obs)

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER (1 adult)
Location: On the mudflats off 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1 (Randy Dzenkiw, m.obs)
Snowy Plover in Delta - Photo: Sharon Toochin

LEWIS'S WOODPECKER (1)
Location: HERE at DeBoville Slough - Coauitlam
Reported: Sept 1 (Chad and Marc Sole, m.obs)
Photo HERE

RBA: GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (1 Female, see main page) - 1st record for Metro Vancouver 
Location: Last seen on Sept 1st HERE on the rocks with a broken foot at Point Roberts, WA. 
On Aug 3-11 seen at the parking lot near the boardwalk of the outer pond at Iona in Richmond. Previously seen in the inner ponds at Iona in Richmond, then seen flying north over the Fraser River towards Vancouver. Previously seen in vacant lot on W. 4th Ave between Alma St and Highbury St. Also seen on a tree near the ocean lookout at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver 
Reported: March 11-Sept 1 (Shelley Ide and Aaron Zacharias and Ken Klimo, m.obs)

Great-tailed Grackle in Richmond - Photo: Trevor Clark

Prairie Falcon (1 photographed)
Location: Flatiron Lake - N of Hope
Reported: Aug 27-Sept 1 (Benjamin Van Doren et al., m.obs)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 female)
Location: In a mixed warbler flock in the chestnut tree HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 30 (Carl Powalski, m.obs)

VEERY (1)
Location: North of the boat launch at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Aug 29 (Gord Gadsen, m.obs)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park  - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 21 (Nick Bayly)
Photo HERE

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER
Location: 1 at the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-28 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire (1)
Location: Near the Spanish Trail Bridge at UBC - Vancouver
Map HERE
Reported: Aug 28 (Wieland Heim, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire - Photo: Wieland Heim

American Redstarts

Location: 1 female type HERE at Reifel - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25-28 (Steve Juhasz, m.obs)

Location: 2 in trees HERE at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 24 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the bushes near the duck pond at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23 (Yousif Attia and George Armistead)

Location: 1 female type near the bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 22 (Joe Denham, m.obs)

American Redstart at QE Park - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Horned Larks


Location: 1 at 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 28 (Logan Lalonde)

Location: 1 Flying over the S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 27 (Geoffrey and David Newell)

Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: Past second shelter on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 27 (Mayumi Shibata)

Photo: Mayumi Shibata

Northern Waterthrushes

Location: 4 in the scrub of the SW corner of NW pond at Iona. 1 seen in the SW corner of the outer pond - Richmond
Reported: Aug 23-26 (Sharon and Mike Toochin)

Location: 1 on river trail just west of the foot of Blenheim St - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 24 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: 2 at QE Park in the forested area of cedar trees up the hill from the duck pond near Seasons Restaurant - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 24 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 1, 100 m from the Ravine Trail at Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 22-24 (Neill Vanhinsberg et al., m.obs)

Location:1 along slough HERE at Musqueam Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23 (Keith Riding, m.obs) 

Location: 1 by the east bridge at Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 22 (Quentin Brown)
Map to exact location HERE

Location: 1 at Devonian Harbour Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 21 (Francis van Oordt La Hoz)

Location: 1 at Alaksen NWR - Delta
Reported: Aug 17 (Nick Bayly)

Location: 1 on the west side of Wilson Farm Dyke Trail, NW of the intersection with the Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 13 (Monica Nugent)

White-winged Crossbills (8)
Location: Flatiron Lake - N of Hope
Reported: Aug 27 (Benjamin Van Doren et al.)

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Location: By grey tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 27 (Geoffrey and David Newell)

Photo: Geoffrey Newell

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: In cottonwoods in the woodlot behind the NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 27 (Geoffrey and David Newell, m.obs)

Parasitic Jaeger (few days early)
Location: Off Cecil Green at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 27 (Jeremiah Kennedy)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 at the SW and NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: August 23-27 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 1 by the grey tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 19-21 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 17 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 3 at Blakeburn Lagoons (seen on both ponds)
Reported: July 27-Aug 16 (Trent Glukler, m.obs)

1 of 2 Solitary Sandpipers at Blakeburn Lagoons - Photo: Eric Zhou

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Last seen by the washrooms at the main parking lot. Previously seen on the beach at the tip of the N jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 20-27 (Kate Paton, m.obs)

Photo: Kate Paton

Eurasian Wigeon (1 male, early)
Location: The mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 26 (Tom Schulenberg, m.obs)

Greater-white Fronted-Geese

Location: 1 viewed from second benches as it sat on the water and in the field across from the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Aug 8-26 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the fields at the Reifel entrance - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-26 (Sean Fitzgerald et al.)
Photo HERE
Greater White-fronted Goose at Brunswick Point - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: South end of Central Rd moving east towards the bridge at Maplewood - North Van
Reported: Aug 25 (Rob Lyske)
Map to location HERE

House Wren (1)
Location: 1 HERE at Reifel - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25 (Steve Juhasz)

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: 1 juvenile at the NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25 (Mario Lam, m.obs)

Golden-crowned Sparrow (1, early)
Location: Jericho Pond Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 24 (Marshall Illiff)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Woodlot at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: August 24 (Kevin Louth)

Black-backed Woodpecker (1)
Location: Just past Taylor Meadows near Garibaldi Lake - Squamish
Map to location HERE
Reported: Aug 16-24 (Billi Krochuk, m.obs)

Black-backed Woodpecker in Squamish - Photo: Billi Krochuk

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1 male in mostly alternate plumage)
Location: HERE in mixed warbler flock at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23 (Christian Artuso, m.obs)

Least Flycatchers

Location: 4 at the east side of the equestrian area at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: June 24-Aug 23 (Gord Gadsden,m.obs)

Location: 1 seen near the bridge here and the map location at Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 20-21 (Keith Riding, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Parasitic Jaeger (1) early
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 22 (Brian Self)

Upland Sandpiper
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Aug 22 (Gord Gadsden)

Red-necked Phalarope
Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 20 (Dave Olson)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 immature male) LATE
Location: On logs at 104th St (also seen at 96th St) at Boundary Bay  - Delta
Reported: Aug 18-20 (Allan Jensen, m.obs)

Immature Male Yellow-headed Blackbird in Delta - Photo: Holly Becker

Townsend's Solitaires


Location: 1 at Bowen Lookout on the Howe Sound Crest Trail on Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Aug 20 (Michael Forth)

Location: 1 at St. Mark's Summit on the Howe Sound Crest Trail on  Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Aug 19 (Louise Venne et al.)

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: 1 seen off the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 19 (Paul Pratt)

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 adult at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 18 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 adult sitting on the beach near light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 10 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Adult Heermann's Gull at Point Roberts - Photo: Brian Avent

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Seen at the foot of 88th St., at the foot of 112th St, the foot of 104th St., the foot of 96th St and off the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 28-Aug 18 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Tundra Swan (1) *BE BEAR AWARE* (Oliver Rd is closed use Quarry Rd entrance)
Location: Pond at Minnekhada Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: July 24 - Aug 18 (Wesley Barr, m.obs)

Tundra Swan in Coquitlam - Photo: Wesley Barr

White-winged Crossbills (2)
Location: Needle Peak Trail - Near Hope
Reported: Aug 18 (Richard Fuller)

Franklins Gulls

Location: 1 immature (looks different than the Boundary Bay bird) viewed from second benches as it sat on the water and in the field across from the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Aug 1-13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 immature last seen at the mansion near 96th St. Previously seen between 72 and 88th St near the 80th St Pumphouse. Also seen 200m east of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 28-Aug 13 (Kevin Louth and Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Duck Pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 13 (Monica Nugent)

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 12 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

American Redstart (1 female)
Location: In willows at the stone bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver 
Reported: Aug 12 (Else Mikkelsen, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (3) Not the resident Blackie Spit bird*
Location: The mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Aug 6-9th (Kevin Louth et al., m.obs)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 on the south pond at Jackman Wetlands - Langley
Reported: July 19-Aug 7 (John Gordon, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the east dyke slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 1-5 (Cos van Wermeskerken)

Location: 1 at the pond at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 4 (Doug Cooper)

Location: 3 at the NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 22- Aug 2 (Brent Diakow and Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Black-and-white Warbler (1)
Location: In mixed warbler flock in conifer on Illal Meadows trail in subalpine before peak - N of Hope
Reported: Aug 7 (Alan Burger)

American White Pelicans (4)
Location: Viewed from Terra Nova Dyke at end of Granville Rd - Richmond
Reported: Aug 6 (Kate Paton)

Photo: Kate Paton

Red-necked Phalarope (4)
Location: At the pond 1 km east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 6 (Debbie Upton)

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 2, 1 juvie on beach and 1 adult in the water at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 6 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 adult on beach at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 1 (Brian Self)

RBA: BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 Adult)
Location: Last seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen on the mudflats at Brunswick Point and on the Boundary Bay Dyke between 72nd St and 88th St. - Delta
Reported: July 28-July Aug 4 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Bar-tailed Godwit at Boundary Bay in Delta - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Prairie Falcon (1)
Location: Flying over Needle Peak Mtn - Coquihalla Summit (near Hope)
Reported: Aug 3 (Alan Burger)

American Redstarts
 
Location: 1 female on dyke .8 km north of the Catbird Slough parking lot at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Aug 4 (Larry Cowan)

Location: 2 on Valley Trail to Alta Lake - Whistler
Reported: Aug 4 (Chris Dale)
 
American Redstart in Whistler - Photo: Chris Dale
Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 1 on the mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 29-30 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 2 in pond off mansion at 64th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 27 (Kevin Louth)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: 1 between 72nd St and 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 29 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby 
Reported: July 29-30 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the mansion at 96th. Also seen at the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 27-29 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the NE corner of Serpentine Fen Ponds - Surrey
Reported: July 27-29 (Tor Svanoe, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the pond at Jericho Beach Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 27-29 (Eric VanderWerf, m.obs)

Bank Swallows

Location: 1 at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 29 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at the Iona outer ponds - Richmond 
Reported: July 27-28 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Wandering Tattler (1)
Location: Cape Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: July 29 (Yvette Brown)

Photo: Yvette Brow

House Wrens
 
Location: 1, 200m east of the 80th St pumphouse on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: July 29 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 6 near the intersection of Deer and Duck Lane - Point Roberts
Reported: July 3-July 23 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 2 at the overflow campground at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 15-July 21 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 1 at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 26 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 2 at the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 23 (Cole Gaerber)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: At the summit of Flatiron Mtn above the alpine lake - North of Hope
Map to location: HERE
Reported: July 22 (Ben Keen)

Upland Sandpiper on Flatiron Mtn - Photo: Ben Keen

Heermann's Gull (1 adult)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park on the beach near the light beacon - Point Roberts
Reported: July 19 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD (1)
Location: In bare tree of backyard of private home at 4204 Yuculta Crescent. Please only enter  the yard when homeowner is present, knock on door first - Vancouver
Reported: July 19 (Alan and Donna McKenzie, m.obs)

Northern Mockingbird in Vancouver - Donna McKenzie

California Scrub Jay
Location: 1 at 46106 Southlands Cres.; going to feeders at Robertson Elementary School - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 4/17-July 18/18 (Christian Lodders, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay in Abbotsford - Photo: Janice White

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1 see main page)
Location: By the east side of the bridge over lagoon near the nature house building at Great Blue Heron Reserve - Chilliwack
Bird is carrying nesting material under the bridge
Reported: June 11-July 15 (Kevin Cherry, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Chilliwack - Photo: Kevin Cherry

Townsend's Solitaire (3)
Location: Just past first set of switchbacks before you reach St. Mark's Summit on Cypress Mtn - West Vancouver
Reported: July 7 (Cole Gaerber)

1 of 3 Towsend's Solitaire (a rare local breeder) in West Van - Photo: Cole Gaerber

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 male)
Location: On powerline trail at Grouse Mountain - North Vancouver
Reported: June 30-July 6 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Male Chestnut-sided Warbler in North Vancouver - Photo: Zach Westfall

RBA: SWAINSON'S HAWK (1 light morph) LATE REPORT
Location: Hovering next to Hwy 17 - Delta
Map to location HERE
Reported: July 5 (James Bradley)

RBA: VEERY
Location: Maria Slough - Agassiz
Directions: Park at the end of Mcdonald Rd S and walk on the dyke trail to the left after 200m there is a yellow gate on the right with a grassy trail going down on the river side which parallels the dyke trail. The bird was singing just past where the two trails meet.
Reported: June 22-July 5 (Paul Foth, m.obs)
Recording of bird HERE

RBA: BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: Last seen singing behind the nursery. First seen 50 to 75 m north up the barge channel on the west side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: July 4 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)
Map HERE

Male Black-and-white Warbler in North Van - Photo: Rob Lyske

RBA: WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (1 adult)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 28 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Adult White-rumped Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)
Location: On Boardwalk just south of the N entrance at Camosun St and West 19th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: June 27 (Christine Adkins, m.obs)

Male Black-and-white Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Possible Juvenile Red-naped Sapsucker (1)
Location: Moris Lake at the mouth of Weaver Creek - Mission
Reported: June 24 (Grant Edwards)

Least Flycatchers

Location: 1 in the woods with 3 American Redstarts HERE near the golf course and spawning channels - Squamish
Reported: June 17-24 (Marcia Danielson, m.obs)
Recording HERE

Location: 1 on loop trail 50 m from parking lot en route to lookout at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz
Reported: June 1-22 (Gerald McKeating, m.obs)

Location: 2 on private property on Pemberton Meadows Rd - Pemberton
Reported: June 16-17 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Least Flycatcher in Squamish - Photo: Cole Gaerber

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 male, see main page)
Location: Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: June 22 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)
Map to location: HERE

Male Chestnut-sided Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Peter Candido

Red-naped Sapsucker (1)
Location: With VEER and AMRE at this exact location HERE - Pemberton
Reported: June 21-22 (Marc Sole, m.obs)

Red-naped Sapsucker in Pemberton - Photo: Marc Sole/Macaulay Library

Western Kingbirds (2)
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: June 22 (Moose Stoffregen) 


Western Kingbirds in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Possible Dusky Flycatcher
Location: Feeders by Reifel entrance - Delta
Reported: June 22 (John Gordon)

House Wrens 

Location: 2 at St. Paul's Rd and SeaBright Loop, 2 in the brush in the field south of the greenhouses at Sea Bright housing development and 1 at Lily Point - Point Roberts
Reported: May 11-June 20 (Ken Klimko et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 at 2899 232nd St - Langley
Reported: June 17-20 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 at Aldergrove Regional Park - Langley
Reported: June 11-18 (Robert Puls)

Location: 2 in swallow box HERE - Pemberton
Reported: June 17 (Tonette McEwan et al.)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Between 64th & 72nd St in a tidal pool at the dyke at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 16 (Kevin Louth)

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 2 at pumphouse and Wilson farm dyke trail intersection at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 15-June 16 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 1 on the dyke near 64th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 16 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham)

Location: Up to 9 at Hope Airport
Reported: May 29-June 13 (Pablo Jost, m.obs)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Near small lake at Strawberry Flats near ski hill - Manning Park
Reported: June 15 (Paul Foth)

Dusky Flycatcher
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: June 11-13 (Moose Stoffregen)

Dusky Flycatcher in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

House Wrens

Location: 1 viewed from Marine Dr between Stevens and 160th St - Surrey
Reported: May 26-June 11 (John Gordon, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Swallow boxes near 200th St and 16th Ave at Campbell Valley Park - Langley
Directions: At beginning of trail into the second small marsh along 200 St. Walk north 50m along 200 St (past the first wetland at the corner of 200th and 16th) and then enter the second wetland with 9 Swallow boxes.
Reported: May 26-June 8 (John Gordon et al., m.obs)

House Wren in Langley - Photo: Mark McAnally

Least Flycatcher
Location: In alders on the E side of Elk View Rd between Solway and Wright Rds - Chilliwack
Reported: June 10-11 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

American White Pelicans (8) (Scope required)
Location: Last seen on the north side of the Coal Port Jetty. Previously seen sitting on water viewed from second bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 29-June 8 (Liz and Allan Stewart, m.obs)

Photo: Roger Meyer

Wilson's Phalarope (1)

Location: Near blue tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 6 (John Gordon)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Swamp at south end of Silver Lake Park - Hope
Reported: May 22-June 5 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (1) Open to public*
Location: Feeder at Jack Delair's House on Delair Rd - Hope
Reported: June 3 (Mike McGrenere et al., m.obs).

Western Kingbirds

Location: 4 hawking insects in the east marsh at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: June 4-5 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 3 by last bench  along Pitt River before Addington Marsh at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: May 31- June 4 (Wesley Barr and John Reynolds, m.obs)

Location: 100m from entrance on nature trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 3 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds in DeBoville Slough in Coquitlam - Photo: John Reynolds

RBA: OVENBIRD
Location: 1 km up the North Creek Road from the Lilooet Forest Service Rd. The bird was at the back of a hunting campsite in the timer (lodgepole pine) - Pemberton
Reported: June 3 (Tonette and Allen McEwan)
Map to exact location HERE

Ovenbird in Pemberton - Photo: Tonnette McEwan

RBA: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (1) *Endangered in BC, don't use playback*
Location: Singing from scrubby ravine between 310-318 on 3rd Ave - Port Moody
Reported: June 2 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE
Listen to recording HERE

Least Flycatchers
Location: 1 on dyke west of Grant Narrows parking lot near to large cottonwood stand on Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 30-June 2 (Mark McAnally et al.)

Rough-legged Hawk (late)
Location: Flying over main runway at YVR - Richmond
Reported: June 1 (Guy Monty)

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 1 on Ladner Rd, 300m East of Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 31 (Wayne Weber)

Location: 3 2/3rds of the way to Oliver Rd in the bushes, on the posts by the slough in the blueberry fields at Minnekhada Regional Park - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 31 (Wesley Barr)

Gray Flycatcher
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 30 (Gord Gadsden)

Golden Plover Sp.
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 29 (Zac Westfall)

House Wren
Location: 1 at Forslund Watson Slough - Langley (visitation with permission)
Reported: May 27 (Rob Lyske)

Rough-legged Hawk (late)
Location: Flying over main runway at YVR - Richmond
Reported: June 1 (Guy Monty)

Red Knot (12)
Location: On mudflats off the 2nd bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 13-27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay (1)
Location: At the corner of 24th Ave and 152 St - Surrey
Reported: May 21-25 (Christian Lodders, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 at private home - Point Roberts
Reported: May 25 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 on top of tree at the top of the Sea to Sky Gondola by the restaurant - Squamish
Reported: May 23 (Chris Dale)

Location: 2 near tower at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 22 (Neal Doan, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Catbird Slough (near Grant Narrows) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 22 (George Clulow)

1 of 2 Western Kingbirds in Coquitlam - Photo: John Gordon

SWAINSON'S HAWK (1)
Location: 1 flying over Bell Park - Burnaby
Reported: May 24 (Farshad Pourmalek)

Swainson's Hawk in Burnaby - Farshad Pourmalek

RBA: HOODED ORIOLE (1 adult male, see main page)
Location: Jericho Beach Park at the duck pond - Vancouver
Reported: May 22 (Chooses to remain anonymous)

Male Hooded Oriole in Vancouver - Photo: SS So/Macaulay Library

Franklin's Gulls 


Location: 1 adult off the south jetty on the mudflats north of the washrooms at Iona Beach - Richmond
Reported: May 21-22 (Kate Paton, m.obs)

Location: 1 first smmer bird on mudflats near farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 21 (Carlo Giovanella)

Location: 2 adults on the mudflats by farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 13 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull in Richmond - Kate Paton

RBA: SNOWY PLOVER (1 adult male, see main page)
Location: 200m west of the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 21 (Cole Gaerber)

Snowy Plover in Delta - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Male in SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19-21 (Benjamin Freeman, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 2 at Hope Airport
Reported: May 21 (Matt and Court Cameron)

Location: 1 at 4300 block of W 13th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: May 21 (Peter Ballin)

Location: 1 on the dyke at Brunswick Point where 34th street meets the dyke - Delta
Reported: May 18-21 (Tor Svanoe)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1, see main page)
Location: On telephone wire near 33A Ave and 34th St - Delta
Reported: May 20 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Loggerhead Shrike in Delta - Photo: Rob Lyske

American Golden Plover (1)
Location: 250 metre west from the end of the wooded area at Iona North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 20 (Tak Shibata)

Photo: Tak Shibata

House Wrens

Location: 2 at 29 B Ave and 232 St - Langley
Reported: May 20 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 at the Corner of Sunset Rd and Anastasia Rd and 1 at the golf course on Bowen Island - West Vancouver
Reported: May 19 (Ben Keen)

Location: 2 at 1062 256th St - Langley
Reported: May 15-19 (Robert Puls)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: East lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoons - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 19 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 1 at the east salt marsh 100 m from where the trail hits the beach at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 18 (Dan Pontalti, m.obs)

Location: 1 on wires by farmhouse on Ferguson Rd en route to Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Daniele Mitchell)

Location: 1 in west end of north field at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 14-15 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)
Map HERE

Western Kingbird in North Vancouver - Photo: Victor Wong

American White Pelicans 

Location: 16 flying over the display ponds at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 17-18 (Epi Shemming, m.obs)

Location: 1 at compensation lagoon at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: May 17 (Mike Boyd, m.obs)

American White Pelicans at Reifel - Photo: Sue Dietlein

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 3 females near the blue tower in the west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 14-17 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at 96th St at the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

2 of 3 female Wilson's Phalaropes at Reifel - Photo: Neil MacLeod

RBA: COMMON GRACKLE (1, male) - 9th record for Vancouver
Location: SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Neil MacLeod, m.obs)

Common Grackle in Richmond - Photo: Neil MacLeod

Red Knot (1)
Location: At the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 15 (Ilya Povalyaev)

RBA: BROWN BOOBY (Unconfirmed - late report)
Location: Flying by Deltaport viewed from
Ferry Terminal - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 15 (Keith Taylor)

BLACK-NECKED STILTS (late report)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnabay
Reported: May 15 (fide David Schutz)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 15 (Neil Simpson)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (3, 1 in breeding plumage)
Location: At the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

1 of 3 Pacific Golden-Plovers in breeding at Boundary Bay - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Lapland Longspur
Location: Marker 142-181 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 12-14 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur in breeding plumage at Iona - Photo: Mario Lam

Redheads (2)
Location: Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon
Reported: May 5-14 (Paul Foth)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 on wires at 7687 Burns Drive - Delta
Reported: May 13 (Rick Bowers)

Location: 2 at Willband Creek Park
Reported: May 11 (Gord Gadsden)

Pine Grosbeak
Location: on conifers next to small pond northwest corner of QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 12 (Joachim Bertrands)

House Wren 
Location: 1 banded at Iona Banding Station - Richmond
Reported: May 12 (Julian Heavyside et al.)

Long-billed Curlews (4)
Location: 216th St and 76B Ave - Langely
Reported: May 10 (fide Viktor Vandereyk)

Dusky Flycatcher (1) BE BEAR AWARE (Bear present)
Location: About 50 m north of Oliver Rd where it dead ends at the Pitt River at Minnekhada - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 10 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

HUDSONIAN GODWIT
Location: Latst seen by the blue tower and at the South end of West Field at Reifel - Ladner. Previously seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay
Reported: May 3-10 (Ian McGregor and Olaf Kringhaug, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Vesper Sparrows

Location: NE corner of SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Dave Olson)

Location: NE corner of Hope Airport
Reported: April 30-May 9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Dusky Flycatcher 
Location: SW end of Hope Airport
Reported: April 30- May 9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpiper (4)
Location: In the East lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoons off Fremont Rd - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 30 - May 9 (Ken Willis, m.obs)

1 of 4 Solitary Sandpipers in Port Coquitlam - Photo: George Clulow

Lark Sparrow
Location: In horse jumping field at Joe Brown Park - Surrey
Reported: May 7-8 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: 1870 Charles St - Port Moody
Reported: May 7 (Susan Freemire)

RUFFED GROUSE (rare in Metro Vancouver)
Location: Last seen on the road into the Quarry Trailhead parking lot at Minnekhada Regional Park - Port Coquitlam
Reported: May 6 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE
(4 bears seen in an hour here, please be BEAR AWARE when in area)
Ruffed Grouse in Port Coquitlam  - Photo: Melissa Hafting

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD
Location: Far East side of community garden at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 5-6 (Susan Robertshaw, m.obs)
May to exact location HERE

Northern Mockingbird in Coquitlam - Photo: Susan Robertshaw

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 at Middleton and Koerner Rd (also seen off Neaves Rd at Alouette River) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 6 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 3 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido

House Wrens

Location: 2 at Aldergrove Regional Park - Langley
Reported: May 3-May 6 (Robert Puls)

Location: Patch of woods in middle of Deering Island Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 29-May 5 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)
Map HERE

Photo: Bridget Spencer

Western Kingbird
Location: Dyke and Bradner Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: May 2-6 (Dave and Paul Baker)

RBA: SAGE THRASHER (2)
Location: Last seen on Koerner Rd near Middleton Rd. Previously seen on Koerner Rd 500m East of Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 2-3 (Michael Sather, Bridget Spencer, Adam Dhalla, m.obs)

1 or 2 Sage Thrasher in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Michael Klotz

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Squamish Estuary
Reported: May 3 (Chris Murrell)
Map to location of bird HERE

Photo: Chris Murrell

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER
Location: In bog on Spanish Trail south of Chancellor Blvd at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: May 2-3 (Zac Fedder)
Map to Location HERE

Red-naped Sapsucker - Photo: Zac Fedder

Say's Phoebe
Location: Wilson Farm Dyke Trail between the west end of Pumphouse Trail and the east end of the footbridge at colony farm  at Colony farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 1-2 (Trent Glukler, m.obs)

BLUE JAY (PLEASE DO NOT FEED THE JAY, as per caretaker request!) 
Please feel free to drop donations of a bag of unshelled peanuts in a garbage can that the caretaker has placed on site for bird food donations.
Location: Behind gate at caretaker's home at "Woodward's Landing" Girl Guide Camp (Horseshoe Slough) on Dyke Rd near # 5 Rd - Richmond
Reported: Dec 23/17-May 2/18 (Linda Koch, m.obs)

Blue Jay in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Northern Goshawk (Immature)
Location: 1 in west salt marsh but also seen in east side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 27/17-May 1/18 (Perry Edwards, m.obs)

Immature Northern Goshawk in North Van - Photo: John Gordon

Pacific Golden-Plovers

Location: 1 in field by first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 30-May 1 (Liz Stewart)

Location: 1 last seen at the mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen in the stubble field east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 26-30 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Ladner - Photo: Liz Stewart

Mountain Bluebirds (2)
Location: Pocket Marsh (small marsh before main pond) at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 30 (Sue Flecker)

Willet
Location: Last seen at the Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay. Previously seen at 104th St. Delta
Reported: Oct 29 - April 30 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

A Willet amongst the ducks at Boundary Bay - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Long-billed Curlew
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 30 (Gord Gadsden)

RBA: Probable REDWING (See main page)
Location: Singing in cherry tree at Celtic Slough on Fraser River - Vancouver
Reported: April 29 (Bridget Spencer)
Map to location HERE

White-winged Crossbill
Location: Private yard - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Marilyn Payan)

Marbled Godwits 
Location: 5 at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 9-27 (Richard Swanston)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: Up to 25 at Squamish Terminals at the Squamish River Estuary, however recent sightings have had fewer individuals being seen.
Seen in several locations in the North Field hawking from the bull rushes and in the East Marsh just out from where Third Avenue Road and the rail line come together (Rd to Squamish Terminals).
Reported: March 15-April 27 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: Up to 5 birds including one with a broken bill at the Squamish River Estuary (approximate location HERE) - Squamish
Reported: April 23-27 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: With Whim at end of YVR runway visible from curve in Ferguson Rd to Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 19-22 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs 

Location: Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 27 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: In bare field west of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 26 (Kevin Louth)

American Avocet (2)
Location Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 25 (Mark McAnally)

Photo: Mark McAnally

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 24-25 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)

RED-NAPED SAPSUCKER (1 female)
Location: Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Edward James Gronning)

Red-naped Sapsucker at Jericho Park - Photo: Edward James Gronning

Western Kingbird (2)
Location: Private home in Owl Creek - Pemberton
Reported: April 25 (Daniel Eslake)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches  

Location: 1 bird at lookout overlooking the lighthouse at Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver
Reported: April 24 (Armand Munteanu)

Location: 13 birds on west side of New Brighton Park by dog park - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Christine Rock)

Location: 3 birds 3.5km down the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 22 (Darren Irwin)

Location: 3 birds at SFU on the south lawn of the Technology and Services Complex building by the memorial sign - Burnaby
Reported: April 20-21 (Dan Peach, m.obs)

1 of 13 Grey-crowned Rosy-Finches in New Brighton Park - Photo: Christine Rock


Common Teal
Location: Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 24 (Richard Swanston)

Photo: Richard Swanston

Swainson's Hawk
Location: Flyover at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: April 23 (John Vooys)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE
Location: Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Directions to bird: The bird is in the pond in front of the service yard. Coming from Hwy 7, park at the community garden. Walk back and turn left on a newly gravelled road. Just before you reach the fenced-in work area go to the right of the fence and make your way along the fence towards the pond
Reported: April 20-21 (John Reynolds, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 22 (Kav McGeough, m.obs)

Location: 1 near bridge between community gardens and duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 14-19 (Eric Zhou, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward James Gronning)

Location: 2 near washrooms and base of north jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 19-April 18 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Say's Phoebe at Waterfront Park in North Van - Photo: Khalid Boudreau

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 11 on Colony Farm Rd and 4 near duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 6-21 (Neil MacLeod and Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Mtn View Cemetery between E 31st Ave and E 33rd Ave- Vancouver
Reported: April 8-20 (Bryan King)

Location: 4 at 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 15-20 (Iwan Van Veen)

Location: 2 at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward James Gronning)

Female Mountain Bluebird at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

RBA: SUMMER TANAGER (1 Immature Male)

Location: Coming to feeder at a home near W. 71st Ave (view from Avery Ave) - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 9/17-April 20/18 (Wendy Kahle, m.obs)
Map to where to stand HERE
*Please be respectful of private property*


Imm. Male Summer Tanager in Vancouver - Photo: Bridget Spencer

White-winged Crossbills (6)
Location: In spruce just north of 33rd Ave at Mtn View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: April 18-20 (Bryan King)

VESPER SPARROW
Location: Halfway to end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: April 13-18 (Adam Dhalla, m.obs)

Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Location: False Creek Seawall near BC Place and Edgewatsr Casino - Vancouver
Reported: April 17-18 (Fraser Ross)
Map to exact location HERE


Photo: Fraser Ross

RBA: SAGE THRASHER

Location: Last seen by boardwalk. Previously seen near feeding station in front of Nature House at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 16-17 (Istvan Orosi and George Clulow, m.obs)
Map to last location seen HERE

Photo: George Clulow

White-winged Crossbill (2)

Location: In spruce tree at UBC Botanical Gardens parking lot - Vancouver
Reported: April 15-16 (Jamie Fenneman)

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 in the west salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6-16 (Graham Sunderland, m.obs)

Location: 2 Near railroad tracks on Third Ave at Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 12-16 (Kav McGeough)

Location: 1 on South Fraser perimeter Rd near 88 Street - Delta
Reported: April 15 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 near hangar on north side of Hope Airport
Reported: March 14-April 15 (Ed Klassen et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at old barn at Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: April 12 (Katya Kondratyuk)

Location: 1 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: April 11 (Tor Svanoe)

Location: 1 on cherry trees in waterfront park off W Esplanade in front of BCIT Marine building - North Vancouver
Reported: April 4-9 (Khalid Boudreau, m.obs)

Location: 1 at McEwan's Farm - Pemberton
Reported: April 9 (Tonette McEwan)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 4 on the Spirea Trail at its junction with the Parsons Trail at Surrey Bend Park - Surrey
Reported: March 29-April 16 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 4 on Columbia Valley Rd and Iverson Rd - Lindell Beach
Reported: April 14-15 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 2 in west salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 3-14 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 2 at base of north jetty at Iona - Richmomd
Reported: April 8-14 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 1 by gate in front of filtration plant at Rice Lake - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (Quentin brown)

Location: 2 at Inter-river Park - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (fide Quentin Brown)

Location: 1 at south end of Ocean View Cemetery near Suncrest Elementary School and Rumble in Burnaby
Reported: April 11 (Shawn Lawrence)

Chipping Sparrow (1)
Location: McEwan's Farm - Pemberton
Reported: April 11-15 (Tonette McEwan)

Bewick's (Tundra) Swan
Location: Chiliwack Central Rd and Upper Prairie Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: April 14 (Gord Gadsden)

Common Redpolls 

Location: 2 at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Agassiz
Reported: April 14 (Paul Foth)

Location: 2 perched in alders on the east salt marsh  and 1 at the feeders at Maplewood Flats - N Van
Reported: April 13 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 in west marsh at Maplewood - North Vancouver
Reported: April 11 (Rob Lyske)

RBA: CASSIN'S FINCH (1 male)
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: April 10 (Moose Stoffregen)

Cassin's Finch in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Chipping Sparrows

Location: 1, west of the office buildings at Mountain View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: April 10 (Bryan and Janet King)

Location: 1 at 2nd and Trimble - Vancouver
Reported: April 10 (Jamie Fenneman)

Chipping Sparrow at Mtn View Cemetery - Photo: Bryan King

Snow Bunting

Location: Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek
Reported: April 8-9 (Leona Shaw, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebird
Location: 1 on airport fence on Ferguson Rd across from Mall - Richmond
Reported: April 7 (fide Adrian Dhalla)

Long-billed Curlew
Location: Baseball diamond at W 16th Ave and Carnarvon St - Carnarvon Park
Reported: April 7 (Daoud Hinkle)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: SW inner pond at Iona - Regional
Reported: Oct 31-April 7 (Melissa Hafting,  m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 6 (Paul Foth)

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 15 at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 4 (Chris Dale)

Location: 7 at 5 Rd and Westminster Hwy in conifers in front of fruit market across from the Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: March 31-April 4 (Kaichi Huang, m.obs)

Location: 7 in blue spruce trees south of the driveway entrance to12880 Railway Ave - Richmond
Reported: March 16-April 4 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 6 at private home on 15th St - Burnaby
Reported: April 4 (Edward James)

White-winged Crossbill at fruit market in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Snow Bunting


Location: 2 on the west side of the railway tracks, 100m along the track from where you park on Third Avenue (going to the terminals) - Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 4 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 4 (Damion Ruthven)

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: Flyover Takaya Golf Centre - North Vancouver
Reported: April 4 (Rob Lyske)

Redhead (Male)
Location: 1 at the fountain pond (McMillian Park) at Trinity Western University - Langley
Reported: Dec 30/17-April 1/18 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Klotz

MOUNTAIN CHICKADEES

Location: 2 birds initially only 1 leucistic bird present now at home on Maple Crescent - Ladner
Reported: Nov 21/17-March 30/18 (Grant Edwards)
(open to public addr. withheld by request. Contact RBA for access)
Please view from street only and do not trespass* Birders are welcome to use the driveway parking spot behind the utility trailer (look for Birder Parking sign).  Please do not block access to neighbour driveways or homeowner's.
Mountain Chickadee in Ladner - Photo: Mike Tabak
Location: 2 birds last seen in the lane behind 173 West 6th St near Chesterfield - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13/17-March 30/19 (Deborah Upton, m.obs)
*Please be respectful of other residents in apartment buildings.*

Location: 1 at Dunsmuir St and Agar St (near Blackie Spit) - Surrey
Reported: March 16-24 (George Clulow, m.obs)
1 of at least 2 Mountain Chickadees present in North Van - Photo: Liron Gerstman

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 at Transportation Centre Bus Bays 1 & 2 (near Convocation Mall) at SFU - Burnaby
Reported: March 28-30 (Adam Blake and Don Peach)

Location: 1 at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: March 24 (Kaichi Huang)
Map HERE
Snow Bunting in Delta - Photo: Kaichi Huang

Western Bluebird (1 male)
Location: 7752 Pemberton Meadows Rd (McEwan's Farm) - Pemberton
Reported: March 29 (Allen McEwan et al.) 

Whimbrel (late) (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st as no longer rare)
Location: On the south and north side of ferry jetty near compensation lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 1/17-March 29/18 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Photo: Joachim BetrandS

Say’s Phoebe
Location: 1 at the hop yard on Sumas Central Rd between Evans and Lickman Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 28 (Ed Klassen)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2) (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st/no longer rare)

Location: 1 imm. male with RWBB at E 19th Ave and Marshall St at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: March 28 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: 1 male with BRBB on River Rd at the Westham Island Bridge - Ladner
Reported: Jan 21-March 26 (Jock McCracken, m.obs)

NASHVILLE WARBLER (no longer reported on RBA after April 1/no longer rare)

Location: Seen with an Orange-crowned Warbler, 200 m south of garden in bushes along waterfront and also seen inside Chiba Gardens itself (small Japanese ornamental garden in the NW corner of Waterfront Park) off  200 block of West Esplanade - North Vancouver
Directions: Underneath a walking overpass that crosses the train tracks near BCIT marine campus. Gardens are on the north side of the train tracks in the NW corner and has a sign that says "Chiba Gardens"
Reported: Dec 30/17-March 26/18 (Madeleine Beglinger and Deborah Upton, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Townsend's Solitaire (no longer reported on RBA after April 1, as they are no longer rare)

Location: By the community gardens area, right next to the NW-most garden which has a sign that says "Youth Connections"at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: March 22-26 (Zachary Westfall)
Map HERE

Location: Harris Rd and Alouette Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 24 (Dave Watson, m.obs)

Photo: Zachary Westfall

Cliff Swallow (early)
Location: Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: March 25 (Pirmin Nietlisbach)

White-throated Sparrow (no longer reported on RBA after April 1st, no longer uncommon)

Location: 1 at Private Home at John St and E 30th - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 1/17-March 25/18 (Barry Price, m.obs)

Location: 1 in lane between 5th and 6th St W (off Chesterfield) - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 14-March 25 (Chad Sole, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gyrfalcon (1)
Location:Last seen at Evans Rd and Hwy 1. Previously at Upper Prairie Road and Hwy 1 - Chilliwack
Reported: March 18-23 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: On the rocks near Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: March 24 (Zachary Westfall)

Location: 15 Seen in two locations Columbia Valley Rd and Henderson and on Columbia Valley Rd south of Kosikar Rd - Lindell Beach
Reported: March 12-23 (Marilyn Maxwell and Mariyln Olson, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 1 in a tree off the dyke just north of the mouth of the Alouette River at the Pitt River - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 18-19 (Douglas Ydenberg)
Map to Location HERE

Location: 10 on runway field at Hope Airport
Reported: March 14-18 (Ed Klassen et al., m.obs)

Male Mountain Bluebird in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Douglas Yearning

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (2)
Location: Gravel roadway near admin building at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: March 23 (Murray Brown, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: At last bench on the way to Addington past the pumphouse at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 19 (Hilary Maguire)
Map HERE

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 at marker 63-210 on S Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Feb 5-March 19 (Tony Pfitzmaier, m.obs)

Location: 1 flyover at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Rob Lyske)

Snow Bunting on Iona's South Jetty in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Common Teal
Location: 1 on the river on the west side of Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 12-March 19 (Carol Turnbull, m.obs)

Eurasian Teal Drake in Surrey - Photo: Peter Zadorzny

Common Yellowthroat (early)  (No longer reported on ABA after April 1st/no longer rare)
Location: Off River Rd in the marsh area right near boardwalk next to the playground at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Feb 20-March 17 (Zachary Westfall, m.obs)

Photo: Zachary Westfall

California Scrub-Jay (1)
Location: East 15th Ave and Penticton St (off Grandview Hwy) - Vancouver
Reported: March 10-16 (Isaiah Nugent, m.obs)

Green Heron (no longer reported  daily on RBA in March as no longer rare)
Location: 1 on the nouth side of Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Nov 10/17-March 16/18 (Alan Morris, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebirds 

Location: 1 male by duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 13-16 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Location: 2 at last bench on the way to Addington past the pumphouse at DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 15 (Hilary Maguire)
Map HERE

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches 
Location: 20 birds (both subpsecies present) seen on grain cars and train tracks viewed from west side of lane accessed from Abbott St, that you would join as you come in from Water St. Also seen in cottonwoods at the entrance to Helijet. Also seen on rock jetty beside Vancouver Sea Bus Terminal at 455 W. Waterfront Rd. - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 6/17- March 14/18 (Camille Bock, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Location: 80 of both subspecies last seen on Cole and Vye Rd and previously on Bowman Rd and Wells Line near the Arnold Slough Dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 26-March 9 (Hank Wall, m.obs)

Location: 50 at Banford and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 26- March 6 (Paul Foth, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (Interior Subsp.) in Vancouver - Photo: Adam Dhalla

Gyrfalcon 
Location: Seen also on the USA side. Hunting over the fields near 272nd St and 0 Ave - Langley
Reported: March 11-12 (Ken Lintz, m.obs)

Prairie Merlin (Rare subspecies)
Location: 1 last seen at Anderson Pl and Ladner Trunk Rd. Prev seen at 104th St and Hornby Drive nd 96th St and Hornby Dr - Delta
Reported: Nov 22/17-March 11/18 (Janice White, m.obs)

Male Richardson's Merlin in Delta - Photo: Adam Dhalla

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 9 in spruce tree directly south
 of and close to the office in Mountain View Cemetary. Also were seen near 37th Ave on the east edge of the cemetary - Vancouver
Reported: March 6-11 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)
Map to location

Location: 500 m south of west salt marsh pond on trail at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 10-11 (Isaiah Nugent)
Map to location HERE

White-winged Crossbills at Mountain View Cemetery - Photo: Jock McCracken

Horned Lark
Location: Near washrooms near main outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 10 (Mike Boyd)

Townsend' Solitaire
Location: Little River Loop Trail at Campbell Valley Park - Langley
Reported: March 9 (Wayne Crossen)

Pine Grosbeak (1)
Location: Squamish Estuary
Reported: March 8 (Chris Dale)

White-winged Crossbills

Location: 21 along 93B Ave and 204 St - Langley
Reported: March 7 (Dan Tyson)

Location: Crab Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 5 (Camille Bock)

Northern Goshawk (Immatures)

Location: 1 at River Rd and Cornwall Dr - Richmond
Reported: Feb 20-March 6 (Steve Owst)
Northern Goshawk in Richmond - Photo: Steve Owst
Location: 1 in the trees at the far southeast corner of the Southwest Marsh at Reifel - Delta
Reported: March 5 (Mark McAnally)
Photo: Mark McAnally

Rock Sandpiper
Location: N side of ferry jetty near taxi pullout - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 4 (Pirmin Nietlisbach, m.obs)
Photo: Julian Heavyside

Glaucous Gull (1st winter)
Location: On roof of Turf Farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Feb 10-March 4 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Probable ESCAPEE Black Vulture
This is most likely the same unbanded bird seen on Vancouver Island that escaped from a Duncan Rehab facility. Escapees are not countable and not meant to be on the RBA however in order to avoid several reports on this bird into my inbox and since some may still want to look for it the bird will be placed here temporarily. The bird flew off but may still be in the area.
Location: Last seen on Bowen Island. Previously seen at a private home at the east end of Chilliwack Mountain just south of the Squiaala First Nations Reserve on Sunset Drive - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 27-March 4 (Amber Van Breugel, m.obs)

Photo: Amber Van Breugel

Mountain Bluebird (female)
Location: Last seen at # 4 Rd and Alderbridge Way. Previously on wood post beside "Shell Rd Trail" sign at Alderbridge Way and Shell Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 1-2 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Rufous Hummingbird (Will no longer be updated on RBA in March as others return soon)
Location: Private Home on Culzean Pl - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 22-March 1 (Victoria Otton)

Photo: Hilary Maguire

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult last seen on Old Dewdney Rd and Sharpe Rd also at 201 St and Golden Ears Way. Previously seen on Connecting Rd and Mckechnie Rd and on a large tree along the dyke, just east of the end of Hale Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 19/17-Feb 27/18 (Sean Weston, m.obs)

Adult Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Sean Weston

Townsend's Solitaire (2 birds previously, only 1 seen recently)
Location: Last seen at the rose garden on berries. Previously seen eating berries at the stone garden at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required but can sometimes be seen from parking lot)  - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14/17-Feb 27/18 (Chantal Martin, m.obs)

One of 2 Townsend's Solitaires at Vandusen Gardens - Photo: Cory McIvor

Horned Larks and Snow Buntings (5-8 of each)
Location: In field on Banford Rd and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 3-Feb 26 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Violet-green Swallow (1, early)

Location: Piper Spit - Burnaby Lake
Reported: Feb 25 (Joachim Betrands)

Pine Grosbeak
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Feb 23 (Chris Dale)

White-winged Crossbills (7)
Location: Flying over the parking lot at Vandusen Gardens - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 22 (Adam Dhalla)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (adult female)
Location: On trees near parking lot at Hadden Park off McNicoll and Arbutus St near Kits Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23 (Linda Mueller)

Photo: Linda Mueller

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 2 in Cherry trees on W. 12th Ave between Camosun St and Crown St - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 15-22 (Zac Fedder, m.obs)

Location: 2 in spruce trees at top of Grand Boulevard (flew towards Greenwood Park) - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 16 (Rob Lyske)

Female Pine Grosbeak in Vancouver - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Horned Lark (1)
Location: 2nd shelter on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Feb 21-22 (Chris Ratzlaff, m.obs)

Snow Bunting
Location: On the base of North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 18-Feb 13 (Patches Flores, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at 947 Caithness Crescent - Port Moody
Reported: Feb 18-21 (Susan Ley, m.obs)
*Please do not trespass, be respectful and view from street only*

White-winged Crossbills (20)
Location: In cone trees in the parking lot at Richmond Nature Park House - Richmond
Reported: Feb 21 (Tom Smith)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: West of the parking lot near swallow box 42 at Willband Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 17-20 (Gord and Jamie Gadsden and Randy Walker, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrows

Location: 1 at 1062 -256th St - Langley
Reported: Feb 19 (Robert Puls)

Location: 1 at Terra Nova Pond  - Richmond
Reported: Nov 1/17-Feb 11/18 (Cory McIvor, m.obs)

Common Teal
Location: 1 near boat ramp at Rocky Point Park - Port Moody
Reported: Feb 19 (Camille Bock)

Turkey Vulture
Location: Flyover 13th Ave and Wallace - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 18 (Wayne

Golden Eagles

Location: 1 Imm. flying northeast of Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 17 (Pirmin Nietlisbach)

Golden Eagle in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Pirmin Nietlisbach

Location: 1 Adult and 1 Imm. last seen on Campbell east of Marion Rd. Also seen on Vye and Boundary, and on Tolmie Rd near Campbell Ave - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 12-Feb 16 (Nobert Sharp, m.obs)

Imm. Golden Eagle on Marion Rd near # 5 Rd in Abbotsford - Photo: Bert Sharp

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 4 at the south end of Deer Lake Park below the E end of Oaklands development - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 17 (George Clulow)

Location: 5 on the entrance road to Reifel - Delta
Reported: Feb 13-17 (David Bell, m.obs)

Location: 10 at Acadia Beach parking lot - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 17 (Janice Hill)

Green Heron (late)
Location: 53rd Ave and Balaclava St in Southlands - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 3-7 (Virginia Spencer, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 2 juveniles and 1 adult seen on seen on Wells Line Rd between McDermott and Marion Rd. Also seen on Dixon Rd south of #5 Rd and on Marion Rd south of Campbell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 15/17-Feb 13/18 (Guy Pambrun et al., m.obs)

Gyrfalcon - Photo: Guy Pambrun

Prairie Falcon
Location: Last seen at the gate to Piroche Plants on McNeil Rd. Previously see on Connecting Rd, also seen at Sharpe Rd and Old Dewdney Trunk - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 18/17-Feb 13/18 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Lapland Longspurs (14)
Location: Flyover at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Feb 9 (Mike Toochin)

Pine Grosbeak (5)
Location: In cherry trees near Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: Feb 4-7 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 30 at Visitor Parking lot at Alaksen NWR and at Reifel Parking lot - Delta
Reported: Jan 16-Feb 7 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Location: 1-23 at Tower (Acadia) Beach Parking Lot
Reported: Jan 2-Feb 2 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 12 at Wreck Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 26 (Laura Stewart)

White-winged Crossbills in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

Prairie Merlin (Rare subspecies)
Location: 1 at Ladner and Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 20/17-Feb 7/18 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Photo: Joachim Bertrands

Golden Eagles

Location: 1 imm. flying westbound over Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 26 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 1 adult flying over Second Beach at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 17-22 (Gilbert Bouchard, m.obs)

Common Teal 
Location: Lagoon at Macdonald Beach Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 12-28 (Dean Smith)

Ancient Murrelets (5)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Jan 26-27 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks
Location: 1-2 feeding on berries at the Stone Garden at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required) - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14/17-Jan 27/18 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

One of 2 Pine Grosbeaks at Vandusen Gardens - Photo: Cory McIvor

Horned Larks (15)
Location: Campbell Rd and Dixon Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 4-25 (Anthony Bucci, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Abbotsford - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Pine Grosbeak
Location: 1 fly over 93 B Ave - Langley
Reported: Jan 22 (Dan Tyson)

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1 first winter at the outflow of the salmon spawning channel (Noons Creek) on the rocky beach near the boardwalk at Shoreline Park - Port Moody
Reported: January 14-21 (Camille Bock, m.obs)

Location: 1, first-winter in the field opposite the road to the control tower on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Jan 19 (Kevin Louth)

Glaucous Gull in Port Moody - Photo: John Reynolds

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Upper Prairie and Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 18 (Gord Gadsden)

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 1 at slough off Ferry Rd - Ladner
Reported: Jan 18 (Laura Jordinson)

Location: 6 at entrance to spit at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Jan 15-16 (AS, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Last seen at 33213 Rose Ave. Previously seen at 34533 Ferguson Ave - Mission
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 18 (Rick Sherry, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Sherry

Cinnamon Teals (4)
Location: Semiahmoo Park (off white rock promenande)
Reported: Jan 15-16 (Kenneath Trease m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Eagle Rd - Mission 
Reported: Jan 13 (Gord Gadsden)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult seen on Prairie Central Rd and Banford Rd. Also seen on the north side of Hwy 1 on Upper Prairie Road - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16-Jan 9 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills
Location: 11 in NE corner near viewing blind by the East Dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 10 (Neil MacLeod, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings 

Location: 6 flying south of Reifel entrance - Delta
Reported: Jan 13 (Joachim Bertrands)

Location: 2 on rose hips at Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek (near Porteau Cove)
Reported: Jan 12 (Michael Shepard)

Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: In field on Banford Rd and Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 12-13 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Redhead
Location: 1 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 12 (Peter Lawrance)

Pine Grosbeaks 

Location: 1 at Cheakamus Centre - Brackendale
Reported: Jan 11 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 8 on N Hythe Ave between Dundas St and Empire on the west side of the street in the cherry blossoms very close to the intersection of Dundas St and N Hythe Ave - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 6 (Jess Findlay, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings (7)

Location: In holly trees at 1062-256th Ave. Please view from road and do not trespass - Langley
Reported: Jan 8-10 (Roberts Puls, m.obs)
Swamp Sparrow (2)
Location: Blue Tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 4-9 (Joachim Bertrands, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Between 1st and 2nd Bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 23/17-Jan 7/18 (Richard Hensley et al., m.obs)

Glaucous Gull  (1st winter)
Location: In field off Hwy 17 viewed from 36 Ave - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Kevin Louth)

Barn Swallows (3)
Location: 400m west of 88th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Jan 6 (Kevin Louth)

Ancient Murrelets

Location: 1 at  Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Jan 6 (Ilya Povalyaev et al.)

Location: 7 viewed from Tower Beach at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 3-5 (Keith Riding)

Location: 6 at SW side of Bowen Island off Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: Jan 1 (Yousif Attia)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: 1 bird in bushes near CWS building at Alaksen NWA. See Map HERE - Delta
Reported: Jan 2-5 (Jock McCracken, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 2 in berry hedge at corner of 33 A Avenue and 34 Street - Delta
Reported: Jan 1-4 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 near pond at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 2 (Bernie Arai et al.)

One of 2 Bohemian Waxwings in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 at 104th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Jan 3-4 (Douglas Bamford)

Snow Buntings (16-20)
Location:  Last seen on CampbellRd near Dixon Rd. Also seen on the turf farm on Campbell Rd between Cole Rd and Interprovincial Hwy - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30/17-Jan 4/18 (Damion Ruthven and Anthony Bucci, m.obs)

Snow Buntings in Abbotsford - Photo: Anthony Bucci

Pine Grosbeak (7)
Location: In cherry trees near Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 3/17-Jan 1/18 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

White-winged Crossbills 
Location: 12 birds, last seen across from Deer Lake Park entrance at Royal Oak drinking in ditch. Previously seen 200 m along trail to Royal Oak from NW corner of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 31/17-Jan 1/18 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Cinnamon Teal (2)
Location: In ditch at the north end of 216th St at the Vernon Trail entrance - Maple Ridge
Reported: Dec 30/17-Jan 2/18 (Bryan Vroom)