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 (with date, time and location)  and/or for any identification questions, please email Melissa Hafting at bcbirdergirl@gmail.com

American White Pelicans 

Location: 47 on the mudflats off the end of 34th St at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: June 2-16 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 22 flying N over Riverside Golf Course on King George Hwy - Surrey
Reported: June 14 (Martin Gebauer)

Location: 22 flying NE over Dundarave - West Van
Reported: June 14 (Susi Grathwol)

Location: 20 on the mudflats off the end of River Rd at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: June 3 (Sean Bromilow)

Location: 30 seen in the water off the Iona causeway and then flying east over Iona - Richmond 
Reported: May 31 (Robert Holland and Tyler Black)

Location: 34 Flying north over English Bay Beach - Vancouver 
Reported: May 30 (Ethan Moon)

Location: 37 Flying north over Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows 
Reported: May 29 (Freda du Plessis)

YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (3, do not use playback as this species is endangered and likely nesting)

Location: 1 HERE at Sturgeon Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 17-June 16 (Richard Wakelam, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on Limbert Rd - Agassiz
Reported: June 8 (Les Peterson)

Location: 1 HERE on the west dyke at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: May 20-June 4 (Randy Walker and Gord Gadsden)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Liron Gerstman 

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)

Location: HERE west of bridge at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 15 (Stephan Dryagin)

Ash-throated Flycatcher in Coquitlam - Photo: Stephan Dryagin

Wilson’s Phalarope (4)

Location: HERE on the dyke in ponds between 64-72nd Sts, west of the electrical station at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 14-15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 2 HERE on #3 Rd near Richmond Music School - Richmond
Reported: May 6-June 14 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Location: Up to 4 at Private Home on Maple Crescent near Maple Crescent Park baseball diamond. Also seen at 44 Ave and Arthur Dr - Ladner
Reported: Sept 23/22-June 14/24 (Grant Edwards, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 6500 block of Beechwood St Vancouver
Reported: May 27 (John Reistma)

Location: 2 at N MacDonald Ave and Oxford St - Burnaby
Reported: Nov 8/22-May 23/24 (Margaret Hansen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 214th St and Dewdney Trunk Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 28-30 (Jesse Jackson)

Location: 1 at 3461 W 12th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 14/23- April 16/24 (Jeff Brooks)

Location: Up to 3 at 7855 Shackleton Drive. Also seen on Eperson Rd and Willowfield Dr - Richmond
Reported: Dec 6/22-April 15/24 (Catherine Chow, m.obs)

Location: 1 near the intersection of Culzean Place and Balbirnie Ave - Port Moody
Reported: April 10 (Victoria Otton)

Location: 1 near Inverness St and E 37th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: March 13 (Sam MacTavish)

Location: 2 in oak tree on Westminster Hwy near Cooney Rd - Richmond
Reported: Oct 5/22-March 12/24 (Lauren Bruneski, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 9515 Hazel St - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 10-Feb 4 (Jason Alexander, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 7439 James St - Mission
Reported: Jan 24-27 (Brent Schmor, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay in Mission - Photo: Krissi Martin

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: on the dyke between 104-112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 13 (Susanna Solecki)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)

Location: HERE at Avalon Entrance at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: June 12 (Heikal Badrulhisham, m.obs)

Wandering Tattler (1)

Location: on the rocks at the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 10-12 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Wandering Tattler in Delta - Photo: Ben Lambert

VEERY (1)

Location: HERE at McClughan Park - Langley
Reported: June 11 (Dan Tyson)

NORTHERN PARULA (1 male)

Location: Last seen HERE by Dunsmuir and Gilley Sts. First seen HERE near the dog park at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: June 7 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

    Northern Parula in Surrey - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches

Location: 17 by the bottom of the Mystery Peak chair near the upper parking lot at Mt Seymour - North Van
Reported: May 15-June 7 (Bryan King, m.obs)

Location: 6 HERE by the boat launch at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 18 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Gray-crowned Rosy-finch in North Vancouver - Photo: Bryan King

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 HERE at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 26-June 7 (
Ian Burgess, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the entrance walk near parking lot at Sturgeon Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 6 (Grant Edwards)

Location: 3 between duck pond and junction at Colony Farm and also seen at the community gardens - Coquitlam
Reported: May 21-June 4 (Glenn Petersen, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE between 96 and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 3 (Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 flying NE from the spit at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: June 3 (Joachim Bertrands et al.)

Location: 1 HERE on North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 27-28 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: May 27 (Debbi Hlady)

Location: 1-3 at the foot of 216th St dyke near Silver Valley Farms - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 19-20 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 1 flying west over Sturgeon Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 19 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 2 HERE at Muensch Bar at Derby Reach Park - Langley
Reported: May 15-17 (Ted Goshulak, m.obs)

Location: 1 flyover at East Beach at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: May 16 (Rob Lyske)

Least Flycatcher (2)

Location: 1 HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: June 5 (Mark Stevens)

Location: 1 HERE at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 2 (Ilya Povalyaev)

BAR-TAILED GODWITS (Up to 8 seen at once new BC/Canada record)

Location: (8 adults in breeding) - Last seen on mudflats HERE and in field HERE at Brunswick Point - Delta. Also seen HERE off Mud Bay from end of Blackie Spit - Surrey. Also 1 flew by foot of 88th St headed towards 72nd St at Boundary Bay.
Reported: May 20-June 5 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, Yousif Attia, Alex Leeder, m.obs)

Location: 2 in front of washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 23 (Mike Toochin)

Bar-tailed Godwit in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at the boat launch at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 2-4 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Clay-colored Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD (2 males)

Location: 1 at a Private Home on Old Yale Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: June 3 (Jean Bergen)

Location: 1 at a Private Home - Abbotsford
Reported: May 31 (Katherine Boylen)

Black-chinned Hummingbird in Abbotsford - Photo: Katherine Boylen

Vesper Sparrow (3)

Location: 1 at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: June 2 (Chris McDonald)

Location: 1 HERE at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 1-2 (Enrico Konig, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 27 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Vesper Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Enrico Konig

Black-billed Magpie (1) 

Location: HERE - Hope 
Reported: May 31 (Krissi Martin)

GRAY FLYCATCHER (1, second record for Metro Vancouver)

Location: HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam Meadows
Reported: May 30 (Mike Farnworth)

Gray Flycatcher in Coquitlam - Photo: Mike Farnworth 

HEERMANN’S GULL (1, first spring record for Metro Van)

Location: Last seen on English Bay in front of Cactus Club restaurant in Vancouver on May 29. First seen on the lawn across from the Boathouse Restaurant near the museum and pier in White Rock, and also seen on the breakwater and the beach at the base of the White Rock Pier from May 15-22.
Reported: May 15-30 (Andrew Foxall, Ethan Moon, m.obs)

Heermann’s Gull in White Rock - Photo: Andrew Foxall

SAGE THRASHER (1)

Location: HERE at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 25-30 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Sage Thrasher in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Moose Stoffregen 

Red-necked Phalarope (1)

Location: Close to shore on west side of Passage Island - Howe Sound 
Reported: May 30 (Ken Wright)

Redheads

Location: 2 at Willband Creek Park centre pond - Abbotsford 
Reported: May 14-31 (Lucas Meestra, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Hope River Bridge - Hope
Reported: May 22 (Bentley Colwill)

American Avocets (2)

Location: briefly seen HERE off Mud Bay from end of Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: May 23-28 (Roger Foxall and Philip Wright, m.obs)

LARK SPARROW (1)

Location: HERE at base of North Jetty at Iona flew towards river and not relocated - Richmond
Reported: May 27 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig)

Lark Sparrow in Richmond - Photo: Alex Leeder

Say’s Phoebe (1)

Location: on the beach logs at the base of the south jetty and HERE by the washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 27 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig, m.obs)

Say’s Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: Alex Leeder

Pacific Golden-Plover (5 adults in breeding)

Location: HERE in field behind horse stable viewed by scope from 88th St - Delta
Reported: May 22-27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)

Location: HERE at Mtn View Cemetery - Hope 
Reported: May 25-26 (Jason Stovin)

Red-necked Phalarope (1)

Location: 1 off 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 26 (Lise Owens)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1)

Location: flying SE over HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 25 (Peter Thompson)

Swainson’s Hawk in Coquitlam - Photo: Peter Thompson 

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 1 at the north corner of the woodlot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 24 (Mike Toochin)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 22 (Evan Larson, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 18 (Peter Woods)

Location: 1 HERE at Paulik Park - Richmond
Reported: May 12 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 HERE at Blakeburn Lagoons - Port Coquitlam 
Reported: May 7 (Liz Stockwell)

Location: 2 HERE at Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby 
Reported: May 7 (George Clulow)

Location: 1 HERE and HERE at Oak Meadows Park - Vancouver 
Reported: May 5-6 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Stanley Park - Vancouver 
Reported: May 5 (Tony Yuanxiang)

Location: 1 HERE  at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 4 (Evan Larson)

Location: 1 HERE on the east side of Little River Loop north of the “Listening Bridge” at Campbell Valley Park - Langley
Reported: April 30 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 At the western portion of the equestrian area at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: April 29 (Chris McDonald)

Dusky Flycatcher in Vancouver - Photo: Alex Leeder

American Avocets (2)

Location: briefly seen HERE off Mud Bay from end of Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: May 23 (Roger Foxall and Philip Wright)

Swamp Sparrow

Location: 1 at Avalon entrance at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: May 23 (Sharon MacGougan)

Franklin’s Gulls (2 adults in breeding)

Location: viewed by scope from the end of the pier at Blackie Spit as they sat on the sandbar HERE - Surrey
Reported: May 22 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpiper (3)

Location: 1 at SW inner pond at Iona (viewed from the pipe by scope) - Richmond 
Reported: May 22 (Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 HERE at Park St Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van 
Reported: May 22 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 at Vanier Park pond - Vancouver 
Reported: May 18-19 (Stella Atkins)

Rock Wren (1)

Location: Private Home at the Ryder Lake Area - Chilliwack
Reported: May 22 (Jason Osterhold)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1)

Location: flying north over YVR and Ferguson Rd (where the road bends on the Iona causeway) - Richmond
Reported: May 19 (Yousif Attia)

Swainson’s Hawk in Richmond - Photo: Yousif Attia

BREWER’S SPARROW (1)

Location: HERE in field at UBC Farm - Vancouver  (note it is open from 9am Tues-Sat and closed at 4pm and closed on Sundays and Mondays)
Reported: May 18 (Paul Jacques)

Brewer’s Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Paul Jacques

American White Pelicans

Location: 17 HERE on water briefly before flying west - White Rock
Reported: May 18 (Peter Thompson, James Chen et al., m.obs)

Location: 20 on the mudflats between the first and second benches at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: May 16-18 (Liz Stewart, m.obs)

Location: 20 at the base of the ferry jetty on the water on the south side and last seen HERE  - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 12 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 26 flying north over Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 12 (Kathleen Fry)

Location: 6 flying SW over 1961 King Edward Ave - Vancouver 
Reported: May 11 (Katherine Reichert)

Location: 6 briefly off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey 
Reported: May 11 (Warwick Board, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the centre main pond at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford 
Reported: May 11 (fide Bentley Colwill)

American White Pelicans in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting 

Gray Flycatcher (2)

Location: 1 at the west end of the Hope Airport - Hope 
Reported: May 17 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 HERE at Ross Lake Campground - Hope 
Reported: May 12 (John Gordon)

Trumpeter Swans

Location: 2 viewed from Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby 
Reported: May 14 (Joe Denham)

Location: 1 HERE off Jesperson Rd -Chilliwack 
Reported: May 13 (Bentley Colwill)

Solitary Sandpiper (4)

Location: 2 HERE at Jericho Pond - Vancouver 
Reported: May 10-13 (Paul Jacques, m.obs)

Location: 1 briefly at the south end of Trout Lake - Vancouver 
Reported: May 9-13 (Kathleen Oliver)

Location: 1 HERE at pond by Lower Seymour Conservation Water Filtration Plant North Van
Reported: May 7 (Bryan King)

Solitary Sandpiper in Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Swainson’s Hawk (1) 

Location: seen at 184 St and 80 Ave flying towards Harvie Rd - Surrey 
Reported: May 11 (Dan Tyson)

Great Egret (1)

Location: first seen very briefly off the dog beach at Blackie Spit Park before flying west. Last seen by scope off Crescent Beach in the middle of Boundary Bay off the foot of Sullivan St. looking towards Point Roberts  -Surrey 
Reported: May 11 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Wilson’s Phalarope (2)

Location: 1 at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby 
Reported: May 11 (Tyler Scott, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE in west field at Reifel - Delta 
Reported: May 11 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Wilson’s Phalarope in Delta - Photo: Ben Lambert

WHITE-THROATED SWIFT (1)

Location: Hit a balcony window of a private home at Evergreen Place. The bird was alive when taken to WRA but died shortly after in their care Burnaby 
Reported: May 8 (fide Wildlife Rescue Association)

White-throated Swift in Burnaby - Photo: Wildlife Rescue Association

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: On wire HERE Agassiz
Reported: May 8 (Krissi Martin)

Western Kingbird in Agassiz - Photo: Krissi Martin

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)

Location: 1 on airport fence along Ferguson Rd near Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: May 6-7 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Horned Lark (2)

Location: 1 at the end of the south jetty tip at Iona - Richmond 
Reported: May 6-7 (Stefan Shipmaker)

Location: 1 at the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey 
Reported: May 4 (Randy Varga)

Horned Lark in Surrey - Photo: Randy Varga

Lewis’s Woodpecker (3)

Location: 1 briefly HEREHERE and HERE at Vanier Park. Last seen flying towards Sunset Beach -Vancouver
Reported: May 6 (Evan Larson)

Location: 1 seen on a conifer HERE at Vandusen Gardens (paid entry required) - Vancouver 
Reported: May 4 (Ly Hoang and Jeremy Gordon, m.obs)

Location: 1 seen HERE on power pole on Hot Springs Rd -Agassiz
Reported: May 4 (Bentley Colwill)

Lewis’s Woodpecker in Vancouver - Photo: Evan Larson

Vesper Sparrow (1)

Location: briefly HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam 
Reported: May 6 (John Reynolds)

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (1)

Location: Flying east over the intersection of Sherlaw Rd and Extrom Rd HERE - Chilliwack 
Reported: May 4 (Paul Foth)

Ferruginous Hawk in Chilliwack - Photo: Paul Foth

Vesper Sparrow (1)

Location: On the gravel path leading to the boardwalk and on the boardwalk at Piper Spit  at Burnaby Lake Park - Burnaby 
Reported: May 4 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow in Burnaby - Photo: Rick Zapf

Long-billed Curlew (3)

Location: Last seen at Mud Bay Park HERESurrey. Also seen in a field 1km east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 30-May 4 (Alain Parada Isada, m.obs)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1 male)

Location: HERE in the shrubs/trees near the parking lot at Blackie Spit - Surrey 
Reported: May 3 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Black-and-white Warbler in Surrey - Photo: Melissa Hafting

SAGE THRASHER (1)

Location: HERE at the base of n jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 2 (Peter Thompson)

Brewer’s Sparrow (2)

Location: 1 HERE briefly at Jericho Park (not relocated) - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Evan Larson)

Location: 1 on the n side of Harrison Lagoon with WCSP - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: May 2 (Gord Gadsden)

Brewer’s Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Evan Larson

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: On snag HERE at eastern end of ponds at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Paul Kendal)

Western Kingbird in Vancouver - Photo: Paul Kendal

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches

Location: 2 on the rocks HERE on the jetty near the First Nations Welcome Totem Pole and also seen on the jetty HERE at the off leash dog park at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: May 1 (Nick Jacobs, m.obs)

Location: 2 on lawn HERE and also seen at 4059 Curle Ave (please be respectful of private residences) - Burnaby
Reported: May 1 (Nicole Malette, m.obs)

Location: 4 briefly at the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 1 (Enrico Konig)

Location: 8 HERE on Harvest Drive - Abbotsford 
Reported: April 26 (Sean Daniels)

Location: 8 HERE on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 24 (Cindy and Doug Martin)

Location: 1 HERE on sidewalk/lawn behind Tim Hortons on Burns Rd near 96th St - Delta
Reported: April 21 (Mark McAnally, m.obs)

Location: 6 in tree on the beach at English Bay in front of Cactus Club - Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Robert Deegan)

Location: 1 HERE on Nicomen Mountain - Deroche
Reported: April 21 (Nicole Tennant)

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch in West Van - Photo: Sue Flecker

Willet (1)

Location: Last seen at the off leash dog beach at Blackie Spit park in Surrey. Also seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay and also seen between 104-112th St and the foot of 112th St.Also seen off 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 4/23-May 1/24 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Willet in Surrey - Photo: Glenn Petersen

Solitary Sandpiper (5)

Location: 2 HERE at Dale Ball Passive Park - Langley
Reported: April 24-May 1 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Reported: 1 HERE at Jerry Sulina Park  - Maple Ridge
Reported: April 28 (Rich Wakelam)

Location: 2 briefly at the small pond/marsh by the community garden/parking at Garden City Lands  - Richmond
Reported: April 26 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Solitary Sandpiper in Langley - Photo: Richard Wakelam

SAGE THRASHER (1)

Location: On beach logs in front of Hollyburn Sailing Club and under boats HERE at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: April 23-30 (Bobby Chan, m.obs)

Sage Thrasher in West Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

American White Pelican (3)

Location: HERE in Fraser River - Hope
Reported: April 30 (Connie Davis)

American Tree Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 29-30 (Bentley Colwill, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow in Harrison Hot Springs - Photo: Bentley Colwill

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: HERE on fence at baseball field west of duck pond at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: April 28-30 (Kha Nguyen, m.obs)

Western Kingbird in West Van - Photo: Kha Nguyen

Calliope Hummingbird (1)

Location: HERE on Alken Rd near Ryder Lake - Chilliwack
Reported: April 30 (Paul Foth)

Yellow-billed Loon (2 juv)

Location: 1 last seen off dog off leash beach at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 20/23-April 29/24 (Nita Wu, m.obs)

Location: 1 off carpark and seen here at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Jan 25-April 23 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon in Surrey - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Northern Waterthrush (1)

Location: HERE on the Southshore Trail at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 29 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1)

Location: Flying east over Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 29 (Sue Flecker)

Swainson’s Hawk in North Van - Photo: Sue Flecker

Vesper Sparrows

Location: 2 HERE with a Mountain Bluebird in a flock of White-crowneds at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: April 29 (John Gordon)

Location: 1 at Hope Track - Hope
Reported: April 29 (Kenneth Davis)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 flying N over Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 26 (Adam Ross and Kris Cu)

Location: 2 in grass field at east end of Sumas Central Rd - Delta
Reported: April 25 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 at the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 22 (Frank Lin)

Location: 1 briefly at the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey 
Reported: April 22 (Joe Denham)

Location: 1 Flying over SE inner Iona pond towards YVR - Richmond
Reported: April 21 (Jesse Kemp)

Redhead (1 male)

Location: Cloverdale Youth Park pond - Cloverdale
Reported: April 25 (Dan Tyson)

Common Teal (2)

Location: 1 at Bonson Pond - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 18-25 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Riverside Golf Course - Surrey
Reported: April 20-21 (Ilya Povalyaev)

RBA: ORIENTAL TURTLE-DOVE (1)

Location: Last seen HERE at the feeder on Agar St at the corner of McBride Ave. Pls be respectful of private property and do not block driveways or point cameras at windows. First seen at the edge of the slough at Blackie Spit - Surrey 
Reported: April 17-24 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Oriental Turtle-Dove in Surrey - Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Cinnamon Teal x Blue-winged Teal (1)

Location: In SW inner pond at Iona (viewed from pipe) - Richmond
Reported: April 20-23 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Blue-winged Teal x Cinnamon Teal Hybrid in Richmond - Photo: Ben Lambert

American Tree Sparrow (1)

Location: On Maple Falls Rd, west of Kosikar Rd in Columbia Valley - Chilliwack
Reported: April 23 (Gord Gadsden)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: Jesperson Dyke - Chilliwack
Reported: April 21 (Chris McDonald)

Western Bluebird (1 male)

Location: On the fence at the north end of the Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: April 19 (Gord Gadsden)

House Wren (1, early)

Location: Private Home - Langley
Reported: April 19 (Bob Puls)

Swainson’s Thrush (1)

Location: HERE at Riverview Hospital grounds - Coquitlam
Reported: April 18 (Hilary Maguire)

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: on rocks with BLTU on the south side of ferry jetty across from breakwater - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 30-April 17 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Wayne Diakow

Great Egret (1)

Location: In the pond by the bridge at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: April 17 (Sharon Mercer)

Northern Shoveler x Mallard Hybrid (1)

Location: HERE at Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: April 17 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Mallard X Northern Shoveler Hybrid - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Red-naped/Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1)

Location: HERE at Vandusen Gardens - Vancouver
Reported: April 17 (Edie Bijdemast)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 1 base of Iona N Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 15-17 (Carey Bergman, m.obs)

Location: 3 last seen on fence on North Service Rd 80 m from Templeton Rd. Also seen on airport fence along Ferguson Rd HERE at the east end near Templeton. First seen near Shannon Rd and the Iona causeway - Richmond
Reported: March 22-April 16 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 7 on the beach HERE at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: April 12-15 (Denise Kitson, m.obs)

Location: 2 near duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 27-April 12 (Mike Farnworth, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (Neil Simpson)

Mountain Bluebird in Point Roberts - Photo: Denise Kitson

Lapland Longspur (1)

Location: Sitting on YVR fence at intersection of Shannon Rd and Ferguson Rd - Richmond
Reported: April 14-15 (Tak and Mayumi Shibata, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 male)

Location: Briefly HERE at Avalon entrance at Burnaby Lake (not relocated) - Burnaby
Reported: April 14 (Rick Zapf)

Red-naped Sapsucker in Burnaby - Photo: Rick Zapf

Long-billed Curlew (5)

Location: 1 HERE in airport field at YVR along Ferguson Rd. Last seen flying off to the NW - Richmond
Reported: April 12-14 (Kendra Bisbing, m.obs)

Location: 3 in field between 88th and 96th Sts viewed from the railroad access road - Delta
Reported: April 12 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 HERE at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 4-12 (Chris Dale et al.)

Long-billed Curlew in Richmond - Photo: Jock McCracken

American White Pelican (9)

Location: Flying north over 96th St and Burns Dr. - Delta
Reported: April 12 (Nita Wu)

Common Teals

Location: 1 at east beach at Maplewood Flats North Van
Reported: Feb 8-April 12 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: March 4 (Lise Owens)

Blue Jay (1)

Location: Private Home in Sumas Mtn Area - Abbotsford
Reported: April 11 (Krissi Martin)

Say’s Phoebe (5)

Location: 1 HERE with Mountain Bluebirds at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: March 30-April 9 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the south end of the sports fields behind the Burnaby tennis club - Delta
Reported: March 26 (James Thompson)

Location: 1 at the weather station at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: March 11-13 (Ken Davis, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE hawking from logs N of Blundell on West Dyke - Richmond
Reported: March 11-12 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE hawking from school roof and fence - Agassiz
Reported: March 9 (Aaron Gaffney)

Say's Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: Ben Lambert

Northern Goshawk (1 adult)

Location: Private Home in the 1000 block on 256th St - Langley
Reported: April 8 (Robert Puls)

Northern Goshawk in Langley - Photo: Bob Puls 

BLACK PHOEBE (1 adult)

Location: HERE at the NW corner of Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: April 3-5 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Langley - Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

American Tree Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 1-5 (Blake Noelte, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire (2)

Location: 1 at the High Knoll Lookout at Minnekhada - Coquitlam
Reported: March 31 (Sam Mactavish)

Location: 1 HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 19-30 (Sue Flecker, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire in North Vancouver - Photo: Sue Flecker

American Avocet (3)

Location: HERE and in field off 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Feb 3-March 30 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig, m.obs)

American Avocets in Delta - Photo: Alex Leeder

American White Pelican (6)

Location: flying north over 5600 Maple St - Vancouver
Reported: March 24 (Toby Ye)

Redheads

Location: 3 male and 3 females in Rees Lake (birders are permitted to view from homeowners lawn at 3078 -206th St - Langley
Reported: Jan 26-March 24 (Debbi Hlady and Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: March 9 (Len Jellicoe)

Location: 2 at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: March 9 (Bentley Colwill)

Location: 1 female in the lake off the playground at Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 6/23-March 5/24 (Henry deJong, Mackenzie Fenton, m.obs)

Location: 1 female at Yorkson Pond - Langley
Reported: Feb 8-18 (Ted Goshulak, m.obs)

Location: 1 female in Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 10 (Frank Lin, m.obs)

Location: 1 female and 2 males in field HERE off S Parallel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 2 (Dave Beeke and Jon Pap)

Lapland Longspur (1)

Location: HERE near railyard at Government Rd - Squamish
Reported: March 23 (James Macleod)

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 4 at the Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: March 17-19 (Thomas Powell, m.obs)

Location: 4 along Upper Prairie Rd near Chilliwack Center Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: March 16 (Melissa Fisher)

Location: At least 2 HERE at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 15-16 (Ben Lambert, Sabine Jessen, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebird in Tsawwassen - Photo: Ben Lambert

Rusty Blackbirds

Location: 1 female HERE between 72nd St and 80th St pumphouse on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 30/23-March 16/24 (Olaf Kringhaug, m.obs) 
*Note the dyke access will be closed from now until April 30th.*

Location: 1 in blackbird flock in the Costco parking lot at Sumas Way and McConnell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 20/23-March 9/24 (Ken Davis, m.obs)

Location: 1 in blackbird flock HERE at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 17 (Dave Olson)

Location: 1 at 40 Ave and 140 St - Surrey
Reported: Dec 20 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 HERE on Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16 (Jon Pap)

Rusty Blackbird in Abbotsford - Photo: Krissi Martin

RBA: REDWING

Location: HERE at Fraser River Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 14 (Mark Swanson)

Redwing in Vancouver - Photo: Mark Swanson

Bohemian Waxwing (1)

Location: HERE east of 80th St pumphouse on the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta

Reported: Feb 24-March 4 (Yousif Attia, m.obs) *Note the dyke access will be closed from now until April 30th.*

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 3 at the east end of electrical field between 64th and 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 26/23-Feb 24/24 (Lise Owens, m.obs)

Location: 5 at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 28/23-Jan 15/24 (Paul Jacques, Levi Cormier, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow in Delta - Photo: Ben Lambert

PYGMY NUTHATCH (1) * not open to public*

Location: 1 at Private Home - Chilliwack 
Reported: Feb 4-23 (Paulina Selles, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)

Location: 1 in blackbird flock in the Costco parking lot at Sumas Way and McConnell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 23 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbird in Abbotsford - Photo: Krissi Martin

Common Teals (1)

Location: 1 at Bonson Pond - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 23 (Larry Cowan and George Clulow)

Location: 1 HERE at Deas Island - Delta
Reported: Feb 18 (Ed Kingma)

Location: 1 off the foot of 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Feb 17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 HERE at Shady Island Richmond
Reported: Feb 16 (Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 at Blackie Spit off the spit (saveneye side) - Surrey
Reported: Feb 16 (Cos van Wermeskerken)

Location: 1 at Gladstone Park at E. Kent Ave and Portside Dr. -  Vancouver
Reported: Jan 18-Feb 11 (Mari Petznek, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Feb 6 (Stanley Martin)

Location: 1 at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 3 (Dave Olson and James Linde)

Location: 1 at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 16 (Frank Lin)

Pine Grosbeak (2 females)

Location: 1 HERE and HERE at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 13-Feb 19 (Yousif Attia and Aaron Gaffney, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 19 (Sabine Jessen, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeak in Surrey - Photo: Ben Lambert

Glaucous Gull (2 juv)

Location: 1 at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 19 (Ed Klassen and John Gordon, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen in field behind Tim Hortons at Burns Dr and 96th St. First seen in field across from Turf Farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 1 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Glaucous Gull in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

TUFTED DUCK x  SCAUP Hybrid (1) presumed to be a hybrid with a Lesser Scaup 

Location: Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 18 (Frank Lin)

Tufted Duck x Scaup Hybrid - Photo: Frank Lin

Lapland Longspur (1)

Location: 1 feeding on seaweed foot of 34th St and flew towards farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Feb 17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Townsend’s Solitaire (1)

Location: HERE near Simcoe Park - New West
Reported: Feb 8-13 (Viv West, m.obs)

Red Knot (1)

Location: On the mudflats between 72nd and 80th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Feb 10 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1)

Location: Private Home in Ryder Lake - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 16-Feb 6 (Jason Osterhold, m.obs)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker in Chilliwack - Photo: Dave Beeke

Turkey Vulture (1)

Location: Perched at 529 Eves Rd - Bowen Ilsand
Reported: Feb 5 (Wendy Seale-Bakes)

TUFTED DUCK x  SCAUP Hybrid (1) presumed to be a hybrid with a Greater Scaup due to round head shape and green sheen.

Location: HERE in flooded field on Nelles Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 1-2 (Krissi Martin, m.obs)

Tufted Duck X Scaup Hybrid in Abbotsford - Photo: Krissi Martin

Bohemian Waxwing (Up to 8)

Location: On Prest Rd near the Gibson Rd overpass - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16/23 - Feb 2/24 (Dave Beeke, m.obs)

PINYON JAY (1)

Location: HERE on Sinclair St and HERE on Inglewood Ave - West Vancouver
Report: Oct 27/23-Jan 29/24 (Michelle Baudais, Sigal Blay and Masahito Yamada, m.obs)

Pinyon Jay in West Vancouver - Photo: Danielle Cooper

Soras (late)

Location: 3 on the west dyke at the foot of Francis Rd - Richmond
Reported: Jan 15-25 (Laura Moth, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Dec 3/23-Jan 13/24 (Melissa Hafting, Miguel Loeza, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Jan 14 (Natalie Tan)

Sora in Delta - Photo: Sunny Park

Snow Bunting (1)

Location: HERE by the Richmond Oval would also feed on the gravel near the entrance to the dog park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24 (Melissa Hafting)

Glaucous Gull (1 juv)

Location: Flyby heading N by Britannia Shipyards - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24 (Yousif Attia)

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (1)

Location: HERE at the River's Edge Woodlot - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 16/23-Jan 20/24 (Ed Klassen, Ian Flatt, Larry Hooge and Joel Schmidt, m.obs)

White-breasted Nuthatch in Chilliwack - Photo: Joel Schmidt

Glaucous Gull (1 immature)

Location: In front of the rowing club in the harbour at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 9-20 (Warwick Board, m.obs)
Glaucous Gull in Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

CASSIN'S FINCH (1 female)

Location: HERE near the viewing tower at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 29/23-Jan 16/24 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig, m.obs)

Cassin's Finch in Tsawwassen - Photo: Sabine Decamp

Red Knot (1)

Location: Compensation lagoon near taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Jan 16 (Warwick Board)

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch (37)

Location: Annis Rd and Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 15 (Gord Gadsden)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 1 HERE with 300 Robins at West Beach - White Rock
Reported: Jan 13-14 (Yousif Attia and Aaron Gaffney, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on Westminster Hwy and HERE by duck pond at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Nov 29/23-Jan 12/24 (Wayne Diakow and Paul Clarke, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at UBC Botanical Garden in Alpine Garden by pond - Vancouver (Admission is 5$)
Reported: Dec 13/23-Jan 3/24 (Debbie Hlady, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwing at UBC - Photo: Ian Burgess

Great Egret (2)

Location: 1 last seen HERE in slough near Glover Rd and Rawlison Crescent and seen HERE in tree along Rawlison Crescent. First seen flying over Anderson and 80th - Fort Langley
Reported: Nov 30/23 to Jan 14/24 (Kent Jordan and Maureen Kemp, m.obs) 

Location: 1 HERE at Mud Bay Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 23 (Hector Segura)

Great Egret in Langley - Photo: Dan Tyson

Harris’s Sparrow (1)

Location: On Lickman Rd just north of train tracks - Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 17/23-Jan 13/24 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Horned Lark (5)

Location: On fields on Banford Rd near Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 13 (Ed Klassen)

Common Yellowthroat (1, rare in winter)

Location: ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 7 (Justin Fujimoto, S Fujimoto, and Darryl Fujimoto)

Golden Eagle (1)

Location: Near Campbell Rd and Interprovincial Hwy - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 1-7 (John Gordan, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: HERE on the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 6 (Alex Leeder and Destiny Greig)

Rock Sandpiper in Tsawwassen - Photo: Alex Leeder

Wilson’s Warbler (2, late)

Location: 1 HERE at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 5/23-Jan 6/24 (Bridget Spencer)

Location: HERE at Fraser Foreshore Park -Burnaby
Reported: Dec 5-26 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Wilson’s Warbler in Burnaby - Photo: Tina Stehr

Swamp Sparrow (2)

Location: 1 HERE at Willband Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 9/23-Jan 3/24 (Dave Olson, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at UBC Botanical Garden in marsh cattails at pond - Vancouver (Admission is 5$)
Reported: Dec 13-23 (Debbie Hlady, m.obs)

Bullock's Oriole (1, rare in winter)

Location: 1 at private home on the Sumas Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 29-30 (Jean Bergen)

Bullock's Oriole in Abbotsford - Photo: Jean Bergen

Glaucous Gull (2)

Location: 1 at 72nd St turf farm - Delta
Reported: Dec 31 (John Gordan)

Location: 1 on field behind Tim Horton's on Burns Dr - Delta
Reported: Dec 24-25 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

American Avocet (5)

Location: West Field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 11-Dec 30 (Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

American Avocets in Delta - Photo: Jim Martin

*Possible* Yellow-bellied Sapsucker (1 juvenile)

Location: Garibaldi Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 29 (Rob Lyske)

Lapland Longspur (1)

Location: In field at 34 St and 33A Ave - Delta
Reported: Dec 29 (Tak Shibata)

Lapland Longspur in Delta - Photo: Tak Shibata

*Possible* Brown Booby (1 adult)

Location: On buoy 750m offshore from Peace Arch Provincial Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 28 (Brendan Toews, Angela Bond, and Chloe Boynton)

Green Heron (1)

Location: 1 at Maple Creek Trail 50m upstream from the pump station - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 28 (Colin Clasen and Jeff Rudd)

Townsend’s Solitaire (1)

Location: At 5572 Rupert St  - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 24 (Ryan Lewis)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 1 by duck pond at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 24 (Mike Farnworth)

Location: 1 last seen HERE and first seen HERE along entrance driveway at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Dec 7-17 (Kiera Fritsch, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeak (1)

Location: HERE across from pilings at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 15-20 (Moose Stoffregen, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeak in Surrey - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Yellow-billed Loons

Location: 1 off the welcome statue at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Dec 18 (Frank Lin)

Location: 1 off Lily Point - Point Roberts
Reported: Dec 17 (Melissa Hafting et al.)

Location: 1 off English Bay - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 17 (Mike Boyd)

Yellow-billed Loon in Point Roberts - Photo: Markus Duhme

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1)

Location: 1 HERE - Harrison Mills
Reported: Dec 14 (Crystal Lan)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Harrison Mills - Photo: Crystal Lan

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1)

Location: 1 at Marker 200 on Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Dec 5-8 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Richmond - Photo: Bridget Spencer 

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1 juv)

Location: Last seen in the parking lot by the washrooms. Also seen  HERE and also HERE near the warming hut by the entrance. Also seen  HERE on east dyke. Also seen HERE on the inner grassy trail near the east dyke. Also seen at the end of the east dyke HERE. Also seen in slough off the n end of the centre dyke. Also viewed from inner grassy trail and seen HERE in slough between the porta potty and viewing platform on the north dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-Dec 7 (Alison Evely, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Delta - Photo: Jim Martin

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: Last seen on the jetty HERE. First seen at Lighthouse Marine Park on the pilings with Black Turnstones near parking lot and also seen off light beacon - Point Roberts
Reported: Dec 1-6 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Point Roberts - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Short-billed Dowitcher (1, late)

Location: Elgin Heritage Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 5 (Mike Tabak)

PYGMY NUTHATCHES * not open to public*

Location: 3 at Private Home - Surrey 
Reported: Oct 29-Dec 4 (Tom Godin)

Location: 1 at Private Home - North Van
Reported: Nov 28 (Erik Johnson)

Location: 1 at Private Home - Surrey
Reported: Nov 10-28 (Mike Yao)

1 of 3 Pygmy Nuthatch in Surrey - Photo: Tom Godin

Pine Grosbeaks (3)

Location: 2 HERE along Westminster Hwy, also seen in crabapples on West Dyke between Westminster Hwy and Golf Course and near the community garden and pond at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Nov 18-Dec 3 (Lise Owens, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the Upper Telemark Trail at Nordic Cross Country Ski Area 100 m below the powerlines at Cypress Mtn  - West Van
Reported: Nov 18 (David Huggard)

Pine Grosbeak in Richmond - Photo: Jo-Anne MacDougall

Redheads

Location: 2 at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 21-Dec 3 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 2 at west lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoon - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 11-22 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Edwards Drive Pond - Point Roberts 
Reported: Nov 15-18 (Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 at north side of White Rock Pier in Greater Scaup flock - White Rock 
Reported: Nov 10-14 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 at the south side base of ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 12 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 On lake HERE on 6 Ave - Langley
Reported: Nov 4-8 (Jeremy Gatten)

Glaucous Gull (1)

Location: 1 in river at Island 22 - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 1 to Dec 3 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 juv)

Location: Off Ferguson Point - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 2 (Frank Lin)

Yellow-billed Loon in Vancouver - Photo: Frank Lin

Townsend’s Solitaire (1)

Location: Between 72nd St and 80th St pumphouse on the Boundary Bay Dyke  - Delta
Reported: Nov 30 (Olaf Kringhaug)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 juv)

Location: Near parking lot at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 30 (Roger Foxall)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)

Location: HERE viewed by boat offshore - Richmond
Reported: Nov 27 (Ian Burgess, Sabine Jessen et al.)

Yellow-billed Loon in Richmond - Photo: Ian Burgess

Rock Sandpiper (2)

Location: at the Sand Heads Jetty viewed by boat - Richmond
Reported: Nov 27 (Ian Burgess, Sabine Jessen et al.)

Rock Sandpiper in Richmond  - Photo: Ian Burgess

Golden Eagle (1)

Location: Flying east  over Chehalis Flats near viewing platform at Sandpiper Golf Course - Harrison Mills
Reported: Nov 23-25 (Kathy Boylen, m.obs)

Golden Eagle in Harrison Mills - Photo: Kathy Boylen

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 3 between 64-72nd St near electrical fenced off area at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 13-24 (Alison Evely, m.obs)

Location: 3 between 1st and 2nd benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 28-Nov 20 (Alison Evely, m. obs)

Location: 1 on mid-marsh trail near the concrete bench at Serpetine Fen - Surrey
Reported: Nov 19 (Alison Evely)

Location: 1 by nature house at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 8 (Caroline K.)

Location: 2 HERE at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: Oct 30-Nov 1 (Jesper Ahlstrom, m.obs)

Location: 1 at intersection of Wilson Farm Dyke and Pumphouse Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 1 (Liz Stockwell)

Location: 1 on Iona causeway at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 31 (Kris Mirski)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 30 (Nick Park)

Location: 1 HERE  at Spanish Banks - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 30 (Sunny Zhang)

Location: 1 HERE at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29 (Kathleen Oliver, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Nick Park

Bohemian Waxwing (2)

Location: Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: Nov 20 (Kelly Orchard)

Mountain Bluebird (2)

Location: HERE at Terra Nova - Richmond
Reported: Nov 19 (Kathleen Oliver)

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 at marker 195-205 on the Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 19 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 5 at the ferry jetty taxi pullout - Delta
Reported: Oct 29-Nov 16 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 5 off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 13 (Moose Stoffregren, m.obs)

Location: 2 on rocks by the 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 30 (Sabine Jessen)

Location: 1 HERE near Katzie Marsh at Pitt Lake- Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 29 (Brent Schmor, m.obs)

Location: 1 by the info kiosk by the pond at Ambleside Park - West Van
Reported: Oct 28-29 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Jericho Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29 (Alison Faulkner)

Location: 6 at Harrison Hot Springs Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Oct 27 (Neal Doan)

Location: 1 between second and third beach at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 25 to 27 (K. Martin)

Snow Bunting in Surrey - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (1) *not open to the public*

Location: Private Home - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 19 (Jane Simmons)

SAGE THRASHER (1)

Location: HERE at Brunswick Point before flying away to the SE - Delta
Reported: Nov 17 (Francis Jones and Patricia Birch)

Sage Thrasher in Delta - Photo: Francis Jones

Northern Mockingbird (1)

Location: Last seen HERE between 72nd St-80th St pumphouse. First seen between 80th St and 96th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Sept 29/2022-Nov 17/2023 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Northern Mockingbird in Delta - Photo: Peter Candido

Blue Jay (1) *please be respectful of private property*

Location: Private Home at 30471 Dewdney Trunk Rd - Mission
Reported: Nov 16-17 (Janice Gillett)

Blue Jay in Mission - Photo: Janice Gillett

Bohemian Waxwing (1)

Location: Center Dyke HERE at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 15-16 (Kiera Fritsch)

Sora (1)

Location: North Dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 13-16 (Kiera Fritsch)

Swamp Sparrow (1)

Location: Duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 13-16 (Mike Farnworth, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)

Location: Kloochman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 14-15 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon in West Vancouver - Photo: Mark Swanston

Townsend's Solitaire (1)

Location: By ice rink parking lot at South Delta Rec Center - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 15 (Richard Swanston)

Palm Warbler (1)

Location: HERE in Savenye area on path that leads to Purple Martin boxes - Surrey
Reported: Nov 11-13 (Caileigh and Brady Kirkby, m.obs)

Palm Warbler in Surrey - Photo: Brady Kirkby

Rusty Blackbird (2)

Location: in blackbird flock HERE on Sumas Way - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 6-13 (Jeremy Gatten, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird in Abbotsford - Photo: Jeremy Gatten

Mountain Bluebird (1)

Location: At Mtn View Cemetery between 31st and 33rd Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13 (Bryan King)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)

Location: viewed by scope off Ferguson Point - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13 (Joe Denham

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 2 HERE east of info Kiosk off Cedar Rd at DeBoville Slough dyke - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 13 (John Saremba)

Location: 1 at Overstone Dr and Summit Place - West Van
Reported: Nov 13 (Ken Wright, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks in Coquitlam - Photo: John Saremba

Cliff/Cave Swallow (1)

Location: flying over the display ponds at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Nov 12 (Daniel Poon)

Caspian Tern (2, late)

Location: 1 flying over Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 12 (Lise Owens)

Location: 1 at compensation lagoon at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 11 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeak (1)

Location: On berry trees HERE on 34th St just before 34th Ave - Delta
Reported: Nov 11 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeak in Delta - Photo: Tak Shibata

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1, probable)

Location: seen briefly in trees at the Saveneye entrance area that leads down to the Purple Martins at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 9 (Alison Evely)

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)

Location: on telephone wires north of train tracks at 4491 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 5-9 (De Zaurrini, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Delta - Photo: De Zarrini

Mountain Bluebird (1 male)

Location: East Beach at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 9 (Luis Mogyoros)

Mountain Bluebird in North Van - Photo: Luis Mogyoros 

Short-billed Dowitcher (2, late)

Location: 1 briefly at end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 9 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 at Beach Grove lagoon with 150 LBDO - Delta
Reported: Nov 4-5 (Jeremy Gatten, m.obs)

YELLOW-BILLED LOON (4 juv *scope required*)

Location: 1 off the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Nov 6-9 (Kathy Manuel, m.obs)

Location: 1 seen seen HERE off English Bay Beach and off the Maritime Museum and off Second Beach at Stanley Park also - Vancouver 
Reported: Oct 30-Nov 6 (Frank Lin, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE off Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver 
Reported: Oct 30 (Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 HERE viewed by boat off Dundarave Beach Park - West Vancouver 
Reported: Oct 30 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Yellow-billed Loon in Surrey - Photo: Henry Dejong

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1)

Location: at marker 208 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 6 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Glaucous Gull (1)

Location: 1 on gravel bar on the Vedder River near the Lickman Rd entrance  - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 5 (Ed Klassen)

Pine Grosbeak (2)

Location: HERE near cross country ski parking lot at Cypress Mtn - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 31-Nov 4 (Mark Daly, m.obs)

Great Egret (1)

Location: Seen Here and Here at Nicomen Slough - Deroche
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 3 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Great Egret in Deroche - Photo: David Bell

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)

Location: 1 briefly perched at Vedder Rd and Kerr Ave at The Molson Brewery but last seen flying east and not relocated - Chilliwack
Reported: Nov 2 (Gord Gadsden)

POMARINE JAEGER (1)

Location: HERE viewed by boat off Acadia Beach Vancouver
Reported: Oct 30 (Yousif Attia)

Pomarine Jaeger in Vancouver - Photo: Yousif Attia

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (12)

Location: 9 feeding on sidewalk in front of 1840 Southmere Crescent East - Surrey
Reported: Oct 29-30 (John Luce, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Rannie Rd by gate at Catbird Slough parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 27-28 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE on foreshore at Reifel  - Delta
Reported: Oct 27 (Janice White and Josh & Lin Inman, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Moose Stoffregen 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 juv)

Location: on foreshore in front of 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 29-30 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Bar-tailed Godwit in Tsawwassen - Photo: Sharon Toochin

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)

Location: 1 HERE on the telephone wires along the dyke by the 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 25-30 (Debbie Upton, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Delta - Photo: Debbie Upton

Townsend’s Solitaire (1)

Location: near community garden on main path from parking lot at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 30 (Ed Kingma)

Common Redpolls *Irruption year not all locations listed*

Location: 30 Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 28-30 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 8 behind 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 27-30 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: 20 in large flock of American Goldfinches between Westminster Hwy and Blundell where the golf course meets the dyke - Richmond
Reported: Oct 27-28 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 briefly at marker 143 on the Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Oct 27 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 5 in alders along river at Browne Creek Wetlands - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 27 (Michelle Levinston, m.obs)

Common Redpoll in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 HERE on 172nd St - Surrey
Reported: Oct 27 (David Bell)

Location: 2 at E 11th Ave and Garden Dr - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 8-16 (Nicki Brockamp)

Location: 1 at Private Home - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 9-13 (Sabine Decamp)

Location: 1 HERE at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 31 (Melissa Hafting and Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Redheads 

Location: 1 at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 26 (Henry Dejong)

American Golden-Plover (1 juv)

Location: on foreshore in front of 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 29 (Jesper Ahlstrom, m.obs)

American Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Alex Leeder

Bohemian Waxwing (1)

Location: 200 m down from the parking lot on the Nature Dyke Trail at Pitt Lake - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 29 (Lise Owens)

Bohemian Waxwing in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Lise Owens

Rusty Blackbird (1)

Location: in blackbird flock at 40 Ave and 140 St - Surrey
Reported: Oct 29 (Mike Tabak)

Lapland Longspurs *not all locations posted*

Location: 2 off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 23-29 (Simon Shutter, m.obs)

Location: 3 on Centennial Beach north of viewing tower - Delta
Reported: Oct 28-29 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 29 (Ed Nygren)

Location: 2 Near taxi pullout at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Oct 14-28 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location: 2 at marker 223 on the Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Oct 27 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 2 by light beacon at lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 24-26 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 1 near the lower seymour water filtration plant - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 25 (Bryan King)

Location: 1 HERE at McDonald Beach Park - Richmond
Reported: Oct 25 (Wayne Diakow)

Lapland Longspur in Point Roberts - Photo: Chris  Mcvittie

Mountain Bluebird (3 males)

Location: 1 behind the 12th Ave pumphouse at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 27 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 on fence near the lower seymour water filtration plant - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 25 (Bryan King)

Mountain Bluebird in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Horned Lark (4)

Location: 3 Off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 5-26 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: 1 on lawn behind Anderson Elementary at Garden City Park - Richmond
Reported: Oct 5 (Sean Bromilow)

Horned Lark in Surrey - Photo: Steve Lambert

Snow Bunting (2)

Location: On lawn at Jericho Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 23 (Laura Moth)

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (2 males)

Location: 1 on pine tree HERE and HERE on Glenacres Dr. (Pls be respectful of private residences) - Richmond 
Reported: Oct 22 (Tom Plath, m.obs) **not present on Oct 23rd**

Location: 1 on tree HERE behind the playground at Spul’u’Kwuks elementary school (DO NOT VISIT DURING SCHOOL HOURS) - Richmond
Reported: Oct 21 (Chris van Walleghem)

White-breasted Nuthatch in Richmond - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (2)

Location: 1 along the dyke between 64th St and the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 22 (Robert Siemen)

Location: 1 HERE at Devonian Harbour Park near Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 21 (Warwick Board)

Tropical Kingbird in Vancouver - Photo: Warwick Board

ROCK SANDPIPER (1)

Location: Off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 21 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Surrey - Photo: Ben Lambert

Pacific/American Golden-Plover (1 juv)

Location: In dirt field before first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: (Cheryl Edgecomb and Rob Dobos)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)

Location: only briefly present at the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 19 (Mike Tabak)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Surrey - Photo: Mike Tabak

LARK BUNTING (1, see main page)

Location: Last seen HERE on West 2nd Ave also on a lane near West 3rd Ave HERE. First seen HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 13-19 (Nick Park, m.obs)

Lark Bunting in Vancouver - Photo: Nick Park

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1) *not open to public*

Location: Private Home - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 19 (Rob Lyske)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (2 juv and 1 adult)

Location: At high tide at compensation lagoon off the taxi pullout at Tsawwassen ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Sept 30-Oct 19 (Sabine Decamp and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Juv Bar-tailed Godwit in Delta - Photo: Sabine Decamp

Hudsonian Godwit (2 juv)

Location: Last seen of 96th St. Also seen at the mansion at 88th St. Also seen at the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey. First seen on mudflats between pilings and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Sept 18-Oct 14 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

Hudsonian Godwit in Surrey - Photo: Alison Evely

Chipping Sparrow (1, late)

Location: HERE near the celebration pavilion at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 15 (Jana Chlupova)

Chipping Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Jana Chlupova

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)

Location: On the lily pads off the boardwalk and on the boardwalk at Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 8-14 (Destiny Greig and Alex Leeder, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird in Burnaby - Photo: Alex Leeder

Harris’s Sparrow (1)

Location: Private Home - Mission
Reported: Oct 14 (Jennifer Houssian)

American Golden-Plover (juvs)

Location: 8 between 104th St and 96th St (also seen at 112th St) at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 22-Oct 14 (Sabine Decamp, m.obs)

Location: 1 at taxi pullout compensation lagoon at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Oct 1-14 (Melissa Hafting,m.obs)

Location: 1 at turf farm at 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Oct 1 (Hector Castillo)

Location: 5 between 104th St and 96th St (also seen at 112th St) at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 22-Oct 1 (Sabine Decamp, m.obs)

Location: 2 off the spit and also seen by the pilings at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 28-Oct 1 (Alison Evely, m.obs)

American Golden-Plover in Surrey - Photo: Alison Evely

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (1)

Location: On the lower trail (550 m from trailhead) to Flatiron Mtn  - Hope
Reported: Oct 14 (Jon Pap, m.obs)

White-breasted Nuthatch in Hope - Photo: Dave Beeke

Prairie Falcon (1)

Location: Flying over the summit of Flatiron Mtn  - Hope
Reported: Oct 14 (Jon Pap, m.obs)

Prairie Falcon in Hope - Photo: Dave Beeke

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1, reported)

Location: viewed from 3rd platform on the tree walk on a Douglas Fir and seen flying over parking lot at UBC Botanical Garden - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 13-14 (Debbi Hlady)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)

Location: On dyke at 2830 River Rd at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Oct 12 (Kevin Louth)

RUFF (1)

Location: With pectorals at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 7-11 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Ruff in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 

White Heron/Egret (1)

Location: In corn field at 28 Ave and 52nd St HERE near the backroads veggie stand - Delta
Reported: Oct 10 (Eric Johnson)

Ancient Murrelet (1)

Location: Off the light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 9 (Jim Dawson)

Brown Pelican (1)

Location: Off the light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 9 (Jim Dawson)

Palm Warbler (1)

Location: Private Home (not open to public) - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 9 (Ken Wright)

Palm Warbler in West Van - Photo: Ken Wright

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)

Location: HERE at Piper Spit before flying west - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 8 (Marc Sole, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird in Burnaby - Photo: John Gordon

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1 juv)

Location: Last seen between 96-104th St. Also seen at Hornby Dr and 112th St in slough. First seen at the pumphouse near the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 8-Oct 8 (Isamu Marusaki, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Delta - Photo: Isamu Marusaki

Vesper Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at Cecil Green Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 8 (Toby Ye)

California Scrub-Jay x Steller's Jay (2)

Location: 2 at 11726 Chateau Wynd - Delta
Reported: Sept 13- Oct 7 (Steve Sache, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (1)

Location: HERE on Jesperon Dyke on a wire near the boat ramp parking lot off Carey Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 4-5 (Jonathan Pap, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Chilliwack - Photo: Krissi Martin

Brown Pelican (1)

Location: Off the north side of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 3-4 (Nikhil Patwardhan, m.obs)

Brown Pelican in Surrey - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Lapland Longspur (1)

Location: Off the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 4 (Moose Stoffregen)

Lapland Longspur in Surrey - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

Western Wood-Pewee (2, late)

Location: 1 HERE near Season’s at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 1-2 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Cecil Green Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 1 (Paul Jacques)

Red Fox Sparrow (1)

Location: last seen at the west end of the rose garden first seen HERE in sparrow flock near the bloedel conservatory at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 1-2 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1 juv)

Location: HERE in mixed warbler flock in tree near the bloedel conservatory at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 1 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Tennessee Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (1)

Location: On the lower trail (750 m from trailhead) to Flatiron Mtn  - Hope
Reported: Oct 1 (Chris McDonald)

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (1 juv)

Location: flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: 
Oct 1 (Roger Foxall and John Luce, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawk in West Van - Photo: Rob Lyske

Lapland Longspur (2)

Location: HERE at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Oct 1 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur in Richmond - Photo: Wayne Diakow

Horned Larks

Location:1 in inner ponds viewed from the top of the pipe through the fence at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 1 (Kat McGrath)

Location:1 HERE at Prairie St Park - Burnaby
Reported: Sept 29 (Lise Owens)

Location: 1 HERE at centennial beach - Delta
Reported: Sept 29 (Jesper Ahlstroem)

Horned Lark in Burnaby-Photo: Lise Owens

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: Chilliwack Airport (not a publicly accessible area) - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 21-Oct 1 (Gord Gadsden)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1 adult)

Location: flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: Sept 30 (Dan Tyson)

Palm Warbler (1)

Location: On the south side of crematorium (N of 41st Ave. and W off. Fraser St.) at Mountain View Cemetery then flew east - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 30 (Bryan and Janet King)

Palm Warbler in Vancouver - Photo: Bryan King

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)

Location: Flying east past Sumas Mtn HERE - Abbotsford
Reported: Sept 30 (Dave Olson)

BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER (1)

Location: Last seen at the end of the S jetty with Western Sandpiper flock. First seen off causeway at Iona on mudflats - Richmond
Reported: Sept 20-29 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Buff-breasted Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Nick Park

Willet (2)

Location: 1 seen off the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey. 2 on the mudflats seen at 112th St near pumphouse at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 21-Sept 29 (Debbi Hlady, Lucie Parker and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 of 2 Willets in Delta - Photo: Andrew Boycott

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1)

Location: Seen HERE and HERE in the slough at the west end of Cutler Rd - Agassiz
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 29 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Agassiz - Photo: John Procee

Stilt Sandpiper (1)

Location: HERE at Britannia Shipyards - Richmond
Reported: Sept 28 (Yousif Attia)

American White Pelicans

Location: Up to 56 birds on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 21- Sept 27 (Kate Paton, m.obs)

Location: 7 off the east end of White Rock Beach - White Rock
Reported: July 29 (Alison Evely)

American White Pelicans in Delta - Photo: Simon Shutter

Clay-colored Sparrows

Location: 1 HERE at community gardens at Colony Farm - Colony Farm
Reported: Sept 27 (Mike Farnworth)

Location: 1 HERE at Tait Waterfront Park at the dog off leash area - Richmond
Reported: Sept 25 (Bill Hubbard, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on Spirit Trail across from dog park on path at Harbourside Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 4-24 (John Kalman, m.obs)

Location: HERE by community garden at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 21 (Catherine Po)

Location: 1 on railway tracks between #4 Rd and Garden City Rd, 3/4 of the way down along the tracks from #4 Rd - Richmond
Reported: Sept 5 (Tom Plath)

Location: 1 last seen HERE and first seen by banding station gate at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Rported: Aug 31-Sept 2 (Moose Stoffregen and Dean Tremblay, m.obs)

Location: 1 by volleyball nets on the n side of Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 29-Sept 1 (Jamie Gadsden, m.obs)

Clay-colored Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Sue Flecker 

Chipping Sparrow (2)

Location: 1 HERE at Harbourside Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 26-27 (John Kalman)

Location: 1 at the end of Dominion Ave near Pitt River - Port Coquitlam 
Reported: Sept 27 (Mari Petznek)

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (1 juv)

Location: flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: 
Sept 24 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawk in West Van - Photo: Andrew Boycott

RBA: REED/PALLAS’S BUNTING (1) *not relocated*

Location: HERE near Coho Park - Squamish
Reported: Sept 23 (Paul Jacques)

Reed/Pallas’s Bunting in Squamish - Photo: Paul Jacques

Pacific Golden-Plover (1 adult)

Location: Foot of 96th St and also 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 5-23 (Simon Shutter, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Simon Shutter

Townsend’s Solitaire 

Location: 5 HERE at centennial beach - Delta
Reported: Sept 2-23 (Jesper Ahlstroem, m.obs)

Location: 1, 200 m east of Sperling Ave parking lot at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Sept 22 (Janet Wong)

SWAINSON’S HAWK (3 adults)

Location: flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: Sept 22 (Dan Tyson and John Luce, m.obs)

Swainson's Hawk in West Van - Photo: Melissa Hafting

SWAINSON’S HAWK (6 adults)

Location: 1 flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: Sept 21 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, Brian Stech, Peter Candido, Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Swainson's Hawk in West Vancouver - Photo: Melissa Hafting

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (4 adults and 2 juvs)

Location: flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: 
Sept 21 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, Brian Stech, Peter Candido, Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawk in West Van - Photo: Melissa Hafting

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1 adult)

Location: 1 flying west over Cypress Mtn picnic area - West Van
Reported: Sept 20 (Rob Lyske and Dan Tyson)

Great Egret (1)

Location: Last seen down the nature dyke trail 3/4 of the way down to the tower. First seen flying SW over the nature trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 17-20 (Malhar Shah, m.obs)

RBA: BLACK PHOEBE (1 adult)

Location: At the second pumphouse HERE on the dyke at Blaney Bog - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Aug 11-Sept 18 (Ken Willis, m.obs)

Black Phoebe in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Ken Willis

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (2 juv)

Location: 1 flying SE and 1 SW over upper parking lot of Nordic Ski Hill at Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Sept 16 (Ilya Povalyaev and Peter Candido, Rob Lyske and Melissa Hafting)

Broad-winged Hawk in West Van - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 2 at marker 215 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 14-16 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 2 east of the pilings near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 13 (Mike Toochin)

Lapland Longspur in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Horned Larks

Location: 1 at marker 215 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 14-16 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 2 at end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 6-12 (Anne Murray, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the second shelter at Iona jetty - Richmond
Reported: Sept 4 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 30 in field east of 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1-2 (Sabine Decamp, m.obs)

Location: 4 in field at foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1-2 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 3 near taxi pullout at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 4 HERE at centennial beach - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Jesper Ahlstroem)

Location: 2 seen at marker 150 on Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 28 (Kyle Blaney)

Horned Lark in Richmond - Photo: Scott Edwardson

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 adult)

Location: HERE on snag at Green Lake - Whistler
Reported: Sept 16 (Chris Dale et al.)

Red-naped Sapsucker in Whistler - Photo: Chris Dale

BROAD-WINGED HAWK (1 adult)

Location: 1 flying east over upper parking lot of Nordic Ski Hill at Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Sept 15 (Mike and Sharon Toochin)

Broad-winged Hawk in West Vancouver - Photo: Sharon Toochin

American Golden-Plover (juv)

Location: 2 at the foot of 104th St and also seen at the foot of 112th St and at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 6-15 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the SW inner pond at Iona (view from pipe) - Richmond
Reported: Sept 6 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

American Golden-Plover in Richmond - Photo: Geoff McDonell

Northern Waterthrush (4)

Location: 2 HERE at lost lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver 
Reported: Aug 20-Sept 14 (Caroline Knox, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on the inner grassy trail in the NE corner of Reifel  - Delta
Reported: Aug 27-Sept 9 (Jim Martin, m.obs)

Location: HERE at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 23-Sept 7 (Kathleen Oliver, m.obs)

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: Last seen near 112th St, 400m w of pumphouse at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 12-14 (Paul Clarke, m.obs)

Western Kingbird in Delta - Photo: Paul Clarke

Stilt Sandpipers

Location: 1 at 104th St and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 7-14 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 5 at the house pond near gift shop at Reifel -Delta
Reported: Aug 29-Sept 14 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: 4 at the sw inner pond at Iona (viewed from pipe) - Richmond
Reported: Sept 7 (Brent Diakow)

Location: 1 at the sw inner pond at Iona (viewed from pipe) - Richmond
Reported: Aug 30 (Mayumi and Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the mudflats between 96th St and pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 25 (Sabine Decamp)

Stilt Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Mayumi Shibata

Brewer’s Sparrow (1)

Location: SE corner of Island 22 in the field at the south end of the horse paddocks - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 13 (Gord Gadsden)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (3)

Location: 1 at the pilings near 96th St with plovers at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 12 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at marker 244 on the Iona South Jetty with Western Sandpipers - Richmond
Reported: Sept 5 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 1 at the foot of 96th St with Western Sandpipers at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Sabine’s Gulls

Location: 1 adult flying west over Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 10 (Frank Lin)

Location: 1 adult and 1 juv viewed from the Tsawwassen to Duke Pt ferry - Delta
Reported: Sept 9 (Bruce Di Labio)

Location: 1 juv flying by the end of the south jetty tip at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 6 (Alison Evely)

Location: 1 juv offshore HERE near Sand Heads - Richmond
Reported: Sept 4 (Doug Martin)

Sabine's Gull in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

RED PHALAROPE (1)

Location: Viewed HERE from the Duke Point to Tsawwassen ferry - Delta
Reported: Sept 9 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Red Phalarope in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting 

SWAINSON’S HAWK (1)

Location: 1 flying east over Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Sept 9 (Mike and Sharon Toochin and Rob Lyske)

Swainson’s Hawk in West Van - Photo: Sharon Toochin

RED PHALAROPE (1, late report)

Location: HERE on pond at Meadow Gardens Golf Course - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 9 (Richard and Kathy Kaga)

Red Phalarope in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Kathy Kaga

Rough-legged Hawk (1)

Location: 1 flying east over Cypress Mtn - West Van
Reported: Sept 9 (Mike and Sharon Toochin)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)

Location: HERE at Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Sept 9 (Chris Dale)

Great Egret (3)

Location: 1 HERE in Homilkum Marsh - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 2-9 (Alison Martin, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 7 (Paul Jacques, m.obs)

Location: 1 in SW inner pond (no public access) at Iona (viewed from pipe) - Richmond
Reported: Sept 2 (Ben Keen)

Great Egret in Vancouver - Photo: Paul Jacques

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: 6 in west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 30-Sept 9 (Jim Martin, m.obs)

Location: 2 in pond at Jackman Wetlands - Langley
Reported: Sept 4 (Len Jellicoe)

Ruddy Turnstones

Location: 2 adult and 2 juv on the mudflats near pilings between 96-104 at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 21-Sept 9 (Grant Edwards et al., m.obs)

Location: 3 juv at the Compensation Lagoon at the taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Aug 25-Sept 1 (Debbie Hlady, m.obs)

Ruddy Turnstone in Delta - Photo: Gabrielle Cuff

Brewer's Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE in cornfield near the end of Whorley Rd - Agassiz
Reported: Sept 7 (Gord Gadsden)

Vesper Sparrows

Location: 1 east of the banding station gate entrance near T-junction on the pumphouse trail at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 6-7 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Location: 1 on path by viewing tower at Pitt Lake - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 5 (Moose Stoffregen)

Location: 2 at 100 m east of the second pumphouse at Blaney Bog - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Aug 20-Sept 5 (Dale Auchinleck, mobs)

Location: 1 HERE in Homilkum Marsh - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 3-4 (Kiera Frisch, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Lighthouse Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 1 (Jack Farley)

Location: 1 HERE at Green Lake - Whistler
Reported: Sept 1 (Daniel Eslake)

Vesper Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

LONG-TAILED JAEGER (1 sub-adult)

Location: Flying by marker 150 at Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Sept 6 (Sue Flecker)

Long-tailed Jaeger in Richmond - Photo: Sue Flecker

FORK-TAILED STORM-PETREL (1)

Location: Viewed mid-straight from the Bowen Island ferry - West Van
Reported: Sept 5 (Mike and Sharon Toochin)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1 female)

Location: Community garden at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 5 (Edwin Ma)

Lesser Goldfinch in Coquitlam - Photo: Edwin Ma

RBA: RUFF (1)

Location: SW inner pond at Iona (no public access) view from pipe - Richmond
Reported: Sept 4 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Ruff in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata 

Brown Pelican (1) 

Location: Flying by 96th St at Boundary Bay heading towards White Rock - Delta
Reported: Sept 2 (Doug Martin, m.obs)

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1 immature male) 

Location: Banded at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 2 (Kiera Fritsch)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Coquitlam - Photo: Kiera Fritsch

Lewis’s Woodpecker (3)

Location: 1 HERE on utility pole near bridge at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 31-Sept 2 (Jan Wijmenga, m.obs)

Location: 1 on utility pole on Columbia Valley Rd in Columbia Valley - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 2 (Henry Wall)

Location: 1 viewed simultaneously HERE as others were viewing the above bird. Only present briefly as Merlins dive bombed it and it flew north and out of park at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 31 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 viewed briefly before flying south on McPherson Rd at East Sector Park - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 31 (Gord Gadsden)

1 of 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers in Coquitlam - Photo: Scott Edwardson

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 HERE at North Creek Duck Pond - Surrey
Reported: Sept 2 (Andrew Boycott)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 28-31 (Paul Jacques, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26-30 (Adam Wang, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Mystery Lake on Mt Seymour - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 20 (Dean Tremblay)

Location: 1 at SW corner of east lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoon - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 20 (Mari Petznek)

Location: 2 at Surrey Lake - Surrey
Reported: Aug 19 (Peter Zadarozny)

Pacific Golden-Plover (2 adults and 1 juv)

Location: Last seen at compensation lagoon at ferry jetty taxi pullout. First seen on mudflats behind second benches with BBPL at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Aug 10-Sept 1 (Nicholas Edmonds, Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Sabine Decamp

American Bittern (1, rare in Squamish)

Location: HERE at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Sept 1 (Chris Dale)

Say's Phoebe (1) 

Location: Between duck pond and gate to banding station at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park  - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 30-31 (Ella Nowak, m.obs)

Say’s Phoebe in Coquitlam - Photo: Ella Nowak 

Vesper Sparrows

Location: 1 HERE at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Aug 26-31 (Sue Flecker, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 100 m east of the banding station yellow gate entrance on the pumphouse trail at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 19-22 (Angela Hansen, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow in North Van - Photo: Sue Flecker

Northern Waterthrush 

Location: 2 HERE at Ambleside Park - West Van
Reported: Aug 13-31 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Terra Nova - Richmond

Reported: Aug 28-30 (Daniel Poon, m.obs)

Location: 1 in Celtic Slough HERE - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 28 (Paul Jacques)

Location: Up to 3 last seen HERE and around main pondFirst seen HERE by bench and also seen HERE on inner trail at Garden City Park - Richmond
Reported: Aug 13-28 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Crescent Park - Surrey
Reported: Aug 26 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 HERE at Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 23-26 (Lise Owens, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the se corner of east lagoon at Blakeburn Lagoon - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 19 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Northern Waterthrush in Richmond - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Clay-colored Sparrows

Location: 1 viewed with WCSP flock on McPherson Rd at East Sector Park - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 31 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 HERE feeding on road with sparrows in IOCO Townsite - Port Moody
Reported: Aug 29 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 at Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 26 (Moose Stoffregen)

Clay-coloured Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen 

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1 immature male) 

Location: Banded at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 30 (Debbi Wheeler)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Coquitlam - Photo: Debbie Wheeler

Wilson’s Phalarope (2)

Location: In west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 24-30 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

American Golden-Plover (2 juv)

Location: 1 at the Compensation lagoon taxi pullout at ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Aug 26-29 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the West end of Hope Airport runway - Hope 
Reported: Aug 25 (Gord Gadsden)

American Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Sabine Decamp

Red-throated Loon (2, late)

Location: Alice Lake and also seen on Stump Lake, Brohm Lake and on Cat Lake - Squamish
Reported: June 30-Aug 28 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Williamson’s Sapsucker (1 male)

Location: North in the cedars across from Hangars at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: Aug 25 (Gord Gadsden)

Red-necked Phalaropes

Location: Up to 15 on Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 29-Aug 25 (Alison Miller, m.obs)

Location: 3 off 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 28-Aug 26 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Jericho park pond - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 20-22 (Paul Jacques)

Location: 1 at Vanier park pond - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 22 (Sara Harris)

Location: 1 by boat launch at Porteau Cove
Reported: Aug 22 (Dan Beran)

Location: 1 in outflow pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 15-19 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon - Delta
Reported: Aug 10 (Grant Edwards)

Location: 1 on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Aug 5-9 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 4 in Green Lake at Fitzsimmon Park - Whistler
Reported: Aug 4 (Dea Lloyd, m.obs)

RBA: SCISSOR-TAILED FLYCATCHER (1) *see main page for parking info*

Location: HERE and HERE at Green Lake - Whistler 
Reported: Aug 21-23 (Ellen Ramsay, m.obs)

Scissor-tailed Flycatcher in Whistler - Photo: Sue Flecker

Hudsonian Godwit (1 juv)

Location: On mudflats between pilings and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Aug 22-23 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Hudsonian Godwit (L) in Delta - Photo: Robert Enns

Least Flycatcher (1)

Location: HERE on Bridlewood Trail - Chilliwack 
Reported: Aug 23 (Justin Flint)

Least Flycatcher in Chilliwack - Photo: Justin Flint

American Redstart (1)

Location: HERE at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 22-23 (Kathleen Oliver)

RBA: WHITE-RUMPED SANDPIPER (1, late report)

Location: On the foreshore off the base of Ferguson Rd causeway at Iona - Richmond 
Reported: June 4 (Chuck Rumsey)

White-rumped Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Chuck Rumsey

Long-billed Curlew (2)

Location: On mudflats between pilings and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Aug 22 (Melissa Hafting)

Parasitic Jaeger (1 adult)

Location: On mudflats between pilings and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Aug 22 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Parasitic Jaeger in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1) 

Location: Last seen on mudflats HERE. First seen in field across from the pilings between 104th and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 21 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Upland Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Toby Ye

Nashville Warbler (1)

Location: In willows at the sw corner at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 21 (Joe Denham)

American Redstart (1 male)

Location: SE of stone bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 20-21 (Caroline Knox, m.obs)

White-breasted Nuthatch (1)

Location: At the summit of Mt. Cheam - Hope
Reported: Aug 17 (Tom Beeke)

White-breasted Nuthatch in Hope - Photo: Tom Beeke

Wandering Tattler (1)

Location: Seen at marker 178 and 242 at Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 17 (Tak Shibata)

Wandering Tattler in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

ALDER FLYCATCHER (1)

Location: HERE off Limbert Rd - Agassiz
Reported: June 13-Aug 15 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Alder Flycatcher in Agassiz - Photo: Daniel Graca

Ruddy Turnstone (1 juv)

Location: At the Compensation Lagoon at the taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Aug 15 (Simon Shutter)

Western Kingbird (1) 

Location: Last seen by duck pond at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 14-15 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Western Kingbird in Coquitlam - Photo: Moose Stoffregen

American Redstart (1)

Location: HERE at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 15 (Jeffrey Nichols et al.)

Stilt Sandpipers

Location: 2 last seen on the mudflats between 104th St-112th St near the giraffe structure and at the foot of 112th St at Boundary Bay. Also seen at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta. First seen on the mudflats off Mud Bay Park parking lot - Surrey
Reported: Aug 5-14 (Robert Enns, m.obs)

Location: 2 in west field viewed from centre dyke blind at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 8-12 (John Chandler, m.obs)

2 Stilt Sandpipers in Delta - Photo: Ben Lambert

Long-tailed Duck (1 female)

Location: Ferry Jetty Breakwater - Delta
Reported: Aug 12 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Wilson’s Phalarope (1)

Location: 1 in west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Aug 10-11 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Wilson’s Phalarope (L) at Reifel - Photo: Francis Jones

Heermann’s Gull (1 adult)

Location: Ferry Jetty Breakwater - Delta
Reported: Aug 10 (Blair Dudeck)

Long-billed Curlew (1)

Location: On East Beach at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Aug 10 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew in North Van - Photo: Mark Stevens

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 HERE at Garden City Lands - Richmond
Reported: July 31-Aug 10 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: Up to 3 at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: July 29-Aug 3 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: 1 at SE inner pond at Iona viewed from the pipe - Richmond
Reported: July 29-30 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Surrey Lake - Surrey
Reported: July 29 (Peter Zadarozny)

Location: 3 at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: July 29 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 27-29 (Evan Larson and Nick Park, m.obs)

Location: 1 off 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 29 (Ilya Povalyaev) 

Location: 1 at Beach Grove Lagoon in front of Pumphouse - Tsawwassen
Reported: July 28 (Jesper P)

Solitary Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Ben Lambert

Ruddy Turnstone (2 adults in alternate)

Location: Seen on the mudflats at Brunswick Point also seen at the Compensation Lagoon at the taxi pullout at the ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: Aug 3-9 (Paul Clapham, m.obs)

Ancient Murrelets (2)

Location: Off Lighthouse Marine Park viewed by boat - Point Roberts
Reported: Aug 4-7 (Eric Ellingson, m.obs)

Long-tailed Duck (1)

Location: End of Iona S Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 6 (Tak Shibata)

Long-tailed Duck in Richmond - Photo: Tak Shibata

Brown Pelican (3 juvs)

Location: On the Ferry jetty breakwater (viewable) also by scope from Fred Gingell Park) - Tsawwassen. Also seen at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: July 6-Aug 5 (Jelmer Poelstra, m.obs)

Brown Pelican in Tsawwassen - Photo: Geoffrey Newell

Pacific Golden-Plover (2)

Location: 1 On mudflats off 104th St with BBPL at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 29-Aug 5 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 On mudflats behind second benches with BBPL at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 28 (Enrico Konig)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Enrico Konig

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1 male) 

Location: HERE in tree briefly on Tim’s Trail near parking lot - Maple Ridge
Reported: Aug 2 (Bob Moore and Moose Stoffregen)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Maple Ridge - Photo: Bob Moore

Redhead (1 male)

Location: Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 31 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

INDIGO BUNTING (1 male) 

Location: Last seen HERE by TMX work yard. Previously seen HERE on Wilson Farm Dyke Trail in willows and birches in a publicly accessible area. First banded at ƛ̓éxətəm Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: June 28-July 30 (Debbie Wheeler, m.obs)

Indigo Bunting in Coquitlam - Photo: Frank Lin

Wilson’s Phalaropes

Location: 1 off second set of benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 30 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 3 in west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 29-30 (Ben Lambert and Peter Candido, m.obs)

Yellow-breasted Chats (Please do not use playback on these endangered birds)

Location: 2 birds HERE at Sturgeon Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 11-July 29 (Ken Willis, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Derby Reach Park. 400 m East of Heritage area parking lot along the Fort to Fort Trail due south of the pear sign - Langley
Reported: May 24-June 23 (Larry Joseph, m.obs)

Location: HERE on Limbert Rd - Agassiz
Reported: June 10-13 (Les Peterson)

Yellow-breasted Chat in Langley - Photo: Scott Edwardson

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: East Beach at Maplewood Flats -North Van
Reported: July 27 (Sue Flecker)

Western Kingbird in North Van - Photo: Sue Flecker

Ruddy Turnstone (1 adult in alternate)

Location: Off the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 19-20 (Geoffrey Newell, m.obs)

Cackling Goose (1, rare in July)

Location: Thornton Park - Vancouver
Reported: July 20 (Ssu Lei)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 male in alternate)

Location: Last seen at taxi pullout in the compensation lagoon. Also seen HERE on mudflats and HERE in field at Brunswick Point. Previously seen at the foot of 96th at Boundary Bay. Also seen between 96-104th St. Also seen between mansion near 96th St and 88th St. Seen once at the foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 2-July 19 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Bar-tailed Godwit in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Greater White-fronted Goose (1, rare in July)

Location: With Canada Geese on river across from Brunswick Point parking lot - Delta
Reported: July 14-19 (Ben Lambert)

RED-NECKED STINT (1 adult in breeding) 

Location: HERE between 88 and 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 13-17 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Red-necked Stint in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

ROCK WREN (1)

Location: HERE - Abbotsford
Reported: July 12-13 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jays 

Location: 1 at 113A and 79A Ave - Delta
Reported: July 11-13 (Anthony Lynn)

Location: 2 at 27065 E 29th Ave - Langley
Reported: June 25 (Sarah Cutting)

Location: 1 at 11430-78 Ave - Delta
Reported: Aug 4/21-June 14/23 (Robyn Moore, m.obs)

Location: 2 at 220th St and Dewdney Trunk Rd - Maple Ridge
Reported: 2015-June 11/2023 (m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay X Steller’s Jays (3)

Location: 11430-78 Ave - Delta
Reported: Sept 13/22-July 13/23 (Robyn Moore, m.obs)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (3)

Location: On mudflats with 3 Marbled Godwits at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 12-13 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Bar-tailed Godwits at Brunswick Point - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1)

Location: Heard HERE briefly (but was not relocated despite searching) at Yew Lake - West Van
Reported: July 9 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Hudsonian Godwit (1 in alternate)

Location: Last seen 300m west of 96th St. First seen West of 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 6-9 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Hudsonian Godwit - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 

American White Pelicans 

Location: 20 briefly on water off second set of benches at Brunswick - Delta
Reported: July 7 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 20 flying north over Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: July 6 (Edward Nygren)

Location: 14 in river off Eagle Point - Harrison Mills
Reported: July 4 (Kathy Stewart)

Location: 6 Flying north over Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 1 (Kiera Fritsch)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1) *scope needed*

Location: In fields behind second benches with BBPL at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 7 (Ilya Povalyaev) 

Least Flycatcher (6)

Location: 1 HERE on Trans Canada Trail - Abbotsford
Reported: July 1-7 (Dave Olso, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds, 300m down the Nature Trail - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 24-July 7 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 400m down the entrance road to Reifel from the sanctuary parking lot - Delta
Reported: June 6 (Kris Mirski)

Location: 1 HERE near North Surrey sport complex - Surrey
Reported: June 2 (Jo-Anne Macdougall, m.obs)

Location: 1 in slough off Airport Rd between Yale Rd and Young Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: June 1 (Gord Gadsden)

Least Flycatcher in Surrey - Photo: Jo-Anne Macdougall

Tennessee Warbler (1)

Location: HERE at Joffre Lakes - Pemberton
Reported: June 29-July 7 (Thea Beckman, m.obs)

Long-tailed Duck (1)

Location: White Rock Beach
Reported: July 4 (Alison Evely)

Western Kingbirds 

Location: 3 HERE on Bell Rd- Chilliwack
Reported: June 11-July 2 (Chris McDonald)

Location: 1 HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 11 (Stephen Jollymore)

Location: 1 HERE at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 11 (Mark Swanson)

American White Pelican (6)

Location: Flying north over Reifel - Delta
Reported: July 1 (Kiera Fritsch)

Brown Pelican (3)

Location: Flying north past the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 29 (Chris Charlesworth)

Cackling Goose (1)

Location: On shoreline near Concord Community Park  - Vancouver
Reported: June 26 (Mike Boyd)

Greater White-fronted Goose (1, rare in June)

Location: With Canada Geese near Fuller’s Slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 7-24 (Anne Murray et al., m.obs)

Wilson’s Phalaropes

Location: 3 in pond by mansion near 64 th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 23 (Sabine Decamp, m.obs)

Location: 3 in west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 16-June 21 (Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Location: 2 at a Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: May 25-June 10 (Susan Camp, m.obs)

Location: 1 in 41b St marsh pond - Delta
Reported: May 16 (Bob Moore and Moose)

Location: 1 in pools between 64-72nd at Boundary Bay- Delta
Reported: May 15 (Kevin Louth)

Wilson's Phalaropes in Burnaby - Photo: Frank Lin

American White Pelican (86)

Location: Flying south over private home - Surrey
Reported: June 18 (Andrew Boycott)

Tundra Swan (1)

Location: In pond off Jesperson Dyke - Chilliwack
Reported: June 18 (Chris McDonald)

Pacific Golden-Plover (2) *scope needed*

Location: In fields behind second benches with BBPL at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 6-17 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs) 

Pacific Golden-Plovers in Delta - Photo: Grant Edwards

Greater White-fronted Goose (1, rare in June)

Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: June 14 (Chris Dale)

BLACK TERN (1)

Location: Flying just west of the bridge at Great Blue Heron Reserve - Chilliwack
Reported: June 11 (Katherine Boylen)

Black Tern in Chilliwack - Photo: Katherine Boylen

Barrow's Goldeneye (2 male, rare in June)

Location: Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 3-June 11 (Ben Chidzero, m.obs)

Cackling Goose (2, rare in June)

Location: 1 at Snug Cove on Bowen Island - West Vancouver
Reported: June 10-11 (Mark Swanson, m.obs)

Location: 1 with Canada Geese near Fuller’s Slough at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 7 (Anne Murray et al.)

Veery (1)

Location: Singing west of the viewing platform at Cheam Lake wetlands - Rosedale
Reported: June 10 (Gord Gadsden)

Ruddy Turnstone (2)

Location: Between 104 and 96th St. Also seen at 88th St and the mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 23-June 9 (Roger Foxall and Debbi Hlady, m.obs)

Ruddy Turnstone in Delta - Photo: Robert Enns

Parasitic Jaeger (1, rare in June)

Location: Between 104-112th St on the mudflats at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 8 (Enrico Konig)

SABINE’S GULL (1 adult) 

Location: Flew by and landed in front of second benches on the water and then a log off the spit at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 6 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Sabine's Gull in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Lesser Goldfinch (1 male) *Home now closed to public. The bird has not been present since June 6th, please do not enter the yard at this time* 

Location: In the feeders at the backyard of 5293 Ketch Place - Delta (home is open to public use left hand gate to enter the backyard)
Reported: June 4-6 (Pete Lypkie, m.obs)

Lesser Goldfinch in Delta  - Photo: Pete Lypkie

Red-throated Loon (2, late)

Location: Between Middle Beach and Buntzen Lake View Point near boat launch on Buntzen Lake - Belcarra
Reported: June 3-6 (Alain Parada Isada, m.obs)

Red-throated Loons in Belcarra - Photo: Mario Lam

Greater White-fronted Goose (1)

Location: Along the shoreline of Nicomekl Portage Park - Surrey
Reported: June 4-5 (Perry Poulsen, m.obs)

SNOWY PLOVER (1 adult)

Location: Foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 4 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Snowy Plover in Delta - Photo: Andrew Boycott

Red-necked Phalarope (1 female)

Location: In west field at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 31-June 4 (Melissa Hafting and Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Red-necked Phalarope in Vancouver - Photo: Robert Holland

Western Kingbird (1)

Location: Here at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 4 (June Pang)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at Crippen Park - Bowen Island
Reported: May 26-June 3 (Charlotte Gruneau)

Clay-coloured Sparrow in Bowen Island - Photo: Charlotte Gruneau

Cackling Goose (1, rare in June)

Location: HERE at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: June 1 (Jaryd Turner)

Western Kingbird (3)

Location: 2 at Base of Iona S Jetty (north side in vegetation) - Richmond
Reported: May 29-31 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 by the bridge at the end of 224th St - Maple Ridge
Reported: May 28 (Jo-Anne MacDougall, m.obs)

Western Kingbirds in Richmond - Photo: Ben Lambert

SWAINSON’S  HAWK (1)

Location: Briefly hunting over airport fields at Gilbert Rd and Russ Baker Way then flew east - Richmond
Reported: May 26 (Brent and Wayne Diakow)

Say's Phoebe (1)

Location: East beach of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 24 (Sue Flecker)

Clay-coloured Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at Sturgeon Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 24 (Henry Dejong)

Clay-coloured Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Henry Dejong 

SAGE THRASHER (1)

Location: HERE on beach logs near the base of the ferry jetty terminal - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 24 (Tracey C.)

Sage Thrasher in Delta - Photo: Tracey C.

Western Kingbirds

Location: 2 across from the pump station on the north side of the Keith Wilson Bridget of the vedder canal - Chilliwack
Reported: May 23 (Krissi Martin)

Location: 1 at the east side of the long bridge at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 22 (Doug Martin)

American White Pelicans 

Location: 1 near the McCartney creek mouth at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 22 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 16 flying over the foreshore at Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 16-19 (Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: 10 on mudflats off the Iona entrance causeway - Richmond
Reported: May 15-17 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

BOBOLINK (1 male)

Location: HERE and HERE walking on the grass at Jericho Pond - Vancouver
Reported: May 18 (Bryan Zandberg, m.obs)

Bobolink in Vancouver - Photo: Eric Watts

Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 probable male)

Location: Feeding from purple flowers between 1st and 2nd shelter on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 17 (Elaine Krieger)

WANDERING TATTLER (1)

Location: Marker 162-196 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 11-17 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Wandering Tattler in Richmond - Photo: Kaichi Huang

LARK SPARROW (1)

Location: HERE on Middleton Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 16 (Mike Klotz)

Lark Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Mike Klotz

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: Park St Marsh at Maplewood Flats  - North Van
Reported: May 16 (Rob Lyske)

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at private home near Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: May 14-16 (Michelle Mickmore)

Location: Up to 8 at Ladner Harbour Park and near Sharkey's restaurant parking lot - Ladner
Reported: Sept 29/22-May 16/23 (Doug Bamford, m.obs)

Location: 4 on Shell Rd and Sealord Rd - Richmond
Reported: Oct 13/22-May 16/23 (Paul Clarke, m.obs)

Location: 2 at N MacDonald Ave and Oxford St - Burnaby
Reported: Nov 8/22-May 7/23 (Margaret Hansen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at 11560 on #2 Rd also seen at #2 Rd and Steveston Hwy - Richmond
Reported: Apil 18-28 (Tara McBryan, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on the trail north of Quilchena Golf Course at Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Feb 25-April 23 (Hugh Griffith et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 at 13993 Garden City Rd - Richmond
Reported: April 13-23 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Location: 1 at residential feeder near Finn Slough off leash dog park - Richmond
Reported: Nov 24/22-April 13/23 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Location: 4 on Dunsmuir St and Gilley St near Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 15/22-April 5/23 (Lise Owens, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Britannia Shipyards - Richmond
Reported: Jan 25-Mar 24 (Edie Bijdemast, m.obs)

Say’s Phoebe (1)

Location: At the base of the spit near the kiosk at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 14 (Viveka Ohman)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)

Location: Between 80-104th St at Boundary Bay- Delta
Reported: May 9-12 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

American White Pelican 

Location: 5 in the bay on the North side of ferry causeway - Delta
Reported: May 11-12 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 5 Flying north over Eagle Harbour - West Van
Reported: May 12 (Madelynn Kalyk)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)

Location: Iona woodlot - Richmond
Reported: May 12 (Mike Toochin)

Brown Pelican (9)

Location: First seen flying south by Brunswick Point. Last seen on the water in front of Kiniski’s Pub and Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 11 (Mike Toochin and Kevin Louth, m.obs)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (2)

Location: Briefly present off the farmhouse at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 11 (Mike Toochin)

Vesper Sparrow (3)

Location: 1 HERE at N Jetty base at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 10-11 (Julian Heavyside, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 10 (Enrico Konig)

Location: 1 HERE on 0 Ave - Langley
Reported: May 8 (Jamie Gadsden)

Solitary  Sandpiper (1)

Location: SW inner pond at Iona viewed from pipe - Richmond 
Reported: May 11 (Keith Riding)

Eared Grebes

Location: 3 at Cheam Lake Wetlands - Rosedale
Reported: May 7-10 (Jamie Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 2 (Ilya Povalyaev)

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW(1)

Location: SW corner of Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 9 (Brian Stech)

Directions: Go into Jericho via W 4th Ave and then take the trail heading west that parallels W 4th Ave and then the trail turns north along marine drive. The bird is 100 m east of where the trail takes a right hand turn. Bird was last seen flying east.

Grasshopper Sparrow in Vancouver - Photo: Brian Stech

Lark Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE at corner of Hope Airport
Reported: May 9 (John Procee)

Lark Sparrow in Hope - Photo: John Procee

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)

Location: Last seen HERE near Elegy Rd and Popkum Rd - Rosedale
Reported: May 7-9 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Lewis’s Woodpecker in Rosedale - Photo: Dave Beeke

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1 male, reported)

Location: Seen HERE near viewing platform at SE corner of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 9 (Bryan Zandberg)

American White Pelicans

Location: 11 flying over Porter Drive - Abbotsford
Reported: May 9 (James Linde)

Location: 10 flying NW towards Harrison Mills viewed from Fairfield Island - Chilliwack
Reported: May 9 (Chris McDonald)

RBA: WHITE-TAILED KITE (1, Second Year bird)

Location: Last seen HERE and also HERE and HERE off Nathan Creek Dyke. Also seen HERE on 264th St and 84th Ave and HERE on 264th St - Langley (last seen flying high and to the  SW)
Reported: May 7-8 (Phil Henderson, m.obs)

White-tailed Kite in Langley - Photo: Andrew Boycott

SWAINSON'S HAWK (1)

Location: Flying north over 208th St and Hwy 1 and heading towards Maple Ridge - Langley
Reported: May 7 (Dan Tyson)

Calliope Hummingbird (1 male)

Location: Banded at Iona banding station - Richmond
Reported: May 7 (Matthias Bieber)

Calliope Hummingbird in Richmond - Photo: fide Alanna Froese 

Solitary  Sandpiper (2)

Location: 1 HERE on 96 Ave - Fort Langley
Reported: May 1-7 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the NE end of Sheep Paddock Pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam 
Reported: May 6 (Mike Farnworth)

Blue-winged Teal X Cinnamon Teal Hybrid (1)

Location: Surrey Lake Park pond - Surrey 
Reported: May 7 (Peter Zadorozny)

Blue-winged X Cinnamon Teal Hybrid - Photo: Peter Zadorozny 

Redhead (1)

Location: Cheam Lake Wetlands - Rosedale
Reported: May 7 (John Peetsma, m.obs)

Trumpeter Swan (1, late)

Location: On Pitt River near the Pitt River Bridge viewed from Deboville Slough Dominion Ave entrance - Coquitlam
Reported: May 7 (Colin Clasen and Mari Petznek)

Rough Legged Hawk (1, late)

Location: Flying N over Reifel - Delta
Reported: May 4 (Christian Cholette)

Baird’s Sandpiper (3, rare in spring)

Location: Off the end of 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 3 (Enrico Konig, m.obs)

Baird’s Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Enrico Konig

American White Pelicans

Location: 8 HERE on Judson Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: May 3 (Krissi Martin)

Location: 4 on the mud at the second benches at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 30-May 1 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Location: 6 flying south over the nature trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 27-28 (Brian Stech and Murray Brown)

Location: 4 sitting on mudflats off 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 26 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: 2 flying N over 41b marsh - Delta
Reported: April 25 (Mike Westbrook)

Location: 25 flying N over Wayburne Drive - Burnaby
Reported: April 25 (David Stary)

Location: 3 on the Pitt River HERE (enter dyke from Dominion Ave) - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 23-24 (Braden Kirkby, m.obs)

American White Pelicans in Port Coquitlam - Photo: Caleigh Kirkby

Western Kingbird (4)

Location: 1 on foreshore between 80-88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 3 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 on wire HERE - Burnaby
Reported: May 2 (Sue Gee Hwang)

Location: 1 on the wire HERE on Lefeuvre Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: May 1 (Krissi Martin)

Location: 1 at the foot of 112th St last seen flying towards the woodlot at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 30-May 1 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE on snag on the north side of the Keith Wilson Bridge - Chilliwack
Reported: April 28-29 (Krissi Martin, m.obs)

Western Kingbird in Burnaby - Photo: Sue Gee Hwang

American Avocet (1)

Location: Last seen at Brunswick Point off 34th St near causeway HEREAlso seen HERE off the Tsawwassen First Nations Dyke off 41 B St just south of the coal port jetty - Tsawwassen. Also seen at Reifel in the west field - Delta
Reported: Dec 16, 2022-May 3, 2023 (Bryan Zandberg, m.obs)

American Avocet in Delta - Photo: Heather T.

Common Teal (1)

Location: 112th St pumphouse at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 3 (Victor Vandereyk)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)

Location: On the mudflats of 41b marsh at TFN - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 3 (Ben Freeman)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)

Location: Flying over Mt. Thom - Chilliwack
Reported: May 3 (Gord Gadsden)

RBA: ROSS’S GOOSE (2)

Location: Seen at Sardis Park Pond with Cacklers - Chilliwack. Also seen HERE in field off Evans Rd. 
Reported: April 27-May 2 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Location: 1 Flying over Deboville Slough Pumphouse HERE and HERE heading towards the Pitt River Bridge with Cacklers and Greater White-fronted Geese (flock did not land) - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 25- May 1 (Moose Stoffregen and Colin Semple)

Ross’s Goose in Chilliwack - Photo: Dave Beeke

Grasshopper Sparrow (1)

Location: On NE corner of Hope Airport fence - Hope
Reported: May 1 (Gord Gadsden)

Calliope Hummingbird (2)

Location: 1 Male at Fraser River Heritage Park near the Clarke Theatre - Mission
Reported: April 30 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 Male Briefly HERE at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 29 (Breanna Wilson)

Calliope Hummingbird in Squamish - Photo: Breanna Wilson

GRAY FLYCATCHER (1, photographed)

Location: West side of Sardis Park Pond south of the Lane Drive pedestrian access -Chilliwack 
Reported: April 29 (Arden Powell)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)

Location: West pond near viewing platform at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported:April 29 (Sue Flecker)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1 female)

Location: 1 on turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: April 26-28 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover in Delta - Photo: Enrico Konig

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 in field 200m south of railway tracks on the east side of 88th St - Delta
Reported: April 26-28 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 flying over Brunswick Point heading towards Reifel - Delta
Reported: April 25 (Ben Freeman)

Location: 1 flying west over the N Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 24 (Kathleen Oliver)

Location: 2 flew out of field HERE near Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 23 (Mike Toochin and Liron Gertsman)

Long-billed Curlew in Delta (88th St) - Photo: Ben Lambert

Redheads

Location: 2 at the east end of Lost Lagoon - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14/22-April 28/23 (Frank Lin, m.obs)

Location: 1 on the pond at Minnekhada Park - Coquitlam
Reported: April 21-27 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Location: 2 on Green Lake near Harbour Air - Whistler
Reported: April 25 (Dea Lloyd)

Redheads in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Fung

Western Bluebird (2)

Location: Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: April 26 (Ken Davis)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)

Location: HERE on Chilliwack Central Rd at feeder across from Elementary school - Chilliwack
Reported: Mar 24-April 25 (Krissi Martin, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrow in Chilliwack - Photo: Krissi Martin

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)

Location: 1 briefly in field HERE at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: April 25 (Edie Bijdemast)

Say’s Phoebes

Location: 1 at Bayly Park - Whistler
Reported: April 25 (N.M.)

Location: 1 behind washrooms on beach logs at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 22-25 (Cam Walker, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Stearman Beach - West Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Sally McDermott et al.)

Location: 1 at West Salt Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 17-23 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Grauer Lands Salt Marsh HERE off the West Dyke Trail - Richmond
Reported: April 19-23 (Claire Heath, m.obs)

Location: 1 at base of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: April 23 (Frank McFires)

Location: 1 at Crescent Beach Park - Surrey
Reported: April 22 (Stan Banner)

Location: 1 on  the airport fence on Ferguson Rd west of Canada Post building - Richmond
Reported: April 22 (Mike Toochin)

Location: 1 behind MOA at Cecil Green Park at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: April 22 (Paul Jacques)

Location: 1 HERE at Britannia Ship Yards - Richmond
Reported: April 21 (Daniel Poon)

Location: 1 near community garden also seen near duck pond/entrance to banding station trail gate at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: April 10-21 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE on Westham Island - Delta
Reported: April 20 (Scott Wilson)

Location: 1 HERE at SW corner of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 17-18 (Li Hou, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Squamish River Estuary HERE - Squamish
Reported: April 10-12 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 viewed HERE near Deltaport - Delta
Reported: April 10 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Location: 1 briefly viewed by scope at East Beach at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 10 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 2 at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: April 8-10 (Ken Davis, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk (1 adult - photographed)

Location: Flying north over 657 202 St - Langley
Reported: April 22 (Sarah Lamond)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)

Location: Private Home - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 17-April 20 (Laura Korska)

Harris’s Sparrow in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Laura Korska

Red-naped Sapsucker (2)

Location: 1 female HERE at Cecil Green Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 19 (Paul Jacques)

Location: 1 male HERE across from Burke Mountain Pioneer Park - Coquitlam
Reported: April 15 (Eleni G.)

Red-naped Sapsucker in Vancouver - Photo: Paul Jacques

Mountain Bluebirds (no further updates provided)

Location: 1 HERE at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: April 19 (Cos Van Wermeskerken) 

Location: 12 at YVR Airport fence along Ferguson Rd near Templeton Rd - Richmond
Reported: April 19 (Derek Noort)

Location: 8 near the washrooms at Iona and on N Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 16-19 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 15 HERE and HERE at Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 14-19 (Ian Berg, m.obs)

Location: 6 between 88-96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 17-19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 7 at 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 6, 100 m east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 11-19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 2 east of observation tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: Mar 19-April 19 (Nicki Brocamp and Bruce Taylor, m.obs)

Location: 1 at West Salt Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 17 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: Up to 27 near duck pond/banding station entrance trail gate at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Mar 17-April 17 (fide Richard Wakelam, m.obs)

Location: 1 at playing field at Magee High School - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Kat McGrath)

Location: 2 off the end of 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 16 (Grant Edwards)

Location: 2 near office at Mtn View Cemetery - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Mike Klotz)

Location: 15 on the beach near the ponds at Jericho - Vancouver
Reported: April 15 (Steve Irwin)

Location: 2 HERE on Colebrook Rd - Surrey
Reported: April 14 (Ilya Povayaev)

Location: 1 HERE at Locarno Beach - Vancouver 
Reported: April 11-12 (Lob Lubby, m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE at Ambleside Park - West Van
Reported: April 9 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 near water treatment plant at Lower Seymour Demonstration Forest - North Van
Reported: Mar 28-April 5 (Norm Lee, m.obs)

Location: 7 at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: Mar 18-April 5 (Krissi Martin, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 2 HERE on Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: April 17 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Location: 1 briefly on field HERE at Jericho - Richmond
Reported: April 16 (Mike Fung)

Location: 1 briefly on YVR runway before flushed off by plane - Richmond
Reported: April 16 (Kendra Bisbing)

Location: 3 HERE on mudflats off spit at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 15 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 on sandbank on Green Lake near the mouth of the River of Golden Dreams - Whistler
Reported: April 13 (Karl Rickers and Ellen Ramsay)

ROSS’S GOOSE X SNOW GOOSE (1)

Location: 1 flying in a flock of 100 Snow Geese over Brunswick heading towards Deltaport. Last seen in field at the foot of River Rd at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: April 17-18 (Ben Freeman, m.obs)

Snow Goose X Ross’s Goose in Delta - Photo: Robert Enns 

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: Seen on rocks directly across from ferry jetty breakwater. Also seen at compensation lagoon near taxi pullout at ferry jetty with Black Turnstones. Also seen by scope on breakwater at ferry jetty - Tsawwassen 
Reported: Jan 25-April 15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Common Teal (1)

Location: Park St Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: Mar 28-April 13 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Blue-winged Teal (1 female, rare in winter)

Location: HERE in display ponds - Delta
Reported: Jan 11-April 9 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Blue-winged Teal in Delta - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Horned Lark (2)

Location: 2 at base of n jetty near gravel area and green recycle bin at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 3-7 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Horned Lark in Richmond - Photo: Brian Stech 

Harris’s Sparrow (1)

Location: Private Home - Squamish
Reported: Dec 29/22-April 7/23 (Chris Dale)

Snow Bunting (2)

Location: 2 at marker 145-230 on the Iona south jetty - Richmond
Reported: Mar 19-April 1 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Snow Bunting in Richmond - Photo: Wayne Diakow

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 2 at YVR Airport fence along Ferguson Rd near Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: Mar 26-31 (Kendra Bisbing)

Location: 5 HERE and HERE at Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Mar 20-21 (Blake Noelte, m.obs)

Location: 1 at corner of Duncan Rd and Giesbrecht Rd - Chilliwack 
Reported: Mar 21 (Bentley Colwill)

Location: 1 HERE at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Mar 20 (Sabine Decamp)

Say’s Phoebe (2)

Location: 1 by west end of dog park at Harbourside Park - North Van
Reported: Mar 30 (Caroline Knox and Allan Jensen)

Location: 1 by washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Mar 28 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Say’s Phoebe in Richmond - Photo: Grant Edwards

Golden Eagle (1 juv)

Location: Flying high over the footbridge and duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Mar 26 (Joel Schmidt and Kathleen Oliver)

Golden Eagle in Coquitlam - Photo: Joel Schmidt  

Redheads

Location: Up to 6 in Alouette River HERE - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 2-March 26 (Richard Wakelam, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Nov 11/2022-March 24/2023 (Ed Klassen, m.obs) 

Location: 4 HERE at Judson Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: March 11 (Bentley Colwill and Krissi Martin) 

Location: 1 in the Serpentine River at Serpentine Fen - Surrey
Reported: March 6 (Alan and Liz Stewart, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the ditch HERE on Southlands Dr - Delta
Reported: Jan 20-23 (David Hoar and Noreen Rudd)

Location: 1 at Ladner Trunk Rd and 112th St in a small reservoir - Delta 
Reported: Jan 16-20 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Katzie Marsh - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 31/22 (Asher Steed et al.)

Whimbrel (2)

Location: 1 briefly at Blackie Spit before flying towards the US. Last seen near trestle on mudflats - Surrey 
Reported: March 22–24 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 Seen on rocks directly across from ferry jetty breakwater - Tsawwassen 
Reported: March 19 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Whimbrel in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

California Scrub-Jay X Steller’s Jays 

Location: 1 on Spruce St and Baker Ave. Also seen on Halley Ave and Fir St - Burnaby 
Reported: Nov 1/22-March 21/23 (Darko Bojanic, m.obs)

Location: 1 last seen HERE previously seen at 9868 179 St - Surrey (likely one of the 3 hybrid fledglings from 11430-78 Ave - Delta) 
Reported: Sept 13/22-March 10/23 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)

California Scrub Jay x Steller’s Jay Hybrid in Surrey - Photo: Frank Lin

Golden Eagle (1, Immature)

Location: HERE on conifer at Serpentine Fen - Surrey 
Reported: Mar 18-20 (Steve Lambert, m.obs)

Golden Eagle in Surrey - Photo: Steve Lambert

Western Bluebird (1 female)

Location: 1 at 1445 Frost Rd in Columbia Valley - Chilliwack
Reported: Mar 19 (Clarke Mallory)

Townsend's Solitaires (no April updates)

Location: 1 at the Beatty Biodiversity museum at UBC - Vancouver
Reported: March 14-17 (Sunny Zhang, m.obs)

Location: 1 at roadside parking lot at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 2-March 1 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Location: 1 at the Riverview Hospital - Coquitlam
Reported: Feb 23 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 at 5990 Joyce St - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 18 (Ryan Lewis)

Location: 1 at Heather St and W 61st Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 11 (Nicole Bruce)

Location: 1 Pitt Lake Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 1-15 
(Jock McCracken, m.obs)

Location: 1 at church parking lot at 4594 54a St - Delta
Reported: Dec 17/22-Feb 12/23 (Lindz Marsh and Jon and Ben Lambert, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Heather St and W 61st Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 11 (Nicole Bruce)

Location: 1 on lamppost on Patos Way HERE - Point Roberts
Reported: Feb 4 (Melissa Hafting and Ben Lambert)

Location: 1 at Arbutus Tree berries by NE side of Moon Gate at UBC Botanical Gardens - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 1 (Bev Ramsey)

Location: 1 on dyke HERE - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 29 (Ken Willis)

Location: 1 HERE on Kersland Dr - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 29 (Jock McCracken)

Location: 1 at Sand Dunes Trail at Deas Island - Delta
Reported: Jan 28 (Eric Habisch)

Location: 1 at Colony Farm duck pond - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 19 (Joe Denham)

Location: 1 at Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 11-16 (John Saremba)

Location: 1 on raptor loop trail near second bridge at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: Jan 3-14 (David Hoar, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Foster Ave near Cypress St - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 2 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 on beach by light beacon at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Jan 1 (David Hoar)

Location: 1 at grassy area of walk in campsite at Porteau Cove - West Vancouver
Reported: Jan 1 (Rick Zapf)

Location: 1 at 6098 Blink Bonnie Rd - West Vancouver
Reported: Dec 24-31 (Mark Swanson, m.obs)

Townsend’s Solitaire in Delta - Photo: Ben Lambert

American Tree Sparrows

Location: Up to 6 birds by the electrical substation east of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta 
Reported: Dec 5/22-March 15/23 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 HERE and 1 HERE and 1 HERE on the west dyke at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 3-March 10 (Ben Lambert et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 HERE at the first bend of the dyke at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 8 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 2 by blue interpretive sign near second tower at Serpentine Fen - Surrey 
Reported: Jan 26 (Alison Evely)

Location: HERE on Koerner Rd - Pitt Meadows 
Reported: Jan 15 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Location: 1 on the ground at Piper Spit before the boardwalk at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby 
Reported: Dec 30 (Nitin Tomer)

Location: 200m west of 88th St at Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta 
Reported: Dec 21 (Brent Diakow)

Common Teals

Location: 1 at Beach Grove lagoon at Boundary Bay Regional Park - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 11 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 8 (Grant Edwards)

Location: 1 in the flooded field near parking lot at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 23-Feb 3 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 1 in the ditch HERE on Southlands Dr - Delta
Reported: Jan 20-23 (David Hoar and Noreen Rudd)

Common Teal in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Glaucous Gull (1, first winter)

Location: Last seen in field between 96th and 104th St. Also seen on mudflats at pilings near 96th St. and in field HERE off 88th St. First seen in field at the foot of 96th St near the Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Feb 15-March 10 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Glaucous Gull in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Rusty Blackbird (1 male)

Location: HERE in slough and on lawn at group camp site and at first parking lot near entrance with Robins at Deas Island - Delta
Reported: Feb 14-March 7 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird in Delta - Photo: Scott Edwardson

Snow Buntings

Location: 6 feeding at taxi pullout and on south side of ferry jetty (half way down) at Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal - Delta
Reported: Nov 29/22-March 5/23 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: Up to 10 at marker 243 on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 28/22-Feb 12/23 (Sabine Jessen, m.obs)

Snow Bunting in Richmond - Photo: Kate Paton

Golden Eagle (1 adult)

Location: Vedder River near Giesbrecht Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 28 (Gord Gadsden)

Sora (2)

Location: On the west dyke off the end of Williams Rd - Richmond
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 27 (Daniel Poon, m.obs)

Sora in Richmond - Photo: Daniel Poon

Swamp Sparrow (3)

Location: 1 in marsh near railway tracks at Harbourside Park - North Van
Reported: Feb 27 (John Kalman)

Location: 1 HERE in marsh at Ladner Harbour Park - Delta
Reported: Jan 22-Feb 18 (Kevin Krebs, m.obs)

Location: 1 in marsh by tower at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Jan 11-29 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 1 near big bend by electrical substation by 72nd St in marsh at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 9 (Kevin Louth)

Swamp Sparrow at Reifel - Photo: Peter Candido 

California Scrub-Jays

Location: 1 at 1650 E 61st Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 17-20 (Myrna Ziola)

Location: 1 at Balaclava Park near 31st and Collingwood Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 15/22-Feb14/23 (Paul Clapham)

Location: 2 on Ladner Rd near bridge - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 8 (Joanne Macdougall)

Location: 3 HERE near Christ Covenant Church - Langley
Reported: Dec 29/22-Jan 5/23 (Mike Klotz et al.)

Bohemian Waxwing (1) 

Location: 1 HERE perched on tree at Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 13-25 (Mike Klotz, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwing in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Peter Candido

Western Gull (1 adult)

Location: 1 on pilings at Gilbert Beach - Richmond
Reported: Jan 22-Feb 20 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Western Gull in Richmond - Photo: Sean Vanderluit

Prairie Falcon (1)

Location: Seen HERE on Connecting Rd. Also seen on Ladner Rd. Also seen on Rannie Rd near Sturgeon Slough parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 16/22-Feb 17/23 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Prairie Falcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Raymond Ng

Red Knot (1)

Location: on mudflats off 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Feb 15 (Liron Gerstman)

Glaucous Gull (2)

Location: 1 first winter in field on #4 Rd near Interprovincial Hwy - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 28-Feb 4 (Ed Klassen, m.obs)

Location: 1 second cycle in field on Campbell Rd near Interprovincial Hwy  - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 24 (Gord Gadsden)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 Male)

Location: Private Home - Maple Ridge
Reported: Jan 29-Feb 1 (Sherrie Shorman)

Red-naped Sapsucker in Maple Ridge - Photo: Sherrie Shorman

Horned Lark (14) and Lapland Longspur (2)

Location: On Banford Rd south of Prairie Central Rd - Chilliwack 
Reported: Feb 1 (Gord Gadsden)

Gyrfalcon (1 juv)

Location: Last seen on tower on Rannie Rd before Koerner Rd. Also seen on tower on Middleton Rd. First seen at Ladner and Rannie Rd and at Sturgeon Slough parking lot and HERE on Rannie Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 7-31 (Daniel Graca, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Daniel Graca 

White-winged Crossbill (6)

Location: Flyover HERE on Bosa Trail - Maple Ridge
Reported: Jan 30 (Jess Findlay)

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: 1 in Dunlin flock on offshore island HERE near Blackie Spit viewed from Kayak (not accessible by foot) - Surrey
Reported: Jan 22 (Jim Lai)

Rock Sandpiper in Surrey - Photo: Jim Lai

Red Knot (3)

Location: HERE in field between 80-88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 22 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Red Knot (2, in non-breeding)

Location: In field on 36 Ave, east of overpass between 64 and 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 28/22-Jan 9/23 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper (1)

Location: Sitting on pipe in Dunlin flock between marker 237 and the very tip of the end of the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 16/22-Jan 7/23 (Ian Burgess, m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Richmond - Photo: Sabine Jessen

Sora (1)

Location: Feeding in the marsh at 41b St - Delta
Reported: Jan 4 (Richard Wakelam)

Red Knot (1, in partial breeding plumage)

Location: On mudflats at 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 2/23 (Liron Gertsman)