Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

To report rare birds or sightings of interest in this area and to submit pictures, please email Jeremy Gatten at jarofme@hotmail.com


PYGMY NUTHATCH (5)
Location: Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria; in pine trees along east side
Date: November 13/23 (G. Newell) to February 28/24 (multiple observers)
Pygmy Nuthatch in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Redhead (3)
Location: McIntyre Reservoir, Martindale Flats, Central Saanich 
Date: December 13/23 (G. Newell) to February 27/24 (multiple observers)

HOODED ORIOLE (1)
Location: Private Residence; Cobble Hill
Date: January 12 (W. Innes) to February 27 (multiple observers)
Male Hooded Oriole in Cobble Hill (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

WHITE-BREASTED NUTHATCH (1)
Location: Here in pines at the South-West end of Ross Bay Cemetery; Victoria  
Date: November 18 (G. Newell) to February 26/24 (multiple observers)
White-breasted Nuthatch in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

TUFTED DUCK (1)
Location: Duncan Sewage Lagoons; Duncan, here
Date: December 1/23 (J. Gatten) to February 25/24 (multiple observers)
Tufted Duck in Duncan (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: King's Pond, Saanich
Date: January 6 (G. Newell) to February 25 (multiple observers)
Rusty Blackbird in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

SUMMER TANAGER (1) *open to the public*
Location: At suet feeder at private residence located at 2449 Tyron Rd; North Saanich
Date: November 11/23 (M. and G. Maxwell) to February 24/24 (multiple observers)
Male Summer Tanager in North Saanich (Photo: Ann Nightingale) 

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Little Qualicum Estuary, Qualicum Beach; here
Date: November 1/23 (M. Wynja) to February 24/24 (multiple observers)

Redhead (1)
Location: Viaduct Flats, Saanich
Date: December 30/23 (S. McElaney) to February 24/24 (multiple observers)

PYGMY NUTHATCH (1) *open to public* Please be respectful of private residences and do not block driveways.
Location: 2552 Beaufort Road; Sidney. Please Park on Beaufort Road and walk in to the backyard. Please go around the house to the left (south) into the back yard and look up toward the house.  The suet feeder is on a post up close against the window. Also seen in firs at 2543 and 2545 Beaufort Rd.
*Also seen at the suet feeder at 2534 Goddard Rd in Sidney. Please view the Goddard Rd feeder from the public street.*
Date: October 10/23 (S. Johnson) to February 23/24 (multiple observers)
Pygmy Nuthatch in Sidney (Photo: Evan Larson)

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Sixth St and Windermere Ave, Cumberland
Date: December 17/23 (J. Straka) to February 18/24 (multiple observers)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Tuesday Pond, Swan Lake, Saanich 
Date: January 11 (J. Gaskin) to February 4 (multiple observers)

Redhead (2)
Location: In the pond on Galiano Dr between Gabriola Dr and Britannia Dr; Parksville
Date: November 3/23 (G. Robertson) to February 4/24 (multiple observers)

Sora (1)
Location: near boardwalk at Swan Lake; Victoria
Date: January 18 (K. Emmaneel) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Winfall Rd, Metchosin; in field north of road
Date: December 27/23 (S. Futehally and J. Johannesson) to January 18/24 (multiple observers)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Cattle Point; Victoria
Date: January 13 (K. Emmaneel)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Brickyard Cove; Nanoose Bay
Date: January 13 (G. Monty and D. Baird)

Redhead (1)
Location: Summit Park Reservoir; Victoria 
Date: December 1/23 (M. Robichaud) to January 7/24 (multiple observers)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Off of Parksville Community Park; Parksville
Date: January 4/24 (G. Monty and D. Baird)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: First seen on the Ogden Point Breakwater. Also seen on rocks off Holland Point and at Clover Point; Victoria
Date: December 31/23 (H. Tocher) to January 2/24 (multiple observers)

Wilson's Warbler (1, rare in winter)
Location: Between the Japanese Gardens and Gorge Waterway; Victoria
Date: January 2 (E. Ruberg) 

Glaucous Gull (1 first cycle)
Location: Viewing platform at the west beach of Qualicum Beach
Date: January 2 (L. Singh)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: On shoreline near lookout hill and airpark shelter along Airpark Trail at Courtenay Airpark; Courtenay
Date: November 1 (N. Hilaire) to December 29 (multiple observers)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: On Taylor Rd near the pond here; Saanich (view from road only, do not trespass and do not park on the narrow road. Parking is available at the east end of the road)
Date: December 13 (J. Costello) to 16 (multiple observers)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Amber Way, Royston; on nearshore rocks
Date: December 10 (K. Kaptein) to 17 (multiple observers)

Redhead (4)
Location: Blenkinsop Lake, Saanich; observed near bridge 
Date: October 25 (L. Peterson) to December 17 (multiple observers)

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: French Creek Mouth; Parksville
Reported: December 17 (G. Monty)

GRAY CATBIRD (1)
Location: 276 Portsmouth Drive; Victoria
Reported: December 16 (T. Bird)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Bay St and Cypress Rd; Ucluelet 
Date: November 2 (C. Di Corrado) to December 11 (multiple observers)

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1)
Location: last seen at the entrance at Midland Rd just off Lansdowne Rd also seen  Here and Here in the meadow next to Dorset Rd at Uplands Park; Victoria 
Date: October 9 (G. Newell) to December 6 (multiple observers)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Private Home on Haliburton St then flew towards Nanaimo River Estuary; Nanaimo
Date: December 4 (J. Kennedy)

PYGMY NUTHATCH (3)
Location: Seen at the corner of White Rock St and Spring Bay Rd and also at the corner of Baynes Rd and Whiterock St; Saanich
Date: November 13 (G. Newell) to December 3 (multiple observers)
One of three Pygmy Nuthatches at Ten Mile Point (Photo: Marie O'Shaughnessy)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: In bay off Higgison Rd; Nanoose Bay, here
Date: December 3 (G. Monty)

ORCHARD ORIOLE (1)
Location: In blackberry and Ivy off Radcliffe Lane near McMicking Park here and seen on Radcliffe Lane near Hood Lane; Victoria 
Date: November 5 (G. Newell) to 28 (multiple observers)
Orchard Oriole in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell) 

BAIKAL TEAL (1) *no public land access*
Location: Here at the mouth of Carnation Creek; Sarita
Date: November 28, 2023 (A. Westerhof)
Baikal Teal in Sarita (Photo: Andrew Westerhof)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Cattle Point; Victoria
Date: November 27 (G. Newell)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Otter Point, Sooke
Date: October 25 (D. Bell) to November 24 (multiple observers)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Between the beach access on Little Tribune Bay Rd and the Golf Course; Hornby Island
Date: November 22 to 23 (D. Fraser)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Off Mystic Beach; Jordan River
Date: November 22 (C. Di Corrado)

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (1)
Location: Here in empty lot adjacent to river; Jordan River
Date: November 18 (C. Hughes) to 22 (multiple observers)
Green-tailed Towhee in Jordan River (Photo: Randy Dzenkiw)

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: In flooded field on the east side of Lochside Drive just south of Mitchell's Farm at Martindale Flats; Saanich
Date: November 22 (G. Newell)
Glaucous Gull in Sanich (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: In front of Kiwitis visitor centre at Wickaninnish Beach; Ucluelet
Date: November 7 (C. Coxson) to 21 (multiple observers)

Tropical Kingbird (2)
Location: Here at Whiffin Spit; Sooke 
Date: November 5 (E.Larson, L. Singh and P. Thompson) to 20 (multiple observers)
Tropical Kingbird in Sooke (Photo: Evan Larson)

GREEN-TAILED TOWHEE (1)
Location: HERE on Gladstone Beach; Denman Island
Date: November 15 (T. Bouchard) to 19 (multiple observers)
Green-tailed Towhee on Denman Island (Photo: Cathy Carlson)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: On dunes in front of Kiwitis visitor centre at Wickaninnish Beach; Ucluelet
Date: November 19 (C. Coxson)

**Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches mini invasion**
There is a recent wave of rosy-finch sightings, with the first observation occurring in early October on Salt Spring Island. The number at that location has swelled and this species is starting to show up in other locations. Be on the lookout in appropriate habitats, which includes open, rocky or sandy areas along the coastline, hilltop bluffs, and open areas at mid- to high elevations. A summary of recent observations is provided below:
  1. November 17 (A. Ross); on rugby field behind Oak Bay High School; Victoria
  2. November 14 (J. Shaw); Little River Ferry Terminal, Comox
  3. November 9 to 11 (D. Isbister); three here at the French Creek Jetty, Parksville
  4. November 11 (R. Petersen), three here along logging road west of Fanny Bay; Comox Valley
  5. October 4 to 31 (P. Davidson); Shepherd Hills Rd, Salt Spring Island; up to 44 individuals feeding on seeds in sheep paddocks here
  6. October 12 (G. Newell) to 13 (multiple observers); Clover Point, Victoria; single bird on east side of point in grassy area
  7. October 28 (L. Steele); Thetis Rd, Ladysmith; eight birds seen along logging road approximately 3 km past the start of the powerlines
  8. October 28 (P. Thompson); East Point, Saturna Island; single bird on rocks near end of the Pine Tree Trail
  9. October 29 (B. Starzomski); Harling Point, Victoria; single bird
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch in Salt Spring Island (Photo: Ren Ferguson)

**Pine Grosbeak mini invasion**
Pine Grosbeaks observations will not be tracked. There have been several observations of this species spread across Vancouver Island and adjacent Gulf Islands. During irruptions of this species, they might be observed rarely at low elevations and with some regularity in mid- to high elevations.

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: 1300 Nanaimo River Rd; Nanaimo
Date: November 17 (C. Carlson)

Yellow-billed Loon (2)
Location: Off the Cloudcroft Rd beach access; Courtenay
Date: November 16 (K. Kaptein)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: At 169 Bird Sanctuary Drive, Nanaimo. Birders are welcome to view from
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Date: October 28 (D. Lineker) to November 15 (multiple observers) 
Blue Jay in Nanaimo (Photo: David Lineker)

ROCK WREN (1)
Location: East Point, Saturna Island
Date: November 14 (M. Cummings)
Rock Wren on the rocks, as one would hope (Photo: Marlene Cummings)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Long Beach Airport; Tofino
Date: November 13 (A. Dorst)
Bohemian Waxwing in Tofino (Photo: Adrian Dorst)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Directly across from the Cold Shoulder Cafe; Jordan River
Date: November 13 (S. Burnstein)

**Common Redpoll mini invasion**
Common Redpoll observations will not be tracked. There have been several observations of this species spread across Vancouver Island and adjacent Gulf Islands. During irruptions of this species, they are observed at low elevations on alder and birch catkins.

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: At UVic Campus between the two David Turpin buildings; Ucluelet
Date: November 11 (K. Fryer)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Helen and Otter Rds, Ucluelet
Date: October 28 (I. Cruickshank) to November 10 (multiple observers)

Redhead (3)
Location: near viewing tower on lake at Viaduct Flats, Saanich
Date: October 31 (G. Newell)  to November 9 (multiple observers)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Bay St and Cypress Rd; Ucluelet
Date: October 28 (I. Cruickshank) to November 9 (multiple observers)

BROWN BOOBY (1)
Location: Seen while riding the Coho Ferry in Canadian waters.
Date: November 8 (W. Thorne)

Western Kingbird X Tropical Kingbird Hybrid (1)
Location: Here at Whiffin Spit; Sooke 
Date: November 5 (E. Larson, L. Singh and P. Thompson) to 8 (multiple observers)
Western x Tropical Kingbird in Sooke (Photo: Evan Larson)

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: On Radcliffe Lane near house #633 feeding on driveway with other sparrows; Victoria
Date: November 7 (T. Hyggen)

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: Off the viewing platform at West Beach at Qualicum Beach
Date: November 7 (M. Wynja)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: #50 - 1st Street Sointula; Malcolm Island
Date: November 5 (G. Curry)
Harris’s Sparrow in Sointula (Photo: Gord Curry)

Redhead (1)
Location: Diver Lake; Nanaimo
Date: November 5 (S. Casey)

American Tree Sparrow 
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary; Nanaimo
Date: November 5 (S. Casey)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Hemlock St and Waterfront Drive, Ucluelet; near parking of the Japanese dock
Reported: October 28 (I. Cruickshank) to November 4 (multiple observers)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: flying NW with cedar waxwing flock over Uplands Park, Victoria
Date: November 3 (G. Newell)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: north end of Long Beach; Tofino 
Reported: November 1 (A. Dorst)

Redhead (2)
Location: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Saanich
Date: October 22 (A. Cooper) to November 3 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: in mixed blackbird flock on Lochside Dr south of Michell’s Farm; Saanich
Date: November 2 (N. Park and G. Newell) to November 3 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Sandown Centre, Sidney; on telephone wire with Brewer’s Blackbirds near Canadian Tire
Date: October 8 (N. Hughes) to November 2 (multiple observers)

Bohemian Waxwing (30)
Location: At the summit of Sugarloaf Mountain Park; Nanaimo
Date: October 31 (G. Monty) to November 1 (multiple observers) 

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Stubbs Island
Date: October 29 to 31 (A. Dorst) 

White-winged Crossbill (1)
Location: Channel Ridge Trail viewpoint accessed from Broadwell Rd, Vesuvius; Salt Spring Island
Date: October 29 (J. Kerivan)

Lazuli Bunting (1)
Location: Here at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: October 25 (T. Hyggen) to 29 (multiple observers)

Western Bluebird (6; 5 are banded from reintroduction program)
Location: Shepherd Hills Rd, Salt Spring Island; here along fence of sheep farm
Date: October 23 to 29 (P. Davidson)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo
Date: October 28 (B. Vroom)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Beacon Hill Park, Victoria; here near Dallas and Cook Rds
Date: October 28 (T. Hyggen)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: at Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood
Date: October 28 (M. Mitchell)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo
Date: October 27 (M. Wynja)

Common Redpoll (3)
Location: Courtenay River Estuary, Comox; on Comox side of estuary
Date: October 27 (K. Hamre)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; meadow next to Dorset Rd 
Date: October 25 (M. O'Shaughnessy)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Otter Point, Sooke
Date: October 25 (D. Bell)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood; originally here, but also observed near bridge on lagoon side
Date: September 26 (K. Emmaneel) to October 23 (multiple observers)
Franklin’s Gull in Colwood (Photo: Heather Tocher)

Bohemian Waxwing (5)
Location: Linley Valley, Nanaimo; observed here
Date: October 21 (D. Baird)

Common Redpoll (2)
Location: Linley Valley, Nanaimo; observed here
Date: October 21 (D. Baird)

Redhead (1)
Location: Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo
Date: October 19 (J. Goodwin)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; among blackbird flock behind pumpkin stand at Mitchell’s Farm Market
Date: October 17 (G. Newell)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Clover Point and McMicking Point; Victoria 
Date: Sept 26 (G. Newell) to Oct 17 (multiple observers)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: Tsonoqua Dr, Port Renfrew; behind tennis courts
Date: October 15 (I. Cruickshank)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (2)
Location: Oyster Bay, Campbell River
Date: October 12 (N. Haigh) to 14 (multiple observers)
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Campbell River (Photo: Nathan Haigh)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Pipers Lagoon, Nanaimo
Date: October 14 (P. Saarinen)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Deep Bay; private residence
Date: October 12 (C.Carlson)
Blue Jay in Deep Bay (Photo: Cathy Carlson)

Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: Cobble Hill; private farm on LeFran Rd
Date: October 12 (J. Gatten)

EMPEROR GOOSE (1, reported)
Location: Otter Point, Sooke; distant goose observed flying east
Date: October 11 ( G. Newell)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; among blackbird flock behind pumpkin stand at Mitchell’s Farm Market
Date: October 4 (G. Newell) to 10 (multiple observers)

Tropical Kingbird (2)
Location: Salmon Beach; flycatching along the waterfront by 5th Ave and Short St
Date: October 9 (I. Cruickshank)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; in small field between horses and vineyard just north of Lamont Rd
Date: October 8 (J. Wells)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; 400 m from main parking lot 
Date: October 7 (D. Baird)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Deep Bay; by 5429 Deep Bay Rd, on the lawn south of the mailboxes
Date: October 1 (M. Wynja) to 6 (multiple observers)
Vesper Sparrow in Deep Bay (Photo: Cathy Carlson)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: SW side of Tzartus Island; near Bamfield 
Date: October 5 (I. Cruickshank)

PALLAS'S BUNTING (1)
Location: Clover Point, Victoria; observed here
Date: October 4 (L. Peterson)
Pallas's Bunting in Victoria (Photo: Les Peterson)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Hardy Bay waterfront, Port Hardy
Date: October 4 (N. Beaulac)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Behind net 8 on top of hill at Pedder Bay Banding Station; Metchosin
Date: October 4 (E. Radziul)

Black Swift (1, late)
Location: East Sooke Regional Park; flying over
Date: October 4 (G. Monty)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: October 1 to 4 (D. Bell)

RED-THROATED PIPIT (1)
Location: Here with 5 American Pipits on the driftwood just south of the Sandhill Creek Mouth on Combers Beach; Tofino
Date: October 3 (K. Bosch)
Red-throated Pipit in Tofino (Photo: Kaiden Bosch)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: Tofino Airport; viewed on the south part of the fence.
Date: October 3 (K. Bosch)

NORTHERN PARULA (1)
Location: Here in alders in mixed chickadee flock; Jordan River
Date: October 1 (D. Bell, J. Kennerley, M. Hanneson)
Northern Parula in Jordan River (Photo: David Bell)

RED-THROATED PIPIT (1)
Location: Here on the south perimeter dyke at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: October 1 (S. Roias)
Red-throated Pipit in Victoria - Photo: Amelie Rousseau 

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)
Location: Pedder Bay Banding Station; Metchosin
Date: October 1 (E. Lewis)

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 29 (D. Bell)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Metchosin (Photo: David Bell)

Clark’s Nutcracker (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 29 (M. McGrenere)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: In mixed blackbird flock on Hodges Rd in the fields at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks; Parksville
Date: September 28 (M. Wynja) to 29 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Here on fence near feeder at Morningstar Golf Club; Parksville
Date: September 29 (S. Casey) 

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 25 to 29 (D. Bell) 

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: On the beach at the end of Heard Rd; Campbell River
Date: September 28 (K. Fitzpatrick)

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Here on ocean-side near bridge at Esquimalt Lagoon; Colwood
Date: September 27 (G. Newell)
American Golden-Plover in Colwood (Photo: Heather Tocher)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1)
Location: 1316 Edwards Place; Ucluelet
Date: September 27 (S. Heinrich)

Tule (Greater White-fronted) Goose  (1)
Location: Here at Oyster River Estuary; Campbell River
Date: September 24 to 27 (N. Bock)
Tule Goose in Campbell River (Photo: Nancy Bock)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Beverly St Dyke Trail, Duncan; along western fenceline in the field here
Date: September 26 (J. Gatten) 

BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER (1)
Location: Jordan River; here near parking area
Date: September 24 (D. Bell and J. Kennerley)
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher in Jordan River (Photo: David Bell)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On beach in front of Tin-Wis Hotel; Tofino 
Date: September 24 (K. Brodie)

Bobolink (1 female)
Location: Tahsis
Date: September 24 (B. Ivany)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On airport fence at the south end of the runway off Kye Bay Rd; Comox
Date: September 24 (P. Lypkie)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Banded at Pedder Bay; Metchosin
Date: September 24 (R. Gowan et al.)

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1)
Location: Rock Point Bird Observatory; Metchosin, restricted access
Date: September 23 (E. Radziul)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: SE corner of Panama Flats; Victoria  
Date: September 21 (G. Newell) to 22 (C. Hughes)

ASH-THROATED FLYCATCHER (1)
Location: Private residence; Cedar
Date: September 19 (T. Pawloski)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Here on snag on hill at Pedder Bay; Metchosin
Date: September 14 (D. Bell) to 19 (multiple observers)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 17 (S. Robiteille) 

Clay-colored Sparrow (2)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 17 (D. Bell) 

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: 1288 Kingsview Rd; Duncan 
Date: Septemeber 15 to 17 (J.Gatten)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Here in the central meadow in Uplands Park;Victoria
Date: Septemeber 15 (G. Newell) to 17 (multiple observers)
Vesper Sparrow in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Tofino Airport; restricted access
Date: September 16 (I. Cruickshank)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1)
Location: in a private yard on Edwards Pl in a mixed flock of warblers moving towards Little Beach; Ucluelet
Date: September 15 (S. Heinrich)
 
Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 15 (D. Bell)
 
Gray Catbird (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 7 (D. Bell) to 15 (multiple observers)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Offshore Tofino; viewed by boat
Date: September 13 (A. Guercio)
Laysan Albatross off Tofino (Photo: Lev Frid)

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1)
Location: HERE at SE corner of Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: September 12 (G. Newell and N. Park)
Tennessee Warbler in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

SNOWY PLOVER (1)
Location: On the beach here near to the trailhead entrance at Comber's Beach; Tofino
Date: September 10 to 11 (M. Hamilton)
**The bird was first photographed by Peter McAllister on September 10th at Chesterman’s Beach but was misidentified as a Sanderling.**
Snowy Plover in Tofino (Photo: Cindy Martin)

BLACKPOLL WARBLER (1)
Location: Private Home; Victoria
Date: September 10 (M. McGrenere)
Blackpoll Warbler in Victoria (Photo: Mike McGrenere) 

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Sandy Island Provincial Park; Denman Island
Date: September 10 (D. Baird and G. Monty)

Gray Catbird (1)
Location: 322 Foul Bay Rd; Victoria
Date: September 10 (M. Shepard)

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS (1 juv)
Location: Offshore Tofino; here
Date: September 9 (L. Frid)
Short-tailed Albatross in Tofino (Photo: Bruce Di Labio)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (2)
Location: Here on firs near the green satellite tower at High Rock Park; Esquimalt
Date: September 3 (J. Johannesson) to 8 (multiple observers)
1 of 2 Lewis’s Woodpeckers in Esquimalt (Photo: Heather Tocher) 

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Here at Fisherman’s Wharf Park; Victoria 
Date: September 4 to 8 (M. Tudor) 

CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1)
Location: Here on the Wild Pacific Trail; Ucluelet
Date: September 7 (S. Heinrich)
Chestnut-sided Warbler in Ucluelet (Photo: Samuel Heinrich)

Bobolink (1)
Location: Flying over Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 7 (D. Bell)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: HERE at Glencoe Park; Saanich
Date: September 4 (C. Hughes) to 6 (multiple observers)
Lark Sparrow in Victoria (Photo: Heather Tocher)

Long-tailed Jaeger (1 juv)
Location: Clover Point; Victoria
Date: September 2 (D. Donnecke) to 5 (multiple observers)
Long-tailed Jaeger at Clover Point (Photo: Heather Tocher)

TENNESSEE WARBLER (2)
Location: Here at Outerbridge Park; Saanich
Date: September 2 (C. Hughes) to 5 (multiple observers) 
Tennessee Warbler in Victoria (Photo: Carl Hughes)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Here near Triangle Island
Date: September 4 (L. Singh et al.)

HORNED PUFFIN (13)
Location: Triangle Island
Date: September 4 (L. Singh et al.)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)  
Location: Clover Point; Victoria
Date: August 30 (M. Robichaud) to September 4 (multiple observers)
Pacific Golden-Plover in Victoria (Photo: Les Peterson)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Here on snag on Mt. Tzouhalem; North Cowichan
Date: September 2 (R. Robinson) to 4 (multiple observers)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Here on fir on Kingsview Rd; Duncan
Date: September 4 (J. Gatten)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: West side of Panama Flats here; Victoria
Date: August 30 (E. Larson) to September 3 (multiple observers)
Clay-colored Sparrow in Victoria (Photo: Evan Larson) 

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Along the north dyke at the corner of Roy Rd and Kensington Place at Panama Flats; Victoria 
Date: August 21 (G. Newell) to September 3 (multiple observers)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Here on snag on Lincroft Rd; Sooke
Date: September 3 (L. Mah-Sen)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: On the rocks on the beach at the E side of Green Point; Tofino 
Date: September 2 (I. Cruickshank)

Gray Catbird (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: August 24 (D. Bell) to September 2 (multiple observers)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 2 (K. Fryer)

CLARK’S NUTCRACKER (1)
Location: At the summit of Mt. Benson Regional Park; Nanaimo
Date: September 2 (C. Erickson)

CLARK’S NUTCRACKER (1)
Location: In mowed grass below the east side of the hill just east of the flagpole at Beacon Hill Park; Victoria 
Date: August 31 to September 1 (P. Richardson)

Say's Phoebe (2)
Location: Cattle Point; Victoria
Date: September 1 (C. Reader)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Flying over 2640 Belmont Ave; Victoria
Date: September 1 (E. Larson)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: At Beacon Hill Park, north of Dallas Rd, below the hill parking lot in the fenced off area near ferns, east of the parking lot.; Victoria 
Date: September 1 (J. Gaskin)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Below the east side of the hill at Beacon Hill Park; Victoria 
Date: September 1 (J. Chick)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 1 (S. Littledale)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Feeding with Ring-billed Gulls at Maffeo Sutton Park; Nanaimo
Date: August 31 (G. Monty)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: In corn field off Beverly St Dyke Trail on Lakes Rd; North Cowichan
Date: August 31 (J. Gatten)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Here in central meadow at Uplands Park; Victoria
Date: August 29 (E. Larson)
Say's Phoebe in Victoria (Photo: Evan  Larson)

NORTHERN PARULA (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: July 24 (D. Bell) to August 29 (multiple observers)
Northern Parula in Metchosin (Photo: Joachim Bertrands)

Pacific Golden-Plover (2)
Location: On Wickanninish Beach near visitor centre; Tofino
Date: August 29 (D. Korver)

Solitary Sandpiper (3)
Location: Casawood Farm Pond; Courtenay; restricted access
Date: August 26 (N. Haigh) to 29 (multiple observers)

Bobolink (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: August 28 (D. Bell)

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Casawood Farm Pond; Courtenay; restricted access
Date: August 27 (K. Clouston) to 28 (multiple observers)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: Vargas Island
Date: August 27 (P. Lypkie)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: West side of small duck pond at Beckwith Park; Victoria 
Date: August 18 (M. Robichaud) to 26 (multiple observers)
Northern Waterthrush in Victoria (Photo: Heather Tocher)

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Private Property at Sluggett Reservoir; Brentwood Bay
Date: August 19 (J. Wells and M. Simmons) to 26 (multiple observers)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Offshore Tofino; viewed by boat.
Date: August 26 (C. Murray et al.)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Flying over Rocky Point banding station; Metchosin; restricted access 
Date: August 25 (D. Bell)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: On the beach at Sidney Spit; Sidney Island
Date: August 25 (A. Nightingale)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (4)
Location: 3 on Puckle Rd and 1 on Martindale Rd at Martindale Flats; Saanich 
Date: August 21 (J. Wells) to 25 (multiple observers)

Clark’s Nutcracker (1)
Location: Summit of Mt. Abel; Woss
Date: August 24 (J. Cragg)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: NE corner of Panama Flats; Victoria 
Date: August 21 (G. Newell and E. Larson and M. McGrenere)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On metal fence off Carey Rd at Panama Flats; Victoria 
Date: August 21 (G. Newell and E. Larson and M. McGrenere)

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: At the pond at Sandwell Provincial Park here; Gabriola Island
Date: August 20 (M. Gee) to 21 (multiple observers)

SNOWY PLOVER (1)
Location: NW end of Wickaninnish Beach, here; Tofino 
Date: August 20 (I. Cruickshank)
Snowy Plover in Tofino (Photo: Ian Cruickshank)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Flying over Mt. Tolmie Park; Victoria 
Date: August 19 (C. Hughes)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: On Tugwell Soccer Field on Forbes Rd; Ucluelet
Date: August 17 (J. McCullough) to 19 (multiple observers)

BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: Briefly in a Garry Oak here, before flying NE; Victoria 
Date: August 15 (G. Newell)
Black Phoebe in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: On chain link fence near Royal Roads University parking lot; Colwood
Date: August 11 (G. Newhouse)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Oyster Bay; Campbell River
Date: August 5 (T. Chapman) to 6 (multiple observers)

Lark Sparrow (1)
Location: In Douglas Firs at the N end of Sandy Island; Denman Island
Date: August 6 (I. Cruickshank)

BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: On a log at Witty’s Lagoon; here
Date: August 1 (D. Bell et al.)
Black Phoebe in Metchosin (Photo: David Bell)

White-winged Crossbill (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: Aug 1 (J. Bertrands)

Manx Shearwater (1)
Location: Between Point Holmes and Tree Island, Comox
Date: July 16 (N. Haigh and J. MacKenzie)

Yellow-breasted Chat (1)
Location: In the empty lot here at the end of Dunsterville Ave in Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: June 10 (C. Hughes) to July 6 (multiple observers)
Yellow-breasted Chat in Victoria (Photo: Nick Park)
 
EASTERN PHOEBE (1)
Location: On Galey Egg Farm barn here; Saanich
Date: May 17 (G. Newell) to July 6 (multiple observers)

Eastern Phoebe in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS (1)
Location: Off Lennard Lighthouse; Tofino
Date: July 3 (G. Tom)

Manx Shearwater (1)
Location: Amphitrite Point, Ucluelet; flying past to the northwest
Date: July 3 (I. Cruickshank)
 
Arctic Tern (2)
Location: With a Common Tern at the Ocean Grove-Heard Rd entrance and also Ken Forde Boat Launch; Campbell River
Date: June 21 (K. Fitzpatrick) to July 3 (multiple observers) 
Arctic Terns in Campbell River (Photo: Pete Lypkie)

Long-tailed Duck (1)
Location: HERE at Qualicum Bay - Qualicum Beach
Reported: July 2 (K. Ocana)

HORNED PUFFIN (2)
Location: Triangle Island 
Reported: July 1 (M. Hafting)
Horned Puffin at Triangle Island (Photo: Melissa Hafting)
 
American Redstart (1)
Location: Rough Bay, Malcolm Island; located on east side of the road opposite the Sointula Marina
Date: June 29 (G. Curry)
American Redstart on Malcolm Island (Photo: Gord Curry)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; in estuary here off Mariner Way
Date: June 22 (G. Robertson) to 26 (multiple observers)

HORNED PUFFIN (3)
Location: Sartine Island 
Reported: June 24 (L. Ragan)

HORNED PUFFIN (4)
Location: Triangle Island 
Reported: June 24 (L. Ragan)

ROSE-BREASTED GROSBEAK (1)
Location: Mt. Tolmie, Saanich; seen around here 
Date: June 19 (G. Newell)
Rose-breasted Grosbeak in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

American White Pelican (40)
Location: Bowen Park, Nanaimo; flying over heading southeast 
Date: June 18 (C. Rispin)

HORNED PUFFIN (1)
Location: Triangle Island
Reported: June 17 (T. Churchill)

Manx Shearwater (1)
Location: Clover Point, Victoria; offshore flying east
Date: June 17 (G. Newell)

Manx Shearwater (1)
Location: Amphitrite Point, Ucluelet; flying past to the northwest
Date: June 14 (I. Cruickshank)

American Redstart (1)
Location: Tofino Airport, Tofino; in alders at eastern end of runway
Date: June 14 (J. Saydam)

Wilson’s Phalarope (2)
Location: Between SE and SW quadrants viewed from Central dyke at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: May 13 (G. Newell) to June 14 (multiple observers)

WHITE-EYED VIREO (1)
Location: Last seen on the NW side of Rainforest Drive, 200m NW of Marine Drive. Also seen across from 1241 Eber Rd. Also seen at the east end of Eber Rd Here by the fuel dock.  First seen Here and Here singing from alders; Ucluelet
Date: June 3 (Joachim Bertrands) to 13 (multiple observers)
White-eyed Vireo in Ucluelet (Photo: Joachim Bertrands)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: viewed by boat here
Date: June 13 (G. Monty)

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; here, 100 m down the trail from the Midland Rd entrance
Date: June 11 (G. Newell)

American White Pelican (37)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; flying over northbound
Date: June 11 (A. Cooper)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying SE over W Saanich Rd and Wilkinson Rd; Victoria
Date: June 11 (C. Hughes)

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: Oyster River Trail, Campbell River
Date: June 10 (A. Hooper)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On fence on Lohbrunner Rd East on east side of field; Saanich
Date: June 8 (A. Cooper) to 10 (multiple observers)

CAVE SWALLOW (1)
Location: Somass Estuary, Port Alberni; located approximately here
Date: June 9 (B. Dudeck)
Cave Swallow in Port Alberni (Photo: Blair Dudeck)

American White Pelican (20)
Location: On the shoreline near the boat launch; Union Bay
Date: June 9 (R. Jackalin)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Flying NE over Mt. Tolmie; Victoria
Date: June 8 (G. Newell)

American White Pelican (37)
Location: Flying SE over Morningstar Golf Course; Parksville
Date: June 8 (S. Casey)

American White Pelican (37)
Location: Flying SE over Panama Flats;Victoria
Date: June 8 (G. Newell)

Broad-winged Hawk (1)
Location: Flying NW over Lohbrunner Rd East; Saanich
Date: June 8 (G. Newell)

American White Pelican (74)
Location: Flying NE over Mt. Wilson between Coles Bay and Airport; Victoria
Date: June 7 (J. Pardee)

Green Heron (1)
Location: West side of Blenkinsop Lake; Victoria 
Date: June 2 (M. McGrenere)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Flying NW from Amphitrite Point; Ucluelet
Date: June 1 (I. Cruickshank)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: At the horse paddock north of the bridge at Blenkinsop Lake; Victoria 
Date: May 25 (M. Robichaud et al.)

American White Pelican (1)
Location: Tyee Spit; Campbell River
Date: May 15 (I. Graham) to 23 (multiple observers)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Along Stewart Ave in front of Sands Funeral Home; Nanaimo 
Date: May 22 (G. Monty)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Tyee Spit; Campbell River
Date: May 17 (N. Haigh) to 18 (multiple observers)

SNOWY PLOVER (1)
Location: Here on Comber’s Beach; Tofino
Date: May 17 (S. Tyne)
Snowy Plover in Tofino (Photo: Sarah Tyne)

Wilson’s Phalarope (1)
Location: In the lagoon at Courtenay Airpark; Courtenay
Date: May 16 (G. Fairbrother)
Wilson’s Phalarope in Courtenay (Photo: Krista Kaptein)

SAGE THRASHER (1)
Location: Shorepine Bog Trail, Pacific Rim National Park
Date: May 15 (M. Jaffré)

Brown Pelican (4)
Location: Flying NE over Trial Island; Victoria
Date: May 15 (B. Starzomski)

Snow Bunting (1)
Location: Feeding on beach on NW side of Lost Shoe creek mouth; Tofino
Date: May 15 (I. Cruickshank)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1)
Location: Oyster Bay; Campbell River
Date: May 12 (R. Helmer) to 14 (I. Graham)
Bar-tailed Godwit in Campbell River (Photo: Ian Graham)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER (1)
Location: Panama Flats; Victoria; southeast corner in oak tree near here
Date: May 13 (G. Newell)
Black-and-White Warbler in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Wilson’s Phalarope (2)
Location: Central dyke at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: May 13 (G. Newell) to 14 (multiple observers)
Wilson’s Phalarope in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Here at Uplands Park; Victoria
Date: May 7 to 12 (G. Newell)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Jordan River; small parking lot by Queesto office as you come down hill
Date: May 11 (M. Bentley)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying north over Hwy 17 and Island View Drive at Martindale Flats; Saanich
Date: May 9 (D. Tyson)

Swainson’s Hawk (2)
Location: Flying north over Saanich Crossing Rd and Island View; Saanich
Date: May 9 (K. Taylor)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: On the beach in front of the “Ice Cream Dreams” store here; Qualicum Beach
Reported: May 8 (D. Isbister) to 9 (multiple observers)

Hudsonian Godwit (1)
Location: Oyster Bay; Campbell River 
Date: April 30 (K. Fitzpatrick et al.) to May 8 (multiple observers)
Hudsonian Godwit in Campbell River (Photo: Krista Kaptein)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Stella Lake; North of Campbell River
Date: May 8 (K. Armitage)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On golf course near Newport Ave and Beach Drive; Victoria
Date: May 7 (G. Newell) to 8 (multiple observers) 

RBA: BLACK-TAILED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Seen by scope roosting on the construction pilings here directly across from the end of Stewart Ave here in Victoria. Also seen Here at Esquimalt Lagoon; Colwood.
Date: May 2 (L. Peterson) to May 7 (multiple observers)
Adult Black-tailed Gull in Colwood (Photo: Nick Park)

American White Pelicans (3)
Location: Quatse Estuary WMA, Port Hardy; observed on mudflats
Date: May 6 (A. Cunningham) to 7 (multiple observers)
American White Pelicans in Quatse Estuary (Photo: Gord Curry)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying north over Michell’s Farm at Martindale Flats; Saanich
Date: May 6 (G. Newell)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Viewed from ferry here; Nanaimo
Date: May 6 (G. Monty)

American White Pelicans (35)
Location: Flying north over Chemainus
Date: May 2 (R. Aughey)
American White Pelicans in Chemainus (Photo: Ryan Aughey)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying north over 481 Regency Place; Victoria
Date: May 2 (M. Preston)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying east over Mt. Tolmie Park; Victoria
Date: April 29 (C. Bosma) to May 2 (multiple observers) 

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: John Rd, Sidney; among juncos in the hedgerow at the raspberry fields near Littlewood Rd
Date: December 3/2022 (N. Hughes) to April 30/2023 (multiple observers) 

COSTA'S HUMMINGBIRD (1 male, carcass)
Location: Private Home; Sidney
Date: April 30 (L. Smith)

ACORN WOODPECKER (1 female)
Location: Private residence; Sooke
Date: April 25 to 29 (M. Lambert)
Female Acorn Woodpecker in Sooke (Photo: Miriam Lambert)

Great Egret (1)
Location: Oyster Bay; Campbell River
Date: April 29 (D. Patterson)
Great Egret in Campbell River (Photo: Deb Patterson)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: 265 Butler Ave; Parksville
Date: April 28 (S. Knoerr)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Here at the summit of Mt. Tolmie; Victoria 
Date: April 27 (G. Newell)
Dusky Flycatcher in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell) 

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: On beach logs near main entrance to Rathtrevor Park; Parksville
Date: April 25 (S. Gray)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: In hayfield at Somass Estuary; Port Alberni
Date: April 23 (Daryl Henderson)

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: On the boardwalk at Comox Marina; Comox
Date: April 23 (K. Olynyk)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying south over 679 Coleos Place; Victoria
Date: April 21 (N. Hentze)

Redhead (1)
Location: Viaduct Flats, Saanich; around here
Date: March 16 (G. Hart) to April 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: On beach at end of Whiffin Spit, Sooke
Date: April 19 (S. Bowie)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: On fence on Blacktail Rd, here, Sooke
Date: April 19 (S. Bowie

Mountain Bluebird (37)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary near the Shelly St entrance; Parksville
Date: April 18 (C. Knox and A. Jensen) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: On fence on east side of Maber Flats, view by scope from Willow Way; Saanich
Date: April 18 (L. Singh) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (6)
Location: On fence on Hodges Rd, Parksville
Date: April 16 (C. Carlson) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (14)
Location: Here on Quennell Rd, Cassidy
Date: April 18 (G. Monty) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (Up to 37)
Location: Holden Creek at Nanaimo River Estuary; Nanaimo
Date: April 16 (B. Vroom) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (4)
Location: Here on Adshead Rd; Cassidy
Date: April 18 (G. Monty) to 19 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (4)
Location: 1877 Herd Rd; Duncan
Date: April 19 (G. Duncan)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: In field here on Renz Rd, Parksville
Date: April 18 (M. Roth)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Near the banding station on the west side of Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo
Date: April 18 (E. Demers)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Banded at the banding station on the west side of Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo
Date: April 18 (E. Demers)

Mountain Bluebird (1 initially, now 4)
Location: On fence on Stamps Rd, Cowichan Bay
Date: April 15 (J. Gatten) to 16 (multiple observers, N. Park found additional birds)
One of three radiant male Mountain Bluebirds at this location (Photo: Nick Park)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Here off Bonnington Rd, Nanoose Bay
Date: April 18 (B. Judson)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Here on Carden Rd, Cassidy
Date: April 18 (G. Monty)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: West side of Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo
Date: April 18 (S. Casey)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Blenkinsop Lake,Saanich; north to south fence along the Lochside Trail north of Blenkinsop Lake where the road pavement ends 
Date: April 13 (M. McGrenere) to  14 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (3)
Location: Canora Rd lookout, Sidney; on airport fence
Date: April 13 (M. Robichaud)

Yellow-headed Loon (1)
Location: Beechey Head, Sooke
Date: April 13 (A. Jacobs et al.)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; Shelly St entrance
Date: April 7 (D. Wilshire)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Columbia Beach, Qualicum Beach
Date: April 6 (D. Alcroft)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: Otter Point, Sooke; private residence 
Date: February 13 to April 6 (S. Bowie)

Marbled Godwit (3)
Location: Tofino; mudflats off 1st St
Date: April 2 (I. Cruickshank)

TUFTED DUCK (1)
Location: Duncan sewage lagoons, Duncan; viewed from here
Date: December 11/22 (J. Gatten) to March 31/23 (multiple observers)
As typically viewed, glued to the third pipe on the southwest sewage pond (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On beach at Moorecroft Regional  Park, Nanoose Bay
Date: March 31 (M. Martin)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Tahsis; Here
Date: March 26 (B. Ivany) 

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Saturna Island; Here 
Date: March 28 (Kevin Leslie)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Here hawking insects from fence posts at the east end of blueberry field on Blacktail Rd; Dunsmuir 
Date: March 27 (D. Ibister) to 28 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Pachena Bay, Bamfield
Date: March 27 (A. Coles)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, on beach logs near Holden Creek; Nanaimo 
Date: March 26 (B. Vroom) 

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Tahsis; Here
Date: March 26 (B. Ivany) 

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On fence posts near North Star Stables on Coleman Rd; Comox
Date: March 26 (Sheri L.)

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: On the beach at Maggie River Estuary; Ucluelet 
Date: March 24 (I. Cruickshank)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Blenkinsop Lake,Victoria; On North to South fence along the Lochside Trail north of Blenkinsop Lake where the road pavement ends 
Date: March 24 (M. & B. McGrenere)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Prospect Lake, seen here on Estelline Drive near Estelline Park.
Date: October 26 (B. Burton) to March 20/23 (multiple observers)
Iconic of the east, but a rare sight on Vancouver Island (Photo: Marlene Mitchell)

LESSER GOLDFINCH (1, male)
Location: Port Alberni; visiting feeder near intersection of 7th Ave and Angus St
Date: February 22 (D. Henderson) to March 17 (multiple observers)
Vancouver Island's furthest north record of Lesser Goldfinch (Photo: Sandy McRuer)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo; near blue bench ~70 metres southeast of thatcher ant hills
Date: March 5 (D. Baird) to 9 (multiple observers)
I always get excited when I see a rusty rump - don't you? (Photo: James MacKenzie)

Redhead (1)
Location: Beaver Lake, Saanich; northeast section near main parking lot
Date: January 14 (K. Fryer and L. Peterson) to March 9 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: In tree near intersection of Raymond St and Agnes St; Victoria
Date: March 7 (L. Mackas-Burns)

Redhead (1)
Location: Casawood Pond, Courtenay; here
Date: February 24 (K. Fitzpatrick) to March 7 (multiple observers)

Yellow-billed Loon (2)
Location: Little Qualicum Estuary, Qualicum Beach; here
Date: August 18, 2022 (C. Carlson) to March 5, 2023 (multiple observers)

Redhead (1)
Location: Portage Inlet, Saanich; west end of inlet
Date: February 13 (J. Wells)

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Langford; private residence near Bear Mountain Parkway
Date: February 1 to 7 (J. Ridge)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Art Mann Park; Duncan
Date: January 4 (D. Marven) to 28 (K. Wenberg)

Rusty Blackbird (1 male and 1 female)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; observed by pig farm, here
Date: November 9/22 (G. Newell) to January 25/23 (multiple observers)

Northern Goshawk (1)
Location: On Ucluelet Harbour beach off Albion Crescent; Ucluelet
Date: January 24 (I. Cruickshank)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Flying SE past Amphitrite Point; Ucluelet
Date: January 14 (I. Cruickshank)

HORNED PUFFIN (1 immature)
Location: Last seen flying east past Clover Point towards Trial Island. Also seen in Oak Bay off Trafalgar Park. First seen at Ogden Point Breakwater, Victoria; Off  the end of  
Date: January 4 (A. MacDonald) to 8 (M. Shepard)
Immature Horned Puffin off the Ogden Point breakwater in Victoria (Photo: Andrew MacDonald)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: King’s Pond, Victoria
Date: January 3 (G. Newell)

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Helen Rd and Alder St, Ucluelet
Date: January 2 (I. Cruickshank)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo; among Cedar Waxwings
Date: January 1, 2023 (S. Casey)