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

Least Flycatcher (2)
Location: Between the 2 foot bridges at Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery; Parksville
Date: June 27 (S. Beauchesne) to 28 (multiple observers)

EASTERN PHOEBE (1)
Location: Lohbrunner Rd East, Saanich; here
Date: May 12 (K. Emmaneel) to June 26 (multiple observers)

Eastern Phoebe in Saanich (Photo: Klaus Emmaneel)

Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: NW quadrant of Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: June 26 (G. Newell)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: NW quadrant of Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: June 26 (G. Newell)

AMERICAN REDSTART (1, second-year male)
Location: Helliwell Provincial Park, Hornby Island; singing in aspen-arbutus stand near St. John Point
Date: June 22 (D. Donnecke)

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Kye Bay Rd, Comox; along Comox Airport fence
Date: June 15 (A. & K. Westerhof)

Western Kingbird (3)
Location: On airport fence at Comox Valley Airport near Kye Bay; Comox
Date: June 11 (N. Hilaire) to 14 (multiple observers)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Franklin River Camp; around here
Date: June 12 to 14 (G. Monty and D. Baird)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Witty’s Lagoon, Metchosin; along beach by washrooms
Date: June 12 (A. Ross)

SAGE THRASHER (1)
Location: Wickaninnish Beach, Tofino; around here on beach
Date: June 11 (J. Bindernagel)
Any mid-sized passerine running on a beach is bound to be good! (Photo: Jack Bindernagel)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: East Point, Saturna Island
Date: June 11 (P. Preston)

BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE (1)
Location: Cowichan Valley; location not specified due to access restrictions
Date: June 11 (J. Gatten)
Easiest identified by vocalizations, but not the buffy flanks (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; along southern berm
Date: May 29 (K. Gilbert) to June 11 (multiple observers)

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; here in the central meadow 
Date: June 10 (G. Newell)
Ovenbird in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

BLACK TERN (1)
Location: Offshore, Salish Sea; sitting on log in the ocean with an Arctic Tern, here
Date: June 11 (C. DiCorrado)

Gray Catbird (1)
Location: Cecelia Ravine, Victoria; along the bank park at the Washington Ave access
Date: June 7 (R. Gowan) to 10 (multiple observers)

Harris’s Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: 240 Arnet Rd, Tofino
Date: June 8 (Adrian Dorst)
Harris’s Sparrow in Tofino (Photo: Adrian Dorst)

OVENBIRD (1)
Location: Along Pedder Bay Drive in the ravine between Pedder Bay and Rocky Point Rds; Metchosin
**Please park in the Pedder Bay parking lot. Please do not park along the edge of the road**
Date: June 7 (D. Donnecke)
Ovenbird in Metchosin (Photo: Daniel Donnecke)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Englishman River Estuary, Parksville; along shoreline
Date: June 7 (M. Chutter and A. Allen)
The yellow head is a beacon that scarcely gets overlooked (Photo: A. Allen)

SNOWY EGRET (1)
Location: Cowichan Estuary Conservation Trail, Cowichan Bay; here in slough
Date: June 5 (L. Downs) to 6 (multiple observers)
Yellow feet and black legs = excitement (Photo: Nathan Hentze)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Schooner Point, Tofino; around the driftwood between Schooner Point and sand dunes
Date: June 5 (J. Saydam and S. Wilkinson)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On fence on Lochside Regional Trail near Galey Morning Fresh Egg Farm; Saanich
Date: June 3 (M. McGrenere)

Wilson Phalaropes (2)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; north end of flats
Date: June 2 (G. Newell) to 3 (multiple observers)

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1)
Location: Robb Ave, Comox; private residence
Reported: June 1 to 2 (J. Shaw)
Tennessee Warbler in Comox (Photo: Janet Shaw)

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Hector Rd, Saanich; flying NW over road
Date: June 2 (R. Dzenkiw)

Wilson Phalarope (1)
Location: Englishman River Estuary, Parksville; Plummer Rd side of estuary
Date: June 2 (S. Knoerr)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Victoria International Airport, Sidney; on fence at Canora Rd lookout 
Date: June 2 (J. Wells)

HORNED PUFFIN (1)
Location: Cleland Island, Tofino; wiewed from boat
Date: June 1 (J. Forde)

Horned Puffin near Tofino - Photo: Eric Newton

LARK SPARROW (1)
Location: Jordan River; behind Telus building in the recently expanded gravel area
Date: June 1 (M. Bentley)
Lark Sparrow in Jordan River - Photo: Michael Bentley

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Amphitrite Point Lighthouse, Ucluelet
Date: May 28 (I. Cruickshank)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Little Qualicum River Estuary, Qualicum Beach; shore near the river around here
Date: May 25 (S. Craig)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Along Lochside Regional Trail near to Galey Morning Fresh Egg Farm; Saanich
Date: May 25 (K. Slagboom)

LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (1)
Location: Mount Tolmie, Saanich; last observed here by uppermost parking lot
Date: May 23 (G. & D. Newell and L. Peterson)
Loggerhead Shrike in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; 100 m south of grey shed, here
Date: May 23 (A. Rousseau)
Least Flycatcher in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; northeast section near Rutland Rd entrance
Date: May 17 to 22 (G. Newell) 

Wilson’s Phalarope (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; Plummer Rd side of estuary
Date: May 21 (D. Isbister) 

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Cox Rd, Comox; seen flying over
Date: May 21 (K. Clouston et al.)

Wilson’s Phalarope (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; northeast quadrant
Date: May 20 (L. Peterson) 

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Lohbrunner Rd E, Saanich; flying over
Date: May 20 (G. Newell)

Western Kingbird (2)
Location: On fence on Lohbrunner Rd East, here; Saanich
Date: May 12 (A. Jacobs) to 19 (multiple observers)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Beckwith Park, Saanich; in Garry Oak meadow section
Date: May 11 (K. Slagboom) to 19 (multiple observers)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: At the mouth of San Juan near Pacheedaht Beach; Port Renfrew
Date: May 18 (L. Ragan)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Big Bay, Stuart Island; around here
Date: May 17 (E. Jordan)

American White Pelican (1)
Location: Mapleguard Point, Deep Bay
Date: May 17 (C. Carlson)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: McMicking Point, Oak Bay
Date: May 17 (G. Newell)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: At the junction of the Lochside Trail and the Donwood Park Trail; Saanich
Reported: May 14 (M. Dufort) to 15 (multiple observers)

SNOWY PLOVER (3)
Location: 1 bird here on spit near Frank Island on Chesterman Beach and 1 bird seen on Comber's Beach near trailhead. 3 birds seen together here at the mouth of sandhill creek on Comber’s Beach on May 1st. On May 2-12th,  2 birds were seen on Wick Beach. On May 14-15th one bird was on Comber’s Beach; Tofino
Date: April 29 (D. Caudwell, M. Hamilton, I. Cruickshank) to May 15 (multiple observers)
1 of 3 Snowy Plovers in Tofino (Photo: Michelle Hamilton)

Brown Pelican (1)
Location: Cleland Island; Tofino
Date: May 14 (M. Matchim)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Morningstar Golf Course Pond; Parksville 
Date: May 14 (E. Shemming & S. Simard-Provencal)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: SE corner of Panama Flats, south of the metal shed; Victoria
Date: May 13 (F. Hornall)

Marbled Godwit (1)
Location: HERE at Englishmen River Estuary in Parksville
Date: May 13 (L. Gertsman)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Flying 1 km out of Amphitrite Point; Ucluelet
Date: May 13 (I. Cruickshank)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: In field here on Central Saanich Rd; Saanich
Date: May 12 (J. Gatten)
 
American White Pelican (1)
Location: Oyster Bay; Campbell River
Date: May 12 (L. Graf)
 
Pacific Golden-Plover (2)
Location: Sandhill Creek mouth on Comber's Beach; Tofino
Date: May 3 (M. Hamilton) to 12 (multiple observers)
2 Pacific Golden-Plovers in Tofino (Photo: Michelle Hamilton)

Pacific Golden-Plover (12)
Location: Tofino Airport; restricted acess
Date: May 8 to 12 (A. Dorst)

American White Pelican (5)
Location: Flying N over French Creek Mouth; Parksville
Reported: May 11 (K. & A. Westerhof)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: In the willows on the south dyke just east of the house that borders Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: May 10 (A. Cooper at al.)
Least Flycatcher in Victoria (Photo: Aziza Cooper)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On fence on Lohbrunner Rd East; Saanich
Reported: May 9 (J. Wells)

American White Pelicans (12)
Location: On mudflats off Westcan Terminals Rd here; Cowichan Bay
Date: May 9 (K. Wenberg)

Swainson’s Hawk (3)
Location: Flying over Martindale Flats; Saanich
Date: May 8 (J. Wells)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over Memorial Rd near Island Hwy; Qualicum Beach
Date: May 8 (G. Monty)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Seen on rocks across from McMicking Point and also seen on the Victoria Golf Course; Victoria
Date: May 3 (M. Shepard) to 7 (multiple observers)

Brown Pelican (1)
Location: Active Pass; near Mayne Island
Date: May 5 (K. Taylor)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: East slope of Mt. Tolmie; Victoria
Date: May 5 (G. Newell)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: On Tugwell Field; Ucluelet
Date: May 4 (I. Cruickshank)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: On Lee St near Albion Crescent; Ucluelet
Date: May 4 (I. Cruickshank)

Marbled Godwit (2)
Location: At the mouth of Witty's Lagoon; Metchosin
Date: May 1 (M. Preston) to 3 (multiple observers)

Solitary Sandpiper (1)
Location: East corner of flooded field at Hastings Flats; Victoria
Date: May 3 (K. Taylor)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Salmon Point Trail; Comox
Date: May 2 (J. MacKenzie)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Near metal shed off Carey Rd at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: May 2 (K. Emmanuel)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Hecate Strait, here
Date: May 2 (T. Shelmerdine)

BLACK-CAPPED CHICKADEE (1), first Vancouver Island record
Location: Island View Beach Regional Park, Central Saanich; observed here and here
Date: August 20 (A. Jacobs) to 22, 2021 (multiple observers), relocated March 25 (G. Newell) to May 1 (multiple observers); this bird is present in the same location as it was first reported in August last year, so odds are overwhelming that it represents a continuing bird.

ROSS’S GOOSE (3)
Location: In field near here at Maber Flats; Saanich
Date: April 22 (G. Hart et al.) to 30 (multiple observers)
3 Ross's Geese in Saanich - Photo: Evan Larson

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: On fence at the central pond east of the greenhouse at Sandown Race Track; North Saanich
Date: April 30 (M. Prella)

American White Pelican (6)
Location: On the mudflats between Dock Rd and Khenipsen Rd; Cowichan Bay 
Date: April 29 (K. Wenberg)

Bank Swallow (1)
Location: Qualicum Beach Airport; Qualicum Beach 
Date: April 28 (G. Monty)

BLUE GROSBEAK (1)
Location: Tofino; private residence
Date: December 16, 2021 to April 28, 2022 (T. & K. Greig)
Blue Grosbeak in Tofino (Photo: Adrian Dorst)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Coldwater Rd; Parksville
Date: April 26 (G. Monty)

KING EIDER (1 female)
Location: Viewed here off Singing Sands Beach; Comox 
Date: April 23 to 24 (K. Kaptein and I. van Veen)
Queen Eider in Comox (Photo: Krista Kaptein)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: On fence near here at Englishmen Estuary; Parksville
Date: April 24 (B. Vroom)

Mountain Bluebird (4)
Location: On fenceline on the north side of Cox Rd also seen on Bridges Rd; Courtenay
Date: April 8 (K. Kaptein) to 24 (multiple observers) 

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Henrik's Lookout; Nanoose Bay
Date: April 24 (G. Monty and D. Baird) 

ROSS’S GOOSE (1)
Location: On central dyke at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: April 21 (G. Newell)
Ross's Goose in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

ROSS’S GOOSE (7)
Location: In field on north side of Martindale Rd between Lochside Dr and Welch Rd at Martindale Flats. Last seen flying towards Island View Beach; Saanich
Date: April 21 (M. Rainville)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Island View Beach, on logs; Saanich
Date: April 21 (M. Rainville) 

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On the fence near the blue chicken barn on Lochside Trail where the pavement starts north of Blenkinsop Lake; Victoria
Date: April 19 (B. Dancer)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On fenceline on the beach at Witty’s Lagoon; Metchosin 
Date: April 17 (A. Preston) to 18 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On fence at the garden at Canora Rd lookout near the Victoria airport; Saanich 
Date: April 18 (J. Nicholls)

Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: In Garry Oaks near pond at Beckwith Park; Saanich
Date: April 15 (K. Slagboom) to 16 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Spider Lake; Dunsmuir
Date: April 15 (D. Isbister) to 16 (multiple observers) 

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Quennell Lake; Cassidy
Date: April 11 (P. Boon)

PARAKEET AUKLET (5)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; here
Date: April 10 (Mike Toochin et al.)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; here
Date: April 10 (I. Povalyaev and Y. Attia, m.obs)

Laysan Albatross (2)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; here
Date: April 10 (Y. Attia, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: On top of Little Mt. Doug at Mt. Douglas Park; Saanich
Date: April 9 (D. Korver)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Royal Burial Park; Victoria
Date: April 9 (S. Harper) 

PARAKEET AUKLET (6)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; private charter
Date: April 2 (J. Bertrands et al.)

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS (1, immature)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, offshore from Tofino; private charter
Date: March 27 (J. Bertrands et al.)

PARAKEET AUKLET (1)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; private charter
Date: March 27 (J. Bertrands et al.)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino; private charter
Date: April 2 (J. Bertrands et al.)

FERRUGINOUS HAWK (1, light morph adult), first Vancouver Island record
Location: Blacktail Rd near Spider Lake; observed on large snag here
Date: March 26 (D. Isbister)
Vancouver Island's first Ferruginous Hawk (Photo: Derek Isbister)

WESTERN BLUEBIRD (1, male, unbanded)
Location: Blenkinsop Valley, Saanich; entrance to the Blenkinsop Valley Driving Range, here
Date: February 5 (J. Gatten) to March 29 (multiple observers)
Male Western Bluebird (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)
 
Mountain Bluebird (1, female)
Location: Blenkinsop Valley, Saanich; entrance to the Blenkinsop Valley Driving Range, here
Date: February 5 (J. Gatten) to March 29 (multiple observers)
Female Mountain Bluebird (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Clayoquot Canyon, off from Tofino
Date: March 25 (K. Bosch)

TUFTED DUCK (1)
Location: Duncan sewage ponds, Duncan; here
Date: December 23, 2021 J. Gatten) to March 24, 2022 (multiple observers)
The male Tufted Duck is remarkably consistent on the irrigation pipes (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Snow Bunting (1)
Location: Wickaninnish Beach, Tofino; located along on beach in front of sand dunes, approximately one-third of the way along the dunes
Date: March 21 (J. Bain)

Glaucous Gul1 (1)
Location: Island View Beach, Central Saanich; on beach closest to northernmost parking lot
Date: March 12 (J. Wells) to 15 (multiple observers) 

BROWN BOOBY (1)
Location: Offshore; on research vessel John P. Tully, last seen here before flying off 
Date: March 12 (crew of CCGS J.P. Tully) to 13 (M. Robert)  

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Royal Oak; observed at feeders here on Marsett Place behind Commonwealth Pool near Royal Oak Golf Course, but seen in same area as far as 4643 W Saanich Rd
Date: November 19, 2021 (A. Nightingale et al.) to March 13, 2022 (multiple observers) 
 
Iceland Gull ssp. glaucoides (1, second-cycle)
Location: Amber Way, Royston
Date: March 6, 2022 (L. Singh)
This subspecies is very rare in the west and indicates a bird that has come from Greenland (Photo: Liam Singh)

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: Clover Point, Victoria
Date: March 6 (N. Park) 

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: On beach at Point Holmes, Comox
Date: March 6 (J. Bertrands) 

Apparent NAZCA BOOBY (1)
Location: Viewed by vessel off Brooks Peninsula, here
Date: February 26 to 27 (R. LaForge) 

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: Island View Beach, Saanich
Date: February 24 (H. Dueck & M. Baudais) 

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Port McNeil BC Ferries dock; Port McNeil
Date: February 19 (D. Lacasse)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Downhill of glenrosa farm at Pedder Bay, Metchosin, here
Date: January 29 (P. Hebert) to February 19 (multiple observers)    

Redhead (1)
Location: Royal Roads University, Colwood; in ponds by Japanese garden
Date: January 9 (J. Wells) to February 19 (multiple observers)  

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: On the spit here at Piper’s Lagoon; Nanaimo
Date: February 14 (L. Barrett)
Say's Phoebe in Nanaimo (Photo: Liz Barrett)

Bohemian Waxwing (Up to 40)
Location: Nanoose Hill, Nanoose Bay
Date: January 23 (B. Vroom) to February 11 (multiple observers) 

Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult)
Location: Otter Point, Sooke
Date: October 30, 2021 (D. Bell et al.) to February 5, 2022 (multiple observers)   
 
Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Little Qualicum Estuary, Qualicum Beach; here
Date: November 20, 2021 (N. Richardson) to Jan 31, 2022 (multiple observers) 

Glaucous Gull (1)
Location: Amphitrite Point, Ucluelet
Reported: Jan 27 (J. Cooper)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; western meadow next to Dorset Rd
Date: January 11 to 26 (G. Newell)  

Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: 1309 Balmoral Rd, Victoria
Date: December 10, 2021 (L. Ragan) to January 25, 2022 (multiple observers)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: In harbour near BC Ferries dock; Port McNeill
Reported: Jan 22 (S. B) 

Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult)
Location: Beechey Head, East Sooke Regional Park
Date: January 22, 2022 (R. Byrne)  

Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Location: Terrace Beach, Ucluelet
Reported: Jan 3 (T. Hyggen) to 9 (A. Dorst)
Lesser Yellowlegs in Ucluelet (Photo: Adrian Dorst)
 
Harris’s Sparrow (1)
Location: 10091 3rd St, Sidney; attending feeder
Date: December 28, 2021 (C. Ball) to January 8, 2022 (multiple observers)
Harris’s Sparrow in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)
 
Redhead (2)
Location: Swan Lake, Saanich
Date: December 29, 2021 to January 3, 2022 (I. Cruickshank)
 
Whimbrel (1)
Location: Dunlop Point, Hornby Island
Date: December 27 to 29 (D. Donnecke)
  
American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Royston; private residence
Date: December 25 to 26 (N. St. Hilaire) 

Redhead (1)
Location: Westwood Lake, Nanaimo
Date: December 25 (E. Demers)

Rufous Hummingbird (1 female, late)
Location: Central Saanich; private residence
Date: November 17 to December 24 (K. Morgan)
 
Rufous Hummingbird in Saanich (Photo: K. Morgan)
 
Wilson’s Warbler (1)
Location: Louise Rd, Ladysmith; private residence
Date: Dec 19 (L. Steele) 

KING EIDER (1)
Location: Steve Fonyo Beach, Dallas Rd, Victoria; initially scoped from here, but could turn up anywhere off the waterfront from Oak Bay to Colwood
Date: December 17 (D. Caudwell) to 18 (G. Newell)

Short-billed Dowitcher (1, late)
Location: Queens' Park, Oak Bay; 
Date: December 12 (M. O’Shaughnessy) to 18 (multiple observers)
Short-billed Dowitcher in Victoria (Photo: Marie O’Shaughnessy)

Redhead (5)
Location: Summit Park Reservoir, Victoria
Date: November 1 (M. Robichaud) to Dec 18 (multiple observers)      
 
Glaucous Gull (1, first-winter)
Location: Goldstream Provincial Park; around here
Reported: Dec 5 (M. & C. Cameron) to 16 (multiple observers) 
Glaucous Gull in Langford (Photo: Courtney Cameron)

Wilson's Warbler (1, late)
Location: Along the trail north of the bridge at Blenkinsop Lake; Victoria
Dat: Dec 16 (M. McGrenere & C. Hughes)

Redhead (4)
Location: Diver Lake, Nanaimo
Date: October 21 (M. Roth) to December 13 (multiple observers)   

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Sarita; approximately here
Date: December 12 (A. & K. Westerhof)

Wilson’s Warbler (1)
Location: Puckle Rd, Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; around here
Reported: December 1 to 9 (G. Newell)
Wilson’s Warbler in Sannich (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Redhead (1)
Location: Panama Flats; Victoria
Reported: Dec 9 (C. Hughes) 

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Ponds at Morningstar Golf Course; Parksville
Date: December 2 (D. Isbister) to 8 (multiple observers)  

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Alder Park, Ucluelet
Date: December 3 (K. Bosch)

Western Tanager (1)
Location: At feeder at private home on 7th Ave near Angus St; Port Alberni
Date: December 2 (D. Henderson)

Northern Waterthrush (2)
Location: Near the bench by the cottonwoods near Saanich City Hall at Swan Lake; Victoria
Date: November 21 (A. Cooper) to 29 (multiple observers) 

Redhead (2)
Location: In a pond on the west side of Church Rd; Parksville, restricted access 
Date: November 12 to 26 (C. Carlson)  

Redhead (5)
Location: Flooded field south of Martindale Rd at Martindale Flats; Saanich
Date: November 17 (G. Newell) to 23 (multiple observers) 

Laysan Albatross (25)
Location: Viewed by boat offshore Tofino
Date: November 20 (K. Bosch)

Glaucous Gull (1, first winter)
Location: Comber’s Beach; Tofino 
Date: November 17 to 19 (K. Bosch)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On fence posts at Parsell Vineyard along Lamont Rd; Saanichton
Date: November 19 (M. McGrenere)

White-winged Crossbill (1)
Location: Bowker Creek just south of Mt Tolmie near Haultain Rd; Victoria 
Date: November 16 (R. Dzenkiw)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: On north/south fence along Lochside Dr. north of Blenkinsop Lake where the paved trail turns to gravel; Saanich
Date: November 11 (M. McGrenere) to 16 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)
Location: In the parking lot of the Walmart at Woodgrove Centre Mall; Nanaimo
Date: November 13 (D. Talbot) 

Redhead (1)
Location: In reservoir west of Island View Nursery at Martindale Flats; Saanich 
Date: November 12 (G. Newell)

Glaucous Gull (1, first winter )
Location: French Creek mouth; Parksville
Date: November 12 (G. Monty)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: On breakwater beside boat launch at Park Lane Park; Ucluelet 
Date: November 10 (K. Bosch) to 11 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Silver Meadows Farm; Errington
Date: November 9 (M. Wynja) to 10 (multiple observers)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Across the river from the viewing platform at Nanaimo River Estuary then flew towards Holden Creek; Nanaimo
Date: November 10 (B. Dudeck)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Wickaninnish Community School, Tofino; by soccer field perched on chain link fence
Date: Nov 7 (R. Lamaroix) to 10 (multiple observers) 
Mountain Bluebird in Tofino (Photo: Artie Ahier)

ROSS’S GULL (1, reported)
Location: Wickaninnish Beach, Pacific Rim National Park; last seen flying south past Kwisitis Visitor Centre
Date: Nov 9 (K. Bosch)

Redhead (1)
Location: Tyee Spit; Campbell River 
Date: November 9 (K. Matthieu)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Whiffin Spit, Sooke; seen around 50 m from tip on harbour (north) side of spit
Date: November 7 (J. Gatten et al.) to 9 (multipls observers)
Note the short primary projection - one of the best ID features for this species! (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Silver Meadows Farm; Errington
Date: November 9 (S. Beauchesne)

GRASSHOPPER SPARROW (1)
Location: Wickaninnish Beach, Pacific Rim National Park; on beach near 'D' parking lot access point
Date: November 5 (K. Bosch)

Swainson's Thrush (1)
Location: Hallberg Rd, Cassidy; private residence 
Date: November 8 (B. Dudeck)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Long Beach Airport, Tofino
Date: November 7 (A. Dorst)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Old Sandown Raceway lot, Sidney; in field on north side of Glamorgan Rd
Date: October 22 (N. Hughes) to November 7 (multiple observers)  

ROCK WREN (1)
Location: Macaulay Point, Esquimalt; along shoreline here and near base of breakwater
Date: October 31 (J. Gatten) to November 7 (multiple observers)
Rock Wrens can be very confiding as they forage in rocky habitats, as you can see! (Photo: Jeremy Gatten)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; near metal shed by Carey Rd access point on east side of flats
Date: November 6 (L. Ragan) to 7 (multiple observers)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; along Martindale Rd where irrigation ditch crosses, here
Date: November 6 (G. Newell)

Redhead (1)
Location: In lagoons here in Courtenay
Date: November 5 (K. Fitzpatrick)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Ucluelet Harbour, Ucluelet; spit at the head of the inlet
Date: November 5 (K. Bosch)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Macaulay Point, Esquimalt; along shoreline
Date: November 3 (L. Peterson) to 5 (multiple observers)

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1)
Location: Hallberg Rd, Cassidy; private residence 
Date: November 4 (B. Dudeck)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: French Creek mouth, Parksville; by parking lot at the end of Lee Rd
Date: November 3 (G. Robertson)  to 4 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Comox Airport, Comox; fence at the south end of the airport
Date: October 20 (R. Petersen) to November 3 (multiple observers) 

Glaucous  Gull  (1, first winter)
Location: Salmon River estuary, Sayward; observed on mudflat
Date: Novemebr 3 (K. Fitzpatrick)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Salmon Point Trail, Campbell River; hawking insects in tree in field and along beach
Date: November 1 (R. Petersen)  
The good showing of Tropical Kingbirds continues with this bird south of Campbell River (Photo: James MacKenzie) 

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Cowichan Bay; north side of the West Can Terminal Rd, 400m from the main gate 
Date: October 30 (L. Downs) to November 1  (multiple observers) 

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Dallas Rd, Victoria; initially near 612 Dallas Rd, but generally in the vicinity of Holland Point
Date: October 29 (S. Caldwell) to 31 (multiple observers)
Another textbook example, this time from Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: 2959 Kingsway Ave, Port Alberni  
Date: October 30 (D. L’Heureux)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Clover Point, Victoria; east side of point near the boat house
Date: October 30 (G. Newell) 
Normally found in weedy agricultural fields or grassy estuaries, this was an interesting location (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: East Point Park, Saturna Island 
Date: October 30 (J. Peetsma)

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)
Location: Wharf St, Tofino; wire above Remote Passages Whale Watching 
Date: October 28 (E. Upham-Mills)

Blue Jay (1) 
Location: Goodwin and Milford Rds, Campbell River; often accompanied by Steller’s Jays
Date: ~October 18 (T. Sierz) to 28 (multiple observers)
Stellar but not Steller’s! (Photo: Kathryn Clouston)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo; seen here
Date: October 24 (M. Ring) to 27 (multiple observers)
American Tree Sparrow in Nanaimo (Photo: Bryan Vroom)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Victoria Golf Course and Trial Island, Oak Bay
Date: October 25 (M. Shepard) to 26 (G. Newell)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Clover Point, Victoria 
Date: October 26 (M. O’Shaughnessy)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Forbes Rd, Ucluelet; present on Tugwell Fields
Date: Oct 24 (K. Bosch) to 25 (multiple observers)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: On telephone wire behind Kuma Restaurant on 4th St; Tofino
Date: October 23 (K. Bosch) to 25 (multiple observers) 

Redhead (1 male)
Location: Patricia Bay, North Saanich 
Date: October 17 (R. Woods) to 24 (multiple observers) 

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1)
Location: Ahous Bay; Vargas Island
Date: October 19 (M. Callewaert)
Bar-tailed Godwit on Vargas Island (Photo: Marcie Callewaert)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; along dyke in northwest quadrant
Date: October 18 (S. Robitaille) to 19 (multiple observers)
There's no mistaking this one - as classic as it gets! (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult)
Location: Columbia Beach, Qualicum Beach
Date: October 19 (G. Monty)

**Possible** OLIVE-BACKED PIPIT (1)
Location: Billings Spit, Sooke; briefly heard and observed here
Date: October 18 (J. Gatten)

RUFF (1)
Location: Cowichan Bay Estuary, Cowichan Bay; seen at edge of corn field from the Lochmanetz Rd dyke trail
Date: October 18 (L. DeEll)

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)
Location: Shelter Bay Resort, Campbell River; wire in front of resort
Date: October 17 (M. Armstrong and K. Fitzpatrick) 

TROPICAL KINGBIRD (1)
Location: Larch Rd, Ucluelet; near Co-op food store parking lot
Date: October 17 (K. Bosch) 

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Whiffin Spit, Sooke; approximately 200 m from parking lot 
Date: October 6 (K. Taylor) to 17 (multiple observers)  

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Flying east by Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: October 17 (D. Bell)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: North side of Tuesday Pond at Swan Lake; Victoria 
Date: October 16 (I. Cruickshank)

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Port Hardy Airport, Port Hardy; beach beside airport
Date: October 14 (Y. Attia and K. Bosch)

Say’s Phoebe (1)
Location: Denman Island; private residence
Date: October 13 (D. Forsyth)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Obed Ave and Harriet Rd, Saanich 
Reported: October 13 (J. Gaskin)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Matterson Dr and Imperial Ln, Ucluelet; present in empty lot
Reported: October 12 (J. Saydam)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: October 11 (C. Cameron et al.)

Tropical Kingbird (1)
Location: Olson Rd, Tofino; near crab dock
Date: September 29 (T. Theriault) to October 10 (multiple observers)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; end of Mariner Way by gravel parking area near the entrance to the art gallery
Date: October 8 (P. Candido)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: McMicking Point, Oak Bay; observed flying from Trial Islands
Date: October 7 (G. Newell)

Glaucous Gull (1, first-cycle)
Location: French Creek and Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville
Date: October 6 (B. Dudeck)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; treed berm area near the Raines Rd parking lot 
Date: Oct 4 (P. Sullivan)
Yellow-headed Blackbird in Nanaimo (Photo: Pius Sullivan)

ROSS’S GOOSE (1)
Location: Little Mountain, Parksville; flying over
Date: October 4 (G. Monty)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: October 4 (J. Bertrands et al.)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Salmon Point; Campbell River
Date: October 3 (R. Petersen)
 
SLATY-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Last seen at Oyster Bay. Previously seen near the Ken Forde boat launch at the Willow Estuary; Campbell River 
Date: September 28 (K. Matthieu) to 30 (J. Bindernagel)
Slaty-backed Gull in Campbell River (Photo:Keith Matthieu)

COMMON GRACKLE (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 28 (D. Bell)  

ORCHARD ORIOLE (1, female)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access - banded at location
Date: September 28 (D. Bell)  
Orchard Oriole in Metchosin (Photo: David Bell)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1)
Location: 1703 Fernwood Rd, Victoria; private residence
Date: September 28 (L. Ragan)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Willis St, Campbell River; near Shell station car wash
Date: September 28 (S. Holloway)

SNOWY PLOVER (1)
Location: Comber's Beach, Tofino; 300 m southeast Sandhill Creek mouth, here
Date: September 27 (I. Cruickshank)
Snowy Plover in Tofino (Photo: Ian Cruickshank)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Blackfish Sound, off Port McNeill; near Bold Head
Date: September 24 (J. Towers)
Manx Shearwater near Port McNeill (Photo: Jared Towers)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; flyover
Reported: September 22 (B. Dudeck)

American Golden-Plover (1)
Location: On the beach in front of Courtenay Airpark; Courtenay
Reported: September 19 (J. Mackenzie) to 20 (multiple observers)
American Golden-Plover in Comox (Photo: James Mackenzie)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 4 (D. Bell et al.)  

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: In front of the main viewing platform here at Nanaimo River Estuary; Nanaimo
Date: September 19 (B. Vroom)
Upland Sandpiper in Nanaimo (Photo: Bryan Vroom)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Here at the base of the spit; Ucluelet
Date: September 19 (I. Cruickshank)

MAGNOLIA WARBLER (1)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; west side of park near Dorset Rd along main path between creek and habitat restoration area, approximately here
Date: September 18 (G. Newell)
Magnolia Warbler in Victoria (Photo: Geoffrey Newell)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: Tower Point, Metchosion; observed briefly on the point and seen flying east towards Albert Head
Date: September 18 (D. Aldcroft)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Long Beach, Tofino; flycatching along beach just west of Incinerator Rock
Date: September 18 (I. Cruickshank)

LESSER BLACK-BACKED GULL (1 adult)
Location: Whiffin Spit, Sooke; among California Gulls on rocky point southwest of parking lot
Date: September 18 (J. Bertrands)

Tennessee Warbler (1)
Location: Pedder Bay, Metchosin; banded at station 
Date: September 16 (D. Bell et al.)

ROCK WREN (1)
Location: 1571 Bay St, Ucluelet; in front yard, but might be found in yards along the south side of Bay St, east of Matterson Drive, up to the trail that runs between Bay St and Marine Dr
Date: September 13 (J. Saydam)
Rock Wren in Ucluelet (Photo: Ian Cruickshank)

HORNED PUFFIN (1)
Location: Flores Island, near Tofino; seen in four corners area
Date: September 12 (G. Potter)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Green Point Campground, Tofino; along beach 
Date: September 12 (fide I. Cruickshank)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Victoria Golf Course, Oak Bay; on ocean side fairways
Date: September 5 (G. Newell) to September 11 (multiple observers) 

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Columbia Beach, Qualicum Beach
Date: September 4 (G. Monty) to 9 (multiple observers)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Trial Island, Oak Bay; flying over 
Date: September 9 (G. Newell)  

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southeast dyke, south of metal shed
Date: August 27 (G. Newell) to September 6 (multiple observers)  

Northern Waterthrush (2)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southeast dyke, south of metal shed
Date: August 29 (C. Hughes) to September 6 (multiple observers)

STILT SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Pendray Farms, North Saanich; private - not publicly accessible
Date: September 3 to 4 (J. and M.C. Wells)
A classic juvenile Stilt Sandpiper, nicely documented! (Photo: J. Wells)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: September 4 (D. Donnecke)  

Yellow-headed Blackbird (2)
Location: Longview Farms, Central Saanich; among mixed blackbird flock
Date: August 22 to September 4 (J. Gatten)

HORNED PUFFIN (9)
Location: Triangle Island; offshore near Cape Scott here, accessed by boat
Date: September 2 (G. Curry et al.)
4 out of 9 Horned Puffins seen near Triangle Island (Photo: Gord Curry)

RUFF (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; lagoon off Mariner Way, here
Date: August 29 (Y. Attia) to September 2 (multiple observers)
Ruff in Parksville (Photo: Mike Yip)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; lagoon off Mariner Way, here 
Date: August 30 (M. & S. Toochin) to September 2 (multiple observers)

MANX SHEARWATER (2)
Location: Nigei Island, Port Hardy; approximate locations are here and here
Date: September 2 (G. Monty et al.)

Yellow-billed Loon (1 adult)
Location: Deep Bay
Date: September 1 (G. Monty) 

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Pedder Bay, Metchosin
Date: September 1 (D. Bell)

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS (1)
Location: Here at Clayoquot Canyon; Tofino 
Date: August 29 (M. Toochin, m.obs)
Short-tailed Albatross off Tofino (Photo: Melissa Hafting)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1 juv)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; lagoon off Mariner Way, here
Date: August 28 (M. Wynja) to 29 (multiple observers) 
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper in Parksville (Photo: Evan Larson)

BOBOLINK (2)
Location: Panama Flats, Victoria; southeast quadrant
Date: Aug ust 27 (C. Hughes) to 30 (multiple observers)

MANX SHEARWATER (4)
Location: Blackfish Sound, off Port McNeill; near Bold Head 
Date: August 17 (J. Cooper), 18 (J. Towers), 20 (G. Curry and S. Knoerr) to 28 (G. Curry)
Manx Shearwater near Port McNeill (Photo: Gord Curry)

Pacific Golden-Plover (3)
Location: Point Holmes, Comox
Date: August 27 to 28 (R. Petersen)

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: Whiffin Spit, Sooke
Date: August 27 (R. Dzenkiw)

SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER (1 juv)
Location: Nootka Island; approximately here
Date: August 22 (Z. Fedder)
Rusty cap and buffy-orange wash to the chest are good indicators of Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Photo: Zac Fedder)
 
Northern Waterthrush (3+)
Location: Beckwith Park, Saanich; muddy fringe of large pond
Date: August 19 (K. Slagboom, K. Taylor) to 27 (multiple observers) 

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southeast corner of flats along south dyke
Date: August 26 (C. Hughes)

RUFF (1)
Location: Sidney Spit, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve; northeast side of the spit
Date: Aug usto25 (K. Beardmore and A. Jacobs)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: August 24 (D. Bell) 

Least Flycatcher (3)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: August 23 (D. Bell) 

RUFF (1)
Location: Courtenay Airpark, Courtenay; flying over, approximately here
Date: August 22 (J. Bindernagel and J. Mackenzie)
Ruff in Courtenay (Photo: James Mackenzie)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Schooner Cove, Tofino
Date: August 20 (I. Cruickshank)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Island View Beach Regional Park, Central Saanich; found along beach on logs
Reported: August 20 (M. Weilmeier)

Brown Pelicans
Location: Present in waters off Vancouver Island this summer, with the majority being off the open west coast (e.g., off Tofino) and lower numbers seen in the Salish Sea
Date: July 8 to ???
Brown Pelican near Race Rocks off Victoria (Photo: Doug Martin)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Pedder Bay, Metchosin; banded at station
Date: August 19 (D. Bell)

Northern Waterthrush (1)
Location: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Saanich; south end of bridge
Date: August 18 (A. Jacobs)

Stilt Sandpiper (1)
Location: Oyster Bay, Campbell River
Date: August 17 to 18 (S. Royer)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: Rocky Point Bird Observatory, Metchosin; restricted access
Date: August 17 (D. Bell)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood; seen here
Date: August 15 (M. Field) 

Great Egret (1)
Location: Stubbs Island, Tofino
Date: August 13 (A. Dorst)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Race Rocks, offshore from Metchosin; viewable by boat only
Date: August 13 (A. Nightingale)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Point Holmes, Comox
Date: August 2 (K. Fitzpatrick)

WILLET (1)
Location: Whiffin Spit, Sooke; base of spit
Date: July 30 (A. Cooper)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: offshore from Port Hardy; observed from boat, approximately here
Date: July 28 (E. Larson)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 adult)
Location: Quatse Estuary, Port Hardy; here with 24 Marbled Godwits
Date: July 26 (E. Larson)
Bar-tailed Godwit in Port Hardy (Photo: Evan Larson)

GREAT-TAILED GRACKLE (1, female)
Location: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood; foraging near the bridge on the lagoon side also has been seen across from the food trucks
Date: July 4 (D. Shumeyko) to 19 (multiple observers)
Great-tailed Grackle in Colwood (Photo: Keith Taylor)

TRICOLORED HERON (1)
Location: Cowichan Bay Estuary, Cowichan Bay
Date: July 12 (K. Thorne)
Tricolored Heron in Cowichan Bay (Photo: Ken Thorne)

WOOD SANDPIPER (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southwest and northeast quadrants
Date: July 5 (G. Newell) to 9 (multiple observers)
Victoria’s first Wood Sandpiper (Photo: Liam Singh)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Nanaimo Estuary, Nanaimo; along Raines Rd around here 
Date: July 2 (B. Vroom) to 8 (multiple observers)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Oyster Bay, Campbell River
Date: June 30 (K. Kaptein)

EASTERN PHOEBE (1)
Location: Lohbrunner Rd East, Saanich; on the roof of the Galey Egg Farm
Date: May 22 (K. Slagboom) to June 28 (multiple observers)

Probable WHITE-FACED IBIS (3)
Location: Nuchatlitz Provincial Park; tidal flats between Rosa Island and Chuish Island/Island 40
Date: June 26 (S. Irwin)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo; near pond by the observation tower
Date: June 24 (G. Robertson) to 25 (multiple observers)
White wing flashes on a bird in the summer is going to be something good! (Photo: John Morrison)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Tofino Airport
Reported: June 25 (A. Dorst)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: In grass in front of FSS control tower on airport field; Campbell River
Date: June 22 (K. Fitzpatrick) to 23 (multiple observers)

UPLAND SANDPIPER (1)
Location: In grass in front of FSS control tower on airport field; Campbell River
Date: June 22 (M. Cameron)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: On fence at 7112 Puckle Rd; Saanich
Date: June 19 (M. McGrenere)

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Here on Gordon Rd; Nanaimo
Date: June 18 (Pete Boon)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Here on fence post along Raines Rd; Nanaimo
Date: June 15 (B. Judson) to 16 (multiple observers) 

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: In the meadow near Dorset Rd entrance at Uplands Park; Victoria
Date: June 15 to 16 (G. Newell)

Eastern Kingbird (2)
Location: Behind airport tower at Holden Creek; Nanaimo
Date: June 15 (B. Vroom)

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Flying over Mount Douglas Park; Victoria
Date: June 14 (D. Donnecke and M. McGrenere)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: On central dyke at Panama Flats; Victoria
Date: June 14 (G. Newell) to 15 (multiple observers)

Least Flycatcher (1)
Location: North of Ucluelet; approximately here singing in alders
Date: June 12 (I. Cruickshank and J. Gatten) to 13 (multiple observers)

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Tyee Spit, Campbell River; near the playground
Date: June 12 (K. Matthieu)

Eastern Kingbird (1)
Location: Englishmen River Estuary, Parksville; on fence posts in the field to the right of Plummer Rd trail
Date: June 10 (M. Wynja)

Franklin's Gull (1)
Location: Courtenay Airpark, Courtenay
Date: June 10 (K. Clouston)

Swainson's Hawk (1)
Location: Tofino Airport, Tofino
Date: June 8 (A. Dorst)
Swainson’s Hawk in Tofino (Photo: Adrian Dorst)

Great Egret (1)
Location: Tyee Spit, Campbell River
Date: June 7 (I. Graham)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Clayquot Canyon; offshore Tofino
Date: June 7 (A. Ahier et al.)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Lochside Trail south of Lohbrunner Rd E, Saanich; on cattle farm fence east of where road transitions to gravel trail
Date: June 4 (D. Kramer) to 6 (multiple observers)

Wilson's Phalarope (2)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southwest quadrant
Date: May 21 (G. Newhouse) to June 2 (multiple observers)  

TENNESSEE WARBLER (1)
Location: Beckwith Park; Victoria
Date: June 2 (K. Slagboom)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Comber's Beach, Tofino; 300m north of the trailhead
Date: May 31 (L. Moore)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: On the mudflats at Englishmen River Estuary near the Plummer Rd access; Parksville
Date: May 31 (C. Rispin)

LARK SPARROW (1)
Location: Tugwell Rd, Ucluelet; north side of field next to fire station on Forbes Rd
Date: May 28 (I. Cruickshank) to 30 (multiple observers) 

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; ploughed field west of McHugh Rd
Date: May 29 (G. Newell)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Gartley Point, Royston; located around here 
Date: May 28 (J. Mackenzie)
Northern Mockingbird in Royston (Photo: James MacKenzie)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Quennell Lake, Nanaimo
Date: May 27 (B. Vroom)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich
Date: May 26 (G.Newell)

Redhead (8)
Location: Esquimalt Lagoon, Colwood
Reported: May 24 (M. Mitchell) to 25 (multiple observers)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: 2835 Piercy Rd, Denman Island; birders are welcome to view feeder
Reported: May 22 to 23 (M. Morrell)

SAGE THRASHER (1)
Location: Tofino Airport, Tofino; last observed at the west end, heading towards the golf course
Date: May 21 (I. Cruickshank) to 23 (A. Dorst)

American White Pelican (1)
Location: Fanny Bay; lone bird in estuary
Date: May 22 (C. Kaufman)

Franklin’s Gull (1)
Location: Willow Point, Campbell River
Date: May 22 (V. Pedersen)
Black hood, eye arcs, and white primary tips - trifecta! (Photo: Vibeke Pedersen)

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: Comber’s Beach, Tofino
Date: May 22 (I. Cruickshank)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Mount Tolmie, Saanich; north end of "Warbler Woods", approximately here
Date: May 20 (K. Taylor)

Vesper Sparrow (1)
Location: Nanaimo River Estuary, Nanaimo
Date: May 18 (B. Judson) to 19  (multiple observers)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Comox Airport, Comox; on fence at south end near Kye Bay
Date: May 18 to 19 (R. Petersen)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Amphitrite Point, Ucluelet; flying past point
Reported: May 18 (I. Cruickshank)

Lazuli Bunting (1, male)
Location: Beckwith Park, Saanich; in oaks near Beckwith Pond
Date: May 7 (K. Slagboom) to 16 (multiple observers)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1)
Location: Oyster Bay, Campbell River
Date: May 8 (G. Graham) to 16 (multiple observers)

Great Egret (1)
Location: Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay; flying over heading towards Cattle Point
Date: May 16 (V. George)

Snow Bunting (1, rare for May)
Location: East Point, Saturna Island; located around here
Reported: May 15 (K. Leslie)
Snow Bunting on Saturna Island (Photo: Kevin Leslie)

Baird's Sandpiper (1)
Location: Plummer Rd access at Englishmen River Estuary; Parksville
Date: May 14 (M. Wynja)

SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSS (1 adult, reported)
Location: 35 miles west-southwest of Estevan Point
Date: May 13 (T. Stevenson)

Wilson's Phalarope (1)
Location: Quennell Lake, Nanaimo
Date: May 13 (B. Vroom)

Swainson’s Hawk (1)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; flying over McHugh Rd
Date: May 11 (M. Bentley)

Lewis’s Woodpecker (1)
Location: Oyster River Nature Park, Campbell River; on trees just above beach near river mouth
Date: May 10 (S. Lenio)

BAR-TAILED GODWIT (1 adult)
Location: Jensen’s Bay, Tofino 
Date: May 10 (A. Dorst)
A stellar sight among Whimbrels! (Photo: Adrian Dorst)

SNOWY PLOVER (1)
Location: Comber's Beach, Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino
Date: May 7 (Y. Zharikov) to May 10 (I. Cruickshank)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Mount Tolmie, Saanich; eastern slope
Date: May 7 (G. Newell) to 10 (multiple observers) 

Pacific Golden-Plover (8)
Location: Bere Point, Malcolm Island
Date: May 9 (I. Dubinsky) 

Lazuli Bunting (1, male)
Location: Uplands Park, Oak Bay; between Rutland Rd entrance and central meadow
Date: May 8 (G. Newell)

Lazuli Bunting (1, male)
Location: Port Alberni; visiting platform feeding at Angus St and 7th Ave
Date: May 8 (D. Henderson)

Nashville Warbler (1)
Location: Kennedy Lake Provincial Park; reported near boat launch
Date: May 8 (K. Bosch)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, female)
Location: Panama Flats, Saanich; southwest quadrant
Date: May 8 (L. Singh)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, female)
Location: Beckwith Park, Saanich; observed at platform feeder under powerlines
Date: May 7 (K. Slagboom) to 8 (multiple observers)

Western Kingbird (2)
Location: Maber Flats, Brentwood Bay; seen near horse stables west of the flats
Date: May 8 (J. Costello)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Blackburn Reserve, Salt Spring Island; conservancy property located off Blackburn Rd
Date: May 7 (R. Ferguson)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Columbia Beach, Parksville; observed around here 
Date: May 7 (B. Vroom)

American White Pelicans (7)
Location: Flying over Esquimalt Lagoon towards Albert Head; Colwood
Date: May 6 (Y. Trottier)

Lewis's Woodpecker (1)
Location: McHugh Rd, Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; using telephone poles by nursery
Date: May 6 (fide K. Kaptein)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Florencia Bay, Tofino
Date: May 6 (I. Cruickshank)

WHITE-FACED IBIS (1)
Location: First seen at Campbell River Estuary, Campbell River; observed in estuary here near the Thunderbird RV Park & Cottage Resort. Last seen at Salmon Point at Woodhus Slough.
Date: May 4 (A. McKinnell)to 5 (R. Spodzieja)
Amazing lighting to document this rare stray to British Columbia (Photo: Anne McKinnell)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Naka Creek; observed near log sort, flycatching from metal posts
Date: May 1 to 4 (R. Petersen)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Lochside Trail south of Lohbrunner Rd E, Saanich; on cattle farm fence east of where road transitions to gravel trail
Date: April 28 (C. Hughes) to May 4 (multiple observers)

Western Kingbird (1)
Location: Glencoe Cove-Kwatsech Park, Saanich; in trees at the south end of the park near the shore
Date: April 29 (M. Keller) to 30 (multiple observers)

Dusky Flycatcher (1)
Location: Mount Tolmie, Saanich; east slope
Date: April 29 (G. Newell)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Lochside Trail south of Lohbrunner Rd E, Saanich; on fence east of where road transitions to gravel trail
Date: April 23 (M. McGrenere) to 26 (multiple observers)

Northern Mockingbird (1)
Location: Gowlland Harbour, Quadra Island
Date: April 23 (W. LaVigne)
The white flashes are always a good sign! (Photo: Will LaVigne)

Grey-crowned Rosy-Finch (2)
Location: West Saanich Rd, Saanich; flyover only, near section adjacent to Rithet's Bog
Date: April 21 (C. Hughes)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: University of Victoria, Saanich; most recently seen near Finnerty Gardens and Cornett Building 
Date: October 17 (D. Korver) to 31 (multiple observers), lapse until December 17, 2020 (C. Cameron) to April 20, 2021 (multiple observers)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; heard near small reservoir off McIntyre Rd
Date: April 18 (M. McGrenere)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Pacheedaht Beach, Port Renfrew
Date: April 16 (L. Singh and J. Bertrands)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: King's Pond, Saanich; north end of Cedar Hill Golf Course, accessed from Ascot Dr
Date: November 20, 2020 (L. Peterson) to April 15, 2021 (multiple observers) 
One of the most reliable Rusty Blackbirds around! (Photo: James Park)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1, male)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; by pig farm on Lochside Dr here
Date: April 10 (B. Hautaluoma) to 14 (multiple observers)

Bullock's Oriole (1, rare in winter)
Location: Huband Rd, Courtenay; observed at private residence
Date: December 11, 2020 to April 12, 2021 (G. Stewart and L. Graf)

Long-billed Curlew (2)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; flying over McHugh Rd towards Lamont Rd
Date: April 12 (M. Bentley)

Yellow-billed Loon (2)
Location: Beechey Head, East Sooke Regional Park; observed offshore
Date: April 11 (M. Byrne et al.)

Palm Warbler (1)
Location: Morningstar Golf Course, Parksville; between the two ponds 
Date: December 5, 2020 (Z. Stenhouse) to April 10, 2021 (multiple observers) 

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Hardy Bay, Port Hardy
Date: March 28 (G. Monty)

Redhead (3)
Location: Summit Park Reservoir, Victoria
Date: November 9, 2020 (L. Peterson) to March 28, 2021 (multiple observers)

SLATY-BACKED GULL (1, 3rd-cycle)
Location: Last seen Here on beach off Island Hwy. Previously  Here on beach accessed of Kinkade Rd. Previously seen Here on beach accessed off Seacroft Rd; Qualicum Beach. First seen Here on beach at Point Holmes; Comox
Date: March 18 (L. Singh) to 25 (multiple observers)
Slaty-backed Gull in Comox (Photo: Liam Singh)

TUFTED DUCK (1)
Location: Duncan sewage ponds, Duncan; south westernmost pond viewed from Wharncliffe Rd
Reported: November 8, 2020 (G. Duncan) to March 22, 2021 (multiple observers)
This bird is surprisingly regular on the irrigation pipes (Photo: Gerard Duncan)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Brooks Point Park, Pender Island
Date: March 20 (J. Peetsma)

Mountain Bluebird (4)
Location: Sandy Island Provincial Park, Denman Island
Date: March 20 (B. Vroom)

REDWING (1) *see main page*
Location: Hamsterly Beach, Elk Lake Regional Park,Saanich; near the playground on the grassy area and along trail heading west along lake
Date: February 10 (J. Wells) to March 20 (multiple observers)
A proper MEGA - from the same mold as our robin, but with a "busier" pattern (Photo: Rebecca Reader-Lee)

HOODED ORIOLE (1)
Location: Private Residence; Sidney
Date: Feb 16 to March 17 (S. Coe)
Male Hooded Oriole in Sidney (S. Coe)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Cox Bay Beach Resort, Tofino; perched on resort roof
Date: March 17 (A. Winsor)
An expected trickle-through migrant, but still relatively rare on Vancouver Island (Photo: Aiden Winsor)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Offshore; observed near Nootka Island from research vessel, approximately here
Date: March 16 (K. Wright)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Art Mann Park, Duncan; located in parking lot
Date: January 15 (D. Michiel) to March 17 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Salmon Point Trail, Campbell River; beside the marina
Date: March 14 (R. Petersen)

MANX SHEARWATER (1)
Location: Viewed from research vessel off Tofino; here
Date: March 11 (C. Di Corrado)

Blue Jay (1)
Location: King Rd, Sooke; visiting feeder at end off street, which is off Otter Point Rd
Date: mid-November (P. and M. Tomkins) to March 10 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location:  Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, Parksville; along beach here hawking insects
Date: March 5 (D. Crook) to 9 (multiple observers)
A brilliant flash of blue - a beacon of spring just around the corner (Photo: James MacKenzie)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Quennel Lake, Nanaimo; in hedgerow by 2437 Quennel Lake Rd
Date: December 9 (B. Vroom and G. Monty) to March 8 (multiple observers)

HORNED PUFFIN (1)
Location: East Regional Sooke Park; located 400m offshore near Squeaky Point here, accessed from Aylard Farm entrance
Date: March 7 (M. Ha)

Glaucous Gull (1 immature)
Location: On the beach off Clarkson Ave in front of Pacific Playgrounds Resort and Motel; Black Creek
Date: February 4 to March 4 (K. Fitzpatrick)

Laysan Albatross (1)
Location: Offshore Tofino; here
Date: March 1 (W. O'Shea)

BLACK PHOEBE (1)
Location: Welch Rd, Central Saanich; at small pond along Welch Rd just south of Livesay Rd
Date: December 1, 2020 (M. McGrenere) to February 28, 2021 (multiple observers)
We have been seeing more of these exquisite flycatchers in recent years (Photo: Les Peterson)

Bullock's Oriole (1, rare in winter)
Location: Colwood; observed at private residence
Date: February 28 (K. Beardmore)  

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Pipers Lagoon; Nanaimo
Date: February 22 (B. Vroom)

Glaucous Gull (1, first winter)
Location: On blue roof at the Community Park also seen at Columbia Beach; Parksville
Date: February 22 (L. Singh) 

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Here on Littlewood Rd; Saanich
Date: February 21 (N. Hughes)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Somass River Estuary, Port Alberni; sighted along the old airport road
Date: February 17 (N. Beaulac)

Redhead (2)
Location: Swan Lake; Saanich
Date: February 17 (fide D. Kramer)

COMMON POCHARD (1, female)
Location: Morningstar Golf Course, Parksville; in main pond accessed from Morningstar Dr 
Date: December 23 (M. Yip) to February 16 (J. Purves, multiple observers)
Considerably more subtle than the male - what a way to cap of the year! (Photo: Mike Yip)

Harris's Sparrow (1)
Location: Cypress Rd and Bay St intersection, Ucluelet; most recent sighting from Helen St
Date: November 27, 2020 (I. Cruickshank) to February 13, 2021 (J. Saydam)

Common Redpoll (1)
Location: 2261 Estevan Ave, Victoria 
Date: February 10 (A. Ross)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Cox Rd, Comox; on fence posts here
Date: December 11, 2020 (R. Peterson) to February 9, 2021 (multiple observers) 

Mountain Bluebird (2)
Location: Willingdon Rd, North Saanich; on irrigation wheels in field near airport, here 
Date: January 10 (C. Franks) to February 8 (multiple observers)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Buttertubs Marsh, Nanaimo; around here
Date: January 15 (W. Cronan) to February 7 (multiple observers)

Mountain Bluebird (1)
Location: Flying from snags near Holden Creek at Nanaimo River Estuary; Nanaimo 
Date: January 29 (C. Rispin) to February 5 (multiple observers)

Common Yellowthroat (1)
Location: Somass Estuary, Port Alberni; seen in marsh along the dyke sw of the bench
Date: January 13 (J. Wright) to 30 (multiple observers)

Glaucous Gull (1, first-winter)
Location: Beechey Head, East Sooke Regional Park; on rocks to the west
Date: January 29 (D. Donnecke)

Glaucous Gull (1, first-winter)
Location: Northwest Bay Log Sort, Nanoose Bay
Date: January 29 (B. Vroom)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Little Qualicum Estuary, Qualicum Beach
Date: November 10, 2020 (M. Wynja) to January 24, 2021 (multiple observers)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1)
Location: At 10th St E near Williams Rd on the back side of the large farm; Courtenay
Date: January 22 (A. Filbert)

MacGillivray's Warbler (1, rare in winter)
Location: Dickenson Point, Sointula; Malcolm Island; ~1 km east of the point on north side of Kaleva Rd  
Date: January 18 (G. Curry)
MacGillivray's Warbler is an exceedingly rare sighting in BC in the winter (Photo: Gord Curry)

Rusty Blackbird (1)
Location: Swan Lake Nature Sanctuary, Saanich; west end of the Swan Creek Trestle in willow tree
Date: January 18 (P. Fair)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Third Street Park, Nanaimo; off Third St near Nanaimo Ice Centre
Date: January 17 (B. Vroom)

Rusty Blackbird (2)
Location: John Rd, North Saanich; coming in to roost in evening west of T-junction with Wilson Rd
Date: January 17 (J. Gatten)

BLUE JAY (1)
Location: Deerlepe Park, Sooke; seen near intersection of Deerlepe and Whiffin Rds
Date: November 24, 2020 (D. Wilson) to January 17, 2021 (multiple observers)
The unmistakable real deal.. except people mistake Steller's Jay for them often (Photo: Diane Wilson)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Maggie River Estuary off Barkley Rd, Ucluelet
Date: January 17 (I. Cruickshank)

Whimbrel (1, rare in winter)
Location: Helliwell Park, Hornby Island; seen here along the shore 
Date: January 13 (L. Moore) to 17 (multiple observers)

Barn Swallow (1, rare in winter)
Location: Witty's Lagoon; Metchosin
Date: January 16 (G. Schacter)

Redhead (2)
Location: Diver Lake, Nanaimo
Date: December 3, 2020 (D. Baird) to January 10, 2021 (multiple observers)

American Tree Sparrow (1)
Location: Somenos Marsh, Duncan; end of boardwalk near Himalayan Blackberry sign
Date: December 9 (D. Gullison)

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: Clover Point; Victoria
Date: January 7 (M. Shepard)

ARCTIC LOON (1, reported)
Location: Duke Point Ferry Terminal; Nanaimo
Date: January 3 (T. Plath)

Glaucous Gull (1 first winter)
Location: Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan; in field located here
Date: January 3 (L. Singh)

Yellow-billed Loon (1)
Location: Ucluelet Harbour, Ucluelet
Date: January 1, 2021 (J. Saydam)