Vancouver Area and the Fraser Valley

To report rare birds or sightings of interest in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area and to submit pictures please email Melissa H. at bcbirdergirl@gmail.com 
To report rare birds or sightings of interest for the Fraser Valley  (East of, and including, Abbotsford) and to submit pictures please email Chris at cmcdonald21@hotmail.com

If you are interested in taking part in birding discussions, and are looking for other birding info for the area, please feel free to join The Birding in British Columbia forum Here  or the VANBCBIRDS Group Here and  for discussions on birds from the Fraser Valley please click Here

Least Flycatchers 

Location: West side of Oceanfront Lands take the trail that runs along Cattermole Slough and travel South on the trail and the bird is about 100m past the small swamp at an old locked gate in the fence on the left in the grove of trees at the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: June 26-27 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 bird calling from lower steep mountain slope along the East side of Katzie marsh at Pitt Lake - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 16 (Carlo Giovanella)

Location: 1 bird on Dyke halfway between Grant Narrows Parking Lot and Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 12 (Liron Gertsman)

Location: 1 bird at Pemberton Meadows Rd- Pemberton
Reported: June 11 (George Clulow et al)

Western Kingbird
Location: Duck Pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 24 (Betty Andres)

RBA: NORTHERN PARULA (1 Male - See Main Page)
Location: In Red Alder West of Pond near the flooded trail at Jericho Beach Park - Vancouver
Reported: June 21 (Jaryd Turner)


Photo: Jaryd Turner

American White Pelicans (6)
Location: Flying East over White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: June 19 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Red Knot (late report)
Location: 1 Bird at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: June 3 (Richard Swanston)

Northern Goshawk (adult)
Location: Callaghan Lake Road - SW of Whistler.
Reported: June 10 (George Clulow et al.)

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: Flyover Mystery Peak Chairlift at Mount Seymour - North Vancouver
Reported: June 10 (Mark Wynja)

RBA: Loggerhead Shrike (see main page for photo)
Location: Airport fence on North side of Ferguson Rd across from Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: June 9th (Stuart Mackenzie)


American White Pelicans 

Location: 40 birds flying over Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: June 7 (Gillian Crowther)

Taken at Deer Lake in Burnaby. Photo: Gillian Crowther
Location: 15 birds on Sandbar in Fraser River across from the Terra Nova River Road Dyke washrooms near the tip of the Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: June 6 (Alberto Vilca, m.obs)

Location: 20 birds Flying over King George Blvd and Hwy 10 - Surrey
Reported: June 4 (Paul Monger)

Taken on Fraser River in Richmond. Photo by Alberto Vilca
American Avocet
Location: NW Inner Pond at Iona Regional Park - Richmond
Reported: June 2-4 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

Least Flycatcher
Location: Avalon entrance at Burnaby Lake, to the east of the boardwalk on the south shore trail - Burnaby
Reported: June 2 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)
Video of the bird is Here


Red-necked Phalaropes 

Location: 1 male in breeding at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: May 30 - June 1st (Robert Zanatta, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at West Field at Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Delta
Reported: May 25 (Michael Resch)

Male RNPH taken at Piper Spit in Burnaby - Photo: Robert Zanatta
Rock Wren
Location: Quadling Quarry (Abbotsford)
Reported: May 24-27 (Len Jellicoe) More info Here

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 bird on airport fence at Grauer and Templeton - Richmond
Reported: June 9 (Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 bird on dyke where Wilson Farm meets Home Farm Trails at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 1 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 104th and 112th Streets at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 29 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird on the dyke path between Fraser River and North Outer pond on elderberries at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 26 (Al and Donna McKenzie)

Location: 2 birds on the East mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 26-30 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on the North side of Debouville Slough Dyke halfway to Pitt River - Coquitlam
Reported: May 26 (John Reynolds)

Location: 1 bird on the dyke halfway between Catbird Slough and Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 25 (Dave Schutz)

Location: 4 birds at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 21 (Chris Dale)

Taken at Maplewood Flats - Photo: Paul Kusmin
Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 1 bird at NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 24-25 (Mike Resch, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: May 24 (Mike Resch)

Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal - West Vancouver
Reported: May 23 (Ben Keen)

Red Knots (9)
Location: Field at end of River Road West opposite Farm buildings - Delta
Reported: May 22-24 (Richard Swanston)

Bullock's Oriole (1 immature Male)
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 21 (Chris Dale)

RBA: Tufted Duck (See Main Page)
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19 (Keith Taylor and Debbie Wheeler, m.obs)

Photo: Keith Taylor

Western Scrub Jay
Location: NE corner of Adrion Ave and Robinson St - Coquitlam
Reported: May 18 (Patrick Tafts)

RBA: Grasshopper Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at Hope Airport
Reported: May 18 (Gord Gadsden) More info click Here

Location: 1 bird just west of Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Take the main trail west from Piper Spit and continue to the three trail intersection past viewing tower trail. The bird is feeding along the trail edge.
Reported: May 17 (John and Sheila Linn, m.obs)


Photo: Brian Stech
Marbled Godwit
Location: Gilbert Beach parking lot at the foot of Gilbert Rd on South Dyke Rd - Richmond
Reported: May 17 (Sandy Paiement)


Photo: Sandy Paiement
Yellow-breasted Chat (not open to public)
Location: Wilson's Farm North at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 15  (Derek Matthews, m.obs)

Dusky Flycatcher
Location: 1 km North past Works Yard in alders on Eagle Lake Rd at Cypress - West Vancouver
Reported: May 15 (Rob Lyske)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 bird on airport fence on Ferguson Rd  past the traffic lights by the big bend - Richmond
Reported: May 17 (Tom Plath)

Location: 1 bird on shrub at West Salt Marsh at Maplewood - North Vancouver
Reported: May 17 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Rob Lyske
Location: 1 bird at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: May 14 (Bryan Stephens)

Location: 1 bird at 88th at the Boundary Bay Dyke and 1 bird 200m East of 104th - Delta
Reported: May 13 (Liron Gerstman and Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Western Kingbird at Burnaby Lake - Photo: Bryan Stephens
Solitary Sandpiper
Location: West of Piper Spit flew across lake to South Shore at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: May 13 (Mark Wynja, m.obs)

Redheads (2)
Location: NW Inner Pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 13 (Catherine Po)

Parasitic Jaegers

Location: 1 Marker 234 and 2 at end of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 15 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: South side of western tip of North Jetty and end of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 7-9 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer
 
Red Knot (In Breeding)

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 112th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 9 (Multiple Observers)

Location: 1 bird in the plowed field east side of 104th St immediately N of Railway Tracks south of Hornby Dr - Delta
Reported: May 7-8 (Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa H., Lou Davidson, Roger Meyer, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 
Marbled Godwit 
Location: 96th and Boundary Bay by Mansion - Delta
Reported: May 7 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (2 males in breeding)
Location: Plowed field east side of 104th St immediately N of Railway Tracks S of Hornby Dr - Delta
Reported: May 6-8 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 
Horned Lark
Location: Plowed field east side of 104th St immediately N of Railway Tracks South of Hornby Dr - Delta
Reported: May 7 (Kevin Louth)

Bank Swallows

Location: 1 bird at Iona Outer Pond - Richmond
Reported: May 14 (Daniele Mitchell)

Location: 1 bird at Aldergrove Regional Park - Aldergrove
Reported: May 8 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 bird at 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 7 (Kevin Louth)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: In low shrubs near planted redwoods SW of main duck pond at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 6 (Jamie Fenneman)

RBA: Lesser Goldfinch  (1 Male - See Main Page)
Location: Private Home in Bell Park Estates - Surrey
Reported: May 5  (Andrew Foxall)

Photo: Andrew Foxall
Lapland Longspur (in breeding) 
Location: North soccer fields at Inter-River Park - North Van
Reported: May 5th (Quentin Brown)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Nashville Warblers

Location: Slope above radio tower at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 5 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: Winskill Park - Delta
Reported: May 2 (Anne Murray)

Location: Behind Lighthouse Keeper's place at Lighthouse Park - West Van
Reported: April 29 (Jess Findlay)

Location: Girl Guides Parking lot at dyke, west of 5 road - Richmond
Reported: April 18 (Thomas Plath)
 
Solitary Sandpiper
Location: Minnekhada Pond (best viewed by scope from viewing platform) - Coquitlam
Reported: May 3 (John Reynolds)

Long-billed Curlew
Location: On the mudflats off the dyke between the Ferry Jetty and Deltaport - Delta
Reported: April 30 (Alan Moat)

Sage Thrasher
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 29 (Gord Gadsden) For more info and photos click Here

Swainson's Hawk
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 29 (Gord Gadsden) For more info and photos click Here

American White Pelican (1 in Breeding)
Location: On a rock near edge of the water off Beach Ave between the Sylvia Hotel and the Vancouver Parks Board office at English Bay - Vancouver
*At 10:30 am was seen flying over Chilco St and Beach Ave towards False Creek*
Reported: April 27 (Minty Thompson, m.obs)

Photo: Jaryd Turner
Photo: Minty Thompson
Palm Warbler (1 adult in breeding)
Location: In a maple tree 2/3rds of the way down on the Nature Trail (from the Canoe rental) at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 25 (Sandy Blair, m.obs)

Photo: Sandy Blair
Vesper Sparrow
Location: West fence of upper soccer fields at Inter River Park - North Vancouver
On April 23-24 bird was seen along the south fence of the upper fields*
Reported: April 19-24 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Redheads (1 male and 1 female)
Location: Pond near gift shop at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: April 23 (Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Neilsen
Calliope Hummingbird (1 Male)
Location: Colony Farm banding station - Coquitlam
Reported: April 21 (Debbie Wheeler et al.)

Long-billed Curlews (2)
Location: East side of mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Van
Reported: April 18 (Rob Lyske)

Photo: Rob Lyske

Western Scrub-Jays (2 continuing adult birds)
Location: York St and Dewdney Trunk Rd - Maple Ridge
Reported: April 15 (Natalie Robertson, m.obs)

Photo: Natalie Robertson
Gyrfalcon (Immature)
Location: Flying over Bowen Island
Reported: April 14 (Ben Keen)

Photo: Ben Keen
Northern Goshawk (adult)
Location: Flyover duck pond at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
*Relocated on April 10th on left side of field on Colony Farm Rd as you drive in from the Hwy*
Reported. April 9-10 (Daniele Mitchell, m.obs)

Marbled Godwits (2)
Location: Beach Grove by viewing platform
Reported: April 8 (Debbie Upton)

Photo: Debbie Upton
Mountain Bluebirds (15)
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 7-9 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 6 (Chris Dale)

Golden Eagle (Immature)
Location: Goose Island (viewed from Debouville Slough) - Coquitlam
Reported: April 6 (Mike Fung et al.)

RBA: Black-headed Gull (See Main Page)
Location: On Fraser River between North Jetty and Point Gray - Richmond
Reported: April 2 (Peter Candido, m.obs)
First found by Jim Palmer on Feb 6th at Cardero and Beach - Vancouver

Photo: Peter Candido
RBA: Lesser Goldfinch (See Main Page)
Location: 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30- Jan 12, Feb 9-March 30th (Chris Buis and Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Toochin

Whimbrel (1 bird)
Location: South side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 2-April 3 (Sandy Paiement, m.obs)

Photo: Sandy Paiement
Golden Eagle (Immature)
Location: Field across from the turf farm on 72nd - Delta
Reported: Jan 21-March 31st (Tak and Mayumi Shibata, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer

Say's Phoebe
Location: Gravel path leading to marina breakwater off Simundson Dr. - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: March 29 (Pascale C.)


Photo: Pascale C.

Gyrfalcon (Juvenile)
Location: Flying West over Yaletown towards UBC - Vancouver
Reported: March 27 (Yousif Attia)

Photo: Yousif Attia

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 2 males at Surrey Bend Regional Park (104th Ave and 176th St) - Surrey
Reported: March 28 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Location: 1 Male and 1 Female on the beach near observation tower at Boundary Bay Regional Park (Centennial Beach) - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 25-27 (Brian Self, m.obs)

Photo: Alan Moat
Location: 6 birds at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: March 26-30 (Chris Dale et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 birds at Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Ladner
Reported: March 25 (Alan Morris)

Location: 1 Male on pine trees and on logs at the base of the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
On March 21 the bird was seen on the beach between the washrooms and south jetty.*
Reported: March 19-22 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Location: 1 Female on Rannie Rd and Koerner Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: March 18-19 (Courtney Lahue and Jon Slavin)

Northern Goshawk (flyover)
Location: Queenston Park - Coquitlam
Reported: March 25 (Dan Tyson)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Kerr St entrance at Everett Crowley Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 21-22 (Sandy Blair, m.obs)

White- throated Sparrow (1 Tan-Morph and 1 White-Morph)
Location: Near large white blossom tree near the North end of the middle paved path of oak trees at North 40 Dog Park on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: March 5-April 2 (Ben Tsai, Hank Tseng and Michael Baker, m.obs)

White-Morph WTSP - Photo: Michael Baker
Western Scrub-Jay
Location: 1810 Hamilton Street - New Westminster
Reported: March 19 (Gavin McLeod)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 100m East of Pumphouse at 80th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: March 19 (Kevin Louth)

Green Heron
Location: Pond near Nicola Ave and Dominion Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: March 19 (Mike Farnworth)

Snow Buntings (2)
Location: Between First and Second Shelter on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 19-22 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber
Common Teal
Location: N side of Westham Island Bridge - Ladner
Reported: March 18 (Logan Lalonde)

RBA: Black-headed Gull (See Main Page)
Location: Cardero Street at Beach Ave at Stanley Park Seawall - Vancouver
On Feb 14th it was relocated on the grassy lawn at Off-leash Dog Park at Spanish Banks - Vancouver
On Feb 22nd the bird was relocated at Cardero at Beach Ave - Vancouver
On Feb 29th-March 3, the bird was relocated and continues at Spanish Banks Dog Park - Vancouver
On March 4th, the bird was relocated at Musqueam Golf Course flying E over the Fraser - Vancouver
On March 14th, the bird was relocated and photographed by Bridget Spencer and it was flying East over Deering Island - Vancouver.
On April 2nd, seen on the Fraser River from Iona's North Jetty between Iona and Point Gray
Reported: Feb 6-April 2(Jim Palmer, m.obs)

BHGU at Spanish Banks's Off Leash Dog Park - Photo: Brian Stech
BHGU on rocks at Cardero Rd at Beach Ave - Photo: Melissa H.

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Female)
Location: In field with mixed blackbird flock along 88th Street - Delta
Reported: March 2 (Mike Tabak)

Iceland Gulls

(2nd winter, Kumlien's)
Location: 72nd turf farm - Ladner
Reported: Feb 21-March 3rd (Kevin Louth, m.obs)
Photo: Kevin Louth
(1st winter, Kumlien's)
Location: In field across from turf farm on 72nd - Delta
Reported: Feb 27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev 
Lapland Longspur (1)
Location: West end of 40th Ave (where it dead ends) - Surrey
Reported: Feb 27 (Yousif Attia and Ilya Povalyaev)

Rusty Blackbirds

Location: 1 female bird at the West end of 40th Ave (where it dead ends) - Surrey
Reported: Feb 27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Yousif Attia)

Location: 1 male and 1 female in a flock of 200 Brewer's Blackbirds at 49767 Chilliwack Central Rd - Chilliwack
*Please do not point scopes or cameras at windows at homeowner's property and keep driveways clear.*
Reported: Feb 21-March 26 (Dave Beeke, m.obs) For more info and updates click Here

Photo: Daniele Mitchell
Prairie Falcon
Location: Sumas Prairie
Reported: Feb 20 (Denis Knopp) For more info and updates click Here

Black-headed Grosbeak (1 female)
Location: Private Home - Burnaby
Reported: Sept - Feb 27 (Pat Stephens)

Photo: Pat Stephens
Western Scrub Jay
Location: Robertson School (Chilliwack)
Reported: Feb 18-April 27 For more info and updates click Here

*Probable* Iceland Gull (Kumlien's 1st Winter)
Location: Turf Farm on 72nd - Delta
Reported: Feb 6-15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Green Heron
Location: 1km from Cedar and Victoria Dr on the N side of ditch at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 12-Feb 29 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Lu

Snow Buntings (10-18)
Location: Between first and second shelters on the south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24-Feb 23 (Barry Berto, m.obs)

Photo: John Reynolds
Redheads

Location: 1 bird at 152nd Street at Eaglequest Golf Club (between 72nd Ave and 76 Ave) - Surrey
Directions: The pond is next to the golf hole 17 and can be seen from the street. Parking is at Surrey Lake Park.
On Feb 29th he was relocated at Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 9-Feb 29 (Alberto Vilca, m.obs)

Photo: Al Berto
Location: 1 birds (1 male and 1 female - scope views only) Grant Narrows at Katzie Marsh - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Feb 6-8 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

RBA: Tufted Duck (Adult Male) *See Main Page*
Location: SW, NE and NW inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 11-March 3rd (Paul Clapham, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Prairie Falcon
Location: 1 bird at Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd also seen in a tree in a field on the East side halfway between Mckechnie Rd and Old Dewdney Trunk Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 6-Feb 10 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
 Photo: Mike Tabak
Cinnamon Teals (3 females and 1 male)
Location: In a ditch on the N side of Colebrook Rd before 127A - Surrey
Reported: Jan 9-March 18th (Victor Vandereyk, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Tree Swallow
Location: Vedder Canal bridge at Keith Wilson Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 9 (Rick Toochin)

Lapland Longspurs (3)
Location: West of first bench at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Feb 6-8 (Doug Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Doug Brown

Common Teal
Location: Seen from taxi pull off at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (N side of Jetty), bird was swimming to and resting on gravel spit with a group of Green-winged Teals - Tsawwassen
Reported: Feb 7-March 20 (Pirmin Nietlisbach et al., m.obs)

Photo: Pirmin Nietlisbach
Western Scrub Jay
Location: 1 bird at Britannia Shipyards at 5180 Westwater Drive and across the street at Tomekichi Homma Elematary School - Richmond
Reported: Dec 21-Feb 8 (Steffany Walker, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at SE corner of Terra Nova Park - Richmond
Reported: Feb 7 (Kelly Sekhon)

Location: 1 bird at 2980 West 5th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 5 (Brent Diakow)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 bird at Blue Tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 30- Feb 13 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Male)
Location: with RWBB's near the 4000 block of 36th Ave - Ladner
Reported: Feb 2 (Keith Riding)

Photo: Keith Riding
American Tree Sparrow
Location: First bench at Brunswick Point -Ladner
Reported: Feb 2 (Uday Sant)

Photo: Uday Sant
Lapland Longspur
Location: Iona South Jetty (just past 1st shelter) - Richmond
Reported: Feb 1 (Daniele Mitchell)

*Common Redpolls will no longer be reported on this page as they are not truly rare this irruption year. They have been reported at several locations around the lower mainland and are continuing this year at Park Royal Mall (West Van), Maplewood Flats (North Van), Musqueam Park (Vancouver) and Terra Nova and Shannon Rd (Richmond). *

Pine Grosbeak (1 Male)
Location: Cedar and Victoria Dr at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 29- Feb 2 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

Photo: John Reynolds
RBA: Black-headed Gull *(See Main Page)*
Location: NW corner of Trout Lake with Glaucous-winged and California Gulls - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 25-Jan 31 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Photo: Cory McIvor
Photo: Peter Candido
RBA: Siberian Accentor  *See Main Page*
Location: 5224, 160th South of Colebrook Rd in Surrey . Also Accessible South from Hwy 10. Park in front of Capella's Farm and walk South on 160th in Gill Farm Blueberry Fields
Reported: Jan 3-20 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech
Northern Mockingbird 
Location: Front yard in Plum and Holly Tree at 4835, 36th Ave - Ladner
Reported: Oct 24-Jan 24 (Darrel Smith, m.obs)

Photo taken at 4835-36th Ave by: Darrel Smith
Western Scrub-Jays

Location: 3 birds at 119th Ave and 220th St - Maple Ridge
Reported: (Continuing bird) Jan 30 , (Michael Sather, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Spruce Tree at the home at the corner of 55A and 4A Ave - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 31-Jan 3 (Lori Bailey, m.obs)

Rufous Hummingbird (female)
Location: Private home at Tanglewood Lane and Starflower Place - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 22-25 (Camille Faubert)

Northern Goshawk (immature)
Location: Flying towards Cates Park at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Jan 15 (Quentin Brown)

Prairie Falcon
Location: 1 bird at Ross Rd 100m south of Pepin Brook (Abbotsford)
Reported: Jan 14 (Chris Buis)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: Opposite 3626 34th St - Ladner
Reported: Jan 13 (Mike Tabak)

 RBA: Lesser Goldfinch (female) *See Main Page*
*Open to Public - View feeders from field do not point bins at hotel*
Location: 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30-Jan 12 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Chipping Sparrow
Location: At house at 5224 160th St (Siberian accentor Spot) - Surrey
Reported: Jan 11-12 (Ryan Merrill and Charlie Wright, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Feeders on Erickson Rd - Pemberton
Reported: Dec-Jan 10 (Allen McEwan and Tonette McEwan)

White-throated Sparrow (Tan-morph)
Location: Gravel pathway at far end of large west pond at Jericho - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 2 (Brent Diakow)

Red Knot (1)
Location: 104th Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 11- Jan 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 2 birds at  St Andrews Anglican Church at 20955 Old Yale Rd - Langley
Reported: Jan 4 (Tom Plath)

Location: 1 bird at 142A and 10A St - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 4 (Tom Plath)

Location: 1 bird at SW corner of West Dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 30 (Gord Gadsden)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 bird at Brookside Inn - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 1-2 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis)

Rufous Hummingbirds (females)

Location: 1 bird at Simpson and Sun Valley Rds - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 1-2 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis)

Location:1 bird at 54th and Tyne in Vancouver
Reported: Jan 2 (Wendy Jogia)

Lesser Yellowlegs (1)
Location: Ferry jetty south side - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 1 (Brent and Wayne Diakow)

RBA: Sage Thrasher (Open to public - Please be respectful of neighbors and homeowner)
Location: In birch tree near feeders at E 30th Ave and John Street - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 30 (Else Mikkelsen)

Photo: Else Mikkelsen
Horned Larks (10), Lapland Longspur (1), Snow Buntings (2)
Location: Marion and Campbell - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30 (Rick Toochin and Tom Plath, m.obs)
(*Birds have been present here since Dec 14th see earlier post*)

RBA: Winter Wren
***(In Vancouver Checklist Area, West of Bradner Rd - See Info) ***
Location: Boggy habitat at the N side of Dyke Rd right before it turns into Marsh-McCormick Rd  500 m before Gray Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 19-30 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)
Video of the bird by Gord Gadsden can be viewed Here
Location Map Here

Photo: Ian Kelshaw
Pine Grosbeaks (8)
Location: Traboulay Poco Trail (at the 1st bend of the section of the dyke) between Dominion Ave and Prairie Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 29-30th (Mike Farnworth, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Farnworth
Semipalmated Plover (Late)
Location: South end of Centennial Beach w/ Sanderlings - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 9 - Dec 24 (Hui Sim, m.obs)

Photo: Hui Sim
Swamp Sparrow
Location: Boggy habitat at the N side of Dyke Rd right before it turns into Marsh-McCormick Rd  500 m before Gray Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 19-31 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Dave Baker
Northern Goshawk (Adult)
Location: Lefeuvre Rd and Starr Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 23 (Rick Toochin)

RBA: Indigo Bunting (Immature Male)  *See main page*
Location: Private Home - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 20-25 (John Findlay)

Photo: John Findlay
Wilson's Warbler (Late)
Location: Community garden at Terra Nova Park off Westminster Hwy - Richmond
Reported: Dec 22 (Jady Chiu)

Photo: Jady Chiu
Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 bird Sumas Prairie Interprovincial and Campbell Rds
Reported: Nov 25-Feb 1 (John Gordon, m.obs)

Location: 2 Juveniles East Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 21 (Gord Gadsden)
More info and pictures click Here

RBA: Hoary Redpoll (1 Male)
Location: In birches next to the NE corner of Ontario pond at Ontario and 33rd at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
*In flock of 4-6 Common Redpolls*
Reported: Dec 20-24 (Jeremiah Kennedy et al., m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Clark's Grebe
Location: West end of Locarno Beach - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 20 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Townsend's Warbler
Location: Private Home on Church St. - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 20 (Douglas Planidin)

Photo: Douglas Planidin
Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 1 bird at 5713 Bradner Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 23 (Rick Toochin)

Location:  20 birds at 7th Ave and Willow Ave - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 22-23 (Stephen)

Location: 1 bird feeding on berry tree on the main trail between outer ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 20-24 (John Reynolds et al., m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at NE corner of Terra Nova Park off Westminster Hwy - Richmond
Reported: Dec 19 (Margaret Butschler et al.)

Location: Feeding in crab-apple tree along gravel path on Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: Dec 13-15 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Taken at Iona by Alan Moat
Redhead (Male)
Location: Northern side of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 20-29 (George Clulow et al., m.obs)

Photo: George Clulow
Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 2 birds at Glencarin and Sperling - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 20 (George Clulow)

Location: 19 birds behind Horizons Restaurant at Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 20-Jan 2 (Dave Schultz et al., m.obs)

Location: 3 birds at Large Garden Quarry at Queen Elizabeth Park next to waterfall
Reported: Dec 20 (Jess Findlay et al.)

Above Photos taken at Burnaby Mtn by Hilary Maguire
RBA: Black and White Warbler
Location: Nitobe Garden at UBC (Admission by Donation) - Vancouver
"Bird was seen to the right of the entrance and near the back, past the small bridge over the running stream and just as you start to turun left. The bird flew back towards the wall of the gardens."
Gardens are only open from 10am till 2pm, Mon - Fri
Reported: Dec 18 (Lindsay Marsh)

Photo: Lindsay Marsh
Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at SE part of Barnston Island - Surrey
Reported: Jan 3 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on Pyracanthas near 16th Ave and Gillespie Rd. Also seen behind Beach Grove Golf Course - Tsawwassen
Reported: Dec 9-19 (Hui Sim)

Photo: Hui Sim
American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at Gallagher and Beharrell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 21 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird at the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 16 (Gregory Lis)

Taken at Brunswick Point - Photo: Gregory Lis
Hudsonian Godwit (Adult)
Location: Base of Roberts Bank Jetty (Coal Port Ferry Jetty side) - Delta
Reported: Dec 15 (Mike Tabak)

Glaucous Gull (3rd Cycle Bird)
Location: 88th St and Ladner Trunk Rd - Delta
Reported: Dec 15 (Avery Bartels et al., m.obs)

Photo: Yousif Attia
Golden-crowned X White-crowned Sparrow (Hybrid - Juvenile)
Location: North of Community Garden at Terra Nova Park off of Westminster Hwy - Richmond
Reported: Oct 24-Jan 10 (Cory McIvor, m.obs)

Photo: Cory McIvor
Mountain Chickadee
Location: Marion and 4 Road - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 14 (Rick Toochin)

32 Snow Buntings,  20 Horned Larks and 10 Lapland Longspurs
Location: Marion and Campbell - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 14-30th (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon (Immature)
Location: Mill Lake Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 14 (Rick Toochin)

White-winged Crossbill (1 bird in a flock of 12 RECR's)
Location: 2 kms below Mount Seymour Upper Parking Lot - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 13 (Brent and Wayne Diakow)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Fore and Bell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 13 (Rick Toochin)

Pine Grosbeak (1 female)
Location: Base of Iona Causeway feeding on crabapples near woodlot - Richmond
Reported: Dec 11 (Mark Wynja)

Photo: Mark Wynja
Green Heron (Adult)
Location: 2/3 rds the way along dyke on North Side of Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 11-12 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

Photo: John Reynolds
Snow Buntings
Location:  15 birds Marker 149, South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 11 (Bridget Spencer)

Lesser Black-backed Gull
Location: In a field with gulls East of Gladwin Rd along Townshipline Rd past train tracks looking North - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 9 (Rick Toochin)

Rusty Blackbird (1 female)
Location: 40th Ave, East of 140th St - Surrey
Reported: Dec 10-15 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds (2 Males)
Location: 40th Ave and 136th St - Surrey
Reported: Dec 9 (George Clulow)

Nashville Warbler (2)

Location: Abbotsford ( Private property)
Reported: Nov 29 (Randy Walker)

Location: In weedy patch, 500m East on Matsqui Dyke off Beharell Rd (Harris's Sparrow spot) - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 4 (Rick Toochin)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Glaucous Gulls

Location: 1st  year bird at McDermott Rd, 1km N of Campbell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 3 (Rick Toochin)

Location: Vye Rd (Abbotsford)
Reported: Dec 2 (Gord Gadsden)
Photos can be viewed Here

White-breasted Nuthatch (1st for Squamish) *Open to Public - Please use public dyke access trail next to the eastern side of his fence and look at suet feeders on his balcony from dyke. 
Location: 1545 Eagle Run Drive - Brackendale
*On Dec 12: Seen in the large tree on the SE corner of  Maple Crescent near Eagle Run Drive *
Reported: Nov 28-Dec 14 (Thor Halvorson, m.obs)
Photo: Thor Halvorson
Northern Goshawk
Location:  In woodlot East of 112th on Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
*Relocated on Dec 1- On Hwy 99 in Trees between woodlot at 112th and Mud  Bay - Delta *
Reported: Nov 25-Dec 1 (Chad Sole, m.obs)

Northern Mockingbird
Location: Private Home near 28th Ave - Aldergrove
Reported: Dec 1 (Robin Lamb)

White-throated Sparrows:

Location: 2 birds at Cole Road dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 6-Dec 3 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Location: Agar and Mcbride - Surrey
Reported: Dec 1 (Rick Toochin and Dave Baker)

Location: 40th Ave and Nicomekl Rd - Surrey
Reported: Dec 1 (Rick Toochin and Dave Baker)

Location: Dyke off Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: Nov 21-Jan 2 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H., m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Location: 400m east of Beharrel Rd Dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 28 - Dec 4 (Rick Toochin and Al Russel, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow Photo by : Al Russell
Wilson's Warblers (late)

Location: 1 at North side of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 22 (Annie Johansen, m.obs)

Location: 1 at Bunny patch at Jericho Beach Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 30 (Mike Fung)

Photo: Mike Fung
Bohemian Waxwings (2)
Location: North of main trail between Piper Spit and the first Spruce Loop turnoff - Burnaby
Reported: Nov 29 (Janet and Bryan King)

Photo: Bryan King
Common Yellowthroat (late)
Location: Thompson Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 28 (Michael Sather and Greg Humphreys)


Photo: Greg Humphreys
Harris's Sparrow (with 1 WTSP, GCSPs and WCSPs)
Location: 400 m east of Beharrel Rd dyke in a weedy patch near farm - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 28-Dec 4 (Rick Toochin and Al Russell, m.obs)

Harris's Sparrow Photo by: Al Russell
American Tree Sparrows 

Location: 1 bird on Fore Rd near Bell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 4 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird at the base of North Jetty in coniferous tree near large berm
Reported: Nov 27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H., m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Location: 1 bird at Pumphouse Trail, 100m E of  Wilson Farm Dyke Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 21-24 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Photo: Hilary Maguire
Lesser Yellowlegs (3)

Location: 2 birds at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 30 (Andy Perrett, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 22-28 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H., m.obs)

Hudsonian Godwit (Breeding Plumage)
Location: 12 Ave Dyke Park (Beach Grove Lagoon) - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 21-26 (Nigel Tate, m.obs)

Photo: Nigel Tate
Photo: Mike Tabak
Rufous Hummingbird (1 Male)
Location: Private Home at 54th and Tyne Rd - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 21 (Wendy Jogia)

White-winged Crossbills (20)
Location: 10 Birds in Mtn Hemlock trees to the right of the lodge at Upper Seymour Parking Lot and 10 birds in lower parking lot in Mtn Hemlock trees behind Enquist Lodge - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 20-29 (Melissa H. and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
White-winged crossbill (1 male)
Location: Mt. Sumas - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 22 (Rick Toochin and Al Russell)

White-Winged Crossbill (1 male)
Location: In trees at Upper Seymour Parking Lot - North Van
Reported: Nov 19 (Roger Foxhall)
                                                 
Chipping Sparrow
Location: Alaksen parking lot Ladner
Reported: Nov 19 (Rob Lyske and Quentin Brown)

Photo: Quentin Brown
American Golden-Plover (late) *Injured bird*
Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 18-28 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Ancient Murrelets (55)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 18-22 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon (Immature)

Location:  Maclure and Gladwin Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 28 (Rick Toochin)

Location: Harris Rd near Hwy 11 - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 18 (Rick Toochin)

RBA: Red-throated Pipit
Location: South side of Sim Rd between Mission View Street and Kelleher Street - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 16 (Rick Toochin)

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches (2)
Location: End of Batt Rd near Taggart Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 16 (Rick Toochin)

Lapland Longspurs (2)
Location: Turf Farm on Dixon Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nob 16 (Rick Toochin)


Tundra Swans 

Location: 3 birds Hwy 10 and 104th in field - Delta
Reported: Jan 1 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds in field at North end of 112th with Trumpeters - Delta
Reported: Dec 1 -Dec 2 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 5 birds in field at end of 59th (near 104th) *scope required* - Delta
Reported: Nov 19 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 2 birds in field at 34th near Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 15 (Raymond Ng)
Photo: Raymond Ng
Location: 2 birds at South side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 9 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Ancient Murrelets (13 birds)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 15 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Mountain Chickadee (Unconfirmed)
Location: Frigate Rd area - Ladner
Reported: Nov 15 (Laura Jordinson)

Western Scrub - Jay (Unconfirmed)
Location: Frigate Rd area - Ladner
Reported: Nov 15 (Laura Jordinson)

Turkey Vulture (Late)
Location: SW Marine Drive perched on snag at lookout overlooking log booms - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 14 (Gail Kenner)
 
Snow Buntings

Location: 4 second shelter at Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Nov 21 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 10 birds Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty mid way on South side - Delta
*On Nov 21, 1 bird was present
Reported: Oct 24-Nov 21 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on Beach near entrance gate at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 14-15 (Eric Zhou, m.obs)

Photo: Eriz Zhou
Snow Buntings (2)
Location: Turf Farm on Dixon Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 16 (Rick Toochin)

American Tree Sparrows (2) *Birds of Interest*
Location: East and West of 64th and Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
Reported: Nov 14 (Brent and Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Wayne Diakow

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: West 42nd and Balsam - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13 (Pauline Willems)

Black-billed Magpie
Location: Belcarra Regional Park Picnic area  - Belcarra
Reported: Nov 11-13 (A. Pont, m.obs)

Photo: John Reynolds
Photo: A. Pont
Rock Wren
Location: Matsqui Regional Park
Reported: Nov 10-12 (Gord Gadsden) Pics can be viewed Here

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Marsh area west of Park Royal Mall between the soccer fields and mall  - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 10-11 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Virginia Spencer
White-winged Crossbills 

Location: 1 bird at the top of Burnaby Mtn at Rose Garden (fly over) - Burnaby
Reported: Nov 10 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 9 birds base of Mystery Peak Chair at Upper Seymour Mtn parking lot - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 27-Nov 9 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Green Heron (late)
Location: 600m from start of north dyke in ditch at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Nov 9-11 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs )

Photo: Hilary Maguire
Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Past tower on nature dyke trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Directions: Take the nature dyke trail past tower, walk past tower 5 mins and the bird is feeding along the dyke*
Reported: Nov 8 (Chris Kauffmann)

Photo: Chris Kauffmann
Sora
Location: Westfield at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Nov 8 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Mountain Bluebird (1 male)
Location: Just before first Shelter on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 5 (Tak Shibata)

Palm Warbler
Location: Hope Airport (south side)
Reported: Nov 5-17 (John Gordon)

Nashville Warbler
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Nov 5 (John Gordon) Pictures can be viewed Here

Gray-crowned Rosy-Finches 

Location: 2 birds (1 Interior and 1 Coastal Subspecies) on gravel road, South Side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 5-8 (Quentin Brown and Hank T., m.obs)

Photo: Alan Moat (Coastal Subspecies)
Photo: Cory McIvor (Interior Subspecies)
Location: 1 bird (Coastal Species) at the end of South Jetty - Iona
Reported: Nov 5 (Tak Shibata)
                                               
Philadelphia Vireo
Location: Matsqui Dyke Trail, 1/2 km between Beharrel Road parking lot and Page Rd- Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 5 (Rick Toochin)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Immature male)
Location: In Willow Tree on Matsqui Dyke Trail  near Beharrel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 5 (Rick Toochin)

Lesser Black-backed Gull 
Location: Matsqui Dyke Trail along River - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 5 (Rick Toochin)

Franklin's Gull (1st year)
Location: Matsqui Dyke Trail along River - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 5 (Rick Toochin)

Western Tanager (1 female)
Location: Private Home near 28th and 146th near Sunnyside Urban Forest - South Surrey
Reported: Nov 4 (Joanne Bovich)

Photo: Joanne Bovich
Swamp Sparrow
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Nov 3 (Gord Gadsden) Photos can be viewed Here

RBA: American Oystercatcher (Unconfirmed*)
Location: On rocks at end of White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Nov 2 (Katherine Reichert)

Tropical Kingbird
Location: North-East corner of the parking lot at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 3 (Nobert Sharp)

Photo: Nobert Sharp
Ruddy Turnstone
Location: South side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Nov 3-9 (John Vooys, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Snow Buntings
Location: 1 bird at Blackie Spit on Beach - Surrey
Reported: Nov 14-15 (Eriz Zhou, m.obs)

Location: 8 birds Boundary Bay Dyke pilings between 104th and 96th - Delta
*On Nov 11 6 birds were present
Reported: Nov 9-15 (Fred Peters, m.obs)

Photo: Ian Harland
Photo: Bridget Spencer
Location: 1 bird at Maplewood Flats on the east side of beach near entrance - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 11-12 (Mike Baker, m.obs)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Location: 10 birds Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty mid way on South side - Delta
*On Nov 21, 1 bird was present
Reported: Oct 24-Nov 21 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Sandy Paiement
Location: 1 bird at end of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 5 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 1 bird East of the marina beside the breakwater (near the Rock Wren) - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 2-3 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Rock Wren (1 bird)
Location: On logs on beach, east of the marina - Point Roberts, WA
*Sheltered side of breakwater near Marina*
 Reported: Oct 30-Nov 3 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Lapland Longspur
Location: East of marina flying over beach - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 2 (Dan Tyson and Roger Foxhall)

Palm Warbler (Fall plumage)
Location: In Blueberry Field at Dixon Rd and Campbell Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 2 (Rick Toochin)

Harris's Sparrow (Immature)
Location: In brambles behind Gas Station beside A&W on Whatcom Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 2 (Rick Toochin)

Clay-coloured Sparrow
Location: Cole Rd south of the dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 2-16 (Rick Toochin)

Heermann's Gull
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 1 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Parasitic Jaeger (late)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Nov 1 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: West of 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31 (Kevin Louth)

American Golden-Plover
Location: West of 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31 (Kevin Louth)

Rock Sandpiper 
Location: West of 112th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 31 (Kevin Louth)

RBA: Field Sparrow
Location: Trail that parallels the sea in front of the townhouses on Beach drive at Oliver's Landing - Furry Creek (near Squamish)
*Precise coordinates: 49.5854 N, -123.2248 W
Reported: Oct 30-31 (Ken Wright, m.obs)

Photo: Ken Wright
Tropical Kingbird
Location: Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 30-Nov 10 (John Vooys) More info click Here

Prairie Falcon
Location: Agassiz
Reported: Oct 30 (Murray Brown) More info click Here

Ruff
Location: East of 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Relocated: 4pm - Oct 31:  East of 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 30-31 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Whimbrel (6)
Location: On logs on beach, east of the marina- Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 30 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Red-naped Sapsucker (Male)
Location: North of River bank at Derby Reach Park - Langley
Reported: Oct 30 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Mountain Bluebirds (4 birds)
Location: NW corner of New Brighton Park - Vancouver
Directions: In the NW corner, in some small juniper and stick trees. You are in the right spot if the chain link fence separating the port from the park is on your left with a huge sign about port development. There were there in the trees. *
Reported: Oct 26-29 (Camille Faubert, m.obs)

Photo: Robert Moore
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Location: 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 26 (Daniel Bastaja)

Common Redpolls (2 birds)
Location: Along the dyke path which is at the north end of Shannon Rd - Richmond
*This road runs north off of Ferguson Rd just before you get to the Iona causeway
Reported: Oct 24 (Brent and Wayne Diakow)

Lapland Longspurs (Birds of Interest)

Location: 22 birds at East of 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 24 (Liron Gerstman et al.)

Loation: 1 bird at North Jetty - Iona
Reported: Oct 24 (Cole Gaerber)

Swamp Sparrows

Location: 1 bird in weedy patch at Angus-Campbell Rd and South Parallel Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Nov 2 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird In field off 264th Street and 88th Street - Abbotsford

Reported: Oct 29 (Rick Toochin)

Location:1 bird in field off Lefeuvre Rd at base of hill out of Glen Valley - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 29 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird 100m south of green pump house on the Wilson Dyke Trail at Colony Farm - Coquitalm
Reported: Oct 24 (Colin Clasen, m.obs)

Snow Buntings

Location: 2 birds at Iona South Jetty (before 1st Shelter then flew towards 2nd) - Richmond
Reported: Oct 27 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 3 birds at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (South Side) 1/4th of way out - Delta
Reported: Oct 24- Nov 11 (Wayne and Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Wayne Diakow
Location: 1 bird at 96th and Boundary Bay (flyover) - Delta
Reported: Oct 23 (George Clulow and Khalid Boudreau)

Bar-tailed Godwit (1 juvenile)
Location: West of pilings between 96th and 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Relocated: 104th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 23-Nov 12 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

American Golden-Plovers 
Location: 6 birds at 104th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 23 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 2 birds at 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 22 -24 (Mark Wynja, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrows (Birds of Interest)

Location: 2 birds East of the former log sort grounds at the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 22-24 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman
Location: 1 bird at Angus-Campbell Rd just past 541 on the east side near train tracks - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 23-Nov 16 (Rick Toochin)

Western Scrub-Jay (Photographed)
Location: Chapman and Clarke - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 19-27 (Jay Brogan, m.obs)

Hudsonian Godwit (Juvenile)
Location: 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 21-29 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Broad-winged Hawks

Location: Cheam Mtn
Reported: Oct 20 (Ed Klassen & John Vooys)

Location: Vedder Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 21 (Rick Toochin)

Brambling (Immature)
Location: Cole Rd, 300m south of the  Dyke - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 21 (Rick Toochin)

Franklin's Gull (Photographed)
Location: Chilliwack Central Rd near Gibson Rd (In Grassy Field on South Side) - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 21 (Rick Toochin)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: End of South Jetty at Iona  then near second shelter - Richmond
Reported: Oct 20 (Mr. and Mrs. Tak Shibata)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2 birds, 2 locations)

Location: 1 bird 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 22 (Mark Wynja)

Location: 1 bird at Westfield pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 20 (John Gordon, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon
Rufous Hummingbird (1 female)
Location: Private Home on Kent St. - White Rock
Reported: Oct 16-25 (Susan Lindenberger)
Photo: Susan Lindenberger
Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 bird at the South side of Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 16-17 (Jennifer Bain, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on the beach at the tower at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 17 (Katya Kondratyuk)

Photo: Katya Kondratyuk
Palm Warbler
Location: In trees at the foot of Fell Ave (which becomes Harbourside Place) next to the Spirit Trail (a block west of the Burrard Yacht Club). - North Vancouver
Reported: Oct 17-18 (Pierre Cenerelli)

                                                          Photo: Pierre Cenerelli

Franklin's Gull (1st Winter bird)
Location: White Rock Beach at the foot of White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Oct 16 (Wilma Mackenzie)

Photo: Wilma Mackenzie
RBA: Blue-gray Gnatcatcher  *See main page*
Location: In hedgerow halfway between 104th Street and  the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 16 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Location: Pilings near 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 16 (Kevin Louth)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Near yellow gate past duck pond at Colony Farm off Shaughnessy Street - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 14 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Tropical Kingbird
Location: At 1km mark heading North on the West Dyke Trail by the radio towers near the end of Steveston Hwy. The bird was hawking insects in the trees on both sides of the dyke - Richmond
*Relocated: Oct 20: Williams Rd and West Dyke Trail
Reported: Oct 12-20 (Al Berto, m.obs)

Photo: Al Berto
Bohemian Waxwing
Location: 76th Street off River Rd feeding on berries - Delta
Reported: Oct 11 (Kevin Louth)

Upland Sandpiper (Juvenile)
Location: In field at York Road 1/2 km from Vye Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 10 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Gyrfalcon
Location: McDermott and Vye - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 10 (Rick Toochin)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (2nd year bird)
Location: Samberg Rd and Page - Abbotsford
Location: Chilliwack Central Rd and Gibson Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Oct 10-22 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Angus Campbell Rd in a weed patch on left side of road (1/2 km from South Parallel Rd) - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 10 (Rick Toochin)

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Location: Bevan and Emerson Rds near Mill Lake Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 9 (Rick Toochin)

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: Oct  8-9 (Kathy Boylen, m.obs)

Photo: Kathy Boylen
Lesser black-backed Gull (Adult in winter plumage)
Location: Matsqui Trail Regional Park (Fraser River side) Beharrel Rd- Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 6-10 (Rick Toochin)

Rusty Blackbirds

Location: 1 female bird at Vye and Boyman - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 9 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird at Page and Bell Road - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 6 (Rick Toochin)

Brant (1 Immature )
Location: Page Rd in field with Cackling Geese - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 6 (Rick Toochin)

Broad-Winged Hawk (Immature)
Location: Sumas Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 5 (Rick Toochin)

Golden Eagle (Immature)
Location: Sumas Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 5 (Rick Toochin)

Swainson's Hawk (Immature)
Location: Sumas Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 5 (Rick Toochin)

Prairie Falcon (2, 1 Adult and 1 Immature)
Location: Wellsline Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Oct 5 (Rick Toochin)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (1)
Location: West field pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 5-6 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty by Taxi Pullout - Delta
Reported: Oct 5-6 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 bird at South side on Ferry Jetty- Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 11 (Kevin Louth)


Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Oct 5 (Quentin Brown)

Location: 3 birds on South side of Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 4 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 5 birds at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Oct 1 (Dan Tyson)
Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, Oct 4th - Photo: Cory McIvor
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch (3)
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (south side - end of gravel road) - Delta
Reported: Oct 3-5 (Paul and David Baker, m.obs)

Photo: David Baker
Eared Grebe
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (north side) - Delta
Reported: Oct 3 (Paul and David Baker)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Colony Farm banding station - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 3 (Derek Matthews, m.obs)

Gray Catbird
Location: Debouville Slough (berry field by Pitt River) - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 3 (Michelle Joyce, m.obs)

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird between the last bench and the gate before the blue house at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 2 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 1 bird at Iona Regional Park - Richmond
Reported: Sept 29 (Doug Martin)
American Tree Sparrow - Debouville Slough,  Photo: Hilary Maguire
Clark's Grebe
Location: Right off the end of White Rock Pier with Westerns - White Rock
Reported: Oct 2-28 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Photo: Carlo Giovanella
Common Poorwill
Location: Sumas Mountain
Reported: Sept 29 (Gord Gadsden)
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Lapland Longspurs 
 
Location: 1 bird at overflow campground at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 27-29 (Michael Kennedy, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Bailey
Location: 1 bird at 1st shelter and 1 bird at 3 km mark at South Iona Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Sept 15-25 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds, near Taxi pull out at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported : Sept 27- 28 (Alan Moat, m.obs)

Photo: Alan Moat
Northern Goshawk (Adult)
Location: Stanley Park south of Aquarium - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 27 (Wayne Diakow)

American Golden-Plover
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 27 (Michael Kennedy, m.obs)

Gray-crowned Rosy Finches (450 birds foraging with Horned Larks)
Location: Half way up the Marmot Trail at Blackcomb Peak Mountain  -Whistler
Reported: Sept 26- Oct 3 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull (3 birds, 2 locations)

Location: 1 bird at 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 26 (Joshua Brown)

Location: 3 birds at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 26-27 (Brian Avent, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Avent
RBA: Ruff (1 Juvenile Male)
Location: Pilings at 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 25 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Gray Catbirds

Location: Hunter Lane - Bowen Island
Reported: Sept 30 (Angela Huxham)

Photo: Angela Huxham
Location: Community Garden at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 24-25 (Sarah Gray, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Sept 23 (Mike Tabak)

American Golden-Plover
Location: SW Iona Inner Ponds - Richmond
Reported: Sept 23 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg
Clay-coloured Sparrow
Location: North end of Rose Garden in white Crocus bush in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Relocated: Sept 22: South end of Rose Garden in rose bushes*
Reported: Sept 21-22 (Yousif Attia and Harley Kelsey, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Red-naped Sapsucker (1 male)
Location: In birch trees at Burnaby Mountain right and above of Circular Swing set - Burnaby
Reported: Sept 21- Oct 3 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Photo: Paul Kusmin
Photo: Brian Stech

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2 juveniles)
Location: South end of West Field at Reifel Refuge - Ladner
Reported: Sept 21-28 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Photo: Cory McIvor
Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Marbled Godwit (2 birds)
Location: 1 bird at 104th and Boundary Bay
Reported: Sept 20-26 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at 96th and Boundary  Bay
Reported: Sept 22-28 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Jacob Mctaggart
Pacific Golden-Plovers (5 birds)
Location: 72nd St, Turf Farm - Ladner
Reported: Sept 19 (Kevin Louth)

American Golden-Plovers 

Location: 4 birds at 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 22-27 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 bird at 72nd St turf farm - Ladner
Reported: Sept 19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird at 104th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 19-22 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Swainson's Hawk
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Sept 18 (Logan Lalonde & Isaac Nelson)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 male)
Location: West side of duck pond in elderberries at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 18 (Chris Charlesworth, m.obs)

Red-naped Sapsucker (1 female)
Location: Private Residence - North Vancouver (Not open to public)
Reported: Sept 14-26 (Ben Clifford, m.obs)

Photo: Ben Clifford
Brewer's Sparrow
Location: North side of NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 16 (Mike Toochin)

American Golden-Plovers

Location: 2 birds at 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 16-17 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 bird at pilings, west of 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-17 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

House Wren
Location: Across from North dyke on the path along the South side of the canal at Reifel  - Ladner
Reported: Sept 14 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Rusty Blackbird
Location: By the cabin and picnic tables at Elfin Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park - Squamish
Reported: Sept 13 (Liron Gertsman)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Prairie Falcon
Location: Sumas Mountain
Reported: Sept 12 (Paul and David Baker & Gord Gadsden)

Whimbrel  

Location: 2 birds at 72nd St and Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: Sept 19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird at Blackie Spit south side of spit (at the end) - Surrey
Reported: Sept 13 (Melissa H. and Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 bird at 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 13-19 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird at South side of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (opposite taxi pullout) - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 9 (John Gordon)

Redhead (1 female)
Location: Display ponds at Reifel Refuge - Ladner
Reported: Sept 12-Oct 6 (Cory McIvor, m.obs)

Photo: Cory McIvor
Heermann's Gull (3 adults)
Location: 2 birds Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (South side 200m from Terminal) - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 17 (Wayne Weber)
Location: 1 bird Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (North side) - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 12 (Geoffrey Newell)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: East side of Katzie Marsh, about 4 km from parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Sept 12 (Carlo Giovanella)

Photo: Carlo Giovanella
RBA: White-faced Ibis (1 Juvenile)
Location: Triangular garden at Reifel Refuge - Ladner
Reported: Sept 10 (Nathan Polak)

Clay-coloured Sparrow
Location: Private home - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 3-10 (Bob Moore)

Photo: Robert Moore
Marbled Godwits (2 birds, 2 locations)
Location: 1 bird at brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Sept 10 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 bird at 88th and Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: Sept 11 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull
Location: Northernmost rock at Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Sept 10 (Rob Lyske)

Broad-winged Hawk
Location: 5 birds flying over Vedder Mountain on Sept 11, 1 bird on Sept 9 - Chilliwack
Reported: Sept 9-11 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Great Egret (continuing bird)
Location: Sept 9-10 - Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (North side with Great Blue Herons) -Delta
Location: Sept 20-Oct 14 - Fuller's Slough and East Dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 31-Oct 14 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Bill Thomas
Photo: Peter Zadorozny
House Wren (1 bird)
Location: Bottom of Zipline at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 9 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Red-naped Sapsucker
Location: In tree across from Seasons in the Park Restaurant - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 8 (Wayne Weber)

Vesper Sparrow (1 bird)
Location: Colony Farm on dyke trail near duck pond by yellow gate near banding station - Coquitlam
*Use Shaughnessy Entrance*
Reported: Sept 8-10 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Northern Waterthrush
Location: Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: Sept 8 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

RBA: Blackburnian Warbler (Immature male)
Location: In trees at far north edge of Jack Delair's Place - Hope
(Please email for address, as it is open to the public)
Reported: Sept 7 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull (3 adults, 2 locations) 
Location: 2 birds at Sandheads - Steveston *Viewable by boat only*
Reported: Sept 6 (George Clulow, Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa H., Peter Candido, John Reynolds, Quentin Brown, Kevin Neill, Hilary Maguire)

Photo: John Reynolds
 Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Sept 6 (Kevin Louth)

Hudsonian Godwit (1 juvenile)
Location: 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 6-Oct 3 (Steve Juhasz, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak (Hudsonian Godwit is on Left)
Bar-tailed Godwit (1 juvenile)
Location: 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 3-25 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 5 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Clay-coloured Sparrow (3)
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 5-8 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Calliope Hummingbird
Location: Hope Airport-Hope
Reported: Sept 5 (Rick Toochin)

Blackpoll Warbler
Location: Hope Airport-Hope
Reported: Sept 5 (Rick Toochin)

Lewis's Woodpecker
Location: Hope Airport-Hope
Reported: Sept 5 (Rick Toochin)

Broad-winged Hawk
Location: Sumas Mountain - Abbotsford
Reported: Sept 5 (Rick Toochin)

Rock Wren
Location: Sumas Mountain
Reported: Sept 5 (Gord Gadsden)

Pics can be seen  Here

Long-billed Curlew
Location: 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 4 (Kevin Louth)

*Also continuing bird at Blackie Spit (South side) in Surrey*

Lapland Longspur
Location: Between 72nd and 88th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 4 (Kevin Louth)

Clay-coloured Sparrows 
Location: 1 immature bird at Dixon and Campbell -Abbotsford
Reported: Sept 3 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird at West outer dyke trail,100 metres along from the junction near the tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Sept 1 (Anne Toews)

Photo: Anne Toews
Western Scrub Jays (2 adult birds, 2 locations)
Location: Chapman Ave and Clarke Rd - Coquitlam
Reported: Sept 2 (Jay Brogan)

Location: Ferry Slough (off Windjammer and Ferry Rds) - Ladner
Reported: Aug 25 (Laura Jordison)

Bobolink (1, immature) 
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 2 (Rick Toochin)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Past second shelter by pipe # 188 - lower trail on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 1-4 (Mr. and Mrs. Tak Shibata and Mike Toochin, m.obs) 

Bar-tailed Godwits (2 adults)
Location: Mansion at 96th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1-3 (Dan Tyson, Mike Tabak and Mitch Blanton)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: SW and NE Inner Pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 30-Sept 5 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Brewer's Sparrow
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 30-31 (Rick Toochin)

Surfbird - Rare for the Eastern Fraser Valley
Location: Harrison Lagoon
Reported: Aug 29 (Gord Gadsden)

Clay-coloured Sparrows (3)
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 29-Sept 5 (Rick Toochin, Paul and David Baker, m.obs)

Photo: Len Jellicoe
Vesper Sparrows (4)
Location: Harrison Lagoon - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Aug 28-Sept 15 (Rick Toochin, Paul and David Baker, m.obs)

Greater White-fronted Geese

Location: 3 birds at Duck Pond at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 14-17 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Location: 54 birds at 96th east of the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 11-12 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 75 birds at 104th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 6 (Vivika Ohman)

Location: 15 birds in a field at 36th Ave - Ladner
Reported: Aug 28-Sept 5 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)
 

Location: 1 bird at Queen Elizabeth Park
Reported: Aug 28 (Liron Gertsman et al.)

Location: 5 birds at Brunswick Point
Reported: Aug 15 (Ben Keen)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: On mudflats (viewed from dyke off 41b) - Tsawwassen First Nations Reservations
Reported: Aug 28 (Logan Lalonde et al.)

Ruddy Turnstones
Locations: 3 birds Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Aug 22-27 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Fork-tailed Storm Petrel
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Aug 24 (Chris Dale)

American Golden-Plover
Location: 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Relocated: 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 26-27 (Logan Lalonde and Liron Gerstman, m.obs)

Black Scoter (1 male)
Location: Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26-31 (Logan Lalonde, Liron Gertsman and Joshua Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman
Heermann's Gull
Location: End of South Jetty Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25 (Tak Shibata)

Franklin's Gull (Juvenile)
Location: near Pitt Lake dyke observation tower - Pitt Lake
Reported: Aug 25 (Dave Schutz)

Bar-tailed Godwit (1 Adult)
Location: 96th and Boundary Bay-Delta
Relocated at 88th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 23-24 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Logan Lalonde
Northern Waterthrushes (2 birds)
Location: East dyke trail at new viewing platform - Reifel
Reported: Aug 23-30 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Photo: Cory McIvor
Pacific Golden-Plovers
Location: 1 bird at Iona beach viewed from North Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 23 (Chris Van Walleghem)

Photo: Chris Van Walleghem
Location: 2 birds at Turf Farm at 72nd (off Ladner Trunk Rd) - Ladner
Reported: Aug 20-29 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Logan Lalonde
Photo: Raymond Ng
Great Egret
Location: In salt marsh between the road and the dyke off 41b St - Tsawwassen First Nations Reserve
Relocated: Sept 20-Oct 14 - Fuller's Slough and East Dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 22-Oct 14 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
American Golden-Plover (1 Juvenile)
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Aug 22-30 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Stilt Sandpiper
Location: East bank of southwest marsh - Reifel
Reported: Aug 21-30 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Rob Lyske
Long-tailed Jaeger
Location: Viewed from ferry 30 mins from Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 19 (Guy Monty)

Hudsonian Godwits (3)
Location: 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 19 (Ilya Povalyaev and Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlew (2)
Location: 104-112th at Boundary bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 11-19 (Mark Wyjna, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber
Heermann's Gull
Location: Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 19 (Rob Lyske)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: East side of  Maplewood Flats at West Pond - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 19 (Rob Lyske)

Ruddy Turnstones 

4 Red Knot out from the mansion, 1 Ruddy Turnstone off 104th, - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=975177&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.fnC6WhGV.dpuf
Location: 1 bird at 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 15-24 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Aug 22 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird at 96th and Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: Aug 23 (Ilya Povalyaev and Mark Wynja)

Location: 2 Juvenile birds at 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 18 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Photos: Liron Gerstman
Location: 2 birds at pilings between 96th and 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 18 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Iona South Jetty (between first and second shelter) - Richmond
Reported: Aug 18 (Tak Shibata)

Red Knots 

Location: 2 birds at 96th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 23-Sept 1 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at 104th and Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 18-28 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman
Arctic Tern
Location: Mouth of the Fraser and Coquihalla Rivers (Hope)
Reported: Aug 17 (Kathy Boylen)

Photo: Kathy Boylen
Buff-breasted Sandpiper 
Location: 200m from dyke just West of 104th Street at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 17 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Great Egret
Location: Off Rannie Road right by Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
*Bird was last seen flying East into marsh*
Reported: Aug 16 (Devin de Zwaan and Katelyn Crisp)

Calliope Hummingbird (1 female)
Location: Private home - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 16-17 (Robert Moore)

Photo: Robert Moore
Northern Waterthrushes (2 birds, 2 locations)

Location: 1 bird at Hastings Park Sanctuary - Vancouver
Directions: *Bird was relocated at memorial rock on the west side down the hill northward into the cedars, there is a stack of brush and that's where the bird was.*
Reported: Aug 17-21 (Doug Cooper, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Photo: Virginia Spencer
Location: 1 bird at Lost Lagoon by stone bridge at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 16 (Caroline Knox)

Ancient Murrelet (1 bird)
Location: Between the 1st and 2nd shelter at Iona on the S. Jetty, relocated at end of Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 16 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull (1st year)
Location: 0.5km on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 16 (Ilya Povalyaev and Liron Gertsman)

Stilt Sandpiper
Location: 96th at the mansion at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 15 (Kevin Louth)

RBA: White-tailed Kite 
Location: Flying East over Hoskins and Westover Rds (Near Lynn Canyon) - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 14 (Joshua Brown et al.)
*This is most likely the same bird Peter Candido originally found at Iona on Aug 4*

Bar-tailed Godwit (Adult in breeding)
Location: West of 104th Street at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 10 (Mike Tabak)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Ancient Murrelet (1 adult, accessible only by boat)
Location: Near Pam Rocks - Howe Sound
Reported: Aug 3 (Julian Heavyside)

Willet
Location: West of 104th Street at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 10 (Mike Tabak)

Photo: Mike Tabak
RBA: Little Stint
Location: Between 104th and 112th at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: Aug 8 (Kevin Louth)

Western Kingbird
Location: The bird was at Jake's Bench (the point just east of the bridge) which is located at the south east corner of the park at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Aug 7 (William Adams)

Photo: William Adams
Solitary SandpiperLocation: NW and SW Iona Inner Ponds - Richmond
Reported : July 24 - Aug 7 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Red-necked Phalaropes (2 juveniles)
Location: West field outer dyke pond east of blue tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: 1st bird found on July 18 (John Tabak, m.obs), 2nd bird - Aug 3 (Yousif Attia et al., m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Ruddy Turnstone (1) *Accessible only by boat*
Location: South end of Pam Rocks - Lions Bay
Reported: August 4-8 (Julian Heavyside)

RBA: White-tailed Kite (see main page)
Location: SW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 4 (Peter Candido)

Stilt Sandpiper 
Location: Westfield at Reifel Refuge - Ladner
Reported: Aug 4 -5 (Yousif Attia et al., m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Wandering Tattler (1 adult, accessible only by boat)
Location: South end of Pam Rocks - Lions Bay
Reported: August 3-15 (Julian Heavyside, m.obs)

Photo: Julian Heavyside

Julian HeavysideJu
Julian HeavysideHudsonian Godwits (2 birds)
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: August 2 - 3 (Frank Konczak, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Konczak
Heermann's Gulls (4 Adult birds in 2 locations)
Location: On beach at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: 1 bird - July 26 (Yousif Attia)
1 bird - Aug 1 (Douglas Bamford)
3 birds - Aug 3 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Photo: Melissa H.
1 bird at North end of Pam Rocks - Howe Sound (accessible only by boat)
Reported: August 3 (Julian Heavyside)

Franklin's Gull (Juvenile)
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 28 - Aug 4 (Mike Tabak and Mark Wynja, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Bar-tailed Godwit (Breeding female in worn plumage)
Location: *Last seen at 88th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 24-Aug 3 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Red Knot (2 breeding)
Location: *Last seen at  104th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 24 - Aug 24 (Kevin Louth found the bird on July 24th and Liron Gertsman found the second bird on July 29, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Red-necked Phalarope (Juvenile)
Location: Mansion at 96th and Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 24 (Kevin Louth)

Ruddy Turnstones (2 birds in breeding plumage)
Location: 1 bird between 104th St and 112th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported : July 26 - 31 (Roger Foxhall, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird between 104th St and the pilings at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 22-31 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (2 birds,  1 in breeding and 1 in pre-basic moult)
Location: Last seen at 112th St at Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 19-Aug 12 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H., m.obs)

Photo of adult in breeding plumage by llya Povalyaev
Photo of adult in pre-basic moult by Melissa H.


Both birds in flight showing differences in plumage by Ilya Povalyaev
Red-throated Loon (immature basic plumage)
Location: Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: July 14 (Brian Self)

Western Kingbirds:

Location: Colony Farm Rd on hydro towers near entrance - Coquitlam
Reported: July 18 (Camille Faubert)

Location: Ferguson Rd, Airport Fence (The bird was located just before the sharp right turn south side of the Iona causeway) - Richmond
Reported: July 14 (Raymond Ng, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Bank Swallows Location: 3 birds at 96th and Boundary Bay - Ladner
Reported: July 14-21 (Liron Gertsman)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Location: 1 bird at Iona - Richmond
Reported : July 7 -10 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Location: Jackman Wetlands - Aldergrove
Directions: 1/2 mile East of the intersection of Highway13 (272nd Street) and 10th Avenue
Reported: June 17-July 21 (Chris Buis and Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Location: 50 birds at Aldergrove Lake Regional Park (Bowl Entrance on Lefeuvre Rd) - Aldergrove
Reported: June 23-July 21 (Rick Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer
Red-throated Loons (2 birds, non-breeding)
Location: 1 bird at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: July 4 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H.)

Location: 1 bird at White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: July 4 (Danny Tyson)

Black Scoter 
Location: Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: July 2 (Todd Norris)

Red-throated Loon (adult in breeding)
Location: Kwomais Point Park - White Rock
Reported: June 26 (Ilya Povalyaev)

House Wrens (2 nesting birds)
Location: 1326 Ross Road (1/2 km south from Simpson Road) - Abbotsford
Reported: June 13 - July 21 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis, m.obs)

Ruff (faeder male) *This bird is an escapee*
Location: Last seen at Westfield at Reifel - Delta
Reported: June 27- Aug 2 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Western Scrub-Jay *Late Report*
Location: Private Residence in Murrayville - Langley
Reported: Nov 2013- Oct 2014 (James Warren, m.obs)

Photo: James Warren
Red Knots (3 in breeding)
Location: Brunswick Point mudflats - Ladner
Reported: June 6 - 14 (Rick Swanston, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Swanston
Bank Swallow Breeding Colony (120 birds and 60 active nests)
Location: Private Property by Brookside Inn - Abbotsford
Reported: June 5-July 21 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Top of pine trees at north east corner of Nelson Park (Nelson and Thurlow) - Vancouver
Reported: June 5 (Joan Weber)

House Wrens (5)
Location: Pepin brook B& B - Abbotsford
Reported: June 4-July 21 (Rick Toochin and Chris Buis)

Photo: Rick Toochin
American White Pelicans (2) *Late Report*
 Location: Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Ladner
Reported: May 29 (Catherine Albertson)

Western Kingbird (4)

Location: West salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: June 13 (m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Colony Farm  (West side of Coquitlam River) - Coquitlam
Reported: June 3 - 9 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Location : 1 bird on telephone wire by second farm on the right on Thompson Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: June 3 (Hilary Maguire and John Reynolds)

Location: 1 bird at Inter-River Park (Upper fields) - North Vancouver
Inter-River Park, by Capilano University, there was a Western Kingbird hawking insects, - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=942638&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.F8fGxl4z.dpuf
Reported: June 2 (Quentin Brown)

Photo: Quentin Brown (Inter-River Park)
Forster's Terns (2)

Location: 1 bird Off the breakwater at the East side of Harrison Lake. It flew north towards Echo Island - Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: June 2 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird at White Rock Beach. Bird was on old pilings off dog beach at low tide. Half way between shore and border marker - White Rock
Reported: May 27 (Katherine Boylen)

Photo: Katherine Boylen
RBA: Black-chinned Hummingbird (1 male)
Location: East side of park near Banding hut at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 31 (Paul Levesque)

Photo: Murray Lashmar
American Golden Plovers (2)
Location: On the mudflats - Brunswick Point
Reported: May 30 (Richard Swanston)

Photo: Richard Swanston
Franklin's Gull (1 adult breeding)
Location: 2.5 km mark, Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: May 30 (Derek Kilby)

Photo: Derek Kilby
RBA: Rose Breasted Grosbeak (1 adult male)
Location: North Vancouver (Private Home)
*Location not open to the public*
Reported: May 27-28 (Kim Holland)

Photo: Kim Holland
Western Kingbirds (5)
Location: 1 bird at  YVR Fence on Ferguson Rd near the corner of Grauer Rd and Templeton Road.
Near the corner of templeton road and Grauer Rd.- Richmond
Reported: May 18 (Mark Wynja, m.obs) and May 30 (Mike Ang, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds at Colony Farm (west of duck pond viewed from Donna Hall memorial bench) - Coquitlam
Reported: May 7 (Debra Wheeler) and May 16-24 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds between the last 2 sets of benches and the blue house (1km from blue house) at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: May 27 (Hilary Maguire)

Photo: Hilary Maguire
Long-billed Curlew
Location: Iona mudflats - Richmond
Reported: May 26 (Mike Tabak)

Least Flycatcher
Location: Abbotsford (Private Property)
Reported: May 23-25 (Randy Walker)

Sage Thrasher
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 21 (Gord Gadsden, Pablo Jost & Todd Kohler). For more info click here

Northern Waterthrush
Location: Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Directions: Park at Pitt River Rd, cross the street and walk past the gate. The dyke trail curves gradually around to the right, with the slough and flooded forest on your right. It's in the forest just past the slough.
Reported: May 21 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

Northern Shoveler X Cinnamon Teal Hybrid Drake
Location: West field opposite the tower best seen from the outer dyke at Reifel Refuge - Ladner
Reported: May 20-26 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Least Flycatchers (2)
Location: Minnekhada (The bird is calling on the dyke that borders Addington Marsh - to find the bird park at the lodge and walk to Oliver Rd turn left and walk 1 km to dyke, turn left on dyke and bird is about 100 metres along) - Coquitlam
Reported: May 20 - June 9 (John Reynolds, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow
Location: West end of Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: May 20 (Cos van Wermeskerken)

Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken
Red Knots (7 in breeding)
Location: Brunswick Point - Ladner
Directions: Walk from the North end of the dyke past the cannery site all the way around the dike to the bay, but before the farm with the houses and barn where the gravel road branches off to the little grove of trees.
Reported: May 19-23 (Rick Swanston, m.obs)

Photo: Rick Swanston
Solitary Sandpipers (2 in 2 locations):
Location: 1 bird at North end of Langley Bog - Langley
Reported: May 17 (Ken Thomson)

Location: 1 bird at Iona SE inner pond - Richmond
Reported: May 15 (Cathy Oss)

Langley Bog - Photo: Ken Thomson
Pine Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: Deer Lake Park (on top of tree singing to the east of the field near RC airplane field - near Royal Oak Ave) - Burnaby
Reported: May 17 (Oloff Biermann)

Swainson's Hawk (Light morphs) (2 locations)
Location: Deas Island Park - Ladner
Reported: May 18 (Douglas Bamford)

Location: YVR airport field flying east near Grauer and Ferguson Rd. - Richmond
Reported: May 17 (James Bradley, m.obs)

Photo: James Bradley
Bobolink
Location: Jack Delair's Farm (Hope Airport)
Reported: May 14 (Jack Delair)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 male)
Location: 2nd year male seen along river on Front street in the trees before Regent St. - Yale
Reported: May 15 (Rick Toochin)

American Golden Plover (Adult Breeding)
Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: May 13 (Sebastian Pardo et al.)

Franklin's Gull (adult)
Location:  East side of Maplewood Flats (best viewed from Jake's Bench - SE point between mudflats and bridge) - North Vancouver
Reported: May 12 (Derek Kilby)

Horned Lark 
Location: 2nd shelter at South jetty at Iona on May 12 the bird was seen at the base of the Iona south jetty (near parking lot) - Richmond
Reported: May 11-12 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido
Parisitic Jaeger (3 adult light morphs)
Location: At the end of South Jetty visible to the North at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9-23 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

American White Pelicans (25 in two locations)
Location: Spotted from the Horseshoe Bay to Langdale Ferry in Howe Sound. The flock was flying South past Bowen Island
Reported: May 10 (Vicki Rasmussen)

Location: Flying low and south over Sea Island - Richmond
Reported: May 10 (Roger Foxhall)

Ross's Goose (1)
Location: In a snow goose flock of 57 birds right in a farmer's field at the end of the parking lot at Brunswick Point
Reported: May 10-16 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Townsend's Solitaire
Location: 50m east of Seasons Restaurant at QE - Vancouver
Reported: Apr 17- May 9 (Bill Denham, m.obs)

Photo: Joshua Brown
Bank Swallows

Locatuon: 2 birds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 24-30  (Mark Wynja, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: May 13 (George Clulow)

Location: 1 bird at Boat Launch at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 9 (Daniele Mitchell)

Location: 2 birds Piper Spit - Burnaby
Reported: May 4-11 (Jess Findlay, m.obs)

American White Pelicans (45)
Location: Flying NE over Colony Farm in Coquitlam
Reported: May 9 (George Clulow, m.obs)
 
Swainson's Hawk 
Location: Whatcom Rd (Sumas Prairie)
Reported: May 7 (Gord Gadsden)

Cassin's Finch (1 male)
Location: Farm on Delair Rd near Hope Airport
Reported: May 6 (Ed Klassen)

Great Egret 
Location: SW side of Brunswick Point marsh but bird was moving around -Delta
Reported: May 7 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Photo: Richard Swanston
Calliope Hummingbird (1 male)
Location: Abbotsford private home
Reported: May 6-7 (Randy Walker, m.obs)

Photo: Randy Walker
Hooded Oriole (1 first year male)
Location: On Broadway St between Airport and Brooks - Chilliwack
Reported: May 5-6 (Cathy B.)

Photo: Cathy B.
Brown Pelican (1)
Location: Seen from the 2000 block of  Bellevue Ave. flying  towards the Lions Gate Bridge - West Vancouver
Reported: May 4 (Sara H.)

Costa's Hummingbird (1 male)
Location: Private Home (Not open to the public) - Burnaby
Reported: May 3 (Pat Stephens)
* 3rd record for Burnaby!! 

Photo: Pat Stephens
Prairie Falcon 
Location: Banford  and Prairie Central Road - Chilliwack
Reported: May 1 (Gord Gadsen)

Chipping Sparrows (13+)

Location: 1 bird seen in 4100 block between W 14th and W 15th -Vancouver
Reported: May 10 (Christine Adkins)
4100 block between W 14th and W 15th Aves. in Point Grey. - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=926776&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.dd6YVSHe.dpuf

Location: 1 bird at Blackie Spit
Reported: May 10-11 (Jacob Mctaggart, m.obs)

Photo: Viveka Ohman

4100 block between W 14th and W 15th Aves. in Point Grey. - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=926776&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.dd6YVSHe.dpufLocation: 1 bird at Iona SW inner pond
Reported: May 6-11 (Brian Stech, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech
Location: 2 birds at Stanley Park at Pipeline Rd across from the main train parking lot - Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Asher Steed)

Photo: Asher Steed
Location: 1 bird by Deering Island park sign near Celtic and Carrington in Southlands - VancouverReported: May 3 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer
Location: (3 birds) SE corner of the upper playing fields at Inter River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Apr 23-30 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Location: (4 birds) Along Kersland Dr. near W.35th Ave and by parking lot near the rose garden at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: Apr 22-May 9 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng
Western Kingbird 
Location:Mackay Creek overpass - North Vancouver
Reported: May 2-3 (Rob Alexander)

Photo: Rob Alexander
Green Herons 

Location: 1 bird at East side of logboom at Maplewood Flats-North Vancouver
Reported: Apr 19 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 2 birds at Debouville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: Marc 16- May 28 (Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Photo: Hilary Maguire
Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Pacific Spirit Park (at Spanish trail bridge, where it crosses a bridge between UBC golf course and Chancellor Blvd, in the flooded forest of dead trees). - Vancouver
Reported:  May 1 (Peter Ward)

Red-eyed Vireo (2)
Location: 1 at Lawn Bowling Centre at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 1 (Brent Diakow)

Location: 1 at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 2 (Derek Kilby, m.obs)

American White Pelicans (35)
Location: Flying northeast over  Hwy 1 at Aldergrove Exit #73
Reported: May 1 (Rick Toochin)

Location: 1 bird seen at Greenwood Island (Hope) on the Fraser River
Reported: Apr 25-26 (Tony and Deb)

Dusky Flycatchers (4)
Location: 1 bird at East side of mud flats near intertidal area at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Apr 30-May 1 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon
Location: 1 bird seen at Location: NW slope of QE Park near bench above large quarry where WTSP have been reported in the past -Vancouver
Reported: Apr 27 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Location : 1 bird seen at Jericho Park in alder trees on the trail south of the central pond -Vancouver
Reported: May 1 (Jamie Fenneman)

Location: 1 bird at Hope Airport - Hope
Reported: May 1 (Gord Gadsen)

Calliope Hummingbird (Male)
Location: On a bush at Bellevue and 16th -West Vancouver
Reported: Apr 29 (Daniele Mitchell)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Apr 28 (Rob Lyske)

Photo: Rob Lyske
Say's Phoebe
Location: InterRiver Park (fence on North soccer field) - North Vancouver
Reported: Apr 28 (Quentin Brown)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Pine Grosbeak (1 female)
Location: QE - Vancouver
Reported: Apr 28 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow (2)
Location: 1 bird at Pitt Lake dyke at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Apr 26 (Ilya Povalyaev and Carlo Giovanella)

Location: 1 bird just east of the stone bridge at Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Apr 25 (Gavin Anstee)

Photo: Gavin Anstee
Long-billed Curlew (2)
Location: Blackie Spit
Reported: Apr 25-26 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Baird's Sandpiper (1)
Location: Blackie Spit
Reported: Apr 25 (Cole Gaerber)

Townsend's Solitaires: 
Location: 1 bird InterRiver Park in North Van
Reported: Apr 25 (Quentin Brown)

Location: 1 bird above Rose Garden at QE Park (upper parking lot) -Vancouver
Reported: Apr 17- Apr 26 (Bill Denham, m.obs)

Location: 4 birds also seen on  Rannie Road - Pitt Meadows
(2 by the Swan-E-Set Golf course and 1 by Catbird Slough and another bird at the Boat Launch at Grant Narrows.)
Reported: Apr 4-26 (Asher Steed, m.obs)

Photo: Hilary Maguire
Franklin's Gull
Location: Before first shelter on South Jetty. The bird took off and flew southeast at Iona- Richmond
Reported: Apr 25 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer
Nashville Warblers (5)
Birds reported as early as April 24th and in several  locations: Cecil Green at UBC, lawn bowling centre at QE Park (Vancouver), Aberdeen Crescent in Rosedale, Maplewood Flats in North Van and Ioco townsite.

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Golden-Crowned X White-Crowned Sparrow (hybrids (2 birds)
Location: 1 bird was above large quarry garden where WTSP were previously seen near bench at QE -Vancouver
Reported: Apr 26 (Cole Gaerber)

Location: 1 bird was beside the trail which heads west from the south-east corner of the parking lot at Tera Nova - Richmond
Reported: Apr 22 (Janet King)

Photo: Bryan King
Lapland Longspurs
Location: 2 (1 male and 1 female) at Marker 85 as of May 4th on South Jetty  at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Apr 19- May 4 (Simon Wong, m.obs)

Photos: Raymond Ng
Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Apr 15 (Bernai Arai)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Trailhead to beach by mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Apr 18 (Allan Jensen and Caroline Knox)

Blue Jay (observed by homeowner)
Location: Flocking with Steller's Jays - Private Home on Esplanade Street near Rocky Point Park - Port Moody
Reported: Apr 17 (Dan C.)

Western Scrub Jay (1)
Location: River Dr and 21st St - New Westminster
Reported: Apr 17-20 (Amy Newman, m.obs)

Photo: Amy Newman
Say's Phoebe
Location: Off 21st Ave on stakes near meadow Camosun Bog - Vancouver
Reported: Apr 16 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg
Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Pitt Meadows airport
Reported: Apr 14  (Larry Cowan)

Townsend's Solitaires (7)
Location: Elk View Road - Chilliwack
Reported: Apr 11-12 (Gregory Lis)

Photo: Gregory Lis
Swamp Sparrow (2)
Location: Reifel Refuge (birds were situated in the marsh near the blue viewing tower) - Ladner
Reported: Dec 13 - Apr 22 (Melissa H. and Liron Gerstman, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Photo: Raymond Ng
Harris's SparrowLocation: Near entrance at Reifel Refuge, Ladner
Reported: Nov 22-Apr 28 (Liam Singh et al., m.obs)

Photo: Liam Singh (Nov 22, 2014)
Photo: Raymond Ng (April 25, 2015)
Western Scrub Jays (2)
Located: 119th Ave and York St - Maple Ridge
Relocated: Apr 11-22 (Melissa H. and Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Mountain Bluebirds (4 males)
Location: 2  On YVR fence on Ferguson Rd - Richmond
Reported: Apr 7-15 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 2 on Rannie Road near Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Apr 10 (m.obs)

Whimbrel (1)
Location: Iona NW inner pond - Richmond
Reported: Apr 6 (Michelle Lamberson)


Photo: Michelle Lamberson
Soras (2)
Location: On East side of duck pond, Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Apr 4-14 (Robin Learmont, Melissa H., Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Yellow Headed Blackbirds (3)
Location:  2 birds at 1005 Dominion Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: Apr 3 (Mike Farnworth)

Also 1 was seen on Fairfield Island - Chilliwack
Reported: Apr 12 (Dennis Knopp) 

Loggerhead Shrike
Location: Northeast corner of Hope Airport
Reported: Apr 3-4 (Jamie and Gord Gadsen)
For more info click Here.

Photo: Raymond Ng
Mountain Bluebird (1) 
Location : Lower Seymour conservation reserve by the water treatment plant - North Vancouver
Drive on Old Lillooet Rd. towards Rice lake. Before Rice lake there is a water reservoir on the right hand where the bird was located.
Reported: Apr 1 (Luis Mogyoros)

Photo: Luis Mogyoros
Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Musqueam Marsh Nature Park - First Nations land (Vancouver)
Reported: Mar 31 (Mark Wynja)

Long-billed Curlew (1)
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: March 30 (Chris McDonald)

More info can be viewed Here

Sooty Grouse (2, 1 male and female)
Location: Burnaby Mountain by upper playground - Burnaby
Reported: Mar 20 - May 3 ( Joshua Brown, m.obs)

White-throated Sparrow 
Location : Reifel (fuller slough) - Ladner
Reported: Mar 28 (George Clulow)

Tundra Swans (13)
Location: Hwy 10 and 112th St -Delta
Reported : Mar 26 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Northern Rough-winged Swallow (1)
Location: Boundary Bay Regional Park ( near Centennial beach- (bird was perched on a wire with Tree Swallows)  - Delta
Reported: Mar 26 (Edward Nygren)

Say's Phoebe (1)
Location: Locarno Beach (bird is by the bluebird near the volleyball pylons between Locarno and Spanish Banks beaches) -Vancouver
Reported: Mar 26  (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech
Mountain Bluebird (1 male)
Location: Locarno Beach  (Bird is on the rocks near the Volleyball wood pylons near the border between Locarno Beach and Spanish Banks) - Vancouver
Reported: Mar 21 - 31 (Pierre Cenerelli, m.obs)

                                                       Photo by Pierre Cenerelli
 
Palm Warbler
Location: South side of duck pond in a willow tree with YRWAs at Jericho Park
**Also seen in the trees along the paved driveway beside condos south of the parking lot (which borders the east side of the duck pond).
Reported: Mar 21-April 1 (Jamie Fenneman, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Say's Phoebe
Location: (Bird was by washrooms) Iona - Richmond
Reported: Mar 18 (Milva DeSiena)

Photo: Milva DeSiena
Tundra Swans (3)
Location: In a field on the south side of Hornby Dr. between 112 St and 104St - Delta
Reported: Mar 18 (Lou Davidson)

1 Tundra Swan Relocated :
Relocated: Mar 25 (Brent Diakow)
Location: 112th St and Hwy 10 - Ladner

Kumlien's Iceland Gull 
Location: Prest and McGuire Rd and in field to the east of the Bailey Landfill - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 26- March 18 (Mike Tabak)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Swamp Sparrow
Location: Iona NW inner pond
Reported: Mar 14 (Peter Candido)

Tundra Swan
Location: McCleery Golf Course (Fly over) - Vancouver
Reported: Mar 14 (Bridget Spencer)

Mountain Bluebird (1 male)
Location: Hawking insects on the north side of Colony Farm Road. Was also seen previously on Home Farm Dyke Trail at  Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: Mar 14-17 (Andrew V., m.obs)

Photo: Quentin Brown
Say's Phoebe
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Mar 10 - 30 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

More pictures can be viewed Here

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker
Location: Carnarvon street and Celtic Ave.
Reported: Mar 9 (Ben Keen)

Photo: Ben Keen
Golden Eagle
Location: Ladner Road and Rannie Road - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Mar 8  (Rikki Johnson)

Common Redpoll (1)                                         
Location: Great Blue Heron Reserve (at bird feeder by nature house) - Chilliwack
Reported: Mar 7 (Raymond Ng)

Golden Eagle 
Location: Rosedale
Reported: March 8-12  (Matthew Meir)

Mourning Doves (2 locations):
Location: Windjammer Slough (off Ferry Rd) - Ladner
Reported: Feb 24 - Mar 14 (George Clulow, m.obs)

Location: MacNeil Rd heading towards  Rannie Road - Maple Ridge
Reported: Mar 8 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Northern Goshawk (adult) 
Location: Ryder Lake area - Chilliwack
Reported: Mar 8 (Becke Sawatzky)

Photo: Becke Sawatzky
Cliff Swallow
Location: Iona Outer Ponds - Richmond
Reported: Mar 6 (Mark Wynja)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location:112th and Hornby Dr. - Delta
Reported: Mar 3-Mar 8 (Mike Tabak)

Photo: Mike Tabak
Rufous Hummingbird
Location: Private home near 208th St. and 45A Ave. - Langley
Reported: Mar 1-Mar 31 (Robin Horn)

Photo: Robin Horn
Glaucous Gull (2nd cycle bird)
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Mar 1 (Liron Gertsman)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Iceland Gulls (2, 1st cycle birds)
Location:  In the field on the east side of the road into the Bailey Landfill- Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 28-Mar 8 (Rick Toochin)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Redheads (6 locations):

Location: Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 17 - Apr 10 (Russ Cannings and Melissa H., m.obs)

Location: Willband Creek - Abbotsford
Reported: Mar 6-Mar 8 (Len Jellicoe)

Location: 11 Redheads at  Silvermere lake - Maple Ridge
Reported: Mar 5- Mar 8  (Ken Thomson)

Location: 1 male, Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Mar 3-8 (George Clulow)

Location: Great Blue Heron Reserve - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 22-Apr 25 (Ray Morris, m.obs)

Location:1 male in NW inner pond and outer pond,  Iona - Richmond
Reported: Feb 28-Mar 14 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Photo: Michelle Lamberson
Glaucous Gull
Location: North side of River Rd at the corner of 62B St (1st field east of Town and Country) -Delta
north side of River Rd, Delta...at the corner of 62B St - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=871547&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.lvRTnhBc.dpuf
north side of River Rd, Delta...at the corner of 62B St - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=871547&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.lvRTnhBc.dpuf
north side of River Rd, Delta...at the corner of 62B St - See more at: http://birding.aba.org/message.php?mesid=871547&MLID=BC03&MLNM=VANBCbirds#sthash.lvRTnhBc.dpuf
Reported: Feb 27 (Glen Thomson)

Lesser Black-backed Gull (4th year bird)
Location: On Prest Road (near McGuire Road) - Chilliwack
Reported: Feb 25-28 (Rick Toochin)

Photo: Rick Toochin
Franklin's Gull
Location: Burns Drive and 96th St - Ladner
Reported: Feb 22 (George Clulow)

White-throated Sparrow
Location: Ferry Road-Ladner
Directions : Head North on Ferry Rd. from River Rd. until you pass Windjammer Rd. just after Windjammer is a slough (right-hand side), parking on Ferry Rd. Walk the gravel path which is on the north side of the slough. The cottonwood trees along this path have small red circular numbered identification tags. In the background near #111 tree you'll notice a suspended bird feeder (close to the townhouse property). The sparrow is associating with juncos & sparrows active near that feeder.
Reported: Feb 21- Mar 18 (Douglas Bamford, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Northern Goshawk (juvenile)
Location: Iona
Reported: Feb 18 (Paul Levesque)


Mountain Bluebirds
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: Feb 16 -Apr 13 (Cathy)

Photo: Cathy

White-tailed Ptarmigan (1)
Location: First Pump Peak access from Mt. Seymour Trail (Mount Seymour)
Reported: Feb 15-18 (Ilya Povalyaev et al., m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
Tufted Duck (1 male)
Location: Iona Outer Pond and Inner Ponds - Richmond
Reported: Jan 31 (Megan Willie and Jayme Brooks)
Relocated: Feb 15-Mar 9  (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Glaucous Gull
Location: Great Blue Heron Reserve (Chilliwack)
Reported: Feb 14 (Jamie and Gord Gadsden)

Pine Grosbeak (2)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park (Birds found in trees west and north of tennis courts) - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 4-9 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Townsend's Warblers (2) - (male and female)
Location: Shoreline Park - Port Moody
Reported: Jan 30-Feb 17 (Daniele Mitchell, Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa H.)

Female - Photo: Melissa H.
Male - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev
Yellow-Headed Blackbirds (2 males)
Location: Westham Island Road - Ladner
Reported: Jan 28-31 (Wendy Easton)

Rock Sandpipers (2 locations):
Location: Whytecliff Park  - West Vancouver
Reported: Jan 28-29 (Rob Lyske, John Reynolds, Seb Pardo, m.obs)

Location: Klootchman Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Jan 30-31 (George Clulow et al)

Photo: Quentin Brown (Whytecliff Pakr) - Rock Sandpiper is the small bird in the middle riht of the photograph, surrounded by Surfbirds.
                                             
Whytecliff
WhytecliffGray-crowned Rosy-Finches (2) 
One is a Coastal species (Gray-crowned) and One is an Interior species (Gray-cheeked)
Location: Upper parking lot beside the Lodge at Seymour Mountain - North Vancouver
Reported: Jan 27- Feb 4 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Interior Subspecies - Photo: John Reynolds
Coatal Subspecies - Photo: John Reynolds
Common Redpolls (2)
Location: Rannie Road a few hundred meters from the Grant Narrows parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 26 (Dan Tyson)

Cackling Geese (30)
Location: Burnaby Lake Rowing Pavillion - Burnaby
Reported: Jan 21 (Clive Harris)

Greater White-Fronted Goose (5)
Location: 1 at Lonsdale Quay (flocking with Canada Geese) -North Vancouver
Reported: Jan 21 (Liam Braeden)
Also 4 were seen by Clive Harris on Jan 21 at Stanley Park in Vancouver

Green Heron
Location: Menzies Street Bridge, Hope Slough (Chilliwack)
Reported: Jan 20-Feb 7th (Denis Knopp)

Pine Grosbeaks (4)
Location: Queen Elizabeth Park (Birds were in trees by the tennis courts) -Vancouver
Reported: Jan 21 (David Schutz)

Western Gull (4 locations)
Location: Trout Lake Park -Vancouver
Reported: Jan 18 (Liron Gerstman)

Location: Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Jan 29 (Michael Klotz)

Location: Glen Valley Regional Park - Langley
Reported: Jan 17 (John Vooys)

Location: White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Feb 2 (Carlo Giovanella)
Giovanella
Giovanella

Greater White-fronted Geese (3)
Location: Ladner Trunk Road and 104th  - Delta
Reported: Jan 16 (Ilya Povalyaev)
Another one seen in the Lonsdale area (Liam Crawford)

Gyrfalcon (Gray Phase)
Location: Boundary Bay (72nd st access)
Reported: Jan 16 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Common Teal X Green-winged Teal Hybrid (1 male)
Location: Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Jan 15- Jan 28 (Peter Zadorozny)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
Western Scrub-Jays (1)
Location: Lougheed Hwy ( bird was sitting on a road sign directly across from Ikea) - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 14 (Mark McAnally)

Photo: Mark McAnally
Common Teal
Location: MacDonald Beach - Richmond
Reported: Dec 26 - Feb 4 (Dean Smith, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa H.
                                                  
Dean Smit
Dean SmitGyrfalcons (2)
*(One is a brown phase and one is a gray phase)
Location: They were seen flying from Alouette Polder to Connecting/ Sharpe Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 2-Jan 12 (Ken Thomson)

Prairie Falcon

Photo: Ken Thomson
Location: Sturgeon Slough, Rannie Road, Pitt MeadowsReported: Dec 25-Jan12 (Ken Thomson)
*Jan-12 PF is roaming from Alouette Polder to Connecting/ Sharpe Rd

Golden-crowned x White-crowned Sparrow hybrid
Location: 112th St and Hornby Dr. - Ladner
Reported: Jan 11 - Jan 27 (Melissa H., Liron Gertsman)
Another one was reported on Jan 26 by Raymond Ng on 72nd at a private residence.

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Golden-crowned x White-crowned Sparrow hybrid