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 and/or for any identification questions please email Melissa Hafting 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 McDonald at cmcdonald21@hotmail.com

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House Wren 
Location: North kiosk at the old rehabilitated log sorting site at the end of Bailey Street - Squamish Estuary
Reported: July 17 (Chris Dale)

Photo: Chris Dale

Pacific Golden-Plover
Location: In flight with Killdeer over a corn field west of 104th St - Delta
Reported: July 11 (Peter Candido)

House Wrens

Location: 6 at the end of 29B Ave - Langley
Reported: July 11-12 (Marnix and Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 at Bowen Golf Club - Bowen Island
Reported: July 8 (Ben Keen)

Wilson's Phalarope
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 7 (Doug Martin)

RBA: INDIGO BUNTING (See main page for full directions)
Location: In an Alder at the end of Florence Dr, east of Whatcom Rd on Lower Sumas Mtn - Abbotsford
Map Here
Reported: July 3-6 (Gabriele Cuff, m.ons)

Photo: Gabriele Cuff

Marbled Godwits (3)
Location: Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 6 (Richard Swanston)

Alder Flycatchers (2) Known to breed in area
Location: Mckenzie Basin Forest Service Rd - Pemberton
Reported: July 6 (Cole Gaerber)
Map HERE

House Wrens

Location: NW side of Jackman Wetlands - Langley
Reported: July 4-5 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 2 at nestbox across from 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: July 3 (Chris Buis)

Location: 2 halfway down 29b ave, west of 230th St - Langley
Reported: July 1-3 (Viktor Vandereyk, m.obs)

Leucistic Flycatcher (did not vocalize but looks like a Willow) 
Location: Boardwalk on Shoreline trail at Shoreline Park  - Port Moody
Directions: Park at Port moody rec center, take the trail labeled "Noons Creek hatchery". Go down this trail, past the hatchery building and down the trail where you go below the train bridge. Once you get to the paved walkway, ignore this and continue to the dirt path ahead. You should be crossing a wooden bridge on the other side. Walk along the boardwalk until you reach the other side (where it turns to dirt again) and walk straight until you hit the second boardwalk. Walk along this boardwalk (there are several small bridges) the area with 2 bridges (right before a sign talking about bears) on the left is the place people are seeing him. These directions are from the rec center, not rocky point.
Reported: July 1-3 (Kurt Schneider, m.obs)
*This is not a rare bird but a bird of interest.*

Leucistic Flycatcher in Port Moody - Photo: Adam Dhalla

House Wrens 

Location: 5 at Private Home on Deer Lane near Duck Lane - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 29-30 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 on the cliff trail at Seabright Propertie  - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 30 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Location:1 at Lighthouse Park in bushes on trail near park boundary that leads to road across from Campsite - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 29 (Brad Tyrell)

One of many House Wrens born this year in Point Roberts, WA - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Marbled Godwits  

Location: 3 at the Tsawwassen First Nations Reserve - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 28 (Richard Swanston)

Location: 1 at the N side of the Ferry Jetty - Tsawwassen
Repprted: June 27 (Keith Riding)

American White Pelicans

Location: 6 at spit at Squamish Estuary
Reported: June 23-25 (Chris Murrell and Chris Dale)

Location: 20 birds on the water between Porteau Cove and Britannia Beach
Reported: June 22 (Winston Cabell)

Location: 1-12 birds at compensation lagoon at N side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 15-21 (Janice Holt and Doug Martin, m.one)

Location: 10-40 birds flying along north side of Deltaport at Roberts Bank and ferry jetty - Delta
Reported: June 18-20 (Michael Shepard and Peter Candido)

Location: 20 flying over Alaksen and Brunswick also seen sitting on mudflats at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: June 14-20 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Location: 21 flying over the Kilby area
Reported: June 17 (Claudia Schwab)

Location: 6 at end of spit sitting on mudflats at Blackie spit spark - Surrey
Reported: June 14 (Carole Berger, m.obs)

American White Pelican at ferry jetty - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Long-billed Curlew (most likely not the resident bird)
Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: June 21 (Brian Stech)

Photo: Brian Stech

Marbled Godwits (3)
Location: Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: June 20 (Richard Swanston, John Vooys et al.)

Northern Goshawk
Location: On Cypress Bowel Rd where the powerlines cross the road below the Hollyburn Nordic Area - West Vancouver
Reported: June 19 (Michael Shepard)

Northern Mockingbird
Location: Hope Airport North side
Reported: June 12-19 (Ed Klassen) More info click Here

House Wrens

Location: 1 bird at the 2 big maple trees on the north side of the field, past the pond at Forslund-Watson Wildlife Area - Langley
Reported: June 7-20 (Viktor and Marnix Vandereyk)

Location: 4 birds at 1062-256th - Langley
Reported: June 19 (Robert Puls)

Location: 1 bird nesting in swallow box as you enter Beach Grove at Boundary Bay Regional Park - Tsawwassen
Reported: June 17-19 (Chris McVittie)

Location: 1 bird on 0 Ave, just east of 240th - Langley
Reported: June 19 (Viktor Vandereyk)

Location: 1 bird at Roger Curtis Lighthouse - Bowen Island
Reported: June 18 (Ben Keen)

Marbled Godwit
Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: June 14 (Carole Berger)

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER
Location: 1 male singing and moving through the line of trees between the playground with the climbing tower and the man made slough off River Rd. Last seen at SE corner of big pond - Richmond.
Reported: June 11 (Hugh Griffith, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

House Wren (2)
Location: Carrying food just north of Bowen Island golf course on Seymour Bay Drive near Gravel Pile - Bowen Island
Reported: June 11 (Ben Keen)

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: Up to four in the SW and NW inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: June 10-11 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: Two at Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Delta
Reported: June 9 (Milo Paradiso)

Western Kingbird

Location: West side of Maplewood Flats Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: June 8-9 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 bird, 200 m upstream from bridge on the Coquitlam River side at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: June 3 (Larry Cowan)

Location: 1 bird at pilings between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 2 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird on 34th St near River Rd and last seen by farmhouse at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: May 31-June 1 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: June 1 (Chris Dale)

California Scrub-Jay (location is where the first breeding pair in BC was)
Location: 220th St and 119 Ave - Maple Ridge
Reported: June 1-7 (Rufus McIntyre, m.obs)

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at 96 Ave west of Billy Brown Rd at the bridge over Salmon River - Langley
Reported: June 7 (Dan Tyson)

Locations: 1 bird at group campground at Lighthouse Park, 2 on the cliff trail at Seabright Properties, 1 in private yard and 2 calling along APA Rd - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: June 3 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

RBA: YELLOW-BREASTED CHAT (1)
Location: In the trees and shrubs near the fence on the east half of the rough field (which is south of the fence separating the soccer field from the vegetation) at Bell Park - Langley
Reported: May 28-June 5 (Cos van Wermeskerken)
Map to exact location of birds in Bell Park HERE
Park in Brookswood South Baptist Church parking lot at 204a St and 36 Ave
**Please DO NOT use any recordings (playback) on this bird, as it is Endangered in BC.**

Yellow-breasted Chat in Langley - Photo: Pascale Charland

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (1 Male)
Location: Private Yard - Squamish
Reported: June 3 (Chris Dale et al.)

Photo: Chris Dale

Nashville Warbler
Location: E 30th Ave and John St - Vancouver
Reported: June 2-3 (Barry Price)

Pacific Golden-Plovers (2)
Location: Mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: June 2 (Kevin Louth)

SWAINSON'S HAWK
Location: In a tree above the old Buckerfield Barn on Government Rd - Squamish
Map HERE
Reported: June 1 (Chris Dale)

Photo: Chris Dale



RBA: BAR-TAILED GODWITS (5) (See Main Page)*
Location: On mudflats north of the farmhouse and past the big bend at Brunswick Point  - Delta
Reported: May 22-June 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya  Povalyaev

Red Knots (4)
Location: Mudflats north of farmhouse, past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 22-June 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

RBA: POMARINE JAEGER (Light-phase Adult)
Location: Sitting on the water off Point Atkinson viewed at close range from a boat (viewable from land via scope at Point Atkinson Lighthouse at Lighthouse Park) - West Vancouver
Reported: May 29 (Rob Butler et al.)

Pacific Golden-Plover (1 adult in pre-basic moult)
Location: On mudflats north of farmhouse past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 28-29 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: On N end of Hope Airport fence - Hope
Reported: May 27-28 (Ryan Merrill, m.obs)

BLACK-AND-WHITE WARBLER
Location:West end of Alexandra Bridge at Alexandra Provincial Park - Yale
Reported: May 26 (Nahm/Calder)

Franklin's Gulls (14)
Location: South end of Harrison Lake - Harrison
Reported: May 26 (Ryan Merrill)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 at Delair's Farm and 2 at Bristol Slough Rd (near Hope Airport) - Hope
Reported: May 27 (Ryan Merrill)

Location: 1 on 104th St, south of Hornby Drive - Delta
Reported: May 24-25 (Linda Westgarth, m.obs)

Photo: Linda Westgarth

Sabine's Gull
Location: Eagle Point (Harrison Mills)
Reported: May 24 (Gord Gadsden) Click Here for more info.

Ruddy Turnstone (1)
Location: End of the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 24 (Cole Gaerber)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

Franklin's Gull (1 adult in breeding)
Location: Mudflats north of farmhouse past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: May 23 (Andrea Pomeroy and Neil MacLeod)

Photo: Neil MacLeod

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at Campground at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 23 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 4 birds at Cliff Trail at Seabright Properties (off APA Rd) - Point Roberts
Reported: May 22-23 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Hermit Warbler X Townsend's Warbler (Hybrid)
Location: 150m down the trail that follows the power lines at Cypress Bowl Picnic Area - West Vancouver
Reported: May 9-May 23 (Frank Lu, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Lu

Wilson's Phalarope (3)
Location: 1 on south side of the North Jetty and 2 in inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 21-22 (Cole Gaerber)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: Thacker Marsh (Hope)
Reported: May 19 (Gord Gadsden)

Western Kingbird
Location: Halfway down nature dyke trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 20 (John Gordon)

Photo: John Gordon

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: East side of flooded path at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: May 18-20 (Edward Nygren, m.obs)

Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 19 (Dan Pontalti, m.obs)

Lark Sparrow
Location: On gravel road between parking area and Brydon Lagoon. Also seen half way along the south side of Brydon lagoon in verge of gravel road - Langley
Reported: May 19 (Sue Dietlein, m.obs)

Photo: Sue Dietlein

Long-billed Curlew (Flyover)
Location: Mud Bay - Surrey
Reported: May 18 (Nick Lanfear)

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 bird by electrical station at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: May 19 (John Gordon)

Location: 1 bird at Iona Woodlot - Richmond
Reported: May 18-19 (Rob Palin, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at cherry trees at upper Bloedel Conservatory parking lot. 1 bird in oak tree below lawn bowling green, 2 birds north of the west Quarry Garden and 1 bird in cherry trees opposite Seasons Restaurant Valet Parking at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 17-May 18 (Bryan and Janet King, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in cherry tree near Royal Ave in SE corner of Queen's Park - New Westminster
Reported: April 26-May 17 (Frank Konczak, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at 2nd Ave and Trimble St - Vancouver
Reported: May 17 (Jamie Fenneman)

Location: 1 bird at Pacific Spirit Park - UBC
Reported: May 17 (Julian Phillips)

Location: 1 bird 1/3 way from parking lot to tower on Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows
Reported: May 13 (Daniele Mitchell)

California Scrub Jays

Location: 1 bird at 947 Caithness Crescent - Port Moody
Reported: May 14-May 17 (Susan Ley)

Location: 1 bird at 2540 S Grandview Hwy and at N Grandview Hwy and Kamloops St and N Grandview Hwy and Penticton - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 28-April 19 (Mike Willis, m.obs)
Please view bird from sidewalk or alley and be respectful of private residences

California Scrub-Jay in Vancouver Photo: Frank Lu

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Location: Nicklaus North Golf Course - Whistler
Reported: May 17 (Shari Burnett)

Photo: Shari Burnett

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at Callister Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 16-17 (Doug Cooper, m.obs)

Location: 1 on fence at SE side of golf course at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Katya Kondratyuk)

Location: 1 at Chittenden Meadows at Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 14 (John Gordon)

Location: 1/3 way to tower on Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: May 12-13 (David Schutz, m.obs)

Townsend's Solitaire at QE Park - Photo: Katya Kondratyuk

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 1 bird at Hastings Park by small pond where Green herons frequent - Vancouver
Reported: May 17 (Doug Cooper, m.obs)

Location: 1 in broom along Fraser River behind N outer pond (near swallow wire) at Iona. Also seen in broom by banding station. Last seen at SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 13-16 (Melissa Hafting and Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)
Photo: Mike Tabak
Location: 1 bird at 2nd Ave and Trimble St - Vancouver
Reported: May 14 (Jamie Fenneman)

Location: 1 bird in purple plum tree by NE end of tennis courts and 1 bird near lookout above NW side of large Quarry Garden at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: May 11-14 (Brent Diakow and Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds banded at Colony Farm Banding station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13 (Debbie Wheeler)

Location: Last seen just over the bridge, hang a left and it's perched in a willow at the first bend. Yesterday seen Moving along the south-central trail from the pines east towards the bridge at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: May 12-13 (Rob Lyske)

Location: 1 bird near copper gate and forensic hospital at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13-14 (Eric Zhou, m.obs)
Dusky Flycatcher by Forensic Hospital at Colony Farm - Photo : Eric Zhou

Horned Lark
Location: Marker 92 on South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 16 (Quentin Brown)

Lewis's Woodpecker
Location: International Day Use Area at Ross Lake Campground in Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-15 (John Gordon et al., m .obs)

Photo: Bryan King

Pacific Golden-Plovers (3)
Location: In field with BBPL, on North side of 36th Ave near hydro pylon in middle of field (between 64 and 72nd St) - Delta
Reported: May 8-14 (Kevin Louth)

Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: May 14 (Kevin Louth)

Western Kingbirds

Location: 1 bird on Ladner Trunk Rd, between 64th St and Hwy 17A. Last seen on 64th and Ladner Trunk across from CO-OP gas station - Delta
Reported: May 14 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds on wire before Wetlands on Tuyttens Rd - Agassiz
Reported: May 14 (Bill Beeke et al.)

Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 10-11 (Ed Klassen)

Western Bluebird (1 male)
Location: International Day Use Area at Ross Lake Campground in Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-14 (Krista Kaptein, m.obs)

Photo: Krista Kaptein

Calliope Hummingbirds

Location: 2 males at Whitworth Meadow at Skagit Valley Provincial Park - Hope
Reported: May 13-14 (Dennis Knopp, m.obs)

Location: 1 juvenile male banded at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 13 (Debbie Wheeler)

Photo: John Gordon

Eared Grebe (late)
Location: Breeding Plumaged bird at taxi pullout on N side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 13 (Daniele Mitchell)

House Wrens 

Location: 1 bird at Elk View Rd and Graham Dr - Chilliwack
Reported: May 15 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 bird on East part of Dyke at McDonald Park - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (Paul Foth)

Location: 1 bird at South Ross Rd Marsh - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (John Vooys)

Location: 1 bird on Old Yale Rd near Church in the Valley - Langley
Reported: May 5 (Tanner Martin)

Golden Eagle (1 adult)
Location: Flying over Sumas Prairie - Abbotsford
Reported: May 13 (John Vooys)

Pine Grosbeaks (4)
Location: By washrooms at Porteau Cove Regional Park - Porteau Cove
Reported: May 12-13 (Eric Kerluck)

Eurasian Wigeon (late)
Location: Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 12-13 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 bird at the base of the N side of the ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: May 7-13 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 across the river at Black Spit Park - Surrey (this is a migrant not the overwintering bird)
Reported: May 12 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds along Ferguson Rd in grass on airport runway near Iona Causeway - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Mike Tabak)

Marbled Godwits

Location: 4 along the main causeway and in the inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 25-May 13 (Tom Plath m.obs)

Location: 1 across river channel at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: May 12-13 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Marbled Godwits at Iona - Frank Lu

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: Flooded area of Community Gardens at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 12 (John Reynolds and Hilary Maguire, m.obs)

Photo: Hilary Maguire

American White Pelicans (6)
Location: At the end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: May 11-12 (Christopher Stephens, m.obs)

Photo: John Gordon

Least Flycatcher
Location: Southern end of Poco Trail on the border with Colony Farm (enter from Pitt River Rd) - Kwitwetlem First Nation
Reported: May 11 (Dan Tyson)

Palm Warbler
Location: North side of woodlot at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 10 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 1 female in NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 10 (Mike Toochin)

Location: 1 in front of mansion at 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: May 8 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird in pond in field on south side of  Luckakuck Way - Chilliwack
Reported: May 6 (Ed Klassen and John Vooys)

Female Wilson's Phalarope at Iona - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: May 10-11 (Ed Klassen)

Calliope Hummingbirds (males)

Location: Private Home - Chilliwack
Reported: May 10 (Dennis Knopp)

Location: Private Home - Popkum
Reported: May 7 (Dave Beeke)

Baird's Sandpiper (early)
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 9 (Thomas Plath, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler

Location: 1 bird at Eagle Lake access Rd - West Vancouver
Reported: May 9 (Derek Kilby)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: Cecil Green - UBC
Reported: May 9 (Keith Riding)

Location: Upper playground at Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: May 6-7 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 2 at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: May 6 (Camille Faubert)

Clark's Grebe
Location: Off Ambleside Park, last seen under Lions Gate Bridge - West Vancouver
Reported: May 7-8 (Charl Stafleu, m.obs)

Ruddy Turnstone (breeding)
Location: Across channel at the tip of Blackie Spit Park with Whimbrel and Dunlin - Surrey
Reported: May 8 (Shawn Hilton)

Lazuli Buntings (2 males) *early*
Location: 1 bird on Dyke near Jesperson Rd and 1 on dyke near Gill Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: May 8 (Dave Beeke)

Mountain Bluebird (1 female)
Location: On beach west of Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: May 7 (Gavin Anstee)

Vesper Sparrows (2)
Location: Feeding beside the tracks at the end of 3rd ave before the terminals at Squamish River Estuary. On May 4th seen on the Chelem Trail that goes through the reclaimed log sort area and on  - Squamish
Reported: April 24-May 4 (Christopher Di Corrado, m.obs)

Photo: Chris Dale

Mountain Bluebirds (4)
Location: On the Chelem Trail that goes through the reclaimed log sort area - Squamish River Estuary
Reported: May 1-4 (Chris Dale)

Horned Lark
Location: On S Jetty betweeen 1st and 2nd shelter at Iona - Richmond
Reported: May 4 (Ilya Povalyaev)

CALLIOPE HUMMINGBIRDS

Location: 1 female and 1 male in cherry trees at Horizons Restaurant on Burnaby Mtn - Burnaby
Reported: April 30-May 6 (Dan Tyson, Neil Macleod and Andrea Pomeroy, m.obs)

Location: 1 male at UBC Botanical Garden in purple Rhododendron bush at first corner of entrance trail into garden near lampost with exit sign with two benches and white rhododendron bush is directly opposite. 9$ Fee required.
Reported: April 29 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Male Calliope Hummingbird at UBC - Photo: Keith Riding

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: May 7 (Camille Faubert)

Location: 1 on Trans-Canada trail NW of SFU towards Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: May 6 (Holly Becker)

Location: 1 at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: May 6 (Shirley Reynolds)

Location: Woodpecker Trail at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: May 2-May 4 (Chris Murrell)

Location: 1 at Brydon Lagoon at the creek near Eagle's nest - Burnaby
Reported: May 4 (John Gordon)

Location: 2 birds in maples near playground by Horizons Restaurant at Burnaby Mountain - Burnaby
Reported: April 29-May 4 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: April 28-May 4 (Ben Keen)

Location: 2 birds at N end of Iona Woodlot near banding station - Richmond
Reported: April 26-May 4 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Location: In tree at SE corner of Carnarvon and Celtic Ave - Vancouver
Reported: May 3 (Bridget Spencer)

Nashville Warbler at QE Park in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Tabak

Dusky Flycatcher
Location: Was seen and calling in private yard - Langley
Reported: May 3 (Dan Tyson)

Common Teal
Location: At the Squamish Estuary Spit, half way up the Spit on the central mud flats
Reported: May 3 (Chris Murrell, m.obs)

BLACK-CHINNED HUMMINGBIRD X ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD (Confirmed by David Sibley and Hummingbird Expert Sheri Williamson)
*Do not cross yellow fence line when viewing bird *
Location: 1 male at feeders against Richmond Nature House at Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: April 28-May 1 (Alberto Vilca and Pascale Charland, m.obs)

ANHU X BCHU - Photo: Mike Tabak

Mountain Bluebirds

Location: 1 female at the washrooms at Iona. 8 birds were previously seen on the N Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 4-30 (Mike Tabak and Susan Weston, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Pitt Wildlife Management Area
Reported: April 30 (Doug Martin)

Location: 1 female and 2 males at NE corner of Mountain View Cemetary -Vancouver
Reported: April 13-27 (Sandy Blair, m.obs)

Location: 3 birds (1 female and 2 males) at 953 Dominion Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Corey Bronfon)

WANDERING TATTLER
Location: Near the end of the Squamish River Spit on the rocks just below where the windsurfers wooden bleachers are (on the east side) at Squamish River Estuary. Because the shore is so rocky and steep where the bird is, the best viewing is from the gravel beach about 20 metres south and looking back north along the shore.
Reported: April 30 (Chris Dale, m.obs)
Map to location HERE
Video by Chris Dale of the bird HERE

Photo: Chris Dale

Western Kingbird
Location: At Dyke and Marsh McCormick Roads - Glen Valley
Reported: April 30 (Dan Tyson)

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 bird calling at the third house up the east end of Marsh-McCormick Rd., east of the junction with Dyke Rd - Glen Valley
Reported: April 29-30 (John Vooys, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the south end of Killarney Lake on the Killarney Creek Trail - Bowen Island
Reported: April 27-28 (Blake Weis, m.obs)

Redhead (1 Male)
Location: With Scaup at Mill Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: April 30 (John Morgan)

Nashville Warblers

Location: 1 bird 100m east of Piper Spit entrance near viewing tower at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: April 29-30 (Pete Lypkie, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird near the railway tracks by the Ambleside 3Hole Golf club parking lot - West Vancouver
Reported: April 27 (Patrick Tafts)

Location: 1 bird at Beaver Lake in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 26 (Jennifer Weaver, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the south end of main pond at Hastings Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Neil Macleod, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird near feeders at Maplewood Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (John Gluck, m.os)

Location: Private Home - Vancouver
Reported: April 25 (Frank Lu)

Location: 2 birds at Cecil Green  Park near Museum of Anthropology, UBC - Vancouver
Reported: April 22-24 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: April 18 (Steve Ansell)

Dusky Flycatchers

Location: 3472 Gislason Ave - Port Coquitlam
Reported: April 27 (Mark McAnally)

Location: 1 bird calling at Joe Brown Park - Surrey
Reported: April 26 (Wayne Weber)

House Wren
Location: Along the tracks south of Depot Rd, near the farm - Brackendale
Reported: April 27 (Christopher Di Corrado)

Swainson's Hawk 
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 27 (John Vooys et al.)

Palm Warbler
Location: Hope Airport
Reported: April 27 (Gord Gadsden)

RBA: LOGGERHEAD SHRIKE (See main page)
Location: In cottonwood tree near washrooms at Hope Slide Rest Area.
Reported: April 25 (Guy Monty and Pablo Jost)

Photo: Guy Monty

Lapland Longspur
Location: N side of Ferry Jetty 100 m from Compensation Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 24 (Kevin Louth)

Horned Lark (In breeding)
Location: End of North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 23 (Debra Herst)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Woodlot near banding station at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 23-24 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Ruddy Duck (female)
Location: On the Fraser River at the end of Celtic Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 23 (Bridget Spencer)

Semipalmated Sandpiper (early)
Location: South Jetty of Iona Island - Richmond
Reported: April 22 (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Northern Goshawk
Location: Flying over Lilooet Rd towards Rice Lake at Lower Seymour Conservation Area - North Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Luis Mogyros)

Lapland Longspurs (2)
Location: Two different birds along the South Jetty at Iona. One male in almost full breeding plumage seen between markers 220 and 236, and one female-type just 40ft from the base of the South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 19-21 (Rosemary and Paul Clapham, m.obs)

Photo: Frank Lu

Mountain Bluebirds 

Location: Up to 53 birds in the East Field #1 by the Squamish River Estuary. Also seen near the edge of the Central Channel, in the field closest to "The Spit", on the Chelem Trail looking towards the Chief, and at the East Marsh, north of the terminals - Squamish
Reported: March 18-April 24 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: 2 females and 1 male in trees between the ponds and beach at Jericho Beach - Vancouver
Reported: April 21 (Matt Dufort)

Location: 1 female at Boundary Bay Regional Park 150m west of the observation tower - Delta
Reported: April 11-20 (Hui Sim, m.obs)

Location: Corner of N Grandview Hwy and Penticton St - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Liron Gertsman)

Location: Male at the seawall at 24th St, in front of the building with the blue cover - West Vancouver
Reported: April 13-15 (Lee Finch)

Location: 1 female at the East Marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6 (Rob Lyske)

Female Mountain Bluebird at Iona - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Say's Phoebes

Location: Two birds at the Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 13-21 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: April 15 (Kameko Walker)

Location: In an alley at Glen Drive and 7th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 15 (Liam Hughes)

Location: Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: April 13 (Janice Melendez, m.obs)

Location: Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 12-13 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: UBC Botanical Gardens, perched on the fence by the Thunderbird Stadium - Vancouver
Reported: April 9 (Hui Sim)

Say's Phoebe in UBC - Photo: Hui Sim

Red-breasted Sapsucker
Location: Male on the east side of Queen Elizabeth Park, on a Douglas fir 30m down on the south side of the east entrance road off 33rd Ave - Vancouver
Reported: April 18 (Edward Nygren)

House Wren
Location: 50m before the woodlot east of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: April 18 (Kevin Louth)

Long-billed Curlews 

Location: Iona Island beach - Richmond
Reported: April 18 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 3 at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Quentin Brown)

Location: Flyover at Kitsilano Beach - Vancouver
Reported: April 12 (Benjamin Freeman)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: Base of the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 15-17 (David Wong, m.obs)

Photo: Kaichi Huang

Pine Grosbeak
Location: Feeding in tall conifers west of the large quarry at Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 16 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

American Tree Sparrow
Location: Base of the North Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 16 (Cole Gaerber)

Common Teal
Location: South side of marker 118 on the Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: April 15 (Liron Gertsman)

Vaux's Swift (early)
Location: 20 birds over Prospect Point - Vancouver
Reported: April 15 (Derek Kilby)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (see main page for more details)
Location: Adult male in the SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: April 9-14 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Fung

Northern Goshawk
Location: Flying west over the parking lot near Bloedel Conservatory, Queen Elizabeth Park - Vancouver
Reported: April 14 (Liron Gertsman)

Photo: Liron Gertsman

Golden Eagle
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: April 8 (Chris Dale)

RBA: TUFTED DUCK (1 adult male - See main page)
Location: With a flock of Lesser Scaup in the central channel, halfway between the end of  “The Spit” (Squamish Terminals Rd) and the Squamish Terminals at Squamish River Estuary.
Reported: April 6 (Chris Dale and Chris Murrell)

Photo: Chris Dale

Rusty Blackbird (1 Male in Breeding Plumage)
Location: On trail past the bridge at the intersection of the middle trail and south trail at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: April 6 (Simon Bernard, m.obs)
Map to location: HERE

Photo: Simon Bernard

Long-billed Curlews

Location: Three at the East Marsh, north of Squamish Terminals at Squamish River Estuary. Two seen on the Squamish Terminals side of the estuary April 7 - Squamish
Reported: April 1-7 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

Location: Two feeding on grass in public park behind Cambie Secondary School (off Cambie Rd and Jacombs Rd). The birds are in the field near Jack Bell Drive - Richmond
Reported: April 6 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
Map to exact field HERE

Long-billed Curlews in Squamish - Photo: Chris Dale
Long-billed Curlews in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Purple Martin (early)
Location: One female and one male on tree on north side of Iona Causeway - Richmond
Reported: April 5-6 (David Tang and Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs)
Female Purple Martin at Iona - Photo: David Tang

Marbled Godwit
Location: Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 6 (Kevin Louth)

Horned Lark
Location: Squamish River Estuary
Reported: April 5 (Christoper Di Corrado)

Blue-winged Teals (Early)

Location: 1 female in pond near washrooms at Centennial Beach - Tsawwassen
Reported: April 4-5 (Dan Tyson et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 at Mill Lake - Abbotsford
Reported: April 1 (Frank Schroeder)

COMMON GRACKLE
Location: In pasture and yard near 63045 Airport Rd (NE corner of Hope Airport). Was seen with 2 Red-winged and 3 Brewer's Blackbirds. Last seen on Yale Rd west of Flood Rd - Hope
Reported: March 31- April 6th (John Vooys, m.obs)
Please be respectful of private property and private residences and view bird from road.

Photo: John Vooys

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 banded juvenile in cottonwoods by farmhouse, just past (south of) big bend at Brunswick Point. Also seen flying over fields at Reifel and Alaksen. Also seen on telephone pole on 34th St near 33a Ave. Also seen on telephone pole on Westham Island Rd near Kirkland Rd  - Delta
Reported: Nov 19-April 1 (Yousif Attia et al., m.obs)

Banded Immature Gyrfalcon in Delta - Photo: Frank Lu

Say's Phoebes

Location: 1 bird by washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 31-April 1 (Mario Lam, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at railroad tracks on Squamish Terminal Rd and at East Marsh at Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: March 18-April 1 (Chris Murrels, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on West Canyon Trail - UBC Endowment Lands
Reported: April 1 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 1 bird at the edge of the blueberry field at the pump-house at DeBoville - Coquitlam
Reported: March 31 (John Reynolds)

Location: 1 bird in meadows at the west end of Deer Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 30 (George Clulow)

Location: 2 birds hawking insects in saltmarsh on the east and west side of mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 21-30 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at marina breakwater - Point Roberts
Reported: March 25-30 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird 50 m North of pumphouse at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: March 27-28 (Rick Zapf, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on beach, 300 m south of tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: March 25-27 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds on fence of horse stable (on the W and E side of barn) on North side of Ferguson Rd. Also seen on the dirt pile along the south side of Ferguson Rd between the farm and Shannon Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 17-25 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at private home on the south shore of Bowen Island
Reported: March 21 (Mary Lepatourel)

1 of 2 Say's Phoebes near Iona in Richmond - Photo: John Gordon

Mountain Bluebirds
Location: 1 male bird on beach near observation tower at Centennial Beach - Delta
Reported: March 23-30 (Roger Meyer, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds in empty lot on Queens Way next to Coastal Ford - Squamish
Reported: March 20 (Ben Keen)

Location: 1 Male on driftwood past the big bend where the gravel path goes into the marsh at Brunswick Point. Seen also by vineyard near farmhouse and cottonwoods. Last seen as of 4pm in the farm cornfield 200m East of the flag on the dyke at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: March 19 (Michael Klotz, m.obs)

Male Mountain Bluebird at Centennial Beach in Delta - Photo: Pascale Charland

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On the main grass area of Whytecliff Park with Robins - West Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Derek Kilby)

Vaux's Swifts (Early)

Location: 3 birds flying over Hwy 1 near the Cypress Bowl exit - West Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Derek Kilby)

Location: 2 birds flying over Langara Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: March 24 (Connor Buckley, Mike Fung et al.)

Vaux's Swift over Southlands - Photo: Connor Buckley

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 bird in winter plumage, on rocks beside the crab pier at Jericho -Vancouver
Reported: March 30 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Snow Bunting in winter plumage in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Fung
Location: 1 male in formative plumage on South Jetty just past 1st shelter, seen between marker 120-140 at Iona - Richmond
Reported: March 25-30 (Alex Dobrzanski, m.obs)

First-cycle Male Snow Bunting in Formative Plumage at Iona - Photo: Peter Candido

Rock Sandpiper
Location: Feeding on beach beside boat launch at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: March 27-29 (Roger Meyer et al., m.obs)

Rock Sandpiper in Point Roberts, WA - Photo: Frank Lu

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 72nd St Dyke at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: March 25-28 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Location: 1 on Pitt River Dyke, 1.5 Km north of DeBoville Slough - Coquitlam
Reported: March 25 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Location: 1 by pond on the west side of Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: March 24 (Rob Lyske)

American Tree Sparrow in Coquitlam - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

White-winged Crossbills ( 7 birds - Late Report - No Photo)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: March 20 (Michael Sather)

White-throated Sparrow (No longer reportable in April)
Location: 1 tan-morph bird by feeders across from warming hut at Reifel and at Alaksen - Ladner
Reported: Jan 14-March 26 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Tan-morph White-throated Sparrow at Reifel - Photo: Nobert Sharp

Green Heron (No longer reportable in April)
Location: 1 bird at Brydon Lagoon - Langley
Reported: Nov 1- April 1 (Cos van Wermeskerken, mobs)

Green Heron in Langley - Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Thacker Marsh (Hope)
Reported: March 23 (Chris McDonald)

WESTERN BLUEBIRD (1 male)
Location: On fence line on west side of the 100 block of Columbia Valley Rd with 2 Mountain Bluebirds past Cultus Lake
Reported: March 20-21 (Ed Klassen, m.obs) For more info click Here

Male Western Bluebird in Columbia Valley - Photo: Nobert Sharp

White-throated Sparrows

Location: 1 bird at private home near E 30th and John St - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 10- March 25 (Barry Price)

Location:1 tan-morph bird on the Stanley Park Seawall near wooden bridge between 2nd and 3rd beach - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 8-March 19 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in bushes at east end of central field at Everett Crowley Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 18 (Mark Thomson)

Location: 1 bird at private home on 36th Ave - Vancouver
Reported: March 18 (Kim Bose)

RBA: TUFTED DUCKS (See main page)

Location: 1, 2nd Year male in swimming pool at New Brighton Park - Vancouver
Reported: March 14-19 (Daphne Lang, m.obs)

2nd Year Male Tufted Duck in Vancouver - Photo: Brian Stech
Location: NW Inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Jan 1-March 13 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Adult Male Tufted Duck in Richmond - Photo: Alberto Vilca

Whimbrel 
Location: Compensation lagoon and also seen at the base of North side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: Jan 29-March 19 (Tom Plath et al., m.obs)

Photo: Hui Sim

Redhead (1)
Location: Sardis Park - Chilliwack
Reported: March 18 (Jonathan Pap)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds
Location: 3 males in mixed blackbird flock at 3631-34th St. Also seen in trees on River Rd near the Westham Island Rd bridge and at 3500-3600 River Rd - Delta
Reported: Feb 25-March 16 (Karen Wosilait, m.obs)

3 Male Yellow-headed Blackbirds in Delta - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Bohemian Waxwings (2)
Location: Eating berries on north side of Ferguson Rd between the horse stable and gravel pit with yellow gate and "no drone sign". Also seen on Shannon Rd Dyke off Ferguson Rd - Richmond
Reported: March 13-14 (Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 sub-adult bird on Sharpe Rd between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Connecting Rd and seen in the tree at the corner of Mckechnie Rd and Connecting Rd. Also seen along Rannie Rd. - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 15-March 12 (Frank Lu, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon in Pitt Meadows - Photo: Frank Lu

RBA: BLACK-HEADED GULL (See main page)
Location: 1st winter bird at south end of turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 24-March 9 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Green Heron
Location: 1 bird at 53rd Ave and Balaklava St - Vancouver, BC
Reported: March 3 (Bridget Spencer)

Redheads
Locaion: 1 male and 1 female on south pond at Willband Creek Park - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 25-March 11 (Len Jellicoe, m.obs)

Turkey Vulture
Location: Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: March 10 (Ben Keen et al.)

Prairie Falcon 
Location: On Connecting Rd between McKechnie and Sharpe Rds. Also seen on Sharpe Rd between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 30-March 9 (Larry Cowan, m.obs)

Photo: Brian Stech

White-winged Crossbills (4)
Location: At the start of the Hyannis Connector Trail on the Seymour River side before the intersection with the Bridle Trail. (Trail begins at the end of Hyannis Drive) - North Vancouver
Reported: March 8 (Janet King)

Yellow-headed Blackbird
Location: 1 male in mixed starling flock at Holly Park at 108ave and 148 St - Surrey
Reported: March 7 (Ivan Kaderabek)

Ruddy Turnstone
Location: 150-300 m east of the large white rock near White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Jan 6-March 8 (Cos van Wermeskerken, m.obs)

Photo: Denise Kitson

Common Teal 
Location:  In compensation lagoon at north side of ferry jetty - Tsawwassen
Reported: March 1-3 (Carlo Giovanella, m.obs)

Rusty Blackbird
Location: 1 male at Turf farm on 72 nd St - Delta
Reported: Nov 28 (Yousif Attia) to March 2 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Male Rusty Blackbird at Turf Farm - Photo: Liron Gertsman

Glaucous Gulls

Location: 2 first winter birds at turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Jan 22-March 2 (Mike Bentley, m.obs)

1 of 2 first winter birds on 72nd St in Delta - Photo: Cole Gaerber
Location: 1 adult in a field at Burns Drive and 96th St - Delta 
Reported: Dec 6 (Danny Tyson) to March 1 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Adult Glaucous Gull at Burns Dr and 96th St in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

White-throated Sparrow
Location: In the wetland field south of the historic barn at the Huston Trail entrance to Derby Reach Regional Park - Langley.
Reported: March 1 (Dan Tyson)

RBA: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER (1 male)
Location: At the west end of 75th Ave at the eastern edge of Marine Drive Golf Course, which is directly east of McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 11/16 (Bridget Spencer) to Feb 28/17 (Rob Butler, m.obs)

Adult Male Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Photo: Raymond Ng

Western Tanager (1 female)
Location:  Feeder is viewable from street at corner of  E 30th and John St - Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23-25 (Barry Price)
*Please be respectful of private home and residences in the area and do not enter yard.*

White-throated Sparrow
Location: 1 tan-morph bird under the main feeders at Richmond Nature Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 21-Feb 25 (Chris Van Walleghem, m.obs)

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 adult on telephone pole on Fadden Rd, south of Vye Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Feb 25 (Tom Beeke et al., m.obs)

Golden Eagle
Location: In tree on North side of Campbell Rd east of Interprovincial Hwy (Sumas Prairie)
Reported: Jan 28-Feb 25 (Gord Gadsden, m.obs)

Golde Eagle in Abbotsford - Photo: Raymond Ng

Redhead
Location: 1 male Surrey Lake Park - Surrey
Reported: Feb 22-23 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Turkey Vultures (Early)

Location: 1 flying North over 2nd Narrow's Bridge - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 23 (Patrick Tafts)

Location: 1 Flying North and landed briefly in grassy area beside the parking lot off River Rd near the pond - Richmond
Reported: Feb 18 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)

Turkey Vulture flying over Terra Nova - Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Swamp Sparrow (2)

Location: In bushes halfway between parking lot and first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Nov 19-Feb 23 (Ilya Povalyaev et al., m.obs)

Location: Base of blue tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 13-Feb 23 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)

1 of 2 Swamp Sparrows at Reifel - Photo: Blair Dudeck

Rusty Blackbird 
Location: 1 male with Brewers along Westham Island Road just south of Tamboline Road - Delta
Reported: Feb 17 (Dan Tyson)

Pine Grosbeak (1)
Location: Near feeders at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Feb 17-18 (Alice Korfman, m.obs)

Photo: Sarah Kauffman

American Tree Sparrows
Location: In tree near the first bench (from the parking lot) also seen between the two benches and past first bench on field side of dyke at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 10-Feb 18 (Liron Gerstman and Melissa Hafting, m.obs)
  
Photo: Melissa Hafting

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Private Home - New Westminster
Reported: Jan 15-Feb 17 (Rob Butler)

Glaucous Gull
Location: Glen Valley (Lefevre Rd)
Reported: Feb 16 (John Vooys)

Bohemian Waxwing (1)
Location: Road into Alaksen - Delta
Reported: Feb 16 (Mike Tabak)

Cinnamon Teals (3 males and 2 females)
Location: In ditch at 127A and Colebrook Rd - Surrey
Reported: Jan 2-Feb 12 (Janice Melendez, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

American Tree Sparrow (2)
Location: On the south side of Boundary Bay Dyke between 72nd St entrance and electrical fenced off area - Delta
Reported: Feb 8 (Liz Stewart)

Photo: Liz Stewart

BLACK-BILLED MAGPIE (1)
Location: Prefers to not disclose - Abbotsford
Photos can be viewed HERE
Reported: Feb 2 (Wes Aslin)

ROCK WREN
Location: Walk towards the farmhouse at the big bend, until you see a little bridge between the dyke and the farmhouse. The bird is foraging on the logs on the beach side of the dyke at Brunswick Point - Delta
Map to location HERE
Reported: Dec 16-Feb 2 (Emily Tsai and Steven Chen, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

RBA: YELLOW-BELLIED SAPSUCKER
Location: 1 immature Female in birch and cedar trees with sapwells near 5174 Winskill Drive - Tsawwassen
Directions to where it was seen on Jan 12th: Go through the public path off the dead end of Winskill Dr. that leads to 52nd St. Cross the street, once you come out of the path and the bird was in the tree with sapwells directly across from the path.
Map HERE
Reported: Dec 27-Feb 1 (Mandy Lu, Bill Kinkaid, Paul and Rosemary Clapham, m.obs)
Please be respectful of private residences in area
 
Immature Female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker - Photo: Mandy Lu

Gyrfalcon
Location: 1 bird perched on tree along Marion Rd near #5 Rd - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 29 (Raymond Ng)

Swamp Sparrows
Location: 400m west of the 72 St dyke access at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reorted: Jan 28 (Cole Gaerber)

Glaucous Gulls (2, first winter birds)

Location: 1 bird seen on the roof of the shipyard near the gravel parking lot, near the river and Pajos at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 24-28 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Immature Glaucous Gull at Garry Point - Photo: Mandy Lu
Location: 1 bird seen in field with large pond near main parking lot at Garry Point Park - Richmond
Reported: Jan 22 (David Tang)

1 of the 2, 1st Winter Glaucous Gulls at Garry Point-Photo: David Tang

Redheads (3, 1 Drake and 2 Hens)
Location: At New Brighton Park, immediately East of the Lookout with Lesser Scaup - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 27-30 (Derek Kilby, m.obs)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 30 birds feeding on crabapples on centre dyke trail  and small flock last seen on road into Reifeland also in trees by blue tower - Ladner
Reported: Dec 10-Jan 26 (multiple observers, m.obs)

Location: 80 birds on crabapples on road into Alaksen - Ladner
Reported: Dec 28-Jan 24 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

1 out of 80 Bohemian Waxwings seen at Alaksen on Jan 11th - Photo: Cory McIvor
Location: 1 bird at Terra Nova Rural Park by parking lot off Westminster Hwy in crabapple tree by the sharing farm - Richmond
Reported: Jan 25 (Kate Patton)

BOWA in Richmond - Photo: Kate Patton

Townsend's Solitaire (2)

Location: 1 in a tree at North Sentinel Secondary - West Vancouver
Map to location HERE
Please visit only after 3:30pm Mon-Fri or weekends.
Reported: Jan 23 (Ian Harland)

Location: 1 in berry bushes in the office parking lot off Beedie St near Burnaby Fraser Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: Dec 19-Jan 20 (Steve Ansell)

RBA: LESSER GOLDFINCH (See main page for more info)
Location: 1 male at 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: Jan 7-16 (Chris Buis, m.obs) Click Here for more info

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On the N side of Oliver Rd at the east end of the field at Minnekhada - Coquitlam
Reported: Jan 15 (Colin Clasen)

Glaucous Gulls 

Location: 1 First winter bird in field near 47600 block of McGuire Rd - Chilliwack
Reported: Jan 8-15 (Ed Klassen) Click Here for more info

Location: 1 adult in a field at 96th St and Burns Drive (off  Ladner Trunk Rd, near Tim Hortons). Last seen at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Jan 10-13 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Lapland Longspurs
Location: 12 birds on the field inside of the dyke before the first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 15-Jan 14 (Linda Plath, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Golden Eagles

Location: Immature bird in tree along Connecting Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 24- Jan 15 (Greg Humphrey, m.obs)

Location: 3rd winter bird in field across from turf farm on 72 St near control tower - Delta
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 13 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Photo: Raymond Ng

Redheads (2 males)
Location: In Pitt River off the dyke at Grant Narrows parking lot as you look towards Wigeon Creek - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Jan 11-13 (Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Prairie Merlins

Location: 1 female at the #2 Tee box at McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: Jan 10 (Mike Fung et al.)

Female Prairie Merlin in Vancouver - Photo: Mike Fung

Location: 1 Male in field beside the Tim Hortons at 96th St and Ladner Trunk Rd  - Delta
Reported: Dec 15-Jan 7 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Male Prairie Merlin in Delta - Photo: Mike Tabak

American Tree Sparrows

Location: 1 bird 100 m East of barge on Fraser River on Iona North Jetty. Last seen on the south side of the washrooms - Richmond
Reported: Jan 6-8 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at the foot of 72nd St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Dec 30-Jan 7 (Bob Moore, m.obs)

ATSP at Iona in Richmond - Photo: Cole Gaerber

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Upper Prairie Rd Chilliwack
Reported: Dec 17-Jan 8 (Daniel Beeke et al.) Click Here for more info

White-throated Sparrow
Location: 1 bird behind Sacred Heart Elementary School on Arthur Drive - Ladner
Reported: January 7 (Jeremiah Kennedy) 

Swamp Sparrow
Locaation: Blue Tower at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Dec 13-Jan 7 (Mike Toochin, m.obs)
Redhead (1 male)
Location: On the pond near Lighthouse Park (off Edwards Drive and Ocean View Ct) - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 14-Jan 5 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Yellow-headed Blackbirds (4)

Location: 2 first year males at Brydon Lagoon near wooden bridge between gravel path and main lagoon - Langley
Reported: Jan 2-3 (Jeremiah Kennedy, m.obs)

Locaion: 2 females at Turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 7- Jan 3 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Cos van Wermeskerken

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: In berry bushes on north side of Hwy 1 at Caulfield Exit - West Vancouver
Reported: Jan 2 (Derek Kilby)

Harris's Sparrow (Immature)
Location: Foot of 96th St across from 3885 96th St and last seen on North side of dyke west of 96th St and in front of 4165 96th St - Delta
Reported: Dec 27-Jan 2 (Gareth Pugh, m.obs)

Photo: Pascale Charland

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 12 birds seen flying over Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Jan 2 (Ilya Povalyaev)

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

Western Tanager (Late)
Location: 1 female at home near W 10th Ave and MacDonald St - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 29 (Daoud Hinkle)

Photo: Daoud Hinkle

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at club house at Bowen Island Golf Course - Bowen Island
Reported: Dec 27 (Ben Keen)

Location: 1 bird at Collingwood St and 31st Ave and - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 26 (Rosemary Clapham)

Location: 1 bird at Fir St and Columbia Ave - White Rock
Reported: Dec 24 (Mike Newey)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: Near end of the inlet, just off the boardwalk where the path goes over a creek at Rocky Point Park - Port Moody
Reported: Dec 24 (Bob Moore)

Photo: Bob Moore
Glaucous Gulls (2)
Location: 1 First Winter bird on the field across from the turf farm on 72nd St near the air traffic control tower - Delta
Reported: Dec 7-22 (Rob Lyke, m.obs)

1st winter Glaucous Gull - Photo: Raymond Ng

Location: 1 Adult bird at the turf farm on 72nd St and last seen on field near air traffic control tower across from 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 6-16 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Adult Glaucous Gull - Photo: Peter Candido

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 150 bird on Rannie Rd between Catbird Slough and Grant Narrows Parking lot - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 12-Jan 1 (David Schutz, m.obs)
 
Location: 7 birds at the top roundabout of Quest University - Squamish
Reported: Dec 23 (Thor Veen)

Location: 5 birds at Garibaldi Estates at Willow Crescent near Canadian Tire - Squamish
Reported: Dec 23 (Chris Dale)

Location: 1 bird at Furry Creek estates - Furry Creek
Reported: Dec 22 (Ken Wright)

Location: 9 birds in Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Dec 21 (Chris Dale)
 
Sora (late)
Location: Near dyke under a tree between the parking lot and first bench at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Dec 17-21 (Mike Toochin et al., m.obs)

Photo: Pascale Charland

Townsend's Solitaires Location: 1 bird at end of Oliver Rd where the dyke ends at the Pitt River at Minnekhada - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 21 (Monica Nugent)

Swamp Sparrows (2)
Location: On the north side of dyke just before big bend at Brunswick Point also seen by first bench and by the 2 benches - Delta
Reported: Nov 19-Dec 21 (Ilya Povalyaev, Yousif Attia, Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

Common Redpolls (3)
Location: In alders just to the south of Oliver Rd, where it meets the dyke running from the Pitt River at Minnekhada Regional Park - Coquitlam
Reported: Dec 17-20 (David Mounteney et al., m.obs)

Horned Larks (2)
Location: YVR
Reported: Dec 18 (Ildiko Szabo)

Bohemian Waxwings

Location: 1 bird at Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 18 (Mike Newey)

Location: 6 birds in berry bushes on east mudflats at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Dec 8-18 (Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Location: 5 birds on crabapples on Shannon Rd Dyke on Sea Island - Richmond
Reported: Dec 11-17 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Location: Derby Reach Park - Langley
Reported: Dec 16 (Joel Schmidt)

Location: In crabapple tree in orchard beside Bruce's Market - Maple Ridge
Reported: Dec 15 (Kathleen McEachern)

Green Heron (late)
Location: Flew up from a pond that is NE from the end of Celtic Ave and flew NW across McCleery Golf Course - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 17 (Bridget Spencer)

Photo: Bridget Spencer

EASTERN PHOEBE (1st winter record)
Location: Flycatching on north side of duck pond east of the wooden bridge at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 13-16 (David Wong, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gerstman
Photo: Mike Tabak
Red-naped Sapsucker (1 male)
Location: Private home - Surrey
Reported: Dec 10-13 (Melissa Khran, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Khran

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Eating arbutus berries on Eagle Cliff Rd at Scarborough Bay - Bowen Island
Reported: Dec 14 (Laurence Turner)

Photo: Laurence Turner

Golden Eagle
Location: 1 immature flying east in Bald Eagle kettle over Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Dec 14 (Seb Pardo, m.obs)

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 bird at side of south outer pond along path leading to inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Dec 11 (Bridget Spencer)

Photo: Bridget Spencer

RBA: Hooded Oriole (See main page for more details)
Location: 1 male at private residence - Surrey
Reported: Dec 9-11 (Andy George, m.obs)

Photo: Andy George

Bohemian Waxwings 

Location: 9 birds on trail near parking lot by the far end of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Dec 13 (Jim Palmer)

Iceland Gull (Kumlien's)
Location: 1st winter bird at turf farm on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Dec 9-10 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

RBA: SLATY-BACKED GULL (3rd cycle bird) (See main page for more details)
Location: Last seen on turf farm and adjacent roof of manure piles on 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Nov 27-Dec 3rd (Liron Gertsman, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Bohemian Waxwings 

Location: 100+ birds 150m down Nature Dyke Trail at Grant Narrows - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 1-4 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting
Location: 45 birds on Spirea Nature Trail at Golden Ears Provincial Park - Maple Ridge
Reported: Dec 1-4 (Monica Nugent)

Location: 1 bird at Mud Bay on dyke near Hwy 99 and Hwy 91 intersection - Surrey
Reported: Dec 4 (David Bradley)

Location: 14 birds at Deboville Slough - Coquitlam
Repoted: Dec 3 (Hilary Maguire)

Location: 5 birds along Fraser River Trail in berry trees just past the bridge bordering McCleery Course - Vancouver
Map to location HERE
Reported: Dec 3 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Photo: Bridget Spencer
Location: 15 birds in Cottonwoods on Rannie Rd just past Catbird Slough (lake side), also seen 1km south of Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 30-Dec 1 (Hilary Maguire and Dave Schutz, m.obs)

Location: 15 birds eating berries on trees on Neaves Rd (between Old Dewdney Trunk Rd and McNeil Rd) - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 29-Dec 1 (Keith Riding, m.obs)

Location: 10 birds on treetops at SW rocky point at Whytecliff Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 28 (Derek Killby)

Location: 4 birds on North Dyke Trail at Squamish River Estuary
Reported: Nov 28 (Gavin Ritson, m.obs)

Location: 12 birds in trees along Willow Crescent on the west side of Diamond Head Apartments in Garibaldi Estates near Canadian Tire - Squamish
Reported: Nov 19-23 (Barb Hinde, m.obs)

Gray Flycatcher
Location: At manure and sawdust piles at Gray Ave and Dyke Rd - Glen Valley
Reported: Nov 11-Dec 7 (John Vooys, m.obs) For pictures and video click Here
Map to Location HERE

Photo: Liron Gertsman
Golden Eagle (Immature)
Location: Nicomen Slough between Dewdney and Deroche
Reported: Oct 21-Dec 7 (Joseph Walters, m.obs)
Map to exact location HERE

Photo: Rick Sherry

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On Rannie Rd heading north 1km south of Catbird Slough - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Dec 1 (Monica Nugent)

Red Knot
Location: Foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Nov 29 (Mike Tabak)

Franklin's Gull (Juvenile)
Location: In field on the east side of the north terminus of Hale Rd also seen on Connecting Rd between McKechnie and Sharpe - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 27 (Yousif Attia, m.obs)

Snow Buntings (3)
Location: In field on the east side of the north terminus of Hale Rd - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Nov 27 (Yousif Attia)

Rock Sandpiper 
Location: On beach with 12 BLTUs at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 25 (Kevin Louth)

Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 25 (Kevin Louth)

Redhead (1 male)
Location: North side of ferry jetty near compensation lagoon, viewed from taxi pullout - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 24 (Mike Tabak)

Yellow-billed Loon
Location: 500m off the south side of the end of the ferry jetty near the outhouses - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 23 (Keith Riding)

Clark's Grebe
Location: North side of ferry jetty near compensation lagoon, viewed from taxi pullout - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 23 (Keith Riding)  

Red Phalaropes 

Location: 2  birds sitting briefly on water and 1 in flight at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 21 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 18 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 2 birds on water and 1 flyby at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 14 (Kevin Louth)

Snow Buntings

Location: 1 bird on beach at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 25 (Kevin Louth)

Location: 1 bird on beach at Boundary Bay Regional Park off 12th ave entrance - Tsawwasen
Reported: Nov 25 (Pascale Charland)

Location: 1 bird at 2nd shelter on south jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 21 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

Snow Bunting in Richmond - Photo: Mike Fung

Swamp Sparrow
Location: 1 bird at manure and sawdust piles at Gray Ave and Dyke Rd - Glen Valley
Reported: Nov 18-23 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)
Map to Location HERE

Swamp Sparrow in Glen Valley - Photo: Raymond Ng

Glaucous Gull (1st winter)
Location: In field on South side of railway tracks near Bell Rd and Hawkins Pickle Rd - Dewdney
Reported: Nov 18-19 (John Gordon, m.obs)
Map to location HERE

Photo: John Gordon

American Tree Sparrow

Location:  1 bird in grassy area to the NW of the orange fenced off area at Jericho Park also seen south of the EW path near the arbutus grove by the tennis courts  - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 16-18 (Mike Fung, m.obs)

ATSP at Jericho Park - Photo: Brian Stech

Yellow-billed Loon (1 moulting adult)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 18-19 (Kevin Louth)

Jaeger sp. (late)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 18 (Kevin Louth)
 
Redhead (1 adult Male)
Location: On pond off Edwards Dr and Ocean View Ct - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 6-19 (Wayne Weber, m.obs)

Palm Warbler
Location: At Jericho Park in the same place as previous year in the trees along the road on the east side of Jericho Park. The bird is across from the parking lot in the trees along the condos with two Yellow-rumped warblers - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 13-14 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Clay-colored Sparrow (1 adult)
Location: In the recently cleared area on top of blackberry bushes and on the ground at the west end of the main field near the duck ponds, where the area has been fenced off with bright orange fencing at Jericho Park - Vancouver
Reported: Nov 11-14 (Jamie Fenneman, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Sabine's Gull (Adult)
Location: Viewed from BC ferry - Tsawwassen
Reported: Nov 11 (Randy Dzenkiw)

Red Knots (Late)
Location: 1 adult and 1 juv on pilings at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 11-13 (Ben Keen, m.obs)

Adult Red Knot - Photo: Ben Keen

Cinnamon Teal (Late)
Location: 1 Female - Flyover at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Nov 10 (Liron Gerstman and Melissa Hafting)

Photo: Liron Gerstman

Clark's Grebe
Location: Off the end of White Rock Pier - White Rock
Reported: Nov 1- 8 (Peter Zadorozny and Floyd Cherak, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny
 
Townsend's Solitaire
Location: On beach by bench near wooden bridge at Maplewood - North Vancouver
Reported: Nov 6 (Robert Zanatta)

Photo: Robert Zanatta

Northern Goshawk (Adult)
Location: 3760, 72nd St - Delta
Reported: Nov 6 (Sharon and Mike Toochin)

American Redstart (Heard Only)
Location: Exact location in bushes HERE at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 5 (Seb Pardo)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 bird at end of spit at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 6-8 (Neill Vanhinsberg, m.obs) 

Location: 1 bird on path between NE and SE inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Nov 5 (Yousif Attia)

Snow Buntings

Location: 5 birds at end of spit at Blackie Spit - Surrey
Reported: Nov 6-8 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds on North side of Ferry Jetty by taxi pullout and on South side - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 29-Nov 6 (Robin Learmont, m.obs)

Location:  2 bird on West Dyke Trail at Williams Rd - Richmond
Reported: Nov 3-4 (Damon West, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull 
Location: Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 4 (Kevin Louth)

Yellow-billed Loons

Location: 1 moulting adult at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Nov 4 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Adult Yellow-billed Loon at Point Roberts - Photo: Mike Bailey

Location: 1 possible Juvenile in bay off boat launch near island at Kilby Provincial Park - Kilby
Reported: Nov 3-4 (Kathy Stewart, m.obs)

Possible Juvenile YBLO in Kilby - Photo: Kathy Stewart

Palm Warbler
Location: Seawall at 22nd St - West Vancouver
Reported: Nov 2 (Lee Finch)

Photo: Lee Finch
California Scrub-Jay
Location: 2 birds at the corner of 221st avenue and 122nd street - Maple Ridge
Reported: Nov 1 (Anne Hamilton)

Sooty Shearwater
Location: NE of Active Pass viewed from BC Ferry from Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 31 (Michael Shepard)

Snow Buntings

Location: 2 birds on the beach across from the duck pond at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 31 (Yousif Attia)

Photo: Yousif Attia
Location: 1 bird by the last bench at end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 24-28 (Peter Zadorozny, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Lapland Longspur
Location: In grassy area by last bench at end of spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 30 (Adam Dhalla)

Photo: Adam Dhalla


Swamp Sparrow
Location: Wetland at corner of Dyke Road and Gray Ave - Glen Valley
Reported: Oct 28 (Ed Klassen and John Vooys)

Chipping Sparrow
Location: Wetland at corner Dyke Road and Gray Ave - Glen Valley
Reported: Oct 28 (Ed Klassen and John Vooys)

Redhead (1 Male)
Location: On Rannie Road at BC hydro power lines in flooded cranberry field - Pitt Meadows
Reported: Oct 28 (Dan Tyson)

Townsend's Solitaire
Location: Piper Spit - Burnaby Lake
Reported: Oct 26 (Len Rasmussen)

Photo: Len Rasmussen

Brown Pelican (continuing bird - scroll below)
Location: Sand Heads Jetty in Steveston - Richmond
Reported: Oct 23 (Mark Pagan, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay 
Location: On beach in front of washrooms at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 23 (Daniel Froehlich)

Ancient Murrelet (1)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 21 (Kevin Louth)

Rufous Hummingbird (1 Female)
Location: Private Home - Surrey
Reported: Oct 20 (Carlo Giovanella)

Franklin's Gulls 

Location: 1 juvenile flying by on salt chuck at Whytecliff Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 20 (Ken Wright)

Location: 2 birds on Sumas Prairie
Reported: Oct 18 (Gord Gadsden)

Brown Pelican (Adult)
Location: North side of ferry jetty in compensation lagoon - Tsawwassen
*On Oct 16 seen  by Kevin Louth on the water near parking lot then flew south at Lighthouse Park at Point Roberts, WA*
*On Oct 19-21 seen from a tugboat by Mark Pagan at Deltaport Terminal at Roberts Bank in Delta
Reported: Oct 15-21 (Cynthia Simonis, m.obs)

Photo: Cynthia Simonis

Tundra Swan (Juvenile)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 19 (Susan Robertshaw)

Photo: Susan Robertshaw

Harris's Sparrow
Location: Private Residence - Surrey
Reported: Oct 17 (Peter Zadorozny)

Photo: Peter Zadorozny

Lapland Longspurs 

Location: 5 birds on the north and south side of the ferry jetty (near taxi pullout) - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 6-20 (Nigel Tate, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird  between 1st and 2nd shelter on the South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 11 (Frank Konczak)

Taken at the Ferry Jetty in Tsawwassen - Photo: Nigel Tate

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at private residence (Langley)
Reported: Oct 22-25 (Marnix Vandereyk)

Location: 1 bird on chain link fence of Quilchena Golfcourse at the end of Blundell Rd off No 1 Rd - Richmond
Reported: Oct 13-20 (Melissa H., m.obs)

Taken at Blundell Rd in Richmond - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Ruff (no photo with report)
Location: NE corner of SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 16 (Ian Gray)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (2) (no photo with report)
Location: NE corner of SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Oct 16 (Ian Gray)

Heermann's Gulls 

Location: 12 birds on the north side of ferry jetty in compensation lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Oct 15-19 (Cynthia Simonis, m.obs)

Location: 8 birds on the beach at Lighthouse Park and 2 at Marina breakwater - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 15-24 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

3 Heermann's Gulls huddle up at Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Photo: Frank Lu
One of many Heermann's Gulls now present in Point Roberts (taken at marina breakwater) - Photo: Frank Lu

Iceland Gull (Kumlien's - Adult)
Location: North side of Finn Rd. half way between No. 3 and 4 Rd in gull flock - Richmond
Reported: Oct 15 (Wayne Weber)

Townsend's Solitaires

Location: 1 bird at Private Residence - Maple Ridge
Reported: Oct 16 (Michael Sather)

Location: 1 bird at Foreshore Park - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 14 (Steve Ansell)

Location: 1 bird at base of trail at beach on top of large tree at Lily Point Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 9 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa Hafting)

Townsend's Solitaire at Lily Point Park in Point Roberts - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Cassin's Auklets (2)
Location: Straight of Georgia - Between Tsawwassen and Galiano Island
Reported: Oct 12 (David Fraser et al.)

Tropical Kingbird
Location: In a tree on the West Dyke Trail bordering the Quilchena Golf Course. Access is via the end of Blundell Rd off No 1 Rd. - Richmond
Reported: Oct 11 (Malcolm Chattwood)

Lewis's Woodpecker
Location: Squamish River Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Oct 12 (Johnathan Roy)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Location: Halfway between 104th St and the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 10 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

California Scrub-Jay
Location: Private Home - Coquitlam
Reported: Oct 9 (Bob Moore)

Nashville Warbler
Location: Elgin Park - Surrey
Reported: Oct 8 (Mike Newey)

Heermann's Gull (2)
Location: Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 7 (Kevin Louth)

Sabine's Gull
Location: Flying South at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Oct 7 (Kevin Louth)

Le Conte's Sparrow
Location: Hope Airport (Bird was on private land)
Reported: Oct 6 (Gord Gadsden)

Northern Goshawk (Adult)
Location: In forest NW of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 5 (Mandy L.)

White-winged Crossbill (Female)
Location: In forest NW of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Oct 5 (Mandy L.)

Palm Warbler
Location: Private Home - Port Moody
Reported: Oct 7 (Hilary Maguire)

Redheads (2 Males)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 7 (Melissa H.)

Rusty Blackbird (1 Female)
Location: Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Oct 5-7 (Mitra Schalk, m.obs)

Photo: Sheila Linn

Lewis's Woodpeckers (5)
Location: West side of Squamish River Estuary trail - Squamish
Reported: Oct 6 (Thor Veen)

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Juveniles)

Location: 1 bird at SW Marsh at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Oct 5-6 (Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird just west of 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Oct 5 (Mike Tabak)

Location: 1 bird between 96th St and the pilings at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 30 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Taken at Reifel Refuge - Photo: Nigel Tate

Swamp Sparrow
Location: On island of duck pond at Ambleside Park - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 4 (Dan Tyson)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 4 birds on beach at Ambleside Park in front of duck pond - West Vancouver
Reported: Oct 4 (Dan Tyson)

Location: 1 bird on lower level path at marker 160 and 219 at Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Oct 1-6 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Palm Warbler
Location: Iona Banding Station - Richmond
Reported: Oct 1 (WildResearch)

Red Phalarope
Location: Harrison Hot Springs
Reported: Sept 28 (Gord Gadsden) Photos can be viewed Here

Redhead (1 male)
Location: North outer pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 28 (Pascale C. and Alberto V.)

Horned Lark
Location: End of the spit at Blackie Spit Park - Surrey
Reported: Sept 26 (Jerry McFetridge)

Lapland Longspur
Location: 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 25 (Liron Gerstman)

Rock Wren
Location: On rocks by bridge at Maplewod Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 23-26 (Paul Kusmin, m.obs)

Photo: Paul Kusmin
 
Lewis's Woodpecker
Location: In a tree near the corner of Yale St and Slocan St at Burrardview Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 22-26 (Roy Wydeman, m.obs)


Photo: Mario Lam

Vesper Sparrow
Location: East side near salt marsh at Maplewood Flats - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 22 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Rob Lyske

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Location: SW, NW and NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 22 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Photo: Mike Tabak

Palm Warblers (2)
Location: 1 bird west of 104th St on the South side of dyke and one bird 50m west of here on the North side of the dyke at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 22 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

One of 2 PAWAs seen - Photo: Neill Vanhinsberg

Buff-breasted Sandpiper (1)
Location: 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 21 (Neill Vanhinsberg)

Sabine's Gulls 

Location: (2) Harrison Lake
Reported: Sept 21 (Gord Gadsden)

Location: 1 bird heading NW just outside of the Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty viewed from a BC ferry to Nanaimo - Delta
Reported: Sept 14 (Eric Ellingson)

Location: 1 Juvenile bird viewed from a BC Ferry to Nananimo flying SW between Roberts Bank and Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty - Delta
Reported: Sept 17 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Photo: Eric Ellingson

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: SW Pond at Reifel - Delta
Reported: Sept 18 (Douglas Bamford)

Least Flycatcher
Location: SW corner of Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 1-21 (Mandy Lu, obs)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: Just East of stone bridge at Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 18 (Gavin Anstee, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull
Location: Pilings north of boat launch at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 17 (John Chandler)

Lapland Longspurs

Location: 1 bird at the 1st shelter on south jetty  at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 19 (Tak Shibata)

Location: 1 bird on the west side of upper field 4 at Inter-River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 17 (Quentin Brown)

Brewer's Sparrow (2)
Location: East Sector Park Harrison and Harrison Lagoon
Reported: Sept 15th (Gord Gadsden) More info click Here

Clay-colored Sparrow
Location: East Sector Park Harrison
Reported: Sept 15th (Gord Gadsden) More info click Here

Northern Mockingbird
Location: South end of Lost Lagoon at Stanley Park - Vancouver
On Sept 15th seen HERE (MAP)
On Sept 16th seen HERE (MAP)
Reported: Sept 15-16 (Gavin Anstee, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull (1 Juvenile)
Location: 200 m East of pilings (between 96th St and 104th St) at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-19 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman

Sharp-tailed Sandpiper (Juvenile)
Location: The foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 14-18 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Pacific Golden-Plovers and American Golden-Plovers (6)
Location: End of saltmarsh, 200m West of farm on 34th St at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: Sept 15-25 (Mike Tabak)

Pacific Golden-Plover (Juveniles and 1 Adult)
Location: 4 birds at the Foot of 96th St and foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 7-Oct 19 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Juvenile Pacific Golden-Plover at Boundary Bay - Photo: Gregory Lis

American Golden-Plovers (Juveniles)

Location: 4-8 birds at the foot of 96th St and 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 7-Oct 18 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Location: 2 birds at the edge of marsh just past the big bend at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: Sept 5-15 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Taken at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Photo: Mike Tabak

White-winged Crossbill (3) (Late Report)
Location: SW Corner of Beaver Lake at Stanley Park
Reported: Sept 12 (Mandy Lu)

Black-necked Stilt (1 Juvenile)
Location: In pond 200m East from the foot of 64th St (west of the main pond in front of the house on the dyke between 64th St and 72nd St) at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 11-16 (Laura Stewart, m.obs)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Pilings between 96th St and 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 15 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Horned Larks (2)
Location: Foot of 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 14 (Mike Tabak et al., m.obs)

Upland Sandpiper
Location: Hope Airport (Delair Rd)
Reported: Sept 13 (Jim Palmer and Seb Pardo)

Photo: Sebastian Pardo

Lapland Longspur 
Location: Flatiron Peak near Coquihalla Summit
Reported: Sept 13 (Seb Pardo and Jim Palmer)

Vesper Sparrow
Location: In brush in west side of middle upper field at Inter-River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: Sept 13 (Quentin Brown)

RBA: CHESTNUT-SIDED WARBLER (1 Hatch Year Male - See Main Page)
Location: In bushes across from Seasons in the Park restaurant and in maple tree directly beneath restaurant in Small Quarry at QE Park - Vancouver
Reported: Sept 12 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Peter Candido

Bohemian Waxwing (4)
Location: Flatiron Peak near Coquihalla Summit
Reported: Sept 10 (Liron Gertsman et al.)

Lewis's Woodpeckers

Location: 1 bird on Malvern Ave between Punett Close Rd and Hazard St. - Burnaby
Reported: Sept 11 (Marion Shikaze)

Location: 14 birds at Hope Airport
Reported: Sept 9-13 (Gord Gadsden)

Lapland Longspur
Location: Marker 180-225 at South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 10-13 (Jim Palmer, m.obs)

Nashville Warbler
Location: In mixed warbler flock in trees West of banding station at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Sept 7 (Quentin Brown)

Wandering Tattler (3 birds)
Location: North side of the South Jetty about halfway between the two shelters at Iona. Last seen at the tip of the south jetty - Richmond
Reported: Aug 20-Sept 11 (Tak Shibata and Quentin Brown, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Horned Larks 
Location: 4 birds between marker 53-63 and 6 birds at marker 200 at Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: Sept 7-11 (Ed Klassen and John Vooys m.obs)

Location: 1 bird on dyke path at Lighthouse Marine Park - Point Roberts
Reported: Sept 5 (Ken Klimko, m.obs)

Lark Sparrows (1 Adult)
Location: Nathan Creek in Glen Valley (East of Ft Langley). The bird was sitting on the fence of the holding pond used by the cranberry growers. The holding pond is right beside the small parking lot. The address is 27072 88 Ave - Langley
Reported: Sept 3-6 (Ted Goshulak, m.obs)

Adult Lark Sparrow - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Black-necked Stilt (1 Juvenile)
Location: With ducks at base of Coal Port Jetty at Roberts Bank on West side, best access off 34th St - Delta
Reported: Sept 6 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Marbled Godwits

Location: 3 bird Between 96th St and the mansion at Boundary Bay later seen halfway between pilings and 104th - Delta
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at SW marsh at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Sept 7-14 (Kathleen Fry, m.obs)

Leach's Storm-Petrel (Late Report)
Location: Flying North in the Strait of Georgia viewed from the Horsehoebay Ferry to Nanaimo
Reported: Aug 23 (Chris Wenger)

Least Flycatcher (Late Report)
Location: South end of Killarney Lake west of parking lot in salmonberries - Bowen Island
Reported: Aug 26 (Mary Lepatourel)

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 male)
Location: East side of Squamish Estuary - Squamish
Reported: Sept 5 (Chris Dale)

Stilt Sandpiper
Location: 50 m before wooden viewing platform at Beach Grove - Tsawwassen
Reported: Sept 3-4 (Hui Sim, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull (1 Juvenile)
Location: On water at end of Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty (viewed from ferry) - Delta
Reported: Sept 3 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

Black-necked Stilts

Location: 1 bird  at top of spit by the end of the marshes at Blackie Spit Park  - Surrey
Reported: Sept 2 (Roger Foxall)

Location: 4 birds (1 adult and 3 juveniles) at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
1 bird seen Sept 3 at above location*
Reported: Aug 31 - Sept 3 (Peter Kobik, m.obs)

Juvenile Black-necked Stilt - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Heermann's Gull
Location: On a container woodchip boat being tug-boated north on the W side of Bowen Island
Reported: Sept 3 (Ben Keen)

Photo: Ben Keen

Least Flycatcher
Location: SW corner of Beaver Lake in Birch Trees off Beaver Lake Loop Trail  at Stanley Park - Vancouver
On Sept 5th seen 40 m south of South Creek Trail at Beaver Lake*
Reported: Sept 1-5 (Mandy Lu and Liron Gerstman, m.obs)

Photo: Liron Gertsman

Lapland Longspurs (2)
Location: Flying over farm field just east of 104th at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Sept 1 (Logan Lalonde and Josh Brown)

RUFF (Juvenile Male)
Location: East of pilings between 96th and 104th at Boundary Bay, later relocated at 104th
On Sept 1st seen between 112th and 104th. On Sept 3 seen halfway between 96 and 104th - Delta
Reported: Aug 29 - Sept 3 (Roger Foxall, m.obs)

Photos: Liron Gerstman

Buff-breasted Sandpipers (4 Juveniles)

Location: 4 birds, 300 m East of the pilings and 96th St at Boundary Bay also seen on Aug 27-29th between 104th and 112th St - Delta
On Sept 1st-3rd only one bird was seen by the pilings near 96th.
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 3 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 24-28 (Tom Plath, m.obs)

Taken at 112th St in Delta - Photo: Melissa Hafting

Northern Waterthrush (3)
Location: 50m W of South Creek Trail on S side of Beaver Lake at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 18-Sept 3rd (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Red Knot (1 Juvenile and 1 Adult in breeding)
Location: Between 96th St and the mansion at Boundary Bay and relocated at 104th St - Delta
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 15 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

American Redstarts (2 Females)

Location: South side of Beaver Lake 40 m down Tisdale Trail in Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 25-26 (Mandy Lu, m.obs)

Location: Halfway between the parking lot and banding station on the main trail between the 2 outer ponds on the north side of trail at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 26 (Liron Gerstman, m.obs)

Parasitic Jaeger
Location: Snug Cove Ferry Terminal at Bowen Island - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26 (Ben Keen)

Brewer's Sparrow
Location: SE corner of SE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25-26 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Photo: Cole Gaerber

Northern Waterthrushes 

Location: 1 bird at start of main trail to Killarney Lake - Bowen Island
Reported: Aug 28 (Ben Keen)

Location: 2 birds at the West side of Lost Lagoon off main path 1/2 way between stone bridge and open area to the south at Stanley Park - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 26-Sept 9th (Mandy Lu and Gavin Anstee, m.obs)

Location: At the end of walking trail right beside Musqueam Golf Course off West 51st Ave on right hand side in the ditch closest to river. The bird is foraging under some birch trees. - Vancouver
Map to Location HERE
Reported: Aug 25-29 (Bridget Spencer, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Private Home - East Vancouver
Reported: Aug 17 (Jeremiah Kennedy)

Taken on Musqueam Territory - Photo: Bridget Spencer

Horned Larks (3)
Location: 2 birds by first shelter on south jetty and 1 in NE inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 25 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Cassin's Auklet (1 Juvenile)
Location: On the North side of the Iona South Jetty at Marker 246 - Richmond
Reported: Aug 23 (Pascale C.)

Photo: Pascale C.

Yellow-breasted Chat (Late Report)
Location: Near Cascara on North side 2m from Avalon Trail near Equestrian Area at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 18 (Joe Denham)

Stilt Sandpipers (3 Juveniles)

Location: 2 birds at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 20-23 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird 300m West of 112th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 20 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 in NW inner pond at Iona- Richmond
Reported: Aug 19 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Taken at Beach Grove Lagoon - Photo: Richard Swanston

Marbled Godwit
Location: Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 21-22 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Ruddy Turnstone (1 Juvenile)
Location: End of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 20-21 (Tak Shibata, m.obs)

Photo: David Wong

American Redstart (1st year Male)
Location: West side of park in willows 200 ft from most western pond at Jericho - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 20 (Cole Gaerber, m.obs)

Heermann's Gull (1 Juvenile)
Location: Steveston Jetty at Sand Heads - Richmond
Reported: Aug 19 (Bridget Spencer)

Dusky Flycatcher
Location: In maple tree near the trail running N-S parallel to the Spani swimming pool - Coquitlam
Directions: The trail is on the right side of Hillcrest St as you enter towards the pool. Take the second path and walk to the edge of the forest where the Maples meet the Cedars.
Reported: Aug 19 (Logan Lalonde)

Yellow-breasted Chats (Not open to public)

Location: 1 Hatch Year Bird at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 18-27 (Derek Matthews et al.)

Location: 1 Adult at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 11 (Derek Matthews et al.)

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 juvenile on rocks to the West of Waterfront Seabus Terminal on W. Cordova - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 16 (Camille Faubert)

Location: 1 bird South of Bowen Island,15 mins outside of Horseshoe bay - West Vancouver
Reported: Aug 16 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts, WA
Reported: Aug 13 (Ken Klimko)

Location: 1 bird on lawn at English Bay - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 11 (Glenn Berry)
 
Ruddy Turnstones

Location: 88th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 18 (Logan Lalonde)

Location: 1 bird at Beach Grove Lagoon - Tsawwassen
Reported: Aug 14 (Richard Swanston, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Mansion near 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: Aug 13 (Brent Diakow)

Least Flycatcher

Location: 1 unbanded bird on Poco Trail just south of Pitt River Rd on the West side of the trail past the pump station at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
On Aug 14 relocated on the east side of the trail about 15 meters past the Pumphouse.
Reported: Aug 12-14 (Dan Tyson, m.obs)

Location: 1 banded bird at Colony Farm Banding Station - Coquitlam
Reported: Aug 9 (Derek Matthews et al.)

Northern Waterthrush
Location: On Poco Trail at Colony Farm in the low tract of marshy land on the SE side of the trail, 100 m past the benches - Coquitlam
*On Aug 13-14 relocated on East side of PoCo trail 400m south of original location.
Directions: Park on N side of Pitt River Rd where there is a parking lot across the street from the start of the dyke trail. 
Reported: Aug 11-14 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Solitary Sandpipers

Location: 2 birds in slough just north of the Adventure Centre - Squamish
Reported: Aug 14 (Chris Dale)

Location: 3 birds in the SW, NW and NE inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 4-14 (John Vooys and Meg Brown, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird at Piper Spit at Burnaby Lake - Burnaby
Reported: Aug 10 (Bryan Stephens)

Location: 1 bird along shore of south beach at Trout Lake - Vancouver
Reported: Aug 9 (Edward Nygren)

Location: 1 bird in slough east of the SW corner of the outer dyke at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: Aug 6-14 (Peter Candido, m.obs)

Franklin's Gull 
Location: End of South Jetty at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 8 (Tak Shibata)

Wilson's Phalaropes

Location: 2 birds at SW corner of West Field at Reifel- Ladner
Reported: Aug 8-10 (Joshua Brown et al., m.obs)

Location: 2 birds at NW, NE and SW inner ponds at Iona - Richmond
Reported: Aug 8-10 (Liron Gertsman et al, m.obs)

Taken at West Field at Reifel by: Peter Zadorozny

Yellow-breasted Chat
Location: Island 22
Reported: Aug 7 (Gord Gadsden and Chris McDonald) More info click Here

Stilt Sandpipers (Juveniles)

Location: 3 birds in the SW corner of the West Field at Reifel Bird Sanctuary - Ladner
Reported: August 1-14 (Ilya Povalyaev and Melissa H., m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in the NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: August 2 (Mike Tabak, m.obs)

Taken at West Field at Reifel by: Peter Zadorozny

Heermann's Gull (Reported)
Location: Belcarra Regional Park - Belcarra
Reported: Aug 5 (Cos Van Wermeskerken)

Lark Sparrow
Location: Harrison Lagoon
Reported: Aug 4 (Joshua Glant) Photo can be seen Here

Solitary Sandpiper (late report)
Location: Deboville Slough entrance past culvert entrance on North side of dyke - Coquitlam
Reported: July 31 (Devin de Zwaan)

RBA: White-faced Ibis (See Main Page)
Location: On log at South end of SW pond and West Field at Reifel - Ladner
On June July 22 seen at Brunswick Point past big bend - Ladner
*On July 31-Aug 1 relocated on mudflats past big bend at Brunswick Point - Ladner*
Reported: July 17-August 1 (Wayne Diakow, m.obs)

Photo: Sharon Toochin

House Wren
Location: In apple tree just past big bend at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: July 31-Aug 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Long-billed Curlews

Location: 1 bird 300 m East of 72nd St dyke at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: August 5 (Liron Gerstman)


Location: 1 bird on mudflats past big bend at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: July 31 (Ilya Povalyaev)

Heermann's Gulls

Location: 1 bird at the end of Steveston Jetty at Sand Heads - Richmond
Reported: July 30 (Angela Hansen)

Location: 1 bird at Lighthouse Park - Point Roberts
Reported: July 20 (Brian Self)

House Wren
Location: In bushes north of dyke at the foot of 96th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 24-Aug 1 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

Red Knot (Breeding Plumage)
Location: On mudflats just past big bend at Brunswick Point - Delta
Reported: July 23-25 (Danny Tyson, m.obs)

RBA: RED-NECKED STINT (See Main Page - Adult in Breeding)
Location: End of 96th St Boundary Bay Dyke - Delta
On July 23 seen on mudflats at the foot of 88th at Boundary Bay and later near the Pumphouse at 80th and also near the foot of 72nd. In the evening seen off 96th St at the mansion - Delta
On Jan 26th seen on mudflats off 104th St at Boundary Bay - Delta
Reported: July 22-26 (Kevin Louth, m.obs)

Photo: Ilya Povalyaev

Western Kingbirds (2 adults and 2 young)
Location: Nest is in the top NE corner of the 2nd hydro tower, West of Shaughnessy Rd at Colony Farm - Coquitlam
Reported: July 4-Aug 1 (Monica Nugent, m.obs)

Photo: Alice Sun

Ruddy Turnstone (2 birds in Breeding)
Location: Halfway between 104th St and 112th St on mudflats at Boundary Bay - Delta
*On July 23 seen at 104th St at Boundary Bay and 200m West of 112th St.*
*On July 24 and 25 seen between mansion and 96th at Boundary Bay*
Reported: July 22-25 (Mike and Sharon Toochin, m.obs)

American White Pelican (1)
Location: On shoreline viewed from south entrance across the pallet bridge at Brunswick Point - Ladner
Reported: July 21 (Rob Lyske)

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: NW inner pond at Iona - Richmond
Reported: July 19 (Daniele Mitchell, m.obs)

Redhead (1 Male)
Location: SW pond at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: July 19 (Rob Lyske, m.obs)

Photo: Melissa Hafting

Solitary Sandpiper
Location: In west field in south west corner at Reifel - Ladner
Reported: July 17-18 (Ilya Povalyaev, m.obs)

House Wren
Location: Start of Catbird Slough Dyke on the East side of the dyke as you head south. In the brush adjacent to the end of the Pitt Lake parking lot.
Reported: July 16 (Melissa H et al., m.obs)

American White Pelican (1)
Location: On the water 150m West of White Rock Pier and 20m from shore - White Rock
Reported: July 9 (Khalid Boudreau, m.obs)

House Wren (1 Juvenile, nest should be nearby)
Location: 1st upper field looking west down into Blackberry bushes at Inter-River Park - North Vancouver
Reported: July 5 (Lauren Nicholl)

Photo: Lauren Nicholl

Yellow-headed Blackbird (1 Female)
Location: Alta Lake - Whistler
Reported: July 2 (Chris Dale et al.)

American White Pelicans

Location: 1 bird on shore south of sewage ponds and in the water off the Iona South Jetty - Richmond
Reported: July 1-2 (Brent Diakow, m.obs)

Location: 1 bird in front of beach at Porteau Cove Campground and 4 in flight - Porteau Cove
Reported: June 29-30 (Christine Paul)

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-July 6 (Chris Dale, m.obs)

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)

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)

15 birds at Terra Nova - Photo: 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)

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)

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)

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)

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 Hafting, 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 Hafting)

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)

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

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)

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)

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)

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

Gyrfalcon (Immature)
Location: Flying over Bowen Island
Reported: April 14 (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)

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: David Baker

RBA: Lesser Goldfinch (See Main Page)
Location: 2379 Chardonnay Lane - Abbotsford
Reported: Dec 30, 2015- March 30th, 2016 (Chris Buis and Rick Toochin, m.obs)


Photo: Raymond Ng


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.)

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

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)

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)

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 Hafting

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)

(1st winter, Kumlien's)
Location: In field across from turf farm on 72nd - Delta
Reported: Feb 27 (Ilya Povalyaev and Yousif Attia, m.obs)

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

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)

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 Hafting

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)

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 Hafting

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

Northern Mockingbird 
Location: Front yard in Plum and Holly Tree at 4835, 36th Ave - Ladner
Reported: Oct 24 2015-Jan 24, 2016 (Darrel Smith, m.obs)

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

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)

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

Pine Grosbeaks

Location: 2 female 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 - Delta
Reported: Jan 4 (Tom Plath)

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, 2015-Jan 3, 2016 (Lori Bailey, m.obs)

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, 2016 (George Clulow and Mandy Lu, m.obs)