Subject: RBA Vancouver, BC -- Aug 06/02
Date: Aug 6 21:51:37 2002
From: Larry Cowan - lawrencecowan at shaw.ca


This is the Vancouver Bird Alert for Tuesday August
6th, evening update sponsored in part by the Wild
Birds Unlimited Stores in Vancouver and North Vancouver.

The feature bird is WANDERING TATTLER and out of town
for a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER.

Sightings for Tuesday, August 6th

Out of town in Victoria in an area off-limits to the
public a BLUE-GRAY GNATCATCHER was banded today. For
more information contact the Victoria Rare Bird Alert
at 250 592 3381.

A SOLITARY SANDPIPER juvenile continues to be
seen in the Iona Sewage ponds. Birders should use
caution in the ponds and stay away from the trucks
which have begun excavating the south-west pond. Many
LESSER YELLOWLEGS, PECTORAL SANDPIPERS, BAIRD'S,
WESTERN, SEMIPALMATED AND LEAST SANDPIPERS continue to
be seen.

BLACK-THROATED GREY, TOWNSEND'S, WILSON'S AND
ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLERS were seen at the first
switchback in the road up to Cypress Mountain in West Vancouver.

Monday, August 5th

14 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES, 6 SANDHILL CRANES, 1
WHIMBREL and 1 AMERCIAN BITTERN were seen on the
morning walk at the Reifel Bird Sanctuary.

Five BAIRD'S SANDPIPERS were seen at the foot of 112th
steet in Delta.

The 2 WANDERING TATTLERS were seen on the Iona South
Jetty and on the south side.

Sunday, August 4th

At Point Roberts was one JAEGER SPECIES and one
breeding plumage DUNLIN.

At the Tsawassen ferry jetty were 6 BLACK
OYSTERCATCHERS including juvenile birds. 2 OSPREY
continue to be seen along the Coal Port Jetty.

The 2 WANDERING TATTLERS were seen at Iona along the
south jetty along the rocks before the tip.

Saturday, August 3rd

Two birds fitting the description of BLACK AND WHITE
WARBLERS, 1 adult female and a juvenile, were seen on
the 1st lookout along the road up Cypress Bowl
Provincal Park. They were observed on the south side.
Confirmation is requested from the observers.

The 2 adult Wandering Tattlers continued to be seen
near the tip of the Iona South Jetty.

In the Inner Ponds 1 SOLITARY SANDPIPER and 1 juvenile
WILSON'S PHALAROPE were observed along with many peeps.

At Brunswick Point up to 4 RED-NECKED PHALAROPES were
observed. Also at this location was a male AMERICAN KESTREL

Thank you for calling the Vancouver Bird Alert & good
birding.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Mitch Meredith" <mitchbirding at yahoo.com>

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