British Columbia, 7th to 20th September 2006
Species List (continued...)
The following abbreviations are used throughout:
VI = Vancouver Island
Van = Vancouver area (i.e. coastal region between Vancouver and Boundary Bay)
Int = Interior, i.e. anywhere inland of Vancouver
Click on the photos to see a larger (and sometimes less heavily cropped) version.
Orange-crowned Warbler Vermivora celata
Van – 2 MacDonald Road, Vancouver Airport 7th, 1 Iona Beach 7th, 1 Ladner Harbour Park 8th, 10 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 3 Island View Beach 10th, 2 Swan Lake, Victoria 12th, 8 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – 1 Skunk Cabbage Trail 15th, 4 Vaseux Lake 19th.
Yellow Warbler Dendroica petechia
Van – 4 MacDonald Road, Vancouver Airport 7th, 2 Iona Beach 7th, 1 Westham Island 8th, 1 Reifel 8th, 1 Boundary Bay 8th, 5 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 2 Island View Beach 10th & 13th, 3 Swan Lake, Victoria 13th.
|Yellow Warbler, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 8th September 2006|
Myrtle Warbler Dendroica (coronata) coronata
Int – 1 near Revelstoke 15th, 2 Vaseux Lake 19th. These individuals lacked any hint of yellow or buff on the throat and the whitish throat curved round towards the rear of the ear-coverts. Other features separating the eastern and western forms of Yellow-rumped Warbler were not checked however and with intergrades apparently common in British Columbia the identification of these as Myrtle Warbler should perhaps be regarded as tentative.
Audubon's Warbler Dendroica (coronata) auduboni
Van – Unidentified Yellow-rumped Warblers: 1 Ladner Harbour Park 8th, 2 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 1 unidentified Yellow-rumped Warbler Rathrevor Park 11th, 8 Audubon's Warblers Island View Beach 13th.
Int – Total of 56 Yellow-rumped Warblers including 42 identified as Audubon's and 11 left unidentified. Best count 12 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th.
Black-throated Gray Warbler Dendroica nigrescens
Van – At least 1 Ladner Harbour Park 9th. Always a stunning bird to see, a shame there weren't more.
Common Yellowthroat Geothlypis trichas
Van – 4 Reifel 8th, 2 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 3 Island View Beach 10th, 2 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – 1 Skunk Cabbage Trail 15th, 3 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 17th.
Wilson's Warbler Wilsonia pusilla
Int – 1 Skunk Cabbage Trail 15th, 1 Vaseux Lake 19th.
Spotted Towhee Pipilo maculatus
Van – 2 Reifel 8th, 3 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 15 Island View Beach 10th, 12 Rathrevor Park 11th, 8 Island View Beach 13th. Singles heard calling at 3 other sites.
Spotted Towhee, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006
|Spotted Towhee, Island View Beach, 13th September 2006|
Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina
Int – 1 Lytton 14th, 1 Marble Canyon Provincial Park 14th, 1 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th.
Savannah Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis
Van – About 150 seen including 30 Iona Beach 7th, 40 Boundary Bay (72nd to 104th Streets) 8th, 40 Boundary Bay (12th Avenue) 9th.
VI – 1-2 at 5 sites between Clover Point, Victoria and Campbell River 9th-12th, 10 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – 1 Emerald Lake 16th.
Savannah Sparrow, Cowichan Bay, 10th September 2006
Savannah Sparrow, MacDonald Road (Vancouver Airport), 7th September 2006
Savannah Sparrow, Boundary Bay, 9th September 2006
|Savannah Sparrow, Campbell River, 12th September 2006|
Fox Sparrow Passerella iliaca
Van – 1 Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – 3 Ucluelet 11th, 2 Island View Beach 13th.
|Fox Sparrow, Island View Beach, 13th September 2006||Fox Sparrow, Ucluelet, 11th September 2006|
Song Sparrow Melospiza melodia
Van – Total of 37 including 19 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – Total of 12 including 6 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – 1-3 at 5 sites (total of 8).
Song Sparrow, Rathrevor Park, 11th September 2006
|Song Sparrow, Bobolink Meadows, 19th September 2006|
Lincoln's Sparrow Melospiza lincolnii
Van – Total of 27 seen including 18 Boundary Bay 9th. Very smart little birds and satisfying to see them after missing them in California. One of my favourites!
VI – 2 Island View Beach 10th, 2 Rathrevor Park 11th, 1 Island View Beach 13th.
|Lincoln's Sparrow, Iona Beach, 7th September 2006||Lincoln's Sparrow, Boundary Bay, 9th September 2006|
White-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia leucophrys
Van – 1 Iona Beach 7th, 3 Boundary Bay 9th, 15+ Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – About 56 including 10 Nanaimo 10th, 12 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – At least 70 including 12 Marble Canyon Provincial Park 14th, 30 Okanagon Falls area 19th. In addition a number of sparrow flocks were seen flying up from beside the road while driving and many of these were thought to have involved this species.
White-throated Sparrow Zonotrichia albicollis
Int – 2-3 Vaseux Lake 19th.
White-throated Sparrow, Vaseux Lake, 19th September 2006
Golden-crowned Sparrow Zonotrichia atricapilla
Van – 1 with a mixed sparrow flock Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – 1 with White-crowned Sparrows Nanaimo 10th.
Oregon Junco Junco (hyemalis) oreganus
Van – 1 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 1 Cowichan Bay 10th, 2 Rathrevor Park 11th.
Int – Common with at least 46 seen. Best count 10 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 18th.
Oregon Junco, Boundary Bay, 9th September 2006
Oregon Junco, Emerald Lake, 16th September 2006
|Oregon Junco, Emerald Lake, 17th September 2006|
Red-winged Blackbird Agelaius phoeniceus
Van – 2 Westham Island 8th, 2 Reifel 8th, 10 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 2 Somenos Marsh 10th.
Int – 30 Ashcroft 14th, 8 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 17th, 60+ Creston Valley 18th, 5 Okanagon Falls 19th.
|Red-winged Blackbird, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 8th September 2006|
Brewer's Blackbird Euphagus cyanocephalus
Van – 10 Westham Island 8th, 23 Boundary Bay 8th, 25 Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – 8 Esquimalt Lagoon 9th, 4 Englishman River Estuary 12th.
Int – 6 Ashcroft 14th, 1 Salmon Arm 15th, 40 Okanagon Falls area 19th.
|Brewer's Blackbird, Esquimalt Lagoon, 9th September 2006|
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