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
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Willow Flycatcher Empidonax traillii
VI – 1 Rathrevor Park 11th.
|Willow Flycatcher, Rathrevor Park, 11th September 2006|
Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris
VI – 4 Cordova Spit 13th.
|Horned Larks, Cordova Spit, 13th September 2006|
Tree Swallow Tachycineta bicolor
Int – At least 40 Bobolink Meadows 19th. The true figure may have been much higher as it was difficult to be sure if I was seeing the same flock several times or if they were different birds moving through. There was a strong possibility that the flock(s) may have contained some Violet-green Swallows but none of these were seen well enough to be certain.
(Barn) Swallow Hirundo rustica
Van – Best counts 60 Westham Island 8th, 80 Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – 15 Somenos Marsh 10th with smaller numbers at several sites.
Int – 1 Okanagon Falls 19th, 1 Bobolink Meadows 19th.
American Pipit Anthus rubescens
Van – 12 Boundary Bay 9th, 200 Boundary Bay 20th.
VI – Best count 18 Island View Beach & Cordova Spit 13th. Otherwise 1-6 at 5 sites.
Int – 10 Lytton 14th, 15+ near Revelstoke 15th.
|American Pipits, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006|
Cedar Waxwing Bombycilla cedrorum
Van – 3 MacDonald Road, Vancouver Airport 7th, 2 Reifel 8th, 50 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 16 Island View Beach 10th & 13th, 5 Cowichan Bay 10th, 2 Englishman River Estuary 11th, up to 20 Swan Lake, Victoria 12th & 13th.
|Cedar Waxwing, Cowichan Bay, 10th September 2006||Cedar Waxwing, Boundary Bay, 9th September 2006|
American Dipper Cinclus mexicanus
VI – 1 Kennedy River 11th.
Int – 1 Natural Bridge, Field 16th.
|American Dipper, Natural Bridge (Field), 16th September 2006 - doing what Dippers do!|
Bewick's Wren Thryomanes bewickii
Van – 1 Boundary Bay 9th.
VI – 4 Island View Beach 10th, 1 Rathrevor Park 11th, 5 Island View Beach 13th.
|Bewick's Wren, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006|
(Winter) Wren Troglodytes troglodytes
VI – 1 heard calling Centennial Park 10th.
Int – Probably heard calling at 1-2 sites including Emerald Lake.
Marsh Wren Cistothorus palustris
Van – 1 young juvenile Iona Beach 7th, 1 Boundary Bay 9th.
Int – 1+ Creston Valley 18th.
|Marsh Wren, Boundary Bay, 9th September 2006|
Gray Catbird Dumetella carolinensis
Int – 1 Creston Valley 18th. One of the highlights of the trip as I hadn't been expecting to see one (although it is within range so I'm not sure why not!). Although seen and identified before it began to call, the cat-like meow that gives it its name was very distinctive.
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