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.
Western Bluebird Sialia mexicana
Int – 5 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th, 2 Okanagon Falls area 19th.
Mountain Bluebird Sialia curracoides
Int – 2 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th. Although I didn't have any sites for this species, Mountain Bluebird was my main target for this particular morning so I was especially pleased when I bumped into these quite by chance!
Townsend's Solitaire Myadestes townsendi
Int – 1 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 17th with at least 3 highly vocal birds there the following morning.
|Townsend's Solitaire, Wilmer Bird Sanctuary, 18th September 2006|
Varied Thrush Ixoreus naivius
Int – 1 Skunk Cabbage Trail 15th, 2 Illecillewaet 15th, 4 Emerald Lake 17th.
|Varied Thrush, Illecillewaet, 15th September 2006|
Hermit Thrush Catharus guttatus
Int – 1 Marble Canyon Provincial Park 14th, 1 juvenile Illecillewaet 15th. Also an unidentified Catharus thrush Emerald Lake 16th.
|Hermit Thrush, Marble Canyon Provincial Park, 14th September 2006|
American Robin Turdus migratorius
Van – 1-5 at 6 sites 7th-9th.
VI – Total of 76 including 25 Island View Beach 13th.
Int – 1-4 at 6 sites 14th-19th.
American Robin, Ladner Harbour Park, 8th September 2006
American Robin, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006
|American Robins, Island View Beach, 13th September 2006|
Golden-crowned Kinglet LatinName
VI – 1 Centennial Park 10th, 2 Rathrevor Park 11th.
Int – Common, usually in small flocks. Best count 20 Emerald Lake 16th.
Ruby-crowned Kinglet Regulus calendula
Int – Fairly common with up to 3 at 9 sites.
Bushtit Psaltriparus minimus
Van – 21 MacDonald Road, Vancouver Airport 7th, 3 Ladner Harbour Park 8th.
VI – 45 (2 flocks) Island View Beach 10th, 10 Swan Lake, Victoria 12th, 20 Island View Beach 13th.
|Bushtit, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006|
Black-capped Chickadee Poecile atricapillus
Van – Common and the only chickadee seen in the Vancouver area although not present on Vancouver Island and not seen in the east of the state. A total of about 67 including 25 Reifel 8th and 17 Boundary Bay 9th.
Int – 2+ Okanagon Falls area 19th, 4 Vaseux Lake 19th.
Black-capped Chickadee, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 8th September 2006
|Black-capped Chickadee, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 8th September 2006||Black-capped Chickadee, Boundary Bay, 8th September 2006|
Mountain Chickadee Poecile gambeli
Int – 1 Paint Pot Trails, Kootenay Valley 17th, 2 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th, 1 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 18th.
|Mountain Chickadee, Panorama Road (Invermere), 18th September 2006|
Chestnut-backed Chickadee Poecile rufescens
VI – Common and the only chickadee seen on the island. A total of 39 seen at 6 sites including 20 Rathrevor Park 11th.
Int – 10 Illecillewaet 15th.
|Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006|
Boreal Chickadee Poecile hudsonicus
Int – 3 Emerald Lake 16th, 5 Emerald Lake 17th, 3 Wilmer Bird Sanctuary 17th.
Pygmy Nuthatch Sitta pygmaea
Int – At least 1 Okanagon Falls area 19th.
Red-breasted Nuthatch Sitta canadensis
VI – 1 heard Centennial Park 10th, 2 Rathrevor Park 11th.
Int – 1 Skihist Provincial Park 14th, 2 Marble Canyon Provincial Park 14th, 6 heard at 4 other sites 15th-19th including 3 Panorama Road, Invermere 18th.
White-breasted Nuthatch Sitta carolinensis
Int – 1 Marble Canyon Provincial Park 14th.
Brown Creeper Certhia americana
Van – 3 Ladner Harbour Park 8th.
VI – 1 Centennial Park 10th, 1 Rathrevor Park 11th.
Int – 1-2 on 5 occasions involving up to 8 birds.
|Brown Creeper, Rathrevor Park, 11th September 2006|
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- Flycatchers, Larks, Swallows, Pipits, Waxwing, Dipper, Wrens & Catbird
- Bluebirds, Solitaires, Thrushes, Kinglets, Chickadees, Nuthatches & Creepers
- Corvids, Starlings, House Sparrow, Vireos & Finches
- New World Warblers, Sparrows & Blackbirds
- Mammals, Reptiles, Amphibians & Insects