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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BLUEBIRDS, SOLITAIRE, THRUSHES, KINGLETS, CHICKADEES, NUTHATCHES and CREEPERS

 

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, 18-Sep-06 Townsend's Solitaire, Wilmer Bird Sanctuary, 18-Sep-06
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, 15-Sep-06
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, 14-Sep-06 Hermit Thrush, Marble Canyon Provincial Park, 14-Sep-06
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, 8-Sep-06 American Robin, Island View Beach, 10-Sep-06

American Robin, Ladner Harbour Park, 8th September 2006

 

American Robin, Island View Beach, 10th September 2006

 

American Robin, Island View Beach, 13-Sep-06 American Robin, Island View Beach, 13-Sep-06
American Robin, Island View Beach, 13-Sep-06 American Robin, Island View Beach, 13-Sep-06
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, 10-Sep-06
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, 8-Sep-06 Black-capped Chickadee, Reifel, 8-Sep-06

Black-capped Chickadee, Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, 8th September 2006

 

Black-capped Chickadee, Reifel, 8-Sep-06 Black-capped Chickadee, Boundary Bay, 8-Sep-06
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, Invermere, 18-Sep-06
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 Chickadee, Island View Beach, 10-Sep-06 Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Island View Beach, 10-Sep-06
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Island View Beach, 10-Sep-06 Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Island View Beach, 10-Sep-06
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, 11-Sep-06
Brown Creeper, Rathrevor Park, 11th September 2006

 

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