Category Archives: Black Oystercatcher

DNCB Outing No. 2019-40 to Pt. Roberts, USA

Twenty-five DNCBers enjoyed a beautiful Wednesday morning of birding at several locations in Pt. Roberts, USA.  We saw lots of species, several neat and entertaining, at Lighthouse Marine Park, the Marina and Sea Bright Homes complex; check out the massive … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, American Kestrel, Black Oystercatcher, Black Scoter, Black Turnstone, Brandt's Cormorant, Caspian Tern, Cedar Waxwing, Harbour Porpoise, Harlequin Duck, Marbled Murrelet, Pacific Loon, Parasitic Jaeger, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Point Roberts, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, River Otter, Western Grebe, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-36 to Sidney Spit National Park

Twenty plus DNCBers enjoyed a spectacular outing to, from and on Sidney Island, the Gulf Islands National Park. We had some superb sightings, including rare species, on a gorgeous Wednesday in BC.  Check out the pictorial evidence on our DNCB … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bar-tailed Godwit, Black Oystercatcher, Black-bellied Plover, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Creeper, California Gull, Common Murre, Cooper's Hawk, Harbour Porpoise, Heermann's Gull, Marbled Murrelet, Merlin, Mew Gull, Parasitic Jaeger, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Rhinoceros Auklet, Sidney Spit National Park, Western Sandpiper, Willow Flycatcher, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-34 to Maplewood Flats Conservation Area

Seventeen DNCBers enjoyed a warm, sunny Wednesday morning wandering the trails of Maplewood Flats Conservation Area in North Vancouver.  We saw some neat species, met some neat folk, and had an enjoyable pub lunch. Check out the photo evidence on … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Maplewood Flats, Mew Gull, Pelagic Cormorant, Purple Martin, Red-tailed Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, Townsend's Warbler, Western Tanager, Yellow Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-27 to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal, TFN Boardwalk, and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Thirty-one folk participated in some or all of our Wednesday morning outing to the Tsawwassen Ferry terminal, then the Tsawwassen First Nations (TFN) boardwalk, then at Reifel Bird Sanctuary on Westham Island.  We saw lots of species (55) including some … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Blue-winged Teal, Caspian Tern, Cedar Waxwing, Eastern Kingbird, Harlequin Duck, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Marbled Godwit, Pelagic Cormorant, Reifel, Sandhill Crane, Semi-palmated Sandpiper, TFN Boardwalk, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, Western Sandpiper | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-18 to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

Sixteen DNCBers enjoyed a “local” outing on Wednesday to the Tsawwassen Ferry  terminal, then the ponds on TFN land, then Reifel Bird Sanctuary.  We had over 50 species seen (see Anne’s eBird list below); check out the photo evidence on … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Beach Grove, Black Oystercatcher, Great Horned Owl, Least Sandpiper, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Long-billed Dowitcher, Northern Harrier, Purple Martin, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Sandhill Crane, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Spotted Sandpiper, TFN, Tsawwassen Ferry Port, White-fronted Goose, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-16 to Whidbey Island, USA

Sixteen DNCBers enjoyed a gorgeous Wednesday on our “away” outing to a number of parks on Whidbey Island.  We saw several species, including pelagic birds that we don’t often see in the BC lower mainland.  Check out the brilliant photos … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Black Oystercatcher, Brandt's Cormorant, Brown Creeper, California Quail, Cliff Swallow, Common Murre, Coupeville, Cranberry Lake, Crockett Lake, Deception Pass Campground, Gray Whale, Harlequin Duck, Long-billed Dowitcher, Mourning Dove, Northern Harrier, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Orange-crowned Warbler, Pied-billed Grebe, Pigeon Guillemot, Port Townsend, Red-breasted Merganser, Red-necked Grebe, Rhinoceros Auklet, Rosario Point, Turkey Vulture, Whidbey Island, White Pelican | Leave a comment

DNCB Outing No. 2019-08 to Tsawwassen Ferry Jetty, TFN and Reifel Bird Sanctuary

With a weather report of a strong wind from Squamish producing a minus 13 degree wind chill, I was amazed to find Petra’s DNCB table crowded with 10 dedicated birders.  It was mind-numbing just to picture us on the unprotected … Continue reading

Posted in *DNCB, Bald Eagle, Black Oystercatcher, Black-crowned Night-Heron, Cooper's Hawk, Dunlin, Harlequin Duck, Hooded Merganser, Lincoln’s Sparrow, Mute Swan, Northern Harrier, Northern Saw-whet Owl, Northern Shrike, Purple Finch, Red-tailed Hawk, Reifel, Ring-necked Duck, Rough-legged Hawk, Sandhill Crane, Trumpeter Swan, Tsawwassen Ferry Port | Leave a comment