BC Bird Records Committee Sightings Database

The BC Bird Records Committee (BRC) is pleased to present an updated bird records database listing all records that have been submitted to the BRC and providing an easy reference to past committee decisions. The database is dynamic, but this current update includes all records reviewed by the committee up to March 2018.

There are two versions available below. The first is a downloadable .pdf sorted taxonomically and including BRC record number, dates and locations of each reviewed record, plus the committee’s decision, and in some cases additional notes of relevance. The BRC record number can be used to cross-reference with the more detailed, record-number-sorted database available below on this page. This sort includes more details on each record than can be provided in the pdf due to page-space limitations.

Additional details on each record can be viewed in the annual BRC reports published in British Columbia Birds. The relevant journal volume can be found for each record under the “Citation” field on the record-sort database below.

Please let us know if there are ways that you feel this database could be improved, if you notice any errors, or if you have records to submit that haven’t yet been reviewed.

The BRC would especially like to acknowledge and thank Michael Force for his many hours spent creating and refining this database, including incorporating all the reviewed records from the original committee in the 1990s.

BCBRC database taxonomic sort Feb 2018 public  pdf document

A summary of bird records reviewed by the British Columbia Field Ornithologists Bird Records Committee, February 2018. Taxonomy follows eBird/Clements v2017.

BCBRC No. Species Order Family Date Initial (dd/mm/year) Date Final (dd/mm/year) Number Age Sex Location City/Town Observer(s) Submitted by Documentation Type Status Acceptance Date Comments Citation Submission Date Round Review Latitude Longitude
1992-001 Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 09/05/1992 09/05/1992 1 unknown unknown Crescent Bay, Upper Arrow Lake Nakusp Gary Davidson Gary Davidson written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-002 White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 21/04/1992 26/04/1992 1 unknown unknown Victoria Airport and Colwood Victoria Barbara Begg, David Allinson Barbara Begg written report accepted 01/12/1993 seen on two days at two disparate locations and assumed to be the same bird. British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19 and British Columbia Birds 2:19-20
1992-003 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 16/10/1992 17/10/1992 1 unknown unknown Courtenay Courtenay Barbara Sedgwick, Doug Innes, Vi Chungranes, Sid Belsom Barbara Sedgwick, Doug Innes written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-004 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 19/09/1992 21/09/1992 1 unknown unknown Vantreight Farms Saanich Keith Taylor, Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg, m.obs. Keith Taylor, Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg photo & written report accepted 01/12/1993 Birders Journal 1993 2(2); British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-005 Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 28/04/1992 29/04/1992 1 adult male Mount Douglas Park Saanich Bryan Gates, Hank Vanderpol, Mike McGrenere, et al. Bryan Gates written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-006 Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 03/05/1992 03/05/1992 1 unknown unknown Duncan Duncan written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-007 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 18/06/1992 19/06/1996 1 adult unknown Somenos Lake Duncan Derrick Marven, Hank Vanderpol, David Allinson Derrick Marven, Hank Vanderpol written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-008 Clark’s Grebe Aechmophorus clarkii Podicipediformes Podicipedidae (Grebes) 29/06/1992 29/06/1992 1 adult unknown Okanagan Lake, Okanagan Landing Vernon Chris Siddle, Gary Davidson Chris Siddle written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-009 Garganey Spatula querquedula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 13/09/1992 14/09/1992 1 unknown unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Richard Klauke, Jo Ann MacKenzie, et al. Jo Ann MacKenzie written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-010B Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 21/07/1992 25/07/1992 1 adult unknown Roberts Bank Jetty Delta John Luce, John Dorsey, et al. John Luce, John Dorsey written report accepted 01/12/1993 2 birds present on 22 July British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-010B Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 18/07/1992 18/07/1992 1 unknown unknown Boundary Bay Delta written report not accepted; identification not established accepted by the Vancouver Bird Records Committe British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-011 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 12/07/1992 19/07/1992 1 adult unknown Boundary Bay, S end of 112th Street Delta Paul Lehman, et al. Paul Lehman written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-012 Little Stint Calidris minuta Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 02/06/1992 04/06/1992 1 adult unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Richard Veit, Wayne Weber, Michael Price, m.obs. Richard Veit written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-013 Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 15/08/1992 25/08/1992 1 unknown unknown private yard Tofino Rory Paterson, m.obs. Bryan Gates written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-014 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Cuculiformes Cuculidae (Cuckoos) 08/07/1992 08/07/1992 1 unknown unknown Kelowna Kelowna Denise Brownlie, Eileen Dillabough Denise Brownlie written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-015 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 18/07/1992 18/07/1992 1 unknown unknown Port Alberni Port Alberni Don Cecile Don Cecile written report accepted 01/12/1993 British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-016 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 26/09/1992 26/09/1992 1 unknown unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond written report not accepted; identification not established accepted by the Vancouver Bird Records Committe British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1992-018 Bronzed Cowbird Molothrus aeneus Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 03/04/1992 03/04/1992 1 unknown unknown Whistler Whistler written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1993 3(1):18-19
1993-001 Dusky Thrush Turdus eunomus Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 02/01/1993 09/04/1993 1 unknown unknown private yard Langley John Ireland, Jo Ann MacKenzie, Hue MacKenzie, Richard Cannings, Michael Patten, m.obs. John Ireland, Richard Cannings photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Field Ornithologists 1993 3(2):11-12
1993-002 Phainopepla Phainopepla nitens Passeriformes Ptiliogonatidae (Silky-flycatchers) 17/01/1993 17/01/1993 1 unknown unknown Stanley Park Vancouver written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-003 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 14/05/1993 14/05/1993 1 unknown unknown Haida Gwaii Margo Hearne Margo Hearne written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-004 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 17/05/1993 17/05/1993 1 unknown unknown private yard Revelstoke written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-005 Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 22/05/1993 22/05/1993 1 unknown unknown Radium Hot Springs Radium Hot Springs written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-006 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Passeriformes Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers) 05/06/1993 05/06/1993 1 unknown unknown Wilmer Wilmer written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-007 Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis Procellariiformes Diomedeidae (Albatrosses) 03/06/1993 03/06/1993 5 unknown unknown Revelstoke Revelstoke written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-008 Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 04/06/1993 04/06/1993 2 adult unknown Mount Kobau Osoyoos Denise Brownlie, Chris Charlesworth, Gwynneth Wilson, Lesley Robertson Denise Brownlie, Chris Charlesworth written report accepted 01/12/1994 light morph British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-009 Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 22/06/1993 22/06/1993 1 adult male Rose Spit, Haida Gwaii Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne Peter Hamel written report accepted 01/12/1994 formerly Mongolian Plover British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-010 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 16/06/1993 16/06/1993 1 adult female Iona Island Richmond John Luce, Wayne Weber, Sharon Toochin, m.obs. John Luce, Wayne Weber photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-011 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 13/06/1993 13/06/1993 1 adult male Premier Street Landfill North Vancouver John Luce, Mary Peete-Leslie, Jo Ann MacKenzie, et al. John Luce, Mary Peete-Leslie, Jo Ann MacKenzie written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-012 Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 16/07/1993 16/07/1993 1 juvenile unknown Lochside Trail Saanich Gerry Ansell, et al. Gerry Ansell written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-013 Laysan Albatross Phoebastria immutabilis Procellariiformes Diomedeidae (Albatrosses) 25/07/1993 25/07/1993 1 unknown unknown ferry to Gabriola Island Nanaimo written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-014 Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 26/07/1993 29/07/1993 1 adult male Esquimalt Lagoon Victoria Richard Yank, Barbara Begg, Tim Zurowski, Ron Satterfield, m.obs. Barbara Begg, Ron Satterfield photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 formerly Mongolian Plover British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-015 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 06/09/1993 06/09/1993 1 adult male Jericho Park Vancouver Michael Price Michael Price written report accepted 01/12/1994 C. p. psaltria British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Field Ornithologist 1994 4(1)17
1993-016 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 16/09/1993 28/09/1993 1 juvenile unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Mark Wynja, Wayne Weber, et al. Mark Wynja, Wayne Weber written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-017 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 19/09/1993 19/09/1993 1 immature unknown mouth of Courtenay River Courtenay Doug Innes, et al. Doug Innes photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1993 3:20-21
1993-018 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 22/09/1993 26/09/1993 1 juvenile unknown Boundary Bay, S end of 112th Street Delta Derrick Marven, Alvaro Jaramillo, Michael Price, et al. Derrick Marven, Alvaro Jaramillo, Michael Price written report accepted 01/12/1994 L. l. baueri British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-019 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 28/09/1993 18/10/1993 1 adult unknown east side of Arrow Lake Burton Gary Davidson, Chris Siddle, m.obs. Gary Davidson, Chris Siddle photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 definitive alternate British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-020 Long-tailed Jaeger Stercorarius longicaudus Charadriiformes Stercorariidae (Skuas and Jaegers) 24/08/1993 24/08/1993 1 unknown unknown Vancouver Vancouver written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1994 4:18-20
1993-021 California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 28/07/1993 07/04/1994 1 unknown unknown Musqueam Park Vancouver Gloria Sven, Peter Sven, Alvaro Jaramillo, Wayne Weber, Allan Drab, m.obs. Peter Sven, Alvaro Jaramillo, Wayne Weber written report accepted 01/12/1994 formerly Scrub Jay British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-022 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 11/11/1993 14/11/1993 1 adult unknown Mouth of Goldstream Creek, and Vernon Landfill Vernon Chris Siddle, Gary Davidson, et al. Chris Siddle, Gary Davidson written report accepted 01/12/1994 not seen on 12 November British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Birds 1993 3:15-17; Birders Journal 1994 3:54-62
1993-023 Great-tailed Grackle Quiscalus mexicanus Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 05/12/1993 26/02/1994 1 adult female Okanagan Landing Road Vernon Chris Siddle, Gary Davidson, Mary Collins, Phil Gehlen, m.obs. Chris Siddle, Gary Davidson photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Field Ornithologist  1994 4(1):17
1993-024 Green-tailed Towhee Pipilo chlorurus Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 21/05/1993 22/05/1993 1 unknown male Queen Elizabeth Park Vancouver Gerry Ansell, et al. Gerry Ansell written report accepted 01/12/1994 singing male British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-025 Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 12/12/1993 16/01/1994 1 immature male private yards Nakusp Lucille Wells, Gary Davidson, m.obs. Gary Davidson photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 window strike on final date; Cowan Vertebrate Museum #15172 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21
1993-026 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 17/10/1993 23/10/1993 1 adult unknown Revelstoke Landfill and Columbia River Revelstoke Patrick Sullivan, Orville Gordon, Doug Powell Patrick Sullivan photo & written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Birds 1993 3:15-17; Birders Journal 1994 3:54-62
1993-027 Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella Passeriformes Prunellidae (Accentors) 15/12/1993 15/12/1993 1 unknown unknown Everett Crowley Park Vancouver Alvaro Jaramillo Alvaro Jaramillo written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; Birders Journal 1994 3:93-98
1993-028 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 27/12/1993 26/02/1994 1 adult unknown Burns Bog Landfill Delta Alvaro Jaramillo, Rick Toochin, Mike Toochin, Tom Plath, Steve Metz Alvaro Jaramillo written report accepted 01/12/1994 British Columbia Birds 1994 3:20-21; British Columbia Birds 1993 3:15-17; Birders Journal 1994 3:54-62
1994-001 White-tailed Eagle Haliaeetus albicilla Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 28/01/1994 28/01/1994 1 unknown unknown Delta Delta written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-002 Falcated Duck Mareca falcata Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 19/04/1994 22/04/1994 1 adult male Tofino mudflats Tofino Rory Paterson, William Paterson, Aurora Paterson Rory Paterson written report accepted 01/12/1995 formerly Falcated Teal British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1994 3:240-241
1994-003 White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills) 13/04/1994 22/04/1994 1 adult unknown north end of Acland Road Kelowna Chris Charlesworth, Chris Siddle, et al. Chris Charlesworth, Chris Siddle photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; British Columbia Field Ornithologist 4(2):16
1994-004 White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 28/04/1994 28/04/1994 1 adult unknown Richmond Richmond written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-005 Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 20/04/1994 20/04/1994 1 adult male UBC Endowment Lands Vancouver Karen Wiebe Karen Wiebe written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-006 Dickcissel Spiza americana Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 20/05/1994 20/05/1994 1 adult female Old Hedley Road, 11 km E of Princeton Princeton Kim Herzig Kim Herzig written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-007 Hermit x Townsend’s Warbler Setophaga townsendi.occidentalis Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 18/05/1994 27/05/1994 1 adult male Alberni Valley audio & written report not accepted; identification not established originally identified as a Hermit Warbler, but re-identified as a hybrid HEWA x TOWA British Columbia Birds 1995 5:12-14; British Columbia Field Ornithologist  1994 4(1):17
1994-008 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 03/07/1994 03/07/1994 1 adult male Commonage Road Vernon Phil Gehlen, Mary Collins Phil Gehlen written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1994 3:289-293
1994-009 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Passeriformes Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers) 20/06/1994 20/06/1994 1 adult unknown Tumbler Ridge road, about 8 km SW of Swan Lake Mark Phinney, Sandra Kinsey, Laird Law Mark Phinney written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-010 Snowy Egret Egretta thula Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 25/09/1994 25/09/1994 1 immature unknown Kalamalka Lake Vernon Phil Gehlen, Chris Siddle, Mary Collins Phil Gehlen, Chris Siddle written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-011 Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis Gruiformes Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots) 10/06/1994 10/06/1994 1 unknown unknown Ottertail Marshes 10 km S of Field, Yoho National Park Field Peter Sherrington, Wayne Smith, Cliff Wallis, Cleve Werschler, Ray Werschler Peter Sherrington written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; British Columbia Birds 1994 4:15-16
1994-012 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 27/05/1994 04/06/1994 1 adult male private yard Maple Ridge Amy Newman, Greg Vaughan, Jo Ann MacKenzie, Wayne Weber, m.obs. Amy Newman photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1994 3:289-293
1994-013 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Passeriformes Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers) 12/06/1994 12/06/1994 1 adult male private yard Bowen Island Sandra Sutherland Sandra Sutherland written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-014 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 06/08/1994 21/08/1994 1 adult male Boundary Bay, S end of 112th Steet Delta Alvaro Jaramillo, Richard Veit, et al. Alvaro Jaramillo written report accepted 01/12/1995 L. l. baueri subspecies; Birders Journal 1996 has initial date as  3/08/1994 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1996 5:184-193
1994-015 Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 13/08/1994 13/08/1994 1 unknown unknown Blackie Spit Surrey Jo Ann MacKenzie, et al. Jo Ann MacKenzie written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-016 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 04/09/1994 04/09/1994 1 adult male private yard Valemont Judy Warne Judy Warne written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-017 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 03/09/1994 04/09/1994 1 adult unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Rick Toochin, Tom Plath, Sharon Toochin, m.obs. Rick Toochin photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 prebasic moult British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Discovery 1995 24:3-15
1994-018 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 24/10/1994 05/11/1994 1 juvenile unknown private yard Ucluelet Derrick Marven, Keith Taylor, Pat Taylor Derrick Marven photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-019 Tropical Kingbird Tyrannus melancholicus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 10/11/1994 14/11/1994 1 unknown unknown Esquimalt Lagoon Victoria Derrick Marven, Keith Taylor, David Allinson, m.obs. Derrick Marven photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-020 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Cuculiformes Cuculidae (Cuckoos) 27/07/1994 27/07/1994 1 unknown unknown Kelowna Kelowna Verna Smythe N/A specimen accepted 01/12/1995 found dead, UBC Cowan Vertebrate Museum specimen #15169 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-021 Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 29/09/1994 30/09/1994 1 unknown unknown Triangle Island Rick Toochin, Mike Toochin Rick Toochin written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1995 4:106-109
1994-022 Snowy Egret Egretta thula Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 06/11/1994 07/11/1994 1 immature unknown Harrison River Bridge Harrison Mills John Dorsey, Mike Toochin, Rex Kenner, m.obs. John Dorsey, Mike Toochin, Rex Kenner written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-023 Emperor Goose Anser canagicus Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 04/12/1994 05/12/1994 1 adult unknown Centennial Park Delta Allen Poynter Allen Poynter photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 taken to rehab after powerline collision British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1994-024 Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella Passeriformes Prunellidae (Accentors) 05/03/1994 10/04/1994 2 unknown unknown private yard Tappen Doris Kime, Frank Kime, m.obs. Frank Kime photo, video & written report accepted 01/12/1995 published accounts insist there were 2 birds present (male and female?); first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 1994 4(2):8-9; British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; British Columbia Birds 1995 5:15-16; The Birds of British Columbia Vol 3 1997
1994-026 Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 20/09/1994 20/09/1994 1 unknown unknown west of Weah Point, Dixon Entrance, Haida Gwaii Peter Hamel, Charlie Bellis Peter Hamel written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1994-027 Rustic Bunting Emberiza rustica Passeriformes Emberizidae (Old World Buntings) 30/08/1994 30/08/1994 1 unknown unknown Skonun Point, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1994-028 Wood Sandpiper Tringa glareola Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 03/11/1994 09/11/1994 1 unknown unknown Delkatla Slough Wildlife Sanctuary Masset, Haida Gwaii Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne, Oakley Dyer, Betsy Williams Peter Hamel photo & written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18; Birders Journal 1994 3:257-260
1995-001 Falcated Duck Mareca falcata Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 20/01/1995 26/02/1995 1 adult male Tofino Inlet Tofino Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg, Mark Wynja, Guy Luneau, Aziza Cooper, Robert Ramsey Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg, Mark Wynja, Guy Luneau, Aziza Cooper, Robert Ramsey written report accepted 01/12/1995 formerly Falcated Teal; same bird as last year(?) British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 3:240-241
1995-002 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 27/05/1995 27/05/1995 1 adult male 1 km N of Nelway border crossing Nelway Douglas Cooper, Paul van Wijk Douglas Cooper written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1995-003 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 19/02/1995 05/03/1995 1 adult unknown Delta Delta Alvaro Jaramillo, Mark Wynja Alvaro Jaramillo, Mark Wynja written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-005 Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 05/06/1995 05/06/1995 1 adult male near Steamboat Creek, 60 km W of Fort Nelson Prue Spitman Prue Spitman written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; Birders Journal 1996 5:24-26
1995-006 Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 29/08/1995 29/08/1995 1 immature unknown Vernon Vernon Chris Siddle Chris Siddle written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-007 Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii Suliformes Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) 15/07/1995 15/07/1995 1 immature unknown Hecate Straits (sic) written report not accepted; identification not established not Hecate Straits as published in the report British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-008 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 04/09/1995 08/09/1995 1 immature unknown Martindale Flats Saanich Jo Ann MacKenzie, Barbara Begg, Derrick Marven, Bryan Gates, m.obs. Jo Ann MacKenzie, Barbara Begg, Derrick Marven, Bryan Gates written report accepted 01/12/1995 departure date in Birds of BC (Campbell, et al.) is given as 7/09/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22; The Birds of British Columbia Vol 3 1997
1995-008 White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 18/04/1995 22/04/1995 1 unknown unknown Pitt Meadows Pitt Meadows written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-009 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Passeriformes Laniidae (Shrikes) 06/09/1995 07/09/1995 1 unknown unknown Martindale Flats Saanich Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-010 Great Crested Flycatcher Myiarchus crinitus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 25/08/1995 26/08/1995 1 unknown unknown Prince George Prince George written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-011 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 13/05/1995 13/05/1995 1 adult unknown Highway 97A, 9 km N of Enderby Enderby Chris Siddle, Elsie Nykyfork Chris Siddle written report accepted 01/12/1995 light morph British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-012 Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 19/09/1995 19/09/1995 1 adult unknown Reifel Refuge Ladner written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-013 Costa’s Hummingbird Calypte costae Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 02/06/1995 02/06/1995 1 adult male private yard Port Coquitlam Larry Cowan, Karen Bidniak Larry Cowan photo & written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-015 Whooping Crane Grus americana Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 15/08/1995 15/08/1995 1 unknown unknown Quesnel River, near the Gravelle Ferry Lorraine Andrusiak, Shey Simpson, Brian Mitchell Lorraine Andrusiak, Shey Simpson, Brian Mitchell written report accepted 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-017 California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 18/05/1995 25/07/1995 1 unknown unknown private yard Vancouver Joan Anderson Joan Anderson written report accepted 01/12/1995 formerly Western Scrub-Jay British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1995-019 Vermilion Flycatcher Pyrocephalus rubinus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 30/05/1995 30/05/1995 1 unknown unknown Richmond Richmond written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1995 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-020 Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 04/12/1995 04/12/1995 1 unknown unknown Alouette River Maple Ridge written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1995 5:20-22
1995-022 Kittlitz’s Murrelet Brachyramphus brevirostris Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 08/11/1995 09/11/1995 1 unknown unknown Skidegat Inlet Masset, Haida Gwaii Peter Hamel, Charlotte Husband Peter Hamel photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1995-023 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 20/11/1995 20/11/1995 1 unknown unknown Graham Island, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-001 Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 06/05/1996 07/05/1996 1 adult male private yard Saanich Robert Wallis, Audrey Wallis, Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg Robert Wallis, Bryan Gates, Barbara Begg photo & written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18; British Columbia Birds 1996 6:7-8
1996-002 Sagebrush Sparrow Artemisiospiza nevadensis Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 02/03/1996 02/03/1996 1 adult unknown Grey Canal Road Vernon Chris Siddle Chris Siddle written report accepted formerly Sage Sparrow British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-003 Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus Procellariiformes Diomedeidae (Albatrosses) 23/02/1996 23/02/1996 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 38 nmi (70 km) W of Amphitrite Point John Anderson John Anderson written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18 48.683 -126.683
1996-004 Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 26/05/1996 26/05/1996 1 unknown unknown Georgia Strait, between Active Pass and Tsawwassen Jo Ann MacKenzie Jo Ann MacKenzie written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-005 Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 15/06/1996 18/06/1996 1 adult male Robert’s Bank Delta Barbara Begg, Allen Poynter, Helen Poynter, m.obs. Barbara Begg written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-006 Whooper Swan Cygnus cygnus Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 25/07/1996 27/07/1996 1 unknown unknown Seal Bay Comox written report not accepted; origin uncertain 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-007A Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 13/06/1996 13/06/1996 1 adult unknown Eaglet Lake Eaglet Lake Mark Phinney, Stan Phippen Mark Phinney written report accepted 01/12/1999 light morph British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-007B Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 12/09/1996 12/09/1996 1 unknown unknown south of Eaglet Lake Eaglet Lake Mark Phinney Mark Phinney written report accepted dark morph British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-008 Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Piciformes Woodpeckers (Woodpeckers) 15/06/1996 16/06/1996 1 unknown unknown private yard Maple Ridge Daniel Bastaja, Glen Carelse, Helen Carelse, Richard Kenzie, Amy Newman Daniel Bastaja photo & written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18; Birders Journal 1996 5:205-206
1996-009 Northern Parula Setophaga americana Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 09/11/1996 14/11/1996 1 immature male private yard Port Alberni Sandy McRuer, Derrick Marven, et al. Sandy McRuer, Derrick Marven written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-010 Common Eider Somateria mollissima Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 15/11/1996 06/04/1998 1 sub-adult; adult male English Bay; Georgia Strait Vancouver Derrick Marven, Michael Price, m.obs. Derrick Marven photo & written report accepted 01/12/1999 progressed from immature to adult plumage British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18; British Columbia Birds 1997 7:13-14; Birders Journal 1997 6:137-141 and 6:55-67
1996-011 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 21/01/1996 21/01/1996 1 unknown unknown Delta Delta Steve Mlodinow Steve Mlodinow written report accepted 01/12/1999 not Mlodoniw as given in Davidson 1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-012 Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 17/05/1996 17/05/1996 1 unknown unknown Blackwater Valley Donald written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-013 Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 02/05/1996 02/05/1996 1 adult male Sandspit Sandspit, Haida Gwaii Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne Peter Hamel written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-014 Common Eider Somateria mollissima Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 13/05/1996 13/05/1996 1 unknown female Skidegate Skidegate, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-015 Eyebrowed Thrush Turdus obscurus Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 05/11/1996 05/11/1996 1 unknown unknown Mayer Lake, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-017 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 04/11/1996 05/11/1996 1 unknown unknown Sandspit, Haida Gwaii Sandspit written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-018 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 07/05/1996 07/05/1996 1 adult unknown Sandspit Sandspit Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne Peter Hamel written report accepted probable female British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-019 Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus Procellariiformes Diomedeidae (Albatrosses) 22/10/1996 22/10/1996 1 immature unknown Pacific Ocean, off north coast of Haida Gwaii Tracee Geernaert, Russel Cameron Tracee Geernaert photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1996-020 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 10/12/1996 10/12/1996 1 adult male private yard Masset Peter Hamel, Oakley Dyer, Margo Hearne, Betsy Williams Peter Hamel written report accepted 01/12/1999 departure date unknown; wintering bird? British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-002 Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 10/07/1997 10/07/1997 1 unknown unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Michael Price Michael Price photo & written report accepted 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-003 Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile Suliformes Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) 07/05/1995 07/05/1995 1 unknown unknown Masset Masset, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-004 Yellow Rail Coturnicops noveboracensis Gruiformes Rallidae (Rails, Gallinules, and Coots) 03/06/1997 13/07/1997 1 unknown unknown “typical wet grass habitat” Chetwynd Chetwynd Michael Setterington Michael Setterington written report accepted 01/12/1999 not “3/06/1977” as stated in BC Birds 1999; up to three birds present British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-005 Blue Rock-Thrush Monticola solitarius Passeriformes Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers) 06/06/1997 06/06/1997 1 unknown unknown Gold Pan Provincial Park Spences Bridge Ian McDonald Ian McDonald photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18; Birders Journal 1997 6:162-163
1997-006 Long-toed Stint Calidris subminuta Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 01/07/1997 01/07/1997 1 unknown unknown Sandspit Sandspit, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-007 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 01/08/1997 01/08/1997 1 unknown unknown Rose Spit, Haida Gwaii written report not accepted; identification not established 01/12/1999 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-008 Xantus’s Hummingbird Hylocharis xantusii Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 16/11/1997 21/09/1998 1 adult male private yard Gibsons Louise Levy, Gerrie and Lloyd Patterson, m.obs. Brian Gates, Barbara Begg audio, photos, video, written report accepted two rounds; subsequent re-examination; first confirmed BC record Birders Journal 1998 6(3):293-297; Discovery 1998 27(3)101-103 11
1997-009 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 01/12/1997 01/12/1997 1 adult unknown private yard Tofino Bryan Gates, Marie O’Shaughnessy, Adrian Dorst Bryan Gates, photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
1997-010 Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 19/11/1997 11/01/1998 1 adult male private yard Terrace Cheryl Thomas, Garnett Thomas, D.V. George D.V. George photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 1999 9:15-18
2013-001 Eastern Bluebird Sialia sialis Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 28/05/2009 28/05/2009 1 adult male private yard Fort Nelson Penny Hall Penny Hall photo accepted 01/12/1999 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-002 Common Crane Grus grus Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 03/07/2011 09/09/2011 1 adult unknown Haida Gwaii Masset Margo Hearne Margo Hearne photo accepted 01/12/1999 also 23 Aug, 7 Sept 2011; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-003 Cave Swallow Petrochelidon fulva Passeriformes Hirundinidae (Swallows) 11/11/2012 15/11/2012 1 immature unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Jamie Fenneman, Jeremiah Kennedy, Paul Levesque, m.obs. Peter Candido photo accepted 04/12/2013 date of departure given as 19/11/2012 in Western Birds 2015; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35; Western Birds 2015 46:264-266 1
2013-004 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 23/11/2011 10/01/2012 1 unknown female private yard Parksville Guy Monty, et al. Guy Monty photo accepted 04/12/2013 British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-005 Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapilla Passeriformes Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis) 27/09/2008 27/09/2008 1 immature male Vaseux Lake Banding Station Okanagan Falls Doug Brown, Dick Cannings Dick Cannings photo accepted 04/12/2013 banding station capture; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-006 Citrine Wagtail Motacilla citreola Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 14/11/2012 25/03/2013 1 immature female Comox fields, Vancouver Island Comox David Routledge, Adele Routledge, Jukka Jantunen, m.obs. anonymous photo accepted 04/12/2013 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-007 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus Passeriformes Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers) 13/01/2013 26/03/2013 1 unknown unknown Queens Park New Westminster Colin McKenzie, m.obs. anonymous photo accepted 04/12/2013 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35; British Columbia Birds 2016 26:4-7 1
2013-008 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Suliformes Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) 20/10/2008 20/10/2008 1 sub-adult female 32 kilometres W of the southern end of Dundas Island Gary Krause Ken Morgan photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 British Columbia Birds 2009 19:13-19; British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1 54.45 -131.47
2013-009 Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 17/09/2009 17/09/2009 1 adult unknown Rocky Point Bird Observatory Metchosin Ian Cruickshank, Ronald Melcer Jr. Ian Cruickshank, Ronald Melcer Jr. written report accepted 01/01/2014 Provisional List British Columbia Birds 2010 20:41-43; British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-010 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 13/09/2010 13/09/2010 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 52 kilometres WSW of Tofino Norman Ratcliffe, Christophe Barbraud Christophe Barbraud photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 seen by others on subsequent visits; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2010 20:44-45; British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-011 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 07/05/2009 07/05/2009 1 immature male Blue River Blue River Michelle Humphrey Michelle Humphrey photo deferred 01/01/2014 low resolution photo British Columbia Birds 2014 24:32-35 1
2013-012 Pinyon Jay Gymnorhinus cyanocephalus Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 11/02/2005 05/04/2005 1 immature unknown private yard Lister Kim Asquith, Malcolm Dennington, et al. Kim Asquith, Malcolm photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 first confirmed BC record Wildlife Afield 2005 2(1):16-17; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-013 Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies) 05/06/2005 05/06/2005 1 hatch year male Pacific Ocean, about 80 km (43 nmi) west of Tofino Mike Yip Mike Yip photo accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48; http://www.vancouverislandbirds.com/Journal191.html 2
2013-014 Sedge Wren Cistothorus platensis Passeriformes Troglodytidae (Wrens) 29/10/2005 30/10/2005 1 unknown unknown UBC Museum of Anthropology Vancouver Peter Candido, and about 19 others Peter Candido photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2006 14:21-24; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-015 Dovekie Alle alle Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 21/08/2013 21/08/2013 1 adult unknown Sharp Bay, Campania Island Luke Halpin, Megan Willie Luke Halpin, Megan Willie photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 first confirmed BC record Northwestern Naturalist 2014 95(1):56-60; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-016 Oriental Greenfinch Chloris sinica Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 27/05/2009 27/05/2009 1 unknown unknown private yard Francois Lake photo not accepted; origin uncertain 01/01/2014 subspecies unknown, possible hatch year male British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48; efauna Rick Toochin First record of Oriental Greenfinch (Chloris sinica) for British Columbia and Canada 2
2013-017 Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Falconiformes Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras) 04/05/1998 03/06/1998 1 adult unknown log sort yard Drury Inlet Richard Chellow, Cathey Strom, Bob Gorsline, et al. Tom Plath photo accepted 01/01/2014 first confirmed BC record Birders Journal 1998 7(4):215-216; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-018 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 08/08/2004 08/08/2004 1 unknown unknown Strait of Juan de Fuca near Race Rocks Sooke Jukka Jantunen, et al. Jukka Jantunen photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record Wildlife Afield 2006 3(1):5-11 June 2006; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-019 Yellow-green Vireo Vireo flavoviridis Passeriformes Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis) 18/09/2013 18/09/2013 1 unknown unknown Stanley Park Vancouver Gary Thorburn Gary Thorburn photo accepted 01/01/2014 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-020 Whooping Crane Grus americana Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 30/06/2003 28/08/2003 2 sub-adult unknown multiple locations, upper Fraser River, Prince George to McBride Prince George Terry Bopp, Tim Antill, Rick Zammuto, Doug Trask anonymous photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 multiple sightings and locations; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2008 18:27-29; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2013-021 Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 18/11/2008 01/12/2008 1 adult unknown Courtenay/Comox Comox Jukka Jantunen, Mike Yip, et al. anonymous photo accepted 01/01/2014 British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 2
2014-001 Blue-footed Booby Sula nebouxii Suliformes Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) 24/09/2013 24/09/2013 1 sub-adult unknown Johnstone Strait off Telegraph Cove, Vancouver Island Telegraph Cove Roy Atkins, Julian Sykes, et al. Roy Atkins photo & written report accepted 01/01/2014 multiple observers on whale watching trip; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:13-16 3
2014-002 Ashy Storm-Petrel Oceanodroma homochroa Procellariiformes Hydrobatidae (Storm-Petrels) 06/07/2008 06/07/2008 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 93 nmi (172 kilometres) W of Tatoosh Island, WA written report not accepted; identification not established experienced observers on a NOAA cruise British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-003 Cook’s Petrel Pterodroma cookii Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 04/12/2007 04/12/2007 1 unknown unknown private yard Lillooet Christine Colbourne, Ian Routley, Ken Wright, et al. Ian Routley photo, written report & specimen accepted 01/07/2014 Cowan Vertebrate Museum, UBC (ID #  UBCBBM CTC B016000); first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-004 Gray Wagtail Motacilla cinerea Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 26/10/2004 26/10/2004 1 immature unknown Carmanah Point lightstation Jerry Etzkorn, Janet Etzkorn Jerry Etzkorn photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record Wildlife Afield 2004 1(2):64-65; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-005 Pine Warbler Setophaga pinus Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 29/11/2005 02/12/2005 1 immature unknown private yard Lillooet Ian Routley Ian Routley video accepted 01/07/2014 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-006 Fieldfare Turdus pilaris Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 28/12/2003 28/12/2003 1 unknown unknown light industrial park Port Coquitlam Larry Cowan Larry Cowan photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-007 Redwing Turdus iliacus Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 16/12/2013 16/12/2013 1 unknown unknown private yard Victoria Ken Orich Ken Orich photo & written report accepted 01/07/2014 Also 19/12/2015 to 14/04/2016 and 11/02/2017 to 10/04/2017. First confirmed BC record. British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 3
2014-008 Demoiselle Crane Anthropoides virgo Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 02/05/2002 02/05/2002 1 adult unknown Smithers Smithers photo not accepted; origin uncertain 01/07/2014 2002 Birders Journal Cross Canada Round-up; British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-009 Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 16/09/2013 16/09/2013 1 unknown unknown Schooner Cove, Long Beach National Park Tofino written report not accepted; identification not established 01/07/2014 British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-010 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 24/06/2000 24/06/2000 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 28 nmi (52 kilometres) SW of Pachena Point, Vancouver Island Richard Rowlett, G. Scott Mills, Barbara Blackie G. Scott Mills written report accepted first provincial sighting British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-011 unidentified whip-poor-will Antrostomus vociferus.arizonae Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies) 05/11/2001 05/11/2001 1 unknown female Amphitrite Point Ucluelet Bill McIntyre Bill McIntyre specimen accepted Mexican/Eastern Whip-poor-will; photos of salvaged wing and tail; whereabouts unknown British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-012 Oriental Turtle-Dove Streptopelia orientalis Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 26/09/2013 02/10/2013 1 unknown unknown Stubbs Island Tofino Adrian Dorst, Artie Ahier Adrian Dorst photo & written report accepted 01/10/2014 British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-013 Least Auklet Aethia pusilla Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 06/06/2013 06/06/2013 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 97 kilometres NW of Cape Scott, Vancouver Island Paul Lehman, Larry Peavler Paul Lehman written report accepted Provisional List British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4 51.289 -129.734
2014-014 Hawaiian Petrel Pterodroma sandwichensis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 25/05/2014 25/05/2014 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 242 kilometres SW of Tofino, Vancouver Island Paul Lehman, Bruce Rideout Paul Lehman written report accepted 01/10/2014 Provisional List British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4 47.503 -128.099
2014-015 Hawaiian/Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia.sandwichensis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 11/07/2013 11/07/2013 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 220 kilometres SW of Brooks Peninsula, Vancouver Island Paul Lehman Paul Lehman written report accepted 01/10/2014 Provisional List; likely Hawaiian Petrel British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4 49.002 -130.506
2014-016 Murphy’s Petrel Pterodroma ultima Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 25/05/2014 25/05/2014 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 258 kilometres SW of Tofino, Vancouver Island Paul Lehman, Bruce Rideout Paul Lehman photo & written report accepted 01/10/2014 British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4 47.227 -127.971
2014-017 Red-shouldered Hawk Buteo lineatus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 17/06/1999 17/06/1999 1 adult unknown a few kilometres S of Lytton Lytton written report not accepted; identification not established 01/10/2014 British Columbia Birds 2015 25:40-48 4
2014-018 Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum Passeriformes Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers) 17/10/2013 17/10/2013 1 unknown unknown Lovekin Rock parking lot, Long Beach National Park Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted 01/10/2014 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-019 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 11/10/2013 12/10/2013 1 immature unknown Stubbs Island Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-020 Emperor Goose Anser canagicus Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 19/10/2009 25/10/2009 1 immature unknown West Steveston Dyke Richmond Hank Tseng, Peter Candido, et al. Peter Candido photo & written report accepted 01/01/2015 at Steveson Dyke 19-21 October, relocated at Reifel Refuge 25 October by Marc Sole (photos) British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-021 Yellow-throated Warbler Setophaga dominica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 26/05/2012 26/05/2012 1 adult male private yard Revelstoke Harry van Oort Harry van Oort photo accepted 01/01/2015 white-lored type British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-022 Crested Auklet Aethia cristatella Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 30/07/2013 01/08/2013 1 adult unknown Cleland Island Tofino Orin Lawson Orin Lawson photo accepted 01/01/2015 basic type British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-023 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 06/06/2010 11/06/2010 1 adult male Jensen’s Bay Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted 01/01/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-024 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 06/07/2010 06/07/2010 1 adult female Long Beach Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted 01/01/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-025 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 05/08/2013 05/08/2013 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 112 kilometres NW of Cape Scott, Vancouver Island Jeff Gilligan, Paul Lehman, Owen Schmidt, et al. Paul Lehman photo & written report accepted 01/01/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5 51.366 -129.766
2014-026 Hawaiian/Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia.sandwichensis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 08/07/2014 08/07/2014 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 320 kilometres SW of Estevan Point, Vancouver Island Paul Lehman, Martin Meyers, et al. Paul Lehman written report accepted 01/01/2015 Provisional List; likely Hawaiian Petrel British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-027 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 28/04/2014 28/04/2014 1 first cycle unknown Kuskanax Creek Nakusp Gary Davidson Gary Davidson photo & written report accepted 01/01/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5
2014-028 Scripps’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 31/07/2013 31/07/2013 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 200 kilometres WSW of Brooks Peninsula, Vancouver Island written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 5 50.024 -131.035
2015-001 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 12/06/2014 12/06/2014 1 adult male Gospel Rock Gibsons John Hodges, Marcia Mason, Rand Rudland, Arnold Skei, Kai Bosch John Hodges photo & written report accepted 01/01/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-002 White-eyed Vireo Vireo griseus Passeriformes Vireonidae (Vireos, Shrike-Babblers, and Erpornis) 01/12/2014 06/12/2014 1 adult unknown Redfish Campground, Kokanee Provincial Park Nelson Paul Prappas, Carolee Colter, Gary Davidson, Michael Bentley, et al. Paul Prappas, Gary Davidson photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-003 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 01/07/2001 01/09/2001 1 unknown unknown private yard Richmond Janice Moat, Alan Moat Alan Moat photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 date approximate, could be 2002 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-004 Costa’s Hummingbird Calypte costae Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 08/07/2012 20/09/2012 1 adult male private yard Gibsons Barry Janyk, et al. Barry Janyk photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 also 30/04/2013, returned 12/05/2013 to 10/09/2013; returned 1/05/2014 to 15/05/2014 (departure date approximate) British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-005 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 01/12/2012 05/02/2013 1 immature male? private yard Gibsons Peter Feichner, John Hodges, Kai Bosch, Penny Hall, Rand Rudland, et al. Marcia Mason photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 arrival date approximate British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-006 Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies) 28/05/2011 28/05/2011 1 unknown male Whiffen Spit Regional Park Sooke Jeremy Gatten Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-007 Northern Parula Setophaga americana Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 05/06/2009 05/06/2009 1 adult male Edgewood Edgewood Jeremy Gatten Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-008 Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus Passeriformes Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings) 07/06/2009 07/06/2009 1 adult male Edgewood Edgewood Jeremy Gatten Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-009 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 20/09/2014 20/09/2014 1 unknown unknown private yard Shirley Cathy Carlson Cathy Carlson photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-010 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 01/05/2011 04/05/2011 1 adult male private yard Shirley Cathy Carlson, Jeremy Gatten, Jeremy Kimm, Keith Taylor, et al. Cathy Carlson photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-011 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 26/04/2014 26/04/2014 1 adult male private yard Shirley Ian Cruickshank, Cathy Carlson, Daniel Donnecke, Ted Carlson, Pierre Geoffray Cathy Carlson photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 6
2015-012 Ash-throated Flycatcher Myiarchus cinerascens Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 28/08/2008 28/08/2008 1 hatch year unknown Mugaha Marsh Banding Station Mackenzie Ken Burton, James Bradley, et al. Vi Lambie photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 banding station capture; band # 1931-27315 Wildlife Afield 2009 6(2):123-138; British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-013 Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 01/11/2014 04/11/2014 1 hatch year(?) female? Beacon Hill Park Victoria Ian Cruickshank, et al. Ian Cruickshank photo & written report accepted 01/02/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-014 Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus Passeriformes Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings) 24/10/2013 25/10/2013 1 unknown unknown Cattle Point Oak Bay Aziza Cooper, et al. Ian Cruickshank photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-015 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 18/12/2010 26/03/2011 1 second cycle unknown Esquimalt Lagoon Esquimalt Val George, m.obs. Ian Cruickshank photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-016 Dickcissel Spiza americana Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 02/10/2013 02/10/2013 1 unknown female(?) Swanwick Road Metchosin Ian Cruickshank Ian Cruickshank audio, photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-017 Lesser Sand-Plover Charadrius mongolus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 12/07/2007 17/07/2007 1 adult male Boundary Bay Delta Carlo Giovanella, m.obs. Ilya Povalyaev photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-018 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 09/05/2010 11/05/2010 1 adult male Martindale Flats Saanich Michael Bentley, et al. Ian Cruickshank photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-019 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 08/10/2013 08/10/2013 1 unknown unknown Rocky Point Bird Observatory Metchosin Ian Cruickshank Ian Cruickshank audio & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-020 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 25/09/2013 25/09/2013 1 unknown unknown Rocky Point Bird Observatory Metchosin written report not accepted; identification not established 01/03/2015 heard only, poor views British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-021 Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 18/12/2014 18/12/2014 1 unknown unknown Wickanninish Beach Tofino Robin Kite Robin Kite written report accepted 01/03/2015 banded bird British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 7
2015-022 Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Piciformes Woodpeckers (Woodpeckers) 08/11/2014 26/11/2014 1 adult male Cedar Hills Golf Course Victoria Klaus Emmaneel, m.obs. Klaus Emmaneel photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-023 Bristle-thighed Curlew Numenius tahitiensis Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 24/06/2010 27/06/2010 1 adult unknown Long Beach Tofino Daryl Johnson Daryl Johnson photo & written report accepted 01/03/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-024 Prairie Warbler Setophaga discolor Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 28/09/2009 03/10/2009 1 unknown unknown Tofino Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted 01/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-025 Scripps’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 01/10/2006 01/10/2006 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean 2 km west of Tofino Tofino Adrian Dorst Adrian Dorst photo accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-026 Snowy Egret Egretta thula Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 19/05/2011 23/05/2011 1 adult unknown Jensen’s Bay, Tofino Tofino Ralph Crombie Adrian Dorst photo accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-027 Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 01/09/2006 10/09/2006 1 adult unknown Separation Lake, Highway 5A Kamloops Chris Charlesworth, et al. Chris Charlesworth photo & written report accepted 07/07/2015 light morph British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-028 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 05/09/2013 05/09/2013 1 unknown unknown Hecate Strait Jared Towers Jared Towers photo & written report accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8 52.605 -130.572
2015-029 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 11/03/2015 11/03/2015 1 first cycle unknown Kelowna Landfill Kelowna Chris Charlesworth, Ryan Tomlinson Chris Charlesworth photo & written report accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-030 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 04/03/2000 04/03/2000 1 fourth cycle unknown Maude Roxby Bird Sanctuary Kelowna Chris Charlesworth, Laurie Rockwell, Bill Cutfield Chris Charlesworth written report accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-031 Little Stint Calidris minuta Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 03/09/2014 09/09/2014 1 juvenile unknown Sidney Sidney James Bradley, m.obs. James Bradley photo & written report accepted 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 8
2015-032 Baikal Teal Sibirionetta formosa Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 08/01/2013 10/01/2013 1 adult male Deltaport Causeway Delta written report not accepted; identification not established 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-033 Black-vented Shearwater Puffinus opisthomelas Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 23/08/2014 23/08/2014 1 unknown unknown Queen Charlotte Sound, Inside Passage (sic) written report not accepted; identification not established 07/07/2015 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9 51.317 -128.787
2015-034 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 05/07/2001 05/07/2001 1 adult male Triangle Island, Scott Islands Chris Chutter Chris Chutter written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-035 Hooded Oriole Icterus cucullatus Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 05/05/2015 06/05/2015 1 sub-adult male private yard Chilliwack anonymous anonymous photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-036 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 11/10/2009 11/10/2009 1 unknown unknown Cecil Green Park, UBC Vancouver Peter Candido, et al. Peter Candido photo & written report accepted 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-037 Lesser Nighthawk Chordeiles acutipennis Caprimulgiformes Caprimulgidae (Nightjars and Allies) 30/06/2006 30/06/2006 1 adult male Iona Island Richmond Ilya Povalyaev, Peter Candido Peter Candido photo, written report & specimen accepted 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-038 alcid sp. Alcidae sp Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 01/07/2004 01/07/2004 1 unknown unknown near Tofino Tofino photo not accepted; identification not established 01/01/2016 date approximate “summer 2004”. British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-039 Northern Red Bishop Euplectes franciscanus Passeriformes Ploceidae (Weavers and Allies) 31/07/2013 01/11/2013 1 adult male private yard Nanoose Bay photo & written report not accepted; origin uncertain 01/01/2016 feral “Red Bishop” type; dates approximate British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-040 White Wagtail Motacilla alba Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 04/11/2014 06/11/2014 1 immature unknown fields at 33A Ave and 34th Street Delta Mark Wynja, et al. Mark Wynja photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-041 Whooping Crane Grus americana Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 14/06/2015 14/06/2015 1 adult unknown Shorts Creek Rim Trail west of Okanagan Lake Fintry written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-042 Whooping Crane Grus americana Gruiformes Gruidae (Cranes) 23/07/2015 23/07/2015 1 adult unknown Scout Island Nature Centre Williams Lake written report not accepted; identification not established 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 9
2015-043 Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Falconiformes Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras) 30/06/2011 30/06/2011 1 adult unknown Revelstoke Airport Revelstoke Russell Cannings Russell Cannings written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 10
2015-044 White-tailed Kite Elanus leucurus Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 14/08/2015 14/08/2015 1 adult unknown North Vancouver North Vancouver written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 10
2015-045 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 30/06/2015 30/06/2015 1 first cycle unknown Venn Passage, west of Prince Rupert Metlakatla Ilya Povalyaev, Yousif Attia Ilya Povalyaev photo & written report accepted 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 10
2015-046 Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 10/11/2007 13/11/2007 1 adult unknown Matsqui Flats, Page Road Abbotsford Chris Kinman, m.obs. Ilya Povalyaev photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 10
2015-047 White-rumped Sandpiper Calidris fuscicollis Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 02/07/2006 02/07/2006 1 adult unknown Boundary Bay Delta Ilya Povalyaev, et al. Ilya Povalyaev photo & written report accepted 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2016 26:41-50 10
2015-048 Common House-Martin Delichon urbicum Passeriformes Hirundinidae (Swallows) 27/04/2015 27/04/2015 1 adult unknown Masset, Haida Gwaii Masset written report not accepted; identification not established 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 10
2015-049 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 24/04/2015 24/04/2015 1 unknown unknown Delkatla Slough Wildlife Sanctuary, Haida Gwaii Masset Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne Peter Hamel photo & written report accepted 01/01/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 10
2015-050 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 07/04/2015 07/04/2015 1 unknown unknown Sandspit, Haida Gwaii Sandspit photo & written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 10
2015-051 Least Auklet Aethia pusilla Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 04/05/2015 04/05/2015 1 unknown unknown Skidegate Inlet, Haida Gwaii Masset Peter Hamel, Margo Hearne Peter Hamel written report accepted 01/02/2016 Provisional List British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 10
2015-052 Gray Heron Ardea cinerea Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 05/05/2015 05/05/2015 1 unknown unknown Sandspit, Haida Gwaii Sandspit photo & written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 10
2016-001 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 27/08/2008 29/08/2008 1 hatch year male private yard Black Creek Martin Dollenkamp, Carl Sexsmith, Mike Yip, et al. Martin Dollenkamp photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 11
2016-002 Mexican Violetear Colibri thalassinus Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 04/09/2014 04/09/2014 1 adult male private yard Port Alberni Carl and Beverly Sexsmith, Martin Dollenkamp Martin Dollenkamp photo & written report accepted formerly Green Violetear; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 11
2016-003 Rivoli’s Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 28/04/2014 30/04/2014 1 adult male coffee shop feeder Queen Charlotte City photo & written report not accepted; identification not established 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 15/07/2015 11
2016-004 Rivoli’s Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 04/07/2015 04/07/2015 1 adult male private yard Bridge Lake Yvonne and Daryl Llewellyn Yvonne Llewellyn photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 formerly Magnificent Hummingbird; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 11
2016-005 Rivoli’s Hummingbird Eugenes fulgens Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 10/07/2015 11/07/2015 1 adult male private yard Lillooet Annessa Terry, Kyle Adolph Annessa Terry photo & written report accepted perhaps same bird as BCBRC #2016-04? British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 11
2016-006 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 14/06/2015 15/06/2015 2 adult male, female private yard, Taylor Flats Taylor Peter Candido Peter Candido photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 11
2016-007 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Suliformes Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) 11/10/2015 11/10/2015 1 immature unknown Strait of Juan de Fuca, off Beechy Head, Vancouver Island Esquimalt Cathy Carlson Cathy Carlson photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-008 Brown Booby Sula leucogaster Suliformes Sulidae (Boobies and Gannets) 28/08/2015 30/08/2015 1 adult female Knight Inlet, central BC coast Derek Kyostia, and 13 additional passengers Derek Kyostia photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12 50.6659 -126.1115
2016-009 McKay’s Bunting Plectrophenax hyperboreus Passeriformes Calcariidae (Longspurs and Snow Buntings) 24/11/2015 24/11/2015 1 unknown female Roberts Creek Jetty Roberts Creek photos, written report not accepted; identification not established 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-010 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 17/09/2015 17/09/2015 1 immature unknown Twin Rivers Park Castlegar Craig Sandvig Craig Sandvig photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-011 Oriental Greenfinch Chloris sinica Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 09/11/2015 09/11/2015 1 adult unknown Victoria Golf Course Victoria Geoffrey Newell Geoffrey Newell photo & written report accepted Believed to be C. s. kawarahiba; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-012 White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills) 13/05/2015 19/05/2015 12 adult unknown Separation Lake, hwy 5A Merritt Chris Chutter Chris Cutter photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 multiple number of birds seen by many observers over the summer British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-013 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 05/11/2015 05/11/2015 1 adult unknown Qualicum Beach viewing station Qualicum Beach photo & written report not accepted; identification not established 09/01/2017 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-014 Siberian Accentor Prunella montanella Passeriformes Prunellidae (Accentors) 03/01/2016 20/01/2016 1 unknown unknown private yard Surrey George Clulow, Mandy Lu, m.obs. George Clulow photo & written report accepted 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 12
2016-015 Little Blue Heron Egretta caerulea Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 18/01/2000 18/01/2000 1 unknown unknown Wickanninish Inn, Long Beach National Park Preserve Tofino written report not accepted; identification not established British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-016 Scarlet Tanager Piranga olivacea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 21/11/1998 22/11/1998 1 immature unknown private yard Grand Forks written report not accepted; identification not established 01/02/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-017 Little Stint Calidris minuta Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 08/10/1999 08/10/1999 1 immature unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Rick Toochin, Craig Roberts, et al. Craig Roberts written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-018 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 03/12/1998 28/12/1998 1 adult male private yard Prince George Mark Phinney, et al. Mark Phinney photo & written report accepted British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-019 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 11/05/1999 16/05/1999 1 adult male private yard Princeton Tom Henderson, Linda Henderson, Kim Herzig, Jerry Herzig Jerry Herzig photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 Birds of British Columbia, Vol 4 pg 617; British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-020 Red-faced Cormorant Phalacrocorax urile Suliformes Phalacrocoracidae (Cormorants and Shags) 20/06/1999 20/06/1999 1 adult unknown W end of Dixon Entrance, about 17 nmi (31 kilometres) NW of Langara Island, Haida Gwaii Michael Force, Gary Kaiser Michael Force written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52; Birder’s Journal 2001 10:249-252 13 54.492 -133.288
2016-021 Manx Shearwater Puffinus puffinus Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 06/06/1998 06/06/1998 1 unknown unknown Laskeek Bank, Hecate Strait, about 24 nmi (44 kilometres) E of Lyell Island, Haida Gwaii Michael Force, Gary Kaiser Michael Force written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52; Wildlife Afield 2006 3:5-11 13 52.695 -130.714
2016-022 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 02/08/1998 03/08/1998 1 adult male Lochside Trail, Martindale Road Saanich Barbara Begg, et al. Barbara Begg written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-023 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 19/08/1998 19/08/1998 3 adult female Puntchesakut Lake Quesnel Gary Davidson, Marie Davidson Gary Davidson written report accepted 01/10/2016 adult female feeding 2 fledglings British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-024 Scissor-tailed Flycatcher Tyrannus forficatus Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 19/07/1998 20/07/1998 1 immature unknown Giscome Giscome Cathy Antoniazzi, et al. Cathy Antoniazzi photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-025 Yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Cuculiformes Cuculidae (Cuckoos) 19/07/1999 22/07/1999 1 unknown unknown Duck Lake, south dyke Creston Ed McMackin, Helen Erickson, et al. Irene Murphy photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-026 White-cheeked Starling Spodiopsar cineraceus Passeriformes Sturnidae (Starlings) 27/04/2016 29/04/2016 1 adult unknown Long Beach Golf Course Tofino photo & written report not accepted; origin uncertain 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-027 Blue Grosbeak Passerina caerulea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 25/08/2015 25/08/2015 1 unknown female Rocky Point Bird Observatory Metchosin Ann Nightingale Ann Nightingale photo, video & written report accepted 01/10/2016 first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-028 Lucy’s Warbler Oreothlypis luciae Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 05/05/2016 05/05/2016 1 adult male Welsh Road Orchard, College Trails Castlegar Craig Sandvig Craig Sandvig photo, video & written report accepted first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-029 Orchard Oriole Icterus spurius Passeriformes Icteridae (Troupials and Allies) 28/09/2015 30/09/2015 1 adult female Scarlett Point Lighthouse, Balaklava Island Ivan Dubinsky, Ann Nightingale Ivan Dubinsky photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-030 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Passeriformes Laniidae (Shrikes) 05/04/2016 05/04/2016 1 adult unknown SW Campground area, Duck Lake Creston Marc-André Beaucher, Craig Sandvig Craig Sandvig photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-031 Cattle Egret Bubulcus ibis Pelecaniformes Ardeidae (Herons, Egrets, and Bitterns) 19/10/2015 19/10/2015 1 unknown unknown Speers Road Creston Marcia Long, Linda Van Damme, Craig Sandvig, Marc-André Beaucher, Gary Davidson, Paul Prappas, Terry O’Gorman Craig Sandvig photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-032 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 06/11/2015 18/11/2015 1 fourth cycle unknown Kootenay River, College Trails Castlegar Craig Sandvig Craig Sandvig photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 13
2016-033 Crested Caracara Caracara cheriway Falconiformes Falconidae (Falcons and Caracaras) 20/07/2015 20/07/2015 1 unknown unknown private yard Nanaimo Graham Ford Graham Ford photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14
2016-034 Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 30/10/2015 30/10/2015 1 unknown unknown mouth of Furry Creek Oliver’s Landing Ken Wright Ken Wright photo & written report accepted 01/10/2016 some details included in ebird submission; first confirmed BC record British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14
2016-035 Great Shearwater Ardenna gravis Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 13/08/2016 13/08/2016 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 15 kilometres SSE of Triangle Island Jared Towers Jared Towers written report accepted 09/01/2017 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14 50.718 -129.012
2016-036 Lucy’s Warbler Oreothlypis luciae Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 25/09/2016 25/09/2016 1 unknown unknown along Brandt’s Creek, Sunset Drive Park Kelowna Michelle Lamberson; m.obs. Michelle Lamberson photo & written report accepted 09/01/2017 relocated 12-19 November 2016 at the same location British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14
2016-037 Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus Procellariiformes Diomedeidae (Albatrosses) 07/06/2016 07/06/2016 1 adult unknown Pacific Ocean, about 12 nmi (22 kilometres) SSW of Beresford Island Joseph Morlan Joseph Morlan written report accepted 09/01/2017 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14 50.582614 -128.858638
2016-038 Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Accipitriformes Accipitridae (Hawks, Eagles, and Kites) 26/11/2016 26/11/2016 1 immature unknown Kootenay River Road Creston Carolee Colter, Paul Prappas, Terry O’Gorman Paul Prappas photo & written report accepted 09/01/2017 light morph British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14
2016-039 Costa’s Hummingbird Calypte costae Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 03/05/2015 03/05/2015 1 adult male private yard Burnaby Pat Stephens Pat Stephens photo & written report accepted 09/01/2017 British Columbia Birds 2017 27:42-52 04/12/2016 14
2017-001 Bar-tailed Godwit Limosa lapponica Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 24/07/2015 03/08/2015 1 unknown female Boundary Bay, near 96th Street Delta Rob Lyske, Mike Toochin, et al. Rob Lyske photo & written report accepted 09/01/2017 15
2017-002 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 07/08/2016 09/08/2016 1 adult unknown Sandy Hook, Sunshine Coast Sechelt Cathy McLellan, John Hodges, Tony Greenfield, Daniele Mitchell, et al. John Hodges photo & written report accepted 09/01/2017 15
2017-003 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 05/07/2016 05/07/2016 1 adult male Pemberton Meadows Road Pemberton Seth Stere, Toby Theriault, Joanna Streetly, et al. Joanna Streetly photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 15
2017-004 Laughing Gull Leucophaeus atricilla Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 07/07/2016 15/07/2016 1 immature unknown Roberts Bay Sidney Kerry Finley, Ruth Keough, m.obs. Kerry Finley photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 first confirmed BC record 15
2017-005 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Passeriformes Laniidae (Shrikes) 09/06/2016 09/06/2016 1 adult unknown Sea Island Richmond photo & written report not accepted; identification not established 11/10/2017 15
2017-006 Summer Tanager Piranga rubra Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 24/09/2013 24/09/2013 1 immature female private yard Kelowna written report not accepted; identification not established 11/10/2017 15
2017-007 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 11/01/2016 03/03/2016 1 adult male Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Paul Clapham, m.obs. Paul Clapham photo & written report accepted 15
2017-008 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 17/02/2014 17/02/2014 1 adult male Bullock Lake, Salt Spring Island Ganges Ren Ferguson Ren Ferguson photo & written report accepted 15
2017-009 Black-headed Gull Chroicocephalus ridibundus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 25/01/2016 31/01/2016 1 adult unknown Trout Lake, John Hendry Park Vancouver Edward L. Nygren, m.obs. Edward L. Nygren photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 15
2017-010 White-faced Ibis Plegadis chihi Pelecaniformes Threskiornithidae (Ibises and Spoonbills) 20/05/2016 20/05/2016 1 adult unknown Blenkinsop Valley Victoria written report not accepted; identification not established 11/10/2017 23/06/2017 15
2017-011 House Swift Apus nipalensis Caprimulgiformes Apodidae (Swifts) 18/05/2012 18/05/2012 1 adult male Deltaport Ladner photo, written report & specimen not accepted; origin uncertain 11/10/2017 salvaged specimen UBCBBM-CTC #B017056 The Wilson Journal of Ornithology 129(2):411-416 16
2017-012 Red-flanked Bluetail Tarsiger cyanurus Passeriformes Muscicapidae (Old World Flycatchers) 22/12/2016 14/01/2017 1 immature unknown Lazo Wildlife Park Comox Shane Tillapaugh, m.obs. Shane Tillapaugh photo & written report accepted 22/12/2016 16
2017-013 Cerulean Warbler Setophaga cerulea Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 26/06/2017 26/06/2017 1 adult male roadside rest stop, highway 5 Barriere written report not accepted; identification not established 26/06/2017 16
2017-014 Field Sparrow Spizella pusilla Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 20/11/2016 21/11/2016 1 unknown unknown Esquimalt Lagoon Esquimalt Ellen Stepniewski, Andy Stepniewski, et al. Andy Stepniewski photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 16
2017-015 White-headed Woodpecker Picoides albolarvatus Piciformes Woodpeckers (Woodpeckers) 25/06/2017 25/06/2017 1 unknown unknown Fairmont Hot Springs Fairmont Hot Springs written report not accepted; identification not established 28/06/2017 16
2017-016 Brambling Fringilla montifringilla Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 02/12/2012 04/04/2013 1 unknown unknown private yard Revelstoke Darlene Cancelliere, et al. Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 28/06/2017 16
2017-017 Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 06/10/2015 13/10/2015 1 unknown female private yard Revelstoke Darlene Cancelliere, et al. Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 26/06/2017 16
2017-018 Hooded Warbler Setophaga citrina Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 04/10/2015 31/10/2015 1 unknown male private yard Revelstoke Darlene Cancelliere, et al. Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 26/06/2017 16
2017-019 Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 09/09/2010 09/09/2010 1 adult unknown Oak Bay High School soccer fields Victoria written report not accepted; identification not established 11/10/2017 fly-over 16
2017-020 Red-throated Pipit Anthus cervinus Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 04/05/2016 08/05/2016 1 adult unknown Panama Flats Victoria Geoffrey Newell, David Newell, et al. Geoffrey Newell photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 16
2017-021 Curve-billed Thrasher Toxostoma curvirostre Passeriformes Mimidae (Mockingbirds and Thrashers) 07/07/2017 07/07/2017 1 unknown unknown private yard Francois Lake Keith Walker Keith Walker photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record 20/07/2017 17
2017-022 Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina Passeriformes Turdidae (Thrushes and Allies) 25/10/2015 15/11/2015 1 unknown unknown private yard Summerland Tom Lowery, Robyn Lowery, et al. Chris Charlesworth photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 departure date unknown, presumed to be mid-November; first confirmed BC record 10/09/2017 17
2017-023 Pink-footed Goose Anser brachyrhynchus Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 18/01/2017 19/03/2017 2 adult unknown Martindale Flats Saanich photo & written report pending 11/10/2017 sightings at other locations on Saanich Peninsula 17
2017-024 Purple Sandpiper Calidris maritima Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 30/12/2016 17/04/2017 1 unknown unknown Kitty Islet, Oak Bay Victoria Jeremy Gatten, m.obs. Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 possibly present as early at 29 September 2016; first confirmed BC record 08/12/2017 17
2017-025 Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Charadriiformes Charadriidae (Plovers and Lapwings) 25/08/2017 25/08/2017 1 unknown unknown Boundary Bay Delta Jennifer Wu, et al. Jennifer Wu photo & written report accepted first confirmed BC record 07/09/2017 17
2017-026 Black Vulture Coragyps atratus Cathartiformes Cathartidae (New World Vultures) 06/09/2017 07/09/2017 1 unknown unknown Scarlett Point Lighthouse, Balaklava Island Port Hardy photo & written report not accepted; origin uncertain 11/10/2017 06/09/2017 17 50.861 -127.612
2017-027 Slaty-backed Gull Larus schistisagus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 27/11/2016 03/12/2016 1 immature unknown Boundary Bay turf farms Delta Liron Gertsman, et al. Liron Gertsman photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 17
2017-028 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 29/09/2014 29/09/2014 1 immature unknown Charlotte City, Haida Gwaii Charlotte City James Bradley James Bradley photo & written report accepted 17
2017-029 Blackburnian Warbler Setophaga fusca Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 30/10/2014 03/11/2014 1 immature unknown private yard Revelstoke Darlene Cancelliere, Darryl Cancelliere Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 17
2017-030 Spotted Redshank Tringa erythropus Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 23/07/2017 23/07/2017 1 unknown unknown small lake headwaters of Edouard Creek written report not accepted; identification not established 11/10/2017 09/08/2017 17
2017-031 Black-throated Sparrow Amphispiza bilineata Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 29/09/2015 27/10/2015 1 immature unknown Whiffen Spit Regional Park Sooke Kim Beardmore Kim Beardmore photo & written report accepted 11/10/2017 18
2017-032 Black Phoebe Sayornis nigricans Passeriformes Tyrannidae (Tyrant Flycatchers) 25/07/2017 28/07/2017 1 unknown unknown Iona Island Wastewater Treatment Plant Richmond Doug Martin, Carlo Giovanella Doug Martin photo & written report accepted 25/07/2017 18
2017-033 Eastern Yellow Wagtail Motacilla tschutschensis Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 16/05/2010 16/05/2010 1 adult unknown Martindale Flats Saanich written report not accepted; identification not established 20/12/2017 definitive alternate plumage 18
2017-034 Elegant Tern Thalasseus elegans Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 04/09/2015 04/09/2015 1 adult unknown Captain Island, Agamemnon Channel Earl’s Cove written report not accepted; identification not established 20/12/2017 03/12/2016 18
2017-035 Little Gull Hydrocoloeus minutus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 03/05/2013 03/05/2013 1 adult unknown Active Pass, Gulf Islands Geoffrey Newell, David Newell Geoffrey Newell written report accepted definitive alternate plumage 18
2017-036 Red-necked Stint Calidris ruficollis Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 22/07/2016 26/07/2017 1 adult unknown Boundary Bay Delta Kevin Louth, Mike Toochin, Sharon Toochin, Ilya Povalyaev, Melissa Hafting Melissa Hafting photo & written report accepted definitive alternate plumage 04/12/2016 18
2017-037 Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 21/03/2006 04/04/2006 1 immature male private yard Brentwood Bay Jeremy Gatten, m.obs. Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 18/10/2017 18
2017-038 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 04/06/2016 14/06/2016 1 adult male private yard Progress Jarck Carrigan, Chris Carrigan, Deborah Carrigan, Daniele Mitchell Jarck Carrigan photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 23/10/2017 18
2017-039 Ruby-throated Hummingbird Archilochus colubris Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 04/06/2017 07/06/2017 1 adult male private yard Trail Jennifer Bergen, Don Young, Chris Charlesworth, Michael Force, Tom Plath Don Young photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 07/08/2017 18
2017-040 Ruff Calidris pugnax Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 29/08/2016 03/09/2016 1 immature male Boundary Bay Delta Roger Foxall, Jim Martin, Mike Tabak, Melissa Hafting, et al. Melissa Hafting photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 02/12/2016 18
2017-041 Blue-gray Gnatcatcher Polioptila caerulea Passeriformes Polioptilidae (Gnatcatchers) 16/10/2015 16/10/2015 1 unknown unknown Boundary Bay Delta Kevin Louth, Peter Candido, Mike Toochin, Sharon Toochin, Roger Foxall Peter Candido photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 19
2017-042 Costa’s Hummingbird Calypte costae Caprimulgiformes Trochilidae (Hummingbirds) 15/04/2015 21/04/2015 1 adult male private yard Brackendale Ben Hawkins Ben Hawkins photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 identified by Frank Hawkins 04/12/2016 19
2017-043 Iceland Gull Larus glaucoides Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 22/01/2016 22/01/2016 1 adult unknown mouth of Vernon Creek Okanagan Landing Chris Siddle Chris Siddle photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 possible Larus glaucoides glaucoides 08/12/2016 19
2017-044 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 19/10/2016 17/11/2016 1 adult unknown Rotary Pier, north end of Kalamalka Lake Vernon Chris Siddle Chris Siddle photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 not reported on intervening dates 08/12/2016 19
2017-045 Northern Parula Setophaga americana Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 21/06/2016 21/06/2016 1 adult male Jericho Park Vancouver Jaryd Turner Jaryd Turner photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 singing 29/12/2016 19
2017-046 Lesser Black-backed Gull Larus fuscus Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 07/07/2015 07/07/2015 1 immature unknown Salmon Arm Bay, Shuswap Lake Salmon Arm Reba Dupilka, Allan Dupilka Allan Dupilka photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 third cycle 20/12/2016 19
2017-047 Lark Bunting Calamospiza melanocorys Passeriformes Passerellidae (New World Buntings and Sparrows) 05/09/2016 05/09/2016 1 immature female(?) Botanical Beach Port Renfrew Thomas Barbin Thomas Barbin photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 immature 05/01/2017 19
2017-048 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 18/12/2016 29/01/2017 1 adult male private yards Merritt Vic Newton, Liis Jeffries, Jennifer Newton, Susan Newton, Murphy Shewchuck, et al. Alan Burger photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 seen by out-of-town birders on final date 07/01/2017 19
2017-049 California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 01/11/2016 01/11/2016 2 adult unknown private yard Maple Ridge Anne Hamilton Anne Hamilton photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 08/12/2016 19
2017-050 California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 28/10/2016 19/04/2017 1 adult unknown private yard Vancouver Michael Willis Michael Willis photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 21/12/2016 19
2017-051 Northern Cardinal Cardinalis cardinalis Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 07/11/2017 27/02/2018 1 adult female private yard Cranbrook Katrin Powell, Greg Ross, Bob Whetham, Gretchen Whetham, et al. Katrin Powell photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 first confirmed BC record 08/11/2017 20
2017-052 Black-throated Blue Warbler Setophaga caerulescens Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 06/06/2015 06/06/2015 1 adult male kilometre 12, Camp McKinney Road Oliver audio & written report not accepted; identification not established 20/12/2017 23/01/2017 20
2017-053 Burrowing Owl Athene cunicularia Strigiformes Strigidae (Owls) 22/11/2015 26/11/2015 1 unknown unknown near Ferguson Road, Sea Island Richmond Masaaki Kawabata, et al. Ben Keen photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 20/12/2016 20
2017-054 Dickcissel Spiza americana Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 05/05/2017 05/05/2017 1 adult female private yard Revelstoke Darlene Cancelliere Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 20
2017-055 Hermit Warbler Setophaga occidentalis Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 07/05/2017 07/05/2017 1 adult male Cypress Mountain Picnic Ground West Vancouver Don Kitteringham Don Kitteringham photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 07/05/2017 20
2017-056 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 21/12/2015 25/12/2015 1 immature male private yard Port Coquitlam John Findlay, Melissa Hafting, Peter Candido, Mike Tabak et al. Melissa Hafting photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 06/12/2016 20
2017-057 Indigo Bunting Passerina cyanea Passeriformes Cardinalidae (Cardinals and Allies) 22/03/2017 19/04/2017 1 immature male private yard Port Alberni Sandy McRuer, Penny Hall Penny Hall photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 definitive prealternate moult 25/03/2017 20
2017-058 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 14/03/2017 19/03/2017 1 adult male New Brighton Park Vancouver Daphne Lang, Mike Tabak, Brian Stech Daphne Lang photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 20
2017-059 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 06/04/2017 06/04/2017 1 adult male Squamish River Estuary Squamish Chris Dale, Chris Murrell, Chistopher Di Corrado, Grant Danielson Chris Dale photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 07/04/2017 20
2017-060 Tufted Duck Aythya fuligula Anseriformes Anatidae (Ducks, Geese, and Waterfowl) 15/11/2015 15/11/2015 1 adult female Ganges Harbour, Salt Spring Island Ganges written report & sketch not accepted; identification not established 20/12/2017 22/02/2017 20
2017-061 Curlew Sandpiper Calidris ferruginea Charadriiformes Scolopacidae (Sandpipers and Allies) 10/09/2017 17/09/2017 1 adult unknown George Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary; Boundary Bay Delta and Point Roberts Anne Murray, Mary Taitt, Julian Sykes, Wayne Weber, Roger Foxall, Mike Klotz, Ilya Povalyaev et al. Anne Murray, Mary Taitt photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 also seen at Lighthouse Marine Park, Point Roberts, WA, USA, on 16/09/2017 11/09/2017 21
2017-062 Parakeet Auklet Aethia psittacula Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 04/09/2017 04/09/2017 1 immature unknown east end of Active Pass, Gulf Islands Miner’s Bay, Mayne Island written report not accepted; identification not established 10/09/2017 21
2017-063 California Scrub-Jay Aphelocoma californica Passeriformes Corvidae (Crows, Jays, and Magpies) 29/09/2017 30/09/2017 1 unknown unknown private yard Vancouver Talia Garber Talia Garber photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 24/10/2017 21
2017-064 Chestnut-sided Warbler Setophaga pensylvanica Passeriformes Parulidae (New World Warblers) 11/06/2017 11/06/2017 1 adult male Terra Nova Rural Park Richmond Hugh Griffith, Margaret Butschler, Steffany Walker, et al. Hugh Griffith photo & written report accepted 11/06/2017 21
2017-065 Acorn Woodpecker Melanerpes formicivorus Piciformes Woodpeckers (Woodpeckers) 17/06/2017 26/08/2017 1 adult female private yard Victoria Ted Ardley, et al. Ted Ardley photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 17/06/2017 21
2017-066 Loggerhead Shrike Lanius ludovicianus Passeriformes Laniidae (Shrikes) 25/04/2017 25/04/2017 1 adult unknown Hope Slide viewing site Guy Monty, Pablo Jost, Sandro Jost Guy Monty photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 03/05/2017 21
2017-067 Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Piciformes Woodpeckers (Woodpeckers) 10/09/2017 10/09/2017 1 adult adult Greely Revelstoke Don Manson, Dusty Veideman, Chris Veideman, Darlene Cancelliere, Darryl Cancelliere Darlene Cancelliere photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 possibly two birds present 11/09/2017 21
2017-068 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 12/09/2017 15/09/2017 1 unknown unknown private yard Maple Ridge Sharon Talson Sharon Talson photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 18/09/2017 21
2017-069 White-winged Dove Zenaida asiatica Columbiformes Columbidae (Pigeons and Doves) 10/09/2017 17/09/2017 1 adult unknown Terra Nova Playground parking lot Richmond Steffany Walker, Hugh Griffith, Margaret Butschler, Betty Griffiths, Sandra Bourque Steffany Walker photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 10/09/2017 21
2017-070 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 02/06/2014 03/06/2014 1 adult male private yard Princeton Edward Lahaie, et al. Edward Lahaie photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 20/11/2017 21
2017-071 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 26/04/2016 26/04/2016 1 adult male private yard Princeton Edward Lahaie, et al. Edward Lahaie written report accepted 20/12/2017 20/11/2017 21
2017-072 Lesser Goldfinch Spinus psaltria Passeriformes Fringillidae (Finches, Euphonias, and Allies) 02/05/2017 05/05/2017 1 adult male private yard Princeton Edward Lahaie, Cathy Lahie, Sue Elwell Edward Lahaie photo & written report accepted 20/12/2017 20/11/2017 21
2018-001 Arctic Loon Gavia arctica Gaviiformes Gaviidae (Loons) 07/02/2001 07/02/2001 1 adult unknown Georgia Strait, northern end of Lewis Road Nanaimo Guy Monty, Candace Boyle, Colin Bartlett Guy Monty written report accepted 20/12/2017 Provisional List 17/01/2018 22
2018-002 Whiskered Auklet Aethia pygmaea Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 07/06/2001 07/06/2001 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 172 nmi (318 km) W of Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii Michael Force Michael Force written report accepted 20/12/2017 Provisional List Birders Journal Vol 11(2) 2002 01/02/2018 22 52.557 -136.79
2018-003 Guadalupe Murrelet Synthliboramphus hypoleucus Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 02/08/1994 02/08/1994 2 adult unknown Pacific Ocean, about 35 nmi (65 km) W of Moresby Island, Haida Gwaii Michael Force, Richard Rowlett, Robert Pitman Michael Force written report accepted 27/02/2018 Provisional List 17/02/2018 22 52.387 -132.487
2018-004 Black-tailed Gull Larus crassirostris Charadriiformes Laridae (Gulls, Terns, and Skimmers) 04/05/2017 04/05/2017 1 adult unknown Nass River Gingolx (Kincolith) Jeremy Gatten, Marc d’Entremont Jeremy Gatten photo & written report accepted 27/02/2018 definitive alternate plumage 19/10/2017 22
2018-005 Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 03/03/2012 03/03/2017 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 29 nmi (54 km) SW of Carmanah Point, Vancouver Island Ryan Merrill, Scott Mills Ryan Merrill photo & written report accepted 27/02/2018 22
2018-006 Mottled Petrel Pterodroma inexpectata Procellariiformes Procellariidae (Shearwaters and Petrels) 03/03/2012 03/03/2017 1 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, about 40 nmi (75 km) SW of Carmanah Point, Vancouver Island Ryan Merrill, Scott Mills Ryan Merrill photo & written report accepted 27/02/2018 22
2018-007 Scripps’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 07/09/2016 07/09/2016 2 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, near Nitinat Canyon, Vancouver Island written report not accepted; identification not established 27/02/2018 22 48.263 -125.817
2018-008 Scripps’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 07/09/2016 07/09/2016 2 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, near Nitinat Canyon, Vancouver Island Ryan Merrill Ryan Merrill photo & written report accepted 27/02/2018 22 48.248 -125.799
2018-009 Scripps’s Murrelet Synthliboramphus scrippsi Charadriiformes Alcidae (Auks, Murres, and Puffins) 07/09/2016 07/09/2016 2 unknown unknown Pacific Ocean, near Nitinat Canyon, Vancouver Island Ryan Merrill Ryan Merrill photo & written report accepted 22 48.236 -125.66
2018-010 White Wagtail Motacilla alba Passeriformes Motacillidae (Wagtails and Pipits) 24/10/2017 24/10/2017 1 unknown unknown Point Holmes, Vancouver Island Comox Krista Kaptein Krista Kaptein photo & written report accepted 27/02/2018 24/10/2017 22