Posts Tagged ‘Boundary Bay’

Ash-throated Flycatcher in Delta

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014
Ash-throated Flycatcher

Ash-throated Flycatcher

The distribution region of the Ash-throated Flycatcher doesn’t extend this much north, but this young individual stayed in Boundary Bay for over a month, to the delight of all bird chasers.

72nd Ave – Boundary Bay

Sunday, April 29th, 2012
Northern Harrier female

Northern Harrier on her toe-tips

Yellow-headed Blackbird male

Yellow-headed Blackbird (male)

Two male Yellow-headed Blackbirds were in a flock of 15 Brown-headed Cowbirds and 2 Red-winged Blackbirds females. They landed on a bush along the golf course, at the base of 72nd St. Is there an appropriate habitat inside the golf course, or were they just passing by?

Lifer #141: American Pipit!

Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

The American Pipit is a small brownish bird who “Breeds in arctic and alpine tundra. In migration and winter uses coastal beaches and marshes, stubble fields, recently plowed fields, mudflats, and river courses.”
On a trip to Boundary Bay we had a couple of dozens of them.

As the guided trip came to its end, a Peregrine Falcon hovered over a mixed flock of Black-bellied Plovers and Western Sandpipers, startled them all to flight and left with a Sandpiper in its claws.

Birding by Bike

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

You can’t get to the Reifel Bird Sanctuary, Iona Island or Boundary Bay by public transit alone. The reason is, these places are home for birds, and birds don’t take public transit. Why Nature Vancouver, which organizes birding trips, rarely coordinate car pooling, is an open question (but see comment).

The significance of the Birding by Bike trip at Boundary Bay was not by the bird species (my count was 37 species including an Eurasian Collared-Dove for a life bird) I encountered, but by the revelation that I can get places that are at the edge of the known earth (well, almost…) with my trusted pair of bicycle combined with public transit. And I can stay there the whole day! Birds, here I come!