Bird Monitoring

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photo credit: Gregoire Lamoureux

Robson-based biologist Larry Hildebrand (Riverrun Consulting) has provided us with a list of bird species identified on 21 June, 2017 along Slocan River.  Larry along with Deborah Wilson, Susie Bagur, and Judy Laret sighted and identified many species of birds while on a kayak drift, during somewhat unsettled and breezy conditions.  The little kayak fleet drifted from the boat-launch on the lakeshore at Slocan City, downriver to Lemon Creek.  Larry provided the list using common names:

Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow (and active nest in cavity of dead cottonwood)
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Canada Goose
Mallard Duck (male and female)
Crow
Raven
Bald Eagle (and nest in cottonwood)
Osprey (and nest in flooded cottonwood snag)
Turkey Vulture
Eastern kingbird (two active nests in flooded Hawthorn bushes)
Red-winged Blackbird
Lewis’s Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Sora
Killdeer
Spotted Sandpiper
Yellow Warbler
Cassin’s Vireo
Least Sandpiper
Wilson’s Warbler
Cowbird