Bird Monitoring


Osprey or more specifically the western osprey (Pandion haliaetus)
Photo  credit: Gregoire Lamoureux


Hairy woodpecker (Dryobates villous) Appledale, Slocan Valley, BC April 25, 2019

Bird Walk with Gwen

Winlaw Rail Trail, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, CA
Apr 20, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
Protocol: Traveling
2.0 kilometer(s)
14 species

Canada Goose  2
Mallard  2
Common Goldeneye  3
Common Merganser  5
Red-naped Sapsucker  1
Northern Flicker  3
Steller’s Jay  1
American Crow  1
Violet-green Swallow  6
Black-capped Chickadee  4
American Robin  1
American Goldfinch  5
Song Sparrow  6
Yellow-rumped Warbler  1

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Rail Trail at Gravel Pit Rd, Central Kootenay, British Columbia, CA
Apr 13, 2019 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
19 species

Canada Goose  5
Mallard  4
Bufflehead  6
Ruffed Grouse  2
Wild Turkey  3
Bald Eagle  1
Pileated Woodpecker  2
Northern Flicker  2
Say’s Phoebe  1
American Crow  1
Common Raven  2
Black-capped Chickadee  6
Red-breasted Nuthatch  1
Mountain Bluebird  1
American Robin  3
Pine Siskin  1
Brewer’s Sparrow  1     
Song Sparrow  3
Red-winged Blackbird  2

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Thanks to Gwen for sharing these lists.



Violet-green swallow (Tachycineta thalassina) males. Appledale, BC March 18, 2019
Photo credit Gregoire Lamoureux

Christmas Bird Count

Christmas Bird List

CBC-2013-2018-SUMMARY-Slocan South-annual data

Thanks to Richard Johnson and all Slocan Valley birders for compiling and sharing this list


Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius) at Crooked Horn Wetlands. May 2017
Photo credit: Gregoire Lamoureux

Bird Watching with Larry

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)
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
Spotted Sandpiper
Yellow Warbler
Cassin’s Vireo
Least Sandpiper
Wilson’s Warbler

Birding Map from International Selkirk Loop