Bird Monitoring

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


List of Birds Spotted on Laughing Owl Farm (5321 Filipoff Rd). The farm is located in the Slocan Valley on the river with about a third of the land being wetlands.

The list was compiled between 2012 & 2019 by Eric Schneider and Arleen Gerlinsky using a couple of bird guides, they have identified the birds to the best of their knowledge.

  • Chestnut Backed Chickadee
  • Song Sparrow
  • Western Wood Peewee
  • Yellow Warbler
  • Audubon Warbler
  • Three-Toed Woodpecker
  • Trumpeter Swan
  • Ruby Crowned Kinglet
  • Black Capped Chickadee
  • Pine Siskin
  • Brown Headed Cowbird
  • Downy Woodpecker
  • Common Goldeneye
  • Common Merganser
  • Oregon Junco
  • Red-Naped Woodpecker
  • Annas Hummingbird
  • Black Headed Grosbeak
  • American Goldfinch
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Barred Owl
  • Cedar Waxwing
  • Golden Crowned Kinglet
  • Northern Pygmy Owl
  • Varied Thrush
  • Turkey Vulture
  • Tree Swallow
  • Bald Eagle
  • Red-Tailed Hawk
  • Mountain Chickadee
  • Northern Flicker
  • Mountain Bluebird
  • American Robin
  • Mallard
  • Audubons Warbler
  • Bufflehead
  • Canada Goose
  • Hairy Woodpecker
  • Bank Swallow
  • Osprey
  • Common Raven
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Violet-Green Swallow
  • Sandpiper
  • Calliope Hummingbird
  • Swainsons Thrush
  • American Dipper
  • Rufous Hummingbird
  • Western Tanager
  • Black-Chinned Hummingbird
  • Red Winged Blackbird
  • Common Nighthawk
  • Yellow-Rumped Warbler
  • Golden Eagle
  • White Crown Sparrow
  • Green Winged Teal
  • Townshend’s Solitaire
  • Red Breasted Nuthatch
  • Evening Grosbeak
  • Chipping Sparrow
  • Merlin
  • American Kestrel
  • Pileated Woodpecker
  • Coopers Hawk
  • Common Redpoll
  • Western Wren
  • Northern Shrike
  • American Crow
  • Brewers Blackbird
  • Eastern Kingbird
  • Barn Swallow
  • Turkey
  • Stellar Jay
  • Bobolink
  • Mourning Dove
  • Western Meadow Lark
  • White Breasted Nuthatch
  • Yellow Breasted Chat
  • Saw-whet Owl

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Great blue heron,  Appledale, BC November 2019


Christmas Bird Count 2019

CBC-2019CBC-2013-2019-SUMMARY-Slocan South-annual data

Slocan Lake CBC2019

CBC-2011-2019-SUMMARY-Slocan Lake-annual data


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Barred owl,  Appledale, BC November 2019

Goulden Thurston Wetland Bird Observation List:
(both lists compiled by Gwen Graovac)

June 16, 2019

  • Canada goose – 6
  • Mallard – 26
  • Common Goldeneye – 2
  • Osprey – 1
  • Northern Flicker – 2
  • Least Flycatcher – 1
  • Hammond’s Flycatcher – 2
  • Cassin’s Vireo – 1
  • American Crow – 3
  • Rough-winged Swallow – 4
  • Tree Swallow – 6
  • Swainson’s Thrush – 1
  • American Robin – 1
  • Song Sparrow – 2
  • Yellow Warbler – 1
  • Wilson’s Warbler – 1
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler – 2

May 21, 2019 (7-8 am)

  • Woodpecker sp.
  • Canada goose
  • Mallard
  • Swallow sp.
  • Wilson’s Snipe
  • Black-capped Chickadee
  • Least Flycatcher
  • American Crow
  • Warbling Vireo
  • American Robin
  • Yellow-rumped Warbler
  • Orange-crowned Warbler
  • Common Yellowthroat
  • Red-breastd Nuthatch
  • Song Sparrow

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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

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S55286504


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

View this checklist online at https://ebird.org/view/checklist/S54914310

Thanks to Gwen for sharing these lists.


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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


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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)
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


Birding Map from International Selkirk Loop

http://selkirkloop.org/maps/birding-map/