Boundary Bay Shore Birding – August 13, 2023

Boundary Bay Shore Birding – August 13, 2023

Trip Report by Tom Plath

The ten of us walked from the foot of 104th Street, Boundary Bay towards 112th Street and it couldn’t have been much better. A beautiful August evening and a mere 25-30 meters from the dyke were several species of juvenile shorebirds roosting and feeding. We enjoyed excellent leisurely looks, comparing Western, Least and Baird’s Sandpiper from each other, the big size difference between Greater and Lesser Yellowlegs noticeable when together, and identification features of a Stilt Sandpiper feeding in front of us. The latter species is a rare fall migrant to the Vancouver area. 

As the tide rose more birds appeared further out along the tides edge including groups of Black-bellied Plover harboring a lone Dunlin. Shorebird numbers also increased at the ponding water, along the dyke edge that we were viewing. A couple of Lesser Yellowlegs increased to 20 and two others joined the lone Stilt Sandpiper. The rising tide also pushed out four Killdeers that flew overhead and a Caspian Tern along the Bay. 

Comments are closed.
Nature Vancouver