Birds of Southwest British Columbia

This page includes the majority of species seen regularly around B.C.'s South Coast, along with a few rarities that have dropped by.

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Snow Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Cackling Goose
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Tundra Swan
Wood Duck (Male)
Wood Duck (Female)
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler (Male)
Northern Shoveler (Female)
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon (Pair)
Mallard (Male)
Mallard (Female)
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Tufted Duck
Greater Scaup (Male)
Greater Scaup (Female)
Lesser Scaup (Male)
Lesser Scaup (Female)
Harlequin Duck (Male)
Harlequin Duck (Female)
Surf Scoter (Male)
Surf Scoter (Female)
White-winged Scoter (Male)
White-winged Scoter (Female)
Black Scoter (Male)
Black Scoter (Female)
Long-tailed Duck (Male)
Long-tailed Duck (Female)
Common Goldeneye (Male)
Common Goldeneye (Female)
Barrows Goldeneye (Male)
Barrows Goldeneye (Female)
Hooded Merganser (Male)
Hooded Merganser (Female)
Common Merganser (Male)
Common Merganser (Female)
Red-breasted Merganser (Male)
Red-breasted Merganser (Female)
Ruddy Duck (Male)
Ruddy Duck (Female)
California Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant
Sooty Grouse (Male)
Sooty Grouse (Female)
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Eared Grebe
Western Grebe
Rock Dove (Pigeon)
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Mourning Dove
Common Nighthawk
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Sandhill Crane
Black-necked Stilt
American Avocet
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
American Golden-Plover
Pacific Golden-Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Snowy Plover
Long-billed Curlew
Bar-tailed Godwit
Hudsonian Godwit
Marbled Godwit
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Red Knot
Sharp-tailed Sandpiper
Stilt Sandpiper
Curlew Sandpiper
Rock Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Pectoral Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Wilson's Snipe
Spotted Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper
Wandering Tattler
Lesser Yellowlegs
Greater Yellowlegs
Wilson's Phalarope
Red-necked Phalarope
Parasitic Jaeger
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Ancient Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Bonaparte's Gull
Franklin's Gull
Heerman's Gull
Short-billed Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull (1st year)
California Gull
Herring Gull
Iceland Gull (Thayer's)
Glaucous-winged Gull
Glaucous Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Tern
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
American White Pelican
Brown Pelican
American Bittern
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Cattle Egret
Green Heron
Black-crowned Night-Heron
White-faced Ibis
Turkey Vulture
Golden Eagle
Northern Harrier (Male)
Northern Harrier (Female)
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk (Immature)
Cooper's Hawk
Northern Goshawk (Immature)
Northern Goshawk
Bald Eagle (Immature)
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Rough-legged Hawk
Barn Owl
Great Horned Owl
Snowy Owl
Northern Hawk Owl
Northern Pygmy-Owl
Barred Owl
Long-eared Owl
Short-eared Owl
Northern Saw-whet Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Acorn Woodpecker
Red-naped Sapsucker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker (Male)
Downy Woodpecker (Female)
Hairy Woodpecker (Male)
Hairy Woodpecker (Female)
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Kestrel
Peregrine Falcon
Prairie Falcon
Ash-throated Flycatcher
Tropical Kingbird
Western Kingbird
Eastern Kingbird
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Least Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Black Phoebe
Say's Phoebe
Northern Shrike
Hutton's Vireo
Cassin's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Canada Jay
Steller's Jay
Blue Jay
California Scrub-Jay
Clark's Nutcracker
American Crow
Common Raven
Horned Lark
Bank Swallow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Purple Martin (Male)
Purple Martin (Female)
Barn Swallow
Cliff Swallow
Black-capped Chickadee
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Rock Wren
House Wren
Pacific Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick's Wren
Blue-gray Gnatcatcher
American Dipper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Mountain Bluebird
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Gray Catbird
Northern Mockingbird
European Starling
Bohemian Waxwing
Cedar Waxwing
House Sparrow
American Pipit
Evening Grosbeak (Male)
Evening Grosbeak (Female)
Pine Grosbeak (Male)
Pine Grosbeak (Female)
Gray-crowned Rosy-Finch
House Finch
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
Red Crossbill (Male)
Red Crossbill (Female)
Pine Siskin
Lesser Goldfinch
American Goldfinch
Lapland Longspur (Female)
Snow Bunting
Chipping Sparrow
Clay-colored Sparrow
Brewer's Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
American Tree Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Harris's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
Vesper Sparrow
LeConte’s Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Swamp Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Yellow-breasted Chat
Yellow-headed Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Bullock's Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird (Male)
Red-winged Blackbird (Female)
Brown-headed Cowbird
Rusty Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird (Male)
Brewer's Blackbird (Female)
Northern Waterthrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Nashville Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
American Redstart
Yellow Warbler
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Palm Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
Scarlet Tanager
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak (Male)
Black-headed Grosbeak (Female)
Lazuli Bunting
Indigo Bunting

# Photos: 310 (280 species)