Early Bird Records from Mitlenatch Island, British Columbia, 1963–1973

Robert W. Butler

Pacific WildLife Foundation, PO Box 1-12, Reed Point Marina, 850 Barnet Highway, Port Moody, B.C. V3H 1V6 email: Contact@robbutler.ca

Abstract: This report summarizes unpublished summer naturalist reports, including field notes by the author, from 1963–73 to fill a gap in the historical record of birds for Mitlenatch Island, British Columbia. Historical information from this period is included for Harlequin Duck (Histrionicus histrionicus), Glaucous-winged Gull (Larus glaucescens), Pelagic Cormorant (Phalacrocorax pelagicus), Pigeon Guillemot (Cepphus columba), Black Oystercatcher (Haematopus bachmani) and Northwestern Crow (Corvus caurinus).

Key words: Mitlenatch Island, Harlequin Duck, Histrionicus histrionicus, Glaucous-winged Gull, Larus glaucescens, Pelagic Cormorant, Phalacrocorax pelagicus, Pigeon Guillemot, Cepphus columba, Black Oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani, Northwestern Crow, Corvus caurinus.

PDFicon Butler, R.W. 2018. Early bird records from Mitlenatch Island, British Columbia, 1963–1973. British Columbia Birds 28:10–20.


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