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Best place to find MacGillivray's Warblers in May in S Ok

Posted: Mar 14 10:29 am
by bcnightjars
Hi there

I will be in the S Okanagan at the end of May this year and MacGillivray's Warblers have been evading me for years in the Okanagan and I'm really looking to find one this year. Just wondering if there are any guaranteed spots or really good spots for them?

Northern Waterthrush and Redstarts are also on my list!

Cheers
Paul

Re: Best place to find MacGillivray's Warblers in May in S O

Posted: Mar 14 1:21 pm
by cbaarch
hi
I would check on ebird around the time of your visit to see if any have been spotted.
http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/subnation ... &rank=mrec

Re: Best place to find MacGillivray's Warblers in May in S O

Posted: Mar 14 2:02 pm
by Matyas13
Hello,

I myself have only seen 3 or 4 ever here in Kelowna.. I have had success at Beaver Lake Road and Munson Pond! Ebird does happen to be a great reliability however!

Cheers
Matyas

Re: Best place to find MacGillivray's Warblers in May in S Ok

Posted: Jul 02 9:12 pm
by stumblingpiper
Hi Paul,
Not sure if you had any luck in May in finding the MacGillivray's Warbler. They are tough little guys to spot. If you are in the area again (in that time frame or a little later), you might try the Lake Vaseux Bird Observatory. Here's the link for the location: https://www.google.com/maps/place/Vaseu ... 19.5443968

This is where the conservancy has been netting and tagging these song birds (not sure they are doing it this year (2019)). My wife and I stopped through there and watched them tag one of the little fellas in August (if I remember correctly). Here's a fuzzy photo:
Image

As for the Northern Waterthrush -- not sure. However, it would be a stretch to see the American Redstart in this area. I think you'll have to be over in the Kootenays to really have a chance at that one! Hope this helps and sorry for the late reply.
James