Bird Log

Bird collage

My sightings of birds over the years, including observing notes and photos from around my home on southern Vancouver Island and the rest of the world during my extensive travels.

The listing below is not complete – still working on it. At last count, my bird sighting log had over 180 individual birds listed!

  • Cooper’s Hawk January 15, 2024
    Common birds, so only significant sightings are logged, or when photos are taken. 2024.01.15 7:50 AM A single bird flying over the neighborhood on Somerset Street on a cold morning 2022.07.18 2:10 PM two birds cackling as they fly low over Summit Park 2020.11.20 4PM Single Cooper’s Hawk perched on a tree overlooking the Smith Hill reservoir 2020.10 3:20 ...
  • Varied Thrush January 10, 2024
    2024.01.10 -Single bird in the Hawthorn tree – first sighting of the year after a mild winter – Home, Victoria, BC, Canada 2020.04.18 4:30pm -Single bird in the Hawthorn tree – first sighting of the year – Home, Victoria, BC, Canada 1997.01.18: Varied Thrush – single bird stayed all 1996-1997 winter. Banner photo credit: Cornell Merlin online app
  • Barred Owl January 1, 2024
    Photo by Joe Carr – 2011JCIMG_4807 Common birds, so only significant sightings are logged, or when photos are taken. Observing locations are all in Victoria, BC, Canada unless otherwise noted. The Cornell Lab: Barred Owls have a distinctive hooting call of 8–9 notes, described as “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” 2024.01.01 6PM – 3100-block Somerset ...
  • Pileated Woodpecker November 29, 2023
    2023.11.26 & 29 10AM Single bird in Garry oak tree the corner of Blackwood and Summit 2020.11.24 10:22 AM A pair of woodpeckers the top of it playing in the top of the tree at Curtis Point, Gorge Park 2013.11.11 9:57:31 AM PST – Latitude: 48.44629358, Longitude: -123.40603727 – Pecking a dead tree at Esquimalt Gorge Park 2013.08.03 ...
  • Spotted Towhee November 13, 2023
    A common seasonal (winter) bird, so only significant sightings are logged, or when photos are taken. Observing locations are all in Victoria, BC, Canada unless otherwise noted. 2023-11-13, 9:30 AM – Single bird flitting through the Hawthorne tree at Home. Very few spots, so perhaps a juvenile. – 2023JCR5BC6A3749-51 2021.12.20 – Single bird on the suet feeder but mainly ...
  • Red-whiskered Bulbul October 18, 2023
    2023.10.18 12:45PM Single bird perched in a Pandanus bush – Lyon Arboretum, Manoa Valley, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA – photo – 2023JCR5BC6A3645
  • Saffron Finch October 15, 2023
    2023.10.15 12:10PM – 2 birds in the grass under the Banyan trees at Reeds Bay – Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii, USA Joe Carr photo – 2023JCR5BC6A3568 #Birds
  • Pacific Golden Plover October 15, 2023
    2023.10.15 11:51AM –  perched on a stone pagoda in the pond – Queen Lili’uokalani Gardens, Hilo, Hawaii, USA Joe Carr photo – 2023JCR5BC6A3558