British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Colony Farm Regional Park Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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156 species
compiled by Burke Mountain Naturalists
printed 04/96

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  May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Colony Farm Regional Park Bird Checklist published in 1996 have been updated using the 7th edition of the American Ornithologists' Union (AOU) Check-List of North American Birds (AOU 1998) and its supplement (AOU 2000).

Bird Tracks

The following is a list of the bird species that may be observed in at Colony Farm Regional Park. The status of each species is indicated by an abundance level in each of four seasons. The standard four letter code is shown for each species.

The checklist area includes Colony Farm Regional Park, and the Coquitlam River Wildlife Management Area.

Explanation of Symbols

Seasonal Occurrence
Sp = Spring (March - May)
S = Summer (June - late August)
F = Fall (late August - November)
W = Winter (December - February)

Relative Abundance
c = common [should be found on most visits in suitable habitat]
f = fairly common [may be found in suitable habitat]
u = uncommon [not easily found; present in limited numbers or secretive]
r = rare [can be present but in very low numbers; may be difficult to find]
ca = casual [very rare; 1 to 3 records known]
ac = accidental [not seen every year; outside normal range]

Other Symbols
* = breeding has been documented in the checklist area
[I] = introduced species; present more than 10 years

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







RTLO
Red-throated Loon ca
r r
COLO
Common Loon r









PBGR
Pied-billed Grebe u u u
HOGR
Horned Grebe

r
RNGR
Red-necked Grebe ca
r
WEGR
Western Grebe

u u







DCCO
Double-crested Cormorant ca
u u







AMBI
American Bittern r r r r
GBHE * Great Blue Heron c c c c
CAEG
Cattle Egret

ca ca
GRHE
Green Heron
u u
BCNH
Black-crowned Night-Heron


ca







TUVU
Turkey Vulture r r








GWFG
Greater White-fronted Goose ca
r
SNGO
Snow Goose

ca ca
CAGO * Canada Goose c c c c
TUSW
Tundra Swan ca


WODU * Wood Duck c c c c
GADW
Gadwall u u u u
EUWI
Eurasian Wigeon


r
AMWI
American Wigeon f
f c
MALL * Mallard c c c c
BTWE * Blue-winged Teal u u

CITE * Cinnamon Teal u u

NOSL
Northern Shoveler ca
ca
NOPI
Northern Pintail
ca
u
GWTE
Green-winged Teal r
c c
CANV
Canvasback


r
RNDU
Ring-necked Duck ca

r
GRSC
Greater Scaup


u
LESC
Lesser Scaup ca

u
BUFF
Bufflehead r
c c
COGO
Common Goldeneye r

u
BAGO
Barrow's Goldeneye


r
HOME
Hooded Merganser u
c c
COME * Common Merganser u u
f







OSPR
Osprey u u u
BAEA * Bald Eagle u u c c
NOHA
Northern Harrier u u c c
SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk r
r u
COHA
Cooper's Hawk r
u u
RTHA * Red-tailed Hawk c c c c
RLHA
Rough-legged Hawk ca
u u







AMKE * American Kestrel r r r r
MERL
Merlin r r r r
PEFA
Peregrine Falcon
r r







RNPH * Ring-necked Pheasant [I] c c c c







VIRA
Virginia Rail ca ca

SORA
Sora ca


AMCO
American Coot ca
ca u







KILL * Killdeer r f r r







LEYE
Lesser Yellowlegs r


SPSA
Spotted Sandpiper r u r
LBCU
Long-billed Curlew ca


PESA
Pectoral Sandpiper
ca r
LBDO
Long-billed Dowitcher

r
COSN
Common Snipe u
u u







MEGU
Mew Gull c u
u
RBGU
Ring-billed Gull


ca
CAGU
California Gull


ca
HEGU
Herring Gull


ca
THGU
Thayer's Gull


ca
GWGU
Glaucous-winged Gull c c c c
CATE
Caspian Tern ca









RODO * Rock Dove [I] c c c c
BTPI
Band-tailed Pigeon
c

MODO
Mourning Dove r r r







BNOW * Barn Owl r r r r







GHOW * Great Horned Owl r r

SEOW
Short-eared Owl u

u







CONI
Common Nighthawk
r








BLSW
Black Swift r u

VASW
Vaux's Swift u f








RUHU * Rufous Hummingbird c c








BEKI
Belted Kingfisher r r u u







RBSA
Red-breasted Sapsucker

u u
DOWO * Downy Woodpecker c c c c
HAWO
Hairy Woodpecker u u u u
NOFL
Northern Flicker c u c c
PIWO * Pileated Woodpecker u u u u







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher
r u
WWPE * Western Wood-Pewee u u ca
WIFL * Willow Flycatcher c c r
LEFL
Least Flycatcher
ca

HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher r


PSFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher r u r
WEKI * Western Kingbird r f

EAKI * Eastern Kingbird r c








NOSH
Northern Shrike r
u u
LOSH
Loggerhead Shrike


ca







CAVI
Cassin's Vireo

r
HUVI
Hutton's Vireo ca


WAVI * Warbling Vireo ca f

REVI * Red-eyed Vireo
u








STJA
Steller's Jay u u u u
NOCR * Northwestern Crow c c c c
CORA
Common Raven u u c c







TRSW * Tree Swallow c c

VGSW * Violet-green Swallow c c r
NRWS * Northern Rough-winged Swallow c c

BKSW
Bank Swallow
ca

BASW * Barn Swallow c c r
CLSW
Cliff Swallow u f r







BCCH * Black-capped Chickadee c c c c
CBCH
Chestnut-backed Chickadee


r







BUSH * Bushtit c c c c







RBNU
Red-breasted Nuthatch


u







BRCR
Brown Creeper u u u u







BEWR * Bewick's Wren c c c c
WIWR
Winter Wren u u r u
MAWR * Marsh Wren c c c c







GCKI
Golden-crowned Kinglet u r c c
RCKI
Ruby-crowned Kinglet u
u







MOBL
Mountain Bluebird r


TOSO
Townsend's Solitaire ca


SWTH * Swainson's Thrush c c ca
AMRO * American Robin c c u u
VATH
Varied Thrush r

u







GRCA
Gray Catbird

ca







EUST * European Starling [I] c c c c







AMPI
American Pipit

f







BOWA
Bohemian Waxwing


ca
CEWA * Cedar Waxwing f c u







OCWA
Orange-crowned Warbler u u u
YEWA * Yellow Warbler c c f
YRWA
Yellow-rumped Warbler u
u
BTGW
Black-throated Gray Warbler ca ca ca
MACW
MacGillivray's Warbler

r
COYE * Common Yellowthroat c c f
WIWA
Wilson's Warbler u ca








WETA
Western Tanager ca ca ca







SPTO * Spotted Towhee c c c c
ATSP
American Tree Sparrow


ca
SAVS * Savannah Sparrow c c r
FOSP
Fox Sparrow ca
r u
SOSP * Song Sparrow c c c c
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow ca
ca
WTSP
White-throated Sparrow

ca
WCSP
White-crowned Sparrow u u r
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow r
ca ca
DEJU
Dark-eyed Junco

f u







BHGR * Black-headed Grosbeak c c ca







RWBL * Red-winged Blackbird c c c c
WEME
Western Meadowlark

ca
YHBL
Yellow-headed Blackbird
ca

BRBL
Brewer's Blackbird
r ca
BHCO * Brown-headed Cowbird c c

BUOR * Bullock's Oriole u u








PUFI
Purple Finch r r r
HOFI * House Finch f f f f
RECR
Red Crossbill r ca r r
PISI
Pine Siskin r ca c c
AMGO * American Goldfinch f c c r
EVGR
Evening Grosbeak

ca u







HOSP * House Sparrow [I] u u u u