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HomeBirdBC Uncommon Hen Alert: RBA: WHOOPER SWAN in Vancouver and Richmond

BC Uncommon Hen Alert: RBA: WHOOPER SWAN in Vancouver and Richmond


At 5:30pm on March 17-2022, Edward Nygren discovered an grownup Whooper Swan on the NE nook of Trout Lake. Each legs have been capable of be totally visualized and they’re unbanded. The chicken can be not wing clipped because it flew in there this night with 28 Trumpeter Swans.

This could possibly be the identical chicken seen not too long ago (March sixteenth) in Monroe, WA.

If accepted by the BC Hen Data Committee as a wild vagrant, this is able to be the first confirmed report for BC.

Map to location HERE

The chicken was final seen at Trout Lake simply after 12pm on March 18th and was seen by a number of observers. 

The Whooper Swan and the flock of Trumpeter Swans took off and flew excessive and away heading NW at 12:15pm and haven’t returned to Trout Lake.

The chicken was relocated in a subject HERE in Richmond at 3:30pm with a flock of Trumpeter Swans close to Quantity 7 Rd off the East-West Connector (Hwy 91) however has since picked up and flown north.

***The chicken has not been relocated in both location on March nineteenth.***

Whooper Swan in Vancouver – Images: Ilya Povalyaev

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