British Columbia Wildlife Watch - Rolley Lake Provincial Park Bird Checklist
copyright © A.L. Mol  2003
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90 species
compiled by Al Grass
printed 02/95

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   May 2002 - The taxonomic order, common names and four-letter codes included in this web version of the Rolley Lake Provincial Park Bird Checklist published in 1995 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 have been observed in Rolley Lake Provincial 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.

Note: The status of each species is based on the best available information, and is subject to change as new observations are recorded. Many species are likely more abundant than listed.

Hypothetical List: These are species that have been reported for the park but fir which no dated records could be found, or for which there is insufficient documentation. This list includes Common Snipe, Glaucous-winged Gull, Northern Pygmy-Owl, Townsend's Solitaire, American Redstart, Chipping Sparrow, Fox Sparrow and Brewer's Blackbird.

Explanation of Symbols

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

Relative Abundance
c = common [easily observed on any visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
u = uncommon [sometimes observed on a visit to appropriate habitat in appropriate season]
r = rare [can be present in low numbers, and may be hard to find]
ca = casual [rare and not seen every year]

Other Symbols
* = known to breed in the checklist area
(#) = when the number of documented sightings is less than 10, the number of sightings is shown in brackets

Code * Species Spring Summer Fall Winter







COLO
Common Loon u u u







PBGR
Pied-billed Grebe
r r







GBHE
Great Blue Heron r u r r







TUVU
Turkey Vulture (1)
ca








CAGO
Canada Goose
u

WODU
Wood Duck (3)
ca ca ca
MALL
Mallard u u u u
RNDU
Ring-necked Duck (1) ca


COME
Common Merganser (6) r r r







OSPR
Osprey r u r
BAEA
Bald Eagle
r r r
SSHA
Sharp-shinned Hawk (1)
ca

COHA
Cooper's Hawk (3)
r

RTHA
Red-tailed Hawk (4)
r r







AMKE
American Kestrel (1)
ca

PEFA
Peregrine Falcon (1)
ca








RUGR
Ruffed Grouse (2) r r

BLGR
Blue Grouse (1)
ca








SORA
Sora (1)
ca








SOSA
Solitary Sandpiper (1)
ca

SPSA
Spotted Sandpiper (2)
ca








RODO
Rock Dove (1)
r

BTPI
Band-tailed Pigeon
r








WSOW
Western Screech-Owl (1)
r

GHOW
Great Horned Owl (1) ca


BDOW * Barred Owl u u u u







CONI
Common Nighthawk
u








BLSW
Black Swift
r

VASW
Vaux's Swift
u








RUHU * Rufous Hummingbird r u








BEKI
Belted Kingfisher
r r







RNSA
Red-naped Sapsucker (1)
ca

RBSA * Red-breasted Sapsucker
u r
HAWO * Hairy Woodpecker u u u u
NOFL
Northern Flicker u u u
PIWO
Pileated Woodpecker u u u u







OSFL
Olive-sided Flycatcher
r

WWPE
Western Wood-Pewee r r

WIFL
Willow Flycatcher ca u

HAFL
Hammond's Flycatcher r r

PSFL
Pacific-slope Flycatcher u c

EAKI
Eastern Kingbird (1)
ca








HUVI
Hutton's Vireo (2)
r

WAVI
Warbling Vireo u c

REVI
Red-eyed Vireo (2)
r








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







TRSW * Tree Swallow r u

VGSW * Violet-green Swallow r u

NRWS
Northern Rough-winged Swallow (5)
r

BASW
Barn Swallow u c

CLSW
Cliff Swallow (2)
r








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







BUSH
Bushtit (2)
r








RBNU
Red-breasted Nuthatch u c u u







BRCR
Brown Creeper r u








BEWR
Bewick's Wren (2)
ca

WIWR
Winter Wren c c c c







AMDI
American Dipper (3) r r r r







GCKI
Golden-crowned Kinglet u u u u







SWTH * Swainson's Thrush c c

HETH
Hermit Thrush (1)
ca

AMRO * American Robin u c f
VATH
Varied Thrush u u u







CEWA
Cedar Waxwing r c








OCWA
Orange-crowned Warbler c c

YEWA
Yellow Warbler (4) r r

YRWA
Yellow-rumped Warbler (2)
r r
BTGW
Black-throated Gray Warbler u c

TOWA
Townsend's Warbler u u

MACW
MacGillivray's Warbler
u

COYE
Common Yellowthroat u c u
WIWA
Wilson's Warbler u c








WETA
Western Tanager
u








SPTO
Spotted Towhee r u r
SOSP
Song Sparrow u f u u
LISP
Lincoln's Sparrow (1)
ca

WCSP
White-crowned Sparrow r u r
GCSP
Golden-crowned Sparrow
r

DEJU
Dark-eyed Junco u c u u







BHGR
Black-headed Grosbeak r u








BHCO
Brown-headed Cowbird (5)
r








PUFI
Purple Finch r u r r
RECR
Red Crossbill
c c c
WWCR
White-winged Crossbill
ca

PISI
Pine Siskin u c c c
AMGO
American Goldfinch (1)
ca

EVGR
Evening Grosbeak r u r