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BC Uncommon Chook Alert: RBA: RED-SHOULDERED HAWK in Agassiz


At 12:50pm on Dec 12-2021, Susan Fennellow found an adult Red-shouldered Hawk perched in a tree on Tuyttens Rd in Agassiz.

Map to location HERE

PLEASE DO NOT TRESPASS ON PRIVATE PROPERTY WHILE VIEWING THIS BIRD. PARK WELL OFF THE ROAD AND DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS OR ROADWAYS.

*This is the first photo-documented record for BC.*

It was not relocated on Dec 16th, despite multiple observers looking.

On Dec 19th, the bird was last seen in the same location and was viewed by multiple observers. 

The bird was not relocated on Dec 20-21st, despite multiple observers looking.

At 10:30 am on Dec 22nd the bird was relocated HERE along Whelpton Rd in a tall willow in a yard just west of the junction with Agassiz-Rosedale Hwy and East of the Junction with Tuyttens Rd. 

On Dec 28th the bird was seen at the west end of Cutler Rd.

It was relocated on Jan 14th and 15th on nearby Whorley Rd.

On Jan 18th the hawk was seen on Whelpton Rd.

**On Jan 23rd the hawk continued in the original location and HERE on Caignou Rd. It has also been seen on Bridge Rd just north of Whelpton Rd**

**On Feb 11th the hawk continued at the original location and on Whorley Rd.**

**As per current Public Health directives due to COVID-19 – Please remain 2 meters apart when viewing any birds on this list during this time. Please follow all public health directives during this pandemic (including not birding in groups, please wear a mask if you are unable to social distance). The BC Public Health directives can be found HERE*

**eBird’s statement on how to bird mindfully during the pandemic can be viewed HERE.**

Red-shouldered Hawk in Agassiz – Photos: Marc Sole
Red-shouldered Hawk in Agassiz – Photo: Susan Fennellow

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