5888 thumb Ruxton Island Field Guide

Ruxton Island is in the Canadian province of BC, in the warm, sunny Gulf Islands. I'm constantly adding observations. Please enter your photos on iNat's Ruxton Island Biodiversity Project, and I'll add them here. Birds are under 2 headings on the left, due to a glitch in iNat.

Small
Ochre Sea Star 1
Pisaster ochraceus
Small
Eccentric Sand Dollar 1
Dendraster excentricus
Small
Leather Star 1
Dermasterias imbricata
Small
California Gull 1
Larus californicus
Small
Northern Kelp Crab 1
Pugettia producta
Small
Orange Sea Cucumber 1
Cucumaria miniata
Small
Hairy Chiton 1
Mopalia ciliata
3206828859 4743e75246 m
Harlequin Duck 2
Histrionicus histrionicus
2255619597 e4ec656a34 m
Ring-billed Gull 3
Larus delawarensis
3187140734 840780f5bf m
Northern Flicker 4
Colaptes auratus
240px phalacrocorax auritus 007
Double-crested Cormorant 5
Phalacrocorax auritus
3214139429 11a1c53cf9 m
Mew Gull 6
Larus canus
Small
Pacific Wren 7
Troglodytes pacificus
2128032556 f0f5ff0652 m
Horned Grebe 2
Podiceps auritus
5214434381 3ccb23b5ec m
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 8
Regulus calendula
2039090507 e47cd5cc43 m
American Wigeon 9
Mareca americana
2693516589 5b8d9fed79 m
Mallard 10
Anas platyrhynchos
381050741 90896bd773 m
Bufflehead 9
Bucephala albeola
2123813550 121fc6e7d2 m
Barrow's Goldeneye 11
Bucephala islandica
2398614793 0e6b13c2e5 m
Red-breasted Merganser 12
Mergus serrator
499981592 22410c8958 m
Pileated Woodpecker 13
Dryocopus pileatus
97713694 d795198ebe m
Varied Thrush 14
Ixoreus naevius
2306412534 76dd3aa8a7 m
Canada Goose 15
Branta canadensis
Small
Trumpeter Swan 16
Cygnus buccinator
2125734028 9c06f5faa8 m
Common Goldeneye 11
Bucephala clangula
37186 orig
Red-necked Grebe 17
Podiceps grisegena
2262790192 e1ff5f683d m
Common Merganser 18
Mergus merganser
435466650 1ea6cb197e m
Tree Swallow 9
Tachycineta bicolor
Small
Brown Creeper 19
Certhia americana
6308181664 ea0aebbfe8 m
Yellow-rumped Warbler 20
Setophaga coronata
3217157756 2790724d63 m
Virginia Rail 6
Rallus limicola
Small
Anna's Hummingbird 21
Calypte anna
Small
Warbling Vireo 22
Vireo gilvus
16209993949 66cdbddc67 m
Swainson's Thrush 23
Catharus ustulatus
3544131767 df09b01c51 m
Purple Martin 24
Progne subis
Small
Barn Swallow 25
Hirundo rustica
10588718035 ab84459e5d m
Red Crossbill 26
Loxia curvirostra
5256775268 bddea674fc m
Pine Siskin 27
Spinus pinus
8245166143 a0f2df39bd m
Downy Woodpecker 28
Picoides pubescens
508476469 c2b091776a m
Common Yellowthroat 29
Geothlypis trichas
7079595771 e0456d6cf7 m
Lincoln's Sparrow 30
Melospiza lincolnii
2942826690 761e551f07 m
Fox Sparrow 31
Passerella iliaca
Small
Black-throated Gray Warbler 21
Setophaga nigrescens
319566830 d6cc2ed93b m
Purple Finch 32
Haemorhous purpureus
2922391345 d0c049a29d m
Dunlin 33
Calidris alpina
2063265135 e83ac0c68c m
White-winged Scoter 9
Melanitta fusca
6796564072 92787bf3e7 m
Yellow Warbler 30
Setophaga petechia
2344931549 ae0a8d3f1f m
Brown-headed Cowbird 34
Molothrus ater
Small
Cedar Waxwing 35
Bombycilla cedrorum
Small
Black-headed Grosbeak 21
Pheucticus melanocephalus
2952213190 5d5d232720 m
Western Sandpiper 36
Calidris mauri
5747130003 72b10d9ae8 m
Spotted Sandpiper 37
Actitis macularius
2841112888 ec420af3b7 m
Belted Kingfisher 31
Megaceryle alcyon
431445262 392c88d98d m
American Mink 31
Neovison vison
8475069051 cc928c19e5 m
Orca 38
Orcinus orca
2680676667 f46e7b9fb4 m
Common Loon 34
Gavia immer
Small
North American River Otter 1
Lontra canadensis
3221094818 c9b01dafba m
Silverskin Lichens 40
Dermatocarpon
Small
Dust Lichens 41
Lepraria
4852911193 c6cf1aea94 m
Reindeer Lichen 43
Cladonia portentosa
6226979012 7f593fe41c m
rock shields 45
Xanthoparmelia
4169195005 609e7bc3e4 m
Oakmoss 46
Evernia prunastri
3278320770 e2e27cae70 m
firedots 46
Caloplaca
Small
Northern Pacific Treefrog 1
Pseudacris regilla
471754562 d999b3f567 m
Hairy Woodpecker 47
Picoides villosus
4079235672 b312f43503 m
Surfbird 48
Calidris virgata
1342919792 5870953f96 m
Black Turnstone 11
Arenaria melanocephala
3344790119 0ab1791164 m
Glaucous-winged Gull 49
Larus glaucescens
2687291158 85e1dce30f m
Pigeon Guillemot 50
Cepphus columba
384232809 8bc7db4f14 m
Black Oystercatcher 50
Haematopus bachmani
3020707979 b5bee7ddc0 m
Great Blue Heron 50
Ardea herodias
13836386184 6ab7ec12a1 m
Rufous Hummingbird 51
Selasphorus rufus
2064089942 b299bdbf85 m
Surf Scoter 9
Melanitta perspicillata
3057906165 ec84bafc1d m
Bald Eagle 52
Haliaeetus leucocephalus
3070052982 fc77b55b1c m
Turkey Vulture 53
Cathartes aura
3214982132 ca6048a154 m
Pelagic Cormorant 54
Phalacrocorax pelagicus
3938458771 1c864783b7 m
Brandt's Cormorant 50
Phalacrocorax penicillatus
2557867884 d465468c1d m
Violet-green Swallow 2
Tachycineta thalassina
Small
Red-winged Blackbird 55
Agelaius phoeniceus
6086751918 84855ecfe7 m
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 48
Poecile rufescens
Small
Red-breasted Nuthatch 56
Sitta canadensis
2859948801 eaaa57967c m
House Wren 34
Troglodytes aedon
101735605 a60d7f0df0 m
American Robin 57
Turdus migratorius
Small
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 58
Empidonax difficilis
4017196411 ea72e273dc m
Hutton's Vireo 59
Vireo huttoni
3219106075 b0e5cb064d m
Golden-crowned Kinglet 60
Regulus satrapa
Small
Dark-eyed Junco 1
Junco hyemalis
8133842262 d47ab5e6f0 m
Song Sparrow 61
Melospiza melodia
3148797396 169c43f491 m
Golden-crowned Sparrow 62
Zonotrichia atricapilla
2113438171 279d1ff528 m
White-crowned Sparrow 63
Zonotrichia leucophrys
2939912802 9c1d026c1d m
Spotted Towhee 64
Pipilo maculatus
26107945 9d38fc38df m
Wilson's Warbler 65
Cardellina pusilla
888473515 bb7d1ae6fb m
Orange-crowned Warbler 31
Oreothlypis celata
5233198587 35aaa53689 m
Northwestern Crow 66
Corvus caurinus

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