Ed, John V., Larry, my dad, and myself headed out to the Okanagan this past Tuesday for a short trip. I've included the lists from each hotspot that we visited.
Our first stop was Nighthawk Road, right next to the American border. A large number of mosquitoes was an unpleasant surprise, but that was offset by a pretty good variety of bird species. These included Black-chinned hummingbird, Cassin's finch, and others. The main highlights here however, were Brewer's sparrow and Lark sparrow, both of which were lifers for me.
We then made our way east to Anarchist Mountain. Here, we got to see a Western bluebird pair tending to their nestlings while a House wren sang nearby. Other notables included a Townsend's solitaire and a few Lewis's woodpeckers.
Our final stop of the day was Road 22, north of Osoyoos. This is probably the most reliable place in B.C. to find Bobolinks, and we weren't disappointed. We also had unusually-good views of a Yellow-breasted chat.