In the late summer, we get many of the Pacific Flyway shorebirds stopping in at Boundary Bay which is an Important Bird Area for birds to refuel before they continue on their journey south. This, not so common, visitor might stop and stay for a couple weeks. You have to be out on the shoreline looking on a regular basis as they are few in numbers in the Vancouver area. They are arctic breeders and typically use the Central Flyway to head to Argentina for winter. This bird used to be numerous, but there were severely over-hunted in the late 1800's and early 1900's.