There have been several Tropical Kingbirds that made it north to the Greater Vancouver area from parts unknow. They have a normal range that typically keeps these birds south of the Mexican border. These birds have a Wanderlust which is a German name for strong desire for travel. In particular years, these birds will travel north for the fall, usually along the Pacific coast all the way to southern Alaska seen here as light purple. Either way, it was a great addition to our year lists and Carli's life list. This bird along with one other were hawking insects on Westham Island, just outside of Reifel Bird Sanctuary.