During the 2022 Christmas Bird Count in Surrey we found two uncommon visitors to Vancouver. This adult white-throated sparrow and a bonus juvenile. They were hanging with some friends along the Avalon cow barn on the west of the island. It is a really good idea to search flocks of sparrows for rarities as they are typically in winter plumage and don't stand out right away. This flavor of sparrow is usually found north and east of the Rockies so was nice to add them to the list early.