It was after doing my write ups about my trip to BC that I realized I failed to mention the birds that I saw so I will make up for my somewhat embarrassing oversight here. I should start off by saying that I was very pleased with my excursion tally. Prior to my trip I had a total of 18 birds recorded for the year. When I do my big spring outings and see 10-12 species during the course of a day, I consider that a pretty good day. For this trip, I figured seeing 15-20 species, which I felt was quite doable, would have me over the moon. So how did I do? I saw a total of 26 birds on this trip alone (including one bonus in Jasper town site). Many of the birds I saw were ones I had seen before, however, I DID see 6 species I had never seen before in my life.
Here is my list below, more or less in the order I saw them. Those in bold type are my "first sightings".
Rock Dove (in Jasper)