Feb Bird Walks
Parksville/Qualicum Beach - February 13, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. There were large numbers of
Brant Geese, Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters and White-winged Scoters, Long-tailed Ducks and Harlequin Ducks on the Strait during the morning. A Eurasian Widgeon was seen in with a flock of American Widgeon on the French Creek estuary. A pair of Ring-necked Ducks were spotted on the pond near French Creek. A Pigeon Guillemot and several Common Murre were seen just offshore. A House Finch was singing his heart out from a tree along the trail. A flock of six Red Crossbills were spotted flying overhead. We saw several Anna’s Hummingbirds perched on trees near the trail during the walk.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following fifty species:
Brant, Eurasian Widgeon, American Widgeon, Mallard, Ring-necked Duck, Greater Scaup, Harlequin Duck, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Brandt’s Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Common Murre, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Black Oystercatcher, Mew Gull, California Gull, Iceland-Thayer's Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, European Starling, Eurasian-collared Dove, Anna’s Hummingbird, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red Crossbill, House Finch and a House Sparrow.
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com)early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Tuesday Bird Walk on February 20, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of Highway 19Aat about 9:10 am.
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park - February 06, 2018
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!