June 2017 Bird Walks
The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and very warm, but cooler in the forest. A Barred Owl was spotted deep in the forest after we heard many loud noisy birds likely mobbing him at the start of the walk. Several Warbling Vireos, a Common Yellowthroat, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, a MacGillivray’s Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler and Swainson's Thrush’s made appearances during the morning. A Spotted Sandpiper was spotted feeding along the edge of the river. We watched as two Northern Rough-winged Swallows flew into their nest hole in the bank of the river. A Black-headed Grosbeak was singing continually from the top of a very tall conifer tree.
Nine birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following thirty-three Species:
Bald Eagle, Barred Owl, Turkey Vulture, Spotted Sandpiper, Belted Kingfisher, Common Raven, Northwester Crow, Anna’s Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Black-throated Gray Warbler, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, European Starling
Good Birding from Neil Robbins of THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
Please note-- This is the final Tuesday bird walk of the season.
The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 5, 2017.
Canada Geese, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Surf Scoter, Pelagic Cormorant, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Cooper’s Hawk, Glaucous-Winged Gull, Mew Gull, California Gull, Caspian Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Black Oystercatcher, European Starling, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Black Swift, Tree Swallow, Violet-Green Swallow, Chestnut-Backed Chickadee, Red-Breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Swanson’s Thrush, American Robin, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Black-throated Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Fox Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-Crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco & Purple Finch.