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May 2017 Bird Walks

Posted By:  Kathy Fraser on May 4, 2017
Black-headed Grosbeak
Black-headed GrosbeakGreat Horned OwlWarbling VireoWestern Tanager 
May 30, 2017 - Springwood Park

The Tuesday Birdwalk went to Springwood Park in Parksville.  The morning was cloudy with a light rain shower.  Highlights included the sighting of a McGillivray's Warbler, a Yellow Warbler, a Black-Throated Warbler and a colourful Western Tanager.

Sixteen birders saw and heard the following forty species:
Killdeer, Bald Eagle, Barred Owl, California Quail, European Starling, Band-Tail Pigeon, Eurasian-Collared Dove, Anna's Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-Slope Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Barn Swallow, Violet-Green Swallow, Chestnut-Backed Chickadee, Red-Breasted Nuthatcher, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Bushtit, Swainson's Thrush, Pileated Woodpecker, American Robin, Orange-Crowned Warbler, McGillivray's Warbler, Townsend Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Black-Throated Gray Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Brown-Headed Cowbird, Song Sparrow, White-Crowned Sparrow, Dark-Eyed Junco, Black-Headed Grosbeak, Purple Finch & American Goldfinch

The Tuesday Birdwalk on June 6/17 will be going to The Englisman River Estuary, Shelly Road Side.  Meet at The Parksville Community Park at the parking lot in front of the Lion's Playground at 9 a.m. or at the end of Shelly Road on the Oceanside of Highway 19a at 9:10 a.m.

Good Birding from Neil Robins of The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store


May 23, 2017 - Moorecroft Regional Park

The Tuesday bird walk went to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. The morning was sunny and warm. Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles and a Cooper’s Hawk flew high overhead.  We saw and heard several Orange-crowned Warblers, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Townsend’s  Warbler and a Wilson’s Warbler during the walk. A Warbling Vireo was feeding high up in the tall trees over the trail giving us great looks.  We heard and then saw a Great Horned Owl fly from its perch not far from the trail.  A Willow Flycatcher, hunting insects, flew from its perch over the marsh, giving us great views. We heard several Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Hammond’s Flycatchers on the walk through the forest. A Western Tanager flew in over the marsh and landed in a tall snag giving us excellent views. A Yellow-rumped Warbler and a Townsend’s  Warbler  were seen just above us at the end of the walk.

Seventeen birders including visiting birders from New Jersey-USA, Whitecourt and St. Albert saw and heard the following forty-four species:  Mallard, Surf Scoter, Pelagic Cormorant, Pacific Loon, Black Oystercatcher, Mew Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Cooper’s Hawk, Great Horned Owl, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Anna’s Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Pileated Woodpecker, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Swainson’s Thrush, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler,  Townsend’s  Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch and American Goldfinch.

The Tuesday bird walk on May 30, 2017 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot next to the Lion’s Club Kids playground at 9:00 a.m.or at the west end of Despard Avenue in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m.

Good birding from Neil Robins of The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store

May 9, 2017 - Top Bridge, Parksville BC

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning started out cloudy with misty rain but finished off with sunny skies and calm winds.  We saw fourteen Whimbrel flying low over the shoreline before the walk at the Parksville Community Park. A Chipping Sparrow was singing from the top of a tall tree near the trail. We could hear a Black-headed Grosbeak singing in the distance and we tracked him until we found him down further along a trail.  A Swainson’s Thrush was spotted perched on a stump in the forest. After hearing Pacific-slope Flycatchers singing for most of the morning we watched as one was feeding not far from us. Band-tailed Pigeons, Turkey Vultures and two Bald Eagles flew high over head.

Thirteen birders, including visiting birders from Alberta and Australia saw and heard the following thirty species: Whimbrel, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Rufous Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, California Quail, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, American Robin, Black-headed Grosbeak, Swainson’s Thrush, Band-tailed Pigeon, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch, House Finch, American Goldfinch

The Tuesday bird walk on May 23, 2017 will be going to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids Park at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Moorecroft Park (off Northwest Road and Stewart Road--follow the signs) at about 9:15 a.m.

Good birding from Neil Robins of The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store

May 2, 2017 - Lot Ten, Qualicum Beach

The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was cloudy with sunny periods and calm winds. We heard a Hammond's Flycatcher singing and were finally able to see him as he moved in just above us near the trail.

A Warbling Vireo and a Wilson's Warbler in a short bush gave us great views. We spotted a female Hairy Woodpecker feeding along a tree trunk next to the trail. A little further on the trail we saw a male Downy Woodpecker also feeding on a tall tree. We heard American Robins mobbing a bird and then spotted a Barred Owl in plain view, ignoring the mobbing robins. Three small shrew were seen along the trail.

Seventeen birders including visiting birders from the United Kingdom and Ontario saw and heard thirty-five species including:

Canada Geese, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Barred Owl, Glaucous-winged Gull, California Quail, Anna’s Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Downy Woodpecker, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Hammond's Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Northern Rough-winged Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pacific Wren, Bewick’s Wren, Gold-Crowned Kinglet, American Robin, European Starling, Orange-Crowned Warbler, Black-Throated Gray Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhee, Golden-Crowned Sparrow and Song Sparrow
The Tuesday bird walk on May 09, 2017 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Shelly Road( on the ocean side of highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m. - Good Birding from Neil Robins of The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store of Nanaimo

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