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May Bird Walks

Posted By:  Kathy Fraser on May 10, 2018
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Springwood Park - May 22, 2018

The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and very warm, but it cooled off when we entered the forest. Swainson's Thrush’s entertained us all morning.  Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles flew overhead. We had great views of three McGillivray's Warblers perched and singing on the walk.  A Western Tanager was seen high up in the tall tree near the trail.  A Pileated Woodpecker was spotted flying into its nest hole along the edge of the forest.  Willow Flycatchers and Pacific-slope Flycatchers were heard during the walk.  A Common Yellowthroat gave us great views in the bushes just off the road.  A juvenile Great Horned Owl was spotted perched in a tree back in the bushes.  An adult Great Horned Owl was being mobbed by American Robins along the trail at the end of the walk.

Twenty birders saw and heard the following forty species:
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Great Horned Owl, Eurasian-collared Dove, California Quail, Anna's Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Warbling Vireo, Cassin’s Vireo, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, McGillivray's Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Wilson's Warbler, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak & American Goldfinch.

Please Note:
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Sunday Bird Walk on May 27, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville..  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:25 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 29, 2018 will be going to the Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Kinkade Road on the forest side of highway 19a in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE


Top Bridge Trail - May 15, 2018

The Tuesday bird walk went to The Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny and very warm. We spotted a flock of Bushtits and a Brown Creeper at the start of the walk.  A Black-throated Grey Warbler was seen singing at the top of a very tall tree.
We saw a Rufous Hummingbird and Anna’s Hummingbird perched high up in a tall tree.  Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures were soaring overhead during the walk.  A Black-and-White Warbler was seen just off the trail.  Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks and Swanson’s Thrush were heard throughout the morning.  A very fast Peregrine Falcon was spotted chasing prey.  A MacGillivray’s Warbler entertained us for ten minutes from his perch just off the trail.

Eighteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Turkey Vulture, Rock Pigeon, Rufous Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Brown Creeper, Bushtit, Golden-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Western Tanager, Black-headed Grosbeak, Swanson’s Thrush, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Black-and-White Warbler, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Pine Siskin & American Goldfinch.

Please Note:
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Sunday Bird Walk on May 20, 2018 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the Burma Road entrance to Linley Valley off Lost Lake Road in north Nanaimo at about 9:20 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 22, 2018 will be going to the Springwood Park in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD& NATURE STORE



Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery - May 8, 2018

The Tuesday bird walk went to Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery with a brief stop at the Brant Viewing Tower in Qualicum Beach.  The morning was sunny. The walk was two and a half miles long, taking two hours and fifty minutes. Two Blue-wing Teal, White-winged Scoters, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser and Pacific Loons in breeding plumage were seen offshore at the viewing platform.  We saw an American Dipper feeding it’s young at the fish hatchery.  We heard a Western Tanager singing and a Swanson’s Thrush calling near the trail.  A Red-breasted Sapsucker was spotted near the trail.  A Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Warbling Vireo and an Orange-crowned Warbler were seen in a tall Big-leaf Maple tree.  We heard and saw and heard Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Hammond’s Flycatchers and Willow Flycatchers through out the morning.  Six Turkey Vultures flew over head at the end of the walk.

Eighteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species:

Harlequin Duck, Blue-wing Teal, White-winged Scoter, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Murre, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe,   Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, American Dipper, Iceland Gull, Mew Gull, Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Glaucous-wing Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Eurasian-collared Dove, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Northwestern Crow, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Pacific Wren, Ruby-crowned Kinglet, American Robin, Rufous Hummingbird, Swanson’s Thrush, European Starling, Western Tanager, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Wilson’s Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Cassin’s Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Hammond’s Flycatcher, Willow Flycatcher, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, Purple Finch & American Goldfinch.

Please Note:

Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Sunday Bird Walk on May 13, 2018 will be going to the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the Beaver Ponds parking area (Take Highway 19 to Northwest Bay Road go to Power Point Road, follow Power Point Road to the four way stop and  then go about one hundred yards to the parking area on the left) at  about 9:20 am.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 15, 2018 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the top bridge trail entrance (look for sign) at Industrial Way and Tuan Road at about 9:10 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE

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