The Wednesday Bird Walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. Seven birders found forty-two species of birds. Among the highlights were the sightings of fifteen different flocks of Common Murres, with fifty to sixty Murres in each flock, heading down the Strait of Georgia. A flock of about one thousand Dunlin made a brief appearance for us all to have a look at them and two Black Oystercatchers stopped on the tide line about twenty feet from us. The Brant Geese are beginning to arrive. We saw about two hundred of them during the morning walk.
The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Wednesday mornings at Participants meet at the Parksville Visitor Centre at Highway 19A and