Monday, 31 January 2011

2010 Sunday bird walks


Eurasian Wigeon: Ralph Hocken Photo.

During 2010, the Sunday bird walks went to the following sites: Little Qualicum River Estuary, Englishman River Estuary, Neck Point, Buttertubs Marsh, Nanoose Bay, Beck Creek, Nanaimo River Estuary, Columbia Beach, French Creek, Rathtrevor Provincial Park, Morrell Park, Legacy Marsh, Bowen Park, Lot Ten, Morden Park, McGregor Marsh, Linley Valley, Beaver Ponds, Springwood Park, Ladysmith Harbour,

We saw and heard the following one hundred and forty-eight species of birds during 2010:
Greater White-fronted Goose
Canada Goose
Brant
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Wood Duck
Gadwall
Mallard
Ring-necked Duck
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Lesser Scaup
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Pied-billed Grebe
Eared Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Clark's Grebe
Bald Eagle
Osprey
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Merlin
Northern Harrier
Barred Owl
Turkey Vulture
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Killdeer
Virginia Rail
Wilson's Snipe
Dunlin
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Greater Yellowlegs
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Black Oystercatcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Surfbird
Sanderling
American Coot
Northern Shrike
Bonaparte's Gull
Herring Gull
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Glaucous Gull
Marbled Murrelet
Pigeon Guillemot
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Purple Martin
Bank Swallow
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Western Wood-Pewee
Willow Flycatcher
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Marsh Wren
Pacific Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Cassin's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Rock Pigeon
Band-tailed Pigeon
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Brown-headed Cowbird
Orchard Oriole
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Purple Finch
Common Redpoll
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

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