Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,January 04, 2011


Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers:Ralph Hocken Photo.

Hi birders,

The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cool, but not too windy and the rain held off until 11:30. The highlights of the morning included seeing two Hermit Thrushes along the forest edge. We watched a large flock of Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets quickly moving and feeding through the forest.
We saw over three hundred Dunlin feeding along the shoreline and then suddenly fly up in a cloud to find another spot along the shore.
It was a good morning of birding as eleven birders including two visitors from Manitoba, saw and heard the following forty-one species of birds:
Canada Goose
Brant
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin

Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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