Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,January 252011


Long-tailed Ducks and Surf Scoters: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Hi birders,

The Tuesday bird walk went to Deep Bay. The morning was cloudy and the winds were calm until near the end of the walk when the winds pickup and the fog moved in. We spotted a Greater Scaup and a Lesser Scaup not far from shore. Ten Long-tailed Ducks were just offshore at the point. The White-winged Scoters were the most numerous of the Scoters although we did see Surf Scoter and Black Scoters on the water. A flock of Dunlin flew by offshore.

Ten birders saw and heard the following forty-six species of birds:
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
American Wigeon
Mallard
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Dunlin
Glaucous-winged Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Rock Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Finch
House Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

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