Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,March 01, 2011


Red-breasted Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary.

The morning was cool and cloudy, but the rain held off. We were fortunate enough to see a large flock of Evening Grosbeak high in the trees near the parking area. As well, there was a Northern Shrike spotted sitting atop a tree in the meadow area.
Special thanks to John for leading the walk and to Rhonda for the tally.

Ten birders identified the following forty-four species of birds:
Brant
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Long-tailed Duck
Common Murre
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Shrike
Glaucous-winged Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Mew Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northewestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Evening Grosbeak
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towheee
Red-winged Blackbird
Stellar Jay
Song Sparrow
House Finch

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