Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, September 17, 2013

The September 17, 2013 Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach.
It was a beautiful fall morning with very little breeze.  We spotted several Black Swift flying overhead near the parking area.  There were also several Great Blue Herons all along our beach walk this morning. 
18 birders saw and heard the following 39 species:
Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Green-winged Teal, Common Loon, Marbled Murrelet, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Black Turnstone, Killdeer, Black Oystercatcher, Bonaparte's Gull, Mew Gull, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Western Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Black Swift, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Cedar Waxwing, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Purple Finch, Eurasian-collared Dove, Rock Pigeon, Anna's Hummingbird

Black Oystercatchers: Ralph Hocken Photo.


The Tuesday bird walk on September 17 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at Parksville Community Park at the Lions Playground parking lot at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of Highway 19A. at about 9:10 am.

Good birding

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