Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 12, 2013


The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was windy and cloudy with sunny periods and a light shower during the morning. A large flock of Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers were feeding along the tide line when we arrived at low tide. We saw many Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Horned Grebes and Red-necked Grebes on the choppy Strait of Georgia. Several flocks of American Wigeon, Mallard and Common Goldeneye flew down the Strait. We had great close views of several Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets on the walk through the forest.                      

Dunlin: Ralph Hocken Photo.                                                              

Twelve birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
American Widgeon
Harlequin Duck
Common Goldeneye
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Thayer’s Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Black-bellied Plover
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Brown Creeper
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Purple Finch
House Finch
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco


Golden-crowned Kinglet: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

The Tuesday bird walk on November 19 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

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