Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 26, 2013

 

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach.  The morning was mostly sunny and the winds were calm.  The sea was like glass except near the horizon where it was foggy.  We saw a large number of Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes, Pacific Loons and Common Loons on the Strait of Georgia.  Three Long-tailed Ducks were off shore on the Strait.  Black-bellied Plovers, Black Oystercatchers, Dunlin and Black Turnstones were resting on the gravel bar at Pebble Beach.                            

                                           Dunlin: Ralph Hocken Photo.                                                                       
 
                                  Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Eighteen birders saw and heard the following fifty species:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
American Widgeon
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Common Murre
Marbled Murrelet
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Dunlin
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rock Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
European Starling
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow 

The Tuesday bird walk on December 03 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

 
                                         Horned Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville

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