Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, January 28, 2014

The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.  The morning was very calm, but we still had some fog on the water.  Several flocks of Brant were seen off shore.  A few Western Grebe were spotted in the foggy haze, as well as 4 Trumpeter Swans along the shoreline of the resort hotels.  The forest birds were keeping themselves well hidden this morning.

Ten birders identified the following 41 species:
                                              Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Black Turnstone: Ralph Hocken Photo. 


Canada Goose
Trumpeter Swan
American widgeon
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Wing-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrows Goldeneye
Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Common Murre
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren 

The Tuesday bird walk on February 04 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. 


Common Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Good birding,

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