Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, February 11, 2014
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning started out clear and cool and then turned very windy with rough seas near the end of the walk. Many flocks of Brant, Surf Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were heading down the Strait of Georgia. Three Black-bellied Plovers, two Killdeer, a Greater Yellowlegs and a Eurasian Widgeon were near the gravel bar. A large flock of American Robins, White-crowned Sparrows and Chestnut-backed Chickadees entertained us just off the road.
Greater Yellowlegs: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Eight birders saw and heard the following forty-eight species:
The Tuesday bird walk on February 18, 2014 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.