Long-tailed Ducks:- Ralph Hocken Photo.
13 birders, including visitors from Port Coquitlam and Regina saw or heard the following 43 species:
Northern Shoveler, Green-winged Teal, Long-tailed Duck, Red-necked Phalarope, American Wigeon, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Red-breasted Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Red-necked Grebe, Western Grebe, Clark's Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Black Oystercatcher, Black Turnstone, Bonaparte's Gull, Mew Gull, California Gull, Heermann's Gull, Ring-billed Gull, Thayer's Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Ancient Murrelet, Eurasian Collared-Dove, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Brown Creeper
and Anna's Hummingbird.
The Tuesday bird walk on October 7, 2014 will be going to the Shelley Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at parking lot at the end of Shelley Road at about 9:10 a.m.