Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 25, 2014

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning saw rain all the time and the winds were calm, the Strait of Georgia was calm. Many Harlequin Ducks were seen just offshore.  A flock of sixteen Long-tailed Ducks were seen further offshore. Many Pacific Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Common Goldeneye were seen on the strait through out the morning. A Red-necked Phalarope and two Rhinoceros Auklet were spotted offshore.
                  Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
                                                     Horned Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo.


Ten birders saw and heard the following forty-one species:
Canada Goose
Harlequin Duck
American Widgeon
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-necked Phalarope
Rhinoceros Auklet
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
Ring-bill Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Anna’s Hummingbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco


                                                         Common Goldeneye: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

The Tuesday bird walk on December 02,2014 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

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