Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, December 01, 2015

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with very strong cool winds from the south side of the Strait of Georgia. We saw Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters Long-tailed Ducks, Red-breasted Mergansers, Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye riding the wild surf on the water. Large numbers of Canada Geese, Mallard, American Widgeon and a Eurasian Widgeon were seen on the flooded French Creek. We watched as a big flock of House Finch rested and fed from a short berry bush close to the trail.


Eurasian Widgeon: Ralph Hocken Photo.
 
Thirteen birders saw and heard the following forty-nine species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
American Widgeon
Eurasian Widgeon
Greater Scaup
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
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Killdeer
Black Turnstone
Belted Kingfisher
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Steller’s Jay
Rock Dove
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
American Robin
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Anna’s Hummingbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

                                                                House Finch: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk on December 08, will be going to the Shelly Road side of Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Kids playground at  9:00 a.m. or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of Highway 19a  at about 9:05 a.m. 

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville


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1 comment:

beno said...

Great Work Guys!

Keep it up…I´m a big fan of wild living birds, I´m also having a blog about wild birds in germany, austria and switzerland. It´s interesting to see the similarities in the species of american birds and european birds, but also the differences.

Best regards!