Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, February 16, 2016
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach the morning was sunny with light winds off the Strait of Georgia. Red-breasted Mergansers, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Black Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks as well as Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Horned Grebes and Red-necked Grebes were seen off shore. Common Murre, a Pigeon Guillemot and Western Grebes were further offshore. Black-bellied Plovers, Killdeer, Dunlin and Black Turnstone were resting with a large number of Gulls on the gravel bar. A flock of American Wigeon with one Eurasian Wigeon landed close to shore giving us great views.
Twenty-three birders including birders from Calgary, Winnipeg and Seattle saw and heard the following forty-five species:
Red- breasted Nuthatch
The Tuesday bird walk on February 23 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park, near the Lions Club Kids parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive at about 9:10 a.m.