Tuesday, 9 May 2017

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 09, 2017

The Tuesday bird walk on May 09, 2017 went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. A singing Warbling Vireo greeted us at the start of the walk. We heard  Pacific-slope Flycatchers singing in the forest for most of the morning. A Pacific Loon was heading up the Strait of Georgia.  An adult Killdeer with a fledgling was spotted along the shore at low tide. We spotted a Wilson's Warbler feeding just off the trail.  A Sharp-shinned Hawk and a Turkey Vulture were circling high overhead.  We saw a pair of Yellow Warblers feeding in a short tree near the trail.  Barred Owls were seen perched in a tree at the end of the walk.
                       Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:                      

Fifteen birders including a visiting birder from Australia saw and heard the following fifty-nine species:
Canada Goose
 Mallard
 Surf Scoter
Harlequin Duck
Common Merganser
 Pelagic Cormorant
Pacific Loon
 Great Blue Heron
 Turkey Vulture
 Bald Eagle
 Sharp-shinned Hawk
 Barred Owl
Killdeer
 Black Oystercatcher
 Mew Gull
 Glaucous-winged Gull
 Belted Kingfisher
 Eurasian-collared Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
California Quail
Rufous Hummingbird
 Anna’s Hummingbird
 Hairy Woodpecker
 Northern Flicker
 Pileated Woodpecker
 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
 Willow Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
 Violet-green Swallow
 Barn Swallow
   Brown Creeper
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Red-breasted Nuthatch
 Bushtit
Bewick’s Wren
 Pacific Wren
American Robin
 Swainson’s Thrush
European Starling
 Warbling Vireo
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Black-throated Grey Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
 Orange-crowned Warbler
 Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
 Song Sparrow
 White-crowned Sparrow
 Brown-headed Cowbird  
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
 Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
 
The Tuesday bird walk on May 16, 2017 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the Top Bridge Trail parking area  along  Industrial Way near Tuan Road in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m. 
 
Good birding
Neil Robins


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