Tuesday, 13 June 2017

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 13, 2017


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 13, 2017
The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 13, 2017 went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.  The morning was cloudy with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. Four Black Swift were seen hawking insects high above us at the beginning of the walk. Two Caspian Terns were spotted one was resting on a gravel bar and the other one was plunging in the water further offshore in search of prey. Two Pigeon Guillemots and an Marbled Murrelet were seen further off Shore. A Great Horned Owl was seen at the end of the walk being mobbed by a flock of American Robins.
Fifteen birders including visiting birders from Seattle and Australia saw and heard the following forty-two species:
Canada Geese
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Surf Scoter
Pelagic Cormorant
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Bald Eagle
Great Horned Owl
Cooper’s Hawk
Glaucous-Winged Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Caspian Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Black Oystercatcher
European Starling
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker 
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Black Swift
Tree Swallow
Violet-Green Swallow
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
Red-Breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Swanson’s Thrush
American Robin
Orange-Crowned Warbler 
Black-throated Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch

Orange-crowned Warbler:

The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 20/17 will be going to The Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery.  Meet at The Parksville Community Park at the parking lot in front of the Lion's Playground at 9 a.m. or at the Brandt Viewing Platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins 

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