Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, June 20, 2017


The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Hatchery in Qualicum Beach. The morning was mostly  sunny with calm winds.  Canada Geese,

four White-wing Scoters, a Common Loon and four Killdeer were seen at the Brant viewing platform.  An American Dipper was seen on the river searching and finding food.  We saw an adult Red-breasted Sapsucker and a fledgling Red-breasted Sapsucker on a tree just off the trail. Several Black Swifts, a Vaux’s Swift and many Violet-green Swallows flew overhead during the morning.  Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Willow Flycatchers and Warbling Vireos were heard during the walk.  A family of Western Tanagers were spotted flying just off the trail.  A Common Yellowthroat, a Wilson's Warbler and a Yellow Warbler feeding near the trail. Two Red-tailed Hawks were flying high overhead at the end of the walk.

Twenty birders including visiting birders from Australia, California, Manitoba, Washington and Alberta saw and heard the following forty-three species:
Canada Geese
White-wing Scoter
Common Loon
Killdeer
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
California Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
American Dipper
Northwestern Crow
European Starling
Black Swift
Vaux’s Swift
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Pacific Wren
Brown Creeper
Rufous Hummingbird
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak
American Goldfinch 

The Tuesday bird walk on June 27,2017 will be going to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot next to the Lions Club Kids playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area on the forest side of highway 19a on Kinkade Road at about 9:20 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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