Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 27, 2017
Please note-- This is the final Tuesday bird walk of the season.
The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 5, 2017.
The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and very warm, but cooler in the forest. A Barred Owl was spotted deep in the forest after we heard many loud noisy birds likely mobbing him at the start of the walk. Several Warbling Vireos, a Common Yellowthroat, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, a MacGillivray’s Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler and Swainson's Thrush’s made appearances during the morning. A Spotted Sandpiper was spotted feeding along the edge of the river. We watched as two Northern Rough-winged Swallows flew into their nest hole in the bank of the river. A Black-headed Grosbeak was singing continually from the top of a very tall conifer tree.
Nine birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following thirty-three Species:
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Orange-crowned WarblerCommon Yellowthroat
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