The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with strong winds off the Strait of Georgia. We heard and then saw a Cassin’s Vireo. Chestnut-backed Chickadees flew in the bushes just off the trail. Several Cedar Waxwings flew in and landed in the tall trees near the trail. A large flock of Canada Geese, several Northern Pintails, Mallards, Green-winged Teal and an American Wigeon were resting along the mudflats. Large numbers of Western Sandpipers, Least Sandpipers, Semipalmated Plover and Killdeer were feeding along the mudflats. White-winged Scoters, a Double-crested Cormorant, a Pelagic Cormorant and three Common Loons were seen on the Strait.
Twenty-one birders including visiting birders from Ontario, Washington and Alberta saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
The Tuesday Bird walk on September 19, 2017, will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the parking lot in front of the Lions Club Playground) at 9:00 a.m. or at the Brant Viewing Platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.
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