Tuesday bird walk, January 09, 2018:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville.
The morning was mostly sunny but there was a very strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. Two Brant and a large flock of American Widgeons greeted us at the start of the walk. Two Golden-crowned Sparrows were seen feeding on the trail not far from us. A large number of Northern Pintail flew overhead heading up the Strait. A flock of White-winged Scoters were spotted hiding in the high waves offshore. Common Murre heading up the Strait all morning. California Gulls and Mew Gulls flew high overhead. A Yellow-rumped Warbler was spotted high up in a conifer tree. Two Ruby-crowned Kinglets were feeding in low bushes just off the trail.
Twenty-five birders saw and heard the following forty species:
The Tuesday Bird walk on January 16, 2018, will be going Deep Bay. 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 parking lot at the Deep Bay Marina at about 9:35 a.m.
6314 Metral Drive