Thursday, 15 March 2018


Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

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KING EIDER (1, male)
Location: Eaglecrest area of Qualicum Beach; originally found off Bluffs Dr, but last seen off Whitmee Rd
Date: March 12 (N. Robins and J. Purves) to 15 (multiple observers)

Location: Filbert Park, Comox; large tree by staff parking lot in front of lodge in the park
Date: January 26 (N. St. Hilaire) to March 10 (multiple observers)
A very confiding bird that has been well-studied in the field (Photo: Mark Wynja)
Mountain Bluebird (1, female)
Location: Martindale Flats, Central Saanich; fence lines in large field by 6021 Hunt Rd
Date: December 16 (I. Cruickshank and L. Singh) to February March 3 (multiple observers)
Female Mountain Bluebird in Central Saanich (Photo: Liam Singh)

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