Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesdaybird walk, May 01, 2018


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, May 01, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to Moorcroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  The morning was sunny with strong winds. A Dunlin and four singing Black Oystercatchers were seen along the rocky shores.   Six Pacific Loons and two Marbled Murrelet’s were seen offshore. We saw a Killer Whale breeching off shore.  We heard a Swainson’s Thrush calling just off the trail.  A Pacific-slope Flycatcher was spotted perched near the trail. Orange-crowned Warblers, Yellow-rumped Warblers, Black-throated Gray Warblers and Townsend’s Warblers entertained us all morning.
Pacific-slope Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Thirty birders including visiting birders from South Africa saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Brant
Harlequin Duck
Red-breasted Merganser
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Marbled Murrelet
Pacific loon
Common Loon
Dunlin
Black Oystercatcher
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
American Robin
Swainson’s  Thrush
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
                                              Red-winged Blackbird
                                                 Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch  
Black-throated Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Sunday Bird Walk on May 06, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at parking lot Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo at about 9:20 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 08, 2018 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery in north Qualicum Beach.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the Brant Viewing Platform along Highway 19a in North Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633






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