Tuesday, 5 June 2018




Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk,
June 05, 2018:
  The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with winds off the Strait of Georgia. Ten Great Blue Herons were seen just off shore.  During the walk four  Pigeon Guillemots and six White-winged Scoters were seen further off shore.  A Western Wood- Pewee was seen at the edge of the forest.  A lone Caspian Tern was spotted heading up the Strait giving us great views.  We watched a Brown Creeper with a Dragonfly in its bill go into a nest hole on a tree next to the trail.       





Brown Creeper: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Twenty-two birders, including two visiting birders from the United Kingdom saw and heard the following forty species:
Canada Geese
White-winged Scoter
Pelagic Cormorant
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Glaucous-Winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Murre
Great Blue Heron
European Starling
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker 
Pileated Woodpecker
Western Wood-Pewee
Hammonds Flycatcher
Pacific-Slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-Green Swallow
Chestnut-Backed Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Swanson’s Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Orange-Crowned Warbler 
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Brown Creeper
Chipping  Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-Crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch

White-winged Scoter: 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 June 10, 2018 will be going to Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary at 787 Nanaimo Lakes Road about 9:15 a.m.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on June12, 2018 will be going the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am.  Turn from Northwest Bay Road onto Power-Point Road.  Follow Powder Point Road to the four way stop where it becomes Fairwinds Drive.  Go about one hundred yards past the four way stop to a parking area on the left hand side of the road.  We will meet you there at about 9:25 a.m.
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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