Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, June 26, 2018:


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk,

June 26, 2018:

The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny with calm winds. A Swainson's Thrush, a Warbling Vireo and an Anna’s Hummingbird greeted us at the start of the walk while they were feeding low in a bush close to the trail. We heard a Red-eyed Vireo singing from high up in the very tall trees in the forest.  There were two Red-breasted Sapsuckers high up in the tall trees.  Purple Martins, Northern Rough-wing Swallows and Violet-green Swallows were seen hawking insects above the river.  A Cooper’s Hawk, a Sharp-shinned Hawk, a Bald Eagle and three Turkey Vultures were seen flying high overhead.  A Western Tanager was spotted flying between the tall trees along the river. Several American Robins were mobbing a Barred Owl at the end of the walk.

Sixteen birders, saw and heard the following thirty-six species:
Canada Goose
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Barred Owl
Belted Kingfisher
Common Raven
Mourning Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Red-eyed Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Willow Flycatcher
 Pacific-slope Flycatcher 
Purple Martin
 Northern Rough-wing Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Brown Creeper
 Bewick's Wren
 Pacific Wren
 Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Western Tanager
Orange-crowned Warbler
 Black-throated Gray Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
 Spotted Towhee
 Song Sparrow
 Black-headed Grosbeak
 American Goldfinch
House Finch
House Sparrow

Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

This was the last Tuesday Bird Walk of the season. The walks will resume in the fall!

The Sunday Bird Walk on July 01, 2018 is cancelled due to the Canada Day Holiday!

Have a Happy Canada Day”

The Sunday Bird Walk on July 08, 2018 will be going to Hemer Provincial Park in Cedar.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the Hemer Park parking lot at the end of Hemer Road (Take highway 19 south and exit left at Cedar Road.  Follow Cedar Road to the bridge and turn right onto Cedar Road. Follow Cedar Road to Hemer Road and turn left.) Follow the road to the end where there is a parking lot.  We will meet there at about 9:30 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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