Tuesday, 16 April 2019

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 16, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville.  The morning was cloudy with calm winds.  A Wilson’s Warbler was seen at the start of the walk. We heard and then saw several Orange-crowned Warblers during the walk.  A pair of American Kestrel were perched high up in a tall tree giving us great views at the edge of the forest.  A Barred Owl was seen next to the trunk of a tree and then flew giving us an excellent sighting.  We had several sightings of male Anna's Hummingbirds during the walk.  One Red-wing Blackbird was perched high in a tree at the edge of the forest.

        Wilson’s Warbler: John Morrison Photo:

Twenty-four birders including visiting birders from Ontario and Alberta saw and heard the following thirty-six species:
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
American Kestrel
Barred Owl
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Hairy Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Band-tailed Pigeon
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Red-wing Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Purple Finch 
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin

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

There will be no Sunday Bird Walk on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019:

The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 23, 2019 will be going to the Moorecroft Regional Park.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at Moorecroft Regional Park (follow Northwest Bay Road to Stewart Road and then follow the signs to the Park at 1563 Stewart Road) in Nanoose Bay at  about 9:25 am. 

Good Birding

Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive, NanaimoV9T-2L8

Phone: 250-390-3669 Fax: 250-390-1633

Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca


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