Tuesday, 23 April 2019


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 23, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds.  A
Townsend’s Warbler was spotted at the start of the walk.   A Red-breasted Sapsucker was seen just off the trail.  A Hammond’s Flycatcher was heard  several times during the walk. A Pacific-slope Flycatcher, several Orange-crowned Warblers, a large number of Yellow-rumped Warblers, two Townsend’s Warblers and a Black-throated Gray Warbler were seen high up in the tall trees near the trail.  Summer is on it’s way!



Red-breasted Sapsucker: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Twenty-seven birders including visiting birders from Saskatoon and Red Deer saw and heard the following fifty species:
Mallard
Bufflehead
Wood Duck
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Common Murre
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Osprey
Barred Owl
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Bonaparte Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tail Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Red-winged Blackbird
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin
The Sunday Bird Walk on April 27, 2019 will be going to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00 am or under the Hydro lines on Normarel Drive, (off Highway 19 in upper Lantzville at Superior Road follow Superior Road to Normarel Drive) at about 9:15 am.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 30, 2019 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive at  about 9:10 am. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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