The Wednesday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River, Shelly Road side in Parksville. Thirteen birders found fifty-two species of birds. Among the highlights of the morning were the sightings of several Red Crossbills, some within close view just ahead of us on the path. A pair of Barred Owls entertained us a couple of times during the morning walk with their very loud calls sounding like "Who Cooks for You-Who Cooks for You". Several Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets kept our eyes constantly moving as they continually hawked insects from the trees. We watched as a Red-breasted Sapsucker tapped into a tall Popular Tree, seeking sap.
The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Wednesday mornings at Participants meet at the Parksville Visitor Centre at Highway 19A and
We saw the following fifty-two species:
Great Blue Heron