Pigeon Guillemot: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Wednesday Bird Walk went to went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Seven birders found fifty-four species of birds during the morning. Included in the highlights were the sightings of a Wilson's Warbler and several Rough-winged Swallows. Two Merlins flew right over us as we watched from the boardwalk on the mud flats. At the ocean we saw Pacific Loon, Common Loon, Pigeon Guillemot, Red-necked Grebe, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Mew Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull and two flocks of Brant Geese.