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- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
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Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Tuesday bird walk















Brandt's Cormorant: Ralph Hocken Photo.




The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach. Twelve birders saw and heard thirty-two species of birds. The surf was up and pounding on the shore on a windy, blustery December morning.

Highlights of the morning included a large flock of over three hundred Dunlin and three Black-bellied Plovers flying inland over us after leaving the large gravel bar. Over one hundred Black Turnstones and about forty Mew Gulls covered the gravel bar. Further off shore several Brandt's Cormorants, Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants flew low over the water. Several rafts of Common Goldeneye, Harlequin Ducks, Pacific Loons, a lone Common Loon and Red-throated Loon were spotted on the choppy waters. We saw eight House Finch perched on a low bush facing into the strong winds head on. One Long-tailed Duck sped past us low over the water heading down the Strait of Georgia.


The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the Parksville/Qualicum Beach area is on Tuesday mornings at 9 a.m. Participants meet at the at the Parksville Beach Community Park, at the parking area in front of the playground at 9 a.m. Rain and/or heavy winds will deter us--but we will plan a walk for every week. Everyone is welcome to bring their binoculars and join us for a morning of birding. For the weekly location of the birdwalk, please call Neil Robins at 250-954-1928 or The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 1-888-249-4145.


Twelve birders found the following thirty-two species of birds on December 09, 2008:
American Wigeon
Mallard
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Surf Scoter
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Northwestern Crow
European Starling
Song Sparrow
House Finch

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