The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walk locations are found in the Backyard Bird Report at the very end of the most recent report. Any cancellations will be posted here by 8am the day of the walk.

Wednesday 8 April 2009

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 07, 2009

Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and the winds were calm. Seventeen birders saw and heard twenty-nine species of birds.
Among the highlights of the morning were two Orange-crowned Warblers singing as we entered the trail. A Cooper's Hawk flew by very quickly. We saw a female Pileated Woodpecker excavating a nest cavity in a tall snag. Later we noticed a male Pileated Woodpecker near the same nest cavity. The Orange-crowned Warblers put in an appearance for us to see and hear them again at the end of the morning.

Seventeen birders saw and heard the following twenty-nine species of birds:
Ring-necked Pheasant
California Quail
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Rufous Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

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