The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walks will be resuming on Tuesday September 5th and Sunday September 10th. Locations and more information in the most recent post.

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, April 06, 2010

Yellow-rumped Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo

The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy but pleasant, with calm winds. The highlights included hearing as well as seeing an Orange-crowned Warbler and a Yellow-rumped Warbler in the same area of the park. A Cooper's Hawk gave us good looks as it glided in a large circle above us. There were several Bald Eagles perched in the tall snags and Turkey Vultures and Bald Eagles circled in the sky above us . We saw a Pileated Woodpecker feeding on bugs in a tall snag. Through out the morning we saw several Brown Creepers moving up the fir trees along the trails.

Fifteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-three species of birds.
Canada Goose
Ring-necked Pheasant
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper's Hawk
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
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
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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