Are you ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count? This February 17-20th, the Great Backyard Bird Count and help scientists better understand and protect birds worldwide. For as little as 15 minutes, sit in your favorite bird watching location and identify and count birds, then submit them to the GBBC.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk,February 08, 2011

Barrow's Goldeneye: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The Tuesday bird walk went to Nanoose Bay. The morning was cloudy and the wind was calm. The highlights included seeing a large flock of Northern Pintail resting near shore on the estuary. Two Eurasian Wigeon were feeding with a flock of American Wigeon. A pair of
Barrow's Goldeneye were spotted further out on the Bay. Five Black Oystercatchers flew in and started feeding along the tideline.

Fifteen birders saw thirty species of birds.
Trumpeter Swan
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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