The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy but quite warm. The highlights included seeing twenty Brant racing down the Strait of Georgia. We saw a Northern Shrike at six different perches through out the morning. A Varied Thrush gave great views as it perched for a long time quite close to us.
Fourteen birders including visiting birders from Chicago and Belgium saw and heard the following fifty-four species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on January 22 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. High tide is at 12:55 p.m. and is 13.5 feet.
“Rare bird alert”
From the main parking lot, walk 1 minute north towards the playground where the bird was seen feeding around the picnic tables and the base of conifers as of 8 am on the 15.