The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary and found an Arctic Loon.
“ Rare Bird Alert Arctic Loon”----- We found an Arctic Loon feeding near the far shore at the mouth of the Little Qualicum River. We watched the Loon for thirty minutes (11:20 until 11:50 a.m.) through our scopes. The adult, non-breeding Loon displayed a dark nape with white cheeks, and extensive bright white tuft along its flank. The Arctic Loon was smaller than the Common Loon that swam near it. We used The Sibley Guide to Birds, page 24, first edition, published October 2000 to confirm the identification of the Arctic Loon.