The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning was windy with rain showers all morning. A very large flock of Black Turnstones were bathing along the gravel bar off the viewing platform. Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Horned Grebes and Red-necked Grebes were further offshore. Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and lack Scoters formed a huge flock near the gravel bar at the mouth of the river. California Gulls, Thayer's Gulls, a Herring Gull and Glaucous-winged Gulls were roosting in the fresh water of the river.
Seven birders saw and heard the following forty-five Species:
Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk on February 25, 2014 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville.