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Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Parksville/Qualicum beach Tuesday bird walk, March 18, 2014

The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with strong biting winds and rough seas. We saw a Savannah Sparrow perched on a log on the shore. Over thirty Long-tailed Ducks gave us a treat and flew in and landed not far from shore.  We were challenged as we looked for the ducks hiding in the waves further out on the Strait . There were many flocks of Surf Scoters  flying just above the water throughout the morning. We spotted a Red-throated Loon not far off shore.  A mixed flock of Mew, California, Thayer's and Glaucous-winged Gulls were resting on a gravel bar close to shore. Thirteen Trumpeter Swans flew over the Strait at the end of the walk.

                                                                   Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo.                           

Twelve birders saw and heard the following forty-three species:
Trumpeter Swan
American Widgeon
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-throated Loon
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Marbled Murrelet
Eurasian-collared Dove
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
House Sparrow                                                                    


                                            Long-tailed Duck: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

The Tuesday bird walk on March 25, 2014 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. 

Good birding
Neil Robins

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