The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning saw rain all the time and the winds were calm, the Strait of Georgia was calm. Many Harlequin Ducks were seen just offshore. A flock of sixteen Long-tailed Ducks were seen further offshore. Many Pacific Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Common Goldeneye were seen on the strait through out the morning. A Red-necked Phalarope and two Rhinoceros Auklet were spotted offshore.
Long-tailed Ducks: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Horned Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Ten birders saw and heard the following forty-one species:
Common Goldeneye: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on December 02,2014 will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville.