The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning was cloudy with strong
(surf up) winds off the Strait of Georgia. Large numbers of Brant Geese, Long-tailed Ducks, Black-bellied Plovers, Black Turnstones and Black Oystercatchers were seen from the viewing platform in Qualicum Beach. Gadwall, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Eurasian Wigeon, large numbers of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, and Black Scoters were seen from the estuary. A Cooper’s Hawk was perched on a short snag. One Turkey Vulture and five Trumpeter Swans were seen on the way to the bird walk.
Brant: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Twenty-four birders including visiting birders from Stratford, Winnipeg, Lac La Biche, Calgary and Seattle saw and heard the following fifty-five Species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-bellied Plover and Black Turnstone: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on March 15, 2016 will be going to the Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery north of Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Lions Club Kids playground parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or at the Brant viewing platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:15 a.m.