The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm with a breeze off the forest side of the strait. A Black-bellied Plover in full breeding plumage was feeding along the shoreline. Dunlin,
Bonaparte's Gulls, Pacific Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Pelagic Cormorants were all showing their breeding plumage, giving us a very colorful showing on the Strait of Georgia. A mixed flock of Surf Scoters and
Black Scoters floated by on the water. We heard and then saw a Townsend’s Warbler singing just overhead.
Horned Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Seventeen birders including two visiting birders from Red Deer saw and heard the following fifty-eight species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo.
The Tuesday bird walk on April 26, 2016 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park near the Lions Club Kids playground parking lot at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Tuan Road on Industrial Way in Parksville at about 9:10 a.m.