The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Hatchery in Qualicum Beach. The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds. Canada Geese,
four White-wing Scoters, a Common Loon and four Killdeer were seen at the Brant viewing platform. An American Dipper was seen on the river searching and finding food. We saw an adult Red-breasted Sapsucker and a fledgling Red-breasted Sapsucker on a tree just off the trail. Several Black Swifts, a Vaux’s Swift and many Violet-green Swallows flew overhead during the morning. Yellow-rumped Warblers, Orange-crowned Warblers, Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Willow Flycatchers and Warbling Vireos were heard during the walk. A family of Western Tanagers were spotted flying just off the trail. A Common Yellowthroat, a Wilson's Warbler and a Yellow Warbler feeding near the trail. Two Red-tailed Hawks were flying high overhead at the end of the walk.
Twenty birders including visiting birders from Australia, California, Manitoba, Washington and Alberta saw and heard the following forty-three species:
Black-throated Gray Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on June 27,2017 will be going to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot next to the Lions Club Kids playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area on the forest side of highway 19a on Kinkade Road at about 9:20 a.m.
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive