The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walks will be resuming on Tuesday September 5th and Sunday September 10th. Locations and more information in the most recent post.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 27, 2017

 Please note-- This is the final Tuesday bird walk of the season.

The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 5, 2017. 

The Tuesday bird walk went to Lot Ten in north Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and very warm, but cooler in the forest.  A Barred Owl was spotted deep in the forest after we heard many loud noisy birds likely mobbing him at the start of the walk. Several Warbling Vireos, a Common Yellowthroat, a Black-throated Gray Warbler, a MacGillivray’s Warbler, Townsend’s Warbler  and Swainson's Thrush’s made appearances during the morning.  A Spotted Sandpiper was spotted feeding along the edge of the river. We watched as two Northern Rough-winged Swallows flew into their nest hole in the bank of the river.  A  Black-headed Grosbeak was singing continually from the top of a very tall conifer tree.

Nine birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following thirty-three Species:
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Turkey Vulture
Spotted Sandpiper
Belted Kingfisher
Common Raven
Northwester Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
 Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
 Warbling Vireo
 Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Pacific Wren
  Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Black-throated Gray Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
                                                            Common Yellowthroat
 Spotted Towhee
 Song Sparrow
 Black-headed Grosbeak
European Starling 

Good birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
 Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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