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Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday birdwalk, April 24, 2018


Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 24, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was clear with calm winds. We watched a Wilson’s Warbler feeding in a short bush just across the river from us.  Least Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers and a Semipalmated Sandpiper were seen feeding on the mudflats. A Hump-backed Whale was spotted heading down the Strait of Georgia. Eight Band-tailed Pigeons, Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, a Merlin and a Cooper’s Hawk flew overhead during the morning. Two Black Oystercatchers, four Black-bellied Plovers a Dunlin, a Killdeer, a Long-billed Dowitcher and a Short-billed Dowitcher were seen feeding on the mudflats.  A  Eurasian Teal was seen feeding on the mudflats with a flock of Green-wing Teal at the end of the walk.


Wilson’s Warbler: John Morrison Photo:

Twenty-eight birders including visiting birders from Penticton, Chicago and Ontario saw and heard the following sixty- three species:
Canada Geese
Brant
Mallard
Gadwall
Green-wing Teal
Eurasian Teal
Pied-billed Grebe
Red-neck Grebe
Bufflehead
American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific loon
Common Loon
Common Murre
Doubled-crested Cormorant
Long-billed Dowitcher
Short-billed Dowitcher
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Dunlin
Killdeer
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Cooper’s Hawk
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bushtit
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
American Robin
Townsend’s Solitaire
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin 

 
Long-billed Dowitcher: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Sunday Bird Walk on April 29, 2018 will be going to Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at parking lot at Morrell Sanctuary at 787 Nanaimo Lakes Road in Nanaimo at about 9:20 am.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on May, 2018 will be going to Moorcroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the parking lot at Moorcroft  at 1563 Stewart Rd, (off Northwest Bay Road, follow signs to Moorcroft )at about 9:20 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
























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