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Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 06, 2018

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 06, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary. 
The morning was cloudy with calm winds on the Strait of Georgia. Twenty-nine  Snow Geese were seen in the fields at the Parksville Community Park before the walk started. We were entertained by five Humpback Whales as they were feeding and diving in the strait for about thirty minutes. It was a great viewing for us all. About one hundred yards down the Strait of Georgia from the Whales we saw about ten White-sided Dolphins also feeding and diving, both sightings a highlight of the morning! For most of the morning we saw Bonaparte's Gulls streaming in single file heading up the Strait. Several Bufflehead and Common Goldeneye were on the Strait. Four Long -billed Dowitchers were seen feeding on the Estuary. A Cooper’s Hawk flew over head, going into the forest. Many Bald Eagles were perched along the shoreline and high up in the tall trees. A large flock of Pine Siskins flew into a tall tree.
Long -billed Dowitcher: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Seventeen birders saw and heard the following fifty-one Species:
Canada Geese
                                                                      Snow Geese
 American Wigeon
Northern Pintail
 Green-winged Teal
  Harlequin Duck
 Surf Scoter
 White-winged Scoter
 Black Scoter
 Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
 Common Merganser
 Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
 Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Brandt’s Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Long -billed Dowitcher
Black-bellied Plover
 Black Oystercatcher
 Black Turnstone
Bonaparte's Gull
 Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland(Thayer's Gull)
Glaucous-winged Gull
 Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco 
House Finch 
Pine Siskin
Common Goldeneye:  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!

 “There will be no Sunday bird walk on November 11, 2018”
The Tuesday Bird Walk on November 13, 2018 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Park. 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 the main parking lot at Rathtrevor at about 9:10 am.

The Tuesday Bird Walk on November 18, 2018 will be going to Buttertubs Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 am or at Buttertubs Marsh at the Bowen Road side of Buttertubs at about 9:15 am.
Good birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. 
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

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