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Tuesday, 27 November 2018






Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 27, 2018

The Tuesday bird walk went to the  Shelly Road side of the Englishman Estuary in Parksville.

After a night of heavy wind and rain, the morning was mostly sunny with calm winds.  Two very large flocks of Pine Siskins greeted us at the start of the walk flying above the trees.  A Eurasian Widgeon and two Gadwall were seen from the viewing ramp.  A Varied Thrush was spotted preening in a bush not far from the trail.  Long-tail Ducks, Surf Scoters, White-wing Scoters, Bufflehead, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Red-necked Grebes, Horned Grebes, Barrow’s Goldeneye and Common Goldeneye were seen off shore on the Strait.  Two Pileated Woodpeckers were seen just off the trail.  A large flock of Pine Siskins flew out of a bush to the end of the walk.

Red-breasted Merganser: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fourteen birders saw and heard the following fifty-one species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Eurasian Widgeon
American Widgeon
Gadwall
Long-tail Duck
Surf Scoter
White-wing Scoter
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Northern Pintail
Green-wing Teal
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Herring Gull
Mew Gull
Iceland Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Brewer’s Blackbird
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

The Tuesday Bird Walk on December 04, 2018 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in north Qualicum Beach. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the Brant viewing platform off Highway 19a in north Qualicum Beach 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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