Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk:
The Tuesday Bird Walk on May 07, 2019 went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny with calm winds. Chipping Sparrows were seen at the start of the walk. A Wilson’s Warbler was spotted low in the bushes near the trail. We had the good fortune seeing a MacGillivray’s Warbler landing in a tree right next to the trail, giving us great views. Many Hammond’s Flycatchers, several Pacific-slope Flycatchers, a Warbling Vireo and a Cassin’s Vireo were heard and then seen on the walk. Two first of the season Vaux’s Swifts were seen high overhead. A Swainson’s Thrush was heard calling. Orange-crowned Warblers and a Black-throated Gray Warbler were seen on the walk. A MacGillivray’s Warbler put on a singing show near the end of the walk. The songs of spring abounded!
MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Sixteen birders saw the following thirty-seven species:
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8