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"Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park Bird Walk"
 
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Category: Multi-Adventure Excursions
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Beach Time
We were thrilled to receive hundreds of photos and tips in the 2014 myPQB Story Contest! We've selected our twelve lucky winners. Check them out! To make sure you don't miss the contest next year, Like us on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ParksvilleQualicum

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Posted By: Sharyn Sadauskas on Nov 21, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Common Goldeneye
The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny with a light breeze off the Strait of Georgia making for a great morning of birding. The highlight of the morning was the sighting of a Rhinoceros Auklet on the Strait. Hundreds of Dunlin and a large number of Black-bellied Plovers were feeding long the tideline and on the tide pools. We spotted Commo

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Nov 20, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Turkey Vulture
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny but cool with calm winds. Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were feeding on a conifer tree close to the trail. A Peregrine Falcon flew in low overhead and landed on a tall conifer. He perched for a few minutes and then unsuccessfully tried to catch a Mallar

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Nov 17, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Pacific Wren
The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with rain and wild winds off the Strait of Georgia as we felt the remnants of Hurricane Ana’s heavy rains and wind. Pacific and Bewick’s Wrens caught our attention as we saw them low in the bushes. We spotted a Varied Thrush high up in a conifer tree. We watched as a Red-tailed Hawk hovered in th

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Oct 29, 2014
Category: Multi-Adventure Excursions
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Vancouver Island Sunset
For those familiar with Vancouver Island, her place in the Conde Nast 2014 Readers' Choice Awards as one of the Top 30 islands in the world will come as no surprise! What do you love most about Vancouver Island? Please share in the comments below!

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Posted By: Sharyn Sadauskas on Oct 27, 2014
 
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