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Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Heermann\'s Gulls - September 23, 2014
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. There was light rain at the start, becoming heavier, with winds by the ocean, and then ending again with lighter rain. We were lucky enough to sight 6 Greater Yellowlegs feeding in the flats, as well as 8 Long-billed Dowitchers. There were also several sighting of Savannah Sparrows feeding alo

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Posted By: Rhonda Fleming on Oct 1, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Common Murre
The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. We had another sunny and warm morning with no wind. The Savannah Sparrows entertained us along the shoreline early in our walk. We also had views of the Marbled Murrelet and Common Murre on the calm waters. We also had great sightings of the Golden-crowned Kinglets closer to the end of the morning. 12 birders, inclu

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Posted By: Rhonda Fleming on Sep 22, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Qualicum Beach
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Merlin
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach. The morning was sunny and warm with little breeze. The ocean birds are starting to return as we had sightings of Scoters, Loons, Grebes, Cormorants and a variety of gulls. We also had a sighting of a Stellar Jay and Dark-eyed Junco near the parking area. Near the end of our walk we watched a Merlin fly i

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Posted By: Rhonda Fleming on Sep 17, 2014
Category: Fishing  |  Location: French Creek
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31 Lb. 2 Oz.
We really are having an incredible salmon fishery this year. At the time of writing this report (early August) the salmon fishing around French Creek has been quite steady to say the least, and heading into September there should still be some good opportunities. In September most of the returning Chinook salmon to the Big and Little Qualicum Rivers will be staged in front of their respectful

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Posted By: Darrell Jobb on Sep 12, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Warbling Vireo
It was the first Tuesday that we have seen rain all summer and the Tuesday bird walk resumed for the year! We went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning saw light rain then heavy rain then no rain and finished off with heavy rain. The big highlight of the morning was the rare sighting of an American Redstart with a flock of Chestnut-backed Chickade

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Sep 3, 2014
 
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