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Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Common Goldeneye
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. It was raining all morning, but the winds were calm and the waters of the Strait of Georgia were calm. A large number of Harlequin Ducks were seen just offshore. A flock of sixteen Long-tailed Ducks were further offshore. Pacific Loons, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Common Goldeneye were seen on the Strait throughout the morning. A Red-necke

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Nov 26, 2014
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Qualicum Beach
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Great Blue Heron
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary. The morning was cool and overcast, but no wind. There were 75+ Bald Eagles throughout the walk, with 28 in one spot alone. There were also 18+ Great Blue Heron in the estuary. We also had a sighting of a Common Teal in the estuary and 14 Trumpeter Swans at the mouth of the river. Off shore we spotted a large number of Common

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Posted By: Rhonda Fleming on Nov 24, 2014
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
 
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