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Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Black Turnstone
April 3, 2018 - Columbia Beach The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. There were a large number of Brant Geese, Pacific Loons and Common Loons not far from shore. Flocks of Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were seen flying up the Strait of Georgia. A pair of Marbled Murrelet were seen far off shore. Bla

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Apr 25, 2018
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Northern Harrier
April 5, 2016 - Englishman River Estuary The Tuesday Birdwalk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with a light shower but calm winds. We watched a Greater Yellowlegs sleeping on the mudflats while Killdeer sang and ran about nearby. A Northern Harrier flew over the estuary looking for prey. A fast flying Merlin flew over head

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Apr 27, 2016
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Horned Grebe
The Tuesday bird walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was foggy and the winds were calm. Over one thousand Dunlin, one hundred Black-bellied Plovers and four Black Oystercatchers were feeding along the tide line and in the tide pools on the shore side of the fog bank. We counted twenty-six Brant also feeding along the tideline. Thousands of Mew Gulls, Califo

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Mar 18, 2015
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Bewick\'s Wren
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny with calm winds. We first heard and then saw Bewick's Wrens and Pacific Wrens throughout the morning. A Red-breasted Sapsucker was feeding just over our heads in a tree near the parking lot. We watched as a Northern Shrike perched in a short bushes on the meadows. Pigeon Guillemo

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Mar 16, 2015
Category: Bird Watching  |  Location: Parksville
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Ruby-Crowned Kinglet
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with sunny periods and the winds were calm. Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned Kinglets were seen feeding high up in the trees. Many large flocks of Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific Loons, Common Loons and Common Murre's were seen off shore. Several flocks of Surf Sc

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Posted By: Neil Robins on Feb 6, 2015
 
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