Category Archives: Birding

Trumpeter Swan Counts 2016/2017

Dec. 6, 2016: TRUS adults 603 Juv. 201 Total 804 15 swan counters gathered at the Grotto after a frosty morning count. The largest groups of swans were in the Bridges Rd area. Two Northern Harriers were spotted and eight … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Ships Point Peninsula, Dec. 1,2016

Today, December 1st, the rain held off (mostly) and 12 birders spent a pleasant morning at Fanny Bay Conservation Area and Ship’s Point Park. Overall, we found 48 species. Highlights included Gadwall, Long-tailed Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, and a Cooper’s Hawk … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Courtenay Airpark, Nov.17,2016

Thirteen birders visited the Airpark today. Highlights were a Herring Gull on the hangar roof, a Northern Shrike and two Wilson’s Snipe with a Dunlin at the lagoon. The following 38 species were found: Canada Goose Trumpeter Swan Eurasian Wigeon … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Simpson Farm, Nov.10,2016

Today, Nov 10th, 19 birders went to the Dyke Road Viewing Stand and waded through flooded fields on Simpson Farm (restricted access). We had a pleasant morning – without rain! Overall we found 37 species. Highlights included large numbers of … Continue reading

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