Category Archives: Birding

Bird Outing Report: Englishman River Estuary, Aug. 27,2015

Today eight birders went to the Englishman Estuary in Parksville in search of shorebirds. The weather was partly cloudy to sunny. We didn’t see many shorebirds but we found the 30 species below. Highlights were the alcids (Rhinoceros Auklet, Common … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Oyster Bay, Aug.20, 2015

This morning at Oyster Bay it was sunny with a light breeze. Fifteen birders saw the following 19 species. The highlights for the morning were excellent, close looks at Least and Western Sandpipers, giving a nice ID comparison. Canada Goose … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Simpson Farm,Aug.13, 2015

Today 9 birders went to the Farm and found 22 species of birds. Highlights were a Red-tailed Hawk, a Coopers Hawk and a Merlin that were working the far fields where the farmer was harvesting. Additional highlights were a very … Continue reading

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Bird Outing Report: Oyster Bay, Aug. 6, 2015

This morning at Oyster Bay it was sunny and calm. The highlights for the morning were 2 Pectoral Sandpiper, 2 Long-billed Dowitchers, and a mix of approximately 250 Least and Western Sandpipers. Nine birders saw the following 27 species: Pacific … Continue reading

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