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Bird Outing Report: Point Holmes & Kye Bay, Jan. 12,2017

This morning, January 12, five birders spent a cold but otherwise pleasant morning at Point Holmes and Kye Bay. We had good numbers of a variety of waterbirds, shorebirds, and gulls. This gave us a good opportunity for gull study. … Continue reading

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Comox Christmas Bird Count Report: Dec. 22,2016

The 117th Annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the Comox Valley was held on Thurs. Dec. 22 (postponed from Sun. Dec. 18) and resulted in a total of 108 species, including a MEGA-Rarity: a Red-flanked Bluetail, found by Shane Tillapaugh … Continue reading

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Trumpeter Swan Counts 2016/2017

Jan. 10, 2017: Count cancelled due to slippery roads. Jan. 3, 2017: TRUS adults 819 Juv. 243 Total 1062 15 swan counters gathered at the Grotto after the count. Swans were mainly at Headquarters Rd and Guthrie Rd fields. One … 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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