Upcoming Walk: Sunday June 25th 2017, NatureKids Little River Park

Sunday, June 25 NatureKids  Little River Park, 9:30 am

Meet at 9:30 am at park entrance on Wilkinson Road off Ellenor Road (near Comox to Powell River ferry terminal). This little park is rarely visited, except by the local residents. The park features two marsh areas, and is a good site for bird watching and just relaxing in general. The park is flat, as befits a foreshore area, and has no facilities.

For details about the park, check out the link below:  http://www.comoxvalleyrd.ca/EN/main/community/parks-trails/comox-valley-parks/little-river-nature-park.html

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Upcoming Walk: Saturday June 10th 2017, Lower Morrison Creek- Puntledge River

Saturday. June 10 Lower Morrison Creek- Puntledge River

Steph Nathan will lead you on a walk through  the lower reaches of Morrison Creek today. No car- pooling is required as you can park on Lake Trail Road, near the Lake Trail School’s ball field. You will visit the Roy Stewart Morrison Nature Park, then cross over to continue Malcolm Morrison/First Street Park. After a short walk along quiet residential streets, you will enter Ruth Masters Greenway, and follow the Puntledge River downstream to Bear James Park.  We will have a few cars are parked on Robert Lang Drive to take the drivers back to their cars on Lake Trail Road. Those who wish to, can continue down Robert Lang Drive to Puntledge Park for pickup at the main entrance to Puntledge Park, near the  restrooms on 1st Street.  .

 

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Bird Outing Report: Wildwood Marsh & One Spot Trail,May 31,2017

This morning five birders went to Wildwood Marsh and the far north end of One Spot Trail. Highlights were a Pied-billed Grebe, baby Wood Ducks and a Red-breasted Sapsucker entering the nest, all at the Swamp; and at least four singing Black-headed Grosbeaks along the One Spot, with good views of one or two.

We found 26 species at each location, for a combined total of 39:

Wood Duck
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Killdeer
Rufous Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch

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Bird Outing Report: Bear Creek Park, May 25, 2017

Today, May 25th, twelve birders spent a sunny morning at Bear Creek Nature Park and found 30 species. Birds were active and abundant with many individuals heard and seen.

Common Merganser
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Western Wood-Pewee
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Pacific Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Orange-crowned Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Pine Siskin

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