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
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. .
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:
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.
Black-throated Gray Warbler