Bird Outing Report: Courtenay Airpark, Oct. 6, 2016

Today, October 6th, the rain held off and 11 birders spent a pleasant morning at Courtenay Airpark and found 50 species. Most of our winter birds were back in good numbers, which was an overall highlight.

Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sandhill Crane
Killdeer
Long-billed Dowitcher
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
Western Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian Collared-Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Marsh Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer’s Blackbird
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin

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