Saturday, March 3, 2007


I slipped out for a few hours today mainly to see the Brant but also to check on a few areas. There were about 80 Brant at Rathtrevor Beach. So great to see them again! After that I did a quick stop at the following; The Englishman River Estuary, Columbia Beach, Qualicum Beach, Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery and Blower Road, Parksville.

Species List: 62
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Canada Goose
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Green-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Harlequin Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
California Quail
Ring-necked Pheasant
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Thayer's Gull
Pigeon Guillemot
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
House Sparrow
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird