The Tuesday birdwalk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm with calm winds. We were greeted with the sound of Chipping Sparrows singing as we started the walk. Rufous Hummingbirds caught our attention throughout the morning and we spotted one Anna’s Hummingbird during the walk. We were royally entertained by a singing Cassin’s Vireo as he followed us along the trail, perching not far up on the trees once in a while to give us great views. We heard a Townsend's Warbler and a Willow Flycatcher singing in the distance. We spotted a Black-throated Gray Warbler singing high up in the deciduous trees just off the trail—again giving us more great views. Spring migration has arrived in Parksville.
Thirteen birders saw and heard the following forty species:
Black-throated Gray Warbler
The Tuesday bird walk on April 29, 2011 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.