Oak Bay to Chatham, Discovery I - Birding Paddle - July 26, 2015

Jennie Sutton led this birding paddle from Oak Bay to Discovery I and the Chatham I mudflats.

Birder extraordinaire (!) Daniel Donnecke recorded the following marine shorebirds and

contributed the photos below:

[34 species (+3 other taxa) total]

12           Harlequin Duck

2              Double-crested Cormorant

1              cormorant sp.

3              Great Blue Heron

3              Turkey Vulture

2              Bald Eagle

1              Black Oystercatcher

3              Black-bellied Plover

32           Semipalmated Plover

5              Killdeer

2              Greater Yellowlegs

3              Black Turnstone

20           Least Sandpiper

80           Western Sandpiper

60           peep sp.

1              Short-billed Dowitcher

2              Common Murre

2              Pigeon Guillemot

30           Rhinoceros Auklet

3              Heermann's Gull

1              California Gull

5              Glaucous-winged Gull

6              gull sp.

2              Belted Kingfisher

1              Peregrine Falcon (eating shorebird)

1              Pacific-slope Flycatcher (heard only)

15           Northwestern Crow

2              Violet-green Swallow

2              Barn Swallow

1              Red-breasted Nuthatch (heard only)

1              American Robin

30           European Starling

4              Cedar Waxwing

1              Spotted Towhee (heard only)

1              White-crowned Sparrow

1              Red-winged Blackbird

4              American Goldfinch

 

 

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