Monthly Archives: August 2013

Friends of Uplands Park Birding with Geoffrey Newell – Sunday, August 11, 2013.

From Dave Newell:

P1040498 P1040486 It was a great birding we had on Sunday, July 28th: five Band-tailed Pigeons in the park; 33 Heermann’s Gulls on rocks at the point.

P1040492 Geoffrey’s next birding at Upland’s Park will be on Sunday Aug. 11 at 8:00 am. As usual, meet at the Cattle Point boat ramp area and bring your binoculars.

P1040487 We are sorry to say that there will be no at the end of August as Geoffrey and his brother Jean will be representing Canada at the Pan American Karate Tournament in Columbia, South America at the end of August. Geoffrey, however, will also be giving a lesson for the Capital Regional District out at Witty’s Lagoon on Sunday, August 18 at 9:00 a.m., meeting at the Nature House. Witty’s affords an excellent place to observe migrating sandpipers and other shorebirds. Perhaps you noticed Geoffrey’s photo on the front page of the Oak Bay News (and perhaps Victoria News – we have not checked yet) this Friday, July 26. The links are below. Thank you for coming out on all the bird trips. We are very grateful for everyone’s participation.

Geoffrey on front page of Oak Bay News:
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Below are the bird lists from our last Uplands Park Bird Walk (July 28th).

Victoria–Cattle Point, Capital, CA-BC
Jul 28, 2013 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Protocol: Traveling
1.0 kilometer(s)
Comments: sunny, hot, calm, low tide
34 species (+1 other taxa)
Canada Goose 35
Harlequin Duck 1
Double-crested Cormorant 1
Great Blue Heron 1
Bald Eagle 4
Killdeer 1
Black Oystercatcher 6
Heermann’s Gull 33
California Gull 23
Glaucous-winged Gull 70
Western x Glaucous-winged Gull (hybrid) 2
Pigeon Guillemot 5
Rhinoceros Auklet 70
Band-tailed Pigeon 5
Anna’s Hummingbird 16
Downy Woodpecker 11
Northern Flicker 4
Pacific-slope Flycatcher 1
Northwestern Crow 7
Barn Swallow 1
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 50
Red-breasted Nuthatch 2
Brown Creeper 6
Bewick’s Wren 10
American Robin 18
European Starling 2
Cedar Waxwing 40
Orange-crowned Warbler 6
Spotted Towhee 12
Chipping Sparrow 7
Song Sparrow 1
Brown-headed Cowbird 1
House Finch 13
American Goldfinch 16
House Sparrow 2