Stanley Park Ecology Society Bird Count: February 2014

February’s Stanley Park Ecology Society Bird Count was held last Sunday (the 16th) and was as always a great event. Over two dozen volunteers decided to join SPES’s conservation officer, Robyn Worcester, to count the birds on and around Stanley Park’s Lost Lagoon and Beaver Lake. We saw many interesting birds on this beautiful winter day, but I suppose highlights included the Green-winged Teals and Northern Shovelers. I will now let you be the judge, thanks to a few pictures taken on that day:

American Coot

American Coot

Bufflehead (male)

Bufflehead (male)

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Common Goldeneye (male)

Common Goldeneye (male)

Common Merganser (female)

Common Merganser (female)

Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron

Lesser Scaup (female)

Lesser Scaup (female)

Lesser Scaup (male)

Lesser Scaup (male)

Mallard (male)

Mallard (male)

Northern Shoveler (male)

Northern Shoveler (male)

Pied-billed Grebe

Pied-billed Grebe

Song Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Spotted Towhee (male)

Spotted Towhee (male)

As a bonus for those who looked at these photos until the very end, here is a male Gadwall that I captured a few minutes after the count on the nearby pond in Devonian Park:

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