Sunday, August 23, 2015

Nanaimo Bird Report - August 23 2015

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
“EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING”
To report your sightings phone the Store at
250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015
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NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
August 23 2015
Warbling Vireo (Photo: Ralph Hocken)
This week the Sunday bird-walk went to Buttertubs Marsh. There were at least five warbling vireo spotted, all with varying shades of yellow. One of them was a bright yellow and was spotted feeding from a tent caterpillar nest.
 Next Sunday’s bird walk (August 30 2015) will be going to the Englishman River Estuary (Plummer rd. side).
Meet at the store at 9:00am, or meet at the trailhead on Plummer rd. (by the sub-division) at approximately 9:20am.
Happy birding!

August 16 2015

Bairds Sandpiper and some Killdeer were spotted at Columbia Beach

August 18
Red-necked phalarope (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

The following birds were spotted at Deep Bay:
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Surf Scoter
Bonaparte’s Gulls
Red- necked phalarope

August 19 2015

50 nighthawks were seen at Rathtrevor Beach
A Bairds Sandpiper was spotted at Englishman River Estuary (Plummer. rd side)

August 20

Northern Saw Whet Owl was heard calling on Christy rd. in Ladysmith

August 21

The following birds were seen at the Englishman River Estuary (Plummer rd. side):
Cedar Waxwings
Belted Kingfisher
Yellow Warbler
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Common Merganser
Hooded Merganser


August 22 2015
Black Oystercatcher (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

Three black oyster catchers were spotted at Pipers Lagoon

August 23 2015
The following birds were seen at Buttertubs marsh:
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow
Purple Finch
Fox Sparrow
Band Tailed Pigeon
Canada Goose
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Eurasian-collard Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Brown Creeper
Warbling Vireo
Cedar Waxwing


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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and
Tuesday mornings.  We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.

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The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015
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British Columbia Rare Bird Alert link---
http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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Good birding!


THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo  B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone:
250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email:  thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog:  www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com 





Thursday, August 20, 2015

August 23 Bird Walk Information

Dear everyone;
Our guided Sunday bird walks are resuming this Sunday (August 23 2015) and will take place at Buttertubs marsh this week. Everyone is invited to participate in a 2-3 hour guided bird walk, and if you are interested in participating the meeting locations is as follows:
9:00am – Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC
V9T 2L8
9:10am (approximate): parking lot for Buttertubs Marsh on Buttertubs Dr. off of Bowen rd.
 We hope to see you there!


Chestnut Backed Chickadee (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Nanaimo Bird Report - August 16 2015

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
“EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING”
To report your sightings phone the Store at
250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015
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The Sunday bird walks will resume on August 23, 2015
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NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
August 16 2015


August 8 2015
 Red Crossbill Male (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

Red Crossbills were spotted at Englishman River Estuary (Plummer rd.)

A Barred Owl was spotted at Colliery Dam.

A great Egret was spotted at Divers Lake in Nanaimo.
Great Egret (Photo: Ralph Hocken)

At Deep Bay the following species were spotted:
Black Bellied Plovers
Black Oyster Catcher
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Semi-Palmated Sandpiper
Killdeer
Whimbrel
Whimbrel (Photo: Ralph Hocken)



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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and
Tuesday mornings.  We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 a.m. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.

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The Tuesday bird walks will resume on September 08, 2015
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The Sunday bird walks will resume on August 23, 2015

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British Columbia Rare Bird Alert link---
http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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Good birding!


THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo  B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone:
250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email:  thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog:  www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com