The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
November 30, 2023
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.
Snow Geese (R. Hocken)
Tuesday November 28, 2023:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. Weather was cloudy, and cool at 3C and the tide was on the way out. A few highlights from the walk were a flock of Snow Geese that flew by, a great view of a Northern Harrier perched on a stump and a Great Blue Heron that perched perfectly for all of us to observe.
8 birders saw and heard the following 42 species:
Great Blue Heron
Golden-crowned Kinglet (J. Morrison)
Sunday November 26, 2023:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Maki Road Trail, located at the end of Maki Road by the Living Forest Campground in Nanaimo. Weather was cloudy, foggy, 3C, a chill in the air and the tide was high and going out. A few highlights from the walk were two Trumpeter Swans, lots of Bufflehead hens, and a Red-tail Hawk.
14 birders saw and heard the following 29 species:
Great Blue Heron
If you have any birds to report or need help identifying, just email or call the store, email@example.com or 250-390-3669, toll-free 1-888-808-BIRD (2473)
The Backyard Bird Walks
Our bird walks go out Sunday mornings in Nanaimo and Tuesday mornings in Parksville and Qualicum Beach area, are easy walks that go for two to three hours (back for lunch is the plan). Bring binoculars and a field guide. The walks are weather pending.
Please check our blog (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) for any cancelations.
The Sunday Bird Walk, December 3, 2023
The Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the park parking lot at 9:10am. Weather cooperating.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, December 5, 2023
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek.
Meet at the Parksville Tourist Information Center parking lot, located by Hwy 19A, Northwest Bay Road and Franklin’s Gull Road in Parksville, at 9:00 am or meet at the sandy beach parking lot located on Admiral Tyron Blvd, located off Columbia Drive and HWY 19A, at 9:15am. Weather Cooperating.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett