Sunday, July 26, 2015

Nanaimo Bird Report - July 26 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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Sunday Bird Walks will resume on August 23, 2015.
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Tuesday Bird Walks will resume on September 8, 2015.
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Monday, July 20 2015




Crested Caracara (Photo: G. Ford)

A Crested Caracara was spotted in North Nanaimo around Piper’s Lagoon.

A Pacific Slope Flycatcher and a Bewick’s Wren were spotted around Cottle Lake.


Sunday July 26, 2015

Numerous reports of Pileated Woodpeckers visiting backyard bird feeders in the dry weather


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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  


Monday, July 20, 2015

Crested Caracara--RBA

Crested Caracara was seen near Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo about noon today.

Cheers
Neil Robins

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Nanaimo bird report, July 19, 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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Sunday, June 19, 2015:

 The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and hot.  We watched a pair of Pied-billed Grebe with a young fledging on the marsh. Two flocks of Bushtits flew in and fed on the short bushes near the trail. A  Common Yellowthroat was perched on a cattail close to the shore giving us great looks. This was our last bird walk until August 23, 2015.

 

Common Yellowthroat: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Five birders saw and heard the following twenty-one species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
 Pied-billed Grebe
 Wood Duck
 Hooded Merganser
 Turkey Vulture
Northern Flicker
 Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
  Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
 Marsh Wren
 Bewick's Wren
  Eurasian Collared Dove
 American Robin
Yellow Warbler
   Common Yellowthroat
 Spotted Towhee
 Song Sparrow
 Brewer’s Blackbird
 Red-winged Blackbird  

Saturday, July 18:
A Chukar was spotted along Doumont Road in Nanaimo.  

Wednesday, July 15: 
The following species were seen at the Little Qualicum River Hatchery
Canada Geese
Great Blue Heron
Common Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Murre
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
Bonaparte's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
American Dipper
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Black Swift
Vaux Swift
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Townsend's Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch

Tuesday, July 14, 2015:

 The following species were seen at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville

Canada Geese

Common Merganser

Great Blue Heron
Pelagic Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Marbled Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Long-billed Dowitcher
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker (with two youngsters)
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch
 

Two Caspian terns were seen off shore at Piper’s Lagoon in Nanaimo.

 

Red Crossbill was seen at a birdfeeder at the end of Douglas road and Chase River Road.

Wednesday, July 08:

A male Evening Grosbeak was seen near Douglas and Chase River Road in Nanaimo. 


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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
Neil Robins

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, July 16, 2015

Birds seen at the Little Qualicum River Hatchery, July 15, 2015 :

 
The following species were seen at the Little Qualicum River Hatchery 
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Common Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Murre
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
Bonaparte's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
American Dipper
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Black Swift
Vaux Swift
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
Swainson’s Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Townsend's Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch

Birds at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville on July 14, 2015.

The following species were seen at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville
Canada Goose
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Pelagic Cormorant
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Marbled Murrelet
Rhinoceros Auklet
Long-billed Dowitcher
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Sandpiper
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker (with two youngsters)
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch