Sunday, 16 December 2018


The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report, December 16, 2018.
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 
was seen and location of your sighting.

Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday 
and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
********************************************************************************Sunday Bird Walk, December 16, 2018
The Sunday bird walk, December 16, 2018 to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo 
has been cancelled due to the weather!
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The Tuesday Bird Walk, December 11, 2018
The Tuesday  bird walk, December 11, 2018 to Columbia Beach in Nanaimo 
was cancelled due to the weather!

Tuesday, December 11:
Double-crested Cormorants, Mallards, Common Mergansers, 
Blue-wing Teal, Canada Geese, White-crowned Sparrows, 
Bufflehead, Spotted Towhee, dark-eyed Juncos, song Sparrows,
 Northwestern Crows, Belted Kingfisher and Red-necked Grebes 
were seen at Columbia Beach and French Creek.

The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on, 
Saturday December 29th, 2018.
For more information:
Please contact Tanya Seebacher

         
   Upcoming Bird Walks
The Tuesday Bird Walk on December 18, 2018 will be going to Columbia Beach I
n French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club 
playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the parking area along 
Admiral Tryon Bld. off Columbia Drive at French Creek at about 9:15 am.      
                              
The Sunday Bird Walk on December 23, 2018 will be going to 
Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store,
 6314 Metral Drive at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park 
off Hammond Road at about 9:15 am.                           

Good birding
Neil Robins
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
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Bird walk Cancelled


Sunday Bird Walk, December 16, 2018


The Sunday bird walk, December 16, 2018 to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo has been cancelled due to the weather!

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

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count

It’s Christmas Bird Count Season! 

Every year since 1900, tens of thousands of volunteers throughout the Americas take part in the Christmas Bird Count (CBC). Families and students, birders and scientists, armed with binoculars, bird guides and checklists go out on an annual mission - to count birds. Many organizations use data collected in this longest-running wildlife census to assess the health of bird populations and to help guide conservation action (https://www.audubon.org/conservation/science/christmas-bird-count).

The count covers 24 hours, midnight to midnight, but most field counters participate from dawn to dusk. You do not have to be an expert birder to help with this vital citizen science project. If you’d like to learn about birds and meet other birders, you are encouraged to participate.

The CBC date this year or Nanaimo is: Saturday, DECEMBER 29 (organizer: Tanya Seebacher; tanyaseebacher@gmail.com)

Anyone can join alone or as a group, and you will be assigned to a team led by an experienced birder. All you need is binoculars, love of the outdoors in any weather, and a keenness to learn.
Each count includes a wrap-up at the end of the day where food can be purchased (Days Inn Nanaimo), and you hear stories and you can learn what everyone has counted.

For those wishing to participate in the Christmas Bird feeder count, we will have the check- list paper work available at the store.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018


Tuesday Bird Walk, December 11, 2018



The Tuesday bird walk, December 11, 2018 to Columbia Beach in French Creek was cancelled due to the weather!



Upcoming Bird Walks



The Sunday Bird Walk on December 16, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park off Hammond Road at about 9:15 am.



The Tuesday Bird Walk on December 18, 2018 will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the parking area along Admiral Tryon Bld. off Columbia Drive at French Creek at about 9:15 am.



Neil Robins



THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD &; NATURE STORE

6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.V9T-2L8

Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

 www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Tuesday bird walk is cancelled




Tuesday Bird Walk, December 11, 2018


The Tuesday bird walk, December 11, 2018 to Columbia Beach in French Creek has been cancelled due to the weather!

Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633