Sunday, 31 July 2011

Nanaimo bird report, July 31, 2011



























Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT



“GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE”



Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday July 31, 2011:
The Sunday bird walk went to Beck Creek in south Nanaimo. The morning was partly cloudy and warm. We saw two Lesser Yellowlegs and three Spotted Sandpipers feeding on the mudflats. A Red-tailed Hawk flew by overhead. We heard several Pacific-slope Flycatchers and Red Crossbills during the morning. Two Black Swifts flew high overhead.

Twenty birders, including visiting birders from the United Kingdom, Australia and Texas saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Glaucous-winged Gull, Band-tailed Pigeon, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Lesser Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Anna’s Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Black Swift, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Bewick's Wren, Bushtit, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, American Goldfinch, Red-winged Blackbird, Pine Siskin and Red Crossbills.

Friday July 29:
Six Common Nighthawks were seen flying east over Corfield Street near Despard Avenue in Parkville.

Thursday July 28:
Four Semipalmated Plovers, Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpipers, Western Sandpipers and Least Sandpipers were seen at San Pariel on the mud flats along the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Wednesday July 27:
A Barred Owl was seen at Bowen Park in Nanaimo.

A Great Horned Owl chick was seen in Colliery Dam Park in the cedar grove above the rock cliff near the Upper Lake in Nanaimo. This chick has been seen from July 23 until July 27 at the same location.

Monday July 25:
The early birders went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. We saw many Savannah Sparrows and Willow Flycatchers in the meadows. A female Northern Harrier flew over the meadows and then perched in a conifer tree for a long time. We spotted a pair of American Kestrels in the top of a tall conifer tree and the female Kestrel flew over just above us giving us great views. We spotted a Red-breasted Merganser, three Black-bellied Plovers, two Black Oystercatchers, three Caspian Terns, Mew Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls near the tide line.

Six birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species of birds:
Canada Geese, Mallard, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, California Quail, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Northern Harrier, American Kestrel, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Black Oystercatcher, Spotted Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Mew Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Caspian Tern, Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Barred Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher , Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher,Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing,
Orange-crowned Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Savannah Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple Finch
House Finch, Red Crossbill, American Goldfinch and House Sparrow.

A pair of American Goldfinch were seen feeding at backyard feeders along Overlook Drive in Nanaimo.

Saturday July 23:
A Northern Harrier was seen along Rivers Edge in Parksville.

Five Caspian Terns were seen flying along shore line and resting on a bar at the beach access at Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.

A Red-eyed Vireo was heard singing in a Lot Ten along the Little Qualicum River in Qualicum Beach.

A Common Nighthawk was spotted over the Eaglecrest area of Qualicum Beach.

Friday July 22:
“Rare bird alert-Yellow Grosbeak”

A possible female Yellow Grosbeak was seen along Jensen Avenue West in Parksville at a third floor balcony feeder for about ten minutes on Friday July 22 at 12:30 pm. The birder made notes of the large black beak and the very unusual streaking on top of the head and throughout the back and also there were white patches on the wings.

The Yellow Grosbeak has a large range reaching up to roughly 300,000 square kilometers. This bird is normally found in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States.

A female Yellow Grosbeak can be seen at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marysue2010/5590313630/

Tuesday July 19:

Sixty Common Nighthawks were seen over Country Club Mall in Nanaimo.

Five Common Nighthawks were spotted flying over Lancashire Avenue in Nanaimo.

Thursday July 14:

An American Bittern was seen at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

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Everyone is invited 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. 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 Walk season has come to a close. The bird walks will resume on September 6, 2011. Have a great summer! ******************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk on August 7 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. We will meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 A.M. or at the main parking area near the bowing greens off Bowen Road at about 9:20 A.M
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Good birding
Neil Robins





THE BACKYARD Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250-390-3669
thebackyard@shaw.ca
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com


“Pelagic birding trip in September”

WildResearch, a Vancouver base non-profit, is pleased to be offering a pelagic birding trip departing from Ucluelet on the Sunday the 18th September 2011. The ship we will be using is the M.V. Frances Barkley, a 39m (128ft), 300 ton coastal freighter. The cost per person is $200 for WildResearch members.

For details visit: www.wildresearch.ca

Monday, 25 July 2011

A possible Yellow Grosbeak sighting in Parksville

A possible Yellow Grosbeak was seen at a third floor balcony feeder for about ten minutes in Parksville on Friday July 22, 2011. The birder made notes of the large black beak and the very unusual streaking on top of the head and throughout the back and also there were white patches on the wings.

The Yellow Grosbeak has a large range reaching up to roughly 300,000 square kilometers. This bird is normally found in Guatemala, Mexico and the United States.

Check the web site for photo of the Grosbeak
http://www.flickr.com/photos/marysue2010/5590313630/

Early birders























Spotted Sandpiper: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. We saw many Savannah Sparrows and Willow Flycatchers in the meadows. A female Northern Harrier flew over the meadows and then perched in a conifer tree for a long time. We spotted a pair of American Kestrels in the top of a tall conifer tree and the female Kestrel flew over just above us giving us great views. We spotted a Red-breasted Merganser, three Black-bellied Plovers, two Black Oystercatchers, three Caspian Terns, Mew Gulls and Glaucous-winged Gulls near the tide line.

Six birders saw and heard the following fifty-three species of birds:
Canada Goose
Mallard
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
California Quail
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Black Oystercatcher
Spotted Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Barred Owl
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Nanaimo bird report, July 24, 2011























Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

"GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE"

Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number
along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday July 24, 2011:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina in Ladysmith.
The morning was sunny and hot. We saw over sixty Purple Martin nests and over
three hundred Purple Martins flying and perched along the marina. We got good
views of a Orange-crowned Warbler feeding a Brown-headed Cowbird and good looks
at a Yellow Warbler.

Six birders saw and heard the following twenty-one species of birds:
Great Blue Heron, Black Oystercatcher, Mew Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pigeon
Guillemot, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Northwestern Crow, Yellow Warbler,
Orange-crowned Warbler, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow,
Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, American Robin, Brown-headed
Cowbird, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee and American
Goldfinch.

Saturday July 23:
A Northern Harrier was seen along Rivers Edge in Parksville.

Five Caspian Terns were seen flying along shore line and resting on a bar at the
beach access at Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.

A Red-eyed Vireo was heard singing in a Lot Ten along the Little Qualicum River
in Qualicum Beach.

A Common Nighthawk was spotted over the Eaglecrest area of Qualicum Beach.

Friday July 22:
Four Sandhill Cranes were spotted flying northwest over Neck Point Park in
Nanaimo.

One adult and two Barred Owl chicks and one Common Nighthawk were seen at
Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo.

A Red-eyed Vireo was heard singing at Lot Ten along the Little Qualicum River
in Qualicum Beach.

Thursday July 21:
A Dark-eyed Junco was spotted on a nest at Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo.

Monday July 18:
The following fifty-five species were seen at Columbia Beach and French Creek.

Canada Goose, Mallard, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Common Merganser,
Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron,

Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Greater Yellowlegs, Spotted Sandpiper, Black Turnstone,

Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Bonaparte's Gull,
Ring-billed Gull, California Gull, Herring Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull,

Caspian Tern, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Rock Pigeon, Eurasian Collared
Dove, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker,

Pileated Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Northwestern
Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow,
Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin,
European Starling, Orange-crowned Warbler,

Yellow Warbler, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee,

Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Red-winged
Blackbird, Brown-headed Cowbird, House Finch, Red Crossbill, American Goldfinch
and House Sparrow.

A female Northern Flicker was feeding three young flickers in an apple tree in a
backyard in upper Lantzville.

A large family of California Quail were seen feeding in a backyard in upper
Lantzville.

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Everyone is invited 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. 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.
************************************************************
The Tuesday Bird Walk season has come to a close. The bird walks will resume on
September 6, 2011. Have a great summer!
******************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 31 will be going to Beck Creek in Nanaimo. We will
meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 A.M. or at the parking area at end of Maki Road
near Living Forest Campground at about 9:30 A.M
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Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250-390-3669
thebackyard@shaw.ca
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

The early birders are heading out tomorrow at 7:30 a.m. We will meet at the usual meeting spot at the Parksville Bay near the Lions playground at 7:30 am or at our usual spot at Shelly Road side of the Englishman River at about 7:35 a.m.



"Pelagic birding trip in September"
WildResearch, a Vancouver base non-profit, is pleased to be offering a pelagic
birding trip departing from Ucluelet on the Sunday the 18th September 2011. The
ship we will be using is the M.V. Frances Barkley, a 39m (128ft), 300 ton
coastal freighter. The cost per person is $200 for WildResearch members.

For details visit: www.wildresearch.ca

Monday, 18 July 2011

French Creek and Columbia Beach Birds




















Long-billed Dowitcher: Ralph Hocken Photo.

The early birders went to Columbia Beach and French Creek this morning. The morning started off cloudy and then turned warm and muggy. There were three Long-billed Dowichers, a Greater Yellowlegs, Least Sandpipers, Wester Sandpipers and three Spotted Sandpipers in the ponds at French Creek. Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters, Common Mergansers,
Double-crested Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants, a Bonaparte's Gull, a Ring-billed Gull, a California Gull, a Herring Gull, several Glaucous-winged Gulls, a Caspian Tern, two Pigeon Guillemots and Marbled Murrelets were seen from the shore at Columbia Beach.

Seven birders saw and heard the following fifty-six species of birds.
Canada Goose
Mallard
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Common Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Bonaparte's Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Pacific Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Red Crossbill
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Good birding
Neil Robins
Parksville
British Columbia

Monday early birding....
The early birders go birding on Mondays at 7:30 a.m. We will meet at the usual meeting spot at the Parksville Bay near the Lions playground at 7:30 am.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Nanaimo bird report, July 17, 2011






















Violet-green Swallow: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

“GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE”

Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday July 17: 2011:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning started out cloudy and cool but soon turned warm and muggy. The highlight of the morning was the sighting of a newly fledged Swainson’s Thrush sitting very quietly on a conifer tree about two feet above the ground near the trail. We all got to have a good look at him. There was a Western Tanager perched on a conifer tree, about six feet from the ground, just off the trail. Again, we had a great opportunity for some good looks.
Five birders saw and heard the following twenty-five species of birds:
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Band-tailed Pigeon, Rufous Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher,
Warbling Vireo, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Western Tanager, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Chipping Sparrow, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch and American Goldfinch.

Friday July 15:
A female Wood Duck with two ducklings were seen today at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

A female Rufous Hummingbird was seen feeding along the gravel trail at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

Monday July 11:
Canada Geese, Bald Eagle, Spotted Sandpiper, Eurasian Collared Dove, Barred Owl, Anna's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Hairy Woodpecker,
Pileated Woodpecker, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Red-eyed Vireo, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Pacific Wren, Swainson's Thrush,
American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak and American Goldfinch were seen at Lot Ten near the Little Qualicum River in Qualicum Beach.

Tuesday July 10:
A Yellow-headed Blackbird was spotted along Claymore Road in Qualicum Beach.

Twelve Caspian Terns were seen at Cowichan Bay.

A Black Swan was seen on the river at the Big Qualicum River Bay Campground in Qualicum Bay.

Saturday July 09:
Fifteen Least Sandpipers in breeding plumage and a Greater Yellowlegs were seen at the small tidal pond on the Columbia Beach side of French Creek.

A family of Chipping Sparrows is visiting a backyard along Ruby Crescent in Nanaimo.

Chipping Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Downy Woodpecker are visiting feeders in a backyard along Meridian Way in Parksville.
****************************************************
Everyone is invited 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. 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.
************************************************************
The Tuesday Bird Walk season has come to a close. The bird walks will resume on September 6, 2011. Have a great summer! ******************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 24 will be going to the Ladysmith Maritime Society Marina in Ladysmith. We will meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 A.M. or on the left side of the parking lot at Transfer Beach in Ladysmith about 9:40 A.M
*****************************************************************
Good birding
Neil Robins


THE BACKYARD Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250-390-3669
thebackyard@shaw.ca
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com


“Pelagic birding trip in September”

WildResearch, a Vancouver base non-profit, is pleased to be offering a pelagic birding trip departing from Ucluelet on the Sunday the 18th September 2011. The ship we will be using is the M.V. Frances Barkley, a 39m (128ft), 300 ton coastal freighter. The cost per person is $200 for WildResearch members.

For details visit: www.wildresearch.ca

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Nanaimo bird report, July 10, 2011
























Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

"GO BIRDING--EXPLORE NATURE"

Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone
number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca

Sunday July 10: 2011:
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning
started out cloudy and cool but soon turned sunny and warm. The sounds of
Marsh Wrens and Common Yellow-throated were heard throughout the morning. We
observed a Pied-billed Grebe on its nest not far from shore at the start of
the walk.

Seven birders, including a visiting birder from Ontario, saw and heard the
following thirty-four species of birds:
Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Pied-billed Grebe, Wood Duck, Turkey Vulture,
Bald Eagle, California Quail, Rufous Hummingbird, Anna's Hummingbird,
Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow,
Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Marsh Wren, Bewick's
Wren, Brown Creeper, Bushtit, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Black-headed
Grosbeak, Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Swainson's Thrush,
American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Common
Yellowthroat, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird,
American Goldfinch and House Sparrow.

Saturday July 09:
Fifteen Least Sandpipers in breeding plumage and a Greater Yellowlegs were
seen at the small tidal pond on the Columbia Beach side of French Creek.

A family of Chipping Sparrows is visiting a backyard along Ruby Crescent in
Nanaimo.

Chipping Sparrows, White-crowned Sparrows, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Downy
Woodpecker are visiting feeders in a backyard along Meridian Way in
Parksville.

Tuesday July 05:
A pair of Eurasian Collared Doves was seen near Divers Lake in Nanaimo.

Thursday June 29:
A Northern Harrier was being harassed by a flock of Ravens at the Nanaimo
River Estuary in south Nanaimo.
Two Vesper Sparrows were singing to each other at the south end of the
Nanaimo Airport. After the sparrows flew off a Male American Kestrel
landed on a tall post nearby for some good views.

Monday June 26:
A young Northern Flicker was being fed suet by it's parents in the 3400
block of Uplands Drive in Nanaimo.
****************************************************
Everyone is invited 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. 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.
************************************************************
The Tuesday Bird Walk season has come to a close. The bird walks will
resume on September 6, 2011. Have a great summer!
******************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 17 will be going to the Top Bridge Trail in
Parksville. We will meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 A.M. or at the parking
lot along Industrial Road near Tuan Road at about 9:30 A.M
*****************************************************************
Good birding
Neil Robins


THE BACKYARD Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250-390-3669
thebackyard@shaw.ca
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com