Sunday, 14 July 2013

Nanaimo bird report, July 14, 2013



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

Sunday July 14, 2013: 
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and warm with a cool wind blowing off the Strait of Georgia.   We spotted American Robins mobbing a Great Horned Owl.  A Marbled Murrelet, several Pelagic Cormorants, Surf Scoters and Double-crested Cormorants flew by along the Strait.

Sixteen birders including visiting birders from Calgary saw and heard the following thirty species:

Canada Goose, Turkey Vulture, Surf Scoters  Double-crested Cormorant,  Pelagic Cormorant,  Great Blue Heron,  Bald Eagle,  Great Horned Owl, Marbled Murrelet, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Spotted Sandpiper, Northern Flicker, Warbling Vireo, Northwestern Crow,  Common Raven,  Chestnut-backed Chickadee,  Bushtit,  Brown Creeper, Bewick’s Wren,  Pacific Wren,  Anna’s Hummingbird, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Swainson’s Thrush, American Robin,  European Starling,  Spotted Towhee,  Song Sparrow and Pine Siskin.


Great Horned Owl: Hans Laue Photo. 


Wednesday July 10:

On July 10, a Great Horned Owl was seen along the road to the over flow parking areas at Rathtrevor Park in Parksville.


Tuesday July 09:

On July 09, a Barred Owl was spotted twenty feet from the yellow gate on the river side path at the Englishman River Estuary on the Shelly Road side in Parksville. 



Monday July 08:

 A Family of Hammond’s Flycatchers was spotted at Springwood Park in Parksville.


A male Downy Woodpecker and a Hairy Woodpecker were seen visiting a feeder together in Ladysmith.



Sunday July 07:



Again many thanks for today's bird walk, it was so educational for us

Great birds and lovely companions - what more could one ask for!

Please pass on our thanks to all.

Have a good day next week at Neck Point (we saw hairy woodpecker feeding
young there).

Noel and Amanda (visiting from the UK


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. 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.

We will not be doing the Tuesday Bird Walks over the summer months.  They will resume on September 03, 2013

The Sunday Bird Walk on July 21 will be going to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at 9:20 am in the parking lot at Moorecroft Regional Park off Stewart Road  (off  Northwest  Bay Road in Nanoose Bay)   Look for Park sign on Stewart Road.


Good birding
Neil Robins




6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.


Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633



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