Sunday, 14 July 2013

Nanaimo bird report, July 14, 2013


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 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:

 

Neil,

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

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
)

 

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


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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.

 

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Good birding
Neil Robins

Nanaimo

 

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE

6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.

V9T-2L8

Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633



 

 

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