Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nanaimo bird report, August 11, 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 August 11, 2013:
The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with light rain showers. We spotted a Cooper’s Hawk being mobbed by Purple Martins and a Black Swift.  A family of Song Sparrows entertained us with their songs.

Fifteen birders saw and heard the following twenty-one species:

Canada Geese, Mallard, Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Turkey Vulture,  Cooper’s Hawk,  Glaucous-winged Gull,  Anna’s Hummingbird,  Pileated Woodpecker,  Northern Flicker,  Band-tailed Pigeon,  Common Raven,  Northwestern Crow,  Black Swift, Purple Martin,  American Robin,  Chestnut-backed Chickadee,   Red-breasted Nuthatch,   Western Tanager,  Spotted Towhee and Song Sparrow.

                     Cooper’s Hawk: Ralph Hocken Photo. 


Saturday, August 09:

Nine Common Nighthawks were seen over Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo.

Three Bald Eagles have fledged from their nest at Pipers Lagoon.

Common Nighthawks: Steen Petersen Photo.


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 August 18 will be going to Beck Creek in south Nanaimo.  We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at about 9:30 am near the entrance to the Living Forest Campground on Maki Road off Highway one.

Good birding
Neil Robins




6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.


Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

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