Sunday, 11 August 2013

Nanaimo bird report, August 11, 2013


NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

“EXPLORE NATURE-- GO BIRDING”


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 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.

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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.  ***************************************************************************

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 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.

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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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