Sunday, 10 August 2014

Nanaimo bird report, August 10, 2014

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT “EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING"
 
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca 
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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Sunday, August 10, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and warm. We spotted a Cooper’s Hawk perched on a branch not far off the trail. A Dark-eyed Junco with a fledgling followed us along the path for a few minutes.  We had great views of an American Dipper  feeding in the slow moving Millstream River.
 

Dark-eyed Junco: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Four birders saw and heard the following twenty species:Mallard, Turkey Vulture, Great blue Heron, Cooper’ Hawk, Eurasian Collared Dove, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, American Dipper, Anna’s Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Pacific Wren, Bewick's Wren, Dark-eyed Junco, American Robin and Spotted Towhee.  
American Dipper: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Wednesday, August 06:
A Eurasian Collared Dove stopped in along 5400 Altavista Drive for a bath in the afternoon sun. 
 Tuesday, August 5:
Eight Common Nighthawks were seen over the Rathtrevor Provincial Park car park in Parksville. 
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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. on 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 walks will resume on Tuesday September 02, 2014. 
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The Sunday bird walk on August 17, 2014 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Burma Road (off Lost Lake Road) at about 9:20 a.m.
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British Columbia rare bird alert link--- http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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WildResearch link---
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West coast environment link—http://coastaltarsands.ca/w1/videos/ 
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What's more important than the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water and eat healthy food?"-- David Suzuki 
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Good birding
Neil Robins 
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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