Sunday, 17 August 2014

Nanaimo bird report, August 17, 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 17, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and warm. Three Pileated Woodpeckers entertained us as they fed along of the trunk of a tree.  A female Western Tanager was perched high in a conifer tree. We caught a glimpse of a Wilson’s Warbler near the marsh.
Ten birders saw and heard the following twenty-one species: 
Mallard, Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Merlin, Anna’s Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Wilson’s Warbler, Chestnut-backed Chickadee,  Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick’s Wren, Marsh Wren, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow and American Goldfinch.
Pileated Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Saturday, August 16:
A Northern Goshawk was seen in the 300 block of Seventh Street
in Nanaimo. 
Thursday, August 14: 
 A Black-Throated Gray Warbler was seen perched in a tree right in front of a 3rd floor balcony, behind the Fire Station in Parksville. 
Monday, August 11:
Two Caspian Terns and a pair of Bonaparte Gulls in breeding plumage were seen at Parksville Beach in Parksville.  
Canada Geese, Mallard, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Red-necked Grebe, Pelagic Cormorant, Doubled-crested Cormorant, great Blue Heron, Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Black Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, California Gull, Bonaparte Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Eurasian-collared Dove Northern Flicker, Northwester Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brewer’s Blackbird, White-crowned Sparrow and Song Sparrow were seen along the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
Bonaparte Gull: Ralph Hocken Photo. 
Sunday, August 10:
Two Common Nighthawks were seen and heard above Meridian Way in Parksville. 
Saturday, August 09:
A Sharp shinned hawk was seen in the 2500 block of Glenayr drive in Nanaimo.
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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 24, 2014 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at about 9:30 a.m.
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Nanoose Naturalists Meeting, September 11, 2014-- 7:00 P.M.
 Nanoose Library Hall in Nanoose Bay.
Guest Speaker- Paula Wild- topic Cougars
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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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