Saturday, 4 April 2015

Nanaimo bird report, April 04, 2015


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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Wednesday, April 01:
 A Common Yellowthroat and over thirty American Coots were seen on the Someno’s Marsh in Duncan. 

Tuesday, March 31:
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was sunny with a crisp breeze off the Strait of Georgia.

We saw an estimated two thousand Brant along the tide line and offshore. Thousands of Pacific loons were on the water further off shore. Many flocks of Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were flying low over the water heading down the strait. A large flock of Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin flew in to the gravel bar. We spotted an Orange-crowned Warbler.  We had great views of the bright yellow bird as he perched and sang from a tree not far from us.  A Yellow-rumped Warbler showed up and started feeding on a tree close by.                            

                    Seventeen birders saw and heard the following fifty-six species:
Canada Geese
Brant
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Mallard
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Violet-green Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Killdeer
Black-bellied Plover
                                                                                 Dunlin
Belted Kingfisher
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rock Pigeon
California Quail
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow 

                                 Monday, March 30:
A White (Leucistic) American Robin was seen off Plummer Road near the Englishman River off Highway 19a in Parksville, today at about noon.

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Tofino-Shorebird –Festival
18th Annual May 1-3, 2015
For  information please contact---- 
http://raincoasteducation.org/events/tofino-shorebird-festival

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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 walk on April 07, 2015 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park playground parking lot at 9 a.m. or at the west end of Despard Avenue in Parksville at about 9:15 a.m.

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There will not be a Birdwalk on April 5th—Happy Easter!

 

The Sunday bird walk on Sunday, April 12 will be going to Buttertubs

Marsh in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00a.m. or at parking lot at Buttertubs Marsh off Bowen 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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A must read for those of us who live along the Strait of Georgia.

THE SEA AMONG US
THE AMAZING STRAIT OF GEORGIA
RICHARD BEAMISH AND GORDON McFARLANE
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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
Email: 
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog:  www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

 

 

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