Sunday, 14 August 2016

Nanaimo bird report, August 14, 2016


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 14, 2016:

The Sunday bird walk went to the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. The morning was sunny and hot but cooler in the forest. Turkey Vultures were seen overhead. We saw a Black-throated Gray Warbler just off the trail. A tree frog was spotted next to the beaver ponds. Cassin’s Vireos and Orange-crowned Warblers were singing close to the trail. A Belted Kingfisher flew in and perched on a snag giving us great views. 

Nineteen birders saw and heard the following nineteen species: 

Turkey Vulture

Belted Kingfisher

Anna’s Hummingbird

 Northern Flicker

Downy Woodpecker

Common Raven

 Purple Martin

Red-breasted Nuthatch

 Bushtit

 Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick’s Wren

 Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Swainson's Thrush

European Starling

Cassin’s Vireo

Warbling Vireo

 Orange-crowned Warbler

 Black-throated Gray Warbler

House Finch


Barred Owl with prey seen at Nanoose Bay: J Kovacs Photo. 



Thursday, August 11:

A flock of Bushtits are regulars at a suet feeder along Boundary Crescent in Nanaimo. 



Fifty Red-necked Grebes, one Western Grebe, fifteen Common Loons and one Yellow-billed Loon were seen from the Brant viewing platform at the north end of Qualicum Beach.



Monday, August 08:

 A Sanderling and a Semi-palmated Plover were seen on the mud flats off Plummer Road in Parksville.



A flock of juvenile Black headed Grosbeaks were seen in the 800 block of Douglas Road in Nanaimo.



Saturday, August 06:

One Solitary Sandpiper was seen along the beach at Morrell Lake in Nanaimo.



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Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on Sunday & Tuesday. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo.  The Tuesday bird walks have ended for the summer. They will resume on September 06, 2016.
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The Sunday bird walk on August 21, 2016 will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side in Parksville. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at the end of Shelly Road off of Highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:30 a.m.

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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

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