Sunday, 21 August 2016

Nanaimo bird report, August 21, 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 21, 2016:

The Sunday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. The morning was cloudy and warm. We had great views of a Savannah Sparrow perched on a snag not far from us. We also saw a White-crowned Sparrow, a Chipping Sparrow and

a Lincoln’s Sparrow just off the trail. A Common Loon, a Pigeon Guillemot and a Double-crested Cormorant were seen on the Strait of Georgia. Two Cooper's Hawks flew overhead just above the treetops.





Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo.



Seventeen birders including a visiting birder from Ontario saw and heard the following thirty-one species: 

Canada Geese

 Mallard,

 Horned Grebe

 Common Merganser

 Great Blue Heron

Black Oystercatcher

 Common Loon

 Pigeon Guillemot

  Double-crested Cormorant

Turkey Vulture

Cooper's Hawk

Killdeer

  Barn Swallow

California Gull

 Glaucous-winged Gull

 Northern Flicker

Northwestern Crow

 Common Raven

 Eurasian Collared Dove

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick’s Wren

 Red-breasted Nuthatch

 Anna’s Hummingbird

Spotted Towhee

 White-crowned Sparrow

Lincoln’s Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Savannah Sparrow 

 Purple Finch

 American Goldfinch 

 Pine Siskin   
                                        Lincoln’s Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo. 



Saturday, August 20:

A Spotted Sandpiper was seen at Beck Lake in south 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 28, 2016 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot near the Bowling Green at Bowen Park off Bowen Road at about 9:20 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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