Sunday, 16 July 2017

Nanaimo bird report, July 16, 2017


Nanaimo bird report”
Explore Nature ---Go Birding

To report your sightings call the birdstore at 250-390-3669 or e-mail

Please remember when reporting a sighting please leave your name and phone number with the date and location of the sightings.

Sunday Bird Walk, July 16, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and the winds were calm. Two Marsh Wrens were seen perched just off the trail. Purple Martins were singing and flying overhead. A flock of Bushtits landed in a tree next to the trail. A Northern Harrier flew overhead. We saw many Turkey Vultures flying overhead during the morning. We heard and then saw a Yellow Warbler just off the trail.

                                                            

Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Eighteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-two species:
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Great blue Heron
Osprey
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Turkey Vulture
Belted Kingfisher
European Starling
Eurasian-collared Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Purple Martin
Tree Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Marsh Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
American Robin
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Red-wing Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Black-headed Grosbeak: Linda Stevens

The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5/17
The Sunday Birdwalk on July 23, 2017 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00a.m. Or at the corner of  Plummer road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at about 9:25 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
 Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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