Sunday, 23 July 2017

Nanaimo bird report, July 20, 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 sighting.

Sunday Bird Walk, July 23, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was sunny but there was a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. A Cedar Waxwing was spotted at the top of a tall Fir tree at the beginning of the walk.  A Black Oystercatcher, fifteen Long-billed Dowitchers, a large number of Least Sandpipers and Western Sandpipers, two Semi-palmated Plovers and several Killdeer were seen on the mud flats. Four Black-bellied Plovers were feeding along the tide line. Mew Gulls, Bonaparte Gulls
and California Gulls were seen on the Strait.



Semi-palmated Plover: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fourteen birders including visiting birders from Alberta and California saw and heard the following thirty-four species:
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Black Oystercatcher
Long-billed Dowitcher
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semi-palmated Plover
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Belted Kingfisher
Mew Gull
Bonaparte Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Violet-green Swallow
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch  




Cedar Waxwing: Ralph Hocken Photo.
Tuesday July 18.
Sixteen Common Nighthawks were seen over McLeary Street and Kennedy Street in Nanaimo.
Six Common Nighthawks were seen over Meridian Way in Parksville.
The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5/17
The Sunday Birdwalk on July 30, 2017 will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Raines Road at about 9:30 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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