Sunday, 26 November 2017

Nanaimo bird report, November 26, 2017



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 bird walk, November 26, 2017
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning started out sunny but turned cloudy and very windy as the morning progressed. Fourteen Black Turnstones and twelve Black Oystercatchers were seen on the rocks just offshore. A large flock of Pacific Loons were seen further offshore. Brandt Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants and Double-crested Cormorants were resting on the big rocks at the Point.

Black Turnstones: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Nine birders saw and heard the following thirty-three species:
Harlequin Duck
White-winged Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pigeon Guillemot
Bald Eagle
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
                                                                            Killdeer
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Song Sparrow
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
 Common Raven
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

Brandt Cormorant: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Please Note
Check this site early Tuesday and Sunday mornings on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Tuesday bird walk on November 28, 2017 will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek, depending on the weather! Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the parking lot in front of the Lions Club Playground) at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area off Admiral Tryon Blvd. (turn onto Columbia Drive off highway 19a then turn right onto Admiral Tryon Blvd.  Go about one hundred yards and turn left to the parking area) at about 9:15 a.m.
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The Sunday walk on December 03, 2017 will be going to Nanoose Bay, depending on the weather. Meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at beach in front of the Nanoose Bay Church Camp off highway 19 and Arlington Road at about 9:15 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:http://thebirdstore.blogspot.ca


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