Sunday, 7 January 2018

Nanaimo bird report, January 07, 2018

Nanaimo bird report, January 07, 2018:

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. ************************************************************
Sunday bird walk, January 07, 2018 The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with lots of rain and very windy off the Strait of Georgia. We saw Harlequin Ducks and Red-breasted Mergansers just off shore. Pacific Loons, Common Loons, Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants were seen throughout the morning heading up the Strait. We watched as two Brown Creeper’s slowly make their way up the trunk of a tree just off the trail. Thirty Black Oystercatchers were perched on the rocks just offshore.

                                              Black Oystercatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Three birders saw and heard the following twenty-two species:
Bufflehead
Harlequin Duck
Horned Grebe
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Black Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
California Gul
l Iceland Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow

Wednesday January 03:
A Mourning Dove was spotted along Bolton Place in Nanaimo.

Monday, January 01: A Gray-crowned Rosy Finch was visiting a backyard along Marlbough Drive in Nanaimo.

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

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The Tuesday bird walk on January 09, 2018 will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. 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 main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park at about 9:10 a.m.

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The Sunday walk on January 14, 2018, will be going to Nanoose Bay. 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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