Sunday, 8 April 2018

Nanaimo bird report, April 08, 2018


Nanaimo bird Report,April 08, 2018, 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, April 08, 2018:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.  The morning was cloudy with light rain. Two Greater Yellowlegs flew overhead at the start of the walk. Violet-green Swallows, Tree Swallows and Common Ravens were seen flying above us all morning. We spotted a Northern Harrier flying low over the fields.  An American Kestrel was seen across the river.  A Fox Sparrow was singing from a tall bush.   A singing Western Meadowlark was perched at the top of a tall bush just off the trail.



Violet-green Swallow: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Nine birders saw and heard the following thirty-seven species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Green-wing Teal
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
American Kestrel
Cooper’s Hawk
Greater Yellowlegs
Killdeer
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Belted Kingfisher
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Dove
Steller’s Jay
Northern Flicker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Western Meadowlark
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Western Meadowlark: Ralph Hocken Photo.

A large raft of Surf Scoters was seen off Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 03, 2018
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 03, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to Columbia Beach. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. There were a large number of Brant Geese, Pacific Loons and Common Loons not far from shore.  Flocks of Greater Scaup, Surf Scoters, White-winged Scoters and Long-tailed Ducks were seen flying up the Strait of Georgia.  A pair of Marbled Murrelet were seen far off shore.  Black Oystercatchers, Black Turnstones, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plovers and Dunlin were seen close to shore.  A House Finch was spotted singing next to the trail.  A Fox Sparrow flew in to a bush next to us giving us great views.



Black Turnstone: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Sixteen birders saw and heard the following sixty species:
Canada Geese
Brant
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Northern Pintail
Mallard
Ring-neck Duck
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Marbled Murrelet
                                                                    Common Murre
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Belted Kingfisher
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Killdeer
Black-bellied Plover
Dunlin
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland(Thayer's) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Red-wing Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow


Please Note
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled! 

The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 10, 2018 will be going to Springwood Park in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:10 am

The Sunday Bird Walk on April 15, 2018 will be going to the Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at Buttertubs Marsh on the Bowen Road side, at about 9:15 am.

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
















No comments: