Sunday, 20 May 2018

Nanaimo bird report, May 20, 2018




Nanaimo bird Report,May 20, 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.
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Sunday bird walk, May 20, 2018  
The Sunday bird walk went to the Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy and calm.  We heard and then saw a Black-headed Grosbeak at the start of the walk.  A Western Tanager was seen in the same area. Pacific-slope Flycatchers, Warbling Vireos and Cassin’s Vireos were heard throughout the walk.  We had great views of a Wilson's Warbler just off the trail.  Several Common Yellowthroats were heard near the lake. Wood Ducks were seen on the lake.
                                               Western Tanager: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fifteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-eight species:
Mallard
Wood Duck
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Glaucous-wing Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
  Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Common Yellowthroat
Yellow Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Wilson's Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Brewers Blackbird
Red-wing Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch 
Pine Siskin
Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, May 15, 2018:  The Tuesday bird walk went to The Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. The morning was sunny and very warm. We spotted a flock of Bushtits and a Brown Creeper at the start of the walk.  A Black-throated Grey Warbler was seen singing at the top of a very tall tree. We saw a Rufous Hummingbird and Anna’s Hummingbird perched high up in a tall tree.  Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures were soaring overhead during the morning.  A Black-and-White Warbler  was seen just off the trail.  Western Tanagers, Black-headed Grosbeaks and Swanson’s Thrush were heard throughout the morning.  A very fast Peregrine Falcon was spotted chasing prey.  A MacGillivray’s Warbler entertained us for ten minutes from his perch just off the trail.
                                   MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:


Eighteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-nine species:
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Turkey Vulture
Rock Pigeon
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick's Wren
Brown Creeper
Bushtit
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Swanson’s Thrush
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Black-and-White Warbler
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
Bushtit: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Sunday, May 13:
A Blue-wing Teal was spotted on Brookwood Marsh in north Nanaimo.
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 May 22, 2018 will be going to the 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 May 27, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.  Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelly Road on the Oceanside of highway 19a at about 9:25 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

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