Sunday, 17 June 2018

Nanaimo bird report, June 17, 2018


Nanaimo bird Report,June 17, 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, June 17 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville. The morning was sunny and hot.  We heard and saw many Willow Flycatchers during the morning walk.  We spotted a Barred Owl being mobbed by American Robins deep in the forest.   Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, Purple Martins, Violet-green Swallows and Tree Swallows were seen high overhead. We had great views of a singing Warbling Vireo at the top of a tall tree near the trail.  A MacGillivray’s Warbler was heard singing along the trail.  We had great views of a family of Yellow Warblers just above the trail.
Yellow Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Nine birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Bald Eagle
Barred Owl
Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron
Band-tailed Pigeon
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Warbling Vireo
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Pacific Wren
European Starling
Swanson’s Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Western Tanager
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Spotted Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch 

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, June 12, 2018:

The Tuesday bird walk went the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. The walk was 3.1 kilometers long and took two hour and twenty-three minutes.  A juvenile Black-headed Grosbeak flew just above us followed by a male Black-headed Grosbeak.  We discovered a family of Chestnut-backed Chickadees on the ground under some bushes in the first little meadow.  A Barred Owl was spotted perched on a snag.   A Mallard Duck with two chicks and a Wood Duck with three chicks greeted us on the Beaver Ponds.   A Willow Flycatcher was seen a the top of a snag next to the trail.  A Purple Finch was spotted at the very top of a very tall tree.                                                                                  


                                  Chestnut-backed Chickadee: Peter Coxon Photo:

Thirteen birders, including two visiting birders from Vancouver saw and heard the following thirty-two species:
Mallard
Wood Duck
Turkey Vulture
Barred Owl
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
American Robin
Swainson’s Thrush
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-sloped Flycatcher
Western Tanager
Red-winged Blackbird
Bewick’s Wren
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Purple Finch
                                              American Goldfinch 
Dark-eyed Junco 
Wood Duck: Peter Coxon  Photo:


A Pacific-slope Flycatcher was seen resting on a light fixture along Departure Bay Road in the Rock City Road area of 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!
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The Tuesday Bird Walk on June19, 2018 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.  Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am. or at the Corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive, along the Englishman River at about 9:10 a.m.

The Sunday Bird Walk on June 24, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at Neck Point parking lot off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15 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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