Sunday, 15 July 2018

Nanaimo bird Report,July 15, 2018.

Nanaimo bird Report,July 15, 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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The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
The morning was sunny and very hot!

 We saw several Pied-billed Grebes with one sitting on a nest. We watched a female Wood Duck swimming on the marsh with three small chicks not far from us. We heard Common Yellowthroats singing throughout the morning.  Bald Eagles and Turkey Vultures flew high over head. Two Orange-crowned Warblers entertained us just off the trail.  A Bewick’s Wren was spotted on a snag next to the trail.

Seventeen birders including visiting birders from California and Utah saw and heard the following twenty-nine species:

Canada Geese

Mallard

 Pied-billed Grebe
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Great blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Eurasian-collared Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Northern Flicker
Orange-crowned Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Northwestern Crow
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Marsh Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Bushtit
Anna’s Hummingbird
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Red-wing Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
House Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow

Please Note

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


The Tuesday bird walks will resume in the fall.

The Sunday bird walk on July 22,2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE

314 Metral Drive at 9:00 am or at the Parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road 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

Sunday, 8 July 2018

The Sunday Bird Walk on July 15, 2018

PLEASE NOTE THE TUESDAY BIRD WALK ON JULY 15, WILL BE GOING TO BUTTERTUBS MARSH IN NANAIMO!

The Sunday Bird Walk on July 15, 2018 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at Buttertubs parking lot of the Bowen Road entrance at about 9:15 a.m.

Nanaimo bird report July 08, 2018


Nanaimo bird Report,July 08, 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, July 08 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Hemer Park in Cedar. We had great views of a Swainson's Thrush singing from a tree near the trail.  Swainson's Thrush, Yellow Warbler and Orange-crowned Warblers were singing throughout  the morning.  A Western Wood Pewee was spotted perched on a branch just off the trail. Three Cedar Waxwings flew over the viewing platform.  We spotted Mallards, Wood Ducks and a Hooded Merganser on the water of the pond.

                                        Orange-crowned Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Thirteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-five species:
Mallard
Wood Duck
Hooded Merganser
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Hairy Woodpecker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Western Wood Pewee
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
  Willow Flycatcher
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
  Common Raven
 Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Marsh Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
                                                                  Cedar Waxwing
                                                          Warbling Vireo
                                                          Yellow-rumped Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
 Yellow Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Western Tanager
  Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
                                                                               
  Hairy Woodpecker: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Please Note
Please check this site (
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!.
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 15, 2018 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at Buttertubs parking lot of the Bowen Road entrance 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

Monday, 2 July 2018

WHITE RAVEN UPDATE:July 2 2018

*IMPORTANT: DO NOT GO THROUGH ANY OF THE PROPERTIES WITHOUT THE OWNERS CONSENT AND INFORMATION. They have dogs and other animals that need to be contained. Thank you from the property owners.

UPDATE JULY 2 2018: the white raven is still being seen at 1513 Winchester road in Coombs but comes and goes during the day. It can usually be seen in it's usual place between the large fir and a near by cherry tree. when not there it is usually somewhere in the area.