Sunday, 29 July 2018


Nanaimo bird Report,July 29, 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 the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.  The morning was sunny and very hot!

Two Pileated Woodpeckers were seen feeding on the trunk of a big tree next to the trail.  Several Killdeer, a Least Sandpiper, a Western Sandpiper and two Semipalmated Plovers were seen on the mudflats.   A large number of Canada Geese, two Surf Scoters, two Pigeon Guillemots and a Marbled Murrelett were seen on the Strait of Georgia..
                                             Least Sandpiper: Ralph Hocken Photo:



Nine birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following forty-six species:
Canada Geese
Common Merganser
Surf Scoter
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelett
Great Blue Heron
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Plover
California Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Downy Woodpecker
Eurasian-collared Dove
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Pacific-sloped Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
Bushtit
American Robin
Swainson’s Thrush
Cedar Waxwing
Western Tanager
European Starling
Yellow Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Warbling Vireo
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Purple Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
                                                 Pigeon Guillemot: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Saturday, July 28:
A Great Horned Owl was seen visiting a backyard in the 700 block of Victoria Road in south Nanaimo.

Monday, July 23:
A Pacific Slope Flycatcher, a Willow flycatcher, a Coopers Hawk, a Belted Kingfisher a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Cassin’s Vireo, a Warbling Vireo A Greater Yellowlegs, a Turkey Vulture and a Bald Eagle were seen at Rivers Edge Park in Parksville:

A White Raven was spotted between the east and west sides of Morningstar Creek along highway 19 in Parksville.

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 August 05, 2018
will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 am or at the main parking lot near the lawn bowling green at Bowen Park off Bowen 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

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