Sunday, 5 August 2018


Nanaimo bird Report, August 05, 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 Bowen Park in Nanaimo.  The morning was sunny and very hot but much cooler in the forest!

A MacGillivray’s Warbler was seen high up in a tall tree near the trail at the start of the walk. We watched a Downy Woodpecker feeding on the trunks of a tree close by, giving us great views. We saw several Brown Creepers climbing up the trunks of trees throughout the morning. We heard Northern Flickers, a Pileated Woodpecker and a Red-breasted Sapsucker during the walk..
                                                  Brown Creeper: Ralph Hocken Photo:



Twenty-three birders saw and heard the following eighteen species:
Mallard
Turkey Vulture
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Dark-eyed Junco
American Robin 
 Spotted Towhee 
                                               MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Friday, August 03:
An Evening Grosbeak was seen on a Garry Oak in Nanoose Bay.

Monday, July 30:  
A Great Horned Owl was seen at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Seven Spotted Sandpipers were seen along Sunset Beach at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

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 12, 2018
will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 am or at the end of Raines Road  ( follow Cedar Road off Highway One to the Nanaimo River Bridge and turn left onto Raines Road) at about 9:25 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633






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