The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
September 17, 2021
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.
Greater Yellowlegs (R. Hocken)
Tuesday September 14:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach. Weather was wet with rain, wind and choppy water. 3 birders showed up to see if anyone else was foolish to come out birding and saw a few birds in the short time we were there. A few highlights were the 5 Greater Yellowlegs seen at the mouth of French Creek and a large flock of Black Turnstones.
3 Birders saw and heard the following 20 species:
Great Blue Heron
American Coot (R. Hocken)
Sunday September 12, 2021:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh for the first time this year. It was a beautiful sunny and warm day. A few highlights were American Coot, Common Yellowthroat, and Pied-billed Grebe.
6 Birders saw and heard the following 30 species:
Great Blue Heron
Common Yellowthroat (J. Morrison)
The Backyard Bird Walks
Our bird walks go out Sunday mornings in Nanaimo and Tuesday mornings in Parksville and Qualicum Beach area, are easy walks that go for two to three hours (back for lunch is the plan). Bring binoculars and a field guide. The walks are weather pending.
Please check our blog (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) for any cancelations.
· Do not attend if you feel ill.
· Please respect social distancing, 2 meters or 6 feet.
· Wear your mask when unable to maintain social distancing.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, September 21, 2021
This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Deep Bay.
Meet at the Parksville Tourist Information Center parking lot, located by Hwy 19A, Northwest Bay Road and Franklin’s Gull road in Parksville, at 9:00 am or meet at the marina parking lot at 9:25 am.
The Sunday Bird Walk September 19, 2021
This Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at Neck Point parking lot at 9:10 am. Weather pending.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett