The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
May 24, 2023
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO
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.
Spotted Sandpiper (R. Hocken)
Tuesday May 23 , 2023:
A few sightings from Buttertubs Marsh, Pied-billed Grebe sitting on a nest, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Black-headed Grosbeak, and a Barred Owl.
The Tuesday birding group went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer road side. The weather was overcast, a cool breeze, and 12C. A few highlights from the walk were a pair of Spotted Sandpipers, Barred Owl for our parking lot bird, Pacific Loons in beautiful breeding plumage and a House Wren singing.
Fourteen birders saw and/or heard the following 43 species:
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove
Sunday May 21, 2023:
There was no Sunday bird walk this week.
American Goldfinch (J. Morrison)
If you have any birds to report or need help identifying, just email or call the store, email@example.com or 250-390-3669, toll-free 1-888-808-BIRD (2473).
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.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, May 30, 2023
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to the Brant Viewing Platform and the Little Qualicum River Estuary in Qualicum Beach.
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 Brant Viewing platform, at the end of Qualicum Beach, at 9:15, then at the end of Surfside Drive, off Kinkade Road, at 9:45 am. Weather Cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk, May 28, 2023
This week’s Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the corner of Normarel Drive and Sywash Ridge Road at 9:10am. Normarel Drive is located near the top of Superior Road, Lantzville. Weather cooperating.
For cancelled bird walks due to weather, please check The Backyard blog at www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com on the day of the bird walk. A notice will be up before 8:00am if there is a cancelation.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett