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Sunday, 3 June 2007

Nanaimo bird alert

To report your sightings phone
The Bird Alert at: 390-3029 or
The Store at: 390-3669
e-mail: thebackyard@shaw.ca
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Sunday June 03, 2007:
An AMERICAN KESTRAL was spotted perched on a hydro line near the ESSO gas station at Nanoose Bay.
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park Woods in Parksville. Among the highlights were the sighting of a RED-EYED VIREO. All eighteen birders heard and saw the Vireo. We saw the DOWNY WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER and RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER. We also saw a nest with two PILEATED WOODPECKER fledglings peering out of their nest hole.
Eighteen birders birders found the following forty-eight species:
CALIFORNIA QUAIL, TURKEY VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, RED-TAILED HAWK, NORTHERN HARRIER, BLACK SWIFT, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, DOWNY WOODPECKER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER,WILLOW FLYCATCHER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, RED-EYED VIREO, CASSIN'S VIREO, WARBLING VIREO, NORTHWESTERN CROW, TREE SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BEWICK'S WREN,
WINTER WREN, BROWN CREEPER, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, CEDAR WAXWING, EUROPEAN STARLING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, WESTERN TANAGER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, PINE SISKIN and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.

Friday June 01:
A pair of BLACK SWIFTS were seen above Corfield Street in Parksville.

Wednesday May 30:
Four PACIFIC LOONS and two RED-THROATED LOONS were seen off-shore from Oar Road in Lower Lantzville.
A GREEN HERON was spotted at the small pond near the Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan.
The Wednesday Bird Walk went to Legacy Marsh in Upper Lantzville. Among the highlights of the walk were many sighting of WESTERN TANAGERS as well as a number of WILLOW FLYCATCHERS singing from perches. A COOPER'S HAWK circled above us catching a thermal, rising up and out of sight.
Fifteen birders found the following forty-five species:
CANADA GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, HOODED MERGANSER, CALIFORNIA QUAIL, PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, BALD EAGLE,
COOPER'S HAWK, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, HAMMOND'S FLYCATCHER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, STELLER'S JAY, COMMON RAVEN, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE ,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BEWICK'S WREN, WINTER WREN, MARSH WREN,
SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, EUROPEAN STARLING, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, WILSON'S WARBLER, WESTERN TANAGER,
CHIPPING SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
Tuesday May 29:
Two CASPIAN TERNS were spotted on the tide line off Sabastion Road in lower Lantzville.
A CHURAK was seen on a side of the road along Shell Beach Road.
Two PINE GROSBEAKS were seen visiting feeders in the 200 block of Starflower Way in Parksville.

Monday May 28:
A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK with a strip on its head was seen along Lundgren Place in the Divers Lake area of Nanaimo.

Sunday May 27:
A BULLOCK'S ORIOLE was seen at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

Thursday May 24:
A WHIMBREL was seen at the Hovercraft Base in Parksville Bay, Parksville.

For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail: thebackyard@shaw.ca
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday June 14, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, June 25, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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There will be no Wednesday Bird Walk on June 06, 2007.
The Wednesday Bird Walk will resume on June 13, 2007
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The Sunday Bird Walk on June 10, 2007 will be going to Neck Point Park.
Met at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area at Neck Point Park at about 9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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