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Sunday, 10 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 10, 2007:
An AMERICAN KESTRAL was seen on the Hydro lines over looking the Ugly Dwarf Meadows in Nanoose Bay.
A MERLIN was seen above Highway 19 at Nanoose Bay.
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Twelve birders found the following thirty-two species:
BALD EAGLE, TURKEY VULTURE, CANADA GOOSE, GREAT BLUE HERON, BLACK OYSTERCATCHER, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANT, PELAGIC CORMORANT, SURF SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, THAYER'S GULL, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, PIGEON GUILLEMOT,RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, BELTED KINGFISHER, NORTHERN FLICKER, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, YELLOW WARBLER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON RAVEN, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, EUROPEAN STARLING, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, HOUSE FINCH, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS and a family of SPOTTED TOWHEES were seen in a yard in the 200 block of Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.
Monday June 04:
The Qualicum Beach Newcomers birding group went to Legacy Marsh and found the following thirty-five species:
CANADA GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, CALIFORNIA QUAIL, PIED-BILLED
GREBE,GREAT BLUE HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, MERLIN, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD,
RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, DOWNY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN FLICKER,
NORTHWESTERN CROW, BARN SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE,
RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, MARSH WREN, AMERICAN ROBIN, SWAINSON'S
THRUSH, EUROPEAN STARLING, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED
WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER,
TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, WESTERN TANAGER,
SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW,
BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD,
BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD and PURPLE FINCH.
A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was seen visiting feeders along Fairview Crescent in Nanaimo.

Sunday June 03:
An AMERICAN KESTRAL was seen hovering over the Ugly Dwarf Meadows in Nanoose Bay.
Saturday June 02:
Three BROWN-HEADED COWBIRDS were visiting feeders along Homestead Way in Ladysmith.
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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The Wednesday Bird Walk on June 13, 2007 will be going to the Englishman
River Estuary, Shelly Road side.
We will meet at the east parking lot of The Parksville Civic and Technology
Centre at Jensen Avenue and McCarter Street at 9:00 a.m. in Parksville or at the end of Shelly Road off Highway 19A at about 9:10 a.m.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on June 17, 2007 will be going to Linley Valley. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area at the end of Burma Road, off
Lost Lake Road, at about 9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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