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- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
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Sunday, 8 July 2007

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
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 July 08, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to McGregor Marsh in Nanaimo. The highlights included the sighting of four WESTERN TANAGERS and several WARBLING VIREOS. Twenty-six birders found
the following forty-nine species: GREAT BLUE HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, GLUCOUS-WINGED GULL, MALLARD, HOODED MERGANSER, BALD EAGLE, RED-TAILED HAWK, MERLIN, CALIFORNIA QUAIL, SPOTTED SANDPIPER, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, DOWNY WOODPECKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, HAMMONDS FLYCATCHER, OLIVE-SIDED FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, CASSIN'S VIREO, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON RAVEN, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, TREE SWALLOW, BLACK SWIFT, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BEWICK'S WREN, BROWN CREEPER, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, CEDAR WAXWING, WESTERN TANAGER, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, SAVANNAH SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, PINE SISKIN, DARK-EYED JUNCO and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
MacGillivray's Warbler: Photo by Ralph Hocken
Saturday July 07:
A RED CROSSBILL was observed at feeders and a COMMON NIGHTHAWK was seen soaring above the 200 block of Dawkins Lane in
Nanaimo.
Thursday July 05:
A BARRED OWL was seen perched on a Hydro line just outside the gate at Spider Lake Springs Campground at Spider Lake.
Wednesday July 04:
The Wednesday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road
side. The highlights included twenty SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPERS, ten WESTERN SANDPIPERS and two LONG-BILLED
DOWITCHERS on the mudflats. Four birders found the following forty-five species: CANADA GOOSE, MALLARD, COMMON
MERGANSER, PELAGIC CORMORANT, GREAT BLUE HERON, TURKEY VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, KILLDEER, BLACK OYSTERCATCHER, SEMIPALMATED SANDPIPER,
WESTERN SANDPIPER, LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER, CALIFORNIA GULL, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, PIGEON GUILLEMOT, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, NORTHERN FLICKER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON RAVEN, TREE
SWALLOW, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, EUROPEAN STARLING, CEDAR WAXWING, YELLOW WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, WILSON'S
WARBLER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH, HOUSE SPARROW.
Four SILVER PHEASANTS were seen in the 6200 block of Icarus Drive in Nanaimo.
Long-bill Dowitchers: Photo by Ralph Hocken
Tuesday July 03:
A pair of MOURNING DOVES are visiting yards in the 100 block of Meridian Way in Parksville.
A WESTERN TANAGER was spotted in the Cedar area near Boat Harbour.
Monday July 02:
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at suet feeders along Woodhaven Drive in Nanaimo.
Sunday July 01:
A family of NORTHERN FLICKERS, two families of CALIFORNIA QUAIL with at least twenty-four chicks and several AMERICAN GOLDFINCH are visiting feeders in the 1200 block of Gabriola Drive in the Craig Bay area of Parksville.
June 30:
A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK was seen chasing AMERICAN GOLDFINCH in a yard
along Meridian Way in 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 September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the rest of the summer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide the exact date as fall gets closer.

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The Sunday Bird Walk on July 15, 2007 will be going to Legacy Marsh in Upper Lantzville

Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or under the Hydro Lines on Normarel Drive off Superior Road at about
9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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