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- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
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Sunday, 26 August 2007

Nanaimo bird alert

Common Tern at Columbia Beach: Photo by Ralph Hocken
To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at

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

Sunday August 26, 2007:
A White-throated Sparrow was seen near Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo.
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Nanaimo River Estuary in Nanaimo. Twenty-three birders found
the following twenty-seven species: Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Cooper's Hawk, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Merlin. Great Blue Heron, Canada Goose, Mallard, Least Sandpiper, Glaucous-winged Gull, Anna's Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Rock Pigeon, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, European Starling, Red Crossbill, House Finch, Purple Finch, Savannah Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, American Goldfinch and Pine Siskin.
Saturday August 25:
A Stilt Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Western and Least Sandpiper were seen
along French Creek.

Friday August 24:
A Heermann's Gull was seen at Columbia Beach.

Thursday August 23:
A Ruff was observed feeding along the tide line at high tide between
4:00 pm and 5:30 pm with Least Sandpipers, a Sanderling, Black Turnstone and Killdeer. It was last seen roosting on the Gravel Bar in front of the Pebble Beach Townhouses at Columbia Beach.

A Green Heron was spotted at the Upper Lake at Colliery Dam Park in Nanaimo.

Wednesday 22:
A Ruff was seen again at Columbia Beach off Johnstone Road.
A Common Tern (a unusual sighting for this area) was also seen in the same area.

An Anna's Hummingbird was seen in the 100 block of Pirates Lane on Protection
Tuesday August 21:
An Eurasian bird, a Ruff, was seen at Columbia Beach, at the end of Johnstone Road off highway 19a.

A Cedar Waxwing was seen in Duncan just opposite the Whippletree Junction.

Monday August 20:
A second summer/winter Yellow-billed Loon was seen just off the waterfront in Qualicum Beach.
A Barred Owl was seen in a yard along Forest Crescent in Nanaimo.

Saturday August 18:
Two Wandering Tattlers were seen on the pebbly beach at the water's edge
about two blocks from the ferry terminal at Port McNeil.
California Quail were seen along Finholm Street 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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the remaining
summer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide the exact
date as fall approaches.
There will be no Sunday Bird Walk on September 02, 2007.
The Sunday Bird Walks will resume on September 09, 2007.
Good Birding!
Neil Robins

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