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Sunday, 16 September 2007




American Golden Plover at the Little Qualicum River Estuary: Photo by Ralph Hocken.

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 September 16:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Nanoose Bay. Seven hardy birders found the
following twenty-seven species: Common Loon, Horned Grebe, Pelagic Cormorant, Double-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Black Scoter, Mallard, Common Merganser, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Red-tailed Hawk, Killdeer, Mew Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Northern Flicker, Common Raven, House Finch, Cedar Waxwing, Bewick's Wren, Belted Kingfisher, European Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow and Red Crossbill.
Friday September 14:
Steller's Jays have been very vocal for the past three weeks, along Benson View
Road in Nanaimo

Thursday September 13:
A Clark's Grebe, an unusual sighting for this area, was seen just offshore on the Strait of Georgia at the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side.
Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, American Wigeon,
Common Merganser, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, White-winged Scoter, Bonaparte's Gull, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Common Murre, Brewer's Blackbird,
Bushtit, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red Crossbill, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Banded-tailed Pigeon, Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Osprey, House Finch, Purple Finch, Merlin, Northern Harrier, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Black-bellied Plover, Least Sandpiper, Greater Yellowlegs, Belted Kingfisher, European Starling, American Robin, Western Tanager, Cassin's Vireo, Spotted Towhee, Golden-crowned Sparrow and Song Sparrow were seen at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
Two Anna's Hummingbirds were seen visiting feeders in the 200 block of Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.
Wednesday September 12:
An American Golden Plover was seen and photographed at the Little Qualicum River Estuary.
A male Anna's Hummingbird was spotted at feeders at Boat Harbour, Cedar.

Tuesday September 11:
A Cooper's Hawk was seen in Shelly Park along Farrell Drive in Parksville.
A Merlin was seen harassing a Bonaparte's Gull several times at Ships Point looking over Baynes Sound towards Denman Island.

Monday September 10:
A Green Heron was seen at Somenos Marsh in Duncan.
Four Sandhill Cranes flew over Bowser heading east.
A pair of Horned Larks and American Pipits were seen on the top of Mount
Cokely.
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 October 11, 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
Guest Speaker " Neil Dawe"
will give an update on his topic "The Sustainability Initiative"
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The Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville will resume on October 17.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on September 23, 2007, will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo
Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park (off Hammond Bay Road)
at about 9:20 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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