The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walks will be resuming on Tuesday September 5th and Sunday September 10th. Locations and more information in the most recent post.

Saturday, 1 September 2007

Osprey at Lantzville : Photo by Pauline Hannaford
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.
Thursday August 30:
A large flock of Red-necked Grebes, ten Common Terns, a Pigeon Guillemot and several Double-crested Cormorants were seen near the point at Deep Bay.

An Osprey was seen sitting on a snag at the south east corner of Westwood Lake in Nanaimo.
Wednesday 29:
Over sixty Greater White-fronted Geese were seen flying over Bowser.

An Osprey was spotted high up in a tree next to Highway 19, close to the Lantzville Fire Station.
A Rhinoceros Auklet was spotted nestled in the seaweed next to a big rock along the beach at Madonna Point, Northwest Bay side. On the water, in the same area, there were six Harlequin Ducks.
A Marbled Murrelet was seen at Madonna Point, Craig Bay side just off shore.
A Rhinoceros Auklet was seen in among the boats at the Schooner Cove Marina

Tuesday August 28:
A Great Horned Owl was spotted in the Garry Oak Reserve at Somenos Marsh in Duncan.
Monday August 27:
A Barn Owl was heard and seen in a backyard along Andrea Crescent in Lantzville.
A Pacific Golden Plover, a Caspian Tern and a Parasitic Jaeger were seen on Sandy Island Provincial Park, north of Denman Island.
Sunday August 26:
Four Northern Flickers were seen in a backyard in the 400 block of Millstone Avenue in Nanaimo.
Friday August 24:
A Caspian Tern was spotted flying east close to shore at Qualicum Beach.

A Barred Owl was seen in Bowen Park in Nanaimo.
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
Speaker: Duane Barker, Professor of Fish Health/Marine Ecology
Topic: "Salmon Farming"
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.
The Sunday Bird Walk on September 09, 2007. will be going to Columbia Beach.
Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 am or at the parking area just off of Admiral Tryon Blvd. at about 9:30 am. (Take Columbia Drive off Highway 19a just past French Creek)
Good Birding!
Neil Robins

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