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Sunday, 16 December 2007

Nanaimo bird alert














Barred Owl at Buttertubs:
Robin Bodnaruk Photo

Cedar Waxwing: Ralph Hocken Photo

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
or call the Bird Alert at 390-3029
Post your sightings on these sites:
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcbirdingvanisland/messages
"Christmas Bird Counts"
If you would like to participate in the Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count, contact--

The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count
Sunday December 30, 2007
Contact- Carlo Pavan
cpavan@uvic.ca
Phone-758-3765
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Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Sunday December 16:
Two Great Horned Owls were seen in the 1100 block of Morrell Circle in Nanaimo.

Saturday December 15:
A Townsend's Warbler was seen visiting suet feeders in the Seabreeze Mobile Home Park near Beck Creek along Maki Road in south Nanaimo.
A Sandhill Crane was seen at the corner of Kite Way and Osprey Lookout in Nanaimo.
Twelve Northern Fulmars, four of which were the northern sub-species white phase, rare in this area were seen off Gordon's Beach near Sooke.

Friday December 14:
RARE BIRD ALERT "PARAKEET AUKLET"
A PARAKEET AUKLET was seen in with a large flock of Common Murres, Ancient
Murrelets, Rhinoceros Auklets and Pigeon Guillemots at Botanical Beach near Port Renfrew. Take the trail down to Botanical Beach, follow the trail down the hill to the washrooms take the fork in the trail to the left, walk down the stairs go to
the water. Please do not get too close to the water as large waves come into the lower areas and can sweep a person out to sea in seconds.
A Barred Owl was calling in the Colliery Dam Park off Harewoods Minds Road in
Nanaimo.

Thursday December 13:
A Sandhill Crane was spotted eating bugs along Overlook Drive in Nanaimo
.
Wednesday December 12:
A Townsend's Warbler was seen at suet feeders along Kenwill Drive in north Nanaimo.

Tuesday December 11:
A winter plumage Yellow-billed Loon, two Barrow's Goldeneye, two Horned
Grebes, a Common Merganser, two Bufflehead and a Pied-billed Grebe were seen at the Schooners Cove Marina in Nanoose Bay. The Loon was seen about ten feet from the road looking towards the boat basin.
A Eurasian Wigeon was seen on the golf driving range in Duncan.

Monday December 10:
Two Great Horned Owls were seen in the 1100 block of Morrell Circle in Nanaimo.

Sunday December 09:
A Barred Owl was seen near the north parking lot at Buttertubs Marsh 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
e-mail:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday January 28, 2008@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday January 10, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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The Wednesday Bird Walks will resume in the New Year.
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The Sunday Bird Walks will resume in the New Year.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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