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Sunday, 21 December 2008

Nanaimo bird alert

Warm Anna's Hummingbird: Thanks to Blair & Germaine Doré for the photo.

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Alert

To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669
e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca
call the Bird Alert at 250-390-3029

Also check the birdstore blog for the latest bird alerts and updates:

Post your sightings on these site:

Birds of British Columbia:

International Birdwatching Guides

Birdwatching contacts and information find a local birder to go birdwatching with:

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

Sunday, December 21, 2008:
"Rare bird alert-Say's Phoebe"
A Say's Phoebe was seen at the Highway Tire Store along Highway one in Duncan.

"Rare bird alert-Harris's Sparrow"
A Harris's Sparrow is visiting feeders in the 6900 of Lancewood Avenue block in Upper Lantzville.

An Anna's Hummingbird is visiting feeders along Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.

Merry Christmas--- from the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store: Colin, Denise, Norma, Carlo, Carol, Marilynne and Neil.

Saturday December 20:

A Barred Owl was spotted on a patio along Boundary Crescent and Townsite Road in Nanaimo.

Friday December 19:
A Rufous Hummingbird has been reported in the 6100 block of Denver Way and in the 2000 block of Cathers Drive in Nanaimo.

A Ruby-crowned Kinglet and a Varied Thrush were seen at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

Two Varied Thrush and a Red-breasted Sapsucker were spotted in the 200 block of Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.

Thursday December 18:
Two Pileated Woodpeckers are at suet feeders and a Red-breasted Sapsucker and an Anna's Hummingbird are feeding on sap on a tree along Broadway Road in north Nanaimo.

Anna's Hummingbirds, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Darkeyed Juncos, Varied Thrush, Northern Flickers, Spotted Towhees, Townsend's Warblers, Song Sparrows, Pine Siskins and Berwick's Wrens are visiting feeders in the 1100 block of Stymie Close in Qualicum Beach. Two Townsend's Warblers, three Northern Flickers, one Downy Woodpecker, Dark-eyed Juncos, Red-breasted Nuthatches, Steller's Jay, Spotted Towhees and Chestnut-backed Chickadees were seen in a backyard in Qualicum Beach.

Wednesday December 17:
"Rare bird alert-Harris's Sparrow"
A Harris's Sparrow is visiting feeders in the 6900 of Lancewood Avenue block in upper Lantzville.

A Townsend's Warbler and an Anna's Hummingbird are visiting feeders along Andrea Crescent in upper Lantzville.

A Rufous Hummingbird was coming to feeders in the 6200 block of Rose Place in Nanaimo.

Anna's Hummingbirds are visiting feeders along Hardy Road in Lantzville.

Tuesday December 16:

Two Trumpeter Swans were seen at Long Lake in Nanaimo.

Sunday December 14:
A Snow Goose was seen
at Somenos Marsh in Duncan.

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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Thursday January 08, 2009, 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monday January 26, 2009@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and Tuesday mornings. We leave from the Store at 9 A.M. Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 A.M. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.

The Tuesday Bird Walk will resume on January 13, 2009.


The Sunday Bird Walks will resume on February 01, 2009.

Good birding
Neil Robins

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Great Horned Owl sited and heard on the Queen Alexandra grounds up in the willow trees. December 23/08.
by Joseph Storozhev of Victoria.