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Sunday, 27 June 2010

Nanaimo bird report, June 27, 2010


Wilson's Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
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It is with great sadness that we want to let you know that Gordon Dodds
passed away on Saturday, June 19, 2010 . We will miss Gordon on the Tuesday
bird walks.
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To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669
e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca
call the Bird Report at 250-390-3029

Also check the birdstore blog for the latest bird alerts and updates:
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Post your sightings on this site:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcbirdingvanisland/messages

Birds of British Columbia:
http://www.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/efauna/SpeciesChecklists.html

International Birdwatching Guides
http://www.guidedbirdwatching.com

Birdwatching contacts and information find a local birder to go birdwatching
with:
http://www.birdingpal.org/

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

Sunday June 27, 2010:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville.
The morning was mostly cloudy with a light breeze.
It was a slow birding morning this morning, but the Swainson's Thrush,
Purple Finch and Warbling Vireo entertained us all morning and we spotted a
Western Tanager up high on a snag.
Five birders saw and heard the following thirty-four species of birds:
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, Killdeer, California Quail,
Violet-green Swallow, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Willow
Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo,
Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bushtit,
Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Thrush,
American Robin, European Starling, Western Tanager, Orange-crowned Warbler,
Black-throated Grey Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song
Sparrow,White-crowned Sparrow, Black-headed Grosbeak, American Goldfinch,
Red Crossbill, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin.

Friday June 25:
Two Whimbrels, four Caspian Terns and ten male Harlequin Ducks were seen at
Columbia Beach.

Tuesday June 22:
The Tuesday bird walk went to Plummer Road side of the Englishman River
Estuary, in Parksville. The morning was sunny and the winds were calm.
The highlight of the morning included seeing a Whimbrel landing in front of
us on the beach at the end of Mariner Way, giving us a great view. A pair
of Spotted Sandpipers were moving together in and out of the grass near the
viewing stand.
Thirteen birders saw and heard the following forty-two species of birds:
Common Loon, Pelagic Cormorant, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Common
Murre, Cassin's Auklet, Canada Goose, Great Blue Heron, Common Merganser,
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Whimbrel, Spotted Sandpiper, Killdeer,
Glaucous-winged Gull, Band-tailed Pigeon, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted
Kingfisher,
Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Northwestern
Crow, Common Raven, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed
Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet,
Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, European Starling,
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Spotted
Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Purple
Finch, House Sparrow.

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

Arrowsmith Naturalist meeting
Monday. June 28th –7:30 p.m.
Springwood Middle School, Parksville.
General Meeting
Speaker: Hans Boerger will share his knowledge on pond life.
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The Nanoose Naturalists meetings will resume in September, 2010
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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.
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The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 29, 2010 will be going to Springwood Park in
Parksville.
We meet the Parksville Beach Community Park at the parking area near the
Lions
playground at 9 A.M. or at the west end of Despard Avenue at about 9:15 A.M.
This will be the last Tuesday Birdwalk until September 7, 2010.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on July 04, 2010 will be going to Legacy Marsh in
upper Lantzville.
We will meet at The Backyard Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or under the Hydro Line
along Normarel Drive at about 9:20 A.M.
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Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD
Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250.390.3669
250.390.1633 fax
thebackyard@shaw.ca
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