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Sunday, 18 July 2010

Nanaimo bird report, July 18, 2010

Purple Martin: Ralph Hocken Photo.

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:

Post your sightings on this site:

Birds of British Columbia:

International Birdwatching Guides

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 July 18, 2010:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Maritime Society Marina at Ladysmith Harbour in Ladysmith.
The morning was sunny with a breeze blowing off the Strait of Georgia. The highlight was the sighting of the forty-five pairs of Purple Martins nesting on the harbour.
Twelve birders saw and heard the following twenty-four species of birds:
Double-crested Cormorant,Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pigeon Guillemot,Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Violet-green Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, European Starling, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Spotted Towhee, House Finch and American Goldfinch.

Saturday July 17:
Two Lesser Yellowlegs, seven Greater Yellowlegs, one Pectoral Sandpiper, two Semi-palmated Sandpipers, Western and Least Sandpipers were seen at the Holden Creek side of the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.

A mixed flock of Least and Western Sandpipers were seen at Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side in Parksville.

Three Black-bellied Plovers were seen at the Shelley Road of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Three Black Turnstones were seen along the shore from the viewing platform along highway 19a in Qualicum Beach.

A Downy Woodpecker, Steller's Jay and Bushtits were seen along Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.

Friday July 16:
A Whimbrel, four Black Turnstones and twelve Black-bellied Plovers were seen at Columbia Beach at the Admiral Tryon Pools

Two Greater Yellowlegs, twelve Western Sandpipers, a Least Sandpiper and one Semi-palmated Sandpiper were seen at French Creek.

Cedar Waxwings were spotted at Morrell Wildlife Sanctuary in Nanaimo.

Thursday July 15:
A Merlin was seen at MacGregor Marsh in north Nanaimo.

Seven Common Mergansers were spotted swimming and diving on Cameron lake.

Greater Yellowlegs, Western and Least Sandpipers were seen at French Creek.

Three Black Turnstones and twelve Black-bellied Plovers were seen at Columbia Beach.

A Parasitic Jaeger were seen off-shore at Columbia Beach.

Monday July 12:
A Great Horned Owl was heard singing along Corfield Road near Bridgewater Lane in Parksville.

A Brant was spotted swimming with a flock of Canada Geese at French Creek.

Sunday July 11:
A Brant Goose was seen with a flock of Canada Geese at Nile Creek.

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 Arrowsmith Naturalist meetings will resume in September, 2010

The Nanoose Naturalists meetings will resume in September, 2010
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 Walks will resume on September 07, 2010.
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 25, 2010 will be going to the Beck Creek in south Nanaimo.
We will meet at The Backyard Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or at the parking area near entrance to the Living Forest Campground along Maki Road in south Nanaimo at about 9:30 A.M..

Good birding
Neil Robins

Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250.390.1633 fax
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