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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Nanaimo bird report, August 08, 2010


Barn Swallow: Ralph Hocken Photo.

NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
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To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669
e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca

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

Identify backyard birds:
National Geographic Bird Identifier Site
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/

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, the species and location of your sighting.

Sunday August 08, 2010:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Legacy Marsh in Upper Lantzville.
The morning was cloudy with very light rain, but calm. The highlights included seeing four Pileated Woodpeckers, eight Northern Flickers, a Willow Flycatcher, two Common Yellowthroats and over ten Cedar Waxwings throughout the morning
Six birders saw and heard the following twenty-eight species of birds:
Cooper's Hawk, California Quail, Hairy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Willow Flycatcher, Common Raven, Steller's Jay, Violet-green Swallow, Black Swift, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch.

Friday August 06:
A Hairy Woodpecker was visiting a suet feeder along Meridian Way in Parksville.

Wednesday August 04:
Turkey Vulture, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Northern Flicker, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Warbling Vireo, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Red-winged Blackbird, Brewer's Blackbird, House Finch, Red Crossbill, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch were seen at Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville.

Eight Western Sandpipers, one Killdeer, a Common Loon, and two Pigeon Guillemots were seen along the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Eight American Goldfinch, four Pine Siskins, White-crowned Sparrows and three House Finch were seen visiting feeders in the 100 block of Meridian Way.

Tuesday August 03:
Twenty Common Nighthawks were seen over Overlook Drive in Nanaimo.

Sunday August 01:
One Greater Yellowlegs, one Semipalmated Plover, Heermann's Gull and two Wilson's Phalarope were seen at French Creek. The Wilson's Phalaropes were swimming near the shore of the creek, came ashore to preen, then returned to the water to feed and shortly after flew out over the ocean.

Over eighty Common Nighthawks were seen hawking insects over the 2500 block of Glenayr Drive 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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The Arrowsmith Naturalist meetings will resume in September, 2010

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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 Walks will resume on September 07, 2010.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on August 15, 2010 will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo.
We will meet at The Backyard Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or at the end of Burma Road off Lost Lake Road 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
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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