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Sunday, 29 August 2010

Nanaimo bird report, August 29, 2010


Wandering Tattler: Ryan Cathers 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

Birding in Central and South America:
www.wildbirdtours.ca

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 29, 2010:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy but pleasant.
The highlight of the morning was the sighting of two Wandering Tattler's and a Spotted Sandpiper along the shore at Sunset Beach. The mobbing call of the Northwestern Crows led us to a Great Horned Owl near the new walkway. We saw several flocks of Double-crested Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants and Brandt's Cormorants moving up and down the Strait Of Georgia throughout the morning.
Fourteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-six species of birds:
Canada Goose, Harlequin Duck, Double-crested Cormorant, Pelagic Cormorant, Brandt's Cormorant, Bald Eagle,Turkey Vulture, Great Horned Owl, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Least Sandpiper, Spotted Sandpiper, Wandering Tattler, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Black Oystercatcher, Belted Kingfisher, Anna's Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Grey Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Western Tanager, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven,

Saturday August 28:
An albino House Finch has been observed at feeders in the 3200 block of Admirals Road, off Burnside Road and East of the Island Highway in Victoria.

Friday August 27:
Two Black-throated Grey Warblers were seen making their way west, from tree to tree, along Despard Avenue, near Meridian Way in Parksville.

Seven Greater White-fronted Geese were seen at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

Wednesday August 25:
A Steller's Jay was seen at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store on Metral Drive in Nanaimo.

Monday August 23:
A Parasitic Jaeger was spotted chasing Bonaparte's Gulls off Piper's Lagoon in Nanaimo.

Sunday August 22:
Two Common Nighthawks were seen feeding over the viewing platform on the waterfront at Neck Point in Nanaimo.

Wednesday August 18:
A Great Horned Owl was heard and then spotted in the 800 block of Flamingo Drive in Qualicum Beach.

Monday August 16:
Common Nighthawks were seen over Hamilton Avenue in Nanaimo.

Saturday August 14:
A pair of Bullock's Oriole's were seen in a birdbath in a backyard in the 5200 block of Tom's Turnabout off Hammond Bay Road 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 Nanoose Naturalists meeting is on September 9th at 7 pm in the Library on Northwest Bay Road.
Guest speaker--- Dr. Bill Weller's talk and slide presentation on Astronomy.
Visitors and new members most welcome.
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The Arrowsmith Naturalist 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 September 05, 2010 will be going to Columbia Beach.
We will meet at The Backyard Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or at the parking area off Admiral Tryon Boulevard at about 9:30 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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