The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walks will be resuming on Tuesday September 5th and Sunday September 10th. Locations and more information in the most recent post.

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Nanaimo Bird Alert, July 21, 2013



To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at  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, July 21st, 2013:

The Sunday bird walk went to Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  The morning was sunny and warm, with few birds.


Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Mike Yip photo


Sixteen birders saw and heard the following fourteen species: Bald Eagle, Turkey Vulture, Rufous Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, Bewick’s Wren, Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco, House Finch, and American Goldfinch.

Saturday, July 20th, 2013:

 Nine PIGEON GUILLEMOT were seen on Jessie Island near the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo.

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A flock of fifty COMMON NIGHTHAWKS has been hawking insects at dawn anywhere between Brooks Landing, and Forest Park Elementary School in Nanaimo for the past two weeks.

PURPLE MARTINS have been seen using nest boxes near the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo.


Thursday, July 18th, 2013:


A NORTHERN FLICKER was just about ready to fledge from its nest in Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.


Northern Flicker, Steen Petersen photo



Wednesday, July 17th, 2013:


A GREAT-HORNED OWL was seen just before dusk at the East Wellington Overpass in Nanaimo.


Tuesday, July 16th, 2013:


Six COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were hawking insects over Meridian Way in Parksville.



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 are finished for the summer. Tuesday walks will resume on Tuesday, September 3rd 2013.
The Sunday Bird Walk on July 28th, 2013, will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road Side in upper Parksville. We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area on San Pariel Road in Parksville at 9:20 a.m.

Good birding,
Ryan Cathers

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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