The Backyard's Weekly Bird Walk locations are found in the Backyard Bird Report at the very end of the most recent report. Any cancellations will be posted here by 8am the day of the walk. Our first bird walks of the year are going out on Sunday February 4th and Tuesday February 6th. Locations will be posted to our next Bird Report.

Sunday 28 July 2013

Nanaimo bird report, July 28, 2013



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

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at

Sunday July 14, 2013: 
The Sunday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side in Parksville.. The morning was sunny and warm with a cool wind blowing off the Strait of Georgia. The highlight of the morning was the sighting of a Peregrine Falcon as it flew over us at the waters edge.  We watched as it flew  to the mudflats, pick up a shorebird and headed out of sight to feed on the prey.

 Eighteen birders, including a birder from California saw and heard the following thirty-eight species: Canada Goose, Common Merganser,, Common Loon, Great Blue Heron, Marbled Murrelet, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Northern Harrier, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Semipalmated Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Western Sandpiper, Semipalmated Plover, Black-bellied Plovers, California Gull, Bonaparte Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Black-throated Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Willow Flycatcher, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Swainson's Thrush, European Starling, Black-headed Grosbeak, Spotted Towhee, White-crowned Sparrow, House Finch, and American Goldfinch.

Peregrine Falcon: Ralph Hocken .Photo. 


Five American Black Ducks were seen at the Cottonwood Golf Course in south Nanaimo. 

Wednesday, July 17:

A Great Horned Owl was seen along the East Wellington Overpass on Highway 19, in Nanaimo.

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.  **************************************************************************lWe will not be doing the Tuesday Bird Walks over the summer months.  They will resume on September 03, 2013


Sunday Bird Walk on August 04 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo.  We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at 9:20 am in the parking lot at Bowen Park near the bowling green off Bowen Road.

Good birding
Neil Robins




6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.


Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

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