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, 4 August 2013

Nanaimo bird report, August 04, 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 August 04, 2013:
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo The morning was sunny and warm but cool in the forest. Among the highlights was the sighting of several Brown Creepers throughout the morning. We saw over six Anna’s Hummingbirds and one Rufous Hummingbird playing tag in the field near the Rhodo  Bushes.

Seventeen birders, including visiting birders from California and Alberta, saw and heard the following twenty-four species:

Mallard, Bald Eagle, Eurasian Collared Dove,  Rock Pigeon,  Glaucous-wing Gull, Rufous Hummingbird, Anna’s Hummingbird,  Northern Flicker,  Northwestern Crow,  Common Raven,  Chestnut-backed Chickadee,  Red-breasted Nuthatch,  Black Swift,  California Quail, Bushtits, Golden-crowned Kinglets, Brown Creeper,  Pacific Wren,  Bewick's Wren,  Dark-eyed Junco,  American Robin,  Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee and  Song Sparrow.

Anna’s: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

A flock of Red Crossbills was seen feeding at a cedar log at Lantzville Beach.


 Wednesday, July 31: 

A pair of Red Crossbills was seen in a garden along the Little-Qualicum River north of Qualicum beach.

Monday, July 29:

Over one hundred Common Nighthawks were seen over Wren Place and Woodthrush Place in Nanaimo.


Brown Creeper: Ralph Hocken Photo.


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.  ***************************************************************************

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


The Sunday Bird Walk on August 11 will be going to Linley Valley  in Nanaimo.  We will meet at the bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at about 9:20 am at the end of Burma Road off Lost Lake Road.

Good birding
Neil Robins




6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.


Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

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