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Sunday, 25 August 2013

Nanaimo bird report, August 25, 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 25, 2013:  
The Sunday bird walk went to West Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy and warm. A very special thanks to Eric Demers and the banders of the Vancouver Island University for a very informative demonstration of bird banding this morning. at the West Buttertubs Marsh area in Nanaimo.

Nineteen birders saw and heard the following nineteen species:

Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian-collared Dove, Downy Woodpecker, Anna’s Hummingbird,  Common Raven, Yellow Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, MacGillivray’s Warbler, Orange-crowned Warbler,  Warbling Vireo, Willow Flycatcher, Chestnut-backed Chickadee,  Marsh Wren, Bewick’s Wren,  Bushtit,  American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow and  House Finch.


MacGillivray’s Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Thursday, August 22: 
A Black and White Warbler was seen not far from the bridge at French Creek. 

A Ruddy Turnstone was seen with Black Turnstones, Black-bellied Plovers and Gulls in the incoming tide at the Columbia Beach gravel bars near the pond.

 Tuesday, August 20:
Canada Geese, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Red-necked Grebe, great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Killdeer, Black Oystercatchers, Greater Yellowlegs, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Marbled Murrelet, Band-tailed Pigeon, Eurasian Collared Dove, Anna’s Hummingbird, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Western Wood-pewee, Willow Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Purple Martin, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, European Starling, Cedar Waxwing, Yellow Warbler, Song Sparrow, Red-winged Blackbird, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch, were all seen and heard at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Monday, August 19:
Two Great Blue Heron, eight American Goldfinch, forty Long-billed Dowitchers, one Short-billed Dowitcher, sixty Western and Least Sandpipers, six Mallards, five Common Ravens, ten Northwestern Crows, over one thousand European Starlings, five House Finch, four Turkey Vultures, over thirty Violet-green Swallows, two Song Sparrows, two Northern Shoveler’s, eleven Green winged Teal, Three Savannah Sparrows, lots of Glaucous-winged Gulls, a flock of Canada Geese, several Northern Rough-winged Swallows, twenty-four  Common Mergansers and American Robins were seen at the Holden Creek Estuary in south Nanaimo.


Thursday September 12


Nanoose Naturalists will begin their fall sessions of meetings at 7pm at the Nanoose Library Hall.

Our first speaker will be Crystal McMillan of Bear Smart BC to talk about Bears and People in BC.


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.
Tuesday, September 03:

The Tuesday  bird walk will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Meet at the parking lot near the Lion’s Club Playground at the Parksville Beach Community Centre at 9:00 a m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive at about 9:10 a.m.


The Sunday Bird Walk on Sunday September 01, 2013 has been cancelled!


 The Sunday Bird Walk on Sunday September 08 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. We will meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15 a.m.


Good birding
Neil Robins

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


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