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.

Monday 30 December 2013

Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count-December 29, 2013

Here are the preliminary results from the post-count social gathering: 

Areas reporting – 8 (I think) 

Checklist species – 101 

Additional write-in species – 5 (Lincoln’s Sparrow, Cackling Goose, Townsend’s Warbler, Rufous Hummingbird, Golden Eagle) 

Preliminary total (pending confirmation) – 106

Additional count week species – 4 (Surfbird, Dunlin, Black-bellied Plover, Black-crowned Night-heron) 

Checklist gaps hopefully to be filled in the remaining three days of count week:
Western Grebe
Greater White-fronted Goose
Greater Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed or Sooty Grouse
American Coot
Greater or Lesser Yellowlegs
Spotted  or Rock Sandpiper
Wilson’s Snipe
Ring-billed or Western Gull
Any owl other than Great-horned, Short-eared or Barred
Hutton’s Vireo

Thanks and Cheers,
Graham, Mike and Wendy

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