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, 6 August 2017

Nanaimo bird report, August 06, 2017

Nanaimo bird report”
Explore Nature ---Go Birding
To report your sightings call the birdstore at 250-390-3669 or e-mail
Please remember when reporting a sighting please leave your name and phone number with the date and location of the sighting.

Sunday Bird Walk, August 06, 2017
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park Nanaimo.  The morning was sunny and warm with calm winds and we welcomed the coolness in the forest.
We watched an Anna’s Hummingbird, a Red-breasted Nuthatch and American Robins mobbing a perched Barred Owl not far from the trail.  A flock of Bushtits flew into a conifer next to the trail. We had great views of a Pacific-slope Flycatcher perched on a tree for a long time--it gave everyone a chance to study him well.  An American Dipper stood looking over the river near the trail.

Barred Owl: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Twenty birders saw and heard the following twenty-four species:
Barred Owl
Rock Pigeon
 American Dipper
Glaucous-winged Gull
 Anna’s Hummingbird
 Western Tanager
Purple Martin
Northern Flicker
 Pileated Woodpecker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northwestern Crow
 Common Raven
California Quail
Orange-crowned Warbler
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
 Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
 American Robin
 Spotted Towhee
American Dipper: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Tuesday August 01:
Forty to sixty Common Nighthawks were seen over the 500 block of Louise Road in Ladysmith:

Friday, July 28:
Thirty Western Sandpipers and five Long-billed Dowitchers were seen on the mud flats of the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.

Monday, July 25:
House Wrens were seen nesting in the 2800, block of Dolphin Drive and in the 3500 block of Shetland Place in Nanoose Bay.

Saturday, July 22:
Western Tanagers were seen in the 3500 block of Shetland Place in Nanoose Bay.

The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5, 2017

The Sunday Birdwalk on August 13, 2017 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at main parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road in Nanaimo at about 9:15 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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

1 comment:

Louise McElhill said...

Thoroughly enjoyed my first Bird Walk today, August 6th 2017. Thank you all for sharing your expertise and for introducing me to the American Dipper. What an amazing and fascinating bird.