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.

Sunday 27 August 2017

Nanaimo bird report, August 27, 2017

Nanaimo bird report”

Explore Nature ---Go Birding

To report your sightings call the birdstore at 250-390-3669 or e-mail

Please remember that when reporting a sighting leave your name and phone number with the date and location of the sighting.

                                             Sunday Bird Walk, August 27 2017:

The Sunday bird walk went to the Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.  The morning was sunny with cool winds.  Wood Ducks, Green-wing Teal, Hooded Merganser and two Pied-billed Grebes were seen at the start of the walk. We had great views of a Cooper’s Hawk perched at the top of a conifer tree next to the trail. Two Cedar Waxwings were spotted at the top of a snag, giving us great looks.  A Western Tanager stopped at the top of a tree long enough to give us a good look at it.
Pied-billed Grebe: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Twenty-two birders including a visiting birder from Seattle saw and heard following twenty-nine species:

Canada Geese
Wood Duck
Green-wing Teal
Hooded Merganser
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron,
Turkey Vulture,
Cooper’s hawk
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Glaucous-winged Gull
Eurasian-collared Doves
Rock Doves
Tree Swallow
Northern Flicker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Orange-crowned Warbler
Cedar Waxwing
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
California Quail
Chestnut-backed Chickadee,
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Marsh Wren
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
House Finch
House Sparrow.
Western Tanager: Ralph Hocken Photo. 

Wednesday August 23
A Great Horned Owl was seen at Neck Point Park on the trail near the last Beach. 

                   The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5, 2017.

The Sunday Birdwalk on September 03, 2017 will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.  Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at end of Raines Road at about 9:30 a.m

Good birding
Neil Robins


314 Metral Drive Nanaimo B.C.

Phone: 250-390-3669Fax: 250-390-1633

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