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- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
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Sunday, 3 September 2017

Nanaimo bird report, September 03, 2017


Nanaimo bird report”

Explore Nature ---Go Birding
To report your sightings call the birdstore at 250-390-3669 or e-mail
thebirdstore@shaw.ca

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

                       Sunday Bird Walk, September 03, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. The morning was sunny and hot, with an occasional cool breeze. Many Common Ravens were seen overhead all morning. A Northern Shoveller, four Green-wing Teal, two Gadwall and nine Common Mergansers was seen along the river.  A Northern Harrier put in a quick appearance and then disappeared.  We heard several Steller’s Jays during the walk.  Four Greater Yellowlegs and one Lesser Yellowlegs were seen along the shore.  A Willow Flycatcher was spotted perched on a bush near the trail. 

Willow Flycatcher: Ralph Hocken Photo.

 Eleven birders saw and heard the following thirty-five species:
Northern Shoveller
Green-wing Teal
Gadwall
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Killdeer
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna’s Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Steller’s Jay
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Barn Swallow
Brown Creeper
Bushtit
Willow Flycatcher
Bewick’s Wren
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

Saturday, September 02:
A Common tern was seen at the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville.

Thursday, August 31:
Steller’s Jays have been seen in Nanoose Bay.

Common Raven: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on Sunday & Tuesday. We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo.  We leave from the Parksville Community Park at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings go to a different location in the Oceanside area.



The Tuesday Birdwalk on September 05, 2017, will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (at the Lions Club Playground parking lot) at 9:00 a.m or at the end of Shelly Road on the Oceanside of highway 19a at about 9:10 a.m.



The Sunday Birdwalk on September 10, 2017 will be going to the Moorecroft Regional Park in Nanoose Bay.  Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at Parking lot of Moorecroft Park (follow Northwest Bay Road to Stewart Road and follow the signs to Moorecroft) at about 9:30 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins
 
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot

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