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Sunday, 22 July 2018

Nanaimo bird Report,July 22, 2018.


To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species and location of your sighting.

The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

The morning was sunny and very hot!

Two Warbling Vireos were spotted low in the bushes next to the trail, giving us great views. Several California Gulls, Double-crested Cormorants and Pelagic Cormorants were seen heading up the Strait of Georgia during the walk. A Black-throated Gray Warbler was feeding a Brown-headed Cowbird in a tree next to the trail. Three Chestnut-backed Chickadees and a Brown Creeper were seen feeding in a bush near the trail.

Warbling Vireo: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Thirteen birders including two visiting birders from California saw and heard the following twenty-eight species:

Canada Geese

White-winged Scoters
Double-crested Cormorant
  Pelagic Cormorant
  Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
 Turkey Vulture
                                                    California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Warbling Vireo
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
  Chestnut-backed Chickadee
  Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
  Anna’s Hummingbird
Swainson’s Thrush
American Robin
 European Starling
  Brown-headed Cowbird
Spotted Towhee
  Song Sparrow 
Black-throated Gray Warbler: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Tuesday, July 17:
A Pacific-slope Flycatcher is nesting with young chicks in the 1800 block of Ballenas Road in Nanoose Bay.

Sunday, July 15:
A Leucistic Great Blue Heron was seen at the Newcastle Marina in Nanaimo.

Saturday, July 07:
 A pair of Lewis Woodpeckers was seen in a backyard along Boy’s Road in Duncan.

Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!.

The Tuesday bird walks will resume in the fall.

The Sunday bird walk on July 29, 2018 will be going to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo, at 9:00 am or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at 9:25 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

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

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