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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Nanaimo bird report, November 25, 2018


The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, November 25, 2018.
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at thebackyard@shaw.caPlease remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.

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

Sunday Bird Walk, November 25, 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Columbia Beach and Morningstar Ponds in French Creek. The morning began dry, but became very wet as the morning progressed.  Harlequin Ducks, American Widgeons, Surf Scoters, Black Scoters, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific loons and Common Loons were seen on the Strait of Georgia.
Black-bellied Plovers, Black Oystercatchers and Black Turnstones were seen flying up the Strait. We spotted a Peregrine Falcon perched on top of a very tall conifer tree.

We made our way over to the Morningstar Pond and saw Red Head Ducks, Greater Scaup, Northern Shovelers and a Cackling Goose on the pond.
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Peregrine Falcon: Photo by Ralph Hocken
Seven dedicated birders  saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Canada Geese
Cackling Goose
Brant
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Red-headed Duck
Gadwall
Ring-neck Duck
Harlequin Duck
American Widgeon
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Iceland Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Rock Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin     

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 13, 2018

The morning was cloudy but calm.  Four Trumpeter Swans were see flying overhead the trail and again over the ocean.  Several Varied Thrushes along with Robins were eating berries high in the trees.  A small flock of Cedar Waxwings were spotted atop the conifers.   A Pileated Woodpecker was spotted right at the end of our walk.



   


                                             Trumpeter Swan - Ralph Hocken Photo



19 birders saw and heard the following 60 species.

Snow Geese

Canada Geese

Trumpeter Swan

American Widgeon

Eurasian Widgeon

Mallard

Gadwall

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

White-wing Scoter

Bufflehead

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Red-neck Grebe

Pelagic Cormorant

Brandt’s Cormorant

Common Murre

Great Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Belted Kingfisher

Dunlin

Black Turnstone

Mew Gull

California Gull

Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Northern Flicker

Pileated Woodpecker

Downy Woodpecker

Northwestern Crow

Common Raven

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick’s Wren

Pacific Wren

Anna’s Hummingbird

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

Golden-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Varied Thrush

Spotted Towhee

Brewer’s Blackbird

European Starling

Cedar Waxwing

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Bushtit

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Purple Finch

House Finch

Pine Siskin 



                                             Enjoy birding

                                                  Rhonda Fleming



Upcoming Bird Walks

The Tuesday Bird Walk on November 27, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the oceanside of Highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:10 am.



The Sunday Bird Walk on December 02, 2018 will be going to Nanoose Bay.  Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at the waterfront near the Church Camp off Highway 19 and Arlington Road at about 9:15 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins


THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD &; NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email:
thebackyard@shaw.ca


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