The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report, December 09, 2018.
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at email@example.com. Please 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 check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, December 04, 2018
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Little Qualicum River Estuary.
The morning was clear with calm winds on the Strait of Georgia. This bird walk turned out to be a whale of a walk as we were entertained for most of the morning with the sight of the whales breaching and blowing. There where were at least five Humpback Whales. Many Green-wing Teal, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Red-necked Grebes, Horned Grebes, Brandt’s Cormorants, Pelagic Cormorants, Double-crested Cormorants, Pacific and Pacific Loons were on the Strait. Over two hundred Trumpeter Swans, six Snow Geese, a large flock of Canada Geese and one Cackling Geese were seen at the mouth of the Little Qualicum River. Three Lone-billed Dowitchers, a flock of Killdeer and many Black Turnstone were seen on the estuary. A large flock of Western Grebe were seen near the far horizon at the end of the walk.
Trumpeter Swans: Ralph Hocken Photo:
Twenty-one birders including a visiting birder from California saw and heard the following fifty-five species:
Great Blue Heron
Wednesday, December 02:
A Harris Sparrow, six Western Meadowlarks and a Northern Harrier were seen at the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.
The Nanaimo Christmas Bird Count (CBC) will be held on, Saturday December 29th, 2018.
For more information:
Please contact Tanya Seebacher
Upcoming Bird Walks
The Tuesday Bird Walk on December 11, 2018 will be going to Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the parking area along Admiral Tryon Bld. off Columbia Drive at French Creek at about 9:15 am.
The Sunday Bird Walk on December 16, 2018 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park off Hammond Road at about 9:15 am.
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
We’re HiringShare your enjoyment and passion of feeding the birds. Help others to connect and enjoy that same enthusiasm as you do.
We are looking for sales associates who can help us help others “enjoy nature in your own backyard “.
- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
Stop by and talk to us or drop off a resume.