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Monday, 14 January 2019

Nanaimo bird report, January 13,2019


The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report,January 13, 2019
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
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 was seen and location of your sighting.
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Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
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Nanaimo bird report, January 13, 2019:
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 and location of your sighting.
Sunday bird walk, January 13, 2019
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny with calm winds. The highlight sighting of the morning was an American Dipper feeding in the rushing water of the river.
Seventeen birders saw and heard the following twenty-four species:
Mallard
Hooded Merganser
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Merlin
Great Blue Heron
American Dipper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Pine Siskin
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, January 08, 2019:
There was light snow during the walk with some rain and the wind off the Strait of Georgia was very strong. We started the walk with a small flock of Brant and a very large flock of Surf Scoters riding the rough seas far offshore. A large number of Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Mergansers, Common Mergansers, Horned Grebes, Red-necked Grebes and Common Loons were seen offshore. Flocks of Pacific Loons were heading up the Strait. A great number of Brant were seen heading to the shore during the morning. A Brandt’s Cormorant was spotted further off shore. A flock of over two hundred Dunlin was seen heading to the shoreline. Many Black Turnstones were resting on the point. Two Varied Thrush were seen near the ground next to the trail. Ruby-crowned Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglets were heard and then seen in the forest.
Sixteen birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Brant
American Widgeon
Mallard
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Mew Gull
Iceland-(Thayer's) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gul
lBlack-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Black Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Brown Creeper
Anna’s Hummingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Beswick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
Please NoteCheck this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
The Tuesday Bird Walk on January 15, 2019 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:10 am
The Sunday walk on January 20, 2019 will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. Meet at the BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE, 6314 Metral Drive at 9:00 a.m. or at the end of Raines Road at about 9:35 am. Again, please check this blog spot if the weather is stormy.
Good birding
Neil Robins
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive


Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca

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