The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
June 23, 2019
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
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Sunday June 23:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Hemer Park in Cedar. Weather was sunny with a bit of cloud and the winds were calm. The walk provides you with a diverse habitat with some open field, woods, marsh and the lake. The group got a great look at a Hutton’s Vireo and a Wilson’s Warbler that came to investigate the group.
Wilson’s Warbler, photo by John Morrison
Eight birders saw and heard the following forty two (42) species:
Eurasian Collared Dove
Wilson ’s warbler
Tuesday June 18:
On June 18 the Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and winds light. Highlight of the walk was watching three American Kestrels in the field of Coldwater road. Also was able to observe a Willow Flycatcher and Chipping Sparrow in the same area. There were plenty of songs and calls happening on the walk through the woods with Swainson’s Thrush, Warbling Vireos and Orange-crowned Warblers.
American kestrel, photo by Ralph Hocken
Eight birders saw and heard the following Twenty eight (28) species:
Backyard Feeder Notes:
Not too much different happening at the backyard feeders. Juvenile birds about the yard and able to fend for themselves although when an adult shows up they beg to be fed. Watch your nest boxes as the birds will soon begin their second broods. A Bewick’s Wren has been hanging out singing near the nest box the chickadees used so it will be interesting to see who ends up nesting in it.
Water is always important and during the summer you may attract a few new visitors to your water source such as Cedar Waxwings, Western Tanager and warblers.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 25, 2019 will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly road side. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am or at the end of Shelly road at 9:15 a.m.
The Sunday Bird Walk: there will be no Sunday Bird Walks until July 28, 2019. Please check back for the location.
Check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!