The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report November 7, 2020
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Pectoral Sandpiper (R. Hocken)
- Access to the Nanaimo River Estuary by Raines Road is closed due to Covid
Wednesday November 4, 2020:
Seen at Piper’s Lagoon Nanaimo, Dunlin, Pectoral Sandpiper, Ring-billed Gull and approximately 60 Red-breasted Mergansers.
White-throated Sparrow was seen at a backyard feeder in the area of Aulds road and Arbutus Crescent in Lantzville.
Tuesday November 3, 2020:
Iceland Gull was seen at the Nanaimo River Estuary from the Maki Road trail.
Tuesday November 3, 2020:
The Tuesday Bird Walk was going to go to Deep Bay but was cancelled due to weather. We will try again this Tuesday November 10 at Deep Bay.
Eurasian Wigeon (R. Hocken)
Sunday November 1, 2020:
2 Snow Geese were seen with a flock of Canada Geese at the Parksville Community Park near the volleyball court.
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road. The weather was sunny with no wind and seven degrees.a few highlights from the walk were Kestral, Lesser Yellowlegs, Virginia Rail, and a Barred Owl perched in the open beside the trail for all to see.
17 Birders saw and heard the following 54 species:
Great Blue Heron
Spotted Towhee (R. Hocken)
The Backyard Bird Walks
Our bird walks go out Sunday mornings in Nanaimo and Tuesday mornings in Parksville and Qualicum Beach area, are easy walks that go for two to three hours (back for lunch is the plan). Bring binoculars and a field guide.
Please check our blog (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) for any cancelations.
· Please do not attend if you have traveled outside of Canada in the last 14 days.
· Do not attend if you have been sick or in contact with someone possibly sick in the last 14 days.
· Please respect social distancing, 2 meters or 6 feet.
· Wear your mask when unable to maintain social distancing.
The Tuesday Bird Walk
Will be going to the Deep Bay, again.
Meet at the Parksville Tourist Information Center parking lot, located by Hwy 19A, Northwest Bay road and Franklin’s Gull road in Parksville, at 9:00 am or at the marina parking lot in Deep Bay at 9:20am.
The Sunday Bird Walk
Will be going to the Englishman River Estuary – Plummer Raod, Parksville
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or meet us at the parking lot at the end of Mariner Way in Parksville at 9:15am.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett