The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
December 14, 2021
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO BIRDING:
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.
Varied Thrush (R. Hocken)
Sunday December 5, 2021:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Maki Road Trail. The weather was cool, overcast, light snow shower and icy to start but the sun did break through near the end of the walk. The tide was high and cut off part of the trail which shortened our walk. A few highlights from the walk were Trumpeter Swans in the marsh, Red-tailed Hawk, and we heard twice a Virginia Rail call.
7 birders saw and heard the following 34 species:
Great Blue Heron
Virginia Rail (J. Morrison)
Sunday December 12, 2021:
The Redhead is still being seen at Divers Lake in Nanaimo.
Monday December 13, 2021:
American Bittern was seen again at Buttertubs Marsh, along the main dyke near the turtle nesting area.
Three birds were walking down the street. Two walked into a bar, the other one ducked!
How do you know if you are a birder? You might be a birder if you have ever faked your own death to attract vultures.
American Bittern (J. Morrison)
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. The walks are weather pending.
Please check our blog (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) for any cancelations.
· Do not attend if you feel ill.
· Please respect social distancing, 2 meters or 6 feet.
· Wear your mask when unable to maintain social distancing.
The Tuesday and Sunday Bird Walks
The Bird Walks will be taking a break over the holidays and will re-start again in the new year. We will post on our blog and email with the starting dates.
birding! Colin Bartlett