The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
September 28, 2021
“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.
Tuesday September 28:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road. The weather was sunny with a few clouds and the wind was calm. A few highlights from the bird walk were, Peregrine Falcon, Merlin and Kestrel, a Western Meadowlark, and a Lincoln Sparrow.
19 Birders saw and heard the following 66 species:
Great Blue Heron
Short-billed Gull (Mew)
Sunday September 26, 2021:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Nanoose Bay Estuary. The weather was not forecast to be good, but a couple of hardy birders did go in the blowing wind and misty showers but for the most day it was sunny. The tide was high, and water was rough. A few highlights that were seen, a Merlin flew close by for us to see and we watch it chase a Peregrine Falcon as well. There were lots of Turkey Vultures, a couple of Bald Eagles and a Belted Kingfisher that put on a bit of a show.
3 Birders saw and heard the following 26 species:
Great Blue Heron
White-throated Sparrow - (R. Hocken)
Tuesday September 21, 2021:
A Barred Owl was seen along the trails at Pioneer Park, located a Dover and Dickenson Nanaimo.
Friday September 24, 2021:
A White-throated Sparrow is visiting a backyard feeder on Malibu Terrace in Nanaimo.
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 Bird Walk, October 5, 2021
This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Columbia Beach, French Creek.
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 meet at the beach opening parking area on Admiral Tryon Blvd at 9:10.
The Sunday Bird Walk October 3, 2021
This Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Maki Road Trail in south Nanaimo.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Maki Road by the Living Forest Campground at 9:15 am. Weather pending.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett