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Friday, 5 November 2021

 

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store

Nanaimo Bird Report

November 5, 2021


“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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Pigeon Guillemot (R. Hocken)

Tuesday November 2, 2021:

The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road. The tide was going out, weather was cool and cloudy with a steady breeze. Some highlights from the walk were 3 Brant, long-tailed Duck, and a white-throated Sparrow.

13 Birders saw and heard the following 53 species:

Brant

Canada Goose

Trumpeter Swan

American Wigeon

Eurasian Wigeon

Mallard

Green-winged Teal

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

Long-tailed Duck

Bufflehead

Red-breasted Merganser

Common Merganser

Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Western Grebe

Pelagic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Cooper’s Hawk

Kestrel

Killdeer

Greater Yellowlegs

Bonaparte’s Gull

Short-billed Gull

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Rhinoceros Auklet

Eurasian Collared Dove

Anna’s Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Pileated Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

American Crow

Common Raven

Steller’s Jay

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bewick’s Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Varied Thrush

European Starling

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

White-throated Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Purple Finch

Pine Siskin


White-throated Sparrow (J. Purves)

Sunday October 31, 2021:

The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The weather was beautiful, sunny with a very light breeze. A few highlights from the walk were a fly over by a small flock of Trumpeter Swans, and lots of Bonaparte’s Gulls and Pacific Loons on the water.

12 birders saw and heard the following 32 species:

Trumpeter Swan

American Wigeon

Harlequin Duck

Bufflehead

Common Merganser

Common Loon

Pacific Loon

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Pelagic Cormorant

Double-crested Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Black Oystercatcher

Bonaparte’s Gull

Short-billed Gull

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Pigeon Guillemot

Anna’s Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Flicker

Common Raven

American Crow

Steller’s Jay

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Brown Creeper

Bewick’s Wren

American Robin

Varied Thrush

European Starling

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Pine Siskin 


Townsend’s Warbler (k. Moore) 

Saturday October 30, 2021:

Townsend’s Warbler was seen feeding on a backyard suet feeder in the hospital area, Honeysuckle Terrace and Forest drive.

Thursday October 28, 2021:

American Tree Sparrow was seen at Buttertubs Marsh by the spill way near the tall viewing stand.

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.

Covid-19 Precautions

·         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.

Thank you.

The Tuesday Bird Walk, November 9, 2021

This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Rathtrevor Provincial Park.

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 main parking lot near the beach entrance at 9:10 am, weather cooperating.

The Sunday Bird Walk November 7, 2021

The Sunday Bird walk will be going to the Nanoose Bay Estuary.

Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Nanoose Beach Road at 9:15 am. Weather pending. 

Good birding! Colin Bartlett

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store

6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669

Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog:
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Website: www.thebackyard.ca

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