The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
November 9, 2021
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO
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.
Tuesday November 9, 2021:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville. The weather was cloudy with the odd sunny break, odd showers with strong winds and heavy rain at the end. A few highlights from the walk were, Cooper’s Hawk that buzzed one of the birders as it flew past at eye level. Hutton’s Vireo was seen, and we had a close look at Black Turnstones on a log up close to the trail as the tide was high and the waves were crashing the shore.
11 Birders saw and heard the following 25 species:
Monday November 6, 2021:
Redhead continues in the southeast corner at Diver’s Lake in Nanaimo.
Sunday November 7, 2021:
The Sunday Bird Walk was going to go to the Nanoose Bay Estuary, but the wind and heavy rain canceled our plans.
Here is a list of what was seen at the Nanoose Estuary on a past walk from October 29, 2017.
26 birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Great Blue Heron
Sunday November 7, 2021:
Townsend’s Warbler continues to visit a backyard suet feeder in the hospital area, Honeysuckle Terrace and Forest drive.
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, November 16, 2021
This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Columbia Beach.
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 parking lot on Admiral Tryon Blvd at 9:15 am, weather cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk November 14, 2021
The Sunday Bird walk will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Raines Road at 9:20 am. Weather Cooperating
Good birding! Colin Bartlett