The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
March 24, 2022
“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.
Green-winged Teal (R. Hocken)
Tuesday March 22, 2022:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Nanoose Bay Estuary at the end of Nanoose Beach Road. The weather was overcast with a very brisk breeze out of the southeast and the tide was going out. Highlights from the walk were a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Red-tailed Hawk that we watch soar along the ridge without flapping its wings once and a male Anna’s Hummingbird that watched us closely.
9 birders saw and heard the following 32 species:
Sunday March 20, 2022:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The weather was overcast with an odd light shower. Highlights from the walk were hearing and seeing a Virginia Rail at the viewing area by the Buttertubs Drive entrance and then seeing an American Bittern by the viewing stand of the dyke and then a Wilson’s Snipe at the corner near the Miner’s shack. Trumpeter Swans were seen flying over along with Tree and Violet-green Swallows feeding over the marsh. It was a very good day birding.
14 birders saw and heard the following 42 species:
Great Blue Heron
Eurasian Collared Dove
Wilson’s Snipe (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.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, March 29, 2022
This Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Englishman River Estuary – Plummer Road.
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 corner of Plummer Road just before the subdivision at 9:05am. Weather Cooperating
The Sunday Bird Walk, March 27, 2022
The Sunday Bird walk will be going to Maki Road Trail.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Maki road byt the Living Forest Campground at 9:10 am. Weather Cooperating
Good birding! Colin Bartlett