The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
June 2, 2022
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO
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.
Brown Creeper (J. Morrison)
Tuesday May 31, 2022:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The weather was overcast with a short rain shower and 14 degrees. A few highlights from the walk were, three species of flycatchers Olive-sided, Willow’s, and Pacific Slope. Lots of Yellow Warblers were singing by the marsh and Black Swifts were overhead feeding. We also were entertained by the juvenile Pacific Wrens being fed by the parents.
18 birders saw and heard the following 34 species:
MacGillivray’s Warbler (J. Morrison)
Sunday May 29, 2022:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The weather was cloudy and 14 degrees. A few highlights from the walk were, Blue-wing Teal seen by the Osprey stand, along with Purple Martins checking out the nest boxes. Female Wood Duck and ducklings were seen near the stand as well. A Virginia Rail was heard, and a Pied-billed Grebe was seen in the marsh near the parking lot.
18 birders saw and heard the following 41 species:
Eurasian Collared Dove
Orange-crowned Warbler (R. Hocken)
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, June 7, 2022
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be Going to Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery in Qualicum 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 hatchery parking lot on Claymore Road which is off Laburnum Road at 9:15am. Weather cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk, June 5, 2022
This week’s Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Burma Road, which is off of Lost Lake Road at 9:10 am. Weather cooperating.
For cancelled bird walks due to weather, please check The Backyard blog at www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com on the day of the bird walk. A notice will be up before 8:00am if there is a cancelation.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett