The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
June 23, 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.
Common Loon (R. Hocken)
Tuesday June 21, 2022:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road entrance of the Englishman River Estuary. Weather was cloudy, light winds and a few showers, 14 degrees. A few highlights from the walk were, seeing four Caspian Terns out on the gravel bar with the gulls. Hearing a flock of Red Crossbills fly over and a small flock of Cedar Waxwings perched in bare tree in the estuary.
17 birders saw and heard the following 55 species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Grey Warbler
Monday June 20, 2022:
An Eastern Kingbird was seen perched at the top of a snag in Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. It was seen just up the hill from the parking lot.
Sunday June 19, 2022:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Weather was cloudy with sunny breaks, winds were calm and 14 degrees. A few highlights from the walk were, seeing a female Anna’s Hummingbird sitting on the nest. Good views of a Pigeon Guillemot right in Hammond Bay and a Great Blue Heron that look to be hunting in the grass beside the trail.
15 birders saw and heard the following 29 species:
Great Blue Heron
Friday June 17, 2022:
At least 28 Caspian Terns were seen on the shore off Mariner Way in Parksville.
Thursday June 16, 2022:
An Eastern Kingbird was seen at the Englishman River Estuary. The bird was observed from the Plummer Road trail, just across the river as near the beginning of the trail.
Caspian Terns (F. Holtslander)
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 29, 2022
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be Going to Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road, in Parksville.
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 and Shorewood Drive at 9:10am. Weather cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk
The Sunday Bird Walks will be taking a break for the summer and will resume at a later date.
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