The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
November 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.
American Wigeon (R. Hocken)
Tuesday November 22, 2022:
The Tuesday Bird Walk was going to go to Columbia Beach but with the weather the walk was canceled. Four birders did show up and braved the weather of strong winds, rain, but the temperatures were mild at 7C.
4 birders saw and heard the following 30 bird species between Columbia Beach, French Creek Estuary and Morningstar Ponds:
Sunday November 20, 2022:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park. The weather was cloudy and cool at 5C, with a light cool breeze. A few highlights from our walk were, Trumpeter Swans, a Sharp-shinned Hawk that we were alerted to by group of Red-breasted Nuthatches and a few Varied Thrush.
14 birders saw and heard the following 34 bird species:
Great Blue Heron
Saturday November 19, 2022:
A Barred Owl was seen at the Buttertubs Marsh along with 3 Northern Shovelers.
Barred Owl (J. Morrison)
If you have any birds to report or need help identifying, just email or call the store, email@example.com or 250-390-3669, toll-free 1-888-808-BIRD (2473).
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.
With the winter weather arriving and being that busy time of year, we are going to take a winter break from the Sunday and Tuesday Bird Walks until late January 2023.
I would like to thank everyone for coming out on the bird walks and wish you all a Merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New Year! See you all in 2023.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett