The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
November 16, 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 Dipper (J. Morrison)
Tuesday November 15, 2022:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road. The weather was foggy and cool at 3 C. The fog was thick on the water, and we could not see past the mouth of the river. A few highlights from the walk were, 2 White-throated Sparrows that were seen at the Mill Street entrance to the estuary, an American Dipper up close along the new river trail from the parking lot and a Kestrel perched on a stump in the open field.
11 birders saw and heard the following 44 bird species:
Great Blue Heron
Sunday November 13, 2022:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh. The weather was cool at 2C and cloudy. A few highlights from our walk around Buttertubs were, 2 Red-breasted Sapsuckers we watched along with a 3-point buck, a Northern Shoveler and Cedar Waxwings.
10 birders saw and heard the following 31 bird species:
Great Blue Heron
Saturday November 12, 2022:
A Short-eared Owl was seen at the Nanaimo River Estuary along with 2 Northern Harriers.
Short-eared 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.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, November 22, 2022
The 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 area on Admiral Tryon Blvd, off Columbia Drive and Hwy 19A, at 9:15. Weather cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk, November 20, 2022
This week’s Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Neck Point Park.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the parking lot at Neck Point at 9:15 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