The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
March 9, 2023
“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.
Bufflehead (R. Hocken)
Tuesday March 7, 2023:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Columbia Beach in French Creek. Weather was overcast with sunny breaks, 6 degrees with a cool breeze. A few highlights from the beach were, eight Brant up on the beach providing a great view, a couple of Long-tailed Ducks out on the water, and Black Turnstones. In the woods by French Creek, American Goldfinch were seen, and California Quail were heard.
8 birders saw and heard the following 46 species.
Great Blue Heron
Sunday March 5, 2023:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Weather, sunny, 6 degrees and calm winds. A few highlights were, Hermit Thrush, Trumpeter Swans flying over and a Pigeon Guillemot in the bay by the parking lot.
12 birders saw and heard the following 37 bird species:
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, March 14, 2023
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Englishman River Estuary – Shelly 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 parking area at the end of Shelly Road off HWY19a, at 9:10. Weather cooperating.
The Sunday Bird Walk, March 12, 2023
This week’s Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Maki Road Trail, in south Nanaimo.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Maki Road by Living Forest Campground 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
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