The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
June 22, 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.
Female Common Merganser and ducklings (G. Fowler)
Thursday June 22, 2023:
A report of an Arctic Loon was seen in Departure Bay by the ferry terminal.
Pacific Golden-Plover was seen in the Englishman River Estuary by Mariner Way.
Tuesday June 20 , 2023:
The Tuesday birding group went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. Weather was cloudy and 14C. A few highlights from the walk was watching a female Common Merganser and her seven ducklings swim upstream. A Spotted Sandpiper was heard and seen in the river and a Willow Flycatcher was perched in the open for a great view.
Nine birders saw and/or heard the following 50 species:
Great Blue Heron
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Sunday June 18, 2023:
The Sunday birding group went to Neck Point Park. The weather was sunny with some clouds and 14C. A few highlights from the walk was seeing a Pigeon Guillemot in Hammond Bay. Swainson’s Thrush perched for us to see, and a Western Tanager was heard.
Fifteen birders saw and heard the following 33 species:
Great Blue Heron
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Orange-crowned Warbler (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 Sunday and Tuesday Bird Walks will be taking a break for the summer and will resume at the end of summer, early fall.
Let us know what you are seeing, and we will pass it on for others to also enjoy.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett