The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Report
September 28, 2023
“EXPLORE NATURE” --- GO
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at email@example.com. 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.
Harlequin Duck (R. Hocken)
Wednesday September 27, 2023:
7 Greater Yellowlegs were seen in the pool at the Nanaimo River Estuary along with Western Meadowlarks, and flying over were Northern Shovelers and Sandhill Cranes.
Tuesday September 26, 2023:
The Tuesday birding group went to Columbia Beach in French Creek. The weather started out windy and cool for the walk but then the rain started halfway through. It was 13C, cloudy, windy, rainy and the tide was going out. A few highlights from were Black-bellied Plovers, Greater Yellowlegs, and Varied Thrush.
4 birders saw and heard the following 39 species:
Great Blue Heron
Sunday September 24, 2023:
The Sunday Bird group went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The weather was overcast, and 13C. A few highlights from the walk were, an Osprey flew overhead of us, Pectoral Sandpiper with Long-billed Dowitchers and a Wilson’s Snipe. A Hermit Thrush was also seen.
15 birders saw and heard the following 42 species:
Great Blue Heron
Saturday September 23, 2023:
10 Sandhill Cranes were seen flying over Grovehill Road in Qualicum Beach.
A Barred Owl was seen in the trees at Buttertubs Marsh near Valley Oak Estates.
If you have any birds to report or need help identifying, just email or call the store, firstname.lastname@example.org 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 Bird Walk, October 1, 2023
This week’s Sunday Bird Walk will be going to Nanoose Estuary in Nanoose Bay.
Meet at The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store at 9:00am or at the end of Nanoose Beach Road, off of Arlington Road and HWY 19, at 9:15am. Weather cooperating.
The Tuesday Bird Walk, October 3, 2023
The Tuesday Bird Walk will be going to Rathtrevor Beach Provicial Park.
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 main parking lot by the beach entrance at 9:10am. Weather Cooperating.
Good birding! Colin Bartlett