[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Tue Dec 14 16:31:45 PST 2004



The Nanaimo Bird Alert
provided by
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
To report your sightings phone
The Bird Alert at: 390-3029 or
The Store at: 390-3669
e-mail: thebackyard at shaw.ca

Please remember when reporting a sighting to leave your name, phone
number along with the date and location of your sighting.

Sunday December 12:
An AMERICAN KESTREL was seen on a Hydro line across Northwest Bay Road from the Woodmore Nursery in Nanoose Bay.
50 BLACK TURNSTONES, 25 SURFBIRDS, six BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS, 22 BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, a SPOTTED SANDPIPER, two WESTERN GREBES, five MARBLED MURRELETS, one RHINOCEROS AUKLET and two COMMON MURRES were seen off shore at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.
Five TRUMPETER SWANS, 200 MEW GULLS, nine GREATER SCAUP and 200 AMERICAN WIGEON were seen at the Nanoose Estuary.

Wednesday December 08:
Two SNOW GEESE and twoTRUMPETER SWANS were spotted at the Nanoose Estuary.

Tuesday December 07:
Two BRANT, four CACKLING and a GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were seen on the Parksville Flats in Parksville.
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are coming to feeders in the 6700 block of Aulds Road in Nanaimo.

For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail: thebackyard at shaw.ca

The Sunday Bird Walks will resume again in February.

Christmas Bird Count Dates:
Please be in touch with the contact person below if you wish to participate. Everyone who is interested is welcome.
The Parksville/Qualicum Beach CBC is on December 19. Contact person: Sandra Gray 248-5565.
The Nanoose Bay CBC is on December 15. Contact person: Guy Monty 248-8881
The Nanaimo CBC is December 26. Contact person: Guy Monty 248-8881

For Identification of Canada and Cackling Goose please check this web site:

http://www.sibleyguides.com/canada_cackling.htm


Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia





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