[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Tue Feb 7 16:55:30 PST 2006

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
Check out our new Web site at www.thebirdstore.ca

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

Tuesday February 07: 2006
A large flock of at least twenty AMERICAN ROBINS were seen at the Winchelsea
View Golf Course between the sixteen and seventeen greens in upper
Ten BLACK TURNSTONES were seen on the rocks at the end of the spit at
Piper's Lagoon.
One LESSER YELLOWLEGS was seen in the Lagoo near the parking lot at Piper's

Monday Fedruary 06:
in with a flock of BLACK TURNSTONES at Piper's Lagoon.

Sunday February 05:
A SNOWY OWL and several WESTERN MEADOWLARKS were seen at the Nanaimo River
Estuary in south Nanaimo.
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road
side. Twenty-three birders found the following sixty-one species:
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Yellow-billed Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Western Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Mergangers
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
California Quail
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Western Sandpiper
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hutton's Vireo
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Red-winged Blackbird
Brewer's Blackbird
Purple Finch
House Finch

Saturday February 04:
A NORTHERN GOSHAWK was seen sitting on a birdfeeder in a yard along Bowen
Road, across from Bowen Park in Nanaimo.
A SNOW GOOSE was seen in with a flock of CANADA GEESE along Quesnel Road in

A PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen feeding on a old tree at Colliery Dam Park in

Wednesday February 01:
A VARIED THRUSH was seen visiting a backyard in the 30th block of 17th
Avenue in Port

Tuesday January 17:
A SNOWY OWL was spotted at the Nanaimo Airport in Cassiday.

Sunday January 15:
A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen in Ladysmith.

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
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Springwood School Parksville
Monday, February 27, 7:30 pm.
"Guest Speaker" Dr. Patrick Gregory,
University of Victoria will speak on
"The Natural History of Snakes"

The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday, February 09 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay.
Nanaimo Field Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, February 22, 7:30 PM,
Bowen Park Activity Centre,

This Sunday Bird Walk, Febuary 12, 2006 will be going to the Nanaimo River
Estuary. Meet at the store at 9:00am or at the end of Raines Road ( turn
left off Cedar Road just after the Bridge) at about 9:30 am.
Check out our new Web sight--- www.thebirdstore.ca
Bird sightings on Vancouver Island are at:
Check the results of the Christmas Bird Counts across North America,
including Vancouver Island are at:

Good Birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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