[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Oct 29 15:16:20 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
Website: www.thebirdstore.ca
Birding Vancouver Island:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcbirdingvanisland

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

Sunday October 29, 2006:
The Sunday bird walk went to the The Little Qualicum River Estuary and the
Little Qualicum Fish Hatchery.
Twenty birders found the following forty-five species
COMMON LOON, HORNED GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, CANADA GOOSE,
TRUMPETER SWAN, AMERICAN WIGEON, MALLARD, NORTHERN PINTAIL,
GREEN-WINGED TEAL, GREATER SCAUP, HARLEQUIN DUCK, SURF SCOTER,
WHITE-WINGED SCOTER, BLACK SCOTER, BUFFLEHEAD, COMMON MERGANSER,
HOODED MERGANSER, BALD EAGLE, REED-TAILED HAWK, BLACK TURNSTONE,
DUNLIN, BLACK OYSTERCATCHER,  BONAPARTE'S GULL, MEW GULL, CALIFORNIA GULL,
HERRING GULL, THAYER'S GULL, GLAUCOUS-WINGED GULL, GLAUCOUS GULL, BELTED
KINGFISHER, NORTHERN FLICKER, STELLER'S JAY, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON
RAVEN, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, RUBY-CROWNED
KINGLET, AMERICAN ROBIN, VARIED THRUSH,  EUROPEAN STARLING, SONG SPARROW,
WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, DARK-EYED JUNCO, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, HOUSE FINCH
and a flock of PINE SISKINS.

Saturday October 28:
A SNOW BUNTING has been seen in the gravel parking area of Yellow Point Park
just off Yellow Point Road in Cedar for the last couple of days..

Thursday October 26:
A NORTHERN SHRIKE was spotted near the golf driving range in Duncan.

Tuesday October 24:
A juvenile SHARP-TAILED SANDPIPER was sighted at Somenos Marsh in Duncan
A BARRED OWL was seen on the 13th hole at Morningstar Golf Course in
Parksville.
A PILEATED WOODPECKER was seen in ayard along Drake Street in Nanaimo.

Sunday October 22:
A MOURNING DOVE was spotted at the Jingle Pot R.V. Park in north Nanaimo
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in nanaimo. Sixteen birders
found the following forty species:
PIED-BILLED GREBE, GREAT BLUE HERON, CANADA GOOSE, WOOD DUCK, AMERICAN COOT,
MALLARD, HOODED MERGANSER, GADWALL, RING-NECKED DUCK, AMERICAN WIGEON, BALD
EAGLE, RED-TAILED HAWK, ROCK PIGEON,  NORTHERN FLICKER,DOWNY WOODPECKER,
NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON RAVEN, STELLER'S JAY, CASSIN'S VIREO,
CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, BUSHTIT, BEWICK'S WREN, MARSH WREN, SORA,
KILLDEER, AMERICAN ROBIN, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET, RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET,
SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, FOX SPARROW, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROW,
DARK-EYED JUNCO, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, BREWER'S BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH,
HOUSE FINCH, PINE SISKIN'S and HOUSE SPARROWS.

Saturday October 21:
EVENING GROSBEAKS were seen in the 200 block of Miltion Street in Nanaimo.

Friday October 20:
A WESTERN SCREECH OWL was seen and photographed at McGregor Marsh across
from the Qualited Duck off Rutherford Road in north Nanaimo.

Tuesday October 17:
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS were seen in the 1400 block of Roseann Drive  and in the
4200 block of Clubhouse Drive in Nanaimo.
Two GREAT HORNED OWLS were seen at dusk on the 18 Fairway at the Cottonwood
Golf Course in south 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
www.thebirdstore.ca
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday, November 09 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Nanaimo Field Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, November 22 @ 7:30 PM,
Bowen Park Activity Centre,
Nanaimo.
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, November 27 @ 7:30 pm.
Springwood Middle School,
Parksville
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THE SUNDAY BIRD WALK--- EVERYONE IS WELCOME BRING YOUR BINCOLARS AND BIRD
BOOK AND JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF BIRDING.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on November  05, will be going to Neck Point Park in
Nanaimo.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Neck Point Park
off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:20 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia
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