[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Sep 24 14:51:43 PDT 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
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Sunday September 24, 2006:
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo, sixteen birders
found the following thirty-four species:
PACIFIC LOONS, DOUBLE-CRESTED CORMORANTS, PELAGIC CORMORANTS, BRANDT'S
CORMORANT, SURF SCOTERS, WHITE-WINGED SCOTERS, COMMON MERGANGERS, HARLIQUIN
DUCKS, BALD EAGLE, TURKEY VULTURES, BLACK OYSTERCATCHERS, BLACK TURNSTONES,
SPOTTED SANDPIPER, CALIFORNIA GULLS, GLAUCOUS WINGED GULLS, BELTED
KINGFISHER, NORTHERN FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON
RAVEN, CHESTNUT BACKED CHICKADEE, AMERICAN ROBIN, GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLET,
RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, BROWN CREEPER, BEWICKS
WREN, WINTER WREN, ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, GREAT BLUE HERONS
and STELLER'S JAY.

Saturday September 23:
Eleven HORNED LARKS, two CEDAR WAXWINGS and several PACIFIC LOONS were seen
in the McGirr Road area of Nanaimo.

Friday September 21:
A MOURNING DOVE, PINE SISKINS and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH are visiting feeders
in the 800 block of Drew Road in French Creek
AMERICAN PIPITS were seen near the first tee at the Winchelsea Golf Course
in upper Lantzville.
ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS were seen along Mill Road in Nanaimo.

Thursday September 20:
"RARE BIRD ALERT"
A NORTHERN SAW-WHET OWL was seen and photographed near the Beaver Pond at
McGregor Marsh, just off Rutherford Road, across from Dig This in north
Nanaimo.
A female NORTHERN HARRIER was spotted flying over Somenos Marsh in Duncan.
Five STELLER'S JAYS, a NORTHERN FLICKER, a flock of CHESTNUT- BACKED
CHICKADEES and one ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD were seen in a yard in the 2900 block
of Colwood Road in Nanaimo.

Wednesday September 19:
Ten SANDHILL CRANES were seen flying over the 600 block of Cowland Road in
Bowser.

Tuesday September 18:
Several ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS were seen in the 6600 block of David Place in
Lantzville
.
Saturday September 16:
A flock OF CEDAR WAXWINGS were seen decending onto a Mountian Ash Tree at
the corner of Jingle Pot and Kilpatrick Roads 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
www.thebirdstore.ca
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Joe Crichton, (Birdwatching Tours) will give a slide presentation on
"The Birds of Costa Rica".
Monday, September 25 @ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School,
Parksville
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Nanaimo Field Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, September 27 @ 7:30 PM,
Bowen Park Activity Centre,
Nanaimo.
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 12 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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The Sunday Bird Walk, on October 01, will be going to Englishman River,
Plummer Road side.
Meet at the Bird Store at 8:30 am. or at the corner of Plummer Road and
Shorewood Drive in Parksville at about 9:00 am.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia



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