[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

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Sat Apr 7 12:00:46 PDT 2007


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 and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Saturday April 07 2007:
Six MOUNTAIN BLUEBIRDS were seen on fence posts in the Stamp Falls area near
Port Alberni, also seen in the same area were a pair of NORTHERN HARRIERS.
A GREAT BLUE HERON and TREE and VIOLET- GREEN SWALLOWS were seen along
Wildlife Place near Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
A flock of WHITE-CROWNED SPARROWS have arrived along Overlook Drive in
Nanaimo.
Male and female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS and ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS are visiting
feeders in the 4100 block of Gulfview Drive in Nanaimo.
AMERICAN GOLDFINCH were seen at feeders along Thunderbird Drive and in
Sharman Park in Nanaimo.

Friday April 06:
A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen and heard singing on top of a tall Fir tree
along Bridgewater Lane in Parksville.
A SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOWS were seen along Corfield Road
in Parksville

Thursday April 05:
A female RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD has been coming to feeders in the 100 block of
Cooper Place in Parksville.

Wednesday April 04:
The Wednesday Bird Walk to Rathtrevor Provincial Park was not held because
of the rain, but there were 1000 DUNLIN, BRANT GEESE, BLACK-BELLIED PLOVERS
and a huge numbers of CALIFORNIA & MEW GULLS.  A  YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER and
a RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET were seen in the bushes just off the parking lot at
Rathtrevor Provincial Park.
A CHIPPING SPARROW was seen in the 2100 block of Lancashire Avenue 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
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 12, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Guest Speaker " Mutang Uraud" will speak on
"The Bluebird and it's Nesting Habits"
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
 www.nanoosenaturalists.org
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, April 23, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Guest Speaker " Sarah Burgess " will speak on
"Climate Change "
Springwood School
Parksville
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EVERYONE IS WELCOME ON THE WEDNESDAY MORNING BIRD WALK, sponsored by the
BACKYARD WILDBIRD AND NATURE STORE.  We will be “Fair Weather Birders” for
the winter--snow, rain and/or heavy winds will deter us. We will leave The
Parksville Civic and Technology Centre on Jensen Avenue and McCarter Street
at 9 a.m. every Wednesday, and go to a different area in and around
Parksville/Qualicum Beach each week.  BRING YOUR BINOCULARS AND JOIN US FOR
A MORNING OF BIRDING.
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The Wednesday Bird Walk on April 11, 2007 will be going to Rathtrevor
Provincial Park.  We will meet at the east parking lot of The Parksville
Civic and Technology Centre at Jensen Avenue and McCarter Street at 9:00
a.m. in Parksville or at the parking area number one, near the Beach at
Rathtrevor Park at about 9:10 a.m. Please note there is a fee for parking
( $1.00/hour) at Rathtrevor Park.
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EVERYONE IS WELCOME ON THE SUNDAY MORNING BIRD WALK, sponsored by the
BACKYARD WILDBIRD AND NATURE STORE.  We leave the store at 9 a.m. and go to
a different area in and around Nanaimo each week.  BRING YOUR BINOCULARS AND
JOIN US FOR A MORNING OF BIRDING.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on April 15, 2007 will be going to Legacy Marsh in
upper Lantzville, weather permitting--winds, torrential rains and snow will
deter us!
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or under the Hydro line on Normarel
Drive at about 9:20 am.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia
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