[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 12 15:22:30 PDT 2007


To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at thebackyard at shaw.ca
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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

Sunday August 12, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River, Plummer Road side in
Parksville. Fifteen birders found the following forty-three species:
Canada Goose, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, Surf Scoter, Red-breasted
Merganser, Pelagic Cormorant, Great Blue Heron, Common Murre, Marbled
Murrelet, Rhinoceros Auklet, Common Loon, Red-neck Grebe, Bald Eagle,
Cooper's Hawk, Turkey Vulture, Killdeer, Sanderling, Least Sandpiper,
Western Sandpiper, Mew Gull, California Gull, Glaucous-winged Gull,
Bonapart's Gull, Pigeon Guillemot, Belted Kingfisher, Black Swift, Vaux's
Swift, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee,
Willow Flycatcher, Huttons Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Black-throated Gray
Warbler, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, European
Starling, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Red Crossbill, Purple Finch, and
House Sparrow.

Thursday August 09:
Eight Red Crossbills were spotted sitting on the mudflats at the end of
Benwaldun Road in Lantzville.

Wednesday August 08:
Two hundred Black-bellied Plovers, twelve Black Turnstones, Ring-billed
Gulls and two Mew Gulls were seen at Columbia Beach.
A Lesser Yellowlegs, five Greater Yellowlegs, three Lesser Sandpipers and
three Belted Kingfishers were seen along the French Creek estuary.

Tuesday August 07:
A flock of Hutton's Vireos were seen near the Beaver Ponds at Nanoose Bay.
A Peregrine Falcon and a Red-tailed Hawk was seen at the Englishman River
Estuary, Shelly Road side.

Bon Voyage to our Auzzie Friends!
Bon Voyage to Marion and Peter Coxon as they wing their back to Australia
after spending six months in the Pacific Northwest exploring our part of the
world. They were in our area for seven weeks.
We will miss your Auzzie sense of humour and great birding talents. It was
a joy to spend time with you!

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 September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the
remaining summer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide
the exact
date as fall approaches.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on August 19, 2007 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 about 9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo




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