[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

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Mon Sep 29 13:47:06 PDT 2008

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Alert

To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669
e-mail us at thebackyard at shaw.ca
call the Bird Alert at 250-390-3029

Also check the birdstore blog for the latest bird alerts and updates:

Post your sightings on these site:

Birds of British Columbia:

International Birdwatching Guides

Birdwatching contacts and information find a local birder to go birdwatching with.

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

Sunday, September 28, 2008:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side in Parksville.
Among the highlights were the sightings through the foggy mist of a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Long-billed Dowitcher, Coopers Hawk and a Sharp-shinned Hawk.
Twenty birders found the following thirty-six species of birds:
Canada Goose, American Wigeon, Mallard, Northern Pintail, Green-winged Teal, Common Merganser, Common Loon, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Coopers Hawk, Great Blue Heron, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Long-billed Dowitcher, Glaucous-winged Gull, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Steller's Jay, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Yellow-rumped Warbler, Bewick's Wren, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, American Robin, European Starling, Red-winged Blackbird, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, Savannah Sparrow, Chipping Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Purple Finch and House Finch.

Fifteen Flesh-footed Shearwaters, two Short-tailed Shearwaters, eight Buller's Shearwaters, thousands of Sooty Shearwaters, thousands upon thousands of Pink-footed Shearwaters, two Northern Fulmars, two South Polar Skuas, ten Pomarine Jaegers, three Red-necked Phalaropes, six Bonaparte's Gulls, thousands of California Gulls, hundreds of Heermann's Gulls, several Herring Gulls and hundreds of Glaucous-winged Gulls were seen on a Pelagic tour that went from Sooke to offshore of Bamfield at the Swiftsure Banks.
The Herring fish had pushed the Krill to the surface and as a result there were at least one hundred thousand seabirds and fourteen Humpback Whales seen in a massive feeding frenzy.

Saturday September 27:
A Snow Goose was seen in with Canada Geese on the east side of Highway One north of the Nanaimo River Bridge.

Friday September 26:
Greater White-fronted Geese, Snow Geese, Northern Pintail, American Wigeon, Green-winged Teal, Surf Scoters, Northern, Shovelers, Greater Scaup, White-winged Scoters, two Marbled Godwits and a Black-bellied Plover were seen heading down the Strait of Jaun De Fuca.

Thursday September 25:
A flock of Sandhill Cranes were seen over Deep Bay.

Sooty Shearwaters, Pink-footed Shearwaters, one Pomarine Jaeger, Red Phalaropes, Red-necked Phalaropes and one immature Brown Pelican were seen out on the Strait of Jaun De Fuca from Jordan River.

Wednesday September 24:
Six Buller's Shearwaters, over 300 Pink-footed Shearwaters, over 200 Sooty Shearwaters, Twelve Short-tailed Shearwaters, two Manx Shearwaters, twelve Northern Fulmars, two Red Phalaropes, thirty Red-necked Phalaropes, one South Polar Skua, twelve Pomarine Jaegers, one Parasitic Jaeger, two Cassin's Auklets, one Glaucous Gull, one juvenile Sabine's Gull and one Black-legged Kittiwake were seen in close to shore at Point No Point and Jordan River on the west coast of Vancouver Island..

Monday September 22:
A Green Heron was sighted along the Nanaimo River Estuary at high tide.

Saturday September 20:
A Stilt Sandpiper was seen at the beach in Campbell River.

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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Guest Speaker-- Ian Gartshore:
"Use wind power to reduce electrical consumption at home".
Thursday October 09, 2008 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday October 27, 2008@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and Wednesday mornings. We leave from the Store at 9 A.M. Sunday Mornings and go to a different location in and around Nanaimo and from the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 A.M. Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around the Oceanside area.
***The Wednesday Morning Birdwalks in Parksville are now The Tuesday Bird Walks and will leave the Parksville Community Park (near the Concession Building).***
The Bird Walks will resume on Tuesday October 21. Meet at the Parksville Beach Community Park at 9 A.M.
The Sunday Bird Walk on October 05, 2008 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or at the Parking Lot next to the Lawn Bowling Greens at Bowen Park (off Bowen Road) at about 9:20 A.M.
Good birding
Neil Robins

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