[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird alert

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 9 14:39:58 PDT 2009

The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store
Nanaimo Bird Alert

It is with great sadness that we want to let you know that Susan Crayston
suddenly passed away on July 28, 2009. We will all remember her with
fondness for her friendship and her willingness to share. We will miss you,

To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669f
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 this site:

Birds of British Columbia:

International Birdwatching Guides

Birdwatching contacts and information find a local birder to go birdwatching

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

Sunday August 09, 2009:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Beck Creek in south Nanaimo.
The morning was cloudy and very comfortable. Highlights of the morning
included seeing Black-bellied Plovers on the estuary, twelve Band-tailed
Pigeons perched on a snag across the creek and a Brown Creeper was feeding
on a cedar tree not ten feet from us.
Twelve birders heard and saw the following forty species of birds.
Mallard, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Osprey, Black-bellied
Plovers, Glaucous-winged Gull, California Gull,Band-tailed Pigeon, Belted
Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Purple
Martin, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bewick's Wren, Red-breasted Nuthatch,
Brown Creeper, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow,
House Finch and Red Crossbill.

Saturday August 08:
A Great Horned Owl, a Bald Eagle and a Merlin were calling in the forest off
Despard Avenue in Parksville.

A Great Horned Owl was seen at Neck Point.

Wednesday August 05:
A Eurasian Collared Dove was heard and seen along Pintail Avenue in Qualicum

Tuesday August 04:
Five Semipalmated Plovers were seen at the Englishman River Estuary,
Plummer Road side on the mud flats.

Three Caspian Terns were seen at Columbia Beach.

Monday August 03:
A Least Sandpiper and a Spotted Sandpiper were seen at French Creek.

Saturday August 01:
A Virginia Rail was heard in the 5900 block of Waterton Drive 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
The Nanoose Naturalists
Thursday September 10, 2009 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monday September 28, 2009 @ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on the Sunday and
Tuesday 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. on Tuesdays and go to different areas in and around
the Oceanside area.
The Backyard Wildbird & Nature Store's weekly bird walk in the
Parksville/Qualicum Beach area on Tuesday mornings will not be held during
summer months. We will resume the Tuesday bird walks on September 01, 2009.
The Sunday Bird Walk on August 16 will be going to the Nanaimo River Estuary
in south Nanaimo.
Meet at the Bird store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking area at the end of
Raines Road at about 9:30 a.m.
Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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