[Tweeters] Nanaimo bird report

The Backyard thebackyard at shaw.ca
Sun Aug 22 15:15:37 PDT 2010


NANAIMO BIRD REPORT
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To report your sightings
phone the Store at 250-390-3669
e-mail us at thebackyard at shaw.ca

Also check the birdstore blog for the latest bird alerts and updates:
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Post your sightings on this site:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bcbirdingvanisland/messages

Birding in Central and South America:
www.wildbirdtours.ca

Identify backyard birds:
National Geographic Bird Identifier Site
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/birding/backyard-bird-identifier/

Birds of British Columbia:
http://www.geog.ubc.ca/biodiversity/efauna/SpeciesChecklists.html

International Birdwatching Guides
http://www.guidedbirdwatching.com

Birdwatching contacts and information find a local birder to go birdwatching with: http://www.birdingpal.org/

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

Sunday August 22, 2010:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy with calm winds.
We spotted a nest on the marsh with a Pied-billed Grebe and four colorfully marked nestlings cuddling under the adult's wings near the start of the walk. A Merlin perched high up on a snag giving us great looks. A Lesser Scaup, a large number of Wood Ducks, a Hooded Merganser and a female Pintail were on the water. We heard a Greater Yellowlegs calling. We saw a Warbling Vireo and a Orange-crowned Warbler moving in the bushes.
Thirteen birders, including two visiting birders from California, saw and heard the following thirty-six species of birds:
Mallard, Wood Duck, American Coot, Pied-billed Grebe, Hooded Merganser, Greater Yellowlegs, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture, Merlin, Coopers Hawk, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Rufous Hummingbird, Northern Flicker, Barn Swallow, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Bushtit, Orange-crowned Warbler, Warbling Vireo, Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, American Robin, Spotted Towhee, Dark-eyed Junco, Song Sparrow, Brown-headed Cowbird, Red-winged Blackbird, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Purple Finch, American Goldfinch, House Finch, Pine Siskin and House Sparrow.

A Black-footed Albatross; Northern Fulmar; Sooty and Pink-footed Shearwaters; Fork-tailed Storm-Petrel; Common Murre; Glaucous-winged, California, Herring and Sabine's Gulls; Pelagic and Brandt's Cormorants; Pomarine Jaeger and Red-necked Phalarope were seen along Finger Bank off Ucluelet on the west side of Vancouver Island.

Friday August 20:
A Black-headed Grosbeak is visiting feeders in the 1200 block of Roseanne Drive in Nanaimo.

A Eurasian Collared Dove with two Band-tailed Pigeons, over forty American Goldfinch, a Downy Woodpecker, two Hairy Woodpeckers, three Pileated Woodpeckers, Pine Siskins, Spotted Towhees and House Finch are visiting feeders in the 100 block of Meridian Way in Parksville.

Tuesday August 17:
Twelve Black-headed Grosbeaks, American Goldfinch, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Spotted Towhees, Song Sparrows, eight Band-tailed Pigeons, Hairy Woodpeckers, Downy Woodpeckers, five Northern Flickers, Northwestern Crows, American Robins, House and Purple Finch, a Great Blue Heron and Rufous Hummingbird have been visiting a backyard in the 6900 block of Lancewood Avenue in upper Lantzville.

Monday August 16:
A Pigeon Guillemot within twenty feet of shore, a Common Loon further offshore and two Western Sandpipers was seen at Port Renfrew on the west side of Vancouver Island.

Sunday August 15:
Two male Pine Grosbeaks, a female Blockheaded Grosbeak, eight American Goldfinch, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Red breasted Nuthatch, Rufous-sided Towhees and a Song Sparrow are visiting feeders in a yard on Thetis Island.

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 Arrowsmith Naturalist meetings will resume in September, 2010

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The Nanoose Naturalists meetings will resume in September, 2010

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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.
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The Tuesday Bird Walks will resume on September 07, 2010.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on August 29, 2010 will be going to Neck Point in Nanaimo.
We will meet at The Backyard Bird Store at 9:00 A.M. or at the parking off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:20 A.M.
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Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD
Wildbird & Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8
250.390.3669
250.390.1633 fax
thebackyard at shaw.ca
CHECK OUT OUR BLOG---> www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com







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