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Nanaimo Rare Bird Alert Transcript


NANAIMO BIRD REPORT

“EXPLORE NATURE---GO BIRDING”
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.
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Sunday, June 28, 2015:
The Sunday bird walk went to Beck Creek in south Nanaimo. The morning was
sunny and hot--a little cooler in the forest. A fledging Barn Swallow was
being feed by it’s parent along the power line near the road. A Western
Tanager caught our attention as he sang from a perch high up in a conifer.
A large number of singing and flying Purple Martin entertained us
throughout the morning. Two Cedar Waxwing were perched on the top of a
tall conifer tree.
Canada goose
Mallard
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Pacific-sloped Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Orange-crowned Warbler
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Purple Martin
Violet-green Swallow
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Bushtit
European Starling
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Western Tanager
Cedar Waxwing
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Red-winged Blackbird
Purple Finch

Tuesday, June 23:
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River
Estuary in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. A Yellow Warbler was
perched above the trail giving us great views. A Willow Flycatcher was
heard singing and then seen perched on the top of a short snag. We watched
as ten Killdeer with three fledglings, six Least Sandpiper, two Western
Sandpipers and two Semipalmated Plover were feeding on the mudflats.
Violet-green Swallow were seen hawking insects over the mudflats. Turkey
Vultures and Bald Eagle were higher in the sky, riding thermos. We spotted
two Marbled Murrelet riding the waves on the Strait.
Nineteen birders including visiting birders from Seattle and Victoria saw
and heard the following forty-three species:
Marbled Murrelet
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron
Common Merganser
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Killdeer
Least Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Semipalmated Plover
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
California Quail
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Willow Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Wilson’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Purple Finch
Red Crossbill
House Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin

Monday, June 22.
Two Common Nighthawk were spotted flying over Ladysmith.

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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. on 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 walk on June 30, 2015 will be going to Lot Ten in Qualicum
Beach. We meet at the Parksville Community Park by the Lions Club playground
parking lot at 9 a.m. or on the mountain side of Kinkade Road off Highway
19a in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.

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The Sunday bird walk on July 05, 2015 will be going to Neck Point Park in
Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the Neck Point parking
lot at off Hammond Bay Road about 9:15 a.m.

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British Columbia Rare Bird Alert link--- http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email: thebackyard@shaw.ca
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com





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