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Nanaimo Rare Bird Alert Transcript

To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at
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 28, 2016:
The Sunday bird walk went to Bowen Park in Nanaimo. The morning was cloudy
with calm winds. A family of Golden Crowned Kinglets was feeding in a bush
just above us giving us great views. We watched as a Pileated Woodpecker
drank in the stream. A Barred Owl was calling as we walked on the trail. We
spotted a family of four Brown Creeper creeping up a conifer tree. Large
numbers of American Robin were with us all morning. Many Northwestern Crow
and Common Raven flew overhead during the walk.
Eleven birders saw and heard the following twenty-two species:
Barred Owl
Eurasian Collared Dove
Belted Kingfisher
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Golden Crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Dark-eyed Junco
European Starling
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Red Crossbill
House Finch
Pine Siskin

Saturday, August 27:
A Great Horned Owl was calling near Corfield Street in Parksville at 5:00
a.m. (the Orion Constellation was above the horizon giving a great big view
as the owl called!).
Everyone is welcome to join us for a 2-3 hour bird walk on Sunday & Tuesday.
We leave from the Store at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings and go to a different
location in and around Nanaimo. The Tuesday bird walks have ended for the
summer. They will resume on September 06, 2016.
The Sunday bird walk on September 04, 2016 will be going to Neck Point Park
in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot off
Hammond Bay Road at Neck Point Park at about 9:20 a.m.
Good birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot

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