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Nanaimo Rare Bird Alert Transcript


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, November 20, 2016:
This Sunday’s Bird Walk went to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. The morning was
cloudy with very strong winds off the Strait of Georgia. Ruby-crowned
Kinglets and Golden-crowned Kinglet were feeding on trees high above us.
The bird of the morning was the sighting of a Rock Wren. We watched the
bird as it hopped on logs, off logs and underneath logs at the water’s edge.
We watched in fascination as three Hump- backed Whales swam down the Strait
about 75% of the way to the horizon. Four Trumpeter Swan were flying above
whales, also heading down the Strait. A River Otter was seen on the rocks at
the Point.
Nineteen birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Trumpeter Swan
Canada goose
American Widgeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Harlequin Duck
White-wing Scoter
Black Scoter
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Bufflehead
Red-necked Grebe
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Brandt Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Belted Kingfisher
Black Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Downy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
European Starling
Rock Wren
Pacific Wren
Bewick's Wren
Brown Creeper
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco

A Mountain Bluebird and two Bald Eagle were seen at Pipers Lagoon by many
of the birders after the walk.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk
November 15, 2016:
The Tuesday bird walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River
in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. A Hutton's Vireo, a
Golden-crowned Kinglet and two Ruby-crowned Kinglet played hide and seek
with us just off the trail. A Cooper’s Hawk flew over the river just above
us giving us quick views. A first of the season Eurasian Widgeon was spotted
feeding with a flock of American Widgeon at the shoreline. A Hooded
Merganser, a Greater Scaup and a Northern Shoveler were seen just off shore.
We watched a Northern Shrike who was perched in the bushes along the edge of
the estuary fly off several times only to return to his perch.
Twenty birders saw and heard the following fifty-four species:
Canada goose
Brant
American Widgeon
Eurasian Widgeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-wing Teal
Northern Shoveler
Black Scoter
White-wing Scoter
Greater Scaup
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Common Loon
Pacific Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Belted Kingfisher
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Northern Shrike
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer's Gull
Herring Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Eurasian-collared Dove
American Robin
Hutton's Vireo
Bushtit
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
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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. We leave from the Parksville Community Park
at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday mornings and go to a different location in the
Oceanside area.

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The Tuesday bird walk on November 22, 2016 will be going to Rathtrevor
Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park
at the parking lot near the Lions Club Kids Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at
the main parking lot at Rathtrevor Park at about 9:10 a.m.

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The Sunday bird walk on November 27, 2016 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh
in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at
Buttertubs Marsh off Jingle Pot Road at about 9:15 a.m.

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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: http://thebirdstore.blogspot.ca/



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