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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, July 27, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was sunny and warm. A pair of Cedar Waxwing were fly-catching from a Conifer tree just off the road. We watched a Willow Flycatcher catching insects and then going into a nest. A fledgling American Goldfinch was being fed by it's parent in a tree not far from us.
Nine birders saw and heard the following twenty-seven species:
Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Red-tailed Hawk, Cooper's Hawk, Band-tailed Pigeon, Downy Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Pileated Woodpecker, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Willow Flycatcher, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, House Finch, American Goldfinch and Pine Siskin.

Saturday, July 26:
Eleven Common Nighthawk were spotted hawking insects over the community Park in the Rivers Edge area near Parksville.

Friday, July 25:
A flock of Common Nighthawk was seen high above the Ugly Dwarf Meadows along highway 19 near Nanoose Bay.

A Steller's Jay and a Black-headed Grosbeak were seen in a backyard along Colbourne Drive in Nanaimo.

A flock of twenty to twenty-five Black Swift and Common Nighthawk were seen at the south end of Ladysmith.

Saturday July 19:
Six Western Sandpiper, four Least Sandpiper and two Long-billed Dowitcher were seen at French Creek.
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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 walks will resume on Tuesday September 02, 2014.

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The Sunday bird walk on August 03, 2014 will be going to the Legacy Marsh in Lantzville. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or along Normarel Drive under the hydro lines in upper Lantzville at about 9:20 a.m.

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British Columbia rare bird alert link---
http://www.bcbirdalert.blogspot.ca/
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WildResearch link---
http://www.wildresearch.ca/
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West coast environment link=E2=80=94http://coastaltarsands.ca/w1/videos/

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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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