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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 17, 2014:
The Sunday bird walk went to Linley Valley in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny
and warm. Three Pileated Woodpecker entertained us as they fed along of the
trunk of a tree. A female Western Tanager was perched high in a conifer
tree. We caught a glimpse of a Wilson’s Warbler near the marsh.
Ten birders saw and heard the following twenty-one species:
Mallard, Wood Duck, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Turkey Vulture,
Merlin, Anna’s Hummingbird, Pileated Woodpecker, Northern Flicker, Common
Raven, Northwestern Crow, Wilson’s Warbler, Chestnut-backed Chickadee,
Brown Creeper, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Bewick’s Wren, Marsh Wren, Western
Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow and American Goldfinch.

Saturday, August 16:
A Northern Goshawk was seen in the 300 block of Seventh Street in Nanaimo.

Thursday, August 14:
A Black-throated Gray Warbler was seen perched in a tree right in front of a
3rd floor balcony, behind the Fire Station in Parksville.

Monday, August 11:
Two Caspian Tern and a pair of Bonaparte Gulls in breeding plumage were
seen at Parksville Beach in Parksville.

Canada Goose, Mallard, Surf Scoter, White-winged Scoter, Red-necked Grebe,
Pelagic Cormorant, Doubled-crested Cormorant, Great Blue Heron,
Black-bellied Plover, Killdeer, Western Sandpiper, Least Sandpiper, Black
Turnstone, Short-billed Dowitcher, California Gull, Bonaparte Gull, Pigeon
Guillemot, Eurasian-collared Dove Northern Flicker, Northwester Crow, Common
Raven, Purple Martin Red-breasted Nuthatch, Brewer’s Blackbird,
White-crowned Sparrow and Song Sparrow were seen along the Plummer Road side
of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.

Sunday, August 10:
Two Common Nighthawk were seen and heard above Meridian Way in Parksville.

Saturday, August 09:
A Sharp shinned hawk was seen in the 2500 block of Glenayr drive in Nanaimo.
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.
The Tuesday bird walks will resume on Tuesday September 02, 2014.
The Sunday bird walk on August 24, 2014 will be going to the Plummer Road
side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00
a.m. or at the corner of Plummer Road and Shorewood Drive in Parksville at
about 9:30 a.m.
Nanoose Naturalists Meeting, September 11, 2014-- 7:00 P.M.
Nanoose Library Hall in Nanoose Bay.
Guest Speaker- Paula Wild- topic Cougars
British Columbia rare bird alert link---

WildResearch link---
West coast environment link—

What's more important than the right to breathe fresh air, drink clean water
and eat healthy food?"-- David Suzuki

Good birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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