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Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Parksville, B.C. Canada
Nanaimo Bird Report, June 18, 2017
Sunday Bird Walk, June 18, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay.
The morning was cloudy and the winds were calm. We had great views of a Black-throated Gray Warbler. We heard and then saw several Willow Flycatchers around the pond. A family of Purple Martins was perched in a snag along the pond. Violet-green Swallows were seen hawking insects just above the pond. Swainson’s Thrush entertained us all morning with their songs. Red-breasted Nuthatch’s were spotted feeding in a tall tree near the trail.
Nine birders, including birders from Leamington Ontario, Seattle Washington and St Albert Alberta, saw and heard the following twenty-five species:
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, June 13, 2017
The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 13, 2017 went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with a strong wind off the Strait of Georgia. Four Black Swifts were seen hawking insects high above us at the beginning of the walk. Two Caspian Terns were spotted, one was resting on a gravel bar and the other one was plunging in the water in search of prey further offshore. Two Pigeon Guillemots and an Marbled Murrelet were seen further off shore. A Great Horned Owl being mobbed by a flock of American Robins was seen at the end of the walk.
Fifteen birders including visiting birders from Seattle and Australia saw and heard the following forty-two species:
Great Horned Owl
A flock of Evening Grosbeaks were seen in a backyard near Andover and Fairwinds in Nanoose Bay.
A flock of thirty Great Blue Herons were seen flying over the Casino in downtown Nanaimo.
Saturday, June 10:
Red Crossbills were seen above the Boat Harbour in Nanaimo.
The Tuesday Bird Walk on June 20/17 will be going to The Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery. Meet at The Parksville Community Park at the parking lot in front of the Lion's Playground at 9 a.m. or at the Brandt Viewing Platform in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:20 a.m.
The Sunday Birdwalk on June 25/17 will be going to Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or under the hydro lines on Normarel Drive (off Superior Road & highway 19) at about 9:20 A.M.
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