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Old Tuesday 13th December 2005, 22:34   #1
cbpear
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Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Nanaimo B.C.
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Nanaimo bird alert

The Nanaimo Bird Alert
provided by
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
To report your sightings phone
The Bird Alert at: 390-3029 or
The Store at: 390-3669
e-mail: thebackyard@shaw.ca

Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Tuesday December 13, 2005:
"RARE BIRD ALERT"
A CLARK'S GREBE was seen on the ocean near the Little Qualicum River Estuary, (from the "A" frame house along Surfside Drive, off Kincade Road) in north Qualicum Beach.
Several AMERICAN GOLDFINCH are at feeders in the Crest Mobile Park along Metral Drive in Nanaimo.

Sunday December 11:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Englishman River Estuary Plummer Road side in Parksville and sixteen birders found the following forty-eight species:
"RARE BIRD ALERT"
A SNOWY OWL was seen just up from the beach on the ocean side of the Estuary.
Pacific Loon

Common Loon

Horned Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

Pelagic Cormorant

Great Blue Heron

American Wigeon

Mallard

Northern Pintail

Green-winged Teal

Lesser Scaup

Harlequin Duck

Surf Scoter

White-winged Scoter

Black Scoter

Bufflehead

Common Goldeneye

Common Merganser

Red-breasted Merganser

Bald Eagle

Red-tailed Hawk

Peregrine Falcon

Dunlin

Mew Gull

California Gull

Glaucous-winged Gull

Snowy Owl

Belted Kingfisher

Northern Flicker

Stiller's Jay

Northwestern Crow

Common Raven

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Berwick's Wren

Winter Wren

Golden-crowned Kinglet

Ruby-crowned Kinglet

American Robin

Varied Thrush

American Pipit

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Dark-eyed Junco

Brewer's Blackbird

Purple Finch

House Sparrow


Saturday December 10:
A PEREGRINE FALCON was seen perched in a old growth fir tree near the Nanaimo
River.
An ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was seen at Cathers Lake in north Nanaimo, and in the 3700 block of Sundown Place in Nanaimo

Friday December 09: ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS have been seen in the 200 block Ferntree Place in Nanaimo.

Wednesday December 07: ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRDS have been seen in the 6500 block of Parmigan Way in Nanaimo; in the 500 block of Crescent Road West in Qualicum Beach; one block north of Linley Valley in Nanaimo; in the 1300 block of Lanyon Drive in Parksville and also in the 4400 block of Wellsley Avenue near Long Lake in Nanaimo.

Tuesday December 06:
WINTER WRENS, DARK-EYED JUNCOS, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEES, STELLER'S JAYS, SPOTTED TOWHEES, HOUSE FINCHES and NORTHERN FLICKERS are coming to feeders in the 3400 block of Harris Crescent in Whiskey Creek.
Ten to twelve BUSHTITS are visiting suet feeders in the 700 block of Howard Avenue in Nanaimo.

Thursday December 01:
An ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was spotted in the 500 block of Crescent Road West in Qualicum beach.

For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail: thebackyard@shaw.ca
**********************************
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT:
Nanoose, Lantzville CBC
Saturday, December 17
Backyard feeder counters
and bird counters needed!
Contact: Rhys Harrison
Phone 468-5466
E-mail: rhysharrison@shaw.ca
***********************************
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT:
Parksville-Qualicum Beach CBC
Sunday, December 18
Backyard feeder counters
and bird counters needed!
Contact: Sandy Gray
Phone 248-5565
E-mail: saninerr@shaw.ca
***************************************
CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT:
Nanaimo CBC
Wednesday, December 28
Backyard feeder counters
and bird counters needed!
Contact: Bill Merilees
Phone 758-1801.
Colin Bartlett
Phone 390-3669
E-mail: thebackyard@shaw.ca
*************************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk, this Sunday, December 18, will be going to Buttertubs Marsh
Meet at the store at 9:00 a.m. or at the Buttertubs Marsh parking lot off Bowen Road at about 9:30 a.m.


Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia
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