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Nanaimo bird alert

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Old Tuesday 21st September 2004, 21:05   #1
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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: [email protected]

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

Monday September 20, 2004
Three GADWALL DUCKS were seen at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.

Sunday September 19:
A RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD was seen along Prideaux Street in Nanaimo.
12 Double crested Cormorants, 2 Common Loons, 11 Surfscoters, 4 Northern Flickers, 4 Stellars Jays, 20 Juncos, 20 Chestnut backed Chickadees, 1 White crowned Sparrow, 1 Golden crowned Sparrow, 1 Coopers Hawk, 13 House Finch,
5 Red breasted Nuthatches, 15 Pine Siskins and 2 Towhees were seen in Cedar by the Sea

Sunday Bird Walk: Nanoose Bay
Observers: Twelve Sunday birders
Highlights: Two Greater Yellowlegs dropped in on the tide line, landing
not ten feet from us for close looks, as they talked and pumped their tails.
A Peregrine Falcon in full chase appeared from above the eastern trees.
It passed over us and swooped down over the church camp and turned and
headed straight up and away to the west. A very exliterating show
Number of Species: 54
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture (30+)
Canada Goose
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Merganser
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Greater Yellowlegs
Spotted Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Band-tailed Pigeon
Vaux's Swift
Belted Kingfisher
Northern Flicker
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bewick's Wren
American Robin
European Starling
American Pipit
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Savannah Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
House Finch

Saturday September 18:
Six AMERICAN PIPITS, two SAVANNAH SPARROWS and one LONG-BILLED DOWITCHER were seen near the 8th Fairway at Fairwinds Golf Course in Nanoose Bay.

Tuesday September 14:
Five RING-BILLED GULLS, 12 AMERICAN PIPITS, one SHARP-SHINNED HAWK and two SANDHILL CRANES were seen at the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo.
A RUBY-CROWNED KINGLET was seen along the Cable Bay Trail in Cedar.

Sunday September 12:
A juvenile LONG-TAILED JAEGER was spotted about 100 meters offshore heading southeast at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.
14 Western Grebes were seen close to the shore at Nile Road south of Bowser.

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: [email protected]

This Sunday Bird walk on September 26, will be going to the Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side. Meet at the store at 8:30 am or at the bottom of Shelly Road in Parksville at about 9:00 am

Good Birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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