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Summary of the Sunday bird walks for 2004

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Old Monday 21st February 2005, 18:15   #1
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Summary of the Sunday bird walks for 2004

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store lead thirty one bird walks during 2004, with an average of twenty birders on each walk. There were local birders from Central Vancouver Island and visiting birders from Australia, England, New York, New Mexico, Texas, California, Washington, New Brunswick, Ontario, Alberta, Vancouver and Victoria.
If you would like information about the Sunday Morning Bird Walks please check with the The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store.
e-mail: [email protected]
Phone (250) 390-3669
Toll free: 1-888-249-4145

The Sunday morning Bird Walks went to the following locations in 2004:

Feb. 15, Buttertubs Marsh
Mar. 07, Englishman River Shelly Rd. side
Mar. 21, Neck Point.
April 11, McGregor Marsh
Apr. 18, Morrell Sanctuary
Apr. 25, Legacy Marsh
May. 02, Buttertubs Marsh
May. 09, Beaver Ponds at Nanoose Bay
May. 16, Hemer Provincial Park
May. 30, Morden Collery Provincial Park
June, 06, Neck Point Park
June 13, Cable bay Trail
June 20, Doumont Gravel Pit
June 27, Linley Valley off Burma Road
July 04, Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side
July 11, Legacy Marsh
July 18, Jingle Pot Marsh
August 08, Englishman River Plummer Road side
August 15, Legacy Marsh
August 22, Neck point Park
August 29, Columbia Beach
Sept. 12, Buttertubs Marsh
Sept 19, Nanoose Bay
Sept. 26, Englishman River Estuary, Shelly Road side
Oct. 03, Neck Point Park
Oct. 17, Rock City Road
Oct.24, Buttertubs Marsh
Oct. 31, Nanaimo River Estuary
Nov. 07, Nanoose Estuary
Nov. 21, Little Qualicum River Estuary
Nov. 28, Neck Point Park.

162 Species were sighted in 2004 on the Sunday morning Bird Walks:

Red-throated Loon
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Pied-billed Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Brandt's Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Great Blue Heron
Green Heron
Turkey Vulture
Canada Goose
Mute Swan
Trumpeter Swan
Wood Duck
Eurasian Wigeon
American Wigeon
Blue-winged Teal
Cinnamon Teal
Northern Shoveler
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Greater Scaup
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Black Scoter
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Cooper's Hawk
Swainson's Hawk
Red-tailed Hawk
Peregrine Falcon
Ring-necked Pheasant
Ruffed Grouse
California Quail
Virginia Rail
American Coot
Black-bellied Plover
Semipalmated Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Greater Yellowlegs
Wandering Tattler
Spotted Sandpiper
Ruddy Turnstone
Black Turnstone
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Western Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Baird's Sandpiper
Long-billed Dowitcher
Common Snipe
Parasitic Jaeger
Bonaparte's Gull
Mew Gull
Ring-billed Gull
California Gull
Herring Gull
Thayer's Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Marbled Murrelet
Rock Dove
Band-tailed Pigeon
Great Horned Owl
Barred Owl
Short-eared Owl
Black Swift
Vaux's Swift
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Olive-sided Flycatcher
Willow Flycatcher
Hammond's Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northern Shrike
Cassin's Vireo
Hutton's Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Steller's Jay
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Tree Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Barn Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Winter Wren
Marsh Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Townsend's Solitaire
Swainson's Thrush
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Varied Thrush
European Starling
American Pipit
Cedar Waxwing
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend's Warbler
MacGillivray's Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Lincoln's Sparrow
White-throated Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Red-winged Blackbird
Western Meadowlark
Brewer's Blackbird
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bullock's Oriole
Purple Finch
House Finch
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
American Goldfinch
House Sparrow

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store presents the Sunday morning bird walks.
We meet at the store located at 6404 Metral Drive at 9:00 a.m. and go to a different birding location each week for about 2 or 3 hours. Everyone is welcome.

Good birding
Neil Robins
British Columbia

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It sounds as if you have a great time on your walks and all those birds, how I envy you. I have always wanted to visit Canada, fell in love with the Mounties, when I was a kid.

Look forward to hearing more about your trips out.

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