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Nanaimo bird report, January 27, 2019

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Nanaimo bird report, January 27, 2019

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, January 27, 2019
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:
To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at [email protected]. Please remember, when reporting a sighting to leave your name and phone number along with the date the species was seen and location of your sighting.
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Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
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Nanaimo bird report, January 27, 2019:
BIRD REPORT“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:To report your sightings phone the Store at 250-390-3669 or e-mail us at [email protected]ease remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone number along with the date, the species and location of your sighting.*******************************************
Sunday bird walk, January 27, 2019
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was foggy with calm winds. A large number of Ring-necked Ducks, two Canada Geese, a large number of Mallards, one Wood Duck, one Double-crested Cormorant, one Hooded Merganser and two Pied-billed Grebes were seen on the marsh. A Sharp-shinned Hawk was spotted perched on a tree near the trail giving us great views. A Cedar Waxwing was spotted in a bush next to the trail.
Fourteen birders including visiting birders from Alberta and Washington state saw and heard the following forty species:
Canada Geese
Great-blue Heron
Mallard
Pied-billed Grebe
Ring-necked Duck
Wood Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Rock Pigeon
Eurasian Collared Dove
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Brown Creeper
Bushtit
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
European Starling
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
American Goldfinch
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, Englishman River Estuary, Plummer Road side, January 22, 2019.
The morning was cloudy with very strong winds. A large number of Northern Pintail, five Gadwall, several Green-winged Teal and two Common Teal were seen along the mudflats. A Brandt’s Cormorant, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Red-breasted Merganser, Common Merganser, Pacific Loon, Common Loon and a large number of Brant were seen riding the waves on the Strait of Georgia. A large flock of Dunlin and two Black-bellied Plovers flew over the ocean waves heading down the Strait.
Eighteen birders, including birders from Alberta and Washington state saw and heard the following forty-eight species:
Canada Geese
Brant
American Wigeon
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Common Teal
Gadwall
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Common Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
California Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Sharp-shinned Hawk
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bewick's Wren
Pacific Wren
Orange-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Monday, January 21:
Hugh flocks of Pine Siskin’s were seen in Hammond Bay in Nanaimo.

The Dusky Thrush is still being seen in the fields off Gordon Road in Cedar.

Please NoteCheck this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday on stormy mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!

The Tuesday Bird Walk on January 29, 2019 will be going to the Columbia Beach in French Creek. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at parking area off Admiral Tryon Boulevard (turn onto Columbia Drive go to the tee intersection and turn right on Admiral Tryon Boulevard) at about 9:15 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on February 05, 2019l be going to the Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at waterfront at the church camp in Nanoose Bay ( off highway 19 and Arlington Road) at about 9:15 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD& NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669Email: [email protected]
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

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Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
***********************************************************
THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo B.C.V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email: [email protected]
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
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