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Nanaimo bird report, february 24, 2019

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Nanaimo bird report, february 24, 2019

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, February 24, 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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Sunday Bird Walk, February 24, 2019

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report, February 24 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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Sunday Bird Walk, Feb 24 2019:
The Sunday bird walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds. Two female Downy Woodpeckers were seen just off the trail. They entertained us royally as they challenged each other quite often. Three large flocks of Canada Geese flew over head and landed on the marsh. Green-wing Teal, Ring-necked Ducks, Bufflehead, Hooded Mergansers and Common Mergansers were seen on the marsh all morning. Four Cedar Waxwings were feeding on berries on a tree near the trail.
Twelve birders saw and heard the following thirty-four species:
Canada Geese
Mallard
Green-wing Teal
Ring-necked Duck
Bufflehead
Hooded Merganser
Common Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Glaucous-winged Gull
Rock Pigeon
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
Pileated Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Spotted Towhee
Red-winged Blackbird
Song Sparrow
European Starling
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
Marsh Wren
Anna’s Hummingbird
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow
Tuesday bird walk, February19, 2019:
Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville, February 19, 2019.
It was great to be out birding again after the snowy weather. The morning was cloudy with calm winds. The highlight of the morning was the sighting of four Surfbirds in with a flock of at least two thousand Dunlin, a large number of Black Turnstones and Black-bellied Plovers along the shoreline—a birding paradise! A large raft of Greater Scaup and Lesser Scaup were seen offshore in Craig Bay. A Western Gull, a Common Murre and a Pigeon Guillemot were heading up the Strait of Georgia. A Brown Creeper and two Golden-crowned Kinglets were seen at the base of a tall conifer tree near the trail. A Purple Finch was heard singing and then seen perched on a short bush along the trail.
Nineteen birders including visiting birders from Washington State, Alberta and Manitoba saw and heard the following forty-seven species
Brant
Canada Goose
Greater White-fronted Goose
Mallard
Northern Pintail
American Wigeon
Greater Scaup
Lesser Scaup
Surf ScoterW
hite-winged Scoter
BuffleheadB
arrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganse
rPacific Loon
Common Loon
Red-neck Grebe
Horned Grebe
Double-crested Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Bald Eagle
Surfbird
Black-bellied Plover
Black Turnstone
Dunlin
Black Oystercatcher
Common Murre
Pigeon Guillemot
Mew GullIceland(Thayer's) Gull
California Gull
Western Gull
Glaucous-winged Gul
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Anna’s Hummingbird
Bewick’s WrenBrown Creeper
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Spotted Towhee
Song SparrowPine Siskin
Purple Finch
Dark-eyed Junco

A flock of Canada Geese with a Greater White-fronted Goose were seen at the Parksville Community Beach before the walk.
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 February 26, 2019 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of highway 19a at about 9:10 am.
The Sunday Bird Walk on March 03, 2019 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00am or at the parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15am.

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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Links to Upcoming Local Events
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(Every Wednesday evening from ~7:00pm-8:00pm January to April)
Lecture for March 7 2019 :
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(Presented by: Jeff Quibell, Principal Engineer, Falcon Engineering)
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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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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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