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Nanaimo bird report,March 31, 2019

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Nanaimo bird report,March 31, 2019

Sunday, 31 March 2019
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report, March 31, 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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Sunday Bird Walk, March 24, 2019 :
This week’s Sunday bird walk went to Nanoose Bay. The weather was sunny with calm winds. The highlight of the morning was the sighting of a American Pipit along the estuary, close to the Canada Geese. A Red-tailed Hawk, a Coopers Hawk and a Turkey Vulture were seen over head.
Seventeen birders saw and heard the following forty-two species:
Canada Geese
American Widgeon
Green-wing Teal
Mallard
Northern Pintail
Common Goldeneye
Red-necked Grebe
Horned Grebe
Bufflehead
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Double-crested Cormorant
Mew Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
American Pipit
Violet-green Swallow
Tree Swallow
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Killdeer
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Turkey Vulture
Northwestern Crow
Collard Dove
California Quail
European Startling
American Robin
Ruby crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Spotted Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Red-wing Blackbird
Brewers Blackbird
Purple Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow
Pine Siskin

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, March 26, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was cloudy with calm winds off the Strait of Georgia. We were entertained by very large flocks of Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers along the shoreline at the start of the walk. Hundreds of Common and Pacific Loons were on the Strait all morning. Many flocks of Brant Geese were seen on the Strait. Several Surf Scoters were seen flying low over the water heading up the Strait. A Pigeon Guillemot was spotted not far from shore. Golden-crowned Kinglets and Ruby-crowned Kinglets were seen just off the trail. A Hutton’s Vireo was heard singing high up in the tall trees along the trail.
Sixteen birders including two visiting birders from Smithers saw and heard the following fifty-three species:
Canada Goose
Brant,
Mallard,
Surf Scoter
White-winged Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Barrow's Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Pigeon Guillemot
Common Murre
Brandt’s Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland(Thayer's) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Bald Eagle
Coopers Hawk
Virginia Rail
Dunlin
Black-bellied Plover
Killdeer
Northern Flicker
Hairy Woodpecker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Anna’s Hummingbird
Brown Creeper
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Hutton’s Vireo
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Purple Finch
House Finch
Dark-eyed Junco

Monday, March 25:
A Virginia Rail, A Yellow-rumped Warbler. Sharp-shinned Hawk, Wood Duck and Wood Ducks were seen at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo
Please Note:
Check 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 April 02, 2019 will be going to the Little Qualicum River Fish Hatchery. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the Brant Viewing area in north Qualicum Beach at about 9:15 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on April 07, 2019 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00 am or at the parking lot at Buttertubs Marsh off Bowen Park Road at about 9:15am.

Good birding
Neil Robins


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6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C. V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: [email protected]
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