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Old Tuesday 20th September 2005, 22:43   #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 and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.

Monday September 19, 2005:
A VARIED THRUSH and a pair of MERLIN were spotted at MacGregor Marsh off Rutherford Road in north Nanaimo.
Many TURKEY VULTURES were seen flying about twenty feet above the backyards along Bayshore Drive in north Nanaimo.

Sunday September 18:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. A special thanks to Susan Crayston for leading the bird walk this week. Seven birders found the following thirty-three species:
Canada Goose
Great Blue Heron

Mallard

Pied Billed Grebe

Hooded Merganser

American Coot

Wood Duck

Gadwall

American Wigeon (lots)

Cinnamon Teal

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Common Raven

Steller’s Jay

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

Bushtit

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Marsh Wren

American Robin

Cedar Waxwing

Common Yellow Throat

European Starling

Red-winged Blackbird

Spotted Towhee

Song Sparrow

Fox Sparrow

House Sparrow

House Finch

Purple Finch

Barn Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Saturday September 17:
An ANNA'S HUMMINGBIRD was seen feeding at fusia plants in Qualicum Beach.

Wednesday September 15:
"RARE BIRD ALERT"
A BUFF-BREASTED SANDPIPER and a first year LITTLE GULL were seen on Sandy Island near Courtney/Comox. The following seventy six species were also seen on Sandy Island today.
Red-necked Grebe 240
Horned Grebe 27
Western Grebe 6
Brandt's Cormorant 5
Double-crested Cormorant 12
Pelagic Cormorant 36
Greater White-fronted Goose 1 imm.
Canada Goose 20
American Wigeon 4
Green-winged Teal 28
Mallard 160
Northern Pintail 93
Northern Shoveler 19
Harlequin Duck 410 red band on right leg, not read.
Black Scoter 79
Surf Scoter 720
White-winged Scoter 530
Red-breasted Merganser 30
Common Merganser 2
Great Blue Heron 18
Turkey Vulture 12
Osprey 4
Bald Eagle 1
Northern Harrier 2 imm.
American Kestrel 1 imm. Female
Merlin 2
Peregrine Falcon 3 2 juv. Tundrius, 1 unkn ad.
Black Turnstone 6
Long-billed Dowitcher 1
Surfbird 1
Sanderling 172
Western Sandpiper 7
Least Sandpiper 2
Dunlin 8
Buff breasted Sandpiper 1
Pacific Golden-Plover 1 juv.
Black-bellied Plover 96
Killdeer 1
Mew Gull 20
Ring-billed Gull 1
California Gull 34
Glaucous-winged Gull 62
Western Gull 2
Bonaparte's Gull 99
Little Gull 1 juv. Molting into 1st winter
Parasitic Jaeger 3
Common Murre 7
Pigeon Guillemot 51
Pacific Loon 25
Common Loon 17
Belted Kingfisher 1
Northern Flicker 3
Northwestern Crow 3
Common Raven 2
Cedar Waxwing 6
American Robin 1
European Starling 15
Winter Wren 1
Ruby-crowned Kinglet 1
Golden-crowned Kinglet 3
Chestnut-backed Chickadee 7
Horned Lark 2
American Pipit 17
American Goldfinch 3
Purple Finch 2
House Finch 10
Yellow-rumped Warbler 1
Fox Sparrow 2
Song Sparrow 15
Lincoln's Sparrow 3
White-crowned Sparrow 16
Golden-crowned Sparrow 9
Dark-eyed Junco 2
Savannah Sparrow 430
Spotted Towhee 8
Lapland Longspur 2



Monday September 13:
A juvenile BARROW'S GOLDENEYE and a large number of LINCON'S SPARROWS were seen at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
A big flock of RING-NECKED PHEASANTS were seen off Blower Road in Parksville.

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]

*************************************
Arrowsmith Naturalists General Meeting
Monday, September 26, 7:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Bruce Whittington
"Birds in Our Lives"

Springwood School, Parksville
****************************************
Nanaimo Field Naturalists Monthly Meeting
Wednesday,September 28, 7:30 PM,
Members night--everyone welcome

Bowen Park Activity Centre,

Nanaimo.

**************************************

The Nanoose Naturalists Monthly Meeting
Thursday, October 13, 7:00 pm

Guest Speaker: Kim Recalma-Clutesi
"Traditional Ecological Knowledge
of the Pacific Northwest Coast"

Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay.
*************************************************
BRANT FESTIVAL
MId Island Wildlife Watch Society
AGM
Thursday October 13, 7:30 pm

Keynote Speaker: Wayne Campbell, B.C. Bird Expert & Author
"Things You Might Not Know About Birds"

Parksville Community Centre,
Jensen Street
Parksville

Members No Charge Non Members $5:00
*********************************************
The Sunday Bird Walk, this Sunday, September 25, will be going to The Englishman River Estuary, in Parksville, Shelly Road side.
Meet at the Birdstore at 8:30 am or at the bottom of Shelly Road, on the ocean side of Highway 19A at about 9:00 am

Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo
British Columbia

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