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Nanaimo bird alert

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Old Wednesday 4th May 2005, 00:35   #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, phone
number along with the date and location of your sighting.

Tuesday May 03, 2005:

A pair of AMERICAN GOLDFINCH are coming to feeders at the Jingle Pot Camp Ground in Nanaimo.
A WESTERN TANAGER was seen at Hemer Provincial Park in Cedar.
26 GREATER WHITE-FRONTED GEESE were spotted at Quennell Lake in Cedar.
A WILSON'S WARBLER was seen along the Cable Bay Trail in Cedar.

Monday May 02:
A LONG-BILLED CURLEW was spotted at the Ballenas Secondary School near Highway 19a and Pym Road in Parksville.
SEMI-PALMATED PLOVERS were sighted at the Nanaimo River Estuary.
12 RED CROSSBILLS were seen along Evenshire Criscent in Nanoose Bay.
Two BARRED OWLS were seen at Jingle Pot and Kilpatrick Roads in Nanaimo.
CHIPPING SPARROWS were seen in Comox.

Sunday May 01:
One SEMI-PALMATED PLOVER was seen in with a flock of DUNLIN, WESTERN SANDPIPERS and LEAST SANDPIPERS at the Englishman River Estuary.
12 RED CROSSBILLS, GOLDEN-CROWNED SPARROWS and five RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRDS were seen coming to feeders in the Qualicum Woods area of Qualicum Beach
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo and found the following fifty species:

Pied-billed Grebe

Canada Goose

Wood Duck

Green-winged Teal


Ring-necked Duck


Great Blue Heron

Bald Eagle

Peregrine Falcon

California Quail

Virginia Rail

American Coot

Glaucous-winged Gull

Rock Pigeon

Rufous Hummingbird

Belted Kingfisher

Downy Woodpecker

Hairy Woodpecker

Northern Flicker

Northwestern Crow

Common Raven

Cedar Waxwing

American Robin

European Starling

Brown Creeper

Marsh Wren

Bewick's Wren


Tree Swallow

Violet-green Swallow

Purple Martin

Barn Swallow

Chestnut-backed Chickadee

House Sparrow

Pine Siskin

American Goldfinch

House Finch

Orange-crowned Warbler

Yellow Warbler

Yellow-rumped Warbler

Black-throated Gray Warbler

Common Yellowthroat

Wilson's Warbler

Song Sparrow

White-crowned Sparrow

Golden-crowned Sparrow

Spotted Towhee

Bullock's Oriole

Red-winged Blackbird

Brewer's Blackbird

Brown-headed Cowbird

Saturday April 30:
A MOURNING DOVE was spotted in the 6400 block of Dover Road in Nanaimo.

Friday April 29:
A LONG-BILLED CURLEW and five SANDHILL CRANES was seen near the Englishman River Estuary and the Surf Side Resort in Parksville.

Thursday April 28:
A pair of MERLINS were seen Petra and Negrin Roads in Lantzville.
AMERICAN PIPITS were seen at Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville.
PACIFIC LOONS, MARBLED MURRLETTS, PIGEON GUILEMOTS, and COMMON LOONS were spotted off Sebastion Point in Lantzville.

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]
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Nanaimo Field Naturalists Monthly Meeting
May 25, 7:30 PM,
Bowen Park Activity Centre, Nanaimo.
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"Please report first arrivals of adult and subadult Purple Martins at nesting colonies and any other noteworthy sightings (e.g. birds seen at other locations than known colony sites, inland sightings on fresh water, etc.) to [email protected]. Many martins also have a coloured band with an alphanumeric code on one leg that can be read with a scope - please report any band numbers observed (band colour, right or left leg and band code) to this address and you will receive information on the banding origin and known history of the bird. Thanks for your assistance with our ongoing dispersal and recruitment tracking study. - BC Purple Martin Stewardship and Recovery Program."
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This Sunday Bird Walk on Sunday May 08, 2005 will be going to the Legacy Marsh in Upper Lantzville.
Meet at the Backyard Wildbird Store at 8:30 a.m. or Under the hydro lines on Normarel Drive, off Superior Road, at about 8:45 a.m.
Good Birding!
Neil Robins
British Columbia
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