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Nanaimo bird report, April 14, 2019 (1 Viewer)

Neil Robins

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The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report,
BIRD REPORT -- April 14, 2019
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.
Sunday Bird Walk, April 14, 2019 :
This week’s Sunday bird walk went to the Nanaimo River Estuary in south Nanaimo. The weather was sunny with calm winds. A Northern Shrike was spotted at the start of the walk. A Short–eared Owl was seen perched in a tree. Three Turkey Vultures were circling overhead. Violet-green Swallows, Barn Swallows, Tree Swallows, Barn Swallows, Northern Rough-wing Swallows and Common Ravens were see over head all morning. Savannah Sparrow were heard and then seen close to the trail. A Orange-crowned Warbler was spotted in a tree just off the trail.
Fourteen Birders including two visiting birders from Alberta saw and heard the following thirty species:
Canada Geese
Great Blue Heron
Common Mergansers
Green-winged Teal
Bald Eagle
Short-eared Owl
Northern Shrike
Turkey Vulture
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwester Crow
Violet-green Swallows
Barn Swallows
Tree Swallows
Northern Rough-wing Swallow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Belted Kingfisher
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Bewick’s Wren
Orange-crowned Warbler
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Juncos
Purple Finch

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 09, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk went to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary. The morning was sunny and delightfully spring-like. The main highlights were a pair of Virginia Rail who gave us several great views, and a male and two female Mountain Bluebirds, with one of the females wide open in the sunshine showing herself to her best advantage. A Barred Owl was heard.
Twenty-four birders saw and heard the following sixty-three species:
Canada Geese
American Wigeon
Eurasian Wigeon
Northern Pintail
Surf Scoters
Green-winged Teal
Common Merganser
Northern Shoveler
Harlequin Duck
Common Loon
Common Goldeneye
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Barred Owl
Turkey Vulture
Mew Gull
California Gull
Thayer’s Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Violet-green Swallow
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Downey Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Band-tailed Pigeon
Pacific Wren
Bewick’s Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Brown Creeper
Varied Thrush
European Starling
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
California Quail
Virginia Rail
Mountain Bluebird
Hutton’s Vireo
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
House Finch
Purple Finch
Dark-eyed Junco
Red Crossbill
Pine Siskin
House Sparrow

Good Birding,
David, Linda Prud’homme and Callie Larson.

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 16, 2019 will be going to the Springwood Park in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the west end of Despaird Avenue Parksville at about 9:10 am.

There will be no Sunday Bird Walk on Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019:

Good Birding
Neil Robins

6314 Metral Drive, Nanaimo
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633
Email: thebackyard @shaw.ca
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
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