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Nanaimo bird report, February 05, 2017 (1 Viewer)

Neil Robins

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Sunday bird walk, February 5, 2017
Due to the weather and slippery conditions the February 5 the Sunday Bird Walk was cancelled.

Friday, February 04, 2017
A pair of Great Horned Owls were calling back and forth from the trees on the ridge above Colbourne Drive in Nanaimo. They stayed for quite a while and were just visible against the twilight sky.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, January 31, 2017
The Tuesday bird walk on January 31, 2017 went to Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park in Parksville. The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds, although the Strait of Georgia was a little rough and the tide was high. We saw sixty Brant Geese, hundreds of Dunlin, six Black Turnstones, twelve Black-bellied Plovers and one Black Oystercatcher all feeding along the tide line not far from us. We saw Wing-winged Scoters, Bufflehead, Barrow’s Goldeneye, Common Goldeneye, Long-tailed Duck, Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific Loons and Common Loons further off shore. A Red-breasted Sapsucker flew across the road and landed in a tall conifer. A Hermit Thrush was spotted in the grass and then flew into a bushy area. We spotted the Thrush again at the edge of a bush where it stayed for a long time giving us all excellent views.
Twenty-two birders including a visiting birder from Finland saw and heard the following forty-eight species:
Canada Geese
Harlequin Duck
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Wing-winged Scoter
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Western Grebe
Horned Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Double-crested Cormorant
Marbled Murrelet
Common Murre
Mew Gull
Thayer's Gull
California Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black Turnstone
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Bald Eagle
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northern Flicker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Anna’s Hummingbird
Brown Creeper
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Spotted Towhee
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Song Sparrow

An Orange-crowned Warbler was seen visiting a suet feeder in a backyard along Gulfview Drive in north Nanaimo

The Tuesday bird walk on February 14, 2017 will be going to Deep Bay. Meet at the Parksville Community Park at the parking lot near the Lions Club Playground at 9:00 a.m. or at the Deep Bay Marine parking lot at about 9:30 a.m.

The Sunday bird walk on February 12, 2017 will be going to Neck Point Park in Nanaimo. Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at the main parking lot at Neck Point off Hammond Bay Road at about 9:15 a.m

Good birding
Neil Robins


6314 Metral Drive

Nanaimo B.C.


Phone: 250-390-3669

Fax: 250-390-1633

Email: [email protected]

Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
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