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Nanaimo bird report, May 05, 2019 (1 Viewer)

Neil Robins

Well-known member
The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store

Sunday, 5 May 2019


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The Sunday bird walk went to Morrell Sanctuary in Nanaimo. The morning was sunny with a brisk wind. A Barrows Goldeneye was seen at Morrell Lake. The sighting of the morning was a Western Tanager seen at top of a tall snag at the marsh, giving us great views. We heard and then saw both the Hammond’s Flycatcher and a Pacific-slope Flycatcher. A Black-headed Grosbeak was heard at the start of the walk. Many Orange-crowned Warblers, Black-throated Gray Warblers, several Townsend’s Warblers, four Wilson’s Warblers, three Yellow Warblers and several Yellow-rumped Warblers were seen on the walk. A Hutton’s Vireo, a Cassin’s Vireo and a Warbling Vireo were seen during the morning.
Thirteen birders saw and hear the following thirty-eight species:
Barrows Goldeneye
Bald Eagle
Common Raven
California Quail
Hairy Woodpecker,
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Hammond’s Flycatcher
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Pacific Wren
Hermit Thrush
American Robin
Hermit Thrush
Western Tanager
Hutton’s Vireo
Cassin’s Vireo
Warbling Vireo
Common Yellowthroat
Orange-crowned Warbler
Black-throated Gray Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Wilson’s Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak
Spotted Towhee
Purple Finch
Brown-headed Cowbird
Song Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Pine Siskin
Red Crossbill

Saturday, May 04:
A Western Tanager was seen behind Brockwood Marsh in Lantzville.

Friday, May 03:
A Black-headed Grosbeak was seen at the Morrell Circle in Morrell Sanctuary in Nanaimo.

A Western Tanager was seen along the Power Line at Legacy Marsh in upper Lantzville.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Bird Walk, April 30, 2019:
The Tuesday Bird Walk on April 30, 2019 went to the Plummer Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds. We were greeted with the sighting of Rufous Hummingbirds at the start of the walk and they entertained us for most of the morning. We heard a Red-breasted Sapsucker’s musical tapping on tree trunk from the forest. A small flock of Baird’s Sandpipers were seen along the incoming tide. A very large flock of Dunlin and Black-bellied Plovers were running along the estuary giving us great views. Red-neck Grebe, Surf Scoters, Common Merganser, Red-breasted Merganser, Pacific Loons and Common Loons were seen on the Strait of Georgia.
Twenty-five birders including visiting birders from Australia, Ontario and Alberta saw the following fifty-eight species:
Canada Geese
Green-wing Teal
Harlequin Duck
Red-neck Grebe
American Wigeon
Surf Scoter
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific loon
Common Loon
Pelagic Cormorant
Short-billed Dowitcher
Baird’s Sandpiper
Least Sandpiper
Black Oystercatcher
Black-bellied Plover
Great Blue Heron
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Cooper’s Hawk
California Gull
Mew Gull
Bonaparte Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Caspian Tern
Band-tailed Pigeon
Eurasian-collared Dove
Rufous Hummingbird
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Red-breasted Sapsucker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Violet-green Swallow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Bewick’s Wren
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Hermit Thrush
Orange-crowned Warbler
Red-winged Blackbird
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
American Goldfinch
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Monday, April 29:
Rare Bird Alert: A Calliope Hummingbird was spotted in a backyard feeder in Comox.

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 May 07, 2019 will be going to Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the trail head on Industrial Way and Tuan Road in Parksville about 9:10 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on May 12 2019 will be going to The Beaver Ponds in Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00 am or the parking area about one hundreds past the four way stop on Power Point Road( take Northwest Bay Road to Power Point Road) at about 9:15 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
6314 Metral Drive V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Email: [email protected]
Blog: www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com
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