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Nanaimo bird report, May 26, 2019 (1 Viewer)

Neil Robins

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The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store Weekly Bird Report
Nanaimo Bird Report, May, 26, 2019.
“EXPLORE NATURE”---GO BIRDING:

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.
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BIRD REPORT, May 26, 2019
The Sunday bird walk went to Neck Point in Nanaimo. The morning was mostly sunny with a calm winds. A large number of Canada Geese goslings entertained us near the shoreline following their parents. Three Marbled Murrelets were close to the parking area giving us great views. Five Brandt Cormorants flew past just above the water heading up the Strait of Georgia. A Yellow Warbler, a Yellow-rumped Warbler, a Black-throated Warbler and a Wilson Warbler were seen close to the trail. Warbling Vireos were heard and seen during the walk. We heard Swainson’s Thrush singing for most of the morning.
Twenty-three birders saw and heard the following forty-one Species:
Canada Geese
Surf Scoter
Red-breasted Merganser
Double-crested Cormorant
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Marbled Murrelet
Bald Eagle
Turkey Vulture
Great Blue Heron
Thayer’s Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Belted Kingfisher
Anna’s Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Pacific-sloped Flycatcher
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Brown Creeper
Bewick's Wren
Bushtit
American Robin
Swainson’s Thrush
European Starling
Warbling Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Black-throated Warbler
Wilson Warbler
Black-headed Grosbeak
Dark-eyed Junco
Spotted Towhee
American Goldfinch
Song Sparrow
Purple Finch
House Finch

Wednesday, May 22:
A Pileated Woodpecker is visiting a suet feeder at the third floor on Boundary Road in Nanaimo.

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, May 21, 2019 The Tuesday bird walk went to Springwood Park in Parksville. The morning was mostly sunny with calm winds. Turkey Vultures, Bald Eagles, two Red-tailed Hawks and a Cooper’s Hawk were soaring high overhead. A Brown Creeper entertained us for a long while as we watched it gathering nesting material, going into a cavity in a tree and then came out to look for more material. A colourful male Western Tanager was spotted at the top of a conifer tree. A Red-breasted Nuthatch was seen feeding on a tree close to the trail. A newly hatched Rufous Hummingbird chick was resting on a tree branch at eye level close to the trail--an awesome sighting. Bewick’s Wrens, Swainson's Thrush, Chipping Sparrows and Warbling Vireos were heard all morning.
Twenty-one birders including visiting birders from Victoria saw and heard the following forty species:
Turkey Vulture
Bald Eagle
Red-tailed Hawk
Coopers Hawk
Anna's Hummingbird
Rufous Hummingbird
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Pacific-slope Flycatcher
Northwestern Crow
Bewick’s Wren
Swainson's Thrush
American Robin
European Starling
Tree Swallow
Brown Creeper
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Warbling Vireo
Red-eyed Vireo
Orange-crowned Warbler
Yellow Warbler
Yellow-rumped Warbler
Common Yellowthroat
Wilson's Warbler
Townsend’s Warbler
Western Tanager
Spotted Towhee
Chipping Sparrow
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Golden-crowned Sparrow
Brown-headed Cowbird
Red-winged Blackbird
Dark-eyed Junco
Black-headed Grosbeak
Purple Finch
American Goldfinch
Pine Siskin

Monday, May 20:
Two Evening Grosbeaks were visiting a backyard feeder ,at Seven Street and Douglas Avenue.

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 28, 2019 will be going to Shelly Road side of the Englishman River in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking area) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the ocean side of Highway 19a in Parkville at about 9:10 a.m.

The Sunday Bird Walk on June 02, 2019 will be going to Lindsey Valley in Nanaimo. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store (6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo) at 9:00 am or at the parking along Burma Road off Lost Lake Road off at about 9:20 am.

Thank you so much everyone for your kind words on our retirement. We will miss you all.

Good birding to all.

Neil & Marilynne 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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