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Nanaimo bird report, November 25, 2018 (1 Viewer)

Neil Robins

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The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
Weekly Bird Report

Nanaimo Bird Report, November 25, 2018.
BIRD REPORT“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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Sunday Bird Walk, November 25, 2018
The Sunday bird walk went to Columbia Beach and Morningstar Ponds in French Creek. The morning began dry, but became very wet as the morning progressed. Harlequin Ducks, American Widgeons, Surf Scoters, Black Scoters, Bufflehead, Common Goldeneye, Common Mergansers, Red-breasted Mergansers, Pacific loons and Common Loons were seen on the Strait of Georgia. Black-bellied Plovers, Black Oystercatchers and Black Turnstones were seen flying up the Strait. We spotted a Peregrine Falcon perched on top of a very tall conifer tree.
We made our way over to the Morningstar Pond and saw Red Head Ducks, Greater Scaup, Northern Shovelers and a Cackling Goose on the pond.
Seven dedicated birders saw and heard the following forty-four species:
Canada Geese
Cackling Goose
Brant
Mallard
Northern Shoveler
Red-headed Duck
Gadwall
Ring-neck Duck
Harlequin Duck
American Widgeon
Greater Scaup
Surf Scoter
Black Scoter
Bufflehead
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Peregrine Falcon
Iceland Gull
Mew Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Black-bellied Plover
Black Oystercatcher
Black Turnstone
Rock Pigeon
Anna's Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bushtit
Pacific Wren
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
European Starling
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
House Finch
Purple Finch
Pine Siskin

Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday bird walk, November 13, 2018
The morning was cloudy but calm. Four Trumpeter Swans were see flying overhead the trail and again over the ocean. Several Varied Thrushes along with Robins were eating berries high in the trees. A small flock of Cedar Waxwings were spotted atop the conifers. A Pileated Woodpecker was spotted right at the end of our walk.
19 birders saw and heard the following 60 species.
Snow Geese
Canada Geese
Trumpeter Swan
American Widgeon
Eurasian Widgeon
Mallard
Gadwall
Northern Pintail
Green-winged Teal
Harlequin Duck
Surf Scoter
White-wing Scoter
Bufflehead
Barrow’s Goldeneye
Common Goldeneye
Common Merganser
Red-breasted Merganser
Pacific Loon
Common Loon
Horned Grebe
Red-neck Grebe
Pelagic Cormorant
Brandt’s Cormorant
Common Murre
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Cooper’s Hawk
Belted Kingfisher
Dunlin
Black Turnstone
Mew Gull
California Gull
Iceland (Thayer’s) Gull
Glaucous-winged Gull
Northern Flicker
Pileated Woodpecker
Downy Woodpecker
Northwestern Crow
Common Raven
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
Bewick’s Wren
Pacific Wren
Anna’s Hummingbird
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Golden-crowned Kinglet
American Robin
Varied Thrush
Spotted Towhee
Brewer’s Blackbird
European Starling
Cedar Waxwing
Golden-crowned Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Song Sparrow
Fox Sparrow
Dark-eyed Junco
Bushtit
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Purple Finch
House Finch
Pine Siskin

Enjoy birding
Rhonda Fleming

November 25, 2018
Two Lesser Yellowlegs and three Snow Geese were seen at the Morningstar Ponds in Fench Creek.

Eight American Goldfinch were visiting feeders along meridian Way in Parksville.
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Upcoming Bird Walks
The Tuesday Bird Walk on November 27, 2018 will be going to the Shelly Road side of the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville. Meet at the Parksville Community Park (near the Lions Club playground parking lot) in Parksville at 9:00 am, or at the end of Shelly Road on the oceanside of Highway 19a in Parksville at about 9:10 am.

The Sunday Bird Walk on December 02, 2018 will be going to Nanoose Bay. Meet at the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store, 6314 Metral Drive in Nanaimo at 9:00 a.m. or at the waterfront near the Church Camp off Highway 19 and Arlington Road at about 9:15 am.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
6314 Metral Drive
Nanaimo, B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669Email: [email protected]
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Please Note
Please check this site (www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com) early Tuesday and Sunday mornings to see if the walks have been cancelled!
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cheshirebirder

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Thanks for your report, Neil. We are visiting Nanaimo next June so it's interesting to see what's about , although some of the birds are seasonal, obviously.
Regards, Bill.
 

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