Sunday, 30 July 2017

Nanaimo bird report, July 30, 2017


Nanaimo bird report”
Explore Nature ---Go Birding

To report your sightings call the birdstore at 250-390-3669 or e-mail

thebirdstore@shaw.ca
Please remember when reporting a sighting please leave your name and phone number with the date and location of the sighting.

Sunday Bird Walk, July 30, 2017:
The Sunday bird walk went to the Nanaimo River estuary in south Nanaimo.  The morning was sunny and warm with a slight breeze off the Strait of Georgia. A MacGillivray’s Warbler was seen at the start of the walk. We spotted a Common Raven chasing a Northern Harrier over the tall Oak Trees across the river. There was a Greater Yellowlegs and a Lesser Yellowlegs feeding along the shoreline. Eight Great Blue Herons and a Bald Eagle were perched along the ocean shore. Several Barn Swallows, a Northern Rough-winged Swallow, and Violet-green Swallows were seen over head. A singing Savannah Sparrow was seen near the trail at the end of the walk.

Savannah Sparrow: Ralph Hocken Photo:

Fourteen birders saw and heard the following thirty-one species:
Canada Geese
Pied-billed Grebe
Great Blue Heron
Bald Eagle
Northern Harrier
Turkey Vulture
Greater Yellowlegs
Lesser Yellowlegs
Glaucous-winged Gull
Anna’s Hummingbird
Northern Flicker
Common Raven
Northwestern Crow
Barn Swallow
Northern Rough-winged Swallow
Violet-green Swallow
European Starling
Brown-headed Cowbird
Bewick’s Wren
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Chestnut-backed Chickadee
American Robin
Cedar Waxwing
MacGillivray’s Warbler
Orange-crowned Warbler
Spotted Towhee
Song Sparrow
White-crowned Sparrow
Savannah Sparrow
House Finch
American Goldfinch

Lesser and Greater Yellowlegs: Ralph Hocken Photo.

Friday, July 28, 2017
Seven Spotted Sandpipers were seen at, Sunset Beach at Neck Point Park in Nanaimo.

The Tuesday Birdwalks will resume on September 5, 2017
The Sunday Birdwalk on August 06, 2017 will be going to Bowen Park in Nanaimo.  Meet at the Birdstore at 9:00 a.m. or at main parking lot near the Lawn Bowling Green at Bowen Park, off Bowen Road in Nanaimo at about 9:20 a.m.

Good birding
Neil Robins

THE BACKYARD WILDBIRD & NATURE STORE
314 Metral Drive
 Nanaimo B.C.
V9T-2L8
Phone: 250-390-3669
Fax: 250-390-1633

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