- Mar 22 3:47 pm
I would recommend visiting the Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store in Nanaimo (6314 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, BC V9T 2L8) and seeing what they have for regional checklists. You would want a checklist that has weighted bars (i.e., thick bar for common and dashes for uncommon/rare species, plus dots for isolated records of very rare species), so hopefully they have some like that for the area. I know there is a checklist for the Parksville-Qualicum area, which would suit you just fine, but if there is a Nanaimo checklist that is obviously better for your needs. Victoria also has a checklist and I would recommend having multiple checklists because it will just round out your understanding of what could conceivably be passing through the area.