Birding in British Columbia

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 Post subject: Migration calendar
PostPosted: Mar 22 12:27 pm 
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Hi all

I'm new to Nanaimo (and new here). Is there anything like a migration calendar for migrating birds that visit Vancouver Island? Something to indicate which birds to expect when.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Migration calendar
PostPosted: Mar 22 2:01 pm 
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Welcome Mike,

What you are looking for is this Species Occurance for Nanaimo list from eBird:
http://ebird.org/ebird/canada/barchart? ... r=CA-BC-NA

Also, pop into The Backyard WildBird and Nature Store in Nanaimo
http://thebirdstore.blogspot.ca/

Neil Robins is a great resource for the area and might have more Nanaimo Birding Resources for you.

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 Post subject: Re: Migration calendar
PostPosted: Mar 22 3:47 pm 
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Hi Mike,

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.

Jeremy Gatten
Saanichton, BC


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 Post subject: Re: Migration calendar
PostPosted: Mar 23 11:09 am 
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The Species Occurrence List is exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for that.

And I'll have to check out the Nature Store.

Mike


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 Post subject: Re: Migration calendar
PostPosted: Mar 23 12:32 pm 
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I think it was Nature Vancouver that compiled this list of bird arrivals in the spring!

http://www.northvanguy.com/birds/VANARRIV.xls

http://www.northvanguy.com/birds/VANARRIV12.xls

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