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Birding Nanaimo, BC

An Online Birding & Naturalist Resource for Nanaimo & Central Vancouver Island.

Birding Information




Birding Walks and Tours

Backyard Wild Bird & Nature Store
Date: Every Sunday
Each week, the store hosts a birding walk to a different hot birding location. Contact the store for details.
Tel: (250) 390-3669

Travelling to Nanaimo, for some Birding?

These Nanaimo residents would be happy to assist you when
you arrive in town.

Colin Bartlett - Owner of the Backyard Wild Bird & Nature Store. Willing to provide any info requested. Work: 250-390-3669 -- Home: 250-756-3954

Terry Flamand - Amateur birder, but glad to provide info on the local areas.  Home: 250-722-7331 Work: 250-754-7344

Guy Monty - Seasoned birder who could possibly find time to take people out for birdwatching tours of the Nanaimo Area. Would greatly appreciate compensation for his time.  Reasonable. Can be contacted by calling Terry Flamand, or Colin Bartlett.

Sighting Reports

Recent sighting reports for Nanaimo Region

Nanaimo Region Hotspots

Nanaimo Species Occurance Bar Charts

Weather & Tides

Find more about Weather in Nanaimo, CA

Mid-Island Tide Tables

Recommended Guide Books:

Book: Birder's Guide to Van Is.A Birder's Guide to Vancouver Island

A good source for bird species occurrences in our area.   This book is designed in birding loop trips and covers directions to the various birding locations.

bookHiking trails II: South-central Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands

The book offers detailed trail maps of some of the area birding locations, making in indespencable for birders who like to hike and bird.

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