We have just received a report of a possible Snow Bunting seen at Piper's Lagoon. There was a flock of Chipping Sparrows seen approximately 100 yards from the parking lot, in the grass beside the lagoon. The Snow Bunting was seen near this spot in the grass.
The Sunday Birdwalk leaves the Birdstore at 9 a.m. on Sunday Mornings. The Parksville/Qualicum Beach Tuesday Birdwalk leaves the Parksville Beach Community Park (at the end of Corfield) at 9 a.m. on Tuesday mornings. We meet near the parking area at the Lion's Playground. The Tuesday Birdwalk is not held during the summer months (July & August). It resumes the first Tuesday in September. Want more information? Call the store at 250-390-3669.
e.g. If you're making enough solution for an 8oz hummingbird feeder: 1 cup water with 1/4 cup or 1/3 cup sugar. You can use hot tap water for making your solution, as you do not need to boil your solution.
We don't recommend going any sweeter than 1 to 3 for the sugar water ratio. Please only use plain white table sugar (no honey, agave, stevia, raw/ organic sugar) as this best replicates natural nectar. If your sweetener causes the solution to turn yellow or brown, it isn't recommended for the hummingbirds.