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We’re Hiring
Share your enjoyment and passion of feeding the birds. Help others to connect and enjoy that same enthusiasm as you do.
We are looking for sales associates who can help us help others “enjoy nature in your own backyard “.
- retail experience an asset but not necessary
- ability to lift 20 lb bags of seed for our customers
- positive, energetic, enthusiastic and willing to learn
- flexible schedule and able to work weekends
We provide training so you can provide informed advice about feeding the birds and our quality products.
Stop by and talk to us or drop off a resume.

Sunday, 24 June 2007

To report your sightings
please phone the Store at 390-3669
or e-mail us at
thebackyard@shaw.ca
www.thebirdstore.blogspot.com

Please remember, when reporting a sighting, to leave your name and phone
number, along with the date and location of your sighting.
Sunday June 24, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Hemer Provincial Park in Cedar. Twenty birders found
the following thirty-seven species: WOOD DUCK, MALLARD, BALD EAGLE, TURKEY VULTURE, GREAT BLUE HERON, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, COMMON RAVEN, NORTHWESTERN CROW, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, CLIFF SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, RING-NECKED PHEASANT, BUSHTIT, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BROWN CREEPER, BEWICK'S WREN, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, YELLOW WARBLER, YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER, COMMON YELLOWTHROAT, WESTERN TANAGER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK, RED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, HOUSE SPARROW.

Thursday June 21:
A TURKEY VULTURE was spotted perched in a tree about ten km up Cooper Canyon Road near Chemainus.
A YELLOW-RUMPED WARBLER was seen at Longwood Station in Nanaimo.
Wednesday June 20:
The Wednesday bird walk went to the Top of Corfield Road in Parksville. Among the highlights was the sighting of five species of Warblers--ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER and WILSON'S WARBLER. We were treated to the singing of a HOUSE WREN. Ten birders found the following thirty-five species: CALIFORNIA QUAIL, TURKEY VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, COOPER'S HAWK, BAND-TAILED PIGEON, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, RED-BREASTED SAPSUCKER, NORTHERN FLICKER, PILEATED WOODPECKER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER, PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, NORTHWESTERN CROW, COMMON RAVEN, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, RED-BREASTED NUTHATCH, BEWICK'S WREN, HOUSE WREN, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, EUROPEAN STARLING, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, BLACK-THROATED GRAY WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, WILSON'S WARBLER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK,NRED-WINGED BLACKBIRD, PURPLE FINCH and AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.

Tuesday June 19:
An OSPREY was seen fishing at Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
Monday June 18:
An EVENING GROSBEAK was seen along Big Whale Lookout off Lost Lake Road in Nanaimo.
Sunday June 17:
Five CEDAR WAXWINGS were seen along Reef Road in Beachcomer.
GOLDEN-CROWNED KINGLETS, juvenile CHIPPING SPARROWS, juvenile SPOTTED TOWHEES and a juvenile PILEATED WOODPECKER are visiting a yard along Venture Drive in Nanaimo.
For further information on these sightings or for help in identifying a
bird please call:The Backyard Wildbird and Nature Store
@ (250) 390-3669
Toll Free @ 1-888-249-4145
e-mail:
thebackyard@shaw.ca
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, June 25, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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The Wednesday Bird Walk on June 27, 2007 will be going to the Lot Ten in Qualicum Beach
We will meet at the east parking lot of The Parksville Civic and Technology
Centre at Jensen Avenue and McCarter Street at 9:00 a.m. in Parksville or at the end of Kinkade Road (away from the ocean),off Highway 19A about 9:20a.m.
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There will be no Sunday Bird Walk on July 01, 2007.
The Sunday Bird Walks will resume on July 08, 2007
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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