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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, 15 July 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 July 15, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Legacy Marsh in Upper Lantzville. The highlights
included the sighting of six Red Crossbills and four Evening Grosbeaks. Eighteen birders found the following thirty-five species: Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Merlin, Band-tailed Pigeon, Black Swift, Rufous Hummingbird, Willow Flycatcher, Pacific-slope Flycatcher, Cassin's Vireo, Warbling Vireo, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Winter Wren, Marsh Wren, Bewick's Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Common Raven, Northwestern Crow, Cedar Waxwing, Orange-crowned Warbler, Common Yellowthroat, Western Tanager, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Fox Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Black-headed Grosbeak, Red-winged Blackbird, Purple Finch, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch.
American Goldfinch feeding on thistle: Photo by Ralph Hocken
Saturday July 14:
An immature Western Tanager was spotted in the 4200 block of Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo.
Friday July 13:
Four Long-billed Dowitchers and thirteen Least Sandpipers were seen at the Englishman River Estuary in Parksville.
Thursday July 12:
Several COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen at Craig Bay in Parksville.
A BLACK-HEADED GROSBEAK was seen in the 200 block of Dawkins Lane in Nanaimo.
The Qualicum Beach Newcomers Birding Group went to the Top Bridge Trail in Parksville. Ten birders found the following thirty-two species:TURKEY VULTURE, BALD EAGLE, COOPER'S HAWK, ROCK PIGEON, RUFOUS HUMMINGBIRD, BELTED KINGFISHER, HAIRY WOODPECKER, WILLOW FLYCATCHER,
PACIFIC-SLOPE FLYCATCHER, WARBLING VIREO, NORTHWESTERN CROW,
COMMON RAVEN, VIOLET-GREEN SWALLOW, NORTHERN ROUGH-WINGED SWALLOW, BARN SWALLOW, CHESTNUT-BACKED CHICKADEE, WINTER WREN, SWAINSON'S THRUSH, AMERICAN ROBIN, CEDAR WAXWING, ORANGE-CROWNED WARBLER, TOWNSEND'S WARBLER, MACGILLIVRAY'S WARBLER, WESTERN TANAGER, SPOTTED TOWHEE, CHIPPING SPARROW, SONG SPARROW, WHITE-CROWNED SPARROW, BROWN-HEADED COWBIRD, PURPLE FINCH, HOUSE FINCH, AMERICAN GOLDFINCH.
Wednesday July 11:
Over fifty COMMON NIGHTHAWKS were seen above the Golf Course at Qualicum Beach.
Monday July 09:
A GREAT HORNED OWL was seen near the Fairwinds golf course in Nanoose Bay.
Sunday July 08:
COOPER'S HAWK, RED-TAILED HAWK and many TURKEY VULTURES were seen at the Lantzville Foothills.
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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The Nanoose Naturalists
Monthly Meeting
Thursday September 13, 2007 @ 7:00 pm
Nanoose Library,
Nanoose Bay
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Arrowsmith Naturalists
Monthly Meeting,
Monday, September 24, 2007@ 7:30 pm.
Springwood School
Parksville
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We will not be holding the Wednesday Bird Walks in Parksville for the rest of the
summer months. We will resume them in the fall and will provide the exact starting date as fall approaches.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on July 22, 2007 will be going to Ladysmith Harbour in Ladysmith
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the gravel parking lot (the first parking lot) at Transfer Beach
just off Highway One in Ladysmith at about 9:30 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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