We’re Hiring

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, 22 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 22, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to the Ladysmith Harbour in Ladysmith. The highlights included the sighting of six Red Crossbills, a Peregrine Falcon and over sixty Purple Martins. Thirteen birders found the following thirty-two species: Great Blue Heron, Double-crested Cormorant, Turkey Vulture, Bald Eagle, Peregrine Falcon, Glaucous-winged Gulls, Western Sandpiper, Black Oystercatcher, Rock Pigeon, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, European Starling, Purple Martin, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Tree Swallow, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Brown Creeper, Bewick's Wren, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, White-crowned Sparrow, Golden-crowned Sparrow, Purple Finch, Red Crossbill, House Finch, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch.

An Evening Grosbeak was spotted along Arbot Road near Westwood Lake in Nanaimo.

Saturday July 21:
Several Northern Flickers, Chestnut-backed Chickadees, Red-breasted Nuthatch, House Finch, Pine Siskins, Spotted Towhees, American Robins, Northwestern Crows, Dark-eyed Juncos, Brown Creeper, Golden-crowned Kinglet, Rufous Hummingbird and Band-tailed Pigeon were seen in the 5500 block of Ventura Drive in Nanaimo.

Wednesday July 18:
A Black-headed Grosbeak was spotted along Northwind Drive in Upper Lantzville.
Two Albino Common Ravens were seen in the 3200 block of Grandon Road in Qualicum Beach.
Tuesday July 17:
Common Nighthawks and Black Swifts were seen along Despard Avenue in Parksville.
Monday July 16:
An American Kestrel was seen at the corner of Despard Avenue and Meridian Way in Parksville.
A Bullock's Oriole was seen in the 3600 block of Glen Oaks in the Stephenson's Point area of Nanaimo.
Tuesday July 10:
A Caspian Tern was seen near the Sands Funeral Chapel area in downtown 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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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 date as fall approaches.
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The Sunday Bird Walk on July 29, 2007 will be going to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo.
Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at the parking lot at Buttertubs Marsh on the Bowen Road side at about 9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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