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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, 29 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 29, 2007:
The Sunday Bird Walk went to Buttertubs Marsh in Nanaimo. The highlights included the sighting of two young Merlins, Townsend's Warblers and Black-throated Warblers. Eighteen birders found the following forty-one species: Wood Duck, Mallard, Northern Shoveler, California Quail, Ring-necked Pheasant, Hooded Merganser, Pied-billed Grebe, Great Blue Heron, Bald Eagle, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Wilson's Snipe, Rock Pigeon, Belted Kingfisher, Northern Flicker, Northwestern Crow, Common Raven, European Starling, Violet-green Swallow, Barn Swallow, Purple Martin, Black Swift, Chestnut-backed Chickadee, Bushtit, Bewick's Wren, Marsh Wren, Swainson's Thrush, American Robin, Orange-crowned Warbler, Yellow Warbler, Wilson's Warbler, Townsend's Warbler, Black-throated Gray Warbler, MacGillivray's Warbler,Common Yellowthroat, Cedar Waxwing, Spotted Towhee, Song Sparrow, Purple Finch, House Finch, Pine Siskin and American Goldfinch.
Red Crossbills were seen at Otter Place in the Long Lake Heights area in Nanaimo.
A Heerman's Gull was seen in with a flock of California and Bonapart's Gulls at Columbia Beach.
Saturday July 28:
Three Common Nighthawks were spotted above the 2500 block of Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo.
American Goldfinch, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Pine Siskins and California Quail are visiting feeders along Morden Road in Cedar.
Friday July 27:
Black-bellied Plovers, Ring-billed Gulls and Bonaparts Gulls were seen at Columbia Beach.

Thursday July 26:
Over thirty Common Nighthawks and several Black Swifts were seen over 2500 block of Glenayr Drive in Nanaimo.

Wednesday July 25:
Two Northern Pygmy Owls were photographed in backyard along Belaire Drive in Nanaimo.
Vaux Swifts and Common Nighthawks were seen above the 7000 block of Aulds Road in Nanaimo.

Monday July 23:
A Brown Pelican was spotted about one mile off Brent Point at Rathtrevor Provincial Park in Parksville.
Great Blue Herons with young were seen on nests on Protection Island, as well as several Bald Eagles and six Turkey Vultures.
A Black-headed Grosbeak was seen at feeders along Shady Mile Way just off Jingle Pot Road in Nanaimo.
Sunday July 22:
An Osprey was seen hovering and diving for fish on the north side of Departure Bay Beach 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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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 August 05, 2007 will be going to Pipers Lagoon in Nanaimo. Meet at the Bird Store at 9:00 a.m. or at Pipers Lagoon off Hammon Bay Road at about 9:15 a.m.
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Good Birding!
Neil Robins
Nanaimo

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